Business Calendar

TODAY

CENTRAL OREGON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE: Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division encourages workers and employers to attend the event to help improve safety and health performance; keynote speaker Jake French; registration required; $125, with optional pre-conference workshops for $40; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 503-378-3272 or www .orosha.org/conferences.

THE STAGES OF BRAND DEVELOPMENT: BNI weekly meeting; free; 7 a.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; for information, contact Anna and James Kramer at Pneuma 33 Breakthrough Marketing, 888-608-3878.

HR AND THE GREAT LEGAL ROUNDUP: Registration required; $30 for HRACO members, $40 for non-members; 7:30-11 a.m.; Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, 3105 O.B. Riley Road, Bend; to register, go to www.hrcentraloregon.org/calendarevents.aspx#rsvpform; for more information, call 541-389-9600.

FOR WHAT AM I PAYING?: Learn about the costs of various investment-related products from Miller Ferrari Wealth Management; coffee will be provided; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Starbucks, 61470 U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-639-8055.

KNOW EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 1:30-3 p.m.; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-536-0515.

NETWORK OF ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN MONTHLY MEETING: Elevating the art of networking; members $22, non-members $30; 5-8 p.m.; St. Charles Bend conference center, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; register online at http://networkwomen.org before Sept. 13; 541-848-8598.

THURSDAY

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL DESCHUTES BUSINESS NETWORKERS CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 7 a.m.; Bend Masonic Center, 1036 N.E. Eighth St.; 541-610-9125.

CENTRAL OREGON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE: Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division encourages workers and employers to attend the event to help improve safety and health performance; keynote speaker Jake French; registration required; $125, with optional pre-conference workshops for $40; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 503-378-3272 or www .orosha.org/conferences.

DESERT CONFERENCE: A forum for land managers, conservationists, academics and advocates to educate and collaborate on critical desert issues; includes Wild and Scenic Film Fest, live music and guest speakers; $50; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oregon Natural Desert Association, 50 S.W. Bond St., Suite 4, Bend; 541-330-2638.

ADVICE AT SCHWAB: Free; noon- 1 p.m.; Charles Schwab & Co., 777 N.W. Wall St., Suite 201, Bend; 541-318-1794.

KNOW WORD FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 2-3:30 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3760.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 2-3:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7080.

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL WILDFIRE CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 3:30 p.m.; Bend Honda, 2225 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-480-1765.

ADFED OF CENTRAL OREGON MIXER: 4:30-6 p.m.; Sound Concepts Recording, 1216 N.E. First St., Bend; 541-312-5272.

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT FRANCHISE: Participants will learn how to choose a franchise, how to arrange financing, and other critical details; registration required; free; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290.

FRIDAY

TOWN HALL FORUM: “Four-year university: what does that mean for education in Bend?”; free; 7:30 a.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-382-7437 or www.bendchamber.org.

DESERT CONFERENCE: A forum for land managers, conservationists, academics and advocates to educate and collaborate on critical desert issues; includes Wild and Scenic Film Fest, live music and guest speakers; $50; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oregon Natural Desert Association, 50 S.W. Bond St., Suite 4, Bend; 541-330-2638.

ENTRELEADERSHIP ONE DAY SIMULCAST: Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and New York Times best-selling author Dave Ramsey will teach companies how to take their businesses to the next level, in a live simulcast from Nashville to locations around the country; 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bend Church of the Nazarene, 1270 N.E. 27th St.; 541-382-5496; contact Jet Cowan at 541-788-3868 for more information or to register.

CENTRAL OREGON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CLUB: Free; 11 a.m.; ServiceMaster Clean, 20806 Sockeye Place, Bend; 541-610-4006 or bobbleile@windermere.com.

LEADER LUNCH: Reservations required, open to Bend Chamber members; noon-1:30 p.m.; Awbrey Glen Golf Club, 2500 N.W. Awbrey Glen Drive, Bend; 541-388-8526.

KNOW CRAIGSLIST: Free; 1-2:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

FREE TAX FRIDAY: Free tax return reviews; schedule an appointment at 541-385-9666 or www.myzoomtax .com; free; 2-4 p.m.; Zoom Tax, 963 S.W. Simpson Ave., Suite 100, Bend; 541-385-9666.

KNOW WORD II: Free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

REDMOND CHAMBER DINNER DANCE AND AUCTION: Theme, “The Great Outdoors.” 6-11 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way; 541-548-2711.

SATURDAY

DESERT CONFERENCE: A forum for land managers, conservationists, academics and advocates to educate and collaborate on critical desert issues; includes Wild and Scenic Film Fest, live music and guest speakers; $50; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oregon Natural Desert Association, 50 S.W. Bond St., Suite 4, , Bend; 541-330-2638.

TUESDAY

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL HIGH DESERT CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Starts at 7:15 a.m.; visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; Bend Honda, 2225 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-420-7377.

THE SIMPLE MECHANICS OF QUICKLY PERFECTING YOUR BUSINESS (AND LIFE): Sam Carpenter, founder and CEO of Centratel, will get to the nuts and bolts of his best-selling book, “Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less;” registration required; $25 for Chamber members, $45 for non-members; 11 a.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-382-7437 or www.bend chamber.org.

KNOW INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 2-3:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7080.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 2-3:30 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-330-3760.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 5:30-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING: No appointment necessary; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7080.

SUSTAINABLE WASTEWATER SOLUTIONS, BETTER CHOICES FOR CITIES, DEVELOPMENTS & INDIVIDUAL HOMES: Morgan Brown, Whole Water Systems, will present; free; 7 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, Community Room, 799 S.W. Columbia St.; 541-389-7275.

WEDNESDAY

Sept. 26

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL BEND CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 7 a.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-749-0789.

LEADER LUNCH, BEND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MARKETING SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING: Open to the public; 3 p.m.; Bend Visitor Center, 750 N.W. Lava Road; 541-388-5529.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS PURECARE DENTAL OF BEND: Registration required; 5-7 p.m.; PureCare Dental of Bend, 3081 North U.S. Highway 97, Suite 105; 541-647-5555 or www .bendchamber.org/events.

THURSDAY

Sept. 27

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL DESCHUTES BUSINESS NETWORKERS CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 7 a.m.; Bend Masonic Center, 1036 N.E. Eighth St.; 541-610-9125.

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit; registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Round Table Pizza, 1552 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-447-6384 or www .happyhourtraining.com.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SCHWAB.COM: Free; noon-1 p.m.; Charles Schwab & Co., 777 N.W. Wall St., Suite 201, Bend; 541-318-1794.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 1-2:30 p.m.; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-536-0515.

OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free; 2-3:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7080.

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL WILDFIRE CHAPTER WEEKLY MEETING: Visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 3:30 p.m.; Bend Honda, 2225 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-480-1765.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND: Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney will speak at Soroptimist’s autumn kickoff dinner program; RSVP is necessary by Sept. 26; $15 dinner includes beverage and gratuity; 5:30-7 p.m.; Boston’s, 61276 S. U.S. Highway 97, Suite 140; 541-728-0820 or president@sibend.org.