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Friday, Nov. 8

The Small Business Series returns for Protecting Your Small Business Assets at Gallup from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will learn: common legal liabilities that affect small businesses including contract disputes, damage claims by employees and customers, debts and mortgage obligations; which legal structures work best to protect your particular types of assets; and how to create and implement an asset protection strategy. Registration is online.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Start the day with PRSA Nebraska with a light breakfast and learning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Just in time for Giving Tuesday and year-end charitable donations, social media expert Randa Zalman will offer proven social media strategies that could enhance fundraising for nonprofits and have applicability across industries in helping to achieve communication goals. She’ll also share social media budgeting tips to ensure you’re not operating in a vacuum or breaking the bank. Registration is online.  

Grow with Google — the tech company’s initiative to create economic opportunities for all Americans — will visit Nebraska to host in-person digital skills workshops at the South Omaha Branch of the Omaha Public Library. Google staff will teach free hands-on workshops to provide local businesses, jobseekers, and nonprofits with resources to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. The workshops will cover topics such as “Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks,” “Reaching Customers Online with Google,” and “Using Data to Drive Growth.” Google volunteers will also be on hand to provide personalized help through drop-in 1:1.  

Thursday, Nov. 14

Iowa Western Community College and the Small Business Development Center have teamed up to host Exploring Excel Formulas from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Iowa Western’s SBDC office. This seminar will explore some of Excel’s most widely used formulas. Students will use a variety of tools to set up and audit formulas. Learn some of the more advanced formulas like vlookup and logical functions. Tuition is $50.

The Carpenters Training Institute is hosting its annual Apprentice Appreciation Banquet during National Apprenticeship Week. This is the fourth year hosting an event for apprentices. What started out as about 20 apprentices at the event has turned into nearly 150 carpenters, millwrights, and their families coming together for night of food, fun and activities. There will also be local contractors and national vendors present. The event is at the Carpenter Training Institute from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

Each November, OneWorld Community Health Centers invites supporters to come together at the Milagro Dinner. This annual celebration honors OneWorld volunteers who make milagros (“miracles” in Spanish) happen for the most vulnerable children and families it serves. The event, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Hilton Omaha, will include a silent auction, cocktails and a book-signing event. The featured speaker will be Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of 10 books, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Reviving Ophelia. Milagro awardees include: Dr. David Filipi, Methodist Health System, Dr. Nagendra Natarajan, Sen. Robert Hikemann and Susan G. Komen Great Plaines.  

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