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Thursday, Oct. 3

Held by: Equinox and Capital BlueCross

Summary: Health care reform policy update, group marketplace review and new employee benefit strategies

Where: Capital Blue Store, Promenade Shops, Center Valley

Time: 7-9 a.m. (continental breakfast); 10-noon (brunch); 1-3 p.m. (light lunch); 4-6 p.m. (cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

Cost: Free; RSVP by Sept. 27

Contact: 610-366-3777 or info@agentequinox.com

Thursday, Oct. 3

Held by: Millbrook HomeCare Partners Inc.

Summary: Scam prevention and identity theft: Upper Saucon Township police detective Cpl. Thomas Nicoletti talks about preventing scams and identity theft

Where: Southern Lehigh Public Library, 3200 Preston Lane, Center Valley

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; register by Sept. 26 at www.solehipl.org

Contact: Mary Ann Pickell at 610-638-1700 or maryann@millbrookhomecare.com

Thursday, Oct. 3

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: 5S workplace organization course to reduce waste through set, sort in order, shine, standardize and sustain system

Where: Center for Business Excellence, 49 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $300 per person; $250 per person for three or more employees; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Angie Bove at 610-758-5274 or angie.bove@mrcpa.org

Thursday, Oct. 3

Held by: Dale Carnegie Training

Summary: The manager-employee relationship: the bottom line for engagement Where: Dale Carnegie Conference Room, 1150 Glenlivet Drive, Suite C-35, Allentown

Time: 8:30 a.m. registration; 9-11 a.m. event

Cost: $49; register at www.philadelphia.dalecarnegie.com

Contact: Katie Iorio Martin at 610-783-6500 ext. 0

Thursday, Oct. 3

Held by: Capital Blue

Summary: Health care reform policy update; four sessions

Where: Capital Blue Store, 2845 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 404, Center Valley

Time: 7-9 a.m.; 10-noon; 1-3 p.m.; and 4-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: Dan Gagnier at 610-366-3777 or info@agentequinox.com

Friday, Oct. 4

Held by: Close the Loop Co.

Summary: Website building workshop on a shoestring budget

Where: Monroe County CareerLink, 2937 Route 611, Tannersville

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free; register at www.closetheloop.com

Contact: Rita Lacey at 570-629-8414 or rita.lacey@closetheloop.com

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Held by: Close the Loop Co.

Summary: Build a business and a website on a shoestring budget

Where: Spring Township Library, 78C Commerce Drive, Wyomissing

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Contact: Cheryl Sylvernale at 610-373-9888 or spring.twp.library@gmail.com

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Held by: Area chambers of commerce and business organizations

Summary: Local opportunities: understanding expectations

Where: Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Main St., Nazareth

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free; register at www.lvmeetthebuyers.com

Contact: Kat Schneider at 610-265-2770 or kschneider@lehighvalley.org

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Held by: Lehigh Valley Business

Summary: Lehigh Valley Business Expo, Health Care Symposium and Lehigh Valley Business Fastest Growing Companies 2013 awards program

Where: Agri-Plex Expo Center, Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown

Time: Expo 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; symposium 8-10:30 a.m.; awards program noon-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: Tom Vrana at 610-807-9619 ext. 107 or tomv@lvb.com

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: Making the Affordable Care Act a win-win by understanding strategies to help your company and employees

Where: Manufacturers Resource Center, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Free; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Pat Felise at 610-758-6069 or pat.felise@mrcpa.org

Thursday, Oct. 10

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: 5S workplace organization course to reduce waste through set, sort in order, shine, standardize and sustain system

Where: Manufacturers Resource Center, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $300 per person; $250 per person for three or more employees; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Angie Bove at 610-758-5274 or angie.bove@mrcpa.org

Thursday, Oct. 10

Held by: Lehigh Valley Paladin

Summary: Safety, security and conflict avoidance concepts and strategies; taking charge and refusing to be a victim

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1787 Airport Road, Allentown

Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $95; register at www.lehighvalleypaladin.com

Contact: Diana Sorrentino at 908-307-3750 or diana@lehighvalleypaladin.com

Thursday, Oct. 10

Held by: Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare

Summary: Roundtable: new model of care; overview of the patient-centered medical home

Where: Glasbern Inn, 2141 Pack House Road, Fogelsville

Time: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; preregistration required by Sept. 27 at www.lvbch.com

Contact: Erica Solivan at 610-317-0130 or esolivan@lvbch.com

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Held by: Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce

Summary: How to start a business: do you have what it takes to start a business?

Where: Ramada Inn, 1443 Alta Drive, Whitehall

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15; or $40 for four-session series; register at www.waccpa.org

Contact: Laura Long at 610-432-4130 or exec@waccpa.org

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: Lean 101 workshop to learn methods to identify and improve opportunities while eliminating waste

Where: Manufacturers Resource Center, 125 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost: $300 per person; $250 per person for three or more employees; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Angie Bove at 610-758-5274 or angie.bove@mrcpa.org

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Held by: Area chambers of commerce and business organizations

Summary: Meet the Buyers Expo

Where: ArtQuest at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem

Time: 7-8:30 a.m. setup; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. event; 1:15-3 p.m. networking

Cost: $25-$75; register at www.lvmeetthebuyers.com

Contact: Kat Schneider at 610-265-2770 or kschneider@lehighvalley.org

Tuesday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 25

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: Use maintenance excellence to improve output and reliability, ensure compliance while reducing costs and downtime

Where: Nestle Waters, 305 Nestle Way, Breinigsville

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25

Cost: $990 per person; $850 per person for three or more employees; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Angie Bove at 610-758-5274 or angie.bove@mrcpa.org

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Held by: Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce

Summary: How to start a business: meet your professional resources

Where: Ramada Inn, 1443 Alta Drive, Whitehall

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15; register at www.waccpa.org

Contact: Laura Long at 610-432-4130 or exec@waccpa.org

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Held by: Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce

Summary: How to start a business: financing options for your business

Where: Ramada Inn, 1443 Alta Drive, Whitehall

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15; register at www.waccpa.org

Contact: Laura Long at 610-432-4130 or exec@waccpa.org

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: Lean problem solving: learn and explore problem solving and critical thinking

Where: Center for Business Excellence, 49 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cost: $110 per person; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Angie Bove at 610-758-5274 or angie.bove@mrcpa.org

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Held by: Manufacturers Resource Center

Summary: Firsthand experience in self-funded health care options presented by Dick Bus of ATAS International Inc.

Where: ATAS International Inc., 6612 Snowdrift Road, Allentown

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Free; register at www.mrcpa.org/events

Contact: Pat Felise at 610-758-6069 or pat.felise@mrcpa.org

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Held by: Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce

Summary: How to start a business: your business plan

Where: Ramada Inn, 1443 Alta Drive, Whitehall

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 7:30-8:30 p.m. individual plan reviews

Cost: $15; register at www.waccpa.org

Contact: Laura Long at 610-432-4130 or exec@waccpa.org

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Held by: Lehigh Valley Paladin

Summary: Active shooter preparedness seminar: preparing for and responding to an active shooter in the workplace

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1787 Airport Road, Allentown

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $95; register at www.lehighvalleypaladin.com

Contact: Diana Sorrentino at 908-307-3750 or diana@lehighvalleypaladin.com

Thursday, Nov. 6

Held by: Northampton Community College

Summary: Workplace emergency preparedness, prevention and incident management

Where: Room 220, College Center, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem

Time: Breakfast and registration 7 a.m., seminar 8:30-10 a.m.

Cost: Free; register at www.northampton.edu/lifelearn

Contact: Patricia Canavan at 610-332-6146 or pcanavan@northampton.edu

Thursday, Nov. 14

Held by: PWR Resources

Summary: Improve your Quickbooks IQ workshop

Where: Central Penn College, 1455 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem

Time: 12:30-5 p.m.

Cost: $139 early bird; $159 after Oct. 4

Contact: Pam Rozsa at 484-999-0151 or pam@pwrresources.com

Compiled by Eric Steinkopff

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