Business calendar May 5, 2013

Saturday, May 11

'Starting a Small Business' workshop. 9 to 11:30 a.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. Overview of advantages, hazards and requirements of starting a small business. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.

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 "Millennials in the Workplace." Lunch cost $14. 1.5 continuing education units for general credit. For registration information, contact Lynette Brokate, lbrokate@ewiusa.com.

Wednesday, May 15

2K 'walk and roll' event. 4:30 p.m. May 15, begins by the Freedom and Liberty houses, Danville VA campus. Hosted by the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System. Coincides with National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Participation is open to the community; donations to carry out existing VA programs for homeless veterans are optional. For information, contact Erica Dubrois, 554-3673, or Jennifer Gerrib, 554-5679.

Saturday, May 18

'Writing A Business Plan' workshop. 9 to 11:30 a.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. Content includes business plan format, financial analysis and securing financing. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.

Thursday, May 23

'Coaching: Developing Others.' 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Learn how to: recognize challenges faced in developing others; demonstrate a variety of listening and asking techniques to help others feel confident making decisions; and conduct focused conversations that result in professional development and growth. Class fee $135, includes workbook. Part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Register by May 16. Call Parkland, 351-2235.

Ongoing

'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 to drop in for one-on-one computer instruction. Get free help with your questions about the Internet, email, resumes and more. Individual computer instruction from library staff is also available by appointment. Call the library, 403-2090.

Food service sanitation manager's certification course. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C. Also, a renewal course, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

Toast of Champaign Toastmasters. Noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Champaign Public Library (see information desk for room location), 200 W. Green St. Learn to speak in front of groups. For anyone interested in working on their communication skills. Guests are welcome to attend any meeting. Also, visit the Fireside Club, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month, and the McKinley Toastmasters Club, 6:15 p.m., first four Thursdays of the month, also at the library.

Food service sanitation manager's course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 and 23, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Exam, 9 to 11 a.m. May 28. Course is for people needing Department of Public Health recertification, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23. Cost: $120 for certification class including text and exam; ServSafe exam at additional fee; $60 for recertification class including text. Both classes also available online. To register, contact Sue Summerville, 684-2435.

Items for the Business Calendar may be emailed to dodson@news-gazette.com or mailed to Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.

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