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This week in business:
Today -- No events scheduled
Tuesday -- Stock and bond markets are closed.
Wednesday -- In Washington, the Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for December and the U.S. Commerce Department releases construction spending for November.
Thursday -- In Washington, the U.S. Labour Department releases weekly jobless claims; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates; and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from December interest-rate meeting. In Detroit, automakers release vehicle sales for December.
Friday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the labour force survey for December and industrial-product and raw-materials price indexes for November. In Washington, the U.S. Labour Department releases employment data for December; the Institute for Supply Management releases its service-sector index for December; and the Commerce Department releases factory orders for November.
Business Networking International Business Owners, Winnipeg Winter Club, 2nd floor, 200 River Ave., 204-452-3331, every Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
Leadership Development Series, Life Science Association of Manitoba, Boardroom 4, 1000 Waverley St ., 204-272-5095, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.lsam.ca . Fee: $175 members, $225 non-members.
Rotary Club of Winnipeg, family luncheon, Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., 204-956-1720, email@example.com, www.wcc.mb.ca. With entertainer Al Simmons. Fee: $8 and $20.
Jan. 7: Non-Violent Strategies for Managing Crisis Situations, Commissionaires Manitoba, 290 Burnell St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more information 204-942-5993 or visit commissionaires.mb.ca .
Jan. 8: Service Advantage for Customer Service, Commissionaires Manitoba, 290 Burnell St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free for more information, call 204-942-5993 or visit commissionaires.mb.ca .
Jan. 10-16: Manitoba Security Guard Training Course, at Commissionaires Manitoba, 290 Burnell St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 204-942-5993 or visit commissionaires.mb.ca .
Jan. 12: FoodSafe, Certificate Level 1 Food Handler Training Program, 9 a.m., Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, 2665 Ness Ave.
Jan. 18: Emergency First Aid AED/CPR, at Commissionaires Manitoba, 290 Burnell St. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 204-942-5993 or visit commissionaires.mb.ca .
Jan. 20: FoodSafe, Certificate Level 1 Food Handler Training Program, 9 a.m., Louis Riel Cont. Ed, 5 deBourmont Ave.
Jan. 24: Kick-Start Your Food Product Idea, workshop 9:30 a.m., Ag Society Red Barn, Highway 236 and Road 75N. Register: 204-467-4700. Fee: $20.
Jan. 29: FoodSafe, Certificate Level 1 Food Handler Training Program, 9 a.m., McLeod Education Centre, 530 McLeod Ave.
Jan. 30: Kick-Start Your Food Product Idea, workshop 9:30 a.m., Winnipeg River Learning Centre, 3 Walnut St. Register: 204-392-7268. Fee: $20.
Feb. 6: Kick-Start Your Food Product Idea workshop, 9:30 a.m., Riverbank Discovery Centre, 1-545 Conservation Dr. Register: 204-483-2153. Fee: $20.
March 7: Building Better Board Bylaws and Board Member Handbooks, with Priti Shah, PRAXIS Conflict Consulting, 9 a.m., Best Western Charterhouse Hotel, 220 York Ave. Register: 204-477-5985 or www.praxisconsulting.ca. Fee: $125.
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