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Tuesday, Oct. 15

Arbor University and Goosmann Law Firm have teamed up for their latest EmpowHER series event, HR — the In’s and Out’s. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nuri Event Studio, will feature guest speakers Kelsey Heino, HR attorney at Goosmann Law, and Brooke McAlpin, president of Cornerstone Staffing Inc. Registration is available online. 

PRSA Nebraska is hosting a talk on “Joining the Dark Side” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camp Carol Joy Holling. A long-running joke in journalism when a colleague transitions from journalist to PR professional is that they are “joining the dark side.” Attendees will hear from three unique insider perspectives — from former print, radio and TV journalists — all of whom are now PR professionals. Former television journalist and PRSA board member, Jeremy Maskel, will moderate the panel discussion. Registration is online. 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

SBDC Iowa, Iowa Western Community College, and the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce have partnered for a workshop on Prospecting Clients through LinkedIn at IWCC from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This class is directed to businesses and startups in the business-to-business landscape — insurance, consultants, marketing, law or anyone looking to find new business customers for their business. It will show some best practices while using LinkedIn. Registration is available online.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Iowa Western Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop called Smart Start from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at IWCC- The Port in Council Bluffs. This two-hour rapid-fire course providing information on important steps to ensure a business’s success. Participants learn about licensing, business legal structure, financing, business planning, business resources and more. Handouts include a comprehensive workbook with resource links, business planning tools and more. Registration is online.

Think Whole Person Healthcare at 7100 West Center Road in Omaha is hosting a free Medicare and Part D Made Easy Seminar at 1 p.m. In addition to free information there is a private, no cost consultation with a Medicare specialist and the ability to schedule a Medicare wellness doctor visit. This workshop will also be held on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. and Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18

The Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund is hosting the 5th Annual From Startup to Success seminar on Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Venue at Highlander. This seminar is designed to give you tools to start and grow your business. There are three panels of entrepreneurs and experts who will be sharing their experiences on how they became successful from startup. The keynote speaker will be Casanova Brooks. Registration for the event is available online.

The Omaha Women’s Health & Wellness Conference will be held Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the La Vista Conference Center. The conference will feature three main sessions and six health education sessions. It kicks off with a continental breakfast and morning health fair with more than 50 vendors and will include health screenings, education, demonstrations, massage, and consultation. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. The cost is $59. Continuing nursing education credit is available at an additional $30. Low-cost screenings such as lipid and glucose profiles and a complete blood count, will be available for $17. A thyroid-stimulating hormone test will be available for $7. Flu shots will be offered for $20.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

The Business Ethics Alliance is hosting its first ever conference, EthicSpace. The event will be Oct. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mike and Josie Harper Center at Creighton University. This inaugural conference will focus on “Influencing a High-Trust Work Culture” and feature local and national speakers. This year’s keynote speaker is Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company. Other speakers include Stacy Heen Lennon, a founder of Triad Consulting Group. In addition, Othello Meadows III, President and CEO of Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. in Omaha will give a workshop on inclusion and trust.

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