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Today -- in Edmonton, the Western Cities Summit begins with delegates from across North America. In Toronto, CIBC hosts the royalties investment conference.
Tuesday -- in Chicago, Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. presents at the Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference. In Vancouver, Hanwei Energy Services Corp. holds a fourth-quarter and year-end conference call. In Washington, the U.S. Commerce Department releases new-home sales for May and the Conference Board releases the consumer confidence index for June.
Wednesday -- in Washington, the U.S. Commerce Department releases the first-quarter gross domestic product and May durable goods data. In Toronto, the 2014 Skills Summit including panels of experts discussing a variety of labour market topics.
Thursday -- in Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the payroll employment, earnings and hours figures for April. In Calgary, Shaw Communications releases its third-quarter earnings and holds a conference call. In Toronto, CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks to the Economic Club of Canada and Indigo holds its annual general meeting of shareholders. In Stellarton, N.S., Empire Co. Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss the company's financial results for the fourth quarter.
Friday -- in Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw material prices indexes for May, principal field crop areas for June and national tourism indicators for the first quarter.
Business Plan: Financial Planning and Management Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 5:30 p.m. $50.
June 24-26: Three-day Business Planning workshop with Entrepreneurship Manitoba; Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., 204-945-8200, 9 a.m. Register: www.embevents.ca, 204-945-8200 or 1-855-836-7250. $60.
How to Start a Business in Manitoba; World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 219 Provencher Blvd., 3rd floor, 9:30 a.m. Register: www.wtcwinnipeg.com/calendar-of-events or 204-984-2272. Free.
Centre For Labour-Management Development Progressive Discipline seminar for supervisors and stewards with Grant Mitchell, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fort Garry Hotel. Register: 1-800-665-4411 or www.LabourLawOnline.ca. $395.
June 26 & 27: Manitoba Magazine Publishers' annual professional development conference "Moving Magazines" Viscount Gort, 1670 Portage Ave., 204-775-0451, http://www.viscount-gort.com/, June 26, 8:30 a.m., June 27, 8 a.m. Register: www.manitobamagazines.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 9: Building Better Board Bylaws and Board Member Handbooks; Best Western Charterhouse Hotel. Register: 204-477-5985, email@example.com or www.praxisconsulting.ca. $125.
July 10: Welcome to Business Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 6:30 p.m. Free.
July 17: Effective Meetings: Agendas, Materials, Minutes and More; Best Western Charterhouse Hotel. Register: 204-477-5985, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.praxisconsulting.ca. $125.
July 18: Legal Duties and Liabilities of Boards: What Every Board Member Should Know; Best Western Charterhouse Hotel. 9 a.m. Register: 204-477-5985, email@example.com or www.praxisconsulting.ca. $250.
July 22: Business Plan: Research and Exploration; Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 9 a.m. $50.
July 23: Business Plan: Analysis and Evaluation; Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 9 a.m. $50.
July 23: Write Your Business Plan - Getting Started; World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 219 Provencher Blvd, 3rd Floor, July 23, 9 a.m. This session gets down to the nitty gritty of what you need to include in your business plan, including understanding the importance of market research and marketing. Free
Business Plan: Marketing Part I; Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, July 24, 9 a.m.; $180 for six part series or $50 per class.
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