"Upcoming Business Events for the Week of January 24, 2000"

"Upcoming Business Events for the Week of January 24, 2000."

“JANUARYCity of Destiny NominationsNominations of outstanding volunteers for the Tacoma City Council’s annual City of Destiny Awards are open in adult, group and youth categories.Nominations close February 25. The awards ceremony will be June 13 at the Theatre on the Square in downtown Tacoma.To obtain a nomination form contact the City’s Community Relations Office at 253-591-5790, or pick up a copy at their office at 728 St. Helens Avenue, Room 11, Tacoma, during regular business hours, from their Internet site at www.CityofTacoma.org/DestinyAwards/. Forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office or at Tacoma Public Library branches.Bonding in Government ContractingThe Center for Economic Opportunity’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program and the U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a seminar, Bonding in Government Contracting, Tuesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Tacoma Business Assistance Center, 1101 Pacific Avenue, downtown Tacoma. The seminar is free.For information call CEO at 253-591-7026.Russian DelegationThe Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation is hosting a delegation of Business for Russia entrepreneurs from January 24 through February 26, 2000. FRAEC is hosting its first delegation from Russia’s Amur Region. The program is sponsored by the US State Department, and provides participants with a week of workshops and training followed by four weeks of internships.For information telephone 206-443-1935 or e-mail cc@fraec.org.Investment 2000Investment 2000 is an Australian investment promotion strategy linked to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Their next forum for interested business owners will be in Australia on January 24 through 30. The session will focus on the information technology and telecommunications industries.For additional information, please visit http://www.investment2000.com.au, or telephone +61 2 9242 6868.NATPENATPE will be January 24 through 27 in New Orleans. For information visit www.tradeshownews.com.Business BreakfastThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Good Morning! Business Breakfast will feature Kim E. Kimmy on Marketing Made Simpler…Twenty Tips in Twenty Minutes. The breakfast will be 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 25,2000 at the La Quinta Inn, 1425 East 27th Street. For information contact Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175.UP Chamber Open HouseThe University Place Chamber of Commerce will host an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the Team Community Hall, lower level of the Clock Tower Square. For additional information contact Jan Bussey at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce at 253-627-2175.Cultural DiversityTerry Simmons will present a workshop about Coaching and Giving Feedback the Cross-Cultural Way, Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the downtown Nordstrom in Seattle.For information contact Cultural Diversity at Work at 206-362-0336. The session is part of a yearlong series and multiple session discounts are available.NW Ag ShowThe 31st annual Northwest Agricultural Show will be January 25 through January 27 at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon. The Northwest Ag Show is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, and the second largest agricultural show west of the Mississippi River. It is expected to draw 25,000 visitors this year.For information call 503-769-7120.ComNet 2000ComNet 2000 will be January 25 through 27 in Washington, D.C. For information visit www.comnetexpo.com.Women’s Council of RealtorsThe Women’s Council of Realtors is presenting a free workshop on referrals, Wednesday, January 26, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop will feature Brian Buffini, a national sales trainer who will present specific tools to his success that reportedly averaged him 85 transactions annually while only working 30 hours per week.The workshop will be at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel, 18740 International Boulevard, SeaTac. For information call 1-800-945-3485 extensions 209 or 228. Reservations are recommended.City Club RoundtableWednesday, January 26, noon, free, The Vault Restaurant, Washington Building, 11th and Pacific, downtown Tacoma.Doug Jackman, Director of Pierce County Medical Society presents Will there be medical help when our bodies fall apart?Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Ethical StandardsThe ABA will host a teleconference, Ethical Standards in the Public Sector, January 27. Visit www.abanet.org/cle for information.Negotiating Employment ClaimsAn ABA Satellite Seminar, Negotiating Settlements of Employment Claims, will be offered January 27. Visit www.abanet.org/cle for information.Affordable HousingThe ABA’s Affordable Housing & Community Development: The State of the Art, will be offered January 27 through 29 in New York. Visit www.abanet.org/cle for information.UP WakeUPThe University Place WakeUP will be Friday, January 28, 7:30 a.m., at Balsano’s Westside Restaurant, 7011 27th Street West. For information contact Jan Bussey at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce at 253-627-2175.China Update 2000The World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting China Update 2000, Friday, January 28, 2000 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The update will be at the Tacoma Club, in the Wells Fargo Building, 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1600, in downtown Tacoma.China Update 2000 will feature Joseph J. Borich, the executive director of Washington State China Relations Council. The update will reflect on China’s slowing growth, restructuring economy and its agreement with the U.S. on entry into the World Trade Organization. Borich will also address how the local economy may benefit or be hurt from changes in China during the coming year.Reservations for the luncheon update are required by January 26. For information or reservations, please call 253-383-9474, or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Managed CareAn ABA teleconference, Financial Incentives and Managed Care: Ethical Implications, will be offered January 28. Visit www.abanet.org/cle for information.Symphony of SeafoodThe Alaskan Symphony or Seafood 2000 will be from January 28 and 29, 2000 in Anchorage, Alaska. An international competition for the best new ready-to-use food products made from Alaskan salmon or white fish will be included.The Symphony culminates on the 29th at the Alaska Glacier Brew House restaurant in Anchorage with a four-hour celebration, award ceremony and tasting of all SOS 2000 product entries.For information contact Katrin Anderson at Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation at 907-276-7315 or e-mail at afdf@compuserve.com. For general events visit www.afdf.org.Junior League AuctionThe Junior League of Tacoma will host their annual Bid & Buy Dinner and Auction, Winter Wonderland 2000, Saturday, January 29 at the Sheraton Tacoma Convention Center.The event begins at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit community programs which focus on services to support families. This is the League’s largest annual fundraiser.For reservations and additional information please call the Junior League office at 253-383-1030.Aviation Law & PolicyThe ABA’s Aviation’s Second Century: Developments and Challenges in Law and Policy, will be offered January 31, in Arlington, Virginia. Visit www.abanet.org/cle for information.FEBRUARYCity of Destiny NominationsNominations of outstanding volunteers for the Tacoma City Council’s annual City of Destiny Awards are open in adult, group and youth categories.Nominations close February 25. The awards ceremony will be June 13 at the Theatre on the Square in downtown Tacoma.To obtain a nomination form contact the City’s Community Relations Office at 253-591-5790, or pick up a copy at their office at 728 St. Helens Avenue, Room 11, Tacoma, during regular business hours, from their Internet site at www.CityofTacoma.org/DestinyAwards/. Forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office or at Tacoma Public Library branches.Linux WorldLinux World Conference $ Expo will be February 1 through 4 in New York City. For information visit www.tradeshownews.com.Slave OwnersAnn Neel, University of Puget Soun
d historian, of
fers a presentation on Missouri slave owners in the Old South as part of the City Club of Tacoma’s dinner program series. The historical program will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at the University of Puget Sound Student Union.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Superfund CommentsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on the proposed cleanup plans for the Thea Foss, Wheeler Osgood, and Hylebos waterways and on the bay-wide disposal locations of all dredged contaminated sediments from Commencement Bay waterways. The public comment period is now extended until February 2, 2000.The cleanup and sediment disposal plans are in the Draft Explanation of Significant Differences. For information please call Allison Hiltner at 206-553-2140 or Jeanne O’Dell at 206-553-6919.Written comments should be sent to:Allison Hiltner, EPA Project Manager1200 Sixth Avenue, MS/ECL-116Seattle, WA 98101.Ambassadors Club MeetingThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club Meeting will be 7:15 a.m., February 3 at Jillian’s in downtown Tacoma. For information contact Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175.New Member ReceptionThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new member reception at the Chamber Board Room, 950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300, in downtown Tacoma. The reception will be February 3 at 4:00 p.m., admission is free.For more information please call Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175.Hardware & BuildingThe Canadian Hardware and Building Show is hosting Performance 2000, February 6 through 8 at the National Trade Center, Toronto, Canada. Information can be obtained through http://www.cic.com, by e-mail at spaterson@crha.com, or by telephone at 905-821-3470.Marine Corrosion ControlWashington Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Services and the Port of Seattle are offering a class on Marine Corrosion Control. The class will be open for commercial fishers and recreational boaters.Class is held in the Port of Seattle Commission chambers, Pier 69, Seattle, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10.Topics include galvanic corrosion, stray currents corrosion, case histories, ABYC and NFPA standards, national electrical code and others.For information on registration call 206-543-1225.Active Day Open HouseActive Day: Adult Day Health Care, an adult day care program with skilled nursing care and physical and occupational therapists for elderly and physically challenged adults, is hosting an open house Monday, February 14. The open house will be at Cascade Park Vista, 246 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.For more information on the program please call Chris Jennings at 253-627-9990.Purchasing TechniquesThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business – Center for Executive Development is hosting a seminar, Purchasing Techniques for Effective Buying: Practical tools for controlling purchasing costs and increasing performance. The seminar will take place February 14 and 15 at the Seattle Marriott.For information please call PLU at 253-535-7330, e-mail execdeve@plu.edu, or visit www.plu.edu/~execdeve.Maritime First AidWashington Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Services and the Port of Seattle/Fisherman’s Terminal Office are offering a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea workshop. The class will be open for commercial harvesters and recreational boaters.Class is held in the Nordby Conference Center, Nordby Building, Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 15 and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 16.The class will focus on CPR, safety, patient assessment, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, lacerations, choking, severed limbs, hypothermia, near-drowning, and other topics.For information on registration call 206-543-1225.Windows 2000 ConferenceWindows 2000 Conference & Expo will be February 15 through 17 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. Keynote speakers include Bill Gates, Michael S. Dell, and Michael D. Capellas of Compaq. For information visit www.windows2000expo.com.Scoop JacksonThe City Club of Tacoma’s luncheon series continues with, Senator Scoop Jackson’s Legacy, a program by Lara Iglitson, director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, with an introduction by Helen Jackson. The luncheon will be Wednesday, February 16, noon, in the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.2gether ThursdayThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Together Thursday social and networking event at Grand Prix Raceway Indoor Karting Center, 2105 Frank Albert Road East. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 17.For information please call Lynn Grubss at 253-627-2175.OSHA Small BusinessOSHA is hosting a free help seminar for small businesses February 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:3 p.m. at the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas. The seminar will feature training on OSHA standards, speakers from national and regional OSHA and SBA offices, and the opportunity to ask specific questions about OSHA requirements.For information or registration, call 214-767-4736 extension 257 or 214-320-2400 extension 240.Positive ParentingPositive Parenting, a parenting skills program sponsored by the Junior League of Tacoma, will begin February 23, and will continue through March 29.Classes are located at Park Lodge Elementary School on Gravelly Lake Drive, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided for children ages two and older. A complimentary dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. for all families attending.For information please contact Londa LeBrun at 253-512-0291.CeBIT 2000CeBIT 2000 is the world’s largest and most influential Information Technology and Communication show. Participating companies can reach over 700,000 high-tech industry professionals, including 139,000 distributors representing 100 countries. CeBIT 2000 is hosted in Hanover, Germany, February 24 through March 1, 2000.For information contact Kelly Butler at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615.Intranets 2000Intranets 2000 will be February 28 through March 1 in San Jose, California. Visit www.tradeshownews.com for information.Internet ASP ForumThe second Internet ASP Forum takes place February 28 through March 1 at the Hilton Hotel and Towers, Anaheim, California. Visit www.ambitsf.com for additional information.Electronic Commerce ConferenceThe Internet & Electronic Commerce Conference & Exposition, now in its sixth year, will be from February 29 through March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.MARCHTacoma DancedThe Night Tacoma Danced, a Silver Jubilee benefit for the Tacoma Art Museum, will be Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the Sheraton Tacoma Convention Center. Please call 253-566-1284 for details.The Knowledge WorkplaceThe Knowledge Workplace: Transforming How and Where We Work, will be March 13 through 15 in San Antonio, Texas. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Seattle EXPOThe Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business to Business EXPO will be March 14 and 15, 2000 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, sixth level. Approximately 300 exhibitors representing over 75 industries, along with many or the region’s top decision-makers will be at the largest multi-industry trade show in the Northwest.For information about the Seattle EXPO, please contact Audra at 206-389-7318 or e-mail audrab@seattlechamber.com, or visit www.seattlechamber.com/expo.Managing TCO EffectivelyManaging TCO Effectively: Bridging the Gap between Business and IT, will be March 15 through 17, in Dallas, Texas. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Trade Mission to ChinaThe Greater Seattle Business & Trade Mission t
o China will be Marc
h 17 through 29, 2000.The mission will visit Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, and Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing. The purpose for the mission is to allow companies to explore business opportunities in major Chinese markets and sub-markets; to recognize China’s status as Washington’s third-largest trading partner; and to promote the greater Seattle area and Washington State.For information contact Lise Fitzpatrick at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce at 206-389-7227, or e-mail lisef@seattlechamber.com.Remote Access NetworkMobile/Remote Access Network and Platform Challenges: Extending the Boundaries of Business, will be March 20 through 22 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Marine RefrigerationWashington Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Services and the Port of Seattle, Fishermen’s Terminal are hosting a workshop on Marine Refrigeration and an EPA Certification Test. Commercial fishers are required to have EPA certification in order to purchase freon or do repair work on their refrigeration systems.All workshop sessions will be held in the Nordby Conference Center at Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 22.For registration information call 206-543-1225.Personnel Law UpdateThe Personnel Law Update 2000 conference will be March 22 and 23, 2000 in Spokane. The Council on Education in management conference will be at the Doubletree Hotel City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court.For information please call 1-800-942-4494; visit www.counciloned.com, or e-mail registration@counciloned.com.Globe 2000Globe 2000 is an important environmental technologies business exhibition and trade show in North America. The trade show, hosted in Vancouver B.C., from March 22 through 24, encompasses many sectors and features services and technologies including pollution control, solid waste and air quality management, hazardous waste, and wastewater treatment.An international marketplace for environmental solutions, Globe 2000 has over 75 economies represented with over 10,000 visitors.For information contact Diane Mooney at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615. February 1 is the deadline to sign up for the trade show.International InternetA course on utilizing the Internet to increase your international business will be offered Thursday, March 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The course will be at Pierce College’s Puyallup Campus.The course offers a hands-on guided tour of international web sites pertaining to business, and will review the top sites for trade leads, country specific information, as well as will help to develop an international business plan.For information contact Victoria Shafer at the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474 or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Singapore EventsThe Singapore Exhibition Services is hosting a number of events pertaining to a variety of businesses beginning in March 2000 through September 2001. For information you may fax inquiries to +65 732 6776 or mail to: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte LTD, 47 Scotts Road, 11th Floor Goldbell Towers, Singapore 228233.APRILExecutive Edge SummitExecutive Edge Summit: Business Transformation in the Information Age, will be April 9 through 11 in San Diego, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Itxpo 2000Spring Symposium/Itxpo 2000 will be April 10 through 13 at the San Diego Convention Center. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Collaborative CommerceCollaborative Commerce: The Future of the Manufacturing and Distribution Enterprise in the Internet Age, will be April 25 through 27 in Chicago. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Windows 2000Windows 2000 in the Enterprise: Off the Shelf and Into the Fire, will be April 26 through 28 in San Francisco. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Chamber Golf ClassicThe 2000 Bank of America Chamber Golf Classic will be at Fircrest Golf Club, April 27 beginning at 1:00 p.m.NASBITE 2000Nasbite 2000 international trade programs are offered April 30 through May 3, 2000. For information telephone 937-775-2814/2151 or e-mail traci.thompson@wright.edu or michelle.streeter@wright.edu.MAYApplication IntegrationApplication Integration: Transforming IT in the E-Business World, is May 1 through 3 in San Francisco. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Dataquest PredictsDataquest Predicts 2000: Market Intelligence, Insights and E-Opportunities, will be May 1 through 3 in Santa Clara, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.InterBUILD 2000InterBUILD 2000, Canada’s housing and construction trade show will be May 11 through 13, 2000 at the Toronto congress Centre. Seminar topics include: working in a customer-driven economy, profit margins, turning new technologies into cash flow, negotiating your way to success, marketing, green products adding new market appeal, and alliances.For information on how to reserve an exhibit space, become a sponsor, or register as a delegate, telephone 1-888-922-3600.Agro Mart 2000The eighth annual Agro Mart 2000 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 18 through 20, 2000. A special pavilion, Agro Food Mart, will focus on food products, processing and packaging. There will also be pavilions representing the US Department of Agriculture, Great Britain and Australia.Exhibitors can meet policy makers, local authorities, growers, breeders and representatives of trading companies.For information contact the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474.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.JUNEPrivacy & SecurityPrivacy and Security in an E-World: Balancing the Need-to-Know with the Right to Privacy, will be June 5 through 7 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Virtual StorageStorage in a .com World: Feeding the E-Commerce Engine, will be June 5 through 7 in Orlando, Florida. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Dataquest StorageDataquest Storage Track 2000 – Handling the Data: Storage Management Challenges in the New Century, will be June 5 through 7 in Orlando, Florida. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.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.Service TrendsDataquest Service Trends 2000: Competing for the Future, will be June 26 through 28 in Boston. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.IT Asset ManagementIT Asset Management 2000: Coming of Age in the Millennium, will be June 26 and 27 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997
, e-
mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.SWAMI 2000SWAMI 2000: Challenges of a New Century, will be June 28 and 29 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Healthcare StrategiesHealthcare Strategies, Applications and Technologies for 2000 and Beyond, will be June 28 through 30 in Boston. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.JULYCIO CongressThe CIO Congress will be July 12 through 14 in Lake Tahoe, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.AUGUSTSEPTEMBERApplication DevelopmentApplication Development Tsunami: Riding the Wave, will be September 11 through 13 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.CRM Summit 2000CRM Summit 2000: Successful Business and IT Strategies for the Customer-Centric Enterprise, will be September 13 through 15 in Chicago. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.OCTOBERInternational Food FairThe 10th Annual International Food Fair 2000 in Kitakyushu, Japan will be October 5 through 9, 2000. The fair introduces foods that are mainly imported to western Japan. The event allows exhibitors to acquire a new market and to conduct market research.A limited number of exhibitor applications are available through the World Trade Center Tacoma.For information call the Nishinippon International Trade Fair Commission at +81-93-582-4101 or e-mail iff@kix.or.jp.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.NOVEMBERDECEMBER2001REGULAR MEETINGSProcurement AssistanceProcurement assistance for prime contractors and small businesses is available most Fridays through the Tacoma offices of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Call Sharon Barber at 253-274-1288 for information.SCORE Monthly MeetingsSCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9:15 a.m. in the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce boardroom, in The Rust Building at 11th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.For information on SCORE and their meetings, and their free business counseling services, contact the Tacoma SCORE offices at 253-274-1288.Western Washington Writers, Tacoma Chapter, meet the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at the University Place Library. For information please call 253-531-4655, or e-mail opalh@uswest.net.Tacoma Sister City CommitteesThe Japan-Kitakyushu committee meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Tacoma City Building, Ninth Floor Conference Room, 747 Market Street.The South Africa-George committee meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Tacoma City Building, Room 148, 747 Market Street.For information about Sister City activities, please contact Deborah King of the City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department at 253-591-5592.When you attend one of these events, don’t forget to mention you saw it in the Index!”

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