Business datebook

Seminars and networking events for area professionals.
Posted on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

MISHAWAKA — The Mishawaka Business Association will host its annual fundraising dinner with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Riverside Terrace, 426 Lincolnway E. This is event is open to Mishawaka Business Association members and the general public. Cost is $50. Free valet parking is available. There will be live music, a silent auction and cash bar. Bob Nagle will emcee with former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan and former mayor of Mishawaka Bob Beutter as guest speakers. The MBA will honor IP Solutions as the Business of the Year and Dr. Steve Cramer of Bethel College as Business Person of the Year. For information on sponsorships, to donate silent auction items or purchase tickets, email the Mishawaka Business Association at Director@mishawakabusiness.org.

SOUTH BEND — Creating a workplace environment that is more than just accessible to those with special needs is the topic of an upcoming Business Leadership Network Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Humbreys Multimedia Room of the St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St. The educational hour will feature Sara Brodzinski, manager of training and employee services at Martin’s Super Markets and Sandra Bens, director of disability support services at Ivy Tech. The event is free to attend. To RSVP, contact Maria Stancati at 472-7316 or mstancati@goodwill-ni.org. Guests are asked to bring their own lunch. A beverage and dessert will be provided by Martin’s Super Markets. This event is sponsored by the North Central Indiana Business Leadership Network.

SOUTH BEND — The Small Business Development Center is offering the following seminars:

Ÿ Developing Your Marketing Strategy — Feb. 19

Ÿ Launching Your Own Business — Feb. 26

The seminars are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SBDC, 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 120. The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 282-4350 or visit www.southbendbcg.com.

SOUTH BEND — The Small Business Development Center is offering a Taking the Fear Out of Technology seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21. The cost is $10. For more information or to register call 282-4350 or visit www.southbendbcg.com.

SOUTH BEND — A Small Business Symposium from 1 to 4 p.m. is slated for March 6 at the St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch, 304 S. Main St. Common management questions regarding access to capital, growth strategies, staffing and other topics will be answered. Public and nonprofit organizations will sponsor the event, so there will be no charge to attend. Participants are asked to save the date by registering online at http://conta.cc/XAYwHF. For more information on the event or how to register, call Drew Brown at WorkOne at 237-9675. More information will be available before the event.

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