GARY | Matthew C. Greller , the executive director and CEO of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns will speak at the monthly Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon April 9 at The Steel City Buffet & Grill, 411 E. Fifth Ave. The meeting/lunch is open to the public. The cost is $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Call (219) 885-7407 to reserve a seat.
MERRILLVILLE | The Referral Organization of Indiana (ROI) Business Networking Group meets Mondays at A.J. Specialties, 1308 E. 85th Ave. Networking starts at 7:15 a.m.; meetings start at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact Tony Schifino at (219) 736-0367 or John Vurpillat at 219-669-6804.
PORTAGE | The Northwest Indiana Professional Network meets from 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays at Portage Work One, Ameriplex Commercial Park, 1575 Adler Circle, Suite A. For more information, contact Sandra Alvarez at the Center of Workforce Innovations at (219) 462-2940 or email@example.com .
MERRILLVILLE | "E" Engaging NWI Business Women members and guests are invited to hear guest speaker Sandy Appleby of Geminus from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. April 10 at Centier Bank's main office, 600 E. 84th Ave. The topic is "Managing Stress and the Tough Customer." RSVP for this free event by visiting www.engagingNWIbusinesswomen.org .
HAMMOND | The Rotary Club of Hammond meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays in the Student Union Library Building at Purdue Calumet, 2200 169th St. For more information, call (219)513-0549, or visit www.hammondrotary.org .
MERRILLVILLE | Southshore Business Networking, will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month Cafe Divine, 9000 Taft St. Call Rick Gosser at (219) 808-9888 or visit http://www.southshorebusinessnetworking.com .
HIGHLAND | BNI, Business Networking International will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Harry's Grill, 9400 Indianapolis Blvd. Contact Michael Pelz at (815) 370-2940.
CROWN POINT | BNI, Business Network International, meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Schoop's, 1124 N. Main St. For information, call Michael Pelz at (219) 427-5933 or (815) 370-2940.
CROWN POINT | The Referral Organization of Indiana (ROI) Business Networking Group meets Wednesdays at Fahrenheit 212, 10805 Broadway. Networking starts at 7:15 a.m.; meetings start at 7:30 am. For more information, visit http://roinetworkinc.com .
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Chapter of BNI, Business Networking International, will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft St. Contact Michael Pelz at (815) 370-2940.
VALPARAISO | BNI, Business Network International, meets from 7 to 8:30 am at The Hampton Inn, 1451 Silhavy Road. For information call Beckie Guffin at (219) 462-2771.
HAMMOND | Hammond will host its ninth annual job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive. For more information, call Jacob Saczawa at (219) 853-6508, ext. 312.
SCHERERVILLE | NorthStar360 Business Solutions invites the business community to attend, "The Integrity Model," from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Providence Bank, 950 W. U.S. 30. Participants will develop an understanding of the process of self-mastery. To register, contact Susan Riddering at (219) 864-1576 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for complete details and pricing.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Breakfast Kiwanis meets from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at Petro's Restaurant, 6190 Broadway Ave. For more information, please contact Mary Jane DiMichele at (219) 934-6318 ext. 239 or visit www.MerrillvilleBreakfastKiwanis.com .
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis Club meets from noon to 1 p.m., Thursdays at Petro's Restaurant, 6190 Broadway Ave. For more information call Bruce Woods at (219) 794-1259 over visit www.merrillvillenoonkiwanis.org .
SCHERERVILLE | A BNI (Business Networking International) business development group meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Holiday Inn Express, 1773 Fountain Park Drive. Call Michael Pelz at (815) 370-2940 for more information.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Business League meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the Round-the-Clock restaurant, 217 E. Lincolnway. For more information, visit http://www.portercounty.com .
VALPARAISO |The Referral Organization of Indiana (ROI) Business Networking Group meets Thursdays at the Regional Credit Union, 2801 Boilermaker Ave. (Door needs to stay locked until 9 a.m., so knock). Networking starts at 8 a.m.; meetings are from 8:15 to 9:15 am. For more information, contact Sue Baxter at email@example.com or (219) 464-9237. Visit www.roinetworkinc.com for more information.
SCHERERVILLE | Linda Woloshansky, president/CEO of the Center of Workforce Innovations Inc., will speak about Ready NWI at the next Lake County Advancement Committee meeting, set for noon at Teibel's Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41. The cost is $20, which will be collected at the door. Only cash and checks will be accepted. To make reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (219) 473-4325 by April 9. Guests are welcome.
HAMMOND | Free business counseling services are available through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) from 9 and 10 a.m. Fridays at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, 5246 Hohman Ave. If you are starting a business, or having problems in business, call (219) 931-1000 for an appointment.
MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana Networking Professionals meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at either Cafe Divine (Inside Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft St.) or AJ Specialties (1308 East 85th Ave.) Check the website for location, http://nwinetworking.org/events.php. Contact Carl Watroba at email@example.com or (219) 776-7423 for more information.
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MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is offering Microsoft Office 2010 - Simplified from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 and 21 at the Purdue University Calumet Academic Learning Center, 9900 Connecticut Drive, in Room 221. The cost is $125 and registration and payment are required in advance. To register, visit www.nwisbdc.org, click on seminars and events, the workshop and follow instructions or call (219) 644-3513 with questions.
HAMMOND | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is presenting its business feasibility workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday April 17 at the Hammond INnovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave. The cost is $25 and registration and payment are required in advance. To register, visit www.nwisbdc.org, click on seminars and events, the workshop and follow instructions or call (219) 644-3513.
MERRILLVILLE | Internet marketing veteran Jim Kukral will highlight the 2012 Indiana University Northwest Business Speakers Series Luncheon at noon at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave. Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10, which includes eight corporate representatives and two business and economic students. For more information or to register, call (219) 980-6633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host its 11th annual Career fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Savannah Center Gym. This free event is open to the public. For more information, please contact the Office of Career Services at(219) 980-6650.
GARY | The Indiana High Speed Rail Association is hosting its 13th annual Golden Spike Seminar on May 17 at Indiana University Northwest. Topics include why Indiana is important to the Midwest regional rail system. The seminar costs $60 or $75 after May 1. Sponsorships are available. For information and reservations, call (219) 887-1351, email email@example.com or visit www.indianahighspeedrail.org .
MERRILLVILLE | The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 annual Best of the Northwest Regional Expo "Improving Your Health, Business & Home Starts Here" from 2 to 5 pm at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville. Admission is a recommended donation of $5, proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact Farren at (219) 769-8180, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
To read more calendar, visit http://www.nwi.com/business. To include an item in the local business calendar, send event information, time, date, cost and location to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to (219) 933-3249.