Business calendar April 28, 2013

Business calendar April 28, 2013

Wednesday, May 1

C-U Bike to Work Day. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., bike stations around Champaign-Urbana. In celebration of May as National Bike Month, the Champaign-Urbana community will celebrate its fourth annual Bike to Work Day. Join others biking to work between 7 and 10 a.m. for coffee, fruit and other treats. Get local bicycling information and win prizes. To register or get bike station locations, go to For more information, email

Fireside Toastmasters. 5:45 to 7 p.m., Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Improve communication and leadership skills. For more information, contact Debra Custer at 621-0168 or or Ann Chan at 355-1866 or

Tuesday, May 7

Coles County Entrepreneurship Class Trade Show. 5 to 7:30 p.m., LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N, Charleston. See the businesses that students have started during the past school year. Trade show open, 5 to 6 p.m. Presentation on "Supercharged Millennial Entrepreneurs," 6:20 to 7:15 p.m. Jack Schultz from Agracel Inc./Boomtown Institute and local educator Craig Lindvahl will show how communities are being transformed by young entrepreneurs. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served. Free admission. For information, contact the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, 345-7041, or

Saturday, May 11

'Starting a Small Business' workshop. 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 11, 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. An overview of the advantages, hazards and requirements of starting a small business. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or

Tuesday, May 14

Central Illinois Human Resources Group. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Luncheon meeting. Last monthly luncheon before the summer break. Speaker and topic: Jude Kiah on "Millenials in the Workplace." Lunch cost $14. 1.5 continuing education units for general creditl. Register by Friday to Lynette Brokate,


Food service sanitation manager's certification course. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 15 and 17, Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C. Also, a renewal course, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15. 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 or mailed to Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.

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