Business calendar June 2, 2013
Wednesday, June 5
'Government Officials Essentials.' 2 to 5 p.m., Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. A seminar for newly elected and re-elected officials, hosted by the law firm of Heyl Royster. The seminar focuses on numerous areas of governance including finance, transparency, contracts, immunities, personnel and conflicts of interest, and important updates to the law since the last election in 2009. A reception follows. Free. To register, contact Rachel Ford at 309-676-0400, ext. 214, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday.
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 email@example.com or Ann Chan at 355-1866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Social Security: Your Questions Answered.' 6 p.m., Piatt County FS Country Plaza meeting room, 427 W. Marion St., Monticello. Presentation, hosted by Edward Jones financial adviser Joe Mouser, tackles these questions: "How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan?"; "When should I start taking benefits?"; and "What about taxes?" Jim Schaumburg, a representative from the Social Security Administration, will answer questions. Dinner will be served. Free, but space is limited. To register, call Anita Selock at 762-3900, by Monday.
Thursday, June 13
'Social Media 101' workshop. 10 a.m. to noon, Champaign County Economic Development Corp., 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 100, C. Make social media more fun, effective and manageable for your small business. Determine which networks are most important for your business, given your goals and budget. This intermediate-level workshop will assume a working knowledge of social media basics. Speakers: Carly McCrory and Tim Montague. Space is limited to 20 participants. Cost: $25. To register, call Carly McCrory at 359-6261 by Friday.
'Starting a Small Business' workshop. 3 to 5:30 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.
Thursday, June 20
'The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great.' 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m., Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Explore five key insights about leadership; 16 competencies of high-performing leaders; combinations of strengths for powerful leadership; ways to demonstrate leadership effectiveness in the workplace; and more. Part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Fee $135. Register by Thursday.Call Parkland, 351-2235.
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