Business calendar June 23, 2013

Monday, June 24

'Protecting the Family Farm Legacy: Estate and Succession Planning.' 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway St., Normal. Topics include: training heirs, entity choices available to farms, planning for retirement, estate tax basics, gifting strategies and use of trusts for farm assets. Presenters include farm consultants, accountants, tax attorneys and a certified financial planner. Continental breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Seminar costs $40, or $50 after Monday; includes materials, breakfast and lunch. Advance registration required. Register at http://www.taxschool.illinois.edu/legacy. For information, call University of Illinois Tax School, 333-0502.

Wednesday, June 26

Urbana Blender. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastland Suites and Conference Center1907 N. Cunningham Ave., U. Opportunity to network with other Urbana Business Association members while enjoying refreshments provided by various member locations. Information at http://www.urbanabusiness.com/membership/urbana-blender-networking-opportunity.

Thursday, June 27

Women's Business Council of Champaign County luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27, Hawthorn Suites Ltd., 101 Trade Centre Drive, C. Speaker: Billie Mitchell, Parkland College, "The Someday Isle." Cost for luncheon is $20. Registration and information at http://www.wbccc.org.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony. 4 to 5:30 p.m., Kevin Elliott Counseling, 116 N. Chestnut St., Suite 233, C. Kevin Elliott Counseling has expanded its services to include divorce mediation provided by attorney-mediator Justine D. Becker at its new branch office. Public invited. For information, call 398-9066.

TechMix and Rantoul Business Incubator Open House. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Rantoul Business Center, 601 S. Century Blvd., Rantoul. Event includes networking, food and drinks. Sponsored by EnterpriseWorks at the UI Research Park. Rantoul Business Incubator, a service of the East Central Illinois University Center, offers free space and other services for entrepreneurs. For details, call Ali Thompson, 300-2147.

Sunday, June 30

Smartphone class. 1 to 3 p.m., Danville Village Mall. Open to all smartphone users, not just Cellular One customers. Instruction on basic and advanced capabilities of Android and iPhone smartphones. Ask questions or learn from class information provided about smartphone features and applications. Receive class training guide. Refreshments available, plus a door prize drawing. To register, call the Village Mall Cellular One store at 431-2980 or 800-553-2393 or the Towne Centre store at 442-2355 or 800-735-2355.

Wednesday, July 3

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 dkcuster@comcast.net or Ann Chan at 355-1866 or annlucia@juno.com.

Ongoing

'Obtaining Financing' seminar. Either 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Vermilion Advantage office, 28 W. North St., Danville. For prospective, new or existing small business owners. Topics: "Credit Scores and Their Impact on Your New Business," "Financial Information Needed for a Business Loan Application" and "Crowdfunding" on Wednesday; and "Angel Investors," "Financial information Needed for a Business Loan Application" and "Small Business Administration Loans/Vermilion County CDC" on Thursday. Both days: "The Grant Myth" and "Small Business Programs Through the City of Danville." Cost $10. To register, contact Illinois Small Business Development Center at DACC, 442-7232 or http://www.dacc.edu/sbdc.

Food service sanitation manager's certification course. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 and 26, Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C. Also, a renewal course, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24. 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.

'Resolving Conflict Within Your Team.' 8 a.m. to noon July 10, 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. July 18, Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Tricky situations often develop among and between team members; uncover the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own. Class fee $135, includes workbook. Part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Register by July 3 for July 10, July 11 for July 18. Call Parkland, 351-2235.

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