Sunday, May 9, 2004

Business Agenda



• Meetings

Monday

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 9 a.m., Montgomery Inn Banquet Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way. "Successful Manufacturing Strategies." Cost: $75. Details: (513) 684-2844.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m., Northern Kentucky University METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger. "A.D. Albright Awards presented at the Golden Apple Awards Banquet." Cost: $18. Details: Kathy Eubanks, (513) 352-2787.

Tuesday

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Northern Kentucky Chapter: 6 p.m., Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Boone County. "Interviewing, provided by Office Team." Cost: $21.50. Reservations: (513) 983-9036.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Greaves Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University. "Securing the Future: Resource Development for Nonprofits." Cost: $40. Details: (859) 572-5666.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: Noon, Chamber, 1400 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St. "Navigating Your Chamber." Free. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or register@gccc.com.

Public Relations Society of America: Noon, Montgomery Inn Banquet Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way. "Crisis Communications Luncheon - You're Never as Prepared as You Think." Cost: $23 members; $28 nonmembers. Reservations: acampbell@fuse.net or (513) 792-0402.

Mount Healthy Business Association: 6:30 p.m., Just One More (Banquet Room), 7511 Hamilton Ave. Free. Details: Jill Claire, (513) 522-2652.

TechSolve: 2 p.m., 6705 Steger Drive, Bond Hill. "Environmental Compliance Collaborative for Manufacturers." Free. Reservations: Mary Beth Holley, (513) 948-2038 or holley@techsolve.org.

Wednesday

Northern Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau: 9 a.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. "Membership Orientation - Find Out How NCCVB is Financially Benefiting Cincinnati Businesses." (513) 771-5353 or rsvp@cincynorth.com.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 11:30 a.m., Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 553 Chamber Drive, Milford. "Leadership Luncheon Series." Cost: $15. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or register@gccc.com.

Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association: 5:30 p.m., 4 Points Sheraton, 8020 Montgomery Road. "Passing the Gavel." Cost: $20 members; $35 nonmembers; $15 student members. Reservations: (513) 554-4747 or gchracincinnati@aol.com.

The Circuit: 4 p.m., Atrium II, Overlook Room, second floor, 211 E. Fourth St. "Cincinnati SPIN - The Customer/Business Side of XP Programming. Free. Reservations: Connie Burns, (513) 579-2884, ext. 204 or www.thecircuit.net.

Thursday

International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen: 11:45 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. Reservations: Don Fowls, (513) 984-1513.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Montgomery Inn Banquet Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way. "The Innovator's Solution - Michael Raynor Live." Cost: $49 members and TechSolve members; $98 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or register@gccc.com.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Suites, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. "Blue Ash Morning Mix & Mingle." Free with Chamber membership. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or register@gccc.com.

Small Business Owners Association of Northern Kentucky: 8:30 a.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. "Business Ethics." Free. Details: www.sboanky.org.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 2 p.m., Great Escape Theater, Wilder. "The Mid-Career Worker Challenger - How to Find and Retain Jobs in your 40s, 50s and Beyond." 4 p.m. - "How to Acquire an Existing Business or Buy a Franchise." Free. Registration: (859) 578-6399.

Friday

Manufacturers' Agents of Cincinnati: 11:30 a.m., Montgomery Inn, 9440 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. "Establishing Your Own Brand." Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations: (513) 385-8091 or www.maccincinnati.org.

Greater Cincinnati Professional Coaches Association: 11:15 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 729 Jefferson Ave., Reading. "Tapping Into the Abundance of the Third Quarter of Life and Extending This Abundance into Later Life." Free for members and first meeting; $10 nonmembers. Details: Donna Drury, (513) 774-8991 or www.cincinnaticoaches.com.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 7:30 a.m., Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel, 151 Goodman Drive. "Ohio Award for Excellence - Mapping the Journey." Free. Details: www.oae.org or call Ohio Award for Excellence at (330) 672-2102.

• Seminars

Tuesday

Financial: 10:30 a.m., Maple Knoll Senior Center. "Value Line Inc. - Predicts Dow 9400 in 2004; Says "Market is Overvalued." Free. Sponsored by Senior & Executive Retirement Resources. Reservations: (800) 697-9879.

Wednesday

Home/condo inspection: 6:30 p.m., Mason High School and Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road. "How to Inspect a House/Condo Before You Buy or Sell It." Sponsored by Carroll Group Inc. Cost: $14 residents; $21 nonresidents. Registration: (513) 229-8555.

Thursday

Small business: 6 p.m., Room 461 of the BEP Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. "Secrets to Starting a Successful Small Business." Sponsored by Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center. Free. Registration: (859) 572-6524.

Financial: Noon, Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Norwood. "Build a Portfolio for Any Weather." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.

• Where to send notices:

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