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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Monday, December 31, 2001

Coming Events

Advertiser Staff

• AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, Punahele Chapter dinner meeting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Wisteria Restaurant, 1206 S. King St.; prepaid dinner reservations required; call Carol. 735-2342.

• THE HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, networking opportunities for small-business owners and professionals, meetings every Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m., Sansei Restaurant, Restaurant Row; call Elliot Lum. 536-4236.

• BUSINESS SURVIVAL LUNCHEON SEMINAR, 11 a.m. Jan. 7, Plaza Club, 900 Fort St. Mall, 20th floor; 11:30 a.m. lunch, noon program featuring speaker Thomas Davenport, author of "The Attention Economy," seminar topic is "Business Survival: How to Capture and Retain Employee and Customer Attention," to boost productivity, revenues and efficiency; $25 HTTA members, UH faculty and staff, $30 non-members, $12 students; registration deadline Thursday; sponsored by the UH-Manoa College of Business Administration, the Pacific Asian Center for E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship, the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences and the Hawai'i Technology Trade Association. 547-5898, e-mail lukek@htta.org.

• REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM, free first-time-homebuyers' course targeting those in the low-and moderate-income ranges; 16-hour course, four hours weekly for four weeks; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 19 and 26, Brigham Young University, La'ie; 7-9 p.m. Jan. 8, 10, 15 and 17, Waimanalo Public Library; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28, 30, Feb. 4, 6, Honolulu Community College; 6-8 p.m. Jan. 29, 31, Feb. 5, 7, Leeward Community College, Pearl City; also applicable to those on the Hawaiian Home Lands waiting list or interested in self-help housing. Call to register. 259-9558.

• SMART START BUSINESS READINESS COURSE on how to start your own business, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 weeks, beginning Jan. 8; SSPA Business Service Center, 1208 N. King St., Kapalama, next to Richie's Drive-In; also, optional basic computer classes; call to register. 842-0218.

• "OUTLOOK 2002, WHAT'S NEXT FOR AMERICA," satellite broadcast by Pulitzer-Prize-winning Newsweek columnist George F. Will; perspective on the state of the nation, the economy and our financial markets in 2002; noon Jan. 8, 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., Suite 108A, 'Aiea; 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Edward Jones, Ward Kakaako Branch, 320 Ward Ave., suite 206; free; call if you're coming, limited seating. 596-0076.

• MICRO ENTERPRISE TRAINING CLASS on how to start a business in Hawai'i, business loans, taxes and marketing, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 8-11, Honolulu Community Action Program, 1109 Maunakea St., second floor; free to low-income persons; call Annette or Robert for further details. 521-4531.

• "21ST CENTURY STRATEGIES FOR 21ST CENTURY BUSINESSES," seminar on wealth building, asset protection and financial privacy for individuals and professionals seeking to boost profits, lower tax liability, protect assets and secure their financial privacy, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 8, Hawai'i Convention Center; keynote speaker, asset protection expert William S. Reed, J.D.; reservations required for free admission, otherwise, $10 at the door. (888)-599-3270.

• EDWARD JONES RETIREMENT SERIES on retirement planning, managing your retirement income and IRA rollover options, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16 and 23, 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., suite 108A, 'Aiea; free; limited seating, call Shane or Jocelyn for reservations. 487-1800.

• ARMA HAWAII CHAPTER general membership meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Ala Moana Hotel, Ilima Room; featured speaker Evan Dobelle, president of the University of Hawai'i system, presenting his vision of the university's role in information management and technology; $20, members $16; call to register. 538-4729 (Pat Akana) or 831-6772 (Ruben Lum).

• SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND YOURSELF by Honolulu Police Department detective Linda d'Aquilla, guest speaker at the dinner meeting of the American Business Women's Association, Na Kilohana O Wahine Chapter, 5:45-8:45 p.m. Jan. 9, Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St., Mo'ili'ili; $20 admission includes dinner and beverage; call to register by Jan. 7. 455-4737.

• "Are Leaders Born or Bred? What's Change Got to Do With It?," interactive workshop teaching participants to deal with change and to encourage others to be open to change, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 12, UH-Manoa, Kuykendall Hall, Room 306; $40 (ABWA members $25); sponsored by The American Business Women's Association (Na Kilohana O Wahine Chapter); registration deadline Friday; for more information, e-mail abwaseminar@yahoo.com. 593-1803.

• "NEXT GENERATION COMMUNICATIONS: MAKING IT WORK," 24th annual Pacific Telecommunications Council conference, Jan. 13-17, Hilton Hawaiian Village; keynote speaker Sir Christopher Gent, chief executive, Vodafone Group Pic, United Kingdom; other speakers include Abdul Khan, assistant director-general, communication and information, UNESCO, and Robert Mao, president and CEO, Nortel Networks China, People's Republic of China; call to register. 941-3789.

• "SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH," Edward Jones/Van Kampen Investments financial planning seminar for women, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 or 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 98-1247 Ka'ahumanu St., Suite 108A, 'Aiea; free; limited seating, call for reservations. 487-1800.

• ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASSES for those who want to start a business, turn a hobby into a money-making venture or get their business plan ready to present to a loan officer, 45-hour course, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 22, Kapiolani Community College; call to register. 734-9153.