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Treasure Valley business calendar: Aug. 22-Oct. 12

Got an invention for which you want legal protection? Two representatives of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will discuss business strategies for your intellectual property on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Got an invention for which you want legal protection? Two representatives of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will discuss business strategies for your intellectual property on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The News & Observer

Wednesday, Aug. 24

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office IP Discussions: Noon to 2 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. Molly Kocialski and Josh Hallock from the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will discuss business strategies for your intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights). Call 344-5483 or go to trailheadboise.org.

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

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.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Market Research Made Easy: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Identify, explore and evaluate market opportunities; get comfortable using online research resources; learn how to calculate demand “in the field” using surveys, interviews, focus groups; create customer profiles for your target market; develop your value proposition. Free. RSVP required by emailing idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Business After Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. at Clear Voice Telecom Inc., 10259 W. Emerald St., Suite 100, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP needed.

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 boisechamber.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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