This morning's opening numbers:
Today -- in Detroit, automakers release vehicle sales for August. In Washington, the Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August and the Commerce Department releases construction spending for July.
Wednesday -- in Ottawa, the Bank of Canada makes interest rate announcement. In Laval, Que., convenience store company Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. releases its first-quarter results. In Toronto, Harry Winston Diamond Corp. will report its second-quarter results.
Thursday -- in Montreal, printer and publisher Transcontinental Inc. releases third-quarter earnings. In Cambridge, Ont., Com Dev International Ltd., which makes components and microsatellites, will discuss third-quarter results on conference call. In Frankfurt, Ger., European Central Bank's governing council holds its monthly meeting to set interest rates for the eurozone.
Friday -- in Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the labour force survey for August; building permits for July; labour productivity, hourly compensation and labour unit cost for the second quarter; stocks of principal field crops as of July 31. In Vancouver, Lululemon Athletica Inc. will release its second-quarter results.
Soroptimist International of Winnipeg dinner meeting, 5:30 p.m. Register: Lynne 204-979-8882.
BNI Elite Chapter presents My Home Will NEVER Burn Down & Other Fireside Stories with Mike Ducharme, Ducharme Agencies, noon-1:30 p.m., Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave. Information: 204-256-4311. Free.
Sept. 10: Commissionaires Manitoba will be providing a one day course: Service Advantage for Customer Service, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 290 Burnell St. Fee is $125.
Sept. 10: Success Skills Centre job preparation sessions begin, 12th floor, 330 Portage Ave. Information: 204-975-5111.
Sept. 10-Dec. 10: Canadian Marketing Association online course Direct Marketing. Information: Kate Wamsteeker, 416-645-3279. Fee: $1,395 members, $1,495-$1,895 non-members.
Sept. 10-Nov. 26: Canadian Marketing Association online course Integrated Branding. Information: Kate Wamsteeker, 416-645-3279. Fee: $1,395 members, $1,495-$1,895 non-members.
Sept. 11: Trailblazer Life Choices annual general meeting, 6 p.m., 8-1031 Autumnwood Dr. Information: 204-257-0813 or www.tlcwpg.ca.
Sept. 11: Advertising Association of Winnipeg session Brand Like a Rock Star 2 with Steve Jones, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave. Register: Lise Carbonneau 204-832-1512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee: $50-$150.
Sept. 12: Women's Canadian Club of Winnipeg luncheon Taking Back the Community with Sel Burrows, noon, Winnipeg Convention Centre. Reserve: 204-663-5657 or email@example.com. Fee: $22 members, $24 non-members/guests.
Sept. 12: St.-Pierre-Jolys' Chamber of Commerce, Providence University College and Providence Buller Centre for Business presents What to do when a giant moves in next door-Peparing for Walmart, 8-10:30 a.m., Providence University College, 10 College Cres., Otterburne. Information: 204-433-7488 ext. 236. Fee: $30 members, $40. non-members.
Sept. 12: Women Business Owners of Manitoba open house, 5-8 p.m., Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion St. Register: www.wbom.ca or call 204-775-7981. Fee: $35.
Sept. 12-13: IQ9000 Ltd. course ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 220-530 Kenaston Blvd. Register: iq9000.com/courses.htm or 204-453-5900. Fee: $795.
Sept. 13: Advocis Winnipeg presents New Advisor Forum and Networking Reception, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Winnipeg Winter Club. Register: www.advocis.ca Fee: $50.
Sept. 13: Canadian Marketing Association presents Likeonomics: Facebook Pages for Business Marketing with Matthew Shepherd - Founder of DotDynamic, 8:30-11 a.m., Roblin Centre, Red River College Exchange District Campus, CGA Room (P107), 160 Princess St. Register: www.cma.manitoba.com. Fee: $59.00 members, $79.00 non-members.
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