•Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce July events: President's Lunch with Mike Ottenweller will be noon-1 p.m. July 12 at BakerStreet, 4820 N. Clinton St. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. Payment for this event is nonrefundable. Social Media Summit will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. July 18 at 826 Ewing St. Cost is $69 Chamber members and $129 nonmembers. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. Meet Me @ 5: Lutheran Life Villages will be 5-7 p.m. July 19 at Holiday Inn, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. The Chamber Classic will begin with registration at 10 a.m. July 26 at Chestnut Hills Golf Club, 11502 Illinois Road. Cost is $125 individual Chamber member golfer, $475 member foursome and $150 nonmember golfer for the day. For sponsorship opportunities, call Liz Struckholz at 424-1435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at the Chamber building, 826 Ewing St. For details, call Liz Struckholz at 424-1435, Ext. 259, or email email@example.com.
•Third Fort Wayne Chocolate Blues and Business Networking Festival will be noon-6 p.m. July 17 at The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave. Cost is $10. Vendor tables are available for $125 and two businesses are allowed to share a table. For more information, call Shelly at 1-417-353-2610 or go online to www.bizfestival.com.
•SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 17 at Indiana Tech University, Andorfer Commons board room, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Speakers will be Steve Piekarski, ProFed Credit Union, and Terel Lynn, Big Brother Big Sisters. Guests are welcome. For information, send email to scorefw50@ frontier.com or go online to www.fortwayne.score.org.
•Volunteer Lawyer Program Community Education Forum on Bankruptcy will be 5:30-7 p.m. July 24 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. Local experts on bankruptcy and housing foreclosure will discuss the various types of bankruptcy filings available to consumers (Chapters 7 and 13) and the pros and cons of each. This program is recommended for anyone considering bankruptcy as an answer to their consumer debt problems. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. The program is free and open to the public.
•Food and the Future: Topics Affecting the Food Industry Today and Tomorrow will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at 600 One Summit Square, 110 E. Wayne St. The seminar will take place in Indianapolis and be broadcast live. Host will be Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Speakers will be representatives from KeyBank Food and Agribusiness, Dow Agro Sciences, American Oil Chemists' Society, and the University of Minnesota. Cost is $25 cash or check only and includes breakfast and lunch. Discounts apply for more than three people per company. Register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify that you will be attending the Fort Wayne location.
•Indiana Wage and Hour Law Seminar will be 8:30 am.-4:45 p.m. July 26 at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Conference Center, downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Ice Miller are partnering on this seminar. Cost will be $299 Indiana Chamber members and $329 nonmembers. Companies sending one employee may send a second for half price. The course is part of the Indiana Chamber's Human Resource Specialist Certificate program, and attendees will receive one credit toward completion of the program. For more information or to register, go to www.indianachamber.com/conferences or call 1-800-824-6885 or 1-317-264-6885.
•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Windows 7 Advanced, Publisher 2007 Basic and Excel 2003 Advanced will be July 16. Dreamweaver CS4 Basic and SharePoint Designer 2007 Basic will be July 16-17. Outlook 2010 Intermediate and Word 2010
Advanced will be July 17. Access 2007 Basic will be July 17-18. Outlook 2007 Basic, Visio 2010 Basic and Crystal Reports 2008 Basic will be July 18. Excel 2007 Intermediate, PowerPoint 2007 Basic and QuickBooks 2009 Basic will be July 19. Illustrator CS4 Advanced will be July 19-20. Access 2010 Advanced and Project 2010 Basic will be July 20. Daytime classes are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Evening classes are available 6-9 p.m. Costs include all courseware. Corporate pricing available. To register, call 432-9077. For information, visit www.etfortwayne.com
ExecuTrain offers free phone support on topics covered in classes taken and a free refresher course. Instructors are professionally trained and certified in the classes they instruct. ExecuTrain provides onsite training and private classes. Room rentals are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, with extended hours available on request. Rates are as low as $450 a day. Rooms are equipped with eight to 12 student workstations, instructor station, projector and screen, dry-erase board, free wireless Internet access and complimentary coffee. ExecuTrain's Administrative Professional Program classes are afternoon and evening, four days a week for six weeks. Learn Windows 7, Office 2007 and 2010, QuickBooks and more. Financing and free job-placement assistance are available. For more information, call 432-9077.
•IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: How To Start A Successful Small
Business will be 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-August 13. Cost: $183. CEU: 1.5. Everything You Wanted To Know About Social Media: An Overview
For Beginners will be 6-8 p.m. July 9. Cost: $60. CEU: 0.3. How To Start a Business Workshop will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 11. Cost: $25. How To Create A Business Plan to Fuel Success will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 16. Cost: $15. Avoiding Inbox Insanity: Strategies for Mastering
Electronic Communication and Productivity Too will be 6-9 p.m. July 17. Cost: $70. CEU: 0.3. Demonstrating Effective
Presentations will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20. Cost: $115. CEU: 0.35. Computer Technology Courses: Microsoft Access 2010
Intermediate will be 6-8:15 pm. July 9-30. Cost: $152. CEU: 0.9. Manufacturing Courses: CNC Machining Intermediate will be 6-10 p.m. July 10-24. Cost: $366. CEU: 2. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.
•Ivy Tech Corporate Colleg
e, North Campus, 4900 Saint Joe Road: Microsoft Word 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 pm. July 20. Cost: $159. Microsoft Excel 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 pm. July 27. Cost: $159. Microsoft Word 2010 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Cost: $159. Microsoft Excel 2010 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost: $159. QuickBooks will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost: $159. Microsoft Outlook will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17. Cost: $159. ASQ CQT Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 18-26. Cost: $279. Most classes offer CEU certificates. There are no tests or grades given. There are no registration deadlines. If there are openings, you may register the first day of class, though textbooks may not be immediately available. To register, call 480-4118. Online classes also available, at http://ed2go.com/ivytechfw
. Learn in the comfort of your own home. At the website, click on Online Courses.