Business Glance 2-3-13
Real estate classes
The C. David McVay School will present a full day of continuing education classes for real estate agents Thursday at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1600 E. 16th St. The schedule includes:
• 8-10:45 a.m. — Contract Law Today
• 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. — Real Estate Legal Issues 1
• 2-4:45 p.m. — Fair Housing
Cost is $40 for all nine hours or $15 per individual classes. Lunch is included. To reserve a seat, call 1-602-749-2098 or email email@example.com.
The classes are sponsored by Citizens Title & Trust.
Know Yuma Inside & Out
The next session of Know Yuma Inside & Out will focus on Yuma's agriculture industry. It will meet from 7 to 8 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Yuma City Council Chambers at Yuma City Hall. The free event includes a continental breakfast.
Guest speaker will be Kurt Nolte, executive director of the Yuma County Cooperative Extension and regional vegetable production specialist. He will present an overview of the area's agriculture industry with a recap of the current season. He will also provide preliminary information from the University of Arizona's study on the economic impact of agriculture in Yuma County.
The series of meetings provides business people with information about the Yuma area. They are hosted by the Yuma Sun in partnership with Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp., Yuma Visitors Bureau, Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and city of Yuma.
Veterans job fair
Yuma Proving Ground will hold Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Job Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the YPG Desert Breeze Community Recreation Room, Building S-6. Target audience is active duty and reserve military and veterans; however, all others are welcome.
Employers and several agencies will be on hand to assist with job search and filing for unemployment benefits. They also will have information about veterans benefits, education opportunities and government job opportunities.
For more information, call 328-3350 or 328-2470.
Government procurement conference
The 2013 Government Procurement Outlook conference will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Yuma Civic Center. The event brings together government officials to discuss upcoming projects in design, construction, facilities management, renewable energy, information technology, communications, electronics and security.
It provides a forum for businesses to identify contract opportunities with federal, state, municipal and local governments and subcontract opportunities with prime government contractors.
For more information, to register, call Sheila Martin at 1-602-300-2682 or visit http://2013yumagovprocurementconference.eventbrite.com.
Libraries have most tax forms
The Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, has most federal tax forms. A list of income tax resources will be available in English and Spanish. Forms and instructions are also available online at www.azdor.gov (Arizona) and www.irs.gov (federal).
All libraries in the Yuma County Library District will have state and federal reproducible forms available to make photocopies.
Library staff will assist with Internet searches for forms or instructions. However, they are not trained in tax matters and therefore cannot advise as to which forms to use.
For more information, call 782-1871.
AARP to open free tax office
The AARP volunteer free tax office for those eligible will open Monday at 2451 S. Avenue A, Suite 4B in the Kachina Medical Plaza. The office will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through the tax season, closing sooner if at capacity.
Those seeking tax preparation assistance should bring a photo ID, original Social Security cards or statements for everyone on the tax return, current income documents, W-2s and 1099s from all sources for 2012 and last year's tax return. If itemizing, bring needed receipts and summary totals of expenses.
Due to limited staff, the office won't be able to handle any sales of stocks and bonds.