Business calendar

Business calendar



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, 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 .



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 .

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 .

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.



HOBART | Ivy Tech Corporate College will host a Disney Institute at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30. Cost is $359 per person until June 1. For more information or to register, call (219) 981-4402. To learn more about Disney Institute, visit

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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 or (219) 464-9237. Visit 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 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.



Aug. 13

GARY | Ken Bennett, Regional Representative to U. S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, will speak at the next Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon Aug. 13 at The Steel City Buffet & Grill, 411 East 5th Ave. The meeting and luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $17 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Call the Chamber Office, (219) 885-7407 to reserve seats.


Aug. 16

HAMMOND | The Hammond INnovation Center and the Northwest SDBC are offering their next Half Day Hands On workshop, "Twittering Your Business" 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at 5209 Hohman Ave. Cost is $50, which includes breakfast. Prepayments and preregistration are required. Computers are available or bring your own laptop. To register, call (219) 750-1200 or


Aug. 18 and 25

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is presenting QuickBooks Essentials Part II from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 and 25 at the Purdue University Calumet Academic Learning Center, 9900 Connecticut Drive, in Room 231. It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of QuickBooks or have taken the first essentials workshop. The cost is $100. Registration and pryment are required in advance. To register, visit, click on seminars and events, the workshop and follow instructions or call (219) 644-3513 for more information.


Sept. 13

INDIANAPOLIS | The third INVESTIndiana Equity Conference returns to Indianapolis, providing institutional investors, fund managers, analysts and investment professionals the opportunity to hear about the performance and prospects of Indiana's leading public companies. The one-day event will be at the Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. For more information, visit .


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