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Treasure Valley business calendar: Aug. 15-Sept. 13

Two upcoming Treasure Valley events explore bitcoins. Created as a virtual currency in 2009, bitcoins have been used to buy a broad range of items, from cupcakes to electronics to illegal narcotics. These physical versions of bitcoins were made in Sandy, Utah by Mike Caldwell.
Two upcoming Treasure Valley events explore bitcoins. Created as a virtual currency in 2009, bitcoins have been used to buy a broad range of items, from cupcakes to electronics to illegal narcotics. These physical versions of bitcoins were made in Sandy, Utah by Mike Caldwell. Bloomberg

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 ibleventsinc.com.

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 idresources@zionsbank.com 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 gbessire@jannus.org.

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 culture. Free. Call 375-4410 or go to fisherstech.com/mostrequestedseminar.

Boise Bitcoin Meetup: The Cost of Disruption: 7 p.m. at the Boise Tech Mall, 1550 S. Cloverdale Road. Learn the pros and cons of a new technology. Go to meetup.com.

Thursday, Aug. 18

How to Build Trust with Advertising: 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. Learn ways to help ensure ethical and truthful advertising, connect with your customers, provide emotional value, respond to negative comments, and use the right terms in your marketing material. Free. Call 468-5807.

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 boisechamber.org.

Business After Hours and Trade Show: 5 to 7 p.m. at The Club at SpurWing, 6800 N. SpurWing Way, Meridian. No RSVP needed. Free to Boise Metro Chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). Go to boisechamber.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Business Education Series: Tackling Business Communication Challenges: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber offices, 250 S. 5th St. Free to members, $35 nonmembers. To RSVP, contact Andrea at avlassiszahn@boisechamber.org or call 472-5259.

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 idresources@zionsbank.com.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Boise City Mayor’s State of the City Address: 4 to 6:30 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Community celebration to follow at the Basque Block. $35 for Boise Chamber members, $45 nonmembers. $22 per person for community celebration. Register by contacting Mike at mswain@boisechamber.or or 472-5212.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Bitcoin 101 Talk: 7 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Introductory discussion about Bitcoin, digital money for the modern world. Go to meetup.com.

Saturday, Sept. 10

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 treasurevalley.score.org.

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 league@idahobusinessleague.com.

Wednesday- Thursday, Sept. 14-15

Women and Leadership: Empowering Through Knowledge: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Registration from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. $195, includes nine keynote sessions, two networking events, two breakfasts, two lunches, two skill builders, reception. Call 426-3784 or go to andruscenter.org.

Compiled by Michelle Jenkins. To submit a calendar listing, go to Events.IdahoStatesman.com and click on “Add event.” Items must be received 10 days in advance. All submissions become the property of the Statesman.

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