Thursday, October 25, 2007

Seattle Coming Business Events from the Seattle Times

Name of event: Key Metrics for Product Managers

Date and time: Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.

Place: Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island

Cost: $55

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Description: Join the Product Management Consortium for a discussion on the key metrics that product managers need to measure and communicate throughout the product life cycle. Guest speakers will provide examples from several companies to help you sharpen your use of metrics.

Name of event: Dealing with Difficult Situations with Tenants

Date and time: Oct. 24, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Place: Good Shepherd Center, Room 202

Cost: $150, includes lunch

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Event phone: 206-443-9603

Description: Landlords and managers: Come learn how to become more effective in handling the most common conflicts with your tenants. This one-day training was designed specifically for landlords and managers to learn to become more effective in handling the most common conflicts with residents.

Name of event: OfficeShui, a peaceful productive workspace

Date and time: Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

Place: My Day Office, 2820 Elliott Ave.

Cost: $30

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Event phone: 206-228-0780

Description: In just an hour and a half, you'll walk away with the tools to transform your workspace into a work haven. Advance online RSVP required.

Name of event: Your Money, Your Business, Your Life

Date and time: Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Place: AGC Building (Starbucks level), 1200 Westlake Ave. N.

Cost: $30

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Description: Learn about how your beliefs shape your financial success and how you can reap the most rewards from your efforts. Advance online RSVP required.

Name of event: Alliance of Technology & Women, "Being a Person of Influence"

Date and time: Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Preregistered ATW Members $25. Nonmembers $35

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Description: ATW Seattle invites you to join us for a presentation by Marja Brandon, Head of School at Seattle Girls School. Marja will share her story on empowering young women through education and becoming a nationally recognized Woman of Influence.

Name of event: Intuit's Just Start Event

Date and time: Oct. 24-25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Place: Westlake Center

Cost: Free

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Description: Budding Seattle small-business owners can draw inspiration from local entrepreneurs, obtain expert advice from local business experts and get a free copy of QuickBooks software. In addition, aspiring Seattle business owners can enter the Just Start contest by submitting a letter or video describing their business dream, what they need to do to make it happen and how they would use Intuit's Just Start $50,000 business grant of cash and professional services to get started. For those not able to make the event, a letter or video entry can be submitted to

Name of event: The Success Blueprint Workshop

Date and time: Oct. 25, 7:30-10:15 a.m.

Place: The Coast Bellevue Hotel

Cost: $29

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Event phone: 800-983-8041

Description: Join Master Certified Coach Andrew Barber-Starkey, for breakfast and a workshop in learning proven strategies to accelerate your business results and maximize your profits. Seating is limited.

Name of event: Women Business Owners Power Lunch

Date and time: Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Members: Prepaid, $31. After deadline, $38.

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Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will discuss the problem of identity theft

Name of event: Eastside Business Networking Happy Hour

Date and time: Oct. 25, 5-8:30 p.m.

Place: Twisted Cork Wine Bar, 900 Bellevue Way, Bellevue

Cost: Free; online registration required in advance

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Description: Join business adviser Pete McDowell and Michelle Hayden Bomberger for food, talk and some new business connections.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber Business After Hours

Date and time: Oct. 25; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: RE/MAX Realty Professionals; 3025 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 100

Cost: $12 members; $20 nonmembers

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Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Make lasting business connections at this after-work, networking focused event.

Name of event: Presentation with CEO of SolutionsIQ: The Ripple Effect

Date and time: Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Place: Qpass corporate headquarters, 2211 Elliott Ave., Suite 400, Seattle

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Event phone: 206-447-6000

Description: Join the Seattle Scrum Users Group at its October meeting for a presentation by Charlie Rudd, president and CEO of SolutionsIQ, whose topic is "The Ripple Effect: How Adopting Agile Practices Has Created Interesting & Positive Ripples Throughout The Company."

Name of event: CEO Roundtable

Date and time: Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. luncheon

Place: Washington Athletic Club

Cost: Members $40 before Oct. 26 and $45 after; nonmembers $45 before Oct. 26 and $50 after

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Event phone: 206-575-3232

Description: Roundtable discussion with six women CEOs of companies with $1 million to $25 million in sales, plus time for Q&A.

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild October luncheon — Creating Continuous Cash Flow

Date and time: Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Rock Salt Steak and Seafood on Lake Union

Cost: Preregistration: $25, guild members and students with ID; $30, nonmembers. Walk-ins: $30 members and students with ID; $35 non-members.

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Description: Jeanette Smith presents an action-packed talk on targeting marketing, licensing and publishing so your art can make money while you sleep. Reservations by noon Oct. 26 at http://www.seattleguild. org/meetingPaypal.htm

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster

Date and time: Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200 per attendee

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Event phone: 800-235-4091

Description: This two-day ScrumMaster certification course, delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. On completion, participants are registered as Certified ScrumMasters (CSMs).

Name of event: Vision House Fundraising Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.

Place: Bellevue Hilton Hotel

Cost: Complimentary; but donations are accepted.

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Event phone: 425-945-0350

Description: Join us for breakfast with Nordstrom President Blake Nordstrom and learn how Vision House is working to end homelessness in our community.

Name of event: Money Wi$e Women Forum

Date and time: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Green River Community College, Auburn

Cost: $25

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Event phone: 360-204-0982

Description: All-day financial conference featuring three keynote speakers and 12 breakout sessions taught by professional experts.

Name of event: Alliance of Angels 10-Minute Pitch Clinic

Date and time: Nov. 6, 2-5 p.m.

Place: Rainier Tower Building, Suite 2500, 1301 Fifth Ave

Cost: $95

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Event phone: 206-389-7258

Description: Workshop on how to pitch a startup business plan to angel investors, including developing a pitch, what elements resonate with angels, and how to provide essential information in a limited time.

Name of event: Training Course: Psychology of an Internet Customer

Date and time: Nov. 7, 7-9 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Community College, Building B, Room 101

Cost: $75 online registration or $100 at the door

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Event phone: 425-770-5533

Description: This course will outline how to convert more Web site users into customers by understanding how Internet users' brains process information differently from when they read a printed publication.

Name of event: Megatrend for Megabucks: Business Alliances that Grow Revenues

Date and time: Nov. 7, 8-11:30 a.m.

Place: Columbia Tower Club

Cost: $55 through Oct. 26; $75 through Nov. 6; $85 day of session.

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Event phone: 206-972-0265

Description: Breakfast plus a targeted presentation on three topics relating to starting and growing business alliances for CEOs, company presidents, and those responsible for overall revenue in their organization. Part 1: Choose the right people for the team. Part 2: Tactical steps to build alliances. Part 3: An attorney's view of how to craft successful agreements for alliances that last.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber Morning Buzz Networking Breakfast

Date and time: Nov. 6, 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Bellevue Club Hotel 11200 SE 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members

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Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: A structured and effective networking event, The Morning Buzz is the Eastsides most energetic and results-oriented business breakfast!

Name of event: Cleantech Investing in the Pacific Northwest

Date and time: Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Westin Seattle

Cost: $295

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Event phone: 503-294-9506

Description: A one-day forum hosted by Stoel Rives and Nth Power featuring keynote speakers Dan Reicher,; Mike Eckhart, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy; and Ron Pernick, author of "The Cleantech Revolution."

Name of event: Northwest Entrepreneur Network's Entrepreneur University 07

Date and time: Nov. 8, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Place: Bell Harbor Conference Center

Cost: $275 for NWEN members and $375 for non-members with early bird discounts available until Oct. 19.

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Event phone: 425-564-5701

Description: This year's keynote speakers are Martin Tobias, CEO and Chairman of Imperium Renewables and a venture partner at Ignition Partners, plus Sunny Kobe Cook, founder of Sleep Country USA. Entrepreneur University (EU 07) features two complete tracks for the distinct stages of creating and growing an entrepreneurial venture.

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