The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance Roundtable Luncheon Meeting is at noon March 19 at the Confluence Technology Center, 283 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee. The program includes a presentation by Interwest Communications and NEC Unified on how current technologies could become more useful. Lunch is provided for GWATA members, guests pay $5. RSVP by March 17 to email@example.com or call 661-9000.
The Rental Association of Wenatchee Valley's dinner business meeting starts at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Eagles Club, 1208 N Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. Bill De Weber, WWA president, and Julie Froom of RHA Rental Housing Association will speak. For information call Glenda Thompson at 670-1124.
The Wenatchee Business and Professional Women will meet at noon March 18 at Super China Star Buffet, 201 Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee. For information call Judy Lamphiear at 663-3091.
SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business) offers two workshops in March:
* "20 Ways to Grow Sales" is set for March 4. An experienced sales manager will suggest ways to increase sales and services, plus offer ideas on marketing and advertising.
* "Financing Your Business" is set for March 18. Participants will get ideas on how and where to find financing for a startup or existing business, including what banks are looking for in a borrower and resources for grants.
Workshops are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 300 S. Columbia, Wenatchee.
The cost is $25 per business, which includes light refreshments. Call 662-2116 to register. SCORE also offers free business counseling from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
"Managing Employee Leave" is the topic of the Apple Valley Human Resources Association workshop from 8 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. Attorney Arianna Cozart and Pete Phillips, absence management coordinator at Central Washington Hospital, will provide information on current federal and state leave laws. The cost is $30 for AVHRA members or $35 for nonmembers. Registration required by March 13. Call Susan Campbell at 682-6097. For information, see avhra.com.
The Wenatchee office of the Washington State Deportment of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 17 at the Douglas County Fire District, 377 Eastmont Ave., East Wenatchee. For information call 663-9741.
The 2009 Write on the River conference is set for May 16 on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. Spokane author Jess Walter is the keynote speaker. For information see www.writeontheriver.org.
The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center fund raiser is 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. The event includes a banquet, silent auction, entertainment and presentation of several annual awards. Dance instructor Joan Shelton Mason will receive the "Wenatchee Valley Living Treasure Award." Tickets are $35, reservations required. For reservations call 888-6240.
The Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance Innovators Awards Luncheon is noon to 1:30 p.m. April 7 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The event includes GWATA award announcements. The keynote speaker is Microsoft's Justin Barsotti, group marketing manager, educational products. Tickets are $23 for GWATA members or $28 for nonmembers. For information, visit www.gwata.
Coming to town These meetings, conventions and events are planned in the Wenatchee and Chelan areas within the next month. This information is provided by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, Town Toyota Center and Campbell's on Lake Chelan. Group/event Date People Choir competition March 3 50 WA St. Insurance Commission Office March 3 300 Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery March 3 Open Natural Resources Department March 3 Open Women's Resource Breakfast March 5 250 Special Olympics March 6 1,350 Mill Bay Casino March 6-8 120 Twisp Council March 6-8 15 WA Winter Special Olympics Games March 6-8 Open Wenatehee Valley Museum banquet March 11 125 KPQ Home & Garden Show March 12-15 Open WA State Social Study Council March 13-15 150 WSDOT Leadership Forum March 15-19 150 NCW Activities Association March 18 Open T&IT/WITEA March 18 200 NC Uniserv March 18 Open Lake Chelan Building Supply March 19 Open NC ESD March 19 Open Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska March 20 Open Mill Boy Casino March 20-22 120 LC Rotary Sponsoring Jenny Montes March 21 Open Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska March 21 Open Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska March 22 Open WSDOT Project Engineers March 24-26 90 WA State Transit Insurance Pool March 25-27 35 The Newsboys March 26 Open Physical Therapists March 26-28 90 Deacon's Retreat March 27-29 30 International Choral Festival March 28 350 Xtreme International Ice Racing March 28-29 Open WA State Training Consortium Mar. 29-Apr. 1 175 Group/event Location Choir competition The Coast WA St. Insurance Commission Office The Coast Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Campbell's Natural Resources Department Campbell's Women's Resource Breakfast The Coast Special Olympics The Coast Mill Bay Casino Campbell's Twisp Council Campbell's WA Winter Special Olympics Games Town Wenatehee Valley Museum banquet The Coast KPQ Home & Garden Show Town WA State Social Study Council Campbell's WSDOT Leadership Forum Campbell's NCW Activities Association Campbell's T&IT/WITEA The Coast NC Uniserv Campbell's Lake Chelan Building Supply Campbell's NC ESD Campbell's Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska Town Mill Boy Casino Campbell's LC Rotary Sponsoring Jenny Montes Campbell's Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska Town Wenatehee Wild vs. Alaska Town WSDOT Project Engineers Campbell's WA State Transit Insurance Pool Campbell's The Newsboys Town Physical Therapists Campbell's Deacon's Retreat Campbell's International Choral Festival The Coast Xtreme International Ice Racing Town WA State Training Consortium Campbell's