Latino Chamber News and Events
Enlace at Town Bank
10 W. Mifflin St. (on Capitol Square)
Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 6:00-8:00pm

This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Executive Director Jessica Cavazos and other professionals! Join us this month for some fun networking at Town Bank on the Capitol Square. Learn about Town Bank in the community and try some appetizers. Members and non-members are welcome. Free. Register

Member Events
NARI Night Event 
Kitchen & Bath Solutions
680 Grand Canyon Dr.
Thursday, Sept. 15th, 4:30 - 7pm

Thinking of remodeling? Check out this event at Kitchen & Bath Solutions introducing large-format tiles. Large-format tiles are growing in popularity and this can be  attributed to the many advantages of using them  rather than a more common-sized tile. D iscover and learn more about l arge format tiles. Food and beverages will be served. Learn more about Kitchen & Bath Solutions and call (608) 824-8622 to RSVP by Sept. 12.

Quickbooks Introduction Class 
Staybridge Suites
7790 Elmwood Avenue,  Middleton
Thursday, Sept. 15th, 9am - Noon

Learn QuickBooks® skills to run your business better. This is the main focus of the training on how to learn QuickBooks Core Skills.  Why to learn QuickBooks: to develop an understanding of how the data is entered, processed and reviewed; to develop a stronger knowledge base, policy   and accountability; and to use reports to manage your business and build cash flow. This class will assist businesses on how to  focus on the 20% of   their   business that is fun and drives 80% of   the   profits to the bottom line.  Register

Viva Mexico Festival 2016
Alliant Energy Center Grounds
Sunday, September 18th

La Movida hosts the official Mexican Independence Day celebration with Viva México Festival! For over 15 years, the Latino community has made this festival the premiere event in Madison. The day starts with a car parade, reading of the proclamation, time honored El Grito, and this year, they are proud to welcome the Mexican Consulate to the event!  Entertainment includes traditional Folkloric dancers, bands, contests, crowning of Miss Viva México and more!  More info


This session will work with the online edition of QuickBooks. Participants will learn to set up customers, create new products or services and invoices, and receive payments relating to Accounts Receivable. You will also learn how to set up new vendors, create a bill, and pay a bill relating to Accounts Payable. There will be a time for Q&A, so please bring your QuickBooks questions!  Wegner CPAs' ProAdvisors will be there to answer questions, and attendees are encouraged to jump in and answer questions or make a recommendation based upon their user experience. The goal is to facilitate conversation and assist where needed. Free. Register

Rhumba 4 Rainbow
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St.
Friday, September 23rd, 7pm - 12am

Created 12 years ago, this fundraising event combines the love for salsa dancing and the commitment and generosity of our community. This event helps to maintain, strengthen and support the high level of service of The Rainbow Project. The Rainbow Project provides evidence-based crisis & ongoing treatment for young children and their families who have experienced trauma: child abuse, child sexual abuse, neglect, community violence and domestic violence. The event features a very diverse crowd; it is a time when the business sector, government officials, the community and "salseros" all come together for a night of dancing and fun while raising money for a good cause.   Learn more


Fiesta Hispana is an outdoor festival on Sunday, September 25th from 10am - 4pm  filled with music, traditional dancing, kids' activities, games, prizes and delicious local Latino cuisine! This is  a free family event open to everyone. Activities will be in Centro Hispano's back lot, off of Hughes Place.  More info
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce 
Annual Dinner at  Monona Terrace
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:30 - 8:30pm

Speakers for the 64th Annual Dinner include Federica Marchionni, CEO of Lands End, and John Burke, President of Trek Bicycle Corp. Marchionni is widely recognized as a multi-talented, visionary business leader with the skills to navigate a highly competitive and evolving global environment. Lands' End has annual revenue of $1.4 billion and approximately 6,000 employees.  Trek Bicycle has grown into a global brand that generates $1 billion in annual sales. Under John Burke's leadership, Trek now employs 1,800 people and sells its products through 5,000 retail locations in more than 90 countries. John helped spearhead the formation of Trek's public bike-sharing system Bcycle, which now operates in 29 U.S. cities and Santiago, Chile.  Buy tickets

YWCA Racial Justice Summit
Monona Terrace
September 28 and 29

Each year, the YWCA Madison hosts a Racial Justice Summit that brings together community stakeholders to work on eliminating barriers that foster racism in our community. The Summit focuses on institutional racism and involves nationally-known keynote speakers and researchers, as well as local experts and advocates. Through an environment that encourages learning from and supporting each other in our common goals, the Summit provides a platform for action planning and community dialogue. During this election year, they will be talking about the stories we tell around race and how they can be used to divide us or to bring us together. Keynote presenters include Rinku Sen and Vernā Myers. More info

Member News
Catholic Charities Has New Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects

Catholic Charities is pleased to announce Derrick Smith as their new Director of Strategic Planning and Special Projects. Derrick will support the President/CEO, COO, and senior management with ongoing management and improvements of the strategic planning process, including opportunities for new strategic initiatives. R ecently Derrick was the Start-up and Business Development Manager for One City Early Learning Centers and currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Madison. He is also one of the chapter founders and current Board member of The 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., and is the President of the Madison Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Co ntact Derrick at 608-826-8113 or DSmith@ccmadison.org for more information.


Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, the Urban League, and the Latino Academy of Workforce Development announced they will be partnering to reduce employment disparities by assisting African American and Latinos receive their commercial driver's license (CDL) through a pilot project. The program is aimed at diversifying the county workforce and helping more people obtain family supporting jobs.  "This is a nuts and bolts program that will help more people in our community obtain family supporting jobs," said Dane County Executive Parisi. "A CDL is a step into higher paying, family supporting jobs. I am proud to partner on this initiative to give more people an opportunity for success."  Read more


Can Partners Be Employees? 


Suppose you're a partner in a partnership where the agreement requires you to work some of the time for the business. Can you ever be treated as an employee of the partnership for tax purposes instead of as a partner? The lines may become blurry, but the IRS has maintained, at least up until this point, that partners aren't employees.  Learn more

Learning
sabado, 24 de septiembre, 10am-12pm

Explorar las cosas diarias que usted puede hacer para aumentar su puntaje de crédito. Si usted tiene un buen crédito o no tan buen crédito, se llevará información valiosa para aumentar su puntaje de crédito. En colaboración con WWBIC. Registro
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