Candidates Reception will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11. Hosts are the Home Builders Association, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NEI, and Upstate Alliance of Realtors. The event is designed to help voters make informed choices on Election Day, Nov. 6, by learning more about this year's candidates in a casual, nonpartisan environment. The event is free. Meet Me @ 5: Three Rivers Luxury Apartments, 101 Three Rivers North will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the penthouse. Lunch 'n Learn: iPad for Business will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. Presenter will be Signature Mac. Lunch is $10 Chamber members and $20 nonmembers. Payment for this event is nonrefundable. Leads Group Meet & Mingle will be 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 30. The event is free.
•Ticket to Work Webinar will be 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Topic will be “Hiring People with Disabilities the Employer's Point of View.” Presenter will be the Social Security Administration. The webinar is free. Register at http://fifthfreedom.org/u/he.
•Frontier Communications Career Recruitment Fair will be 7:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The fair will coincide with the Midwest Telecom Expo. Applications will be accepted for call center operations specialist; commercial sales executives; credit and collections specialist; pre/post sales engineers; sales interns; systems architects-Unix; and technical support analysis-data feeds and polling. Guest speaker will be Michael Golob, Frontier senior vice president, engineering and technology.
•Power Up Conference will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at 7967 South Wayne St., Hamilton. For more information, call 1-260-657-5605, Ext. 710.
•Downtown Rotary Club of Fort Wayne October Programs will be at noon Oct. 15: Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg, and Oct. 29: Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence, at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Lunch will be available for $10. RSVP with Jane Wilks at 267-6540 or email fwrotary firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Crime Victim of Allen County Forum will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Allen County Juvenile Center, 2929 N. Wells St. Topic will be “Gang Violence: What everybody should know.” Presenters will be Officer John Chambers of the Fort Wayne Police Department, Probation Officer Nate Mendill of the ACJC, Eddie Nolan of South Side High School and Saneta Maiko, Crime Victim Care of Allen County. The forum is free. Cost of lunch is $5. RSVP by email at seekcvsrs@ yahoo.com or call 484-1414.
•Ralph Nader Lecture will be 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Purdue Memorial Union's South Ballroom, Purdue University, West Lafayette. He is a social critic, environmental activist and former presidential candidate. A book-signing will follow at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
•SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Andorfer Commons board room, Indiana Tech University, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Guests are welcome. Speaker will be Doug Powers, Beckman Lawson. Topic will be changes coming in the new medical care act. For information, send email to score50fw@ frontier.com.
•Indiana Chamber of Commerce October conferences will be held at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Conference Center, downtown Indianapolis. For more information or to register, visit www.indianachamber.com/ conferences or call 1-317-264-6885.
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Annual Training in Indiana Conference will be Oct. 17-18. Speakers will be representatives from EHS Technology Group. Cost is $299 Indiana Chamber members and $329 nonmembers. Lockout/Tagout Training Course will be 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 23. Presented by Safety Management Group. Cost is $149 Indiana Chamber members and $199 nonmembers. NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Training Course will be 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23. Presented by Safety Management Group. Cost is $149 Indiana Chamber members and $199 nonmembers.
•International Association of Administrative Professionals Tawasi Chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at University of Saint Francis, Pope John Paul II Center, Room 204, 2701 Spring St. The program will be a celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Tawasi Chapter of IAAP and an informational membership inquiry. Nonmembers are welcome. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 15. For free reservations, email Faye Pulis at email@example.com or call 399-7700, Ext. 8300.
•DisABLEDperson.com College Scholarship Essay Contest will be accepting entries for a $2,000 scholarship until Oct. 19. The contest is for students enrolled in a two- to four-year accredited college or university in the United States. They must be full-time students and U.S. citizens with a minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate students or nine credits for graduate students. Theme question is “What is your current field of study, and upon completion, what challenges do you foresee as you enter the work force?” For more information, go to DisABLEDperson.com or email info@disabledper son.com.
•The 10th annual Franciscan Center Dinner and Auction will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Marriott Marquis Ballroom of the Fort Wayne Marriott on Coldwater Road. Theme will be “Building our Future.” Speaker will be John Tippmann Sr., local businessman and philanthropist. Cost is $60 per seat or $600 per table of 10. Table sponsorships for $1,000 are available and sponsors will be recognized at the event. For more information, call Tony Ley at 744-3977.
•Obamacare and You: What It Means for Business and Healthcare in Fort Wayne panel discussion will be noon Oct. 22 in Neff Hall, Room 101, IPFW campus, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. Moderator will be assistant professor of philosophy Abraham P. Schwab. Panelists include Raymond Dusman, MBA, chief physician executive Parkview Health; Kathy Carrier, president and CEO, Briljent and Keepsake Threads; Rick Cochran, president and CEO, Physician's Health Plan of Northern Indiana; and Dr. Jonathan D. Walker, retinal surgeon, assistant clinical professor, Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Schwab at 481-6971 or email schwaba@ ipfw.edu.
•Huntington University's Visiting Executive Seminar will be 8:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 26 in the Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University campus. Seminar leaders are Jim O'Donnell, executive-in-residence, emeritus standing, and Troy Irick, vice president for strategy and innovation. Topic will be “What is Economic Fairness?” A lunch will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 1-260-359-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•American Association of People with Disabilities Hearne Leadership Awards nominations are being accepted for recipients to receive $10,000 to help in the cross-disability civil rights movement. Recipients will also star in a documentary about their work and have the opportunity to join national disability leaders at the AAPD Leadership Gala in Washington, D.C. Apply at http://www.aapd.com/appli cants/hearne-awards-applica tion.html. For more information or to request the application in an alternate form, call 1-800-840-8844 (V/TTY) or 1-202-457-0046 (V/TTY), or email email@example.com.
•Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 23rd Annual Awards Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Indiana Convention Center, downtown Indianapolis. Speakers will be Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Tickets are $120 each or $1,200 tables of 10. A discounted rate of $49 is available for full-time students and an accompanying faculty member. Purchase tickets online at www.indianachamber.com/specialevents or call 1-800-824-6885.
•My City Summit will be 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Grand Wayne Center, 1020 S. Calhoun St. The event is presented by the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. Speakers will be Katherine Loflin, radio show host “Place Matters,” and Peter Kageyama, author and co-founder of Creative Cities Summit. Tickets are $20 YLNI members and $25 nonmembers. Register at http://www.ylni.org/ projects/mycitysummit/.
•Education for Conflict Resolution Mediator Training will be over two weekends in January. For more information, go to workitout.org or call 1-260-982-4621.
•Broadband Communities Summit 2013 will be April 16-18 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas. Cost is $350. Early registration ends Oct. 31. For more information, call 1-877-588-1649.
•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Microsoft Office 2007 New Features and Word 2010 Advanced will be Oct. 15. Acrobat X
Advanced and HTML 4.0 Basic/Advanced will be Oct. 15-16. Outlook 2010 Intermediate will be Oct. 16. Photoshop CS5 Advanced will be Oct. 16-17. Windows 7 Basic, Project 2010 Basic, and Publisher 2007 Basic will be Oct. 17. Visio 2010 Basic and Excel 2007
Power User will be Oct. 18. Illustrator CS5 Advanced will be Oct 18-19. ACT! 2009 Advanced will be Oct. 19. 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: Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path will be 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Cost: $25. Economics and the Election: Economic Issues In The 2012 Presidential
Election will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Cost: $10. The Emotional Quotient: Emotional Intelligence at Work will be 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $65. CEU: 0.35. How To Create A Business Plan to Fuel Success will be 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Cost: $15. Master
Planning of Resources will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18-20. Cost: $519. CEU: 2.1. Computer Technology Courses: Microsoft Access 2010
Intermediate will be 6-8:15 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov. 5. Cost: $152. CEU: 0.9. Manufacturing Courses: The Electrically Safe Workplace will be 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Cost: $144. CEU: 0.4. Understanding ISO 9001:2008 will be 9 a.m.-4 pm. Oct. 18. Cost: $229. CEU: 0.65. Internal Auditor ISO 9001:2008 will be 9 a.m.-4 pm. Oct. 19. Cost: $229. CEU: 0.65. Job Relations Training Certificate: Training within
Industry will be 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Oct. 15-19 at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. Cost: $750. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.
•Ivy Tech Corporate College, North Campus, 4900 St. Joe Road: Quickbooks will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $159. Microsoft
Excel 2010 Intermediate will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12. Cost: $159. ASQ CQA Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 13-17. Cost: $279. ASQ
CQE Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 13-17. Cost: $279. Microsoft Word 2007 Basic will be 1-5 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $159. ServSafe Food Safety will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $149. Microsoft Excel 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $159. Microsoft
Outlook 2007 will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2. Cost: $159. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9. Cost: $159. OSHA
10 hour will be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 13-14. Cost: $249. ServSafe Food Safety will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost: $149. 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 Web site, click on Online Courses.
•Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes: Computers and Technology: Beginning Computers will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Oct. 23-30. Cost: $63 and includes materials. E-Mail Set Up & Solutions will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Oct. 9. Cost: $33. Cloud Tec
hnology will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Oct. 16. Cost: $33. Social Networking will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Oct. 15-22. Cost: $63. Introduction to Graphic Design will be 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9-23. Cost: $69. Classes will be held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St. For a complete catalog of courses or to register for any listing, call 467-1075 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Register online at www.fwcs.k12.in.us.