Business Glance 11-15-12
Business women meet
The Yuma chapter of American Business Women's Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Inn-Chilton Conference Center, 300 E. 32nd St. The cost of $17 will be collected at the door for members and guests.
The event will include networking, dinner and the program “Investments and you” presented by Reed Lohrenz. A financial advisor, Lohrenz will share ways to maximize your investment portfolio.
Reservations are needed by Monday. Contact hospitality chair Brooke at 246-3034 or email at email@example.com
Janet Torricellas, director of the Yuma County Office of the Better Business Bureau, will present information about common scams during a workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. The class is free and open to the first 20 to attend.
For more information, contact Brian Franssen, business librarian, at 373-6487.
The monthly Yuma County Chamber of Commerce mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chicago Title Agency, 1706 S. 4th Ave. Cost is $5 per person at the door.
For more information, call the chamber at 782-2567.
Worker safety classes
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will present two worker safety training classes in Yuma on Wednesday at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive.
The morning class from 9 a.m. to noon will focus on compressed gases and welding safety. The afternoon class from 1 to 4 is about machine guarding safety awareness.
Advance registration is requested for room capacity and adequate handouts. To register, contact Diane Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 373-1138.
Free employment law seminar
Schneider & Onofry law firm is holding a free seminar on employment law at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn, 310 N. Madison Ave.
Topics include employee handbooks, employee grievances, firing employees, severance and separation agreements, non-compete clauses and Right to Work law. Refreshments will be provided for this open forum discussion.
For more information and to register, call Rhonda Levitz Chatman at 257-4887.
Government procurement conference
The Diversity Business Development Center will hold its third annual Government Procurement Outlook & Exhibition Conference at the Yuma Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4-5.
The conference provides a forum for businesses to identify contract opportunities with federal, state and local governments and subcontract opportunities with prime government contractors. Speakers throughout the two-day conference from various fields, including Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, will present information about opportunities and how to access these contracts for their organizations.
Cost for the two days is $225 or $175 for one day. Pre-registration is required and is available online at http://2013yumagovprocurementconference.eventbrite.com.
Small business planning
Thinking about starting a small business? Randy Nelson, administrator of the Arizona Western College Small Business Center, will present a free program at 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road.
He will share tips on how to creat a business plan, obtain licenses and permits, secure financing and other information for prospective small business owners. For more information, call 342-1640.
Microsoft Outlook 2010
Learn more about Microsoft Outlook 2010 and its tools to organize email, manage contacts and other tasks during a workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Arizona Western College Entrepreneurial Center, 1351 S. Redondo Center Drive.
Cost is $99. Liz Davis will be the instructor.
Register at www.azwestern.edu/continuinged or call 317-6150.