Business calendar, June 15, 2014

Business calendar, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 19

Project Management Institute.Central Illinois Chapter meeting, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington. Speaker: Andrew Chaikin, NASA consultant, author and internationally renowned space expert, on "Team Performance — Goal Setting — Learning from Failure: Project Management Lessons of the Astronauts Who Went to the Moon." Registration and lunch buffet open, 11 a.m.; announcements, 11:25 a.m.; speaker, 11:30 a.m. Cost for dinner and speaker: $25, members, and $30, nonmembers, through June 18; at the door, $30 and $35, respectively, and students with college ID, $15. Speaker only, no meal: $10, members and students with college ID; $15, nonmembers. Contact Venkata Paramatmuni at or go to to register.

Business Success & Solutions Seminar — Productive Communication. Noon to 1 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Learn practical solutions for turning frustrating interactions into open, productive dialogue at home and work. Presented by Beth Racine, president and founder of Envision Innovation. Cost: $12, chamber members; $22, nonmembers. To register, call Caryn Isenhower at 359-1791.

'Writing a Business Plan.' 3 to 5:30 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. Workshop provides help in creating a comprehensive business plan unique to your business. Course includes the rationale for completing a business plan, developing a financial analysis and directions for securing financing. Cost $25. Preregistration required. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or

Thursday, June 26

Women's Business Council of Champaign County luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1417 S. Neil St., C. Topic: Sharon Hamilton at Curves on "Adding Physical Activities." Guests welcome, but guest attendance is limited to two luncheons. After two visits, you must be a member to attend. Cost for luncheon is $14 by June 20, $20 afterward. Registration and information at


Farm open house. 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 3, Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., C. Each week, there will be goat's milk gelato available by the scoop, a variety of goat cheeses and more. The kitchen will offer various items each week. Farmer and artisan friends will be bringing produce, plants, breads, bagels, knife sharpening and more. For information, call 840-4097 or 643-2314.

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

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