Events & Workshops

 

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
August 17   |   1:00pm - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

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A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  



Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!    

Leadership: Who’s In Charge?

When:
Where:
June 1   |   12:00 PM-2::00 PM
Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way Mount Vernon, Angst 135
$20.00

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“Who is in Charge?”Who is in charge, and furthermore, why does it matter? Find out about why leadership today, arguably more importantly than at any time in our history, is relevant in our lives. Bill Overby will draw comparisons from his four+ decades of leadership in public service and apply them to the growth industries important to the region. Whether you are engaged in industry, sales, manufacturing, research or government, leadership is necessary, scalable, and an “indicator species” toward the success and vitality of your workplace.

Please download the parking permit from the college.

- click here for included file.

Leadership Skagit Leaders Create Leaders Spring Reception

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Where:
May 3   |   5:30-7:00pm
Burlington Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce located at 520 E Fairhaven in Burlington
$0.00

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​Bring your staff, colleagues and friends to mix and mingle and learn more about Leadership Skagit. 

Sponsored by Skagit Bank and Hosted by Recruitment Co-Chairs Anthony Young, LS'10 and Raymond Goda, LS'15 and the Leadership Skagit Alumni Committee. 

No cost to attend, however please RSVP by registering here or email Nancy Rytand at nancy.rytand@skagit.edu.

LATINO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON:  PERCEPTIONS, CHALLENGES AND NEEDS

When:
Where:
April 20   |   Noon - 2pm
EDASC located at 204 W Mountgomery Street in Downtown Mount Vernon
$0.00

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​This symposium highlights research conducted by:       

  • Dr. José García-Pabón, Latino Community Studies and Outreach Specialist, WSU        
  • Ken, Klima, Klima Research

The purpose of this symposium is to increase community understanding of the business needs of our Latino Small Business Entrepreneurs and to develop a practical plan of action that generates support.

Who Should Attend? Educators, Community Outreach Activists, Business Advisors and Consultants, Ag Leaders, Attorneys, Accountants, Real Estate and Insurance Brokers, Business Owners and all who would like to better understand our Latino Entrepreneurs!

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Noon to 2:00 pm at EDASC Located at 204 W Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon. No cost to attend. However, pre-registration is required by Monday, April 18 as space is limited. For more information or to register, please visit our website at skagit.org/events.

Research into Latino business owners in King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties has revealed specific strategies that will help Latino businesses survive and thrive!  The study indicates, “Latino entrepreneurs have entered the small business world at a higher rate compared to other ethnic groups but little is known about their reasons for having a business, the issues they face in managing it and their need for additional training.” 

  • Would you like to understand the major themes and training needs for improving Latino business success?

  • Do Latino businesses need more products/services to sell, or more customers?
  • How do we know what business advice and support Latino Business Owners need from the community?

Also included will be an Overview of the Outcomes of a Successful Approach to Basic Computer Classes for Latino Entrepreneurs by Gilberto Estrada--The creator and instructor for the most successful Latino Computer training in Skagit County!  Wait until you hear what happened to the awesome participants and what they’re doing now!

EDASC Masquerade Ball

When:
Where:
October 28   |   6:00pm - 10:00pm
Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
$100.00

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​Join us on Friday, October 28th for the most exciting party of the year! This fun filled networking event will feature a variety of amazing entertainment both before and during dinner, including comedy, magic and live music! This magical evening will take place at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes. Arrive in full costume or elegant dress with a mask, you decide. 

Title Sponsorship: $5,000 - Includes:Two Tables of 8, logo on all marketing before and during the event, opportunity to have a booth at the event, and much more!

Major Sponsorship: $2,500 - Includes: One Table of 8, logo on all marketing materials before and during the event, and more! 

Welcome Drink Sponsor: $1500

Game Sponsor: $500 + Prize

Award Sponsor: $500 + Prizes

Tickets: $100 each or $720 for a Table of 8

Pre-registration with full payment is required a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.

Please email or call a minimum of 10 days in advance regarding special dietary restrictions. 

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please email lynne@skagit.org.  Thank you!

29th Annual EDASC Golf Tournament At Avalon & 19th Hole After Party

When:
Where:
July 22   |   10:30am
Avalon Golf Course
$0.00

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Online ticket sales are now closed.  After Party tickets are available for $60 at the door. 

Held at the beautiful and scenic Avalon Golf Course in Burlington on Friday, July 22nd, this is one of the most popular tournaments in Skagit County with 220 golfers participating. Check in and a delicious lunch provided by Skagit River Brewery begins at 10:30am with a shot gun start at noon. A 19th Hole After Party catered by Swinomish Casino & Lodge will immediately follow the fun filled day of golf at 6:00pm. A variety of awards will be presented at the after party including prizes for "Most Creative Hole Sponsor". For more information, please contact Colleen Smiley at colleen@skagit.org or call 360-336-6114.  

 

  • Title Sponsor: $5,000
  • Major Sponsorship: $2,500  
  • Lunch Sponsor: $1200
  • 19th Hole After Party Sponsor: $1,200 
  • Golf Team: $600 - Includes a 4-person golf team, golfer goodie bags, green fees, golf cart, lunch and 19th Hold After Party
  • Golf Team Plus: $700 - Includes the same as a standard team as listed above as well as 4 mulligans (1 per golfer) and 12 raffle tickets (3 per golfer)
  • Cabana Sponsorship: $600 - ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
  • Golf Cart Sponsor: $500 + Beverages to hand out to players & sponsors - ONLY 2 AVAILABLE!
  • Full Hole Sponsor: $450 
  • Half Hole Sponsor: $275 
  • Driving Range Sponsor: $250 ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
  • Putting Green Sponsor: $250 + Prizes -ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!
  • 19th Hole After Party Tickets $50.00 each, $60.00 at the door.

EDASC Town Hall Meeting

When:
Where:
January 20   |   5:15pm-7:00pm
Burlington Public Library located at 820 E Washington Avenue in Burlington, WA
$0.00

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All economic development stakeholders and interested residents are invited to attend. We will be discussing the information we gathered at our November 17th Town Hall Meeting and will be presenting the first draft of our strategic plan. There is no cost to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

If you are interested in our strategic planning process please complete our survey HERE

Please feel free to submit comments or suggestions regarding the strategic plan to stratplan@skagit.org. 

Understanding State Business Taxes

When:
Where:
December 10   |   2:00 - 4:00pm
204 W Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA
$20.00

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​The Department of Revenue will join us for a great crash course in understanding the various tax situations that business owners should know about.  This session is customized to those attending.  $10 member, $20 non-members.  2:00 - 4:00pm.    Refreshments provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Biz Fair 2015

When:
Where:
September 26   |   8:00am - 3:30pm
Renton Technical College - Renton, WA
$0.00

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One day, one place - learn how to form and run a small business. Connect with government agencies and business organizations to get the information you need. Attend seminars that cover topics for all stages of business ownership.

Visit www.bizfair.org and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bizfair.​

The Art of Selling (buying) Your Business

When:
Where:
July 9   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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Whether you are looking to sell or buy a business there are specific steps you should be aware of that may significantly influence the value and your ability to complete the transaction.  In this session learn how to maximize the value of a business while prepare it for sale.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Casino Night to Benefit EDASC

When:
Where:
May 29   |   6:00pm
Mount Vernon, WA
$75.00

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30 Players will enjoy an evening of Texas Hold’em while enjoying dinner provided by Chipolte Mexican Grill, a variety of adult beverages, cigars and great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! Cost to attend is $75.00, limited number of spaces are still available! All Proceeds Benefit EDASC.

​Sponsored By:

Sakuma Bros. Farms, Chipolte Mexican Grill & Tony Stevens

  

- click here for included file.

Ladies Night Out at the Conway Muse Benefiting EDASC

When:
Where:
May 1   |   4:00pm - 7:00pm
18444 Spruce St, Conway, WA 98238
$30.00

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​Enjoy a relaxing event where you can shop for purses and jewelry from Stella & Dot, cosmetics & skin care from Jafra, candles from PartyLite and much more while dinning on delectable desserts and sipping Prosecco. Just in time for your Mother’s Day shopping! 

Tickets are $30.00 each and include locally made desserts, Prosecco, and the chance to win some great prizes!

Event Sponsored By:

the Conway Muse, Wycoff Insurance, Avenue Catering and Stella & Dot

- click here for included file.

QuickBooks Series: Advanced Reports and Care

When:
Where:
March 11   |   3:00pm - 5:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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Whether you are a long-time user or just starting with QuickBooks this installment of the QB series will discuss the reporting and things you can do to help keep your files healthy. The QB Series is a special series of classes focused providing key skills and support to those using the software. The series is facilitated by Chris McGee. Session pricing: Members $40 or $30 streaming. Non-members $50 or $40 streaming. 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.

This is part of a multi-session series! Warning: This workshop is part of a multi-part series. Series sessions may be registered as a whole or as individual sessions. Be sure to select the correct option from the pull-down list of options. Only the first session allows you to register for the series. If you register for the series you do not need to register for each session.

Participate in-person or on-line! While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop. Have no fear the internet is here! We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream). When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in. We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org or even call 360-336-6114 to register. We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level. The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.

QuickBooks Series: Maximizing Daily Use

When:
Where:
March 4   |   3:00pm - 5:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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Whether you are a long-time user or just starting with QuickBooks this installment of the QB series will discuss the daily processes and tricks to getting the work done faster. The QB Series is a special series of classes focused providing key skills and support to those using the software. The series is facilitated by Chris McGee. Session pricing: Members $40 or $30 streaming. Non-members $50 or $40 streaming. 3:00pm – 5:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.

This is part of a multi-session series!

Warning: This workshop is part of a multi-part series. Series sessions may be registered as a whole or as individual sessions. Be sure to select the correct option from the pull-down list of options. Only the first session allows you to register for the series. If you register for the series you do not need to register for each session.

Participate in-person or on-line!

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop. Have no fear the internet is here! We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream). When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in. We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org or even call 360-336-6114 to register. We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level. The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types. Advanced registration and payment is required. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.

USDA Value Added Producer Grant Workshop

When:
Where:
January 13   |   10am - 1pm
Skagit Farmers Supply, 1833 Park Lane, Burlington WA
$0.00

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USDA Rural Development is presenting FREE workshops with an overview of the Value Added Producer Grant program. Value Added Producer Grants may be used for feasibility studies or business plans, working capital or marketing value added agricultural products and for farm-based renewable energy projects. 

Eligible applicants include independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and agricultural producer groups. 

Value added products are created when a producer increases the consumer value of an agricultural commodity in the production or processing stage. 

 

The Value Added Producer Grant Program provides opportunities to beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers, as well as assists independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups, and will support local and regional supply networks. Discussions will include eligibility, application process, application scoring, and in depth application assistance for those intending to apply.

For more information about the Value Added Producer Grant Program, please go to the web at http:// www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_VAPG.htm

Other sessions will be held:

Burlington Jan. 13, 2015 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skagit Farmers Supply, Burlington Main Office 1833 Park Lane.  To register for the Burlington Workshop, please contact Melanie Drecksel at 360-428-4322 ext. 158 or melanie.drecksel@wa.usda.gov 

Olympia Jan. 14, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. USDA Service Center, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW 

Sequim Jan. 15, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Gardiner Community Center 980 Old Gardiner Rd.    

To register for the Olympia or Sequim workshops, please contact Greg York at 360-704-7729 or gregory.york@wa.usda.gov

Yakima Jan. 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. USDA Service Center, 1606 Perry Street 

Wenatchee Jan. 22, 2015 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., USDA Forest Service Center 215 Melody Lane Sequim Jan. 13, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

To register for the Yakima or Wenatchee workshops, please contact Roni Baer at 509-454-5743 ext. 134 or veronica.baer@wa.usda.gov

Responding to Challenges: Teachable Moments

When:
Where:
November 19   |   5:30 - 7:30pm
Burlington Library
$0.00

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​A panel discussion.  Join a panel of business owners and managers as they discuss their opportunities to share their company story with a backdrop of urgency.  Hear what went well and what they might reconsider if they had the opportunity.  Panel members include:  Kari Ranten, Skagit Valley Regional Health; Ryan Sakuma, Sakuma Brothers Farms and Market; and Laura  Byers, Coastal Community Bank.

This session is presented as part of Global Entrepreneur Week.  We greatly appreciate the generous financial support of Coastal Community Bank and the Hexcel Corporation as producing partners for Entrepreneur Week 2014!

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Responding to Challenges: Communications Strategies

When:
Where:
November 19   |   2:00 - 4:00pm
204 W Montgomery, Mount Vernon WA
$20.00

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Are you ready to talk on the spot about your business and how to craft your key points in to whatever has thrust you in the spotlight?  Whether you land the unbelievable order or have the unimaginable disaster in the moment is not when you want to begin to think about what to say.  In this session hear from a communications expert while engaging in planning exercises.  Session lead by Kari Ranten, Skagit Regional Health.

This session is presented as part of Global Entrepreneur Week.  We greatly appreciate the generous financial support of Coastal Community Bank and the Hexcel Corporation as producing partners for Entrepreneur Week 2014!

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Selling on the Internet

When:
Where:
October 21   |   1:00 - 3:00pm
180 NW Coveland St, Coupeville, WA 98239
$10.00

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​The internet is constantly expanding the number of options to bring your product and services to market.  In this session explore the options, costs, benefits and risks in taking (or launching) your business on-line.  Class to be held in Coupeville and streamed live.  1:00pm – 3:00pm.  $10, Refreshments provided.    

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.  

If you have specific dietary needs that we need to be aware of please contact EDASC after registering. 

Chips, Pins and Merchant Services

When:
Where:
September 25   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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Accepting credit cards is a mainstay for most businesses.  Change is coming and opportunity is at the door.  In this session learn the secrets to maximizing your value in accepting credit cards and what the new chip and pin requirements mean for ANY business accepting cards.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  12:00pm – 1:30.  Refreshments provided.

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.  

If you have specific dietary needs that we need to be aware of please contact EDASC after registering. 

Stump the Advisor

When:
Where:
October 23   |   9:00am - 10:00am
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

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​​Have a tough question?  Something on your mind?  Join in this talk radio show formatted session.  Attend live for the entire event or stream/call in for just your question.  Unscripted and  hosted and by EDASC’s own James McCafferty and a special guest.    Register on-line for in-person attendance or surf to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/672769677 to participate on-line or to receive a call in phone number.  3:00 - 4:00pm.  No cost!

Participate in-person or on-line!   While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.  How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple! About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost.  Advanced registration is requested.  

NextTech: Connect with the World

When:
Where:
October 9   |   10:00am - 3:30pm
Skagit Valley College, McIntyre Hall
$0.00

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NOTE:  This event posting is for informational purposes only.  Use the registration information at the bottom of this description to register.

The benefits of publicly owned broadband infrastructure.

Get inside information from state and regional leadership about how to foster a robust technology industry environment.  Learn how to increase economic development opportunities, drive education improvements, transform healthcare delivery and effectively market your community as a global business opportunity.

Expert Speakers:  (see above image for full details)

  • Mark Anderson
  • Susannah Malarkey
  • Christopher Mitchell
  • Craig Settles

For more information call 360-336-6214 or e-mail janah@mountvernonwa.gov

Sponsored by:

  • City of Mount Vernon
  • Economic Development Association of Skagit County
  • Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington
  • NextTech

To register surf to:  http://mountvernonwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=746

Social Media Lab: Twitter

When:
Where:
July 10   |   3:00 - 5:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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​How are your social media skills?  In this series learn more about 3 critical tools in your marketing toolbox – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  This is a hands-on series.  Bring your laptop or tablet and dive in.  Pre-session homework is required and will be distributed one week prior to each session.  $50 per individual workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  3– 5pm.   Refreshments provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!   While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types. Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.

      Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Social Media Lab: LinkedIn

When:
Where:
July 1   |   3:00 - 5:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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​How are your social media skills?  In this series learn more about 3 critical tools in your marketing toolbox – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  This is a hands-on series.  Bring your laptop or tablet and dive in.  Pre-session homework is required and will be distributed one week prior to each session.  $50 per individual workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  3– 5pm.   Refreshments provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!   While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?  Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series 

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types. Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Social Media Lab: Facebook

When:
Where:
June 24   |   3:00 - 5:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$135.00

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​How are your social media skills?  In this series learn more about 3 critical tools in your marketing toolbox – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  This is a hands-on series.  Bring your laptop or tablet and dive in.  Pre-session homework is required and will be distributed one week prior to each session.  $50 per individual workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  3– 5pm.   Refreshments provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types. Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Confessions of a Bookkeeper

When:
Where:
June 11   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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Ever wonder what a bookkeeper really thinks as they work on your latest rendition of financials?  In this session we have collected some fascinating stories, tips, tricks and outright advice to help you make your financials beyond excellent.  (Financial solvency not included.)

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.

Marijuana in the Workplace

When:
Where:
May 22   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA
$20.00

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How does the changes in marijuana laws in our state impact your business and employees?  In this session hear from an attorney regarding what you should know to protect yourself and your business. 

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Twenty Questions You Should Be Asking

When:
Where:
May 15   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA
$20.00

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As a business owner you know you have questions… In this session we will discuss the top 20 things that every business owner should consider as they look to grow their venture.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

NextTech luncheon panel of Early Stage Financing All Stars!

When:
Where:
March 20   |   11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Il Granaio, 100 E Montgomery St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

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We will have four remarkable panelists with wide ranging information to share about getting the funding for an early stage tech venture.

Rob Belcher from Seattle’s Lighter Capital, http://www.lightercapital.com

Denis duNann from Hyperfund, http://hyperfund.com

Diane Kamionka of the Northwest Innovation Resource Center, http://nwirc.com

Renata B. Kowalczyk of Collaborative Economy Catalyst, http://renatabkowalczyk.com

​Rob Belcher will tell us about Lighter Capital’s innovative approach to getting entrepreneurs funded faster, Denis duNann will give us an update on Hyperfund’s recent launch and Diane and Renata will share with us some amazing opportunities for entrepreneurial support available from some phenomenal organizations just up the road in Whatcom County.

We will enjoy another fabulous no-host lunch at the delightful Il Granaio Italian Restaurant, conveniently located just off I-5 in Downtown Mount Vernon and we hope to have some time for Q&A and networking.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS   

From I-5 (North or South): Take exit 226 (marked "Kincaid Street") and turn west onto Kincaid Street: a right turn from I-5 South, a left turn under the overpass from I-5 North. Take an immediate right into the transportation center parking lot; the famous Grainery building is on the far end of the parking lot.

Il Granaio on Google Maps

See you there!

Lights! Camera! Action! - Session 3

When:
Where:
April 3   |   4:00 - 5:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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​NOTE:  This session's date was changed from the first published date.  It will be held 4/3/2014.

Lights! Camera! Action! In this three part series, you’ll learn video production basics including audio, lighting, camera types, story construction and video marketing.  Each class builds on the last to create a foundation to help you plan out your video marketing strategy for 2014. Homework assigned.  $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  4:00 – 5:30.  Refreshments provided.

This series will be led by Rebecca  Murray of Skagit Media Marketing in partnership with EDASC.

Session 3:  Video Marketing 101  

How can video help your audience find you when they need you? Is YouTube really all that important? What do other video hosting companies have to offer and what makes them important to the average business owner? 

Review homework. Open discussion.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Lights! Camera! Action! - Session 2

When:
Where:
March 20   |   4:00 - 5:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$50.00

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Lights! Camera! Action! In this three part series, you’ll learn video production basics including audio, lighting, camera types, story construction and video marketing.  Each class builds on the last to create a foundation to help you plan out your video marketing strategy for 2014. Homework assigned.  $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  4:00 – 5:30.  Refreshments provided.

This series will be led by Rebecca  Murray of Skagit Media Marketing in partnership with EDASC.

Session 2:  CAMERA! 

We’ll cover camera types and cost, basic filming techniques, and how to enhance visual interest. Brief overview of editing software available today and editing strategies. Tips on planning your next video production: script, shot list, storyboard, music, and voiceover. Homework assigned.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Lights! Camera! Action! - Session 1

When:
Where:
March 13   |   4:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$135.00

# tickets  

Lights! Camera! Action! In this three part series, you’ll learn video production basics including audio, lighting, camera types, story construction and video marketing.  Each class builds on the last to create a foundation to help you plan out your video marketing strategy for 2014. Homework assigned.  $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  4:00 – 5:30.  Refreshments provided.

This series will be led by Rebecca  Murray of Skagit Media Marketing in partnership with EDASC.

Session 1:  LIGHTS! ACTION!  

Learn why your audience wants you (begs you) to capture good audio. Review the pros and cons of various recording devices. Overview of lighting types, strategies, tips and techniques. Light kit demonstration.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $50 per workshop or $135 for the series.   $40/$110 for members or streaming.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

June NextExec Event

When:
Where:
June 13   |   12:00 Noon
Chad Fisher Construction - 15900 Preston Place, Burlington
$35.00

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​Join the next generation of Skagit Business Executives for a fast paced lunch at Chad Fisher Construction catered by the Farmhouse Inn. Lunch will be followed by an exciting behind the scenes tour of Munson Boats. Check in time begins at 11:30 am with lunch being served at noon. 

Swing Into The Holidays Dinner, Dance & Auction!

When:
Where:
December 4   |   6:00pm to 11:00pm
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
$100.00

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Join us in kicking off the 2015 holiday season in high style! The Economic Development Association of Skagit County presents their 15th Annual Swing into the Holidays Dinner, Dance & Auction on Friday, December 4th, 2015.  Plans are underway for another magical evening filled with good friends, fun games, champagne & diamonds, an amazing dinner, a high-energy, fast-paced auction, to be followed by live music and dancing. Tickets to the event cost $100 per person or $720 for a table of eight.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the games, raffles and champagne & diamonds entries to be followed by dinner, the live auction and dancing. Sponsorship's are available by contacting office@skagit.org or 360.336.6114. Great for your holiday office party or entertaining special clients!

January NextExec Event

When:
Where:
January 9   |   11:30 am
Max Dales Steak & Chop House ~ 2030 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon
$35.00

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NextExec events happen four times per year, and rotate throughout Skagit County.  They always happen at lunch on a Friday, followed by a behind the scenes tour of a manufacturing facility.  Associates of the program pay $100 per year, which includes admission to all of the events, and ​inclusion in and the use of the Associate contact database. Over 100 people participated in the 2013 program.


The final event of the 2014 program will be held on January 09, 2015.   Anyone may attend the event as a guest for $35.

If you are interested in becoming an Associate of the program, please contact Mindy Otterstedt for a quick interview process.  Associates must meet a minimum of two criteria for approval:

- employed for one year with company

- on-track ot be a long-term contributor to your company in a leadership position

- current owner or partner in a business with $50,000 in annual sales

- management responsibilities for at least one year

- supervising at least 2 or more team members

- responsible for budget of $30,000 or more

- supervisor will nominate you to the program: ___________________________

- current NextExec Associate will nominate you to the program: _____________________

BECOME AN ASSOCIATE TODAY!

March NextExec Event

When:
Where:
March 21   |   12:00 noon
Sedro-Woolley Community Center
$35.00

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NextExec events happen four times per year, and rotate throughout Skagit County.  They always happen at lunch on a Friday, followed by a behind the scenes tour of a manufacturing facility.  Associates of the program pay $100 per year, which includes admission to all of the events, plaque, and ​inclusion in and the use of the Associate contact database. Over 100 people participated in the 2013 program.

 

The 2014 program will kick off on March 21st in Sedro-Woolley.  Anyone may attend the events as a guest for $35.

 

LUNCH LOCATION:

Sedro-Woolley Community Center

703 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA

 

TOUR LOCATION:

Sound Ocean Metal Fabricators

500 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA

  

If you are interested in becoming an Associate of the program, please contact Terica Taylor for a quick interview process.  Associates must meet a minimum of two criteria for approval:

- employed for one year with company

- on-track ot be a long-term contributor to your company in a leadership position

- current owner or partner in a business with $50,000 in annual sales

- management responsiblities for at least one year

- supervising at least 2 or more team members

- responsible for budget of $30,000 or more

- supervisor will nominate you to the program: ___________________________

- current NextExec Associate will nominate you to the program: _____________________

 

BECOME AN ASSOCIATE TODAY!

 

When Customers Attack

When:
Where:
March 27   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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​Nothing may make you Yelp! like reading negative comments about your business on-line.  But what do you do?  In this session learn key strategies that will help you not only respond to negative comments but drive positive ones.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  12:00 – 1:30.  Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Alliance Northwest Conference

When:
Where:
March 13   |   All Day
See external Website
$0.00

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​If your business does or would like to do business with the government this is a must attend!  This is your chance to meet with government agencies, build relationships with prime contractors, and learn best practices for success in the government marketplace.  Take advantage of early bird discounts by registering early.  Registration and information available on-line at www.alliancenwconference.org.    

Do not register for this event through this website.  This is not an EDASC event but is posted in partnership with the Washington State PTAC program.

Website in a Day!

When:
Where:
February 13   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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​Have you been putting off your website?  In this workshop we will review must-have website content and provide instructions on how to create a no-frills basic website that you can create with little time and few dollars.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  12:00 – 1:30.  Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Exporting Resources

When:
Where:
January 1   |   Noon - 2:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

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Exporting is becoming critical to most businesses – from agriculture to retail.  The question is not should you export but how and where.  Join in a discussion with three panels and find your answers.

This event is tailored to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses with 500 or fewer employees.

Noon     Welcome & Lunch

12:15     How To Select Export Markets

             Federal / State Department of Commerce & State Department of Agriculture

1:00       How To Get Paid

              Ex-Im Bank & SBA International Trade Specialist

1:45       How To Ship Your Product

             Logistics & Compliance Professionals

Produced in partnership with the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the

streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

 

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required. 

Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.    

 

Sessions are pre-paid

- 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Entrepreneur Happy Hour/ Pub Talk

When:
Where:
November 18   |   4pm-6pm
Max Dale's- 2030 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

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Entrepreneur Happy Hour/ Pub Talk

  

Monday November 18, 2013

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Max Dale’s Steak & Chop House

2030 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Local business leaders will share their experiences in starting a business, their biggest fears and whether those fears were ever realized followed by what they would do differently if they had to do it over again. Participants will also have the chance to network with other guests and discuss entrepreneurial opportunities and experiences.

 

Panelists:

Lisa Janicki, CFO, Janicki Industries

Doug Brinley, Owner , Glapin Milphrey

Bob Pritchett, President/ CEO, Logos Bible Software

Kelly Schols, President, CPI Plumbing

 

  

Register by calling 360-336-6114 or sign up online now!

NextExec Mentor Lunch- Kelly Schols

When:
Where:
November 13   |   12:00
The Soup Bowl
$0.00

# tickets  

Register now to participate in this mentor lunch with Kelly Schols, owner of CPI Plumbing.​

NextExec January Event

When:
Where:
January 24   |   12:00pm
Sedro-Woolley Community Center
$35.00

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Join us for this special event focusing on Leadership.  This panel discussion will feature mentors that have been there, done that, and have advice for the rest of us. 

NextExec Founding Associates have chosen to have this once per year event highlighting leaders in the community! Join as a 2014 Associate or come as a guest!

This event is the final event for the 2013 Associate program.

Tickets cost $35, or $100 to join as a 2014 Associate.

Stump the Business Advisor

When:
Where:
July 16   |   9:30am - 10:30am
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

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Do you have one of those quick business questions?  Curious about some little thing that you don’t know how to find?  This session is a no holds, no limits, free-for-all with EDASC’s Business Advisors.  This is an on-line only event and you can participate anonymously if you desire.  Register to receive the login code.  FREE! 9:30am – 10:30pm.  

NextExec Mentor Lunch- Denny Organ

When:
Where:
November 6   |   8:00 am
Edison Cafe
$0.00

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“I have been involved in multiple aspects of manufacturing and supply chain ops for over 30 years and use skills learned in these areas to help companies to innovate and succeed.  I believe it is critical to the future of Skagit County to help support and grow local business, including helping the next generation of family businesses succeed. And at this point in my career, I also believe it is an important part of my life work to mentor, teach and coach wherever I can add value.”

 

Talk To Denny About:

Innovation in Business, Operations Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Business Process Improvement, Managing Change, Continuous Improvement/Lean/Kaizen, Business Strategy, Leadership, Talent Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Student Interns.

Conflict Resolution - Creating Meaning Out Of Conflict

When:
Where:
October 22   |   1:30pm
Swinomish Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
$25.00

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Join leaders in Skagit County for a special half day course and additional evening session with Neil Denny an International speaker and author on collaboration, conflict and communication.  

 

Learn new approaches to understanding where conflict and resistance comes from, and practical skills to change the direction of conflicted relationships. Participants will see powerful breakthroughs in conflicts and relationships that are holding back their teams and organizations. 

 

In a special evening session, Neil Denny will present “Grudgeology” an entertaining and insightful presentation to help us recognize the different types of grudges that people hold and how they impact us as individuals and in organizations and communities.  Participants will explore how grudges work as badges of identity and how communities contaminate one another with their grudge stories. 

 

As this event is limited to 60 participants, we ask that you RSVP no later than Friday October 11, 2013.    

 

Please let us know you’ll be attending by Registering Online Today.

 

Or, you can simply call the EDASC office at (360) 336-6114, or by emailing Nic Hartman at Nicole@Skagit.org.

Federal Tax Update

When:
Where:
November 21   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Are you ready for year end?  Have you made specific tax strategy decisions in your business?  Do you know what your options might be?  In this session hear from a CPA on a variety of tax topics related to the end of 2013 and expectations for 2014.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Non-Profit Grant Writing – Part 3

When:
Where:
May 28   |   5:30 - 7:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

​This is part 3 of 3 part series.  Register for the 5/26 session only.  5:30pm – 7:30pm.    Dinner provided.  

Employer’s Introduction to L&I Workshops

When:
Where:
November 5   |  
Everett, WA
$0.00

# tickets  

NOTE:  This is not an EDASC workshop but is posted in partnership with L&I.  Please use the link below to register or to find further information.

​This workshop is designed for new businesses or businesses that plan to hire workers for the first time. It explains an employer’s rights and responsibilities and provides an overview of the services and resources available at Labor and Industries.  Register at http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/TrainTools/Workshops/Available/EmpOrien/default.asp.  Session held in Everett.

Employer’s Introduction to L&I Workshops

When:
Where:
September 19   |  
Mount Vernon - See link
$0.00

# tickets  

NOTE:  This is not an EDASC event but is posted in partnership with L&I.  Please use the below link to register or to ask questions about this event.​

This workshop is designed for new businesses or businesses that plan to hire workers for the first time. It explains an employer’s rights and responsibilities and provides an overview of the services and resources available at Labor and Industries.  Register at http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/TrainTools/Workshops/Available/EmpOrien/default.asp.  Session held in Mount Vernon.

Washington State Dept of Labor & Industries - Free Contractor Training Days

When:
Where:
September 6   |  
Edmonds Community College
$0.00

# tickets  

NOTE:  This is not an EDASC event but is posted in partnership with L&I.  Please use the below link to register or to ask questions about this event.

​More than 25 different classes are offered on subjects including: safety, managing your claims to control your workers' compensation costs, public works contracting, business planning, risk management, marketing and more.  Register at  http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Contractors/Workshops/Contractor/.  Session held at Edmonds Community College Snoqualmie Hall (www.edcc.edu).

NextExec- September 2013

When:
Where:
September 20   |   12:00 Noon
Max Dale's Steak & Chop House Event Center 2030 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$35.00

# tickets  

Lunch: Noon-1:00

Max Dale's Steak & Chop House Event Center

 

Tour: 1:30-2:00

1824 Railroad Ave.

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Caliber Precision, based in Mount Vernon, WA provides manufacturing services to companies like General Dynamics, and BMW Oracle.  Learn about the sophisticated products that are made right here in Skagit County that even find their way to the last frontier- space!

Call 360-336-6114 to RSVP or Book Online​

Government Contracting 101

When:
Where:
September 11   |   9:00 - 11:30am
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

​Are you looking to expand sales?  In this session learn how to increase your sales through doing business with the government.  The Federal Government is the world’s largest consumer and buys virtually everything. Our state and local governments also make a broad array of purchases. Attend these free workshops to learn the basics about becoming a successful government contractor.   Free!!!  9:00 – 11:30

• Why Sell to the Government?

• The Government’s Goals

• Selling to the Government is a Business Decision

• Roadmap to Government Contracting

• Additional Resources

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is Free!

How to Buy, Sell or Merge a Business

When:
Where:
October 24   |   9:30am - 4:00pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$55.00

# tickets  

​This extended session provides a practical street-level understanding of the legal, tax and financial concepts you need to know about the biggest financial events in your life of YOUR business.  Learn from a team of experts the better ways to get this done.  $45 member, $55 non-members.  9:30 – 4:00pm.    Lunch provided. 

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $45 for EDASC members and $55 for non-members.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Leveraging Library Resources / A to Z databases

When:
Where:
September 19   |   Noon - 1:30pm
820 E Washington, Burlington WA
$0.00

# tickets  

NOTE:  Session held at the Burlington Public Library:  820 E Washington Ave.​

Do you have questions?  Looking for ways to identify new customers or suppliers?  Wanting to know more about current customers or suppliers?  In this session take a look at free resources available through the library.  Session held in partnership with the Burlington Library at 820 E Washington in Burlington. Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost.  Advanced registration is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Social Media Applications

When:
Where:
June 27   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Can you sum your business up in 144 characters?  Can you keep people engaged for that many characters?  Come hear from one of our characters and get a 10,000 foot view of social media platforms, options and better understand what platforms might be better for your business.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Identity Theft Webinar (Announce only)

When:
Where:
June 25   |   11:00am - Noon
On-line Only
$0.00

# tickets  

​This is an announcement only...  You must use the link provided to register for this.  Session is held via streaming only.

Identity Theft: Protecting Your Business & Your Customers.  A webinar presented by the Federal Trade Commission and Internal Revenue Service.  Learn how to avoid being a victim, how to protect yourself, who to contact and what the IRS and FTC are doing to assist businesses.  11:00am – Noon.  Register on-line at https://events.na.collabserv.com/register.php?id=ed016cd78&l=en-us

Contracts for Busy People

When:
Where:
June 19   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Contracts, they are everywhere but what should a busy business owner know about them and when to use them and which ones to use?  In this learn from an attorney key points regarding contracts and when to seek assistance.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
June 11   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

​A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is FREE!

Rural Business Lending Happy Hour

When:
Where:
May 15   |   4:00 - 6:00pm
Skagit River Brewery

​Join with us and the Northwest Agriculture Business Center, USDA and Evergreen Capital in a discussion about creative financing solutions for rural businesses.  Mingle with other business owners, lenders and more.  This event will be held at the Skagit River Brewery (404 S 3rd St in Mount Vernon).  Appetizers and beverages provided.  Free!

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
May 14   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided. 

  Participate in-person or on-line!   While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost!  Refreshments are provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

NextExec Skagit- June 2013 Event

When:
Where:
June 21   |   Noon- 1:00 Lunch 1:30-2:30 Tour
TBD
$35.00

# tickets  

Join the next generation of Skagit Business Executives for a fast paced luncheon followed by an exciting tour of T Bailey, based in Anacortes, WA with approximately 120,000 square feet of covered facilities designed to perform custom fabrication of heavy structural and plate products.  Learn more about this major employer in Skagit County.

Lunch at Quantum Construction's Warehouse

12761 Quantum Lane

Anacortes, WA 98221

 

Followed By An Exclusive Tour Of T Bailey At 1:30pm 

NextExec is a program of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County in collaboration with the Skagit County Chambers of Commerce.

 

There are two ways to participate in the program.  Anyone may attend the events as a guest or to become an Associate of the program call Terica Taylor at 360-336-6114.​

Television Marketing

When:
Where:
April 25   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​What’s the secret to marketing?  Reach your customer’s when and where they will see your efforts.  Few platforms have access to the demographic research and profiles as television advertising.  Join in this discussion to see how affordable and results driven promoting your business through television can be.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Record Keeping and Retention

When:
Where:
April 10   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​What you keep, how you keep it and why you keep it may be completely different than what you expect.  In this workshop learn the truth behind the 3 year, 7 year and other retention myths and what your potential liabilities are for not maintaining records appropriately.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
April 9   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  

  Participate in-person or on-line!   While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is FREE.  

Regional Contracting Forum

When:
Where:
April 2   |  
Washington State Convention Center
$0.00

# tickets  

The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center has put together their 11th annual forum held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center.  This is a free event but registration is required.  Surf to: http://f2.washington.edu/bdp/rcf to register and for more information.

Washington PTAC hopes you'll join us at the 11th Annual Regional Contracting Forum scheduled for April 2 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.  

• Participate in one-on-one conversations with procurement representatives • Connect with business resources and expand business networks  • Learn about upcoming contracting opportunities • Meet agency contracting representatives  • Establish relationships with potential teaming partners • Learn how the government contracting process works & so much more!  Free event, but registration required. 

Swing Into The Holidays Dinner, Dance & Auction!

When:
Where:
December 6   |   6:00pm
Swinomish Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221
$75.00

# tickets  

Join us in kicking off the 2013 Holiday Season in high style! This festive evening is filled with music, good friends, champagne & diamonds, delicious food and a high-energy fast-paced auction. All proceeds benefit EDASC & our programs.

6pm:  Social Hour, featuring special entertainment

7pm:  Elegant dinner catered by Swinomish Lodge followed by a lively auction, entertainment and dancing

 

Attire: Holiday Festive!

 

$75 per person

$575 for a table of 8

 

- click here for included file.

Schmooze Cruise!

When:
Where:
April 19   |   8:00am- 4:00pm
Multiple Locations- See Map For Details
$15.00

# tickets  

​Schmooze Cruise is an opportunity to see "how it's made" from 10 Skagit County manufacturers! 

Drive on your own, or carpool with co-workers at your own pace. 

Tours leave every half hour from 8:00am-4:00pm on Friday, April 19, 2013 & from 8:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. 

Tickets are just $15 each!

For more information about the manufacturers on this tour, visit our event website:  SkagitSchmoozeCruise.com

 

Pitfalls of a Business Owner

When:
Where:
March 28   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Would you love to know what holes not to step in?  Join in this discussion with a lawyer, accountant and an insurance professional to better know what you may not know.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Alliance 2013 Trade Show

When:
Where:
March 14   |   7:30am - 4:00pm
Puyallup Fairgrounds
$0.00

# tickets  

​This posting is for informational purposes only please register at:  http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=984933

International Trade – Grants and Financing

When:
Where:
March 13   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Join with several speakers to discuss grant programs to help businesses respond to low cost import competition and programs available to assist your business to grow beyond the United States.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
March 12   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

​A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost.  

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Reaching the Latino Market

When:
Where:
March 7   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​The EDASC Business Advisor team has come together to present a case for why and how YOUR business can better serve the Latino market.  From marketing to sales strategy this session is a must for any business.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Marketing on the Internet

When:
Where:
February 28   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

​Let’s face it – this internet thing is here to stay.  For many customers it is the first place they look for products and services.  What’s your internet marketing approach?  Join in a discussion that will stretch from the basics to the exotics to help guide your plan.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Competitive Intelligence

When:
Where:
February 14   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

Every business owner knows you need to be competitive in today’s market.  But how do you know?  In this session learn quick ways to fine tune your knowledge about your competitors and your customers.  We will examine how a leading business applies this to their business model.   $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

​Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register? Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
February 12   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  

​Participate in-person or on-line!  

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure. 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is offered at no cost.  Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.     

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Workplace Coaching

When:
Where:
July 6   |   Noon - 2:00pm
Skagit Valley College, 2405 E. College Way ~ Mount Vernon, Angst 136
$20.00

# tickets  

Instructor: Max Collette is a certified mediator, trainer, master facilitator and instructor for the SVC Business Management program. Max earned a masters in Organizational Development after 25 years as a professional chef, and provides interactive fun workshops that employ real world leading-edge information.

Workplace Coaching: This workshop is for companies experiencing continuous change that require more effective ways of working. As baby boomers exit the workforce, they are being replaced by new middle and upper managers that need support in the successful development of their employees. Whether your company is large or small, in two hours, you will learn one-on-one coaching techniques to give your organization the ability to improve creativity and collaboration. Focused coaching supports building relationships, motivating staff, stress reduction, and performance enhancement.

Presented by EDASC and Skagit Valley College.

Writing for the Web

When:
Where:
January 24   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$20.00

# tickets  

You need a website, you may be using Facebook, twitter or some other trendy platform.  But are your words being read the way you intend them?  Join with a writing star professional to learn key things to make your on-screen writing perform.  $10 member or streaming, $20 non-members.  Noon – 1:30pm.    Lunch provided.

Participate in-person or on-line! 

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple! 

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  

This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.    

 

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Planning and Financing a Business

When:
Where:
January 8   |   1:00 - 4:30pm
204 West Montgomery Mount Vernon, WA 98273
$0.00

# tickets  

A three and a half hour odyssey of what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is a must do for anyone who has recently started or is considering to launch a business.  FREE! 1:00pm – 4:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  

Participate in-person or on-line! 

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

 

How to Register?

Click on the register button here or send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  or even call 360-336-6114 to register.  We make every effort to make it simple!

 

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  

Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.    

 

Sessions are pre-paid  - 48 hours cancellation is required.   

Insurance For The Business Owner

When:
Where:
December 13   |   Noon - 1:30pm
204 W Montgomery, Mount Vernon, WA
$0.00

# tickets  

Noon – 1:30 pm 

Join this panel discussion of insurance professionals to hear more about what you should know about, and what you should worry about, when it comes to insurance.  Property, liability and beyond this is a discussion you should not miss.

 

Participate in-person or on-line! 

While nothing beats the in-person experience and networking opportunities we know that sometimes you may want to participate but can’t make the trip to the workshop.  Have no fear the internet is here!  We stream every workshop we hold (except the QuickBooks Users Group and those from time to time where it is not feasible to deliver the content through the live stream).  When you register be sure to register for the streaming delivery and we will e-mail you the instructions on how to sign in.  We will also send you the handouts for the workshop for your viewing pleasure.

 

How to Register?

Temporarily please send an e-mail to office@skagit.org  call 360-336-6114 to register.  Soon you will be able to click on a register button – which we all look forward to.

 

About the EDASC Education Series

A series of workshops designed for both those opening a new business or those wanting to take their business to the next level.  The series hosts discussions around issues facing businesses of all sizes and types.  This session of the EDASC Education Series is $10 for EDASC members and $20 for non-members.  The cost to participate via the internet is $10 to assist with the costs associated with providing this service.  Advanced registration and payment is required.  Lunch is provided – please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.    

 

Sessions are pre-paid - 48 hours cancellation is required.