•SBEI Trailmaker an extension of Whitley County EDC's Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative will begin helping clients in the spring. SBEI MarketMaker and SBEI TrailMaker programs are free. For more information and or to participate, call Bruce Stach at 260-244-5506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Northeast ISBDC New Courses for Small Business: Practical Contract Management will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6-27. Cost will be $124 and includes materials. Guaranteed Growth for Small Business! will be 1-4 p.m. Feb. 11-April 22. Cost will be $1,499 and includes materials and a money-back guarantee. The Keys to Process Improvement will be 1-4 p.m. Feb. 14-March 14. Cost will be $185 and includes materials. Business Analysis Models for Real-Life Decision Making: An Excel-Based Approach will be 1-4 p.m. March 7-28. Cost will be $159 and includes materials and Small Business Strategies: Financial, Legal & Tax Consideration for Small Business
Owners will be 6-8 p.m. March 18-25. Cost will be $75 and includes materials. For more information, go to IPFW Division of Continuing Studies website at learn.ipfw.edu and click on the Small Business Development Center course group or call 481-6619. For more information on the Northeast ISBDC call 481-0500 or go to www.isbdc.org.
•Greater Fort Wayne Northeast Indiana Day at the Statehouse will be 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Indiana Statehouse, corner of West Washington Street, at Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis. Meet with legislators and receive updates on Legislative Issues affecting your business. Transportation is on your own. Cost is $50 and includes lunch with members of the Indiana Delegation. Register at www.fwchamber.org. For more information, email email@example.com.
•How to Design and Deliver an Accessible webinar has been rescheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Register at http://fifthfreedom.org/u/rn.
•The Art of Style Art Van Furniture grand opening will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20 at 311 Coliseum Blvd. Guest will be home designer and cohost of HGTV's “Love It or List It” Hilary Farr. RSVP by Feb. 10 at www.artvanfortwayne.event brite.com.
•2014 ATHENA Award Program is seeking nominations for the ATHENA Scholarship, ATHENA Leadership and ATHENA
Young Professional and Leadership awards.
Deadlines for nominations are in February. For more information or a nomination form, go to www.fwchamber.org/The 10th Annual ATHENA Luncheon will be April 16 in the Diamond Room, Ceruti's Summit Park. Cost will be $35 per ticket or $500 for Table Sponsorship. RSVP by April 11 to Liz Struckholz at 420-6945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) Training for Youth Workers will be 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. March 6 at the Indiana Tech Seitz Conference Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Sessions will be When Consequences Don't Work: Succeeding with Difficult Students; Indiana Quality Mentoring Standards: A Readiness Workshop for Program Participation; Their Money, Their Rules: What You Need to Prepare a Successful Grant Proposal; Holding Back the Tide of Dropouts; and Indiana Quality Mentoring Standards: A Strategy Workshop for Program Implementation. The program is designed for youth workers, teachers, youth ministers, family service providers and others who work directly with children. Cost is $20 for one session or $40 for the whole day. Continuing Education Unites are available through various professional organizations. For details go to www.iyi.org. The workshops will also be presented in South Bend, Sellersburg, Evansville, Merrillville and Indianapolis. To register online with a credit card go to www.iyi.org/spring2014. For more information, email Juanita Goodwell at email@example.com.
•Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes: Computers and Technology: Beginning Computers will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 2-20. Cost: $63 and includes materials. Computer Skills for the Workplace will be 6-9 p.m. March 25-April 29. Cost: $109 plus $30 textbook fee. Windows 8 Advanced will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25-March 25. Cost; $119 plus $26 textbook fee. One Night Workshops: Clean Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 4. Cost: $33 if using the lab computers and $47 if bringing your own laptop. Back Up Your PC will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 11. Cost: $33 if using the lab computers and $47 if bringing your own laptop. What is the Cloud? will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost: $33. Streaming TV! will be 5:45-8:45 p.m. Feb. 25. Cost; $33. 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: $39. Strategies for Living Debt Free in the 21st Century Get
Completely Out of Debt! Owe Nothing to Anyone! will be 6-9:15 p.m. March 12. Cost: $45 and includes the $5 materials fee.
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.fortwayneschools.org Unless otherwise stated classes are held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.