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Thursday, March 22

The second annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference will be held at Central Community College in Hastings, Neb. Sponsored by the Hastings Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, the Conference offers nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers networking opportunities and sessions to learn best practices from seasoned professionals in the nonprofit industry. This year’s workshop topics include nonprofit advocacy, event planning, nonprofit legal compliance, grants management and charitable giving. Register is online and costs $25.

The Maple Ridge Retirement Community will be hosting a Meet the Managers Luncheon on March 22 from 12-3 p.m. The Maple Ridge Retirement Community has two Omaha locations that are all-inclusive communities with live-in managers. Attendees can tour the community and enter to win door prizes.

The 3rd Annual International Trade Conference will be hosted at Bellevue University starting at 10 a.m. The goal of the conference is to promote trade relations between the U.S. and countries abroad and the conference is for entities interested in learning about establishing those relationships. There will be two panel discussions on global investments and global connections and perspectives with numerous keynote speakers. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register online.

The NEXT Society will host its next meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will spotlight trending themes in cryptocurrency as well as blockchain and token markets. The meeting is free to attend but attendees are asked to register online. The NEXT Society is sponsored by the Startup Collaborative.

The fifth session of SCORE’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SBA office, 10675 Bedford Ave #100. “What Get’s Measured, Gets Managed” will discuss accounting and taxation best practices and record-keeping strategies. The cost is $15 and registration can be done online.

Sunday, March 25

GROW Nebraska will host the 2018 MarkeTech Conference at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Neb. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature Instagram guru Jenn Herman from San Diego and top Google trainer Maria Elena Duron from Texas, as well as dozens of other experts. The MarkeTech Conference strives to make national expertise affordable and available to Nebraska’s business owners, as well as those from surrounding states. Registration is available online and tickets are $49 for members or $199 for non-members.

Tuesday, March 27

AIM Infotec will take place at the Embassy Suites La Vista from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be eight keynote speakers, starting with Former Director of Operations at U.S. Cyber Command and co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity Brett Williams. There will be 25 breakout sessions including everything from Business with Blockchain to Choosing the Right Mobile Approach. Attendees can also complete training for Certified Agile Leader, Certified ScrumMaster and Drag and Drop Machine Learning for an additional charge. Tickets and more information can be found online. Tickets start at $239, which includes breakfast and lunch.

Thursday, March 29

The final installment of the Entrepreneur Bootcamp, sponsored by SCORE, will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at the SBA Nebraska District Office. This session will discuss business plans and how to combine the knowledge from previous sessions into a business plan. Registration is available online, the cost is $15.

T.S. Banking Group will host “Inspire and Grow Leadership Forum” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TS Bank Downtown in Council Bluffs. It will discuss the impact of developing, mentoring and coaching of your employees at this open forum. Seating is limited, with a free lunch provided. Attendees are asked to call Paula Glecker at 712-487-1003 to RSVP.

Saturday, April 11

The Society for Certified Insurance Counselors and the Professional Insurance Agents for Nebraska and Iowa will be presenting the Commercial Casualty Institute from April 11-13 at the Marriott Courtyard Lincoln Downtown. The institute will cover topics on: Commercial General Liability Concepts and Coverage; Additional Insured Concepts and Endorsements; Business Automobile Coverage and Endorsements; and Workers Compensation and Employers Liability. Registration is $415 and can be done online.

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