Treasure Valley business calendar: Aug. 8-Oct. 12

A coach discusses ways to boost your business confidence Thursday, Aug. 11, in Boise.
A coach discusses ways to boost your business confidence Thursday, Aug. 11, in Boise. Seattle Times

Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 9-10

Intermountain Energy Summit: At Idaho Falls Shilo Inn, 780 Lindsay Blvd. For details, go to

Thursday, Aug. 11

Wired to Win Workshop: 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Beside Bardenay, 612 W. Grove St., Boise. Deb Erickson, master neuro coach, discusses ways to light up your business passion and fire up your confidence. $45 at, $55 at the door.

Saturday, Aug. 13

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 held second Saturday of the month. $75. Call 334-1696 or go to

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Idaho Job and Career Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Free. Register to attend at

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. In-depth discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Strong emphasis placed on financial statement analysis, projections, cash flow, and successfully presenting your request to a lender. Free. RSVP required by emailing or calling 501-7573.

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at Jannus, Inc., 1607 W, Jefferson St., Boise. This workshop is the Economic Opportunity Program’s recommended first step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to EO clients. For information and registration, contact Gina at 336-5533, ext. 237, or

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Strategy to Survive, People to Drive, Culture to Thrive Seminar: 8 to 10 a.m. at Fisher’s Technology, 575 E. 42nd St., Boise. Learn how to create and execute a strategy within an organization, identify and hire people, and build and enhance a contagious culture. Free. Call 375-4410 or go to

Thursday, Aug. 25

Boise School Board Candidate Forum: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St. All three school board candidates have confirmed their participation, including Beth Oppenheimer, David Wagers and Monica Walker. Free, but registration is requested at

Wednesday, Aug. 31

From Idea to Action: Creating Your Business Plan: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Free. To RSVP, call 501-7573 or email

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Idaho Business League After Hours: 4 to 6 p.m. at Office Value, 1300 E. Kalispell, Suite 100, Meridian. Free for members, $10 guests. RSVP by calling 323-4464 or email

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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