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Business calendar

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:01 am

Downtown Improvement District is seeking candidates for president of the organization. View the job description and application process at www.downtownfortwayne.com. All applications must be submitted online. No phone calls will be accepted.

Zachary Benedict's Cities Matter article is available in the October issue of Fort Wayne Monthly magazine. He is a partner with Morrison Kattman Menze. Read the article at http://fortwaynemonthly.fortwayne.com/?q=article/cities-matter.

•Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana November Breakfast Connection will be 8 a.m. Nov. 13 at Don Hall's Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road. Speaker will be Todd Bonvino, PNC Bank. Topic will be tips for individuals planning their retirement savings as well as for companies looking to help employees start saving. The meeting is open to the public and any parties interested in membership. Cost is $5. Register online at www.aafw.org/ or call 482-2916.

Indiana Library Federation Conference will be Nov. 13 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Speaker will be Morrison Kattman Menze partner, Zach Benedict. Topic will be “Becoming a 'Third Place' – What Ted Danson Taught us about Public Libraries.” MKM has designed libraries for more than 20 years and is leading the way with exciting concepts to re-invent libraries for the future. For more information on the conference, go to www.ilfonline.org.

•Annual ADA Case Law Update Audio Conference will be 2-3 p.m. Nov. 13 in various Indiana locations. For a list of locations go to www.adaindiana.org/audio/default.asp. Listen online at http://ada-audio.org/ProgramInformation/. For more information, email ADA-Indiana at adainfo@indiana.edu or call 1-812-855-6508.•Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce November 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 lstruckhoz@fwchamber.org. Graduate Retention

Consortium @ Micropulse will be noon-3 p.m. Nov. 14. The event is free. Meet Me@5: Lake City Bank will be 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at 6851 W. Jefferson Blvd. President's Lunch with Mark Millett, president of Steel Dynamics, will be noon-1 p.m. Nov. 19 at BakerStreet, 4820 N. Clinton St. Host will be chamber President Mike Landram. Cost is $25 and includes price of the meal. Taste of The Chamber will be 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the chamber building. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online or at the front desk at the chamber building.

IPFW Diversity Showcase will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Walb Student Union Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. The showcase will feature more than 40 “active exhibits” form offices, departments, schools and colleges across campus, reflecting diversity initiatives that have been or currently are under way including international dances, music and food. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 481-6883 or email creagerk@ipfw.edu.

•Fort Wayne Area Process Innovation Forum will be 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3211 Stellhorn Road, Building 2, Indiana Michigan Conference Room. Topic will be “Ready, Fire…Aim!” Moderators will be Sharon Miller and Clint Bontempo, Bulldog Consulting. The event is free for members and $39.95 nonmembers.

Fred Pryor Seminars CareerTrack Microsoft Excel will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Hilton Garden Inn, 8615 US 24 West. Cost is $79 and includes course book. Group discounts available. Enroll at www.pryor.com or call 1-800-897-5003.

CLASSES

•ExecuTrain, 7337 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Excel 2007 Power User, PowerPoint 2010 Advanced, and Project Management Advanced will be Nov. 19. Illustrator CS5 Advanced will be Nov. 19-20. Access 2010 Advanced and Publisher 2010 Advanced will be Nov. 20. Dreamweaver CS4 Advanced will be Nov. 20-21. Intro to Computers, Excel 2010 Intermediate and Outlook 2007 Intermediate will be Nov. 21. 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.

IPFW Division of Continuing Studies, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.: Business Management Courses: Launching Your own Business: A

Sound and Proven Path will be 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Cost: $25. CEU: 1. Detailed Scheduling and Planning will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15-17. Cost: $519. CEU: 3. Developing Successful Marketing Strategies will be 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Cost: $15. CEU: 1. For information for full course descriptions, visit http://learn.ipfw.edu or to register, call 481-6619.

Neighborhood Connection Adult Education Classes:

Microsoft Word Level 2 will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 10. Cost: $69 plus $24 textbook fee. Microsoft Excel Level 2 will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 27-Dec. 11. Cost: $69 plus $24 textbook fee. Both classes will be at Anthis Career Center, 1200 S. Barr St. 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.