HAMMOND | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center business adviser Bill Gregory will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the Hammond INnovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave. To meet with Gregory, visit www.nwisbdc.org, fill out a business assessment and call (219) 644–3513 to schedule an appointment.
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 .
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.
HIGHLAND | BWUN (Business Women United Network) Highland Alliance meets from 8 to 9:15 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Round the Clock, 9010 Indianapolis Blvd. For information contact, Bethany Crose at (219) 308-9113
CROWN POINT | BNI, Business Network International, meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at White Hawk Country Club, 1001 White Hawk Drive, in the Members Lounge. 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 Red Key Realty Leaders, 503 E. Summit St. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 464-9237. Visit www.roinetworkinc.com for more information.
MERRILLVILLE | NWINP, Northwest Indiana Networking Professionals, meets from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Fridays at AJ Specialties, 1308 East 85th Ave. For more information, visit www.nwinetworking.org or contact Carl Watroba at (219) 776-7423.
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 | The Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women of Merrillville Duneland, or INFBPW, will host a dinner meeting at the Patio Restaurant, 7706 Broadway. Networking will take place from 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation at 6:30. The cost is $19. Email Tammy Cowser at email@example.com for more information or to RSVP.
Oct. 13, 20
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is presenting a two-part workshop on QuickBooks essentials from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 and 20 at the Purdue University Calumet Academic Learning Center, 9900 Connecticut Drive, in Room 221. The fee is $100 for the two-part workshop. Registration and payment are required in advance. To register, visit http://www.nwisbdc.org/, click on seminars and events, the workshop and follow instructions or call (219) 644-3513.
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be holding its second annual Tourism Tech Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive. Cost is $15 if registered and paid before Oct. 15, or $20 for onsite registration. For more information or to register, visit www.southshorecva.com/tech-summit or call Luke Weinman, at (219) 989-7770.
HAMMOND | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is presenting Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hammond INnovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave. The cost is $25 and registration and payment are required in advance. To register, visit http://www.nwisbdc.org/, click on seminars and events, the workshop, and follow instructions or call (219) 644-3513.
CROWN POINT |The University of St. Francis Crown Point will host a question-and-answer session for those seeking entry to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or the Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing (LPN-ASN) program from 5:30 to 7 p.m.at Franciscan Point, 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Pavilion U. For more information, contact Crown Point Admissions at (219) 488-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VALPARAISO | Rosalie Levinson, law professor at Valparaiso University, will provide insight about religious employers that claim exemption from anti-discrimination laws and their refusal to provide contraceptives to female employees at a free even from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union. The event is hosted by e Engaging NWI Business Women. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. For more information about this event or the organization, visit www.engagingNWIbusinesswomen.org.
CROWN POINT | First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway (U.S. 231 and Broadway) is hosting a morning business hour from 8 to 9 a.m. Local business coaches Theresa Valade and Leanne Hoagland Smith will present “Got Talent” share their expertise on learning your power talents and how to execute for personal and professional success. There will be networking and Refreshments. RSVP to: Judith Mariola at Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org .
MERRILLVILLE | Jim Oberweis, owner of Oberweis Dairy, will be the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Luncheon Nov. 14 at the Star Plaza in Merrillville. The event, which honors entrepreneurs throughout the seven counties in Northwest Indiana, is sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center. The awards luncheon is open to the public. Tickets are $40. Call the NWI SBDC at (219) 644-3513 or email email@example.com to buy tickets. For more information about the event or sponsorships, visit www.edayleaders.com .
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