Business Calendar


TODAY

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.

LEADERSHIP SERIES: Nine seminars designed to give managers and team leaders the skills they need to succeed in their organizations; registration required; course continues every first Thursday of the month; $725 for entire series, $95 per seminar; 8 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290.

GRANT WORKSHOP: Oregon Humanities Director of Programs Jennifer Allen and Program Officer Annie Kaffen will review guidelines for 2013 Public Program Grants and share best practices in preparing successful letters of interest; RSVP to a.kaffen@oregonhumanities.org; free; 11 a.m.-noon; Crook County Library, 175 N.W. Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville; 541-447-7978.

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.

GO SOLAR! CENTRAL OREGON FREE WORKSHOP: Free; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Library, 241 S.E. Seventh St., Madras; 541-323-9722 or www.gosolarcentraloregon .org.

FRIDAY

TECHVISION, BOOSTING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: Karnopp Petersen’s business 20/20 executive seminar with national broadband expert and analyst Craig Settles and round table discussion with panelists from BendBroadband, St. Charles Health System, Manzama, Formative Ventures and Warm Springs Telecom; registration required; $25 includes breakfast; 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or kpbusiness2020.com.

COFFEE CLATTER: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, 835 state Highway 126, Redmond; 541-548-2611.

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

GRANT WORKSHOP: Oregon Humanities Director of Programs Jennifer Allen and Program Officer Annie Kaffen will review guidelines for 2013 Public Program Grants and share best practices in preparing successful letters of interest; RSVP to a.kaffen@oregonhumanities.org; free; 11 a.m.-noon; 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.

SATURDAY

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain an 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.

MONDAY

CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP: Hosted by Rep. Greg Walden; free; 2-3:30 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-389-4408.

GO SOLAR! CENTRAL OREGON FREE WORKSHOP: Free; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Crook County Library, 175 N.W. Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville; 541-323-9722 or www.gosolarcentraloregon.org.

MEDICAL CODING PROCEDURES COURSE: A six-week blended delivery course (classroom and online) for those wishing to enter the health care field in an administrative role or expand their knowledge of medical coding; classes continue Thursdays through Nov. 15; registration required; $495; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or www.cocc .edu/ContinuingEd/Medoffice/.

TUESDAY

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

HOMEBUYING CLASS: Registration required; free; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 309.

SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING: SCORE business counselors will be available every Tuesday for free one-on-one 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 or www.scorecentraloregon.org.

WEDNESDAY

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.

HOW TO AVOID THE TOP FIVE FINANCIAL MISTAKES: Evan Dickens and Brian Newton of Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors will help you learn how to avoid making the top five financial mistakes business owners make; reservations recommended; free; 7:30 a.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-382-3221 or www.bendchamber.org/events.

IMPACTING YOUR PROFIT: This class is designed to help established business owners or principals identify what drives profit and how to increase profitability; the course combines three one-on-one advising sessions with three two-hour classes on Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7; registration required; $199; 8-10 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290.

GO SOLAR! CENTRAL OREGON FREE WORKSHOP: Free; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-323-9722 or www.gosolarcentraloregon.org.

HOMEBUYING CLASS: Registration required; free; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 309.

THURSDAY

Oct. 11

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.

N.W. GREEN BUILDING INDUSTRY SUMMIT: Topics will include Home Performance and Cost Prioritizing, Living Building Challenge update, Ground Source Heating, Cash Incentives for upgrades, Solar Systems, Heating with Common Cents and more; register before Oct. 10; $50 preregister, $65 at the door; 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Westside Church, 2051 Shevlin Park Road, Bend; 541-382-7504.

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.

FRIDAY

Oct. 12

COFFEE CLATTER: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Therapeutic Associates in Redmond, 413 N.W. Larch Ave., Suite 102; 541-923-7494.

SURVIVING “THE BUSINESS” : Panel featuring filmmakers; 10:30 a.m.-noon; The Nature of Words, 224 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-647-2233.

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

MASTERING YOU FESTIVAL RUN: Panel featuring filmmakers; 1-2:30 p.m.; The Nature of Words, 224 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-647-2233.

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.

SATURDAY

Oct. 13

GO SOLAR! CENTRAL OREGON FREE WORKSHOP: Free; 9:30-10:30 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-323-9722 or www.gosolarcentraloregon.org.

MONDAY

Oct. 15

FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services, which can assist individuals struggling to pay their mortgages; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 309, karenb@neighborimpact.org or www.homeownershipcenter.org.

TUESDAY

Oct. 16

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

VISIT BEND BOARD MEETING: Open to the public but please email Valerie@visitbend.com to reserve a seat; 8 a.m.; Bend Visitor Center, 750 N.W. Lava Road; 541-382-8048.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond.

CROOKED RIVER RANCH-TERREBONNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING SOCIAL: Free; 5:30 p.m.; Desert Meadows Clubhouse, 520 N.E. Shoshone Ave., Redmond; 541-923-2679 or www.crrchamber.com.

SMALL-BUSINESS COUNSELING: SCORE business counselors will be available every Tuesday for free one-on-one 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 or www.scorecentral oregon.org.

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 17

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.