Thursday, Sept. 12
'Financial Security in an Electronic World.' 10 a.m., Ford-Iroquois Extension office, 916 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga. Workshop covers ways to protect your money when using electronic tools for shopping, banking and other tasks, as well as how to watch out for cons. Presented by University of Illinois Extension family life educators Chelsey Byers, Leia Kedem and Kathy Sweedler. Free. Registration required. Register at http://tinyurl.com/LifeEnrichmentSeries or call Helen Heins at 815-268-4051.
'Secrets of Credit Report Unveiled.' Noon, Ford-Iroquois Extension office, 916 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga. How to get your credit report for free and how to improve your credit score. Presented by University of Illinois Extension family life educators Chelsey Byers, Leia Kedem and Kathy Sweedler. Free. Registration required. Register at http://tinyurl.com/LifeEnrichmentSeries or call Helen Heins at 815-268-4051.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Leadership seminar with David Rosch. 9 to 11 a.m., Champaign County Economic Development Corp., 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 100, C. Rosch is an assistant professor in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, coordinator of the annual National Leadership Symposium and a facilitator of leadership programs in conjunction with LeaderShape Inc. Learn to become a better leader, make better decisions and more effectively manage relationships in your organization. Sponsored by Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corp. Cost $10. Contact Carly McCrory at email@example.com or 359-6261.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Chan at 355-1866 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 19
'Writing a Business Plan' workshop. 3 to 5:30 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Provides help in creating a comprehensive business plan specific to your business. Topics include rationale for completing a business plan, developing a financial analysis, and directions for securing financing. Examples of actual business plans reviewed. Workbook provided. Preregistration and payment required. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.
Friday, Sept. 20
Prototyping Fair. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive, C. Learn about concepts and regional resources for product development and prototyping. Meet university, private and community groups that offer product design and development services and facilities. Panel discussion led by Jed Taylor of the Technology Entrepreneur Center, noon to 1 p.m., Room 130. Hear product design considerations from UI's designer-in-residence and learn about Research Park companies' experiences working with local machine shops to develop prototypes. Exhibitors, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., atrium. Lunch provided. Register at go.illinois.edu/Prototyping_Fair. For information, go to http://researchpark.illinois.edu/events/Prototyping_fair.
Food service sanitation manager's course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 18, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Exam, 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Course for people needing Department of Public Health recertification, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18. 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.
'Addressing Emotions at Work.' 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 or 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Discuss strategies for addressing strong emotions. Class is part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Class fee $135. Register by Sept. 11 for Sept. 18 class and by Sept. 19 for Sept. 26 classes. Call Parkland, 351-2235.
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