Business Calendar

Published Oct 9, 2012 at 05:00AM

TODAY

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.scorecentral oregon.org.

WEDNESDAY

BNI BEND CHAPTER MEETING: This week’s speaker will discuss the ins and outs of carpet cleaning; visitors are welcome and first two visits are free; 7 a.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-388-1133.

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.bend chamber.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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-323-9722 or www.gosolarcentraloregon .org.

FRIDAY

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.

KNOW EXCEL BUDGETS: Learn to create a monthly budget spreadsheet; free; 1 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.

SATURDAY

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

MONDAY

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.

RISK MANAGEMENT — VISION, STRATEGY & EXECUTION: A panel of regional bank CEOs share their perspectives and outlooks; $30 for individuals and $350 for a corporate table of 8; 7:30 a.m.; Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-382-8711.

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.

FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONEY MANAGEMENT: Call 541-318-7506, ext. 309 to reserve a seat; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380.

LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS: Designed to help business owners get off to a good beginning and develop a working plan; preregistration is required; the course combines four one-hour daytime coaching sessions that started Oct. 8, with three Wednesday evening classes on Oct. 17, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14; $79; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290.

THURSDAY

Oct. 18

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.

EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH SCHWAB: Free; noon-1 p.m.; Charles Schwab & Co., 777 N.W. Wall St., Suite 201, Bend; 541-318-1794.

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. 19

BALLOT MEASURES 2012: Town-hall forum; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; 7:30 a.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-382-7437 or www.bendchamber.org.

COFFEE CLATTER: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

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

KNOW COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 1 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 EMAIL FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

MONDAY

Oct. 22

CORC LUNCHEON: CAI-CORC presents discussions about social media and how it affects homeowner associations; registration required before noon on Oct. 18; $20 for CAI-CORC members and $25 for nonmembers; 11:30 a.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436 or www.caioregon.org.

TUESDAY

Oct. 23

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.

WORKFORCE INCLUSION RECOGNITION AWARDS: Award presentation to local businesses that support inclusive hiring and presentation about the supports available for businesses to make diversified partnerships successful; with appetizers, beverages and door prizes; free; 5-6:30 p.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-382-8436.

SAVING AND INVESTING: Call 541-318-7506, ext. 309 to reserve a seat; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380.

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