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Coming this week
Today -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases new motor-vehicle sales for August and the Canadian Real Estate Association releases its monthly report on housing resales.
Wednesday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for August and a throne speech begins a new parliamentary session. In Washington, the National Association of Home Builders releases the housing-market index for October and the Federal Reserve releases its Beige Book. In Toronto, the National Energy Board holds hearings into Enbridge's application to reverse the 9B pipeline through Oct. 19.
Thursday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases Canada's international transactions in securities for August, investment in non-residential building construction for the third quarter and travel between Canada and other countries for August.
Friday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for September. In Washington, the Conference Board releases leading indicators for September. (Note: this may be affected by the shutdown.)
Oct. 15-17: Biofibe 2013, The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, 204-272-5095, email@example.com, www.biofibe.com. Oct. 15, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 16, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Business Plan Workshop 4: Marketing Part II, Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 5:30 p.m. $50.
Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE), Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., 7:30 a.m. Entitlement to Engagement: Creating a High-Performance Team, with Craig Law, MNP LLP. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.cafecanada/chapters/manitoba.; $40 members, $55 non-members.
Becoming a Life Coach, Interpersonal Wellness Serices Inc., 13-875 Gateway Rd., 6 p.m., with Joyce Odidison, Life Coaching Centre. Register: 204-688-5283, email@example.com or http://www.interpersonalwell
Ethics and the Workplace, QNET Training Room Suite 660, 175 Hargrave St., 204-949-4999, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.qnet.ca, Oct. 16, 8:15 a.m. $149/$179.
3rd Annual Diversity Open House, 1000 Waverley St., 204-975-6467, Carmen@mcca.mb.ca, www.mcca.mb.ca, 9 a.m., Manitoba Contact Centre Association. Information: www.mcca.mb.ca/event/diversity-open-house. No charge.
ICD Manitoba luncheon Manitoba Club, 194 Broadway, noon. Manitoba's Greatest Untapped Resource: A Conversation about Aboriginal Business for Manitoba Directors, with Gary Merasty, president & CEO of Tron Power Inc. and director of the Northwest Company. Register: Donna Berrington, email@example.com or 204-282-4089 or www.icd.ca. Fee: $50 members, $60 non-members.
Reading & Understanding Financial Statements, Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd., 9 a.m. Register: 204-957-7437, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mtec.mb.ca. Complimentary.
Business Tax: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know, Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 6:30 p.m. $35.
Doing Business in Canada: A Guide for New Canadians, Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre, 250-240 Graham Ave., 9 a.m. Register: http://www.canadabusiness.mb.ca/events-seminars. Free.
Making Personality Work, QNET Training Room, Suite 660-175 Hargrave St., 8:15 a.m. Information: 204-949-4999, email@example.com, www.qnet.ca. $329/$399.
CPBI Manitoba breakfast seminar, 7:30 a.m., Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway. Pension Case Law Update -- The High Notes and Low, with Deron Waldock, LLB, partner, Canadian legal consulting practice lead Aon Hewitt. $45 members, $95 non-members.
Women Business Owners of Manitoba, Linkedin Strategies for Small Business, 9a.m.-11 a.m., Aspire Studios, 289 King St. Register: 204-775-7981 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $25 members, $35 non-members.
Larry Berman's Investor Education Speaker Series, The Fairmont, 2 Lombard Place, 12:30 p.m. Register: www.etfcm.com. Free.
Rotary Club of Winnipeg West meeting, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., 12:15 p.m., with guest speaker Judith Flynn on the Sistemma Music Program. Information: 204-889-2156. $16.
Investors Group Financial Services Career Information presentation, 5:30 p.m., 444 St. Mary Ave., 9th Floor. Register: Janet Krawchuk 204-943-6828 ext. 300 or email@example.com. Free.
Manitoba Tourism Education Council & SAFE Hospitality present Turning Training Into Success annual conference, Holiday Inn Airport West, 2520 Portage Ave., 8:30 a.m., 204-957-7437, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mtec.mb.ca. $95.
LEAF Manitoba's 23rd annual Persons Day Breakfast, 7:15 - 9 a.m., Winnipeg Convention Centre. Topic: Judging Equality. Guest speaker: Madam Justice Sheilah Martin, Court of Queen's Bench, Calgary. Tickets: $25, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Manitoba Status of Women 204-945-6281, LEAF Manitoba 204-453-1379 or email@example.com.
Three-part training series for event co-ordinators and planners every Friday Oct. 18-Nov. 1. Information: Fiona McIntyre, firstname.lastname@example.org. 204-957-7437. $350 per session or $950 for all three sessions.
Getting It Done! A Home-Based Business Boot Camp seminar Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre, 250-240 Graham Ave., 10 a.m. Register: http://www.canadabusiness.mb.ca/events-seminars. Free.
Oct. 21-23: Software Development and Evolution Conference 2013, Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave. Register: 204-272-2381 or email@example.com. $695.
The Free Press welcomes items for the Business Calendar. Enter information at http://wfp.to/events. Mail to Diane Pratt, Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6, fax to 204-697-7412, or email(without attachments) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Wednesday.