•Post-9/11 veterans are being offered free training and certification in roofing contractor sales through a partnership between 3C Network and USA Cares. Through the USA Cares “Jobs for Vets” program, veterans can become professional roofing inspectors and contract managers to work to restore storm-damaged homes and businesses across the country. The nine courses are available through the online training provider, InterNACHI. For more information, go online to www.nachi.org/usacares.htm or call 1-855-326-3623.
•Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is seeking applicants from across Indiana for its 2012-2013 Class. The Lugar Series provides a leadership training experience that encourages, mentors and prepares selected women leaders to seek new levels of personal achievement and public involvement. Applications are available online at www.lugarseries.com or call 1-317-536-6900. Application deadline is Aug. 1.
•Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce events: Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at the chamber building, 826 Ewing St. For details, call Liz Struckholz at 424-1435, Ext. 259, or email lstruckholz@ fwchamber.org. President's Lunch with Sen. David
Long will be noon-1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. Payment for this event is nonrefundable. Meet Me @ 5: Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. will be 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16. The Fort Wayne Wage and Hour Law Summit will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 28 at the chamber building, 826 Ewing St. Presenters will be attorneys of Barrett & McNagny. The summit is open to members and nonmembers. Cost is $49 chamber members and $99 nonmembers. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. Respond by noon Aug. 27. Chamber Night at the TinCaps will begin with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 30 at Parkview Field. Opponent will be West Michigan Whitecaps. Reserved tickets are $7 for chamber members, a dollar off the normal ticket price. The TinCaps will donate $1 for every ticket purchased to the Chamber's Graduate Retention Program. The game features post-game fireworks and the Thirsty Thursday promotion. Chamber members must purchase reserved tickets through the chamber's website to be eligible for this special pricing.
•Blog Indiana Blogging and Social Media Conference will be Aug. 10 at the Schwitzer Student Center on the University of Indianapolis campus. Speaker will be Kevin Mullett, Cirrus ABS director of product development and recognized social media authority. Topic will be “Social Media Near Misses and Outright Failures.” Cost is $249. Register at blogindiana.com/register.
•GET CHECKING Workshop will be Aug. 14 at the Allen County Extension Service, 4001 Crescent Ave. Host will be the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Allen County. This workshop is for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, mismanaged accounts so that those accounts are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to still use predatory lenders. Preregistration is required. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, to register or to receive a registration form, contact Vickie Hadley at 481-6826 or go online to www.exptension.purdue.edu/ allen.
•Indiana's fifth annual “Companies to Watch” Ceremony will be Aug. 25 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis. Honorees include ENS Group, Allen County; Sailrite Enterprises, Whitley County; and BriMar Wood Innovations, Goshen. Tickets for the dinner and ceremony are available at www.ctw.2012.eventbrite.com or call 1-888-472-3244.
•Tenth Annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management will be Aug. 28-29 at the Westin, downtown Indianapolis. Host will be the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Speakers include Indiana Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates Mike Pence and John Gregg and Canadian Consul General Roy Norton, Detroit. Cost is $399 chamber members, $449 nonmembers and $199 government employees. For a complete agenda or to register, go online to www.indianachamber.com/conferences or call 1-800-824-6885.
•HR LAW 2012 Fred Pryor Seminar will be Sept. 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8615 U.S. 24 W. Cost is $149. Enroll at www.pryor.com.
•Ivy Tech Corporate College One-Day Mobile App course will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Student Life Center, Room SL513, 4900 St. Joe Road. Participants will learn how to plan for, build and distribute their own mobile app/Web using the award-winning Magmito App Creation Tool for any phone (magmito.com). Cost is $199 per person and space is limited. For more information or to register, go online to ivytech.edu/register-now and search “Mobile App Marketing” or call 480-4118.
•Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana's 37th annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony will be noon-2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom. Speaker will be Barry Petersen, “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor, “CBS Evening News” correspondent and author of “Jan's Story: Love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer's.” Cost is $25 per person or $200 for a table of 10. Communities for a Lifetime award for Excellence 2012 Honorees will be announced. For more information, call 745-1200, Ext. 228.
•Disney Institute will be Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne. Host will be Ivy Tech Corporate College. Topic will be “Building a Culture of Healthcare Excellence.” Early-bird registration cost is $359 per person before Sept. 21 and $399 after Sept. 21. Cost includes all course materials, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, go to ivytech.edu/disneyinstitute or call 480-4118.
•Second annual IPFW Applied Leadership Series will be March 20-11in the Keith Busse Steel Dynamics IPFW Alumni Center, across Paul Shaffer Drive from the Holiday Inn at IPFW and Memorial Coliseum. Entry to the Alumni Center is via California Road. More information on the services, including schedule, registration and fees will be announced this fall.
•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Keyboarding A-Z, Microsoft Office 2010 New Features and Outlook 2010 Basic will be Aug. 1. Illustrator CS4 Basic will be Aug. 1-2. Intro to Computers and Word 2010 Intermediate will be Aug. 2. Access 2010 Basic and Flash CS4 Basic will be Aug. 2-3. Windows 7 Basic, Outlook 2007 Advanced and ACT! 2009 Basic will be Aug. 3. Access 2007
Advanced, Visio 2007 Basic, Word 2007 Basic and QuickBooks 2009 Basic will be Aug. 6. Excel 2007 Basic and PowerPoint 2010 Basic will be Aug. 7. HTML 4.0 will be Aug. 7-8. Excel 2010 Advanced and Publisher 2010 Basic will be Aug. 8. Excel 2003
Intermediate and Project 2007 Basic will be Aug. 9. Access 2010 Intermediate and InDesign CS5 Basic will be Aug. 9-10. Outlook
2007 Basic and Word 2010 Advanced will be Aug. 10. 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. 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.
•IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: Cultural Competence Training will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Cost: $40. CEU: 1. Launching Your Own Business A Sound And Proven Path will be 6-8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $152. CEU: 0.9. Computer Technology Courses: HTML 4.0 Advanced will be 6-8:15 p.m. Wednesday-Aug. 22. Cost: $152. CEU: 0.9.For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.
•Ivy Tech Corporate College, North Campus, 4900 Saint Joe Road: Courses: Microsoft Word 2010 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Cost: $159. Microsoft Excel 2010 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost: $159. QuickBooks will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Cost: $159. Microsoft Outlook will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17. Cost: $159. ASQ CQT Refresher will be 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 18-Sept. 28. Cost: $279. ServSafe Food Safety will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Cost: $149. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Cost: $149. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Basic will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. Cost: $159. Certified Professional
Coders will be 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 25-Nov. 10. Cost: $1,175. Enrolled Agent will be 9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Aug. 25-Dec. 15. Cost: $395. Most classes offer CEU certificates. There are no tests or grades given. There are no registration deadlines. If there are openings, you may register the first day of class, though textbooks may not be immediately available. To register, call 480-4118. Online classes also available, at http://ed2go.com/ivytechfw
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