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* South Sound Solar TourSouth Sound Solar Tour

Time: 10:00 am

Celebrating the growth of Renewable Energy in the South Sound! The South Sound Chapter of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild will present the 17th Annual ASES National Solar Tour! We will soon be accepting proposals for Solar Tour Sites and Workshops. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Full information will be coming soon! Following the success of April’s South Sound Green Tour, we will again offer: Many New Sites! This year’s South Sound Solar Tour will feature some of the most energy-independent homes and buildings in the South Sound, featuring significant use of: -Solar Electric (photovoltaic) systems and Solar Hot Water -Geothermal Heating and Cooling, and other innovative Renewable Energy Systems -Energy Efficient new construction and retrofit methods to cut energy and save $ Also look for the Go Green Transit Hub with Community Vans and “Electric Car Taxis. New Feature: Guided Mini-Tours—five mini-tour packages to choose from!

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* New Business Readiness Workshops - OrientationNew Business Readiness Workshops - Orientation

Time: 12:00 pm

Source: Enterprise for Equity Noon - 1:00 pm We train and provide technical assistance and support for people who are interested in building a small business in order to create income for themselves and their families. Our work with clients covers a comprehensive curriculum that includes the four major elements of microenterprise development programming: -Training and assistance to start and expand a business -Financial literacy training -Strategies to access markets - How to access and get credit

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* Morning Mixxer at Cabinets by TrivonnaMorning Mixxer at Cabinets by Trivonna

Time: 7:30 am

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Morning MIXXer is a networking opportunity solely geared to helping business people connect. The event takes place the first Tuesday morning of each month at a different location. Attendees are encouraged to bring lots of business cards. Register at the Door: $5 Chamber Members; $10 General Admission Sponsored by: MIXX 96.1 fm & Anchor Bank Address: Cabinets by Trivonna 4444 Lacey Blvd. SE, Ste. G Lacey, WA 98503

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* Lacey Chamber of Commerce October ForumLacey Chamber of Commerce October Forum

Time: 11:30 am

Source: Lacey Chamber of Commerce Time: Registration begins at 11:30 am Program begins at Noon Location: Saint Martin's Worthington Center 5300 Pacific Ave. Lacey

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* Keirans Coffee ClubKeirans Coffee Club

Time: 7:30 am

Location 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey, WA Hours Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:30 am Charlie's Safari 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey,Wa Right off the Freeway - Easy access. $6.99 MEETING FEE Includes breakfast 7:30 am to 9:30 am

* Lead Person Development SeminarLead Person Development Seminar

Time: 9:00 am

Source: Olympia Master Builders Learn the skills necessary in time management, goal setting, planning, organizing and implementing. Also, learn how to facilitate by learning pro-active communication techniques. You will find this seminar educational and fun. 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all classes. No shows will be invoiced. Cost for the 2-day class $250 member/$305 non-member. Location : 1211 State Avenue NE, Olympia, WA Contact : BIAW- (360) 352-7800

* Olympia Small Business ExpoOlympia Small Business Expo

Time: 12:00 pm

The Biz Venue, Olympia's new coworking, meeting and conference room space in West Olympia, is now open for business! To celebrate, we are having a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, PLUS hosting a Small Business Expo. - Free Seminars on small business marketing, operations and management - Live product demonstrations by QBSI-Xerox - Free refreshments - Business card drawing with thousands of dollars in prizes! Vendors Include: - Alternative Marketing Connections - QBSI-Xerox - KV Travel / ACN - Coffee News - RelyLocal - Youth Enrichment Foundation - Black Hills Gymnastics/Family Activity Center - Heritage Makers - Pin My Biz - GoSmallBiz - Pardiman Productions ...and the list is growing! Just a sample of the prizes being offered for those who attend: - Accommodations in Cancun - Caribbean Cruise - Print and Online Adveritsing - Biz Venue Memberships - Rewards Cards - Fitness Program Memberships ...AND MORE! DON'T MISS THIS!

* The Biz Venue Grand Opening & Ribbon CuttingThe Biz Venue Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Time: 12:00 pm

The Biz Venue, Olympia's new coworking, meeting and conference room space in West Olympia, is now open for business! To celebrate, we are having a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, PLUS hosting a Small Business Expo. - Free Seminars on small business marketing, operations and management - Live product demonstrations by QBSI-Xerox - Free refreshments - Business card drawing with thousands of dollars in prizes! Vendors Include: - Alternative Marketing Connections - QBSI-Xerox - KV Travel / ACN - Coffee News - RelyLocal - Youth Enrichment Foundation - Black Hills Gymnastics/Family Activity Center - Heritage Makers - Pin My Biz - GoSmallBiz - Pardiman Productions ...and the list is growing! Just a sample of the prizes being offered for those who attend: - Accommodations in Cancun - Caribbean Cruise - Print and Online Adveritsing - Biz Venue Memberships - Rewards Cards - Fitness Program Memberships ...AND MORE! DON'T MISS THIS!

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* Lead Person Development SeminarLead Person Development Seminar

Time: 9:00 am

Source: Olympia Master Builders Learn the skills necessary in time management, goal setting, planning, organizing and implementing. Also, learn how to facilitate by learning pro-active communication techniques. You will find this seminar educational and fun. 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all classes. No shows will be invoiced. Cost for the 2-day class $250 member/$305 non-member. Location : 1211 State Avenue NE, Olympia, WA Contact : BIAW- (360) 352-7800

* Agripreneur Business Readiness WorkshopAgripreneur Business Readiness Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

Source: Enterprise For Equity Grow a Profitable Food, Farm or Fish Business - Create a financially sustainable enterprise - Write your own business plan - Learn important Financial Planning, Record keeping & Marketing Skills Enterprise for Equity and Washington State University Mason County Extension Small Farm Program have joined together to help more farmers grow food for our local communities and be profitable in the process. These two organizations are launching a high-quality, research-based approach to business planning for agricultural entrepreneurs in the South Sound. Whether you are just starting your farm business or have been in business for a while, these classes will help you learn how to reach your financial goals for the future by using sound business planning concepts and tools tailored specifically to small farm entrepreneurs. Enterprise for Equity and WSU Mason County Extension will help you learn vital skills for running a successful small farm business with: A comprehensive business training program Excellent instructors and quality materials Technical assistance, and peer support Access to credit for your small farm enterprise Guest speakers will include local buyers (restaurants and stores), Washington State Department of Agriculture, and successful small farmers.

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* Agripreneur Business Readiness WorkshopAgripreneur Business Readiness Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

Source: Enterprise For Equity Grow a Profitable Food, Farm or Fish Business - Create a financially sustainable enterprise - Write your own business plan - Learn important Financial Planning, Record keeping & Marketing Skills Enterprise for Equity and Washington State University Mason County Extension Small Farm Program have joined together to help more farmers grow food for our local communities and be profitable in the process. These two organizations are launching a high-quality, research-based approach to business planning for agricultural entrepreneurs in the South Sound. Whether you are just starting your farm business or have been in business for a while, these classes will help you learn how to reach your financial goals for the future by using sound business planning concepts and tools tailored specifically to small farm entrepreneurs. Enterprise for Equity and WSU Mason County Extension will help you learn vital skills for running a successful small farm business with: A comprehensive business training program Excellent instructors and quality materials Technical assistance, and peer support Access to credit for your small farm enterprise Guest speakers will include local buyers (restaurants and stores), Washington State Department of Agriculture, and successful small farmers.

* The Military and Community Trade ShowThe Military and Community Trade Show

Time: 11:00 am

Allison Burton with AB Photography and Nicole Koch with Nicsnetwork.com has joined forces again to give you the best Business Expo any business could ask for. Table fees for this expo are $200 , (Sorry no exceptions) VIP Table fee is $400.00 Includes a family room at the Great Wolf Lodge on 10-08-11, Four Water park Passes, free ad on nicsnetwork.com for one year, and a photo taken by AB PHOTOGRAPHY! (Normal Fees for an expo like this is $600 dollars, we were able to work with Great Wolf Lodge to provide you the best service at the best price) If you are interested in being a vendor email Nicole Koch at Kochx06@aol.com or Allison Holden Burton at Allison33@email.com If you are interested in donating a door Prize please email me for that. We work with our military very close, if you are military and want to join our expo message me for details. Vendors Will have a private break area that is included in price of table. ALL DAY BREAK Includes up to 8 hours of Coffee and Hot Tea Service Pre-Meeting – 1 Hour Service Assorted Pastries and Muffins Chilled assorted Juices Mid-Morning – 1 Hour Service Fresh Fruit Granola Bars Assorted Sodas, Bottled Water and Iced Tea Afternoon – 1 Hour Service Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies and Brownies Assorted Sodas, Bottled Water and Iced Tea

* Downtown Fall BallDowntown Fall Ball

Time: 6:00 pm

The Downtown Fall Ball has become a tradition for the Olympia Downtown Association. Starting in 2001 the ODA began hosting the Ball to help fund many of the events and projects that the Association supports. Fall Ball funding helps support our Graffiti Management Program, city partnerships that protect downtown interests, safety downtown in coordination with Olympia Police Department, Music in the Park Summer Concert Series, City of Olympia Arts Walk participation, The Olympian Pet Parade participation, Downtown for the Holidays and holiday lights. This year the date set for the Fall Ball is Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 6 pm to 11 pm at The Olympia Center. The Olympia Center in downtown will be transformed as we begin the evening with a champagne reception and the fabulous Silent Auction. Next, a limited and fun Live Auction with a wonderful dinner, great wines, desserts and dancing complete the evening. The planning for this event begins each March with a goal to have committee members in place and assignments given out by mid July. There are many areas that need team leaders and volunteers to help continue the success of this stellar event. If you would like to volunteer for this committee or event, please click on odaevent@tss.net and I’ll add your name to our great volunteer list. You may also use that email address for more information. Thank you.

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* NETWORKING BREAKFAST with The Tumwater Area Chamber of CommerceNETWORKING BREAKFAST with The Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce

Time: 7:30 am

Source: Tumwater Chamber of Commerce MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND MAKE SURE YOU BRING EXTRA BUSINESS CARDS, FLYERS AND GET READY TO MINGEL !! BREAKFAST IS SET UP ON A LIMITED MENU WITH A VARIETY OF ITEMS FROM $3.25 TO $10.75. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO MEET OTHER LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS, MANAGERS AND TUMWATER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS. YOU WILL ALSO MEET OTHER’S THAT ARE COMNG IN FOR THE FIRST TIME TO HAVE A CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW OUR LOCAL BUSINESS. WE BRING PROSPECTIVE FUTURE CLIENTS TO ALL MEMBER EVENTS THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. GREAT TIME TO JOIN THE TUMWATER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE, PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE TABLE ON THE LEFT IN THE FRONT LOBBY.

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* Business Showcase - Thurston County Chamber of CommerceBusiness Showcase - Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

Time: 10:00 am

10am to 6pm Saint Martin's Marcus Pavilion -Showcase your products and services -Average attendance of 2000 business and community members -Check out the competition -Enter to win a grand prize trip -Enjoy Presentations throughout the day -Get out of the office!

* Thurston County Chamber October ForumThurston County Chamber October Forum

Time: 11:30 am

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Forum is held the second Wednesday of each month and includes lunch. Business and/or community-minded topics are presented by a variety of speakers. Bring your business cards, as this event averages 200 attendees! Address: Saint Martin's Norman Worthington Center 5300 Pacific Ave. Lacey, WA

* Olympia Geek Meet!Olympia Geek Meet!

Time: 6:00 pm

Last month was our first time hosting this event, and it went over extremely well! This is closest thing you're going to find a Geek Chamber of Commerce 😛 Are you a local web designer, internet marketer, social media guru, computer tech, programmer, or other person with the proverbial pencil protector? Now's your chance to meet up with other like minds, share experiences, and build your geek referral network. We will ask for $5 at the door to cover refreshments, including all the traditional geek fare -- pizza, fresh popcorn, Mountain Dew -- and other goodies. (If there's anything you want us to have available, please let us know.) Bring plenty of business cards (or just your smart phones so you can "bump" if you prefer). Mac, Linux or Windows.... WordPress or Joomla... PHP or Java... we don't care! This is all about socializing with other technophiles so we can build local camaraderie and build relationships and share referrals. We plan to host this event on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, so put it on your schedule.

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* Keirans Coffee ClubKeirans Coffee Club

Time: 7:30 am

Location 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey, WA Hours Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:30 am Charlie's Safari 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey,Wa Right off the Freeway - Easy access. $6.99 MEETING FEE Includes breakfast 7:30 am to 9:30 am

* Customer ServiceCustomer Service

Time: 8:00 am

Source: Olympia Master Builders Make your business grow. Keep your customers satisfied with planning, execution and follow- up of your projects and they’ll be spreading good news about you and your company for a long time to come. 8 real estate clock hours, CGA. CGB, CGR, Master CSP. Continuing education credit: CGA, CAPS, CGB, CGR, GMB, CGP. Cost $195 member/$250 non-member. 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all classes. No shows will be invoiced. Location : 1211 State Avenue NE, Olympia, WA Contact : BIAW-(360) 352-7800

* Selling To The Navy WorkshopSelling To The Navy Workshop

Time: 9:00 am

Lacey, WA – The Thurston EDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center in partnership with South Puget Sound Community College’s Small Business Development Center are pleased to announce a free workshop to small businesses on Selling to the Navy: October 13, 2011 from 9:00am – 12:00pm SPSCC – Hawks Prairie Campus 1401 Marvin Road NE, Room 118 Lacey, WA 98516 Registration Required. The Puget Sound region is home to one of the largest concentrations of the US Navy in the world. Navy Supplies and Naval Facilities Engineering Command purchase goods and services from small businesses across the region. This workshop will cover the basics of federal contracting, basics of Navy contracting and explore resources available to businesses seeking to succeed in the government marketplace. Presenters include Lucy Leu, Deputy for Small Business at NAVSUP FLC Puget Sound and Steve Shapro, Deputy for Small Business at NAVFAC NW and Tiffany Scroggs, Government Contracting Assistance Specialist with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center. The workshop is offered at no cost, but space is limited. Registration preference will be given to firms that have a product or service applicable to Navy requirements. Contact Tiffany Scroggs for more information or to register at 360-754-6320 or tscroggs@thurstonedc.com.

* Networking Down UnderNetworking Down Under

Time: 11:30 am

Please join us for a casual lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in West Olympia. Bobby, the manager normally doesn't open until dinner so we will have the place to ourselves with a special lunch menu served by Darla. She Rocks! This is a Leads Group Style Event. Everyone will have the opportunity to give a short introduction of their business, ideal referral and a "Shout Out" to anyone in the group that has...... provided excellent service or has given you a referral. Please prepare only 30 seconds to one minute to allow everyone a chance. The event is free, but you will need to purchase lunch. About $10.00 will be sufficient (plus a tip). We will have a Business card drawing for various prizes! Bring a prize for the drawing if you would like. It's great exposure! Things to bring to the event: • Short Introduction • Prize for drawing • Description of your ideal referral • Plenty of business cards and fliers • Money for lunch ($10.00 plus a tip)

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* One-on-One Business Website Analysis One-on-One Business Website Analysis

Time: 12:00 pm

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce This is a FREE program provided by our Small Business Incubator client Bill Brockett, owner of Web-Sites-For-Less.com. Bill will do an in-depth, live Internet critique of each website covering design, navigation, user-friendliness and search engine optimization. Questions are encouraged from all participants and technical terminology will be held to a minimum. You will learn things about your website — guaranteed! A Free lunch is provided and you will actually order your own through the unique Online Ordering System implemented by Web-Sites-For-Less.com during their design of the Wagner’s Bakery & Cafe website. This program is offered every 2nd and 4th Friday and is limited to a maximum of two participants, so sign up early! For online signup click here. For questions or more information, please contact Bill Brockett at 360.427.2988 or info@Web-Sites-For-Less.com. Address: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce 809 Legion Way SE. Ste 308 Olympia, WA 98501

* Basics of Business PlanningBasics of Business Planning

Time: 3:00 pm

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs or business owners who recently launched, the Basics of Business Planning workshop covers the elements of a business plan including: - Business Structure - Market Analysis - Marketing Strategies - Operations - Financing Participants will also be introduced to community resources that can help grow their small business. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information please contact Tiffany Scroggs at 360-754-6320. Address: Lacey Timberland Library 500 College Street SW Lacey, WA 98503

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* Connections For Women Olympia Networking!Connections For Women Olympia Networking!

Time: 6:45 am

Meeting format: 6:45 - 7:00 Registration 7:00 - 7:10 Welcome 7:10 - 7:50 Self-Introductions 7:50 - 8:05 'Buzz-Time' (for individual contacts and networking) 8:05 - 8:45 Speaker / Program - 10/18/2011 Spectacular Hikes of the Northwest! $13 if paid in advance $18 if registering at the door Source: Joanna Power, 360.701.4231 connectionsforwomenOly@gmail.com

* Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch ForumTumwater Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum

Time: 11:30 am

Fees/Admission Admission $8. . A lunch will be provided at the customers expense and is not included in admission. Event Location River's Edge 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr. Tumwater, WA 98512

* SBA Loan BriefingSBA Loan Briefing

Time: 1:00 pm

Attend an SBA Loan Briefing and find out: * How the SBA Loan Guarantee Program works * The eligibility and credit requirements * How proceeds can be used: to consolidate debt, help with cash flow or buy a building * What lenders look for when considering your loan application * Where to go for help with your business plan or loan proposal * Programs available for women or minority owned businesses * Alternative financing options Preregistration is required IN SBA Training Room Suite 444 ____________________________________ Unable to attend in person? Go virtual. Participate from the comfort of your home or office via ReadyTalk. Every Thursday each month - Noon to 1:00 pm PST Participate from the comfort of your home or office via ReadyTalk. Phone: 360-357-3362 More Info: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3157/news/6642 Location Details Thurston County Chamber 809 Legion Way SE, 3rd Floor Olympia WA 98501 us

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* OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course

Time: 8:30 am

Source: Association of Washington Business October 19 & 20, 2011 State Farm Insurance Meeting Room DuPont, WA The goal of this OSHA 10 training course is to help your employees identify, avoid, prevent and control hazardous situations in the work place. Course to include information regarding: OSHA Rules and Regulations Responsibilities of the Employer Responsibilities of the Employee How to handle an OSHA Inspection Training Requirements Managing your Safety Program Conducting Safety Audits/Inspections Response to Workplace Emergencies Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Communication Fire Egress Blood borne Pathogens Fall Protection Basic Machine Guarding Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Permit Required Confined Space Entry This safety awareness class can reduce or eliminate employee injuries, worker compensation claims, potential lawsuits, property damage, and the need to hire and train replacement workers. At completion of the course, you will receive an official course completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA. This card will be useful during an inspection, as it demonstrates your efforts and commitment to voluntary compliance with all OSHA standards and regulations! Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Better communicate hazard awareness to their employers and fellow workers. Identify, avoid, prevent and control hazardous situations. Become more accountable for their safety & the safety of others on the job. Better understand the function and role OSHA plays in worker safety. Appreciate the cost of an accident to his/her employer and self. Demonstrate through a written exam their understanding of safety in the work place. Your Expert Presenter: Joseph M. Teeples has over 25 years of experience in the Safety, Health and Environmental fields. Teeples was the Director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Denver. The Denver-based center administrates compliance training to the private and public sectors and trains a multitude of OSHA inspectors for state and federal organizations. Having trained OSHA inspectors, he knows OSHA's particular views on compliance issues. He continues to teach for various OSHA Training Institutes to further develop OSHA Outreach Trainers. Teeples, an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, may issue Department of Labor-OSHA certificates of completion for training in construction and general industry topics. He conducted audits, evaluated safety programs and has developed training materials which are used coast to coast from Alaska to Alabama as well as outside the United States in countries such as China, Saipan, Trinidad Tobago and Saudi Arabia. CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS: Cancellations must be received 4 business days prior to the event. If you do not attend and do not cancel, you are liable for the entire fee. Refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. Substitutions may be made at any time by calling 1-800-521-9325. For additional information, please contact Karlee Glasgow at 1-800-521-9325 or karleeg@awb.org

* Olympia Master Builders Benefits OverviewOlympia Master Builders Benefits Overview

Time: 11:30 am

Source: Olympia Master Builders Are you thinking about joining? Have you been a member but haven't looked into all the benefits offered in awhile? The Benefits Overview is for you! Join us for one hour and learn all about the benefits of being a member of OMB! Lunch is on us! Please RSVP to regina@omb.org . Location : OMB Office, 1211 State Avenue NE, Olympia WA Contact : Regina Greer, regina@omb.org

* Jinjor Boutique Ribbon CuttingJinjor Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Time: 5:30 pm

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Come on down and join in on the fun at Jinjor Boutique! They have moved to a new location and are having a Brighton Trunk Show to display great looks.

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* Keirans Coffee ClubKeirans Coffee Club

Time: 7:30 am

Location 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey, WA Hours Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:30 am Charlie's Safari 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey,Wa Right off the Freeway - Easy access. $6.99 MEETING FEE Includes breakfast 7:30 am to 9:30 am

* OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course OSHA 10 Hour Compliance Course

Time: 8:30 am

Source: Association of Washington Business October 19 & 20, 2011 State Farm Insurance Meeting Room DuPont, WA The goal of this OSHA 10 training course is to help your employees identify, avoid, prevent and control hazardous situations in the work place. Course to include information regarding: OSHA Rules and Regulations Responsibilities of the Employer Responsibilities of the Employee How to handle an OSHA Inspection Training Requirements Managing your Safety Program Conducting Safety Audits/Inspections Response to Workplace Emergencies Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Communication Fire Egress Blood borne Pathogens Fall Protection Basic Machine Guarding Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Permit Required Confined Space Entry This safety awareness class can reduce or eliminate employee injuries, worker compensation claims, potential lawsuits, property damage, and the need to hire and train replacement workers. At completion of the course, you will receive an official course completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA. This card will be useful during an inspection, as it demonstrates your efforts and commitment to voluntary compliance with all OSHA standards and regulations! Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: Better communicate hazard awareness to their employers and fellow workers. Identify, avoid, prevent and control hazardous situations. Become more accountable for their safety & the safety of others on the job. Better understand the function and role OSHA plays in worker safety. Appreciate the cost of an accident to his/her employer and self. Demonstrate through a written exam their understanding of safety in the work place. Your Expert Presenter: Joseph M. Teeples has over 25 years of experience in the Safety, Health and Environmental fields. Teeples was the Director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Denver. The Denver-based center administrates compliance training to the private and public sectors and trains a multitude of OSHA inspectors for state and federal organizations. Having trained OSHA inspectors, he knows OSHA's particular views on compliance issues. He continues to teach for various OSHA Training Institutes to further develop OSHA Outreach Trainers. Teeples, an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, may issue Department of Labor-OSHA certificates of completion for training in construction and general industry topics. He conducted audits, evaluated safety programs and has developed training materials which are used coast to coast from Alaska to Alabama as well as outside the United States in countries such as China, Saipan, Trinidad Tobago and Saudi Arabia. CANCELLATIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS: Cancellations must be received 4 business days prior to the event. If you do not attend and do not cancel, you are liable for the entire fee. Refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. Substitutions may be made at any time by calling 1-800-521-9325. For additional information, please contact Karlee Glasgow at 1-800-521-9325 or karleeg@awb.org

* Government Contracting 101 Government Contracting 101

Time: 1:00 pm

Tiffany Scroggs is a Certified Contracting Assistance Specialist with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The PTAC team works to increase the number of small businesses that are successful in the government marketplace by offering no-cost advising to business owners, conducting workshops and trainings, and through an elec-tronic bid match service. Learn how to: Locate opportunities Market your products and services Interpret solicitations Understand GSA schedules Get registered to sell Analyze your business readiness No fee to attend. This workshop is made possible through a partnership between the Thurston EDC and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to RSVP please contact Tiffany at 360-754-6320. Location: Thurston County Chamber 809 Legion Way SE - 3rd floor Olympia, WA 98501

* Northwest Ecobuilding Guild Monthly MeetingNorthwest Ecobuilding Guild Monthly Meeting

Time: 4:30 pm

The Guild offers a monthly educational meeting with a different topic in Green Building on the Third Thursday of each month. Coming up: Understanding our Energy Futures with the Alliance for Community Transition, Energy Working Group (moderated by Barb Scavezze) - Thursday October 20, 6:30 pm, Urban Onion Ballroom. RSVP for Healthy Buffet Dinner $13 / person.

* Business After Hours at Great Wolf LodgeBusiness After Hours at Great Wolf Lodge

Time: 5:30 pm

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is hosted by Chamber members at their location. It is an opportunity to bring customers, past, present and potential into your business and show your wares! To host a Business After Hours, contact Member Services at 360.357.3362 or info@ThurstonChamber.com. Attendees should bring lots of business cards to network and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The event averages 100 attendees. Register at the Door: $10 Chamber Members; $20 General Admission Sponsored by: MIXX 96.1 fm & The Business Examiner Address: Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Highway 99 SW Centralia, WA 98531

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* Workshop - Residential Construction SafetyWorkshop - Residential Construction Safety

Time: 9:00 am

Source: Olympia Master Builders Understand how the regulations apply to you. Learn protection requirements for accident prevention programs; safety meetings; haz-mat programs; fall protection; WISHA inspections. 48 hour cancellation policy applies to all classes. No shows will be invoiced. Cost $30 member/$85 non-member. Location : 1211 State Avenue, NE, Olympia, WA Contact : BIAW- (360) 352-7800

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* Senior Action Network General & Prospective Membership MeetingSenior Action Network General & Prospective Membership Meeting

Time: 7:30 am

This is the general membership networking meeting of the Senior Action Network. Contact: Cyndi Lounsbury Email: planingforLTC@aol.com Phone: 360.528.8726 Location Details Olympia Senior Center 222 Columbia St., NW Olympia WA 98501 Location Phone: 360.586.6181

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* "Free-Style" Business Networking Event at Cartridge World Olympia"Free-Style" Business Networking Event at Cartridge World Olympia

Time: 5:00 pm

The Business Values Magazine, Community Values Magazine, RelyLocal and Thurston County Guide make up TAG - Thurston Advertising Group! We are proud to offer an ongoing monthly "FREE-Style" Networking event. The event is intended to help local businesses and people gain exposure while networking in an enjoyable environment. Attendees can expect to network and build relationships with about 60 - 75 businesses and people. Top reasons you should attend are: This event is free to attend, has a very diverse crowd of business professionals, offer complimentary refreshments and light snacks and there is no pressure to "buy" anything.

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* Keirans Coffee ClubKeirans Coffee Club

Time: 7:30 am

Location 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey, WA Hours Thurs: 7:30 am - 9:30 am Charlie's Safari 5400 Martin Way E, Suite J Lacey,Wa Right off the Freeway - Easy access. $6.99 MEETING FEE Includes breakfast 7:30 am to 9:30 am

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* One-on-One Business Website Analysis One-on-One Business Website Analysis

Time: 12:00 pm

Source: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce This is a FREE program provided by our Small Business Incubator client Bill Brockett, owner of Web-Sites-For-Less.com. Bill will do an in-depth, live Internet critique of each website covering design, navigation, user-friendliness and search engine optimization. Questions are encouraged from all participants and technical terminology will be held to a minimum. You will learn things about your website — guaranteed! A Free lunch is provided and you will actually order your own through the unique Online Ordering System implemented by Web-Sites-For-Less.com during their design of the Wagner’s Bakery & Cafe website. This program is offered every 2nd and 4th Friday and is limited to a maximum of two participants, so sign up early! For online signup click here. For questions or more information, please contact Bill Brockett at 360.427.2988 or info@Web-Sites-For-Less.com. Address: Thurston County Chamber of Commerce 809 Legion Way SE. Ste 308 Olympia, WA 98501

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* Lacey Chamber of Commerce Annual AuctionLacey Chamber of Commerce Annual Auction

Time: 5:00 pm

Source: Lacey Chamber of Commerce Time: Happy Hour begins at 5:00 pm Location: Harmony Hall - Washington Land Yacht Harbor Tickets: $50/per person $375/per table (seats 8) This year's theme is a Sock Hop - Rock Around the Clock: Reliving Happy Days. We are celebrating the chamber's 50th Anniversary! Come be a part of th fun.

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