"Business After Hours," a networking event for local businesses is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new fieldhouse at Rochester Community and Technical College, 851 30th Ave. S.E. The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the monthly get-together.

April 17

"Wells Fargo Economic Outlook 2002" will be the subject of a presentation by Timothy Leach, executive vice president and chief investment officer, private client services, Wells Fargo Bank. He will speak at a breakfast at the Riverport Inn in Winona from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. For information or reservations, call (507) 457-1316.

April 18

"ABCs of Money in Retirement -- Focus on Estate Planning." a free workshop sponsored by the Adviser Financial Group Inc., will be presented from 3:300 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 319 of the Northrop Community Service Center, 201 Eighth St. S.W., Rochester. Topics to be covered include beneficiary designations, medical assistance planning, step-up in cost basis of assent and long-term health care. Registration in on-site and begins at 3:15 p.m.


Zumbro Valley Chapter of the Business Network International meets at 7 a.m. at the County Inn &; Suites, 77 Woodlake Drive S.E. Paul Deloughery of Gullickson, Peterson &; Ziebell will be speaking on legal issues for small business owners.

The Rochester Community &; Technical College Foundation will host a reception for Sakthip Krairiksh, Thailand's ambassador to the United States. He will speak briefly on the business outlook and opportunities in Thailand. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gallery II, Radisson Hotel, Rochester. Reservations by April 16 by calling (507) 281-7771.

April 20

"Eggs &; Issues" is a periodic breakfast meeting with area legislators about the lawmaking session. It is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Holiday Inn in downtown Rochester. Lawmakers Fran Bradley, Dave Bishop, Shelia Kiscaden and Kenric Scheevel are expected to attend to discuss the session. The cost is $30 per person for the general public., or $15 for members of the sponsoring Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce. Reservations are required by phoning the chamber at 288-1122 or by e-mail to

April 22

Dave Boutcher, IBM senior technical staff member based at Rochester, will discuss how the Linux operating system evolved and its future at a meeting of the Southern Minnesota Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. in Mann Hall Auditorium, in the Mayo Medical Sciences Building, 321 Third Ave. SW. Admission is free. More information is available by checking chapter Web site

"The 5S System: Workplace Organization and Standardization," a one-day professional course, will be offered at the 60th Annual Safety &; Health Congress in Madison, Wis. The course covers ways to reduce waste, increase productivity and quality and improve workplace environmental health and safety. Sponsors include the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center, Wisconsin Manufacturing Partnership, Xcel Energy, Wisconsin Council on Safety and the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. For information, call Ellen Zimmer at (715) 232-5222.

Unveiling of new sign. Marquette Bank-Rochester will unveil its new sign at 9 a.m. The unveiling and ribbon cutting will follow a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.


April 23

A review of laws and local ordinances pertaining to sales of tobacco products and alcohol will be offered in three sessions in Winona County. The sessions are: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 23 at Winona County Community Health Services in Winona; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Lewiston Community Center; and 10 a.m. to noon at Winona County Community Health Services. The programs are sponsored by the Community Health Services, Winona County Sheriff's Department, Winona Police Department and Minnesota Department of Public Safety. For information or to register, call the Health Services at (507) 457-6400.

April 25

The Zumbro Valley Chapter of Business Network International is sponsoring a visitors day at 7 a.m. at the County Inn &; Suites, 77 Wood Lake Dr. S.E., Rochester. Nancy Giacomuzzi, the executive director of B.N.I. Minnesota, to discuss networking Bring 100 business cards to hand out. The group meets every meets Thursday.

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. Fee is $119, which includes course manual; group discounts available. For information or to register, call (800) 556-3009 of 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.


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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