Small Business Basics, the fundamentals of starting and running your own business, will be discussed by Dan Slifko of SCORE at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Cost: Free. Registration recommended at 419-874-3135, ext. 134.
The Minority Contractors Business Assistance Program at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is offering two OSHA safety certification programs. A 30-hour certification program begins tonight from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the chamber's offices, eighth floor of the Toledo Edison Building, 300 Madison Ave. Cost: $300. A 10-hour program begins Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chamber offices. Cost: $100. Reservations required for both sessions, at www.toledochamber.com. For information: Erik Johnson, 419-243-8191.
A technology innovation luncheon program, hosted by the Regional Growth Partnership, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Speakers: Tom Brady, of Plastic Technologies Inc.; Linda Stacey, of the University of Toledo; Steve Gruetter of Platform Labs, and Bruce Baumhower of UAW Local 12. Cost: $25. For information: 419-252-2700.
A meeting, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business/Ohio, to discuss the increasing cost of doing business in Ohio will be at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. Cost: $10. Reservations: Andy Patterson at 614-221-4107 or Andy.Patterson@nfib.org.
The Toledo chapter of Financial Executives International will present Federal Tax Legislation Update from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. downtown. Speaker: Doug Berg, managing director of tax services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Detroit. From 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Roger Curtis, president of Michigan International Speedway, will discuss Racing to Economic Victory. Reservations for both events, at www.financialexecutives.org or Jolene Wagner at 419-343-2807.
Marketing In a Tough Economy is the theme of AdWORKS '09, a seminar presented by the Advertising Club of Toledo from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Toledo Club downtown. Cost: up to $75, depending on events attended. Registration required by 5 p.m. tomorrow, at www.adworkstoledo.com.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a meeting on a drug-free workplace from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the chamber's offices, eighth floor of the Toledo Edison Building, 300 Madison Ave., downtown. Speaker: Roye Durde of ProMedica's Substance Abuse Facility. Cost: Free. Reservations required, www.toledochamber.com. For information: Erik Johnson, 419-243-8191.
Ohio Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce will present a seminar about state and local resources for investing money from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mayores Senior Center, 2 Aurora Gonzalez Drive, in Toledo. Cost: free. Registration by 5 p.m. Wednesday, at www.ohiotreasurer.org or 1-800-228-1102.
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