Wenatchee Business and Professional Women hosts meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The first Wednesday (Jan. 7) is the business meeting at Pybus Market, 3 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee. It is an opportunity to learn more about BPW. The third Wednesday is a networking lunch at the North Central Regional Library office, 16 N. Columbia, Wenatchee. The Jan. 21 meeting includes a presentation by Cori Bautista and the Junior Service League of Wenatchee. For information call 433-4621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GWATA's Social Media Club meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Pybus Market (in the large meeting room next to the community kitchen).The Jan. 20 topic is "Social Media Hacks." The event is free for members, $ 10 for nonmembers. For information call Kathryn Franklin at 509-661 -9000 or email email@example.com.
The Rental Association of Wenatchee Valley meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 (with dinner and networking starting at 5:30) at the Eagles Lodge building, 1208 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. Guest speaker Jeff Neher of Cordell Neher & Company PLLC will present some tax tips. The public is invited. Dinner is $7. For information call 509-423-7429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce's Wake up Wenatchee meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Town Toyota Center. The theme will be "State of the Region." The cost is $ 12 for pre-registered members or $ 15 at the door. For information and to register call 662-21 16.
Electric Toasters, a local chapter of Toastmasters International, meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chelan County Public Utility District Auditorium, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. The public is invited. For information call Susan Gillin at 509-661-4249 or check out the group's Facebook page.
The NCW Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Chelan County Public Utility District Auditorium, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. For information call 662-2116.
Toastmasters Cascade Speakeasy Chapter offers a welcome environment for members to practice public speaking skills. Meetings are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington St.(corner of Washington and Miller),Wenatchee. For details see www.4061.toastmastersclubs.org. For information call 884-5223.
SCORE offers two lunchtime workshops in January at the office at 2 S. Chelan St. (basement level), Wenatchee. The Jan. 6 topic is "Starting Your Own Successful Business." It will be followed on Jan. 20 with "The Business Plan." The two are part of a six-workshop series that runs through March. The workshops start at noon and end at 2 p.m. Bring a "brown bag lunch" if you wish. The cost is $25 for one session or $100 for all six sessions. For information call 509-888-2900 or go to the website at centralwashington.score.org.
The Department of Revenue's free e-file webinar is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 8. Participants will learn how to file electronically; how to sign up for electronic due date reminders and sales tax changes; and learn about various payment options including EFT debit EFT credit, E-check, and credit card. Whether you're a small business or a CPA who handles multiple accounts, e-file offers several advantages over traditional paper filing, including 24/7 access to your tax return and payment system, and automatic error checking, to name a few.
To register, send an e-mail to NBOWebinar@ dor.wa.gov with your name, company name, phone number and email address. The deadline to register is Jan. 5. The Revenue website, www. dor.wa.gov/Workshops, offers a complete schedule of in-person business workshops held around the state and short video versions of the workshops.
"A Self Publishing Primer," a two-part mini-workshop taught by Theresa Monsey and sponsored by Write on the River, is set from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 in Van Tassel Center on the Wenatchee Valley College campus. The cost is $15 for WOTR members or $50 for nonmembers. The two-part workshop reviews steps to distribute and market your writing without a publisher. Part I, "The Basics: Getting Started," is from 9 a.m. to 10:30. Part 2, "Moving On To Publication," is from 10:30 to noon. For information go to writeontheriver.org.
The Port of Douglas County's Economic Leadership Roundtable is 11 45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Wild Card, 560 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. Join regional leaders for an exploration and analysis of what is happening in the local economy. Lunch is provided by the Port of Douglas. To RSVR call Esther at 884-4700 or email esther@ portofdouglas.org.
"The Not So Newlywed Game," hosted by Bob Eubanks, starts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee. The event is a live replica of the television game show using four local married couples: Clyde and Ruth Ballard; Dave and Linda Herald; Scott and Jennifer Devereaux; and Norma Gallegos and Gustavo Montoya, along with four couples from the audience. Tickets are $25/$29 for adults, $2l/$25 for seniors and $ 19/$23 for youth. For information call 663-2787.
Bundle Up Fest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Stanley Civic Center Fountain Plaza in downtown Wenatchee. It includes a 5K or IK run, s'mores, crafts, L-Bow the Clown, hay rides and more. It is sponsored by the Wenatchee Downtown Association, Wenatchee Parks and Recreation and Wenatchee Runs. For information call 662-0059 or 888-3282.
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the 59er Diner, 200 Apple Annie Ave., Cashmere. Refreshments and door prizes included. Business After Hours is a free networking event. RSVP to email@example.com or call 662-2116.