Published May 2006

Calendar of Events

Legislative Recognition Breakfast — May 3
The Joint Snohomish County Chambers Legislative Recognition Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. May 3 at the Everett Golf & Country Club. During the event, chosen legislators will be presented with the 2006 Business Champion Award for consistently voting in support of business issues. Keynote speaker Don Brunell, president of the Association of Washington Business will speak on the impact of current legislation on Washington business. Cost to attend is $35. For more information, contact the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce at 425-257-3222 or by sending e-mail to, or contact the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce at 425-774-0507, Ext. 0, or by sending e-mail to

Zonta Club of Everett events — May 4, 18
The Zonta Club of Everett will hold its monthly business meeting at 7:30 a.m. May 4 and its annual VIP Dinner at 6 p.m. May 18 at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, in Everett. The dinner will feature installation of new officers and the initiation of new members as well as awarding the Women in Transition Scholarship and the Jane Klausman Scholarship. Cost for breakfast at the business meeting is $12. Cost for the dinner is $30, with reservations to be made by sending e-mail to Chris Rommel,

Estate planning seminar — May 9
A free, no-obligation seminar on the basics of estate planning will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at United Way of Snohomish County, 917 134th St. SW, in Everett. Professional advisers, including an attorney, CPA, financial planner and trust officer, will cover such subjects as how to prepare for writing a will, the advantages of living trusts and how to minimize estate taxes. The seminar is open to the public, however seating is limited. Call 425-921-3404 for information and reservations.

Everett Soroptimist meetings —
May 10, 24 and 31

Soroptimist International of Everett will hold its next business meeting from noon to 1 p.m. May 10 and its next program meeting from noon to 1 p.m. May 24 at the Everett Golf & Country Club, 1500 52nd St. SE, in Everett. The volunteer organization for business and professional women works to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world.  The May 24 program meeting will focus on club President Carolyn Ableman and her Rwanda experience plus a planning meeting for the upcoming Soroptimist calendar year. May 31 is the fifth Wednesday of the month, and the club meets at 11 a.m. at the local food bank to assist as needed. Cost for each luncheon event is $10. Reservations can be made by calling Lisa Goldsworthy at 425 388-3713.  

Technology Alliance annual luncheon — May 15
The Technology Alliance will hold its 2006 State of Technology Luncheon, “Innovation & Inspiration: Celebrating 10 Years of Forward Thinking,” on May 15, featuring a keynote conversation with founder Jeff Bezos. Registration and networking will begin at 11 a.m.; the event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $95. Sponsorship packages are available; for details, call Erica Richey at 206-389-7243. For more information and online registration, visit

Luncheon to discuss “Addiction to Oil” — May 16
“America’s Addiction to Oil: Solutions from a Transportation Perspective” will be the topic of a South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 16 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. W., in Lynnwood. Featured speakers will include Joyce Olson, chief executive officer of Community Transit; Mary Margaret Haugen, Washington state senator from the 10th District; Doug Hurley, chair of the Transportation Performance Audit Board; Reid Shockey, chair of the Snohomish County Committee for Improved Transportation; and Dave Earling, senior fellow of the Cascadia Center for Transportation and Regional Development. Cost to attend is $27 for chamber members registering before May 11 and $32 for members registering after May 11 and for nonmembers. For more information, call 425-774-0507, Ext. 0, or send e-mail to

“Purpose Driven Business” seminar — May 16, 18
“The Purpose Driven Business: An Intentional Approach to Achieving Greater Profit and Success” will be the focus of a seminar held May 16 in Seattle and May 18 in Lynnwood from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Consultants from Next Step Solutions Inc. and Waddell & Reed Inc. will discuss how to take a structured approach to achieving goals, both business and personal. Cost to attend the event, which includes lunch, is $25. For more information, call 425-918-1910, send e-mail to or go online to

Business tips seminar — May 23
KeyBank Business Banking is holding its 7 Tips Seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 23 at the Holiday Inn in Everett. During the event, seven business experts will share a total of seven tips with attendees — in just seven minutes each. Businesses will gain new insight into featured topics such as accounting, technology, human resources, security, public relations and management. Registration and a complimentary buffet breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m., with the seminar and power networking to follow. Reservations are required and can be made by sending e-mail to or by calling 425-258-0356.

Cash-flow seminar — May 23
The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce continues its edu@s2c3 Seminar Series with Increase Your Cash Flow from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 23 at Best Western Alderwood, 19332 36th Ave. W., in Lynnwood. Seminar presenter Michael Meeks of Dewar Meeks + Ekrem PC will address how to run a business by the numbers, offering an overview of the bookkeeping and accounting processes crucial to track numbers and showing attendees how cash flow works and affects everyday business. Continental breakfast is included. Cost to attend the event is $15 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information, call 425-774-0507, Ext. 0, or send e-mail to

Wireless office workshop — May 24
Edmonds Community College’s Business and Training Center will hold an informational workshop on the “wireless office” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 24 at its south Everett location, 728 134th St. SW, Building A, Suite 128. Designed for professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners, “The Wireless Mobile Office: You CAN Take It With You” introduces wireless technology, how it’s changing businesses large and small, and the latest devices from PDAs, smart phones and ultra-portable laptop computers to software and accessories. The class costs $249. For more information, call 425-640-1840, send e-mail to or go online to

Seminar on core competencies — May 24
“Activating Core Competencies for Sustainable Advantage” will be the focus of a seminar presented by Barbara Bowen, principal of See What You Know, a management consulting firm. The half-day workshop, set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle, is designed to help entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders develop a sustainable competitive advantage by discovering and activating core competencies. Cost to attend the event is $175 per person, with discounts available for early registration or for two or more persons attending from the same organization. For more information or to register, call 360-385-7903, send e-mail to or go online to

Women on the Move 2006 conference — May 24
Presented by American Family Insurance, the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Women on the Move Conference will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 at the Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St., in Everett. The conference features keynote speakers and workshops geared for professional and personal growth for women. Men also are welcome to attend. Keynote speakers include Shinae Chun, national director of the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor, and Helen Thayer, local author, photographer and adventurer who trekked solo to the North Pole. Cost to attend the event is $75 per person and includes all conference events, meals and refreshments. For more information, call 425-257-3222 or go online to

Health-care conference — June 6
The Washington Policy Center will hold its annual Health Care Conference on June 6 at the Double Tree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd., in SeaTac. The half-day conference will include invited keynote speaker Roy Ramthun, the top health-care official in the White House on the president’s new health-care plan. Panels scheduled include Consumer Driven Health Care; Prescription Drugs, including evidence-based medicine and the latest innovations in medicine; and Health Information Technology. Cost is $55 for those attending the entire conference, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and $25 for those attending breakfast only, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. (includes keynote speaker). The cost for a table of 10 is $500. For more information, contact Anna Carroll at or call 206-937-9691.

Negotiating for Success course
— June 22 and 23

Dr. Anne Cummings, academic director for the Women in Leadership Executive Program of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business will present Negotiating for Success in Everett on June 22 and 23. The two-day program takes an active approach to learning and improving participants’ negotiating skills, with participants engaging in practice simulation sessions in which they will plan, execute and receive feedback on their growing negotiation skills. Fifteen Continuing Education Units will be issued to each participant completing the program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Cost to attend the course if payment is received before June 1 is $825, with a nonprofit rate of $475. If payment is received after June 1, the cost is $875 standard, with a nonprofit rate of $525. For more information or to register, contact the Northwest Training Institute at 360-734-9862, Ext.135, or go online to

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