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Treasure Valley business calendar: Aug. 29-Oct. 12

Meridian’s libraries are popular, and the Meridian Library District wants voters in November to approve a $12 million bond for two new branches. A town hall meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31, will include discussion of the proposal.
Meridian’s libraries are popular, and the Meridian Library District wants voters in November to approve a $12 million bond for two new branches. A town hall meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31, will include discussion of the proposal. Meridian Library District photo.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Business Education Series: Tackling Business Communication Challenges: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 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.

Meridian Town Hall: 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hillsdale Elementary School, 5225 S. Stockenham Way, Meridian. Gives residents a chance to: discuss and provide feedback on infrastructure in South Meridian; learn about new developments planned for the area south of I-84; gain understanding about the Meridian Library bond; and hear updates on the South Meridian YMCA project. Presenters include Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, City of Meridian Community Development Department staff, as well as representatives from the Meridian Library District and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. meridiancity.org.

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Topics include: self-evaluation, choosing a legal structure, building a business plan and preparing for a lender. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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, startup, 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

#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 contemporary social networking services and tools for small businesses from setup to integration. Demonstrations of real-time social networking tools and services provided if time is available. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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. 15

State of the University Address: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 Boise Chamber members, $45 nonmembers. To register, contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or mswain@boisechamber.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discussing a range of finance options small businesses have and how to prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Doing Business with the Federal Government: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn about the Small Business Administration’s government contracting certifications, as well as the resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Idaho PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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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