Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
WANT YOUR EVENT LISTED? Information on public events of interest to businesspeople can be sent to Business News, The Roanoke Times, P.O. Box 2491, Roanoke VA 24010, emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 981-3346. Deadline for submissions is two weeks before the event. For more information, call Danielle Dunaway at 981-3340.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
MONEY MONDAYS: SAVINGS PLAN
Learn strategies to eliminate debt and save for emergencies, purchases and retirement.
Where: Jefferson Center Training Theatre, 541 Luck Ave. S.W., Roanoke
When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 772-7524
2013 BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Hosted by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce.
Where: Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem
When: 4 to 7 p.m.
Contact: email@example.com, http://events.vastartup.org/events/944
An introduction to owning a business. Topics include deciding on a legal entity, basic accounting and tax issues, permits and licensing, writing a business plan and marketing and market research.
Where: Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center, 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
When: 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Contact: www.roanokesmallbusiness.org; 983-0717, ext. 223
PMI SWVA CHAPTER MEETING
Network with project practitioners from varied industries. Speaker and topic varies each month. Visit pmi-swva.org for details.
Where: Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 members; $20 nonmembers
BUSINESS AT LUNCH
Hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
Where: Holiday Inn University, 900 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Chamber members $20; nonmembers $30
2013 LUNCHEON SERIES LECTURE
Hosted by the Public Relations Society of America Blue Ridge. Lynda McNutt Foster, an executive brand coach and vice president of Voltage Leadership Consulting, will talk about how to power up your personal brand.
Where: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave. N.W., Roanoke
Cost: $30 members; $25 students; $40 guests
Meet with entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and startup enthusiasts to spur the creation and growth of startups in Blacksburg.
Where: TechPad, 432 N. Main St., Suite 200, Blacksburg
When: 8:15 to 10 a.m.
LOCAL FOODS REGIONAL WORKSHOP
Southwest Virginia Fresh (formerly Pulaski Fresh) and Virginia Cooperative Extension are cosponsoring a workshop for small local foods producers and sellers. Register by Thursday.
Where: Wytheville Meeting Center, 333 Community Blvd., Wytheville
When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person; $75 per farm (two participants)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 980-3094
BREAKING DOWN THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
Join a discussion about engaging and working with an attorney. Hosted by the Creekmore Law Firm. RSVP required.
Where: Creekmore Law Firm, 318 N. Main St., Blacksburg
When: Noon to 1:15 p.m.
Cost: Free, lunch provided
Contact: email@example.com; 443-9350, ext. 707
FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS
Learn how Facebook is constantly changing, growing and becoming more effective as a marketing tool for small businesses. Presented by Leslie Coty of Coty Connections . Pre payment required.
Where: Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
When: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Contact: roanokesmallbusiness.com, 983-0717
TUESDAYFEBRUARY19 AND THURSDAYFEBRUARY21
SCREENING OF “THE STARTUP KIDS”
A documentary by and about young entrepreneurs. Hosted by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. All proceeds go to RBTC’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program.
Where: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, and Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Lyric Theatre; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Taubman Museum of Art
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Hosted by Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
Where: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1685 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
TECHNOLOGY AND TOAST
Hosted by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council.
Where: The Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, 2801 Hershberger Road N.W., Roanoke
When: 7:15 to 9 a.m.
Cost: $20 in advance for RBTC members; $39 nonmembers; $39 at the door regardless of membership status
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 442-9232
FROM THE ALPS TO THE ADRIATIC TRIP ORIENTATION
The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a fall business and cultural excursion featuring Slovenia and Croatia. Attend this orientation meeting to learn the details, costs and travel arrangements. RSVP required.
Where: Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend meeting
Contact: 983-0700, ext. 231; email@example.com
ROANOKE BIZTALK BLENDER
Meet and start conversations with other employees, salespeople, owners and business leaders. Space is limited. Where: Ramada Inn Rivers Edge, 1927 Franklin Road, Roanoke
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $15 in advance; $30 at the door
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, roanokebiztalk.eventbrite.com
STARTUP READINESS WORKSHOP
Prospective entrepreneurs can test their business concepts, tighten up on managerial focus and review the overall business startup process. Hosted by Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership and VT KnowledgeWorks.
Where: The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research, 1173 Research Way, Forest
When: All day
Cost: $150 for one attendee; $250/$350 for two/three attendees from the same company
ENTREPRENEUR OPEN COFFEES
Network and share ideas with other entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and startup enthusiasts.
Where: Panera Bread, University City Boulevard, Blacksburg
When: 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
TIMBER SALES WORKSHOP
A workshop for private woodland owners offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech’s Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program.
Where: Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon
When: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: email@example.com, 231-6391
Weekly meetingKiwanis Club of Botetourt County
Meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Fridays at Greenfield Education and Training Center, Daleville. For information, call Tim Alderman at 353-4695 or visit botetourtkiwanis.org.
Weekly meetingReal Estate Investors of Roanoke
Meets Tuesdays at El Rodeo, 4017 Williamson Road, Roanoke. For anyone interested in learning about real estate investing. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.reiofroanoke.com.
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