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Monday, Oct. 5

The Springfield Association of Life Underwriters Life Underwriter Training Council is offering a series of classes. "Meeting Client Needs" is a Metlife open agency class moderated by Don Angell, Mondays, at the Metlife office located on south National. "Multiline Skills" will be moderated by David Haymes, Tuesdays, at Cox North. "Exploring Personal Markets" will be moderated by Nick Love, Wednesdays, at the Love Insurance offices. For more information contact Louis Bartholomew at 866-7222.

The Missouri Small Business Development Center is offering "Protecting, Pricing, and Marketing a New Product." Linda Gerardo will discuss the steps needed to move a product or service through the innovation process. This seminar will cover terminology, the value of a patent, and marketing strategies. Class will meet at SMSU's Glass Hall 5-7 p.m. The fee is $45.

The Management Development Institute of SMSU is offering a one-day class on developing an employee handbook. Glenn Pace will explain the importance of a good handbook and how to develop one for your organization. The class will be held in SMSU's Glass Hall, room 112, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fee is $69. For more information, call 836-5667.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Ozarks Technical Community College is offering a class to help make work a learning experience. The course will cover all aspects of mentoring: what a mentor is, benefits, communication skills and motivational techniques for mentors. Classes will be held 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Annette Warren at 895-7240.

The Missouri Small Business Development Center is offering a two-day workshop on writing a business plan. Linda Gerardo and Rayanna Anderson will show owners how to take current knowledge of their business and turn it into a written plan. Classes will meet 6-9 p.m. today and Wednesday at SMSU's Glass Hall, West Entrance. The fee is $115. For more information, call 836-5685.

ComputerLand Training Center is offering an introductory class on Windows '95. Learn to customize, manage files, open, save and print documents. Classes will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The fee is $150. For more information, call 887-2222.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

The Women Investors Network monthly meeting will be held at Clary's American Grill. Gail Noggle, vice president and trust officer for Springfield Trust Company, will speak on how to select a professional trustee. The cost is $7. The public is welcome. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 5 at 887-0585.

The Management Development Institute of SMSU is offering a two-day workshop on Activity-Based Management. Through interactive discussion, Robert Shultis focuses on the philosophy, development, design, and potential use of ABM. Classes will meet 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Sheraton Hawthorn Park. The fee is $595. For more information contact the Management Development Institute at 836-5667.

Thursday, Oct. 8

The Springfield chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants will hold its Fall Continuing Education Seminar at 11:45 a.m. in the Starlight Room of Hammons Tower. The two-hour seminar will be presented by Kirk Elmquist, associate director of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The cost is $30. To reserve a meal, call 831-8368.

The Management Development Institute of SMSU is offering "Coaching for Improved Performance." Gail Henshaw will teach a proven coaching method to increase productivity and capability of a work group. Class will meet 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel. The fee is $149. For more information, call MDI at 836-5667.

Lorman Education Services is offering a seminar on employment as it relates to Missouri labor laws. Christen Cordes, Kimberly Jones, Bob Lawson Jr., and Bob Shealy will cover practical solutions to the problems of sexual harassment, the Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour issues, and the new OSHA. Registration for this seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel. The seminar begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 715-833-3959.

ComputerLand Training Center is offering an introductory course on Microsoft Access '97. This class covers the basics of the database, including setting up, creating forms, manipulating data, creating queries and reports. Class will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The fee is $150. For more information, call 887-2222.

The Springfield chapter of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare is hosting the 98th Annual State Conference today and Friday at Holiday Inn University Plaza. There will be 32 workshops in seven tracks. Registration includes five meals. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who wish to apply for CEU's. Special registration rates are available for students and low-income persons. For more information, call Jeannie Chaffin at 862-4314.

Friday, Oct. 9

Southwest Missouri State University's Technology Expo '98 will be held today and Saturday on the campus of SMSU. A keynote speech on Internet2 and other emerging technologies is scheduled for 3 p.m. today in Glass Hall, Room 101. Exhibits will be displayed noon-2 p.m. Saturday in the new Public Affairs Classroom Building. The Expo is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Oct. 10

The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral

Society is hosting a Gem & Jewelry Show today and Sunday at the University Plaza Trade Center. Fifteen dealers from across the nation will display and sell merchandise. Proceeds from the show benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Admission is $2 for adults and 50 cents for children. For more information, call 882-9296.

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