Business Events

  • Wed Dec 28th, 2011 1:21pm

Improve your networking skills at Tulalip workshop

TULALIP — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce has invited speaker Barry Harter to teach chamber members how to be better networkers.

Harter will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, about the 10 must-haves for better word-of-mouth marketing, self-assessment of personal networking strengths and weaknesses, and how introverts can be better networkers.

This brown-bag lunch event is free for chamber members, $5 for nonmembers. Space is limited.

The seminar will be held in the conference room at the chamber’s office, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite C, Tulalip. Register by calling 360-659-7700 or email

HR 101: What to do at the start of employment

LYNNWOOD — All Things HR has combined its popular HR101: The Employment Cycle courses into four all-day seminars based on client feedback.

In the first of this series, All Things HR will show what to do once you decide to hire, to the new hire paperwork and best practices you need to follow when the new employee starts. This seminar will cover many topics, including the following:

How do you know it’s time to hire?

Creating a job description for the position you want to fill.

How to determining the job status (salaried exempt vs. nonexempt).

Creating a wage range.

Employment applications: What information should you have and not have?

How to write job ads.

How to conduct effective phone screens.

How to conduct effective in-person interviews.

How to select the right candidate.

How to extend a job offer.

How to properly complete a W-4.

How to properly complete an I-9 and where it needs to be filed.

Using a new hire check list (best practice).

Using a new hire or wage change forms (best practice).

The seminar will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, at Hampton Inn &Suites, 19324 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood. Cost is $150 per registrant, including lunch. To register, go to

Alliance to offer forum on state of region’s industries

EVERETT — Economic Alliance Snohomish County will present a forum on Thursday, Jan. 12, on the state of the region’s industries.

Competing for Tomorrow: Advanced Technology &Manufacturing in North Puget Sound is a panel discussion with moderator Bob Drewel, executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council.

The discussion panel will include Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University; Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson; EASC President and CEO Troy McClelland; Snohomish County PUD General Manager Steve Klein; and Marci Larsen, superintendent of the Mukilteo School District.

Competing for Tomorrow will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Blue Heron Room at the Port of Everett, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 200, Everett. Registration opens at 3 p.m.

Admission is $25. To register online, go to

McClain Insurance, E-Waste offer electronics recycling

EVERETT — Christmas is prime time for giving and receiving electronics, but many consumers wonder what to do with their old PC, laptop, TV, monitor or cellphone. McClain Insurance Services and E-Waste, a local premier electronics recycler, will provide a solution:

The public is invited to bring outdated electronics to a free electronics recycling event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at McClain Insurance, 10410 19th Ave. SE, Everett.

Electronic devices such as desktop computers, laptops, TVs, computer monitors and cellphones can be recycled free of charge at the event.

Other items such as printers, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, small microwaves and various other household electronics that are not covered under Washington state’s e-cycling program will be accepted for a $5 fee.

E-Waste, located near the southwest corner of Paine Field, recycles 99 percent of all received electronics while meeting or exceeding all environmental and safety laws and regulations. No unprocessed or end-of-life electronics are exported to undeveloped countries.

Author’s Zonta program to focus on Amelia Earhart

EVERETT — Author David Bowman is the Zonta Club of Everett’s guest speaker for their January lunch meeting.

The program will focus on Amelia Earhart, a former member of Zonta International. Learn more about Bowman online at

The club’s lunch meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Everett Golf and Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, Everett. Admission is $14.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

RSVP to 425-348-3501 or Learn more about the Zonta Club of Everett at, email or call 425-348-3501.

Governor candidates to discuss manufacturing

SEATTLE — Candidates for governor will discuss their manufacturing policy proposals and answer your questions at Impact Washington’s State of Manufacturing in Washington Summit from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle.

The $50 cost per person includes plated breakfast and parking.

This summit will focus on manufacturing in the state of Washington and its impact on economic growth. Gubernatorial candidates Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna will discuss their policy proposals for the manufacturing sector.

Keynote speaker Doug Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, will discuss a national manufacturing strategy.

Results of the 2011 State of Manufacturing in Washington poll, which surveyed 400 manufacturing CEOs in Washington, will be released. Attendees will receive a copy of the report.

To reserve a seat, go to

Economic forecast event focuses on aerospace

SEATTLE — enterpriseSeattle’s 40th annual Economic Forecast Conference will address the opportunities, challenges and trends for 2012.

This year’s conference, to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Washington State Convention Center, will highlight the future of the aerospace industry in the region with a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Boeing Co., the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Washington Aerospace Partnership and the King County Aerospace Alliance.

Featured speakers at this year’s conference will include Gov. Chris Gregoire, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Bill Ayer, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines.

General registration costs $195 before Dec. 31 and $215 after Jan. 1.

Register online at