Treasure Valley business calendar, July 5-Oct. 12

Tuesday, July 5

Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discusses where and how to use research to build a business plan and the importance of starting a business with a sturdy foundation. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Overview of the fundamentals of operation planning, market planning and financial planning for your new business. Also, helps determine your readiness to expand or get financing. Workshop is every first and third Tuesday of the month. Free for WBC members. Call 366-6722 or go to

Saturday, July 9

Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Information essential to starting or growing a small business. Presentations by experts in accounting, law, banking and social media. Workshop is second Saturday of the month. $75. Call 334-1696 or go to

Tuesday, July 12

#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Introduction to social networking services and tools for small businesses from setup to integration. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to

Thursday, July 14

Department of Energy public meeting: 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St., Boise. Public input on elements to consider in designing a consent-based siting process for nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities. Registration is encouraged at

Tuesday, July 19

Boise-OnBase Community Event (B-OCE): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Zions Bank Building, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discover new ways to manage information, improve business processes, and boost organization efficiency. Joint offering by Integra PaperLESS and OnBase by Hyland. Free. Register at

Thursday, July 28

Boise Chamber Business After Hours and Operation Thank You Celebration: 5 to 7 p.m. at Pioneer Federal Credit Union, 2350 S. Broadway Ave., Boise. Networking, appetizers, prizes. No RSVP needed. Free to members, $10 nonmembers at door.

Wednesday, October 12

Boise Metro Chamber’s 133rd Annual Gala Dinner: 6 to 9:15 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Mara Liasson, correspondent for National Public Radio and contributor to Fox News Channel. $100 members, $150 nonmembers. Register at

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