"Corporate Courage: Principled Action in the Face of Fear" is the topic at the 12th annual Stakeholder Dialogue at 7:30 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium of Terrence Murphy Hall on the University of St. Thomas campus in downtown Minneapolis. For more information, call (651) 962-4211 or visit

"Workers' Memorial Day" will be observed at 4:30 p.m. in the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester by the Southeast Central Labor Council, which includes many area unions. A Rochester firefighter will speak at the event, which will include a proclamation and an appearance by the Rochester Police Department Color Guard. The public can attend.

May 1-3

The annual statewide Minnesota Safety &; Health Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center, will feature national speakers, critical issues in workplace safety and health -- through 150 exhibitors. For information, contact the Minnesota Safety Council, (651) 291-9150 or (800) 444-9150; Also see

May 2


"Self Discipline and Emotional Control: How to stay calm and productive under pressure," a one-day seminar offered by CareerTrack, will be presented at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 1625 S. Broadway, Rochester. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $119, which includes course manual; group discounts available. For information or to register, call (800) 556-3009 or go to on the Web.

May 7

"U.S. and Local Economic Outlook" will be the topic of a luncheon meeting of the Rochester chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. The event starts at 11:15 a.m. with registration and lunch in the Radisson Plaza Hotel, downtown Rochester. Toby Madden, regional economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will discuss current economic conditions. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are available by phoning Nancy Richardson, 288-5408, by May 1.

May 8

A "Check Conversion Seminar" on all aspects of check conversion will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Rochester Golf and Country Club. The sponsor is The Affiliated Group Inc. and fee is $49. For information or to register, call Christy Goetsch at 280-7000.

May 15

"Auditing Your Wage and Hour Practices," the fourth of 10 morning seminars on labor law sponsored by the Rochester law firm of Dunlap &; Seeger P.A., will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Rochester. For information or to register, call Laura Brandt at the law firm, 288-9111 or 1-800-309-5075. The fee is $35 for the session.

May 16


"Proven Marketing System to Build Referrals," a three-hour seminar for real estate agents and brokers, will be conducted by Roger Butcher at the Holiday Inn St. Paul East beginning at 10 a.m. For information, call (800) 422-1462.

May 17-19

"Stepping Up To Your Potential," the spring conference for American Business Women's Association District III, will highlight career development, education and leadership. As many as 400 business women from nine states will meet at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Rochester. Fees apply at some events. For information or to register, visit or call (800) 228-0007.

May 22

"Ethanol in Aviation," a daylong conference on the use of ethanol in aviation fuels, will be conducted at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Fee is $50. For information, call Karen Ryba at the university, (701) 777-4761.

May 23

"Hosting International Visitors: Avoiding Faux Pas!" will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hellend Center, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Room H104, 1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. It is a seminar on cultural awareness and training for cross-cultural interaction with clients and customers. For information, call MCTC at (612) 341-7024 or visit

"Business After Hours," a networking event for local businesses, is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Premier Bank, 421 First Ave. S.W., Rochester. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the monthly get-together.


Business Calendar runs every Monday in the Post-Bulletin. Send items to Business Editor Jeff Kiger, Post-Bulletin, P.O. Box 6118, Rochester, MN 55903, or send e-mail to If you have questions or comments, call Kiger at 285-7798.

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