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Business calendar

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:27 am

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will meet at 9-10 a.m. regular meeting; 10 a.m. Indiegogo discussion on crowdfunding and 11 a.m. Richard Gripp of Ignite will discuss branding and how to grow the SCORE chapter May 21 at Indiana Tech University Andorfer Commons Board Room, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Guests are welcome. For information, send email to scorefw50@frontier.com.

In addition, SCORE is seeking volunteers to travel to assist businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy beginning June 1 and extending over the next six months. Volunteers should be willing to spend at least a week in a given area including southern Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, coastal Maryland, outer banks North Carolina and West Virginia. Volunteers (outside the affected area) will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. For more information and to self nominate, email Steve.Records @score.org with the dates you may be available and a preferred location.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals TAWASI Chapter will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 21 at University of Saint Francis, Pope John Paul II Center, Room 204, 2701 Spring St. Topic will be “Beyond the Looking Glass: Adventures in Communication and Creativity, Empowering Change,” presented by Cheryl Spieth Gardiner, MA, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach. Non-members are welcome. For reservations, call Faye Pulis at 399-7700, Ext. 8300 or email ppulis@sf.edu.

Free Playground Safety Seminar will be 6-7 p.m. May 21 at the Psi Ote Lower Pavilion, Northside Park. Sponsors are the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department. The event is for neighborhood associations and individuals. For more information, call 427-6000.

Free Water Resource Workshop for Teachers, Camp Staff and other Educators will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 24 at the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality office, 3719 New Vision Drive. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is May 21. Register at www.acwater.org or call 484-5848, Ext. 111.

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce May-June 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. President's Lunch with Don Schenkel, vice president University Relations at the University of Saint Francis will be noon-1 p.m. May 30. Host will be Chamber president Mike Landram. This event is limited to the first 10 Chamber members who register. President's Lunch with Tom Huntington, president and CEO of WaterFurnace Renewable Energy will be noon-1 p.m. June 4. Host will be Chamber president Mike Landram. This event is limited to the first 10 Chamber members who register. Chamber Sports Night will be 4:30-7 p.m. June 6. Hosts are The Ice Rinks @ Lutheran Health SportsCenter and SportONE Parkview Fieldhouse both located on Ice Way by the corner of Lima Road and Fernhill Avenue. Sponsor is Comcast Business. After the 4:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting at each facility there will be food, a cash bar ($3 beer and $5 wine) music, tours, demonstrations, activities and door prizes along with demonstrations of ice dancing and curling. Links

4 Leaders Golf Scramble and Chamber Golf School will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 10 at Pine Valley Country Club. Golfers may sign up as individuals or as a team of three.

AARP Allen County Chapter 187 June Information Program will be 2 p.m. June 20 at the Community Foundation, 555 E. Wayne Street (on the northwest corner of Wayne and Monroe Streets). Speaker will be Marjorie Stephens, director of Marketplace Services for the northeast Indiana Better Business Bureau. Topic will be “Outsmarting Investment Fraud, and 'too-good-to-be-true' schemes,” especially those targeting senior citizens. The event is free.

CLASSES

ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd. Publisher 2010 Advanced and QuickBooks 2012 Basic will be May 28. InDesign CS5 Basic will be May 28-29. Security Plus will be May 28-31. Excel 2010 Basic and Quick Books 2012 Advanced will be May 29. Excel 2010

Intermediate and Expressions Web Basic will be May 30. Access VBA and InDesign CS5 Advanced will be May 30-31. 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.

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.