Business meetings, seminars and events (12/3/12)


Hiring for Success, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. The hiring process can directly affect the success of your business; it also has multiple legal implications due to anti-discrimination laws. In this hour-long workshop, you'll learn why having a structured hiring and interview process is so important; how to write job postings, handle applicants and design interviews; and how to avoid the legal pitfalls that can surround the interview process. $10. (274-7232)


Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce bi-monthly lunch forum, noon-1 p.m., Bear Mountain Grill, 12300 Old Glenn Highway. The guest speaker will be Chad Estes, CPA with Mikunda Cottrell & Co. and the topic will be the fiscal cliff. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. $3-$16. (694-4702,

"Effective Presentations," 9 a.m.-noon, Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Presented by Lynne Curry, Ph.D. Invest three hours and walk away with the ability to give effective presentations. Attendees learn the following: setting the stage for audience receptivity; how your audience grades you and how to get an A; overcoming nerves; quickly organizing a presentation; handling questions and touchy situations; make your presentations memorable; and making the "uncomfortable" comfortable. $129. (276-4769,


Legal Aspects: Employees, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Presented by attorney Andrew Mitton. Learn how to draft offer letters, create an employee handbook, and manage the risks that come with employees. Preregister online. Available via webinar. $20. (274-7232,

The New World of Public Media, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Kinley's, 3230 New Seward Highway. Steve Lindbeck, president and general manager of Alaska Public Telecommunications Inc., will speak at the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators. APTI includes KAKM-TV, KSKA-FM and the Alaska Public Radio Network. $19-$25. (274-4723,