The Seattle Times Business Events
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Name of event: The Puget Sound Referral Network

Date and time: Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m.

Place: Wedgwood Broiler, 8230 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle

Cost: Price of lunch

Event phone: 206-227-6677 or 206-387-3325

Description: The Puget Sound Referral Network is a group of local businesses that meet every three weeks to share referrals and ideas to help each other develop and grow business. Guests welcome.

Name of event: UW Tech Management MBA Information Session

Date and time: Jan. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: UW Eastside Executive Center, Kirkland

Cost: Free

Event phone: 206-221-6914

Event website: http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/tmmba/Pages/InformationSessions.aspx

Description: Earn your MBA in 18 months with the Technology Management MBA at the UW Foster School of Business. Attend an information session to learn more. Sessions include program highlights, admissions information and a Q&A session.

You'll have an opportunity to hear from a current TMMBA student or alum. Spouses and guests are welcome.

Name of event: Technology Alliance Innovation Showcase

Date and time: Jan. 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: Rainier Square Conference Center

Cost: $75 advance; $95 door

Event phone: 206-389-7261

Event website: www.technology-alliance.com

Description: The Technology Alliance Innovation Showcase helps bridge the gap between research and commercialization by highlighting the most promising discoveries and new technologies ready for commercialization in Washington. This event, attended by a cross-section of the state's startup leaders, helps to create a more connected innovation community by exposing interesting technologies ready for commercialization to an audience of investors, service providers, serial entrepreneurs and others in the commercialization field.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber January Morning Business Builders

Date and time: Jan. 11, 18, 25

Place: Bellevue Chamber Office

Cost: $10 members / $20 prospective members

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Event website: www.bellevuechamber.org

Description: Build business on Wednesday mornings with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business. Gain access to tips, tools, referrals and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights.

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

Date and time: Jan. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: Silicon Valley Bank, Seattle

Cost: $95 advance; $110/door

Event phone: 206-389-7261

Event website: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2713124027

Description: The Alliance of Angels 10-Minute Pitch Clinic is an educational event tailored specifically to entrepreneurs on how to effectively pitch a startup business plan to angel investors. The clinic includes an overview of Alliance of Angels' four-step process, in-depth review of the components of a good pitch, and an interactive workshop setting in which the Program Managers will answer questions and work with participants on their specific messaging.

Name of event: Poland: A New Growth Pole in Europe

Date and time: Jan. 12, 7-9 a.m.

Place: World Trade Center, Seattle

Cost: $30 PACCPNW members, $40 nonmembers

Event website: http://www.paccpnw.org/event/breakfast-with-henryka-bochniarz-at-the-world-trade-center-seattle/

Description: Poland is known to be the only EU member country not to fall into recession in 2009. It is the 6th largest economy in Europe, currently doing better than most of its EU neighbors. What are the sources of Poland's success? The Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest (PACCPNW) hosts Henryka Bochniarz — president of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, the largest organization of private employers in Poland — for a presentation and breakfast networking meeting.

Name of event: 10 Techniques to Increase Your Productivity and Profitability

Date and time: Jan. 17, 9-10:30 a.m.

Place: The Harbor Club, 810 Second Ave., Seattle

Cost: Starts at $50

Event phone: 206-876-5457

Event website: http://bizj.us/b46u5

Description: Would you like to be more productive and organized at work? Would you like to be able to quickly put your hands on information when it's needed? What would you do if you had 20 extra minutes a day? This seminar will teach you realistic, time saving techniques.

Name of event: Beyond Apps: Develop a Smart Mobile Media Strategy

Date and time: Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $15 for PSAMA members; $20 for nonmembers; $10 for students

Event website:http://psama.org/events/event_detail.aspx?id=162

Description: Join the Puget Sound American Marketing Association (PSAMA) and Kelly McIvor, principal at mobile strategy firm Atomic Mobile and adjunct professor at the UW Graduate School of Communications, for an seminar on Mobile Marketing Strategy. McIvor will share best practices as well as an in-depth process for creating a mobile strategy. When you leave this seminar you will understand the pros and cons of the various types of mobile media and be able to consider them in the development of an objective-driven mobile strategy.

Name of event: WoodWorks Workshop: Exceeding Expectations with Wood Buildings

Date and time: Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Place: The Westin, Seattle

Cost: $79, includes lunch

Event website: http://www.woodworks.org/educationTraining/california/newsEvents01191201.aspx

Description: The Wood Product Council's WoodWorks program is hosting this workshop, which will provide engineers, architects and contractors interested in both technical and sustainability issues related to nonresidential wood buildings with information that will allow them to exceed expectations when designing wood buildings.

Name of event: Society for Design Administration program

Date and time: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m.

Place: Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: $33 SDA members; $43 nonmembers (includes dinner)

Description: The Society for Design Administration is hosting Mark Greengard, principal project administrator at Parsons Brinckerhoff, who will present the project administrator's roles and responsibilities in the architectural/ engineering/ construction (A/E/C) industry. He is currently the senior project administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct project and has served as the project or contract administrator for numerous other projects throughout the country. Registration is requested. For more information, contact Stacy Rowland at stacyr@bergerpartnership.com.

Name of event: UW Tech Management MBA Information Session

Date and time: Jan. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Place: UW Eastside Executive Center, Kirkland

Cost: Free

Event phone: 206-221-6914

Event website: http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/tmmba/Pages/InformationSessions.aspx

Description: Earn your MBA in 18 months with the Technology Management MBA at the UW Foster School of Business. Attend an information session to learn more. Sessions include program highlights, admissions information and a Q&A session. You'll have an opportunity to hear from a current TMMBA student or alum. Spouses and guests are welcome.

Name of event: MIT Enterprise Forum: Venture and Acquisition Funding: It's a New Game!

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

Place: MOHAI, Seattle

Cost: $40-$60

Event website: http://bit.ly/rGFc4R

Description: Startup and acquisition funding trends have changed. Rebecca Lovell of Geekwire moderates our panel of industry insiders — including Tom Duterme of Groupon, Andy Sack of Lighter Capital, and Dan Shapiro, kept entrepreneur at Google — who will tell us where acquisition and venture money is coming from today. They will discuss new venture funding models, provide a framework for understanding how funding in the Northwest has been transformed, and explain the impact on entrepreneurs and funders.

Name of event: The Puget Sound Referral Network

Date and time: Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Place: Wedgwood Broiler, 8230 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle

Cost: Price of lunch

Event phone: 206-227-6677 or 206-387-3325

Description: The Puget Sound Referral Network is a growing group of local businesses that meet every three weeks to share referrals and ideas to help each other develop and grow business. Guests welcome.

Name of event: Career Transitions course

Date and time: Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

Place: Bellevue College

Cost: $99

Event phone: 425-564-2279

Event website: http://bellevuecollege.edu/careers/sac_classes.html

Description: Are you in between jobs or thinking about a different career? Come to this 2-weekend Career Transitions course to explore the next steps in your career journey. You'll identify strengths and values which guide your career decision making while also considering employment trends and opportunities.

Name of event: Venture Lab: Isilon Systems — The Journey from Inception to Success

Date and time: Feb. 9, 5:30 — 8 p.m.

Place: One Union Square Boardroom

Cost: $25

Event website: http://bit.ly/vYCo4W

Description: Isilon Founder and CEO Sujal Patel and Matt McIlwain from Madrona Venture Group share the trials, tribulations, best practices, and lessons learned over the past 10 years that eventually took a data storage startup to a highly successful exit. .

Name of event: Green Professionals Conference

Date and time: Feb. 16, 8 a.m.

Place: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Cost: $165

Event phone: 503-808-9003

Event website: http://green-professional.com/2012-event.html

Description: This is the fourth annual Green Professionals Conference. More than just a job fair, the conference is designed to recruit public and private companies and corporations, government agencies, elected officials, universities, trade schools and nonprofits under one roof with the goal of furthering sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy industry growth.


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