•2013 Rate Increase and Preparation Changes Seminar will be 8 a.m. Dec. 12 at Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. Presenters will be the Fort Wayne Postal Customer Council. Topic will be the increase of rates and preparation regulations effective Jan. 27. The event is free. Seating is limited to 100. Reserve a set by Dec. 10. Email confirmation to Nathan.Herber@lfg.com.
•SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at Indiana Tech University Andorfer Commons Board room, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Speaker will be Scott Ferguson of Trine University. Topic will be Trine's business incubator. Guests are welcome. For information, send email to score50fw@ frontier.com or go to www.fortwayne.score.org.
•Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Masquerade Ball will be 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Grand Wayne Center. Tickets are $45 Gold Level and $65 VIP Level. VIP Level tickets may be purchased in a 10-ticket package for $650. For more information, go to http://ylni.org/ball.
•2013 Indiana Horticultural Congress and Trade Show will be Jan. 22-24 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis. Three-day registration cost is $75 for members and $85 nonmembers, and one-day registration is $55 members and $65 nonmembers. For more information, call 1-765-494-1296, email tgoodale@ purdue.edu or go to www.inhortcongress.org.
•2013 International Chiropractic Association of Indiana Joint Spring Conference will be April 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, Indianapolis. For more information, go to www.indianastatechiros.org.
•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Project 2010 Basic and Visio 2010 Basic will be Dec. 17. Access 2003 Basic and Acrobat X
Advanced will be Dec.17-18. Excel 2003 Advanced and Outlook 2007 Basic will be Dec. 18. Photoshop CS5 Advanced will be Dec. 18-19. Excel 2010 Intermediate, Microsoft Office 2007 New Features, Publisher 2007 Advanced and QuickBooks 2012 Basic will be Dec. 19. Keyboarding A-Z and Windows 7 Advanced will be Dec 20. Crystal Reports 2008 Advanced and Dreamweaver CS5 Advanced will be Dec. 20-21. Access 2003 Advanced and Word 2010 Basic will be Dec. 21. 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., Classes: Business Management Courses: Launching Your Own
Business: A Sound and Proven Path will be 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost: $25. CEU:1. Execution and Control of Operations will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13-15. Cost: $519. CEU: 3. Leadership Development Certificate: Implement Your Strategy will be 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 14-21. Cost: $350. CEU: 2 Funding Options and Financial Literacy for Small Business will be 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Cost: $15. CEU: 1. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.