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EDASC Upcoming Events and Announcements



February 23 – Succession Planning for Small Business

When: February 23  |  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
Where: Anacortes Chamber of Commerce – 819 Commercial Ave Ste. F, Anacortes, WA
Cost: Free

All business owners need to devote time and energy to developing a succession plan for their business. With a succession plan, business owners can identify a person or persons who can continue the business in the event that tragedy strikes or when the current owner decides to retire or sell. A succession strategy is a long-term event that takes months and, in some cases, years to implement successfully within the small business.

Learn strategies that will help you plan for an effective transition of your business. If you are looking to retire, sell your business, or are looking for ways to grow future leaders in your business then you should attend this free class.

This workshop is a component of the EDASC/SBDC Roadshow and is presented by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. The Roadshow takes place the fourth Thursday at 3:30 PM each month at the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Join us for informative and educational classes designed to help you improve your business.
Register online at www.skagit.org.



March 1 – Being an Effective Leader Part 2

When: March 1 • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: SVC Craft Brew Academy, 15579 Peterson Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
Cost: $20

Okay, we created a structure for our groups and individuals to work together well—what do we do when everything we put together falls apart?  As an extension of Part I, we’ll make sure everybody is on the same page, knows how to manage conflict, and have the skills to coach each other and reinforce our agreements hrough difficult times.
Instructor: Max Collette, 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.

Register online at www.skagit.org.




March 8 – Planning and Financing a Business

When: February 8  |  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Where: EDASC – 204 W Montgomery, Mount Vernon WA 98273
Cost: Free

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.

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.
Register online at www.skagit.org.




Schmooze Fair: Spotlight on Skagit 

April 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Van Zyverden Bulb Warehouse

Registration is now open for Schmooze Fair on April 6, a business-to-business trade show filled with 100 vendors and attended by 1,000+ people. Booth spaces are available for current EDASC Investors. Not yet an EDASC Investor? Learn about Investing in EDASC and join online! Booth registrations and full payment must be made by March 24, 2017. 

Register for Schmooze Fair at www.skagit.org.

Event Registration Details

Event Sponsor: $1,500 – includes recognition, premium booth & electricity
Double Booth: $750
Corner or Premium Booth: $500
Standard Booth: $400 | Non-profit Booth: $300
Add Electricity to Booth: $40
General Admission to Event: $5

Booth Vendors: Certificate of Insurance is required to participate in Schmooze Fair. Email lynne@skagit.org or call EDASC at (360) 336-6114 with any questions.





EDASC Investor Announcements

Submitted events and announcements. If you are an EDASC Investor and would like to have your announcement added, please send details to lynne@skagit.org by noon each Thursday. 
The Port of Bellingham is conducting a Business Traveler Survey.The information gathered will help add new routes and non-stop destinations from the Bellingham International Airport.Take the survey online – survey closes on Feb. 17.

February 16: Cyber Update: An Update on Challenges, Threats, and Outlook hosted by the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. Thursday, February 16 from 8 am -10am at Weyerhaeuser Room, 3201 Smith Ave. (4th floor), Everett, Washington 98201. Cost $15 for TDA members, $20 for non-members.Learn about the top threats facing corporate IT systems today and what can be done to mitigate them; case studies, including an investigation for a Fortune 100 company where malware was installed on a single device; and crisis communications. Learn more and register on the event webpage

February 16: Get Ranked on Google Page 1, Position 1 in as little as 56 seconds. This free workshop by MVPro is fundraiser for the American Legion. Feb.16 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at American Legion Post 91, 721 E. Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 360-755-1202. Sandwiches, cookies, coffee and drinks will be provided.

March 9: 7th annual En vogue Fashion Show and Benefit Auction benefiting Friendship House at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge. Doors Open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Ticket prices: $35 for General admission, $55 for Reserved Seating (includes one drink ticket), $60 for VIP (includes one drink ticket), $45 General Admission at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Friendship House office, The Tattered Page in downtown Mount Vernon, and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2833129

March 3: Video Production for Business Owners & Marketing Professionals held at the Career and Technical Institute on the Skagit Valley College Campus. Hands-on learning is a key element to understanding how to acquire the skills to produce constantly good video. With well-produced video, your organization’s message will be heard. Join in for a full day of instruction on Friday December 2nd from 9 am – 5pm. Cost $150. Class size is limited to 15. Incentive for first 10 who register. Learn more at: http://skagitmediamarketing.com/marketing-consultation

March 3 – April 4: Dederick Ward – Paintings A Collection of Favorites from 1990-Present at Scott Milo Gallery. Reception on Friday, March 3, 6-9 pm. Visit Scott Milo Gallery website for more information.

April 22: Paper Shredding Event at Les Schwab Burlington 
April 22 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Les Schwab Burlington parking lot. Safely and securely shred documents!  Perfect for personal use, small companies, and offices! Small Container:  $5. Up to truckload: $100. Donations accepted. Presented by Soroptimist International of Burlington – raising dollars for women and girls. For more information, call: Cheryl Farley 360-620-7309

April 29: 8th Annual Have a Heart Run
Saturday April 29, 2017| 8:15-11:30 am | Edgewater Park Mount Vernon WA 
The 8th annual Have a Heart Run is a benefit run for Community Action of Skagit County.  This family-friendly event is open to runners & walkers of all skills. There is a 5K Run with a chipped timing option, a 2.5K walk, and a Kid’s Run. Register today at www.haveaheartrun.org.



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