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Fort Wayne business calendar

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Learn On Your Own Laptop Classes will be held at Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3211 Stellhorn Road, Building 2, Lake City Bank Room. For more information and to register, call 433-1686. Windows

File/Picture Management will be 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. Cost: $150. Go Paperless?! Learn How! will be 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 and 13. Cost: $95. Manage and Organize Email will be 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 and 27. Cost: $95. Microsoft Word 2010 Basic will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19. Cost: $150. Microsoft Excel 2010 Basic will be 1-5 p.m. Feb. 12 and 19. Microsoft Word 2010

Intermediate will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21. Cost: $150. Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate will be 1-5 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21. Cost: $150.

Clean Cities Winter Webinar Series will be 1-2:30 p.m. CST Jan. 30, CNG (compressed natural gas) Vehicle Conversions; 10-11:30 a.m. CST Feb. 6, Propane Lawn Mowers, Vehicles and Stations; 1-2:30 p.m. CST Feb. 19, Dealership Education; 10-11:30 a.m. CST March 5, Biodiesel: Production & Fleet Experiences; 1-2:30 p.m. CST March 25, Maintenance Shop Safety When Using Natural Gas; and 10-11:30 a.m. CST, April 9, Clean Cities Tools. The webinars are free. For more information and to register, go online to www.southshorecleancities.org/events.php and www.wicleancities.org/events.php.

Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance Q-and-A's are available at www.theallianceonline.com for the 100,000-square-foot shell building. Deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 31.

Ivy Tech Corporate College has opened a new Prometric computer-based testing center on the ground level of Harshman Hall, 4900 St. Joe Road. To schedule a Prometric test, call 1-800-967-1100 or go to Prometric.com. For assessment center information unrelated to Prometric, call 480-2043.

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce February, March and April events. Unless otherwise stated, register at www.fwchamber.org/events. For more information on any of these events, contact Liz Struckholz at 424-1435, Ext. 259, or email lstruckholz@fwcham ber.org. Payment for events is nonrefundable. President's Lunch with Mayor Tom Henry will be Jan. 24. The event is sold out. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16. Hosts will be the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana. This event is for Chamber members only. President's Lunch with IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein will be Feb. 21. This event is sold out. President's Lunch with Michael Cahill, president and CEO of Tower Bank, will be noon-1 p.m. March 7 at BakerStreet Restaurant, 4820 N. Clinton St. Host will be Mike Landram, Chamber president. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. The event is limited to the first 10 Chamber members who register. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon March 16. The event is free and registration is not required, but appreciated. The event is for Chamber members only. Athena Awards

Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 pm. April 11 at Ceruti's Summit Park, Diamond Room, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Cost is $35 each or $500 for a table sponsorship of eight. RSVPs are required by April 8. To register, go to fwchamber.org/athena. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon April 20. The event is free and is for Chamber members only.

•Indiana Chamber of Commerce February courses will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19 and 7:30-11:15 a.m. Feb. 20 OSHA 10-hour Voluntary Compliance Course for

General Industry. Cost: $599. The course is good for two credits toward completion of the Safety Compliance Specialist Certificate. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20-21 and 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22, OSHA 30-hour Voluntary Compliance Course for General Industry. Cost: $899. The course is good for four credits toward the Safety Compliance Specialist Certificate. Attendees will also receive a copy of the General Industry (1910) Code of Federal Regulations, a $50 value. Both events will be at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center, downtown Indianapolis. Register at www.indianachamber.com/ conferences or call 1-317-264-6885 or 1-800-824-6885.

Indiana Worker's Compensation Conference will be 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 850S. Cost is $299 for Indiana Chamber members; $319 nonmembers. The seminar is good for one credit toward the completion of the Human Resources Specialist Certificate. Register at www.indianachamber.com/conferences, or call 1-317-264-6885 or 1-800-824-6885.

Fred Pryor Seminar will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne, 8615 U.S. 24 West. Topic will be Developing Emotional Intelligence. Cost will be $149 and includes course book. Group discounts available for five or more people attending. Enroll at www.pryor.com or call 1-800-897-5003.

Community Harvest 30th Anniversary Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the Hotel Fort Wayne Ballroom (formerly the Fort Wayne Marriott). The evening will feature fine dining, a signature cocktail and special wine selections, presentation of the “2013 Charles B. Fine Friend of the Food Bank Award,” live and silent auctions, and more. Cost is $175 per person. Tables of eight and 10 are available for groups. For tickets, to donate auction items or to become a corporate sponsor, go to www.communityharvest.org or call Joan Baumgartner Brown at 447-3696, Ext. 322, or email jbrown@communityharvest .org.

•Athena Leadership Award and Athena Young Professional Award nominations are being accepted. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 15. For a nomination form, go to fwchamber.org/athena.

2013 Indiana Division Of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Annual Meeting will be May 17-19 at Hotel Fort Wayne, (formerly Fort Wayne Marriott) 305 E. Washington Center Road. Host will be the Tawasi Chapter in Fort Wayne. The conference is also open to IAAP nonmembers. For more information, email dbragg@sf.edu or terry@foellinger.org.

2013 Hotel Fitness Championship will be Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. The event is one of four newly created Web.com Tour Finals events for 2013 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2013-14 PGA Tour season. All proceeds from the 2013 Hotel Fitness Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies from modest means. For information about hospitality options, go online to www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com, or call Duke Butler at 1-224-260-3784 or email butler@wgaesf.org. To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, go to www.wgaesf.org.

CLASSES

ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: iPad will be Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. Outlook 2010 Advanced and ACT! 2009 Basic will be Jan. 28. Excel 2010 Intermediate and Publisher 2007 Advanced will be Jan. 29. QuickBooks 2012 Basic will be Jan. 30. Access VBA will be Jan. 30-31. Project 2007 Advanced will be Jan. 31. Excel 2007 Power User and Project Management Essentials will be Feb. 1. 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

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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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Cost: $25. Executive Women International Business Program will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Cost: $25. PMP Exam Prep Course will be 6-9 p.m. Jan. 29-March 26. Cost: $970. CEU: 3.3 Computer Courses: AutoCAD 2012 Level 1 will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2-23. Cost: $273. CEU: 1.6. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.

Send information about upcoming meetings, seminars and conventions on company letterhead, to be received by noon Wednesday to The News-Sentinel, Business Monday, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801, or fax information to 461-8817, or email to business@news-sentinel.com.