CAREERS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

Capital Area Training Consortium-Area Workforce Center meets at 11 a.m., CATC-Henrico, 5410 Williamsburg Road, and CATC-Chesterfield, 7333 Whitepine Road. Topic: "How to Do Job Search on the Internet." Details: CATC-Henrico, (804) 226-0885, or CATC-Chesterfield, (804) 271-8510.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

Advantage Global Solutions presents "Networking Your Way to Business and Personal Success" 1 p.m., 4870 Sadler Road. Cost: $25. Registration is required. Details/registration: (804) 482-1475.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14

Career-Prospectors, www.career-prospectors.com, a job-search networking group, meets every Monday at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room at Long & Foster, 9321 Midlothian Turnpike. Details: Michael Soden, (804) 594-7065.

Next Steps presents a workshop on exploring life transitions, Sept. 14-15, 9 a.m., Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St. Facilitators: John Sarvay of Floricane and Eleanor Rouse, a local life coach. Cost: $199 covers the workshop, refreshments and lunch on both days, and all materials. A $149 early-bird registration is available through Sept. 1. Details/registration: www.floricane.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

Capital Area Training Consortium-Area Workforce Center meets at 11 a.m., CATC-Henrico, 5410 Williamsburg Road, and CATC-Chesterfield, 7333 Whitepine Road. Topic: "You Lost Your Job . . . What Now? Surviving the Layoff." Details: CATC-Henrico, (804) 226-0885, or CATC-Chesterfield, (804) 271-8510.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23

Capital Area Training Consortium-Area Workforce Center meets at 11 a.m., CATC-Henrico, 5410 Williamsburg Road, and CATC-Chesterfield, 7333 Whitepine Road. Topic: "Financing Your Business." Details: CATC-Henrico, (804) 226-0885, or CATC-Chesterfield, (804) 271-8510.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30

Capital Area Training Consortium-Area Workforce Center meets at 11 a.m., CATC-Henrico, 5410 Williamsburg Road, and CATC-Chesterfield, 7333 Whitepine Road. Topic: "Best Practices for Working With a Staffing Firm." Details: CATC-Henrico, (804) 226-0885, or CATC-Chesterfield, (804) 271-8510.

CONSTRUCTION TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

Richmond Chapter 141 of the National Association of Women in Construction, 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Ave. Installation of new officers. The cost of the dinner meeting is $25. RSVP by Thursday: Cynthia Cecil, (804) 727-7803.

FINANCIAL TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

"Choosing the Right Investment Strategy in a Difficult Market," Merrill Lynch and William Kavanagh, noon, Eighth and Main Building, sixth floor. Registration: William Kavanagh, (804) 343-4226.

"Retirement Plan Rollover Options," Bob Sullivan and Joe McVey with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, noon and 4 p.m., 600 E. Main St. Program for anyone changing employers, retiring or with questions about retirement planning. Details: Bob Sullivan, (804) 644-1187.

A.W. Smith Financial Group presents a seminar on "Securing Your Retirement," 6:30 p.m., Featherstone Professional Center, 1807 Huguenot Road, Suite 108. Registation: (804) 346-5900.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

"Retiring, Changing Employers or Lost Job -- Your 401(k): What are Your Options?" workshop led by Chris White of Virginia Asset Management, 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., 130 Wylderose Drive in Midlothian. Details: (804) 327-0468.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

"Retirement Plan Rollover Options," Bob Sullivan and Joe McVey with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 8:30 a.m. and noon, 600 E. Main St. Program for anyone changing employers, retiring or with questions about retirement planning. Details: Bob Sullivan, (804) 644-1187.

"Retiring, Changing Employers or Lost Job -- Your 401(k): What are Your Options?" workshop led by Chris White of Virginia Asset Management, 8:30 a.m. and noon, 130 Wylderose Drive in Midlothian. Details: (804) 327-0468.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14

"Retirement Planning and 401(k) Rollover Options," Merrill Lynch and William Kavanagh, noon, Eighth and Main Building, sixth floor. Registration: William Kavanagh, (804) 343-4226.

HUMAN RESOURCES TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

Willis HRH Employee Benefits Division presents "Why Long Term Care Insurance?," 9 a.m., 4951 Lake Brook Drive. Details/registration: Melissa Hoar, (804) 967-2068 or melissa.hoar@willis.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

Sands Anderson Marks & Miller presents "Have the EEOC's Selection Requirements Changed?" 8 a.m., Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Presenter: Phyllis C. Katz. Cost: $25. RSVP by Sept. 21: www.sandsanderson.com/news_events/event.html.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

Sands Anderson Marks & Miller presents "The Impact of Social Networking on Hiring and Discipline in the Workplace," 8 a.m., Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Presenters: C. Michael DeCamps and Thomas L. Bowden Sr. Cost: $25. RSVP by Oct. 26: www.sandsanderson.com/news_events/event.html.

INSURANCE TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

Linsco/Private Ledger offers "Does Your Current Life Insurance Have Long-Term Care? Now It Can," 2 p.m., 10010 Three Chopt Road. Details: Timothy Scanlon or Steven Hamant, (804) 270-0703.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

"Educational Session on Long-Term Care Insurance," 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Mid-Atlantic General Agency, 3951 Westerre Parkway, Suite 400. RSVP: Tara Martin, (804) 288-8800.

Linsco/Private Ledger offers "Does Your Current Life Insurance Have Long-Term Care? Now It Can," 2 p.m., 10010 Three Chopt Road. Details: Timothy Scanlon or Steven Hamant, (804) 270-0703.

NETWORKING TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

Greater Richmond Chamber offers a "Breakfast Break Speed Networking," 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express Downtown, 201 E. Cary St. Details: Chris Bennett, (804) 783-9330 or chris.bennett@grcc.com.

Synergy Business Club meets at noon, Beauregard's Thai Room, 103 E. Cary St. Reservations: Bill Rose, (804) 233-9500 or www.synergyclub.biz.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

Elephant University (by Dancing Elephants) presents "The Power of Sales Magnetism: Five Keys to Sales Success," 9:30 a.m., Enterprise Meeting Center, 2708 Enterprise Parkway. Speaker: Mark M. Deutsch. Cost: $27. Registration: Pam Junker, (866) 670-5689 or www.elephantu.com.

"Financial Intelligence -- How What 'You Don't Know' Can Hurt You," hosted by Business Owners Institute, 11:30 a.m., Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Ave. Cost: $13 for lunch. Details: (804) 938-8326 or team@boiva.com.

Business Networking International, 11:30 a.m., Extra Billy's Barbecue, 11100 Alverser Drive. Details: Erin Barton, (804) 398-8694 or erin@erinbarton.com.

The West End lunch meeting of the Richmond Women's Network meets at 11:30 a.m., Capital Ale House, 4024-A Cox Road. Details/reservations: Sylvia Wright, (804) 672-6007 or syhwright@comcast.net.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

Southside Networkers, 7:30 a.m., Dunlop House, 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd., Colonial Heights. Details/RSVP: Andy Joyce, (804) 862-3532.

Business Network International, 7:45 a.m., King Pin Lanes, 200 Otterdale Road. Details/RSVP: Teresa Elmendorf, (804) 874-9122.

Glen Gary Chapter Business Network International, 11:30 a.m., Shula's 2, Sheraton Richmond West, 6624 W. Broad St. Details: Stephanie Hudnell, (804) 740-1507.

Venture Forum hosts the luncheon "Buzz-Building 101 for Entrepreneurs: Social Media Success Stories," 11:30 a.m., Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard. The panelists include Nathan Hughes of Bandazian & Holden, Jeff Kelley of Capital Results, Kendall Morris of PUNCH, and Sherry and John Petersik of YoungHouseLove.com. Moderator is Ryan Nobles of NBC12. Cost: $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Details: www.ventureclub.com.

City of Richmond's Office of Minority Business Development hosts a workshop on "eVA: How to Do Business with the Commonwealth of Virginia," 4 p.m., Maggie L. Walker Technology Center, 501 E. Franklin St., Room 105. Speaker: Dave Fuller, Department of Business Assistance. Registration: My Lan Tran, (804) 646-6046 or tranml@richmondgov.com.

Central Virginia Mediation Network meets for ethics training conducted by Sally Campbell of the Supreme Court of Virginia's Dispute Resolution Services, 5:30 p.m., Virginia Room at Imperial Plaza, 1717 Bellevue Ave. Cost: $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to Erin Williams: (804) 627-0492 or erinwilliams79@gmail.com. Details: http://cvmn.hopto.org.

Helping Young Professionals Engage hosts a "Mix & Mingle," 6 p.m., Dave & Buster's, 4001 Broadstone Blvd. in Glen Allen. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Reservation line: (804) 783-9368.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

R-MC Macon Connections, 7:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom at The Jefferson Hotel, 101 W. Franklin St. Speaker: Yvonne Wallace Brandon, Richmond schools superintendent. Registration: www.rmc.edu/Alumni.aspx or contact Pam Gontkovic, (804) 752-7228.

Professionals Referral Organization, Innsbrook SpeedPRO Team, 8 a.m., Liberty Mutual, 301 Concourse Blvd., Suite 200. Details: Ashley Stefanko, ashley.stefanko@libertymutual.com or (804) 527-3902, ext. 51605.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

The Success Center meets for networking with business owners and entrepreneurs, 6 p.m., 304 W. Broad St., (inside Talk of the Town Hair Salon, second floor). Cost: free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration: (804) 334-1124.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

"How Personality Equates to Performance," sponsored by Business Owners Institute, 11:30 a.m., Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Ave. Cost: $13 for lunch. Details: (804) 938-8326 or email team@boiva.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

City of Richmond's Office of Minority Business Development hosts "How to Do Business with the City of Richmond" 4 p.m., Maggie L. Walker Technology Center, 501 E. Franklin St., Room 105. Speaker: Erna Robinson, Richmond Procurement Services. Registration: My Lan Tran, (804) 646-6046 or tranml@richmondgov.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23

RichTech and the Greater Richmond Chamber present BizLinc2009, 10 a.m., Richmond International Raceway. Keynote speaker: Bill Rancic, author, entrepreneur, first winner of "The Apprentice." Registration: (804) 783-9368 or www.grcc.com. Details: Erin Ristau, (804) 783-9322 or erin.ristau@grcc.com.

REAL ESTATE THURSDAY, SEPT. 17

Urban Land Institute Richmond presents "ULI Richmond Housing Symposium: Adapting to the New Normal," 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Hotel. Presenters: Elliott Eisenberg of the National Association of Home Builders and R. Bird Anderson Jr. Cost: $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Details/registration: (804) 836-7968 or Richmond@ULI.org.

RETAIL FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

Retail Merchants Association hosts the First Friday Forum, 7:45 a.m., Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. Topic: "Think. Shop. Buy. Local -- Who's Making it Work and How." Cost: $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Registration: www.retailmerchants.com, Len East at len@retailmerchants.com or (804) 662-5500.

SMALL BUSINESS TUESDAY, SEPT. 8

Greater Richmond Chamber offers "Starting a Business 101," 11:30 a.m., Henrico Economic Development Authority, 4300 E. Parham Road. Details: Jackie Carter, (804) 783-9314 or jackie.carter@grcc.com.

Women's Business Center at New Visions, New Ventures offers an orientation on "Get Started on the Path to Owning Your Own Business," noon, 701 E. Franklin St., Suite 712. Details: (804) 643-1081.

Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University sponsors an "Ask the Experts" round-table discussion, noon, Crater Planning District Commission Offices, 1964 Wakefield St., Petersburg. Reservations: (804) 518-2003.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

Robins School of Business hosts a full-day entrepreneurship workshop at University of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center. Registration and networking start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $35 for full day ($20 for either the morning or afternoon session). Details/registration: www.cville-venture.org/Home/richmond-live-fire-.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

7-Eleven holds a franchise seminar for those interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities, 5 p.m., 2411 Staples Mill Road. Speaker: Larry Draper. Details: (804) 353-7875, ext. 13, or larry.draper@7-11.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, presents a workshop for owners and prospective owners of small business, 7:45 a.m., Capital One Town Center building, 15000 Capital One Drive. Details/registration: www.richmondscore.org or (804) 771-2400, ext. 131.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

7-Eleven holds a franchise seminar for those interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities, 10 a.m., 2411 Staples Mill Road. Speaker: Larry Draper. Details: (804) 353-7875, ext. 13, or larry.draper@7-11.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

7-Eleven holds a franchise seminar for those interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities, 5 p.m., 2411 Staples Mill Road. Speaker: Larry Draper. Details: (804) 353-7875, ext. 13, or larry.draper@7-11.com.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

7-Eleven holds a franchise seminar for those interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities, 5 p.m., 2411 Staples Mill Road. Speaker: Larry Draper. Details: (804) 353-7875, ext. 13, or larry.draper@7-11.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

7-Eleven holds a franchise seminar for those interested in finding out more about franchising opportunities, 10 a.m., 2411 Staples Mill Road. Speaker: Larry Draper. Details: (804) 353-7875, ext. 13, or larry.draper@7-11.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14

Crater Small Business Development Center of Longwood University and the Cameron Foundation sponsor a workshop on "The Seven Habits for Managers," Oct. 14-15, 9 a.m., Crater Planning District Commission, 1964 Wakefield St., Petersburg. Presenter: Pauline Leitch, director of the Business Finance Center at the Community Business Partnership. Cost: $200. Registration: www.sbdcadmin@cpd.state.va.us or (804) 518-2003.

TECHNOLOGY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

Richmond Adobe User Group presents a panel discussion, 6 p.m., Artworks, 320 Hull St. Details: www.raug.org or info@raug.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16

Information Systems Security Association, Central Virginia Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Hondo's, 4024 Cox Road. Terri Randolph presents "The Latest on Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) and Associated Research Completed this Year on Software Security Initiatives." Cost: $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers before Sept. 1 ($15/$25 after). Details/registration: www.issa-centralva.org/meetings.html.

OTHER WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

PricewaterhouseCoopers presents "IFRS," 8 a.m., 330 S. Fourth St. Details: Rob Vallejo, (804) 697-1902 or robert.a.vallejo@us.pwc.com. RSVP: Jordan Vojta, (703) 918-1213 or jordan.l.vojta@us.pwc.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11

Virginia Society of Association Executives holds its monthly seminar and luncheon, Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond, 49 Crenshaw Way. Seminar at 8:30 a.m., followed by reception (11 a.m.) and luncheon (11:45 a.m.). Topic: "Hard Times, New Opportunities: How America's Leading Associations are Using the Recession to Advance Their Organizations Today and Prepare for Tomorrow," presented by John W. Martin and Elizabeth McLaughlin, Southeastern Institute of Research. Member cost: $35 for seminar/free lunch if registered before noon Sept. 9 ($45 for seminar/$12 for lunch after). Nonmember cost: $70 for seminar/$30 for lunch before noon Sept. 9 ($80 for seminar/$35 for lunch after). Details/registration: www.vsae.org or (804) 747-4971.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

International humanitarian law seminar, 1 p.m., Richmond Main Library, Gellman Room, 101 E. Franklin St. Presenter: Reggie Gordon, CEO of the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter. Details: (804) 780-2260.

MONDAY, SEPT. 14

Greater Southport Business Association Trade Show, "Meet the Candidates" session with several statewide and House candidates, 11:30 a.m., Sheraton Park South, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike. Cost: $15 (includes buffet lunch). Details: www.southportassociation.com. RSVP by Sept. 11: Angela.Hope@superradiatorcoils.com or (804) 378-1318.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15

International Facility Management Association, Richmond Chapter, will take a road trip to tour the new George Mason School of Business at William and Mary in Williamsburg. Bus leaves Wyeth parking lot, 1407 Cummings Drive, at 4:45 p.m. Cost: $10 for members, $25 for guests. RSVP: Barbe Shaffer, (804) 343-1010.

National Association of Women Business Owners, Richmond Chapter, holds an open house, 5:30 p.m., The Jefferson Hotel, Empire Room, 101 W. Franklin St. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Registration: (804) 346-5644 or www.nawborichmond.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 1

Virginia Society of Association Executives hosts its 13th annual Fall Marketplace, Greater Richmond Convention Center ballroom. Four educational seminars will be presented in the morning. The trade show opens with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30 by Sept. 21 ($40 after) and includes the seminars, lunch, trade show and covered parking. Registration: www.vsae.org. Details: (804) 747-4971.

THURSDAY, OCT. 29

Venture Forum hosts "2010 Greater Richmond Companies to Watch," 5:30 p.m., Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main St. Speaker: E. Lawrence Kersten, founder of Despair. Cost: $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers by Oct. 1 ($75/$100 after). Registration: (804) 267-3370 or www.grctw.com.


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-- Compiled by Deborah Jackson

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