Women’s Business Symposium planned for April

The 2017 Women’s Business Symposium, “Spring … Outside the box!,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

The event is presented by the Pocatello Small Business Development Center, Edward Jones, Idaho Central Credit Union and Home Helpers. It will offer low-cost networking and career development for all working women, a Small Business Development Center news release said.

“Our goal is to provide inspiration, education and networking for local business women. We want to see more successful businesswomen in our community,” said SBDC director Ann Swanson in the release.

The 2017 Symposium has two tracks with a special focus this year on cybersecurity. The career track has sessions on career advancement and helping co-workers succeed, the release said. The entrepreneurship track will focus on running a small business with information on email marketing and creating insight using the Business Model Canvas.

Jill T. Slomski, a nationally acclaimed speaker on personal branding and confidence, will give the keynote address.

Tickets are $30 for admission and lunch; $240 for a table sponsorship. For registration, sponsorship and program information, call Claudia Allen at 208-282-2817 or visit isu.edu/cob/wbs.

INL releases open-source

software for developers

Idaho National Laboratory recently released a new open-source tool for software developers.

The Continuous Integration, Verification, Enhancement and Testing tool, or Civet for short, is the latest INL software to be released free to the public on the lab’s website, github.com/idaholab, an INL news release said.

INL staffers hope to collaborate with the public to refine this high-quality tool and to improve the productivity of software developers who use it, the release said. Civet automates the process of making changes to software, allowing developers to work on less menial tasks and supporting quality at every stage.

Originally designed to be used with INL’s MOOSE modeling and simulation platform, the tool can be used for any software development, the release said.

Chamber’s legislative video

conference is Thursday

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Committee hosts weekly legislative video conference calls at 7 a.m. Thursdays during the Idaho legislative session. The conference calls with local legislators in Boise are held at EITC Building 5 (Alexander Creek Building) Room 581.

Young Professionals Network

monthly meetup is tonight

Shawn Anderson, of The Anderson Group, Keller Williams Realty East Idaho, will present “Marketing yourself and standing out from the crowd” during today’s Young Professionals Network monthly meetup at 8 a.m. at Willard Arts Center, 450 A St.

The event is free and open to the public.

Business After Hours

is set for Thursday

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will take place Thursday.

The Idaho Falls Civitan Club will host the meet and greet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Catered Your Way, 2161 E. 17th St.

Attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments, network and learn about Civitan projects such as Alive After Five and the Development Workshop Christmas Party.

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