Business Calendar

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 12:00am

Wednesday, Feb. 22

"Raising Outside Capital," presentation by Nashville Capital Network, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Averbuch Auditorium, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, 401 21st Ave. S. Marc Fortune of Century II Staffing will moderate panel No charge and no advance registration required. 743-3151. www.nashvillecapital.com, "Events" section.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Commercial Real Estate QuikConnect (open to architects, engineers, construction and related industries). 7:30-9 a.m., Maggiano's, breakfast and drinks provided, $35 advance registration. www.strategicbusinessnetwork.com for more information.

Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Trace, 2000 Belcourt Ave. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. 216-3757. E-mail nashvillehispanicechamber@yahoo.com or www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com.

Friday, Feb. 24

"Community Express Loan Workshop" presented by SCORE, Nashville chapter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SCORE conference room, 50 Vantage Way, Suite 201. To apply for a small business loan for expansion or for a start-up, participants must bring a photo ID or driver's license, evidence of citizenship or legal resident status, a federal tax ID number and a business checkbook. 736-5881. www.scorenashville.org.

Marketing Your Small Business, a seminar led by Silas Deane, president/CEO of Logic Media Group, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Small Business Development Center, Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Ave. N. 963-7179. www.tnstate.edu/sbdc.

Monday, Feb. 27

"How to Work With Executive Recruiters," Career Transition Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. Free. Call 477-5651 or e-mail mleblanc@ngpusa.com for more information. www.geocities.com/mtctg.

Society for Marketing Professional Services, Nashville chapter, 11 a.m., Tennessee Engineering Center at the Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. "Making Diversity a Priority!" panel discussion moderated by James R. Threalkill, corporate diversity director, Skanska USA Building. $15 members, $20 corporate affiliates of SMPS members, $30 nonmembers. Reserve by noon Thursday, Feb. 23 via e-mail to wbrim@wieckconstruction.com, or call 385-2101.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Public Relations Society of America, Nashville chapter, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gaylord Entertainment Center's Old No. 7 Club. Steve Violetta, executive vice president of business affairs for the Nashville Predators will present "Hockey After the Armageddon." $30 members, $35 guests.

Reserve by Friday, Feb. 24 at 661-6752 or e-mail jccavnar@cs.com.

The Business Calendar is compiled by Matt LeBlanc. To join his Tennessee Networking listserve, or to submit your organization's events, contact him at mleblanc@ngpusa.com.

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