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Monday, January 28, 2013 - 8:41 am

•Indiana Employment Forms-Fourth Edition is now available. The collection contains more than 120 human resource forms and letters for Indiana employers, with topics ranging from the interview process to discipline and discharge procedures. The edition was authored by Ice Miller LLP. Cost is $111.75 Indiana Chamber members; $149 nonmembers; and $99 ePub version. Indiana Guide to Labor Relations

-Second Edition is a complete overview of how employers can deal effectively with union issues in the workplace. The edition was written by the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg. Cost is $66.75 for Indiana Chamber members and $89 nonmembers. Both publications can be purchased online at www.indianachamber.com/publications or call 1-317-264-6885 or 1-800-824-6885.

•Huntington University will offer a 20 percent discount to Parkview Health Systems employees on all professional programs. Classes will be offered in Huntington, Fort Wayne, Columbia City or online. For more information, go online to www.HUAdultDegrees.com or call 260-373-4621 or toll free at 1-800-600-4888.

Learn On Your Own Laptop Classes will be at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3211 Stellhorn Road, Building 2, Lake City Bank Room. Cost includes courseware. For full course descriptions and registration go to www.LearnOnYourOwnLaptop.com or call 260-433-1686.

Summit Mac Group for Mac users meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4724 Parnell Ave. The class is hosted by Signature Mac. For more information, call 484-4634.

In addition, classes are available for personal users or businesses in MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple software and Apple Products with onsite one-on-one training in the home or business. For more information, go online to signaturemactraining.com or call 484-4634.

Employer Responsibilities Under Health Care Reform Conference will be 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 29 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capitol Ave. Host will be the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Presenter will be Ice Miller LLP. The conference will provide a half credit toward the completion of the Human Resource Specialist Certificate. The Cost is $199 Indiana Chamber members and $229 nonmembers. For more information and to register, call 317-264-6885, 800-824-6885 or go online to www.indianachamber.com/conferences.

Downtown Improvement District Celebration of

Downtown will be 5-7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry. Events include performance art by living statue Mark Abbati, music by Solar Busker Fernando Tarango, premiere screening of the DID's new video “Celebrate Downtown!” produced by Lynchpin Creative and more.

In addition, Mark Abbati will present a Living Statue Workshop at 2-4 p.m. Jan. 30. RSVP for the celebration and or workshop by emailing Tara@downtownfortwayne.com or call 420-3266, Ext. 3040.

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast Energy Career Day will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Life Center Gymnasium, North Campus, 4900 St. Joe Road. The event is for students and community members looking for employment in the field of energy technology. Presenters will be representatives from Indiana Energy Consortium, NIPSCO and I&M. The event is free.

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce February events. Unless otherwise stated, register online at www.fwchamber.org/events. For more information on any of these events, contact Liz Struckholz at 424-1435, Ext. 259 or email lstruckholz@fwchamber.org. Payment for events is nonrefundable. Ribbon cutting for Peerless Cleaners will be 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at 5700 Coventry Lane. Graduate Retention Consortium @ Ottenweller Company will be noon-3 p.m. Feb. 13. Lunch will be provided. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 at The Chamber. Topic will be a report from the Northeast Indiana legislative delegation on their activity at the Statehouse. The event is free and registration is not required but appreciated. 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. The event is limited to the first 10 Chamber members who register. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. Graduate Retention Consortium @ McMillen Health Center will be noon-3 p.m. March 13. Lunch will be provided. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon March 16 at the Chamber. This event is for Chamber members only. Networking 201: Lunch 'n Learn will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 20. Speaker will be Elizabeth Nulf MacDonald, president of The Verbal Edge LLC. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $20 nonmembers and includes a boxed lunch. RSVPs are required by 3 p.m. March 19. ATHENA Awards Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11 at Ceruti's Summit Park, Diamond Room, 6601 Innovation Blvd. Cost is $35 each or table sponsorships for $500. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon April 20 at The Chamber. This event is for Chamber members only.

EXTENSION INC Complimentary Webinar will be 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Feb. 4. Topic will be EHR-Extenders and how these innovative clinical workflow technologies foster patient-centered care. Speakers include Todd Plesko, CEO, EXTENSION, INC and Paul S. Peabody, CIO, Palomar Health. Register at http://www.opentheredbox.com/events-page

Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association Monthly General Membership Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Fort Wayne Hotel (formerly the Marriott), Marquis Ballroom, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Topic will be “Elections Are done…Now What?!” Facilitator will be Andrew Downs, director of Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW. Panel members include Beth Lock, Allen County Governmental Affairs, governmental affairs director; Anthony Mitson, Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, director of governmental affairs; Kathryn Stafford-Cunningham, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, vice president, governmental affairs; and Brent Wake, City of Fort Wayne, legislative and business liaison. For more information or to register, go online to http://NIHRA.SHRM.org.

In addition, NIHRA meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Fort Wayne Hotel. For more information, go to http://nihra.shrm.org.

2013 State of the City Address will be noon Feb. 6 at the Allen County Public Library, auditorium, 900 Library Plaza. Speaker will be Mayor Tom Henry. The mayor will highlight City success in 2012 and look ahead to plans for 2013. The theme is “Engage, Innovate, Perform.” The speech will air live on Indiana's NewsCenter and Access Fort Wayne-City TV. The event is free and open to the public.

CLASSES

•IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. East: Business Management Courses: Launching a Successful Wellness Program will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 1-8. Cost: $99. CEU: 0.4. SHRM Learning System will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5-April 30. Cost: $1,029. CEU: 3.6. Leadership Development Certificate: Develop Your Potential will be 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1-8. Cost: $350. CEU: 1. Computer Technology Courses: AUTOCAD 2012 Level 1 will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2-24. Cost: $273. CEU: 1.6. Microsoft PowerPoint

2010 Advanced will be 6-8:15 p.m. Feb. 5-26. Cost: $157. CEU: 0.9. HTML 5.0 Advanced will be 6-8:15 p.m. Feb. 6-27. Cost: $157. CEU: 0.9. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.

Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes, unless otherwise stated, classes will be held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.: Computer Skills for the Workplace will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 6-March 6. Cost is $109 plus $32 textbook fee. One Night Workshops: Clean Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 5. Cost is $33 if using the lab computers, $47 if bringing your laptop. Back Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 12. Cost is $33 if using the lab computers; $47 if bringing your laptop. Almost Anything Goes will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 19. Cost is $33 if using the lab computers; $47 is bringing your laptop. Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 – What's the differences? will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 26. Cost is $33. Web Design will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26-March 26. Cost is $109 plus $26 textbook fee. iPad Tips and Tricks will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 21-28. Financial Planning: Foundations of Investing will be 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-11 at Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road. Cost is $39. For a complete catalog of courses or to register for any listing, call 467-1075 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register online at www.fwcs.k12.in.us.

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 nsbusiness@news-sentinel.com.