Business calendar April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 17
'Job Seeking Skills' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics include: creating a resume; applying for the right position; and a winning interview. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.
'Serve It Safely.' 6 to 8:30 p.m., UI Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. UI program addresses preparing, storing and serving food for public consumption safely. Includes take-home manual and thermometer. Instructor: Leia Kedem. Class size limited to 35. Cost $5. To register, go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv or call 333-7672.
Thursday, April 18
'Starting a Small Business seminar.' 6 to 8:30 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. For first-time entrepreneurs and those growing small businesses. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. Cost: $25; series of three seminars, $60. Workbook provided. Registration required. Information at eci.score.org or 359-1791.
'A Woman's Guide to Money Matters' seminar. 6 p.m., Lincolnshire Fields Country Club, 2000 Byrnebruk Drive, C. Hosted by Edward Jones financial adviser Mike Kessel. Covers preparing for retirement, paying for child's or grandchild's education and developing financial strategies. Free. To register, contact Amy Jones at 352-0117 or email@example.com by April 17.
Sunday, April 21
'How to Save for a Dream: Hands-on Workshop with Strategies That Work.' 11 a.m. to noon, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. As part of Money Smart Week, UI Extension, along with the library, offers seminar on ways to save money. For information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org or web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.
Monday, April 22
'Financing Options for Long-Term Care: What's Best for You?' Noon to 1 p.m., Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Potential cost of long-term care and ways to pay for it. For information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org or web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.
'Your Financial Life' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics include: importance of a budget; types of investments; managing assets; and understanding your credit. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.
'Nutrition Bang for Your Buck' workshop. 6 to 7 p.m., St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, 201 N. Third St., St. Joseph. Speaker: Leia Kedem, registered dietitian and nutrition educator. Learn how to cut down on food waste with simple meal planning tricks, and get the most nutrition for your money. Free. Call the library, 469-2159.
Tuesday, April 23
'The Credit Workshop' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics include: how to obtain a credit report; solving credit problems; and credit protection. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.
Lakeview College of Nursing's annual Nurses Walk. 7 to 9 p.m., Lincoln Park, Danville. The public is invited to honor past, present and future nurses. Luminaries will be sold and displayed on a path through Lincoln Park on North Logan Avenue. Proceeds from the luminaries and a 50/50 raffle will go to a scholarship for a nursing student at the college. To purchase luminaries or raffle tickets, contact the college, at 709-0920 or http://thenurseswalk.weebly.com.
Wednesday, April 24
2013 Administrative Professionals Day breakfast. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Room D-244, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals. Faith Roberts, speaker/consultant at Carle Foundation Hospital, on "Generational Differences." For registration information, email Lisa Bishop at Lisa.Bishop@Carle.com.
'Retirement by Design' seminar. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1912 Round Barn Road, Suite E, C. Money Smart Week event sponsored by Edward Jones financial adviser Darrold Kennedy. Free. Call Meg Crisman at 398-6562.
Thursday, April 25
'The Path to Sustainable Change' workshop. 8 a.m. to noon, Parkland College Business Training & Community Education, Room J-125, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Workshop explains the four steps in creating sustainable change, relating to energy efficiency. Free. To register, visit igencc.org/temt. Contact Jessie McClusky-Gilbert at 353-2102 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Digital publishing workshop. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UI Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, Room 2009, 301 E. Gregory Drive, C. Presented by University & College Designers Association; CUDO is a workshop media partner. Cost: UCDA members, $100; partner members, $125; nonmembers: $150. $25 discount for CUDO members. http://thecudo.org/events/ucda-workshop-digital-publishing/
'Protect Yourself: Insurance Basics' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics include: safeguard your home and belongings; types of insurance; and shopping for insurance. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.
'Foundations of Investing' seminar. 6 to 7 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1912 Round Barn Road, C. Hosted by financial adviser Darrold Kennedy as part of Money Smart Week. Features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds; the importance of asset allocation; the impact of inflation. Free. Call the office, 398-6562.
'Writing a Business Plan' workshop. 6 to 8:30 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. For first-time entrepreneurs and those growing small businesses. Registration required. Cost $25. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.
Saturday, April 27
Business Expo and Taste of Sullivan. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 216 W. Jefferson St., Sullivan. Hosted by Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development. Gives businesses a chance to meet the public and promote goods and services. Contact Laurrie Minor at 728-4223 or email email@example.com.
'One-on-One Computer Basics.' 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through May 29, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C. All skill levels are welcome. Volunteers provided by the UI Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Individual computer instruction from library staff available by appointment. Call the library, 403-2090.
Food service sanitation manager's certification course. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 26 and 29, Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C. Also, a renewal course, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Course fee: $125 for full course; includes book and exam. Renewal fee of $60 includes book. Call Corporate Training Center, 800-705-8204, to register.
Items for the Business Calendar may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.