“South Sound Business Calendar for the Week of April 23, 2000″

“The Tacoma Daily Index Events Calendar for the South Puget Sound region.Please note that dates and other information in these listings may change. Contact information is included (when provided) to obtain additional information and event cost, and to verify date and time. The Tacoma Daily Index is not responsible for incorrect information contained in this calendar nor for typographical errors.To have your event listed in the Index Events Calendar, please e-mail information to editor@tacomadailyindex.com, or fax to 253-627-2253.APRIL 2000Housing RoundtableThe City Club of Tacoma is hosting a free lunchtime roundtable Wednesday, April 26 on the city’s housing programs. The roundtable will feature Felix Flanigan, executive director of the M.L. King Housing Development Association.The roundtable is at the Vault restaurant, 11th and Pacific in downtown Tacoma. For information call 253-272-9561.Shifting With ChevyStudents involved with the General Motors Marketing Internship will be promoting Parkland Chevrolet Wednesday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The interns from Pacific Lutheran University work began the project February 13, and will continue to work with the business until May 13.The event, Shifting With Chevy, will be located in Red Square at PLU.Goodwill Awards BreakfastTacoma Goodwill Industries is hosting its Annual Awards Breakfast Thursday, April 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom. The event honors Goodwill’s Graduate of the Year, Achiever of the Year, and Large and Small Employers of the Year.For information on the awards breakfast, call 253-2722-5166.First Time Home BuyersHarborstone Credit Union is hosting a free seminar on Thursday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. for first time home buyers. The seminar will be at the credit union’s Lakewood office community room at 6019 Lake Grove Southwest. For information call 253-983-8615.Chamber Golf ClassicThe 2000 Bank of America Chamber Golf Classic will be at Fircrest Golf Club, April 27 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. with a pre-event Caribbean party. Call 253-627-2175 for information.Regional Economic Conference Western Washington University College of Business & Economics will host the 34th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference in Bellingham, April 27 through 29. The conference will cover the ESA listing of wild salmon, continued implementation of NAFTA, the recovery of Asian economics, the impact of European integration, technological change, demographic and employment changes and fiscal issues, and more. WWU is also issuing a call for papers for this conference. Several weeks prior to the conference, accepted paper and panel proposals, or abstracts, will be placed on the PNREC website with author contact links. Presentation time for each paper at the conference is typically 20 minutes with 5 to 10 minutes for questions. The conference will be located at Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, ending at noon on Saturday, April 29. Visit http://www.pnrec.org for information on papers and registration.Norway Resources & TraditionsWorld Trade Center Tacoma, in cooperation with Pacific Lutheran University and the Tacoma-Aalesund Sister City Committee is presenting Hans Ola Urstad speaking on Norway – Land of Natural Resources and Maritime Traditions.The WTCT Speaker Event for April will be at the Tacoma Club, Friday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tacoma Club is located in the Wells Fargo Building, 1201 Pacific Avenue, 16th Floor.Contact WTCT at 253-383-9474 or info@wtcta.org for more information.Employer Substance Abuse TrainingFranciscan Health System is offering training for employers in recognizing signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, the effects of drugs and alcohol on workplace safety, and other substance abuse issues. The program is offered Friday, April 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in conference room 1A at St. Joseph Medical Center, 1717 South J Street, Tacoma.For information contact Kristin Shotsman at 253-274-5502.Junior League EventsThe Junior League of Olympia is hosting several events April 28 through 30.The Junior League of Olympia Gift & Garden Event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29, and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 30. The event will be at St. Martin’s College Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Avenue Southeast.Coffee with Margaret Roach will be from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 28 at St. Martin’s College Pavilion. Roach is garden editor of Martha Stewart Living magazine and a gardening author. The event includes a lecture by Roach, an autographed book, continental breakfast and admission to the Gift and Garden Event.Garden Tea Party with Marianne Binnetti will be at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at St. Martin’s College Pavilion. Binetti is a nationally syndicated garden columnist and author. Admission includes a lecture by Binetti, light luncheon fare, and admission to the Gift and Garden Event.For more information on Junior League of Olympia events call 360-357-6024.MAY 2000WTC Awards DinnerRobert Kapp, president of the U.S.-China Business Council will be the keynote speaker at the World Trade Center Tacoma’s annual awards dinner on Monday, May 1. The dinner will be at the Tacoma Convention Center.Knapp’s talk is titled Once for Every Man and Nation, Comes the Moment to Decide – Looking PNTR in the Eye.The Globe Award, Marco Polo Award and the George Francis Train International Business Commemorative will be presented.For information about the dinner please call 253-383-9474.Small Business ConferenceSmall Business Conference 2000 will be Tuesday, May 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin’s College, 3300 Pacific Avenue Southeast, Lacey.The conference features speakers Sunny Kobe Cook, co-founder of Sleep Country USA, and Bob Moawad of the Edge Learning Institute.For more information, contact the Economic Development Council of Thurston County at 360-754-6320 or brc@orcalink.com.WNET Home-Based BusinessThe Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training is hosting a workshop on Home-Based Business Basics, Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be at the City of Tacoma, 747 Market Street, 14th Floor, downtown Tacoma.For more information contact Sharon Barber of the Small Business Administration, 253-274-1288, or e-mail sharon.barber@sba.gov.Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered May 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.UPS Master PlanThe City Club of Tacoma dinner for Wednesday, May 3, will feature Susan Resnick Pierce, president of the University of Puget Sound speaking on the UPS master plan and its community impact. The 6:00 p.m. dinner will be at the UPS Student Union.For information contact the City Club at 253-272-9561.Project Management SeminarsPacific Lutheran University’s School of Business – Center for Executive Development is offering seminars on basic and advanced project management.Basic Project Management will be offered May 8 and 9, and Advanced Project Management will follow May 10 through 12. All seminars will be at the Seattle Airport Marriott.Please contact PLU at 253-535-7330, or execdeve@plu.edu for more information.Reaching NewcomersA seminar on how to reach people new to the area will be offered Wednesday, May 10 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The seminar will be at the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.Topics covered will include where newcomers live, where they are from, what they are interested in, what are their purchasing habits, and how to reach them with marketing messages, appeal to their needs and make them part of your customer base.For information and reservations, contact Janice Hutchins at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, 253-627-2175.Free Tax WorkshopThe Tacoma office of the Department of Revenue is hosting a free New Busines
s Outreach workshop to help new and small businesses understand how to properly report their state taxes. The workshop will be May 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road Southwest, Lakewood.For information on the workshop call 253-593-2722.Marketing to the GovernmentA SCORE workshop on Marketing Your Business to the Government, will be offered May 10 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Money ManagementA SCORE workshop on Money Management, How to Raise It and How to Use It, will be offered May 11 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered May 17 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Library FuturesThe City Club of Tacoma luncheon for Wednesday, May 17, will feature Mike Eisenberg, director of the University of Washington School of Library Science speaking on the future of libraries. The noon luncheon will be at the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.For information contact the City Club at 253-272-9561.Relay For LifeThe American Cancer Society’s City of Destiny Classic Relay for Life will be May 19 and 20, 2000 at Stadium Bowl. First held in 19985, this is reportedly now the nation’s largest fundraiser. For information on participating please call 253-272-5767.NW Labor HistoryThe Pacific Northwest Labor History Association is hosting its 32nd Annual Labor History Conference on May 19 through 21 at the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma.The conference For information visit the conference website at http://www.members.home.net/pnlha/index.html or e-mail pnlha1@aol.com.Swantown BoatSwap & Chowder ChallengeThe 4th annual Swantown BoatSwap & Chowder Challenge is back. The annual event, sponsored by the Port of Olympia, will be Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Port Plaza festival area on Budd Inlet just north of Percival Landing and west of the Olympia Farmers Market.At 1:00 p.m., the Chowder Challenge features restaurants competing for the title of the South Sound’s Finest Clam Chowder.For information contact the Port of Olympia at 360-786-6874.International TradeA SCORE workshop on International Trade – Exporting/Importing, will be offered May 24 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.SST 2000South Sound Technology 2000, a forum to showcase technology and high-tech opportunities in the South Puget Sound region will be Wednesday, May 31 at the Tacoma Sheraton Hotel.For information visit www.sst2000.org or contact Paul Ellis at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce at 253-627-2175.JUNE 2000Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered June 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Annual D.C. DelegationThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 16th annual Washington-to-Washington, D.C. business and community delegation’s visit to the nation’s capital June 10 through 14. The delegation will be advocating for Tacoma-Pierce County issues with U.S. legislators from Washington and other states.2000 City of Destiny AwardsThe Tacoma City Council’s annual salute to Tacoma’s volunteers will be presented in the Theatre on the Square in downtown Tacoma, June 13.Marketing & SalesA SCORE workshop on Marketing & Sales for Small Business, will be offered June 14 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered June 24 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.JULY 2000Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered July 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Money ManagementA SCORE workshop on Money Management, How to Raise It and How to Use It, will be offered July 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.WNET Customer ServiceThe Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training is hosting a workshop on Award-Winning Customer Service, Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be at the City of Tacoma, 747 Market Street, 14th Floor, downtown Tacoma.For more information contact Sharon Barber of the Small Business Administration, 253-274-1288, or e-mail sharon.barber@sba.gov.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered July 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.AUGUST 2000Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered August 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Marketing & SalesA SCORE workshop on Marketing & Sales for Small Business, will be offered August 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered August 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.SEPTEMBER 2000Marketing to the GovernmentA SCORE workshop on Marketing Your Business to the Government, will be offered September 6 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.WNET Government ContractingThe Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training is hosting a workshop on Understanding Contracting with the Federal & State Government, Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The workshop will be at the City of Tacoma, 747 Market Street, 14th Floor, downtown Tacoma.For more information contact Sharon Barber of the Small Business Administration, 253-274-1288, or e-mail sharon.barber@sba.gov.Money ManagementA SCORE workshop on Money Management, How to Raise It and How to Use It, will be offered September 14 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered September 16 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered September 20 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.International Tra
deA SCORE workshop on International Trade – Exporting/Importing, will be offered September 27 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.OCTOBER 2000Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered October 4 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Marketing & SalesA SCORE workshop on Marketing & Sales for Small Business, will be offered October 14 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered October 21 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.EXPO 2000Business EXPO 2000 and the Annual Meeting of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce will be October 25 and 26 in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Call 253-627-2175 to reserve booth space.NOVEMBER 2000Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered November 1 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Marketing to the GovernmentA SCORE workshop on Marketing Your Business to the Government, will be offered November 8 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Money ManagementA SCORE workshop on Money Management, How to Raise It and How to Use It, will be offered November 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered November 15 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.International TradeA SCORE workshop on International Trade – Exporting/Importing, will be offered November 29 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.DECEMBER 2000Marketing & SalesA SCORE workshop on Marketing & Sales for Small Business, will be offered December 6 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Starting a BusinessA SCORE workshop on Starting a New Business will be offered December 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.Business PlansA SCORE workshop on Building a Business Plan will be offered December 20 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SBA/SCORE Business Enterprise Center, Park Place Building, 1200 Sixth Avenue, 17th Floor, downtown Seattle. For information call SCORE at 206-553-7320.2001When you attend one of these events, don’t forget to mention you saw it in the Index!”