Business calendar, April 6, 2014

Monday, April 7

'Ready or Not? Preparing for The Unexpected.' 6:30 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1701 Broadmoor Drive, Suite 110, C. Seminar hosted by Edward Jones financial adviser Mike Kessel. How to prepare financially for unexpected events, such as job loss, extended disability, death of family member. Free. To make a reservation, contact Amy Jones, 352-0117, or email amy.jones @edwardjones.com.

Tuesday, April 8

Project Management Institute.Central Illinois Chapter meeting, 5 to 7:15 p.m., Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 1801 Eastland Drive, Bloomington. Speaker: Rick Gillis, author of four books on job search and employment and a contributing writer for Salary.com, on "Promote Yourself." Registration, 5 p.m.; dinner buffet, 5:30 p.m.; speaker, 6:15 p.m. Cost for dinner and speaker: $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers, through April 7; cost at the door, $30 and $35, respectively. Students with college ID, $15. Speaker only, no meal: $10 for members and nonmember students, $15 for nonmembers. Go to pmi-cic.org to register.

'Are You Suddenly Faced With Retirement Paperwork From Your Employer?' 6 to 7 p.m., Lincolnshire Country Club, 2000 Byrnebruk Drive, C. An educational seminar presented by Mike Kessel, Edward Jones financial adviser, on employer-sponsored retirement plan options. Free. To register, contact Amy Jones at 352-0117 or amy.jones@edwardjones.com.

Thursday, April 10

Parkland College Spring Job Fair. 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dodds Athletic Center (Parkland Gymnasium), 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Employers and hiring representatives will answer questions and discuss job opportunities. On hand will be representatives from a variety of career fields — business, technology, communications, health care, criminal justice, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and human services. Bring resumes and arrive in business attire. Cosponsored by The News-Gazette. Free and open to the public. Call Parkland Career Center, 351-2536, or visit parkland.edu/careercenter.

'Roth IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing.' 6:30 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1701 Broadmoor Drive, Suite 110, C. Seminar hosted by Edward Jones financial adviser Mike Kessel. Free. For reservations, call Amy Jones at 352-0117 or email amy.jones@edwardjones.com.

Monday, April 14

'Serve It Safely.' 6 to 8:30 p.m., Champaign County Extension auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Seminar on preparing, storing and serving food for public consumption safely; includes a take-home manual and thermometer. Cost $5. To register, call the Extension office, 333-7672, or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.

Thursday, April 17

'Starting a Small Business' workshop. 3 to 5:30 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. Overview of steps to open a business. Includes help with defining a business, conducting an analysis of the competition, marketing, understanding cash flow. Cost $25. Workbook provided. Preregistration and payment required. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or eci.score.org.

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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