Business calendar April 21, 2013

Monday, April 22

'Financing Options for Long-Term Care: What's Best for You?' Noon to 1 p.m., Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Potential cost of long-term care and ways to pay for it. For information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org or web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.

'Nutrition Bang for Your Buck' workshop. 6 to 7 p.m., St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, 201 N. Third St., St. Joseph. Speaker: Leia Kedem, registered dietitian and nutrition educator. Learn how to cut down on food waste with simple meal planning tricks, and get the most nutrition for your money. Free. Call the library, 469-2159.

Wednesday, April 24

2013 Administrative Professionals Day breakfast. 7 to 9 a.m., Room D-244, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Sponsored by Champaign-Urbana Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals. Faith Roberts, speaker/consultant at Carle Foundation Hospital, on "Generational Differences." For registration information, email Lisa Bishop at Lisa.Bishop@Carle.com.

'Retirement by Design' seminar. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1912 Round Barn Road, Suite E, C. Money Smart Week event sponsored by Edward Jones financial adviser Darrold Kennedy. Free. Call Meg Crisman at 398-6562.

Thursday, April 25

'The Path to Sustainable Change' workshop. 8 a.m. to noon, Parkland College Business Training & Community Education, Room J-125, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Workshop explains the four steps in creating sustainable change, relating to energy efficiency. Free. To register, visit igencc.org/temt. Contact Jessie McClusky-Gilbert at 353-2102 or jgilbert@parkland.edu for information.

Digital publishing workshop. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Illinois Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, Room 2009, 301 E. Gregory Drive, C. Presented by University & College Designers Association; Champaign-Urbana Design Organization is a workshop media partner. Cost: UCDA members, $100; partner members, $125; nonmembers: $150. $25 discount for CUDO members. For more information, go to http://thecudo.org/events/ucda-workshop-digital-publishing/.

'Protect Yourself: Insurance Basics' class. 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity, 119 E. University Ave., C. Topics include: safeguard your home and belongings; types of insurance; and shopping for insurance. Free. Call Michelle Stallmeyer at Habitat for Humanity, 819-5113, to register.

'Foundations of Investing' seminar. 6 to 7 p.m., Edward Jones office, 1912 Round Barn Road, C. Hosted by financial adviser Darrold Kennedy as part of Money Smart Week. Features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds; the importance of asset allocation; the impact of inflation. Free. Call the office, 398-6562.

'Writing a Business Plan' workshop. 6 to 8:30 p.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. Registration required. Cost $25. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.

Saturday, April 27

Business Expo and Taste of Sullivan. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 216 W. Jefferson St., Sullivan. Hosted by Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development. Event gives businesses a chance to meet the public and promote goods and services. Contact Laurrie Minor at 728-4223 or email info@sullivanchamber.com.

Wednesday, May 1

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.

Tuesday, May 7

Coles County Entrepreneurship Class Trade Show. 5 to 7:30 p.m., LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N, Charleston. See the businesses that students have started during the past school year. Trade show open, 5 to 6 p.m. Presentation on "Supercharged Millennial Entrepreneurs," 6:20 to 7:15 p.m. Jack Schultz from Agracel, Inc./Boomtown Institute and local educator Craig Lindvahl will show how communities are being transformed by young entrepreneurs. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages served. Free admission. For information, contact the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, 345-7041, or cacc@charlestonchamber.com.

Ongoing

Toast of Champaign Toastmasters. Noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Champaign Public Library (see information desk for room location), 200 W. Green St. Learn to speak in front of groups. For anyone interested in beginning, developing or working on their communication skills. Guests are welcome to attend any meeting. Also, visit the Fireside Club, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., first and third Wednesdays of the month, and the McKinley Toastmasters Club, 6:15 p.m., first four Thursdays of the month, also at the library.

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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