Sunday, November 7, 2004

Business agenda



• Meetings

Monday

American Foundry Society, South Western Ohio Chapter: 5:30 p.m., Raffel's, 10160 Reading Road, Evendale. "Laser Scanning Can Now Affordably be Used for Quality Control Prototypes, Design Work, and Reverse Engineering." Cost: $25. Details: (513) 421-6550.

Tuesday

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Northern Kentucky Chapter: 6 p.m., Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron. "Dealing with Difficult People." Cost: $21.50. Reservations: (513) 564-1526.

Action International of Greater Cincinnati: 4 p.m., Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre Blvd., 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester Township. "Five Ways to Super Sales and Profits." Free. Registration: (513) 874-6399 or Nick@CoachNick.Biz.

National Association of Enrolled Agents: 6:15 p.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 12090 Mason-Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. "Kentucky Update." Free for members; $10 nonmembers. Cost of meal with drink, $10.68. Reservations: (513) 874-8680.

Tourism Council of Greater Cincinnati: 11:30 a.m., Great American Ball Park, downtown. "Reds Hall of Fame with a Tour of the Facility." Cost: $20 members; $30 nonmembers. Reservations: Nancy Carver, (513) 615-8387.

TechSolve: 2 p.m., 6705 Steger Drive, Bond Hill. "Environmental Compliance Collaborative Decision Making for Safety Professionals." Free. Reservations: Tomi Williams, (513) 948-2076 or Williams@techsolve.org.

Mount Healthy Business Association: 6:30 p.m., Just One More Banquet Room, 7511 Hamilton Ave. Free. Details: Sharon Appelman, (513) 522-0664.

Wednesday

The Circuit: 4 p.m., Atrium II, Garden View/Overlook room, 211 E. Fourth St, downtown. SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network). "Test Metrics." Registration: www.cincinnatispin.com; www.thecircuit.net or Connie Burns, (513) 618-6441.

Advertising Club of Cincinnati: Noon, Montgomery Inn Conference Center, 601 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown. "How to Produce Risk-Free Results in Advertising." Cost: $25 members; $35 nonmembers; $18 students. Details: (513) 290-2949.

Thursday

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 7:30 a.m., Toyota Motor Manufacturing, 25 Atlantic Ave., Erlanger. HR Group 100 - "Workplace Violence: The Scary Truth and Why Northern Kentucky Employers Should Be Concerned." Free for Chamber members; $10 nonmembers. Reservations: (859) 578-8801.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Suites, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. "Mix & Mingle." Free. Details: (513) 579-3111 or www.cincinnatichamber.com.

Colerain Township Business Association: 8 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Cost: $3. Details: Jill Claire, (513) 522-2652.

Small Business Owners Association of Northern Kentucky: 8:30 a.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. "The Ins and Outs of Taxes - What You Really Need to Know." Free. Details: www.sboanky.org.

Friday

Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts: Noon, Queen City Club, 331 E. Fourth St., downtown. Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations: (513) 421-1603.

Christian Business Network: 11:30 a.m., St. Paul Village, 5515 Madison Road, Madisonville. Reservations: Cincinnati-c@cbn-ohio.org.

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, Southwest Ohio Chapter: 9:30 a.m., Kings Island Conference Center, Mason. Cost: $45 members; $60 nonmembers. Details: www.scip.org or Mary Ann Diehl, (513) 943-5604.

• Seminars

Tuesday

Financial: 6:30 p.m., Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Norwood. "Build a Portfolio for Any Weather." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.

Wednesday

Small business: 11:45 a.m., Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Building, 553 Chamber Drive, Milford. Complimentary lunch and short presentation - "1+1=5: The Win-Win of Business Partnering." Sponsored by The Entrepreneur Authority, expert franchise consultation. Free. Registration: (513) 583-0115 or pstookey@eauth.com.

Sick house: 6:30 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. "Is Your House Making You Sick?" Sponsored by Carroll Group Inc. Cost: $22. Registration: (513) 231-3600, ext. 5949.

Thursday

Small business: 6 p.m., room 461 of the BEP Center on the main campus of Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. "How to Develop a Marketing Plan." Sponsored by the NKU Small Business Development Center and PNC Bank. Free. Registration: (859) 572-6524.

Financial: Noon, Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Norwood. "Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.

• Where to send notices:

Meetings and seminars must be open to interested nonmembers. Fees cannot exceed $100, and priority is given to nonprofit groups. Announcements of meetings and seminars must include time, date and location to be considered for publication. Send to Shirley Dees, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202, or e-mail to sdees@enquirer.com. You also may fax items to (513) 564-6991. Deadline to submit items to appear in the following Sunday's editions is noon Wednesday preceding publication. Publication is subject to space availability. Regularly scheduled weekly meeting notices appear only on the last Sunday of each month.




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