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BUSINESS CALENDAR March 15

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is developing a statewide business transportation vision highlighting the business community's highest transportation priorities for presentation to the 2005 Minnesota Legislature. Session subject: General Business, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, 400 Robert St. North, Suite 1500, St. Paul. The session also is for those unable to attend an earlier one. To register, contact Joy Kubat at (651) 292-4686 or 1-800-821-2230, or by e-mail at jkubat@mnchamber.com.

The Rochester Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn South. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. For information or reservations, call 289-4629 or 867-3468.

March 16

"Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights," a seminar sponsored by SCORE for people wanting to start or grow a business, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Northrop Community Services Center, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Room 319, Rochester. Cost is $12. For more information or to register, call 285-8646.

March 18

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"Bah Extra!" a networking event featuring as many as 50 business exhibitors, is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grand and Royale ballrooms in the Best Western Apache, Rochester. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the monthly Business After Hours get-togethers. Phone the chamber at 288-1122 or send e-mail to dbrunn@rochestermnchamber.com for information. Two Bah Extra! events are scheduled this year.

March 18-19

"Supervisory Management 1" will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Baldwin, Wis. The seminar focuses on the transition from operational roles to a decision-making role on the management team. Leadership styles, motivating performance, and managing a disciplined workplace also will be discussed. For more information and a complete schedule of dates and locations, call (715) 836-5637 or (800) 582-5182, visit www.uwec.edu/ce or e-mail Mgmt_Seminars@uwec.edu.

March 24

"Marketing Your Business in an Unusual Market, in Unusual Times," a seminar sponsored by SCORE for people wanting to start or grow a business, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Northrop Community Services Center, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Room 319, Rochester. Cost is $12. For more information or to register, call (507) 285-8646.

March 27

Dodge County's Sixth Annual Home and Business Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Triton High School Gym in Dodge Center. The theme for this year's Expo is "Setting the Foundation for 2004." It; will feature home improvement seminars, a Farmers' Share Breakfast, family entertainment, prizes, a Wells Fargo economist speaking about the economy, and Dodge County 4-H ambassadors.

March 29

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"The Management Conference," a daylong series of seminars on management techniques, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Centerplace in Rochester. Cost of the program, presented by CareerTrack, is $195 per person. For information or to register call 1-800-556-3009 or visit www.careertrack.com.

March 30

"Successful Business Practices," a seminar sponsored by SCORE for people wanting to start or grow a business, will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Northrop Community Services Center, 201 Eighth St. N.W., Room 319, Rochester. Cost is $12. For more information or to register, call (507) 285-8646.

April 1

Winona State University- Rochester Center will hold a career-development planning session at University Center Rochester to assist persons interested in obtaining education that will expand their career opportunities. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. with a short presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by breakout sessions explaining specific career development educational opportunities.

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

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