Business Calendar


TODAY

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.

CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EDUCATION NETWORK OCTOBER MEETING: Join Kelly Walker, Intrepid Marketing, as he shares strategies and tips for effective use of your social media channels; registration requested; $5; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 503-805-6524, Lynn@ALJ-LLC.com or www.meetup.com/COBEN12.

MASTERING YOUR 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

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.scorecentraloregon.org.

WEDNESDAY

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS: Online instruction begins Oct. 17; complete two online lessons each week for six weeks and meet in the classroom Nov. 7 and Dec. 5; $159; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270.

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; 541-382-3221 or http://bendchamber.org/chamber-events/risk-management-association/.

MS PROJECT BASICS: Manage tasks, timelines and resources and work with tracking and reporting features to accurately prepare professional estimates and monitor your projects; bring a flash drive; cost includes workbook and CEUs; class continues Oct. 19 and Oct. 26; $199; 8 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270.

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 start 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

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.

WHO WILL MAKE DECISIONS FOR YOU?: Whether due to a brief hospitalization or long-term incapacity, many of us will have a time in our lives when we won’t be able to make our own financial or medical decisions; estate planning and elder law attorneys Ryan Correa and Linda Ratcliffe will discuss the many planning options available and the potential consequences of failing to plan ahead; registration required; free; 6 p.m.; Hurley Re, 747 S.W. Mill View Way, Bend; 541-317-5505.

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.

BOOKKEEPING FOR BUSINESS: Eight-week class meets on Friday mornings and will help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro; for those with little or no bookkeeping experience who are looking to add employable skills or small-business owners; class continues through Dec. 14; $229 plus textbook; 9 a.m.-noon; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270.

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.

SATURDAY

Oct. 20

FORKLIFT OPERATION AND SAFETY: Upon satisfactory completion, forklift operator certification cards will be mailed; must bring valid ID to class and be 18 years old; $69; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.

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.

KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES ENGAGED: Registration required; includes lunch; $25 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-382-7437 or www.bendchamber.org.

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.

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.

HOW TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS PLAN: First-time business owners will learn how to evaluate their finances, target their market, and present their ideas in a written business plan. Registration required, course continues Oct. 30; $59; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290.

HOW TO START A BUSINESS: Registration required; $15; 6-8 p.m.; La Pine Public Library, 16425 First St.; 541-383-7290.

“INTEGRATION, REVITALIZATION AND TRANSPORTATION, OPPORTUNITIES FOR A SMALL CITY CAMPUS”: David C. Bagnoli will discuss ways that educational institutions can physically integrate campus buildings into surrounding neighborhoods while minimizing traffic and other impacts; free; 7 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, 799 S.W. Columbia St.; 541-389-7275 or buildingabetterbend.org.

INTEGRATION, REVITALIZATION AND TRANSPORTATION, OPPORTUNITIES FOR A SMALL CITY CAMPUS: David C. Bagnoli, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, McGraw Bagnoli Architects, will present; free; 7 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, Community Room, 799 S.W. Columbia St.; 541-389-7275.

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 24

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.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS BUSINESS SHOWCASE: Limited number of booths. If you are interested in the details of participating, please contact Robin at robin@bendchamber.org; $125 for nonprofit organizations and new member businesses who joined within the past 6-months or $150 for seasoned businesses; 5-7 p.m.; Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-382-3221.

THURSDAY

Oct. 25

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.

2012 BEND WEBCAM WEB, CREATIVE AND MARKETING CONFERENCE: Registration required; $249- $479; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St.; 541-317-0700 or http://www.bendwebcam.com/registration/.

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.