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Business calendar

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:17 am

•The International Association of Administrative Professionals TAWASI Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. March 18 with networking at 5:30 p.m. at University of Saint Francis, Pope John Paul II Center, Room 204, 2701 Spring St. Cost: $13. Topic will be “Leadership Practices for Building the Three “E's”, Excellent, Ethical and Enduring Organizations.” Presenters will be members of the Tawasi Chapter Advisory Board. They will provide insight for any leader seeking “a better way” based on the book “Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations.” Nonmembers are welcome. For more information, email Faye Pulis at ppulis@sf.edu or call 260-399-7700, Ext. 8300 by March 17.

2014 Indiana State Pipe Trades Annual Apprentice Contest will be March 19-20 at the Training Center for UA Local 440, Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVACR Service Technicians, 3747 S. High School Road, Indianapolis. Along with the title of No. 1 in Indiana, the winners will go on to compete in the United Association District 2 Apprentice Competition planned for later this year in Pennsylvania.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast will be 7:30-9 a.m. March 19 at Indiana Tech, Andorfer Commons, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Members of the northeast Indiana legislative delegation will speak on the legislative actions of the 2014 Session. Cost is $15 investors and $25 noninvestors. Register online at www.GreatFortWayneInc.com/LegislativeWrapUpBreakfast. For more information, call Melissa Beber at 260-420-6945 or email mbeber@greaterfortwayneinc.com.

Applied Leadership Series of IPFW will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 19-21 at the IPFW Alumni Center. Keynote speaker will be Keith E. Busse, cofounder and chairman of Steel Dynamics. A reception will be held at 4:30-6 p.m. March 19. Registration for the 2014 series is complete. Cost was $1,250 per person. Some discounts were available. Anyone interested in learning about attending the 2015 program should call 260-399-1675.

Indiana District Office U.S. Small Business Administrations Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs will be 10-11:30 a.m. March 25 at the Northeast ISBDC headquarters, IPFW Hobson Center, 4312 Hobson Road, Suite B. Reservations are requested. RSVP at 317-226-7272, ext. 112 or email ronda.crouch@sba.gov.

Northeast Indiana Chapter of Project Management Institute Meeting will begin with a social time at 5:30 p.m. March 26 at Don Hall's Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road. Topic will be “Learning more about PMI. ” Presenter will be David Maynard, BSEE, MBA, PMP. Cost is $20 for NEIC chapter members dinner and speaker, speaker only is free; and $30 dinner and speaker nonmembers and $10 speaker only. New guests are free. Register at http://www.pmi-neic.org.

Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District annual Meeting will be 6:30 p.m. March 31 on the farm of Tim and Deanna Rorick, 4710 S. Webster Road, New Haven. Market analysts David Kohli, Allendale and Jon Cavanaugh, Central States Enterprises and “Midwest Ag Matters” program host, Rob Winters will be on hand to interpret the report. There will be a free-will collection at the annual meeting dinner. No reservations are necessary but are appreciated. For more information, go online to www.allenswcd.org or call 260-484-5848, Ext. 3.

Whitley County Growth Venture Accelerator will be accepting applications through May 15. An Open House will be 3 p.m. March 27 at the EDC Outpost, 114 N. Chauncey St., Columbia City.

Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic Fundraiser will be May 30-31 at Wildwood Racquet Club and June 2 at Pine Valley Country Club and Sycamore Hills Golf Club. This is the largest amateur women's gold and tennis charity fundraiser in the nation. For more information, go online to http://www.verabradley.org/ and click on Vera Bradley Foundation.

CLASSES

•Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department Community Center, 233 W. Main St.: Computer Classes: Windows Vista/7 will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m. March 24-May 12. Cost: $50/$55. Windows 8 will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 21-May 9. Cost: $50/$55. Getting to Know Your Android System will be 2:45-3:45 p.m. March 17-April 21. Cost: $45. Unless otherwise noted, call 427-6011 to register or register online with MasterCard or Visa at fortwayneparks.org and selecting Spring Fun Times. First price given is for residents of the City of Fort Wayne; second price given is for after the deadline registration.

Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes: Microsoft Word Beginning and Beyond will be 6-9 p.m. March 24-April 28. Cost: $119 plus $24 textbook fee. Microsoft PowerPoint will be 6-9 pm. April 17-May 8. Cost: $79 plus $24 textbook 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.fwcs.k12.in.us. All classes will be held at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St.

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.