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Business meetings, events and seminars (Oct. 14, 2013)

Wednesday

Pursuing Government Contracting, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Contracting with the government can be very profitable, but it is not always the best business decision for small-business owners. Discover how the Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help you in preparing your business to enter the arena of government sales. Free. (274-7232)

Friday

2013 Alaska Statewide Payroll Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Drive. This year's event is packed with topics to provide payroll professionals with valuable information to be compliant and informed in matters critical to any payroll department. New this year are larger, more focused classes based on topics our members have requested. Members, $300; non-members, $400. (382-9972, www.alaskaapaconference.org)

"Wagile: Mobile and Responsive Web Design," 7 p.m., Anchorage Museum Auditorium, 121 W. Seventh Ave. AIGA Alaska presents Aaron Shurts, president of AIGA-Seattle and an associate creative director at Deloitte Digital, a global interactive firm. Shurts will share how he integrates traditional design methods into cutting-edge web and mobile app development processes, highlighting the latest trends in user experience and visual design. He will also hold a hands-on workshop Saturday, Oct. 19, where he will guide participants through a process of rapid prototyping to build and design digital products. $5-$55. (alaska.aiga.org)

COMING UP

XenMobile Mobility Event, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Hosted by Paul Ippolito and Tom Walker, the event will be held at 2Mobius Technology Solutions, IT Training Center, 4011 Arctic Blvd., Suite 106. Mobility is a top priority for organizations. Why? Because more employees are demanding access to the apps and data that will make them productive on-the-go. However, allowing users to access all of their apps and data from untrusted devices raises significant security and compliance concerns. This event is for CEOs and business owner, managers, IT staffers and anyone interested in technology. Those who cannot attend may view remotely via GoToMeeting! If you have a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone, you can attend this event from anywhere. Register with Paul Ippolito at pippolito@international-data.net,