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Business calendar

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:01 am

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce April 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: Goodwill Industries will be 9 a.m. April 4 in Glenbrook Commons in the former 12,855-square-foot Fashion Bug store. The Goodwill Industries store currently on Coliseum Boulevard is moving to this space. Webinar: Prepare Your

Business for Facebook's Graph Search will be noon-1 p.m. April 10. Presenter will be Kevin Mullett, product development director and social media specialist at Cirrus ABS. The Webinar is exclusively for Chamber members. Cost is $10 per person. 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; table sponsorships $500. Twitter for the Absolute Novice: Lunch 'n Learn will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17. Presenter will be Jon Swerens, director of communications. Attendees are asked to bring a tablet or laptop. Lunch from Calhoun Street Soups, Salads & Spirits is a part of the price of attendance. A free follow-up video conference call with Jon Swerens via Google+Hangout! will be held. Third House Forum will be 10 a.m.-noon April 20 at the Chamber. The Northeast Indiana legislative delegation will report on their activity at the stathouse. The forum is free and registration is not required, but appreciated. This event is for Chamber members only. 10x10: The Secret of My Success will be 8-10 a.m. April 24. Ten top business leaders will be talk about the secrets of their success. This event is for chamber members only and seating is limited. Disney's Approach to Brand Loyalty will be 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. April 24 at Ivy Tech's North Campus Student Life Center, 4900 St. Joe Road. Cost is $399 and includes all course materials, a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, go to IvyTech.edu/DisneyInstitute or call 480-4118. President's Lunch with Dr. David McFadden, dean of Manchester University's College of Pharmacy, will be noon-1 p.m. April 25 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. Host will be chamber president Mike Landram. This event is limited to the first 10 chamber members who register. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal.

Huntington University Foundation Breakfast will begin at 7:45 a.m. April 10 in the Habecker Dining Commons. Speaker will be Del Doughty, interim senior vice president for academic affairs. Topic will be an update on broadcast-fusion media and sports management programs. He will be joined by professors and students from those programs. Cost for breakfast is $7 and first-time attendees eat free. The breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. For more information, call 359-4069 or go to www.huntington.edu /foundation.

Huntington University's Visiting Executive Seminar will be 8:30 a.m.-noon April 12 in the Habecker Dining Commons. Presenter will be Jim O'Donnell, executive-in-residence and emeritus standing and Troy Irck, vice president for strategy and innovation. Topic will be a review of articles form USA Today and the American Scholar, which argue whether a college education is really for everyone. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by April 3. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 359-4042 or email lscmitz@huntington.edu.

FIRST Robotics, Eagle Tech Academy, and 80/20 Inc. Teams and Competitions will be 6-8 p.m. April 17 at Eagle Tech Academy, 107 North Walnut St., Columbia City. The FIRST Robotics program helps inspire our Next Generation of scientist and engineers. Skills learned will be designing and building, Robotics; problem solving, innovation and creativity; creating confidence, self-respect; collaboration, communication; and critical thinking, challenging competition. The event is free. For more information, call 244-5707.

New Haven Chamber of Commerce Trip to China registration. Travel will be October of this year. Cost is $2,113 members and $2,313 nonmembers and includes round trip airfare from JFK to Beijing, transportation from Beijing airport, four and five star hotel stays, airport taxes throughout the trip, three full meals a day, intracity air and ground transportation, English speaking tour guides, and admission to all tours and attractions. A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due by July 1 and the trip balance by July 19. Travelers must have a current passport, which travelers can receive help with for a fee. Register by calling 749-4484 or email info@newhavenindiana.org. For an online form, go to www.newhavenindiana.org.

CLASSES

IPFW Division of Continuing Studies

, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: How to Create A Business Plan To

Fuel Success will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 15. Cost: $25. Launching Your Own Business: A Sound and Proven Path will be 6-7:30 p.m. April 10. Cost: $25. Execution and Control of Operations will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18-20. Cost: $519. CEU: 2.1. Get Published:

Understanding the Book Business From Concept to Creation will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13. Cost: $129. CEU: 0.6. Computer Technology Courses: Dreamweaver CS6 Advanced will be 6-8:15 p.m. April 10-May 1. Manufacturing Courses: Mistake Proofing Poka

Yoke will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19. Cost: $239. CEU: 0.7. Measurement System Analysis (MSA) An Automotive Supplier Requirement will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12. Cost: $239. CEU: 0.7. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.

•Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes, Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.: Computer and Technology: Beginning Computers will be 6-9 p.m. April 9-16. Cost: $63 and includes materials. Computer Skills for the Workplace will be 6-9 p.m. April 30-May 28. Cost: $109 plus $32 textbook fee. Microsoft Excel Level 1 will be 6-9 p.m. April 16-30. Cost: $69 plus textbook fee. Microsoft Excel Level 2 will be 6-9 p.m. May 14-28. Cost: $69 plus $24 textbook fee. Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash will be 6-9 p.m. April 16-May 21. Cost: $69 plus $24 textbook fee. 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.

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.