Trenton Small Business Week returns for its 17th year with a networking breakfast on Monday, October 18, at 8 a.m. at the Trenton Marriott.
The weeklong series of events features 21 workshops, 12 of which are free. The week also includes the Mercer Chamber Business Expo on October 18, featuring Sharon Lee Parker, CEO of Boehm Studios ($60 to attend) and the Renaissance Ball of Trenton, which concludes the week on Friday, October 22, at 6 p.m. Tickets for the ball are $175. Call 609-689-9960, ext. 14 for information.
October 18 also features the Mercer Chamber’s Fall Business Expo at 11 a.m. at the Sun National Center (formerly Sovereign Bank Arena). The expo is expected to showcase 120 exhibitors and attendance is free if you bring a business card. Visit www.mercerchamber.org.
Also visit www.smallbizweek.com for more information about Trenton Small Business Week. Events listed below are free unless otherwise noted.
#b#Monday, October 18#/b#
Kick Off Networking Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard.
Best of the Web — Free Web Tools You Really Can Use, 10 to 11:30 a.m., the DeRosa Group, 354 South Broad Street. Taneshia Nash Laird, Trenton Downtown Association.
Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Fall Business Expo, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun National Center, 81 Hamilton Avenue. Attendance is free with a valid business card.
Electronic Media for Business, 1 to 3 p.m., Studio City New Jersey, 2 Chelten Way, Building 3. Shelton Minor, Studio City New Jersey.
Use Your Charismatic Skills So Others Will Do Things For You, 3 to 4:30 p.m., the DeRosa Group, 354 South Broad Street. Jeffrey Schoener, Neuro-Enhancement Strategies.
#b#Tuesday, October 19#/b#
Four Ways to Grow Your Business, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard, 1 West Lafayette Street. Michael Pucciarelli, Bartolomei Pucciarelli LLC.
Why No One Has Found You on the Web: Top Tools to Use, 10 to 11:30 a.m., NJ Economic Development Authority, 36 West State Street. Lance Bachman, www.1seo.com
Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce General Membership Power Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard, 1 West Lafayette Street. Keynote: “American Girls Can Do Anything — And So Can American Boys,” Sharon Lee Parker, Boehm Studios, $60.
Doing More Work with Less Employees and Resources, 1:30 to 3 p.m., NJ Economic Development Authority, 36 West State Street.Najeeb Ahmad, Pennington Human Dynamics.
Government Resources — Use Them or Lose Them, 3 to 4:30 p.m., NJ Economic Development Authority, 36 West State Street. Marion Zajac, NJEDA.
TD Bank Business Networking Reception, 6 to 8 p.m., TD Bank, 50 East State Street.
#b#Wednesday, October 20#/b#
Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Breakfast: Wireless Gadgets and Trends 2010 — What’s Hot Right Now for Business, 8 to 9 a.m., Thomas Edison State College, 101 West State Street. Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology, $40.
Understanding the True Return on Investment of Social Marketing, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Thomas Edison State College. Glenn Gabe, G-Squared Interactive L.L.C.
Converting to Solar — PSE&G & Bridge Financing Plus Government Grants, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thomas Edison State College. Michelle Gonzalez, PSE&G.
Renovate, Sell, or Merge? 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thomas Edison State College. PK Vasudevan, Iyer Assoc.
Capital City Real Estate Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the DeRosa Group, 354 South Broad Street.
#b#Thursday, October 21#/b#
‘Contacts for Contracts’ Procurement Event, 8 a.m. to noon, Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, Ewing. Cost: $10.
Doing Business with Local Government, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, Ewing. Karen Marut, City of Trenton and Marcella Covello, County of Mercer.
Small Developers Forum — How to Buy Property from the City, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Trenton Country Club, 201 Sullivan Way, Ewing. Henrietta Owusu and Andrew Carten, City of Trenton.
How to Run a Successful Consulting Business in a Challenging Economy, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Bank, 32 East Front Street. Carla Fallone, Fallone Business Resources
Reinventing Yourself: Starting a Business as an Alternate Means of Employment, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wachovia Bank, 32 East Front Street. Al Spiewak, Small Business Development Consultant.
#b#Friday, October 22#/b#
Renaissance Ball of Trenton, 6 to 11 p.m., Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard, $175.00.