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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Social Media, Workshop, Business Training
    - Early Bird Special
    Register for both the beginner and intermediate series altogether and receive the following:

    One month of FUSE VIP Membership, valued at $200, FOR FREE
    AND One month of greenCOW Membership, valued at $99, FOR FREE (beginning February 1, 2018)
    Free membership-level access to all greenCOW-sponsored events (Imagine classes like this being FREE for you)
    Bundle Special
    Register for the entire beginner series by January 24, 2018 OR Register for the entire intermediate series by March 21, 2018 and receive your choice of the following:

    Your choice of one month of greenCOW Membership, valued at $99, as well as access to all greenCOW-sponsored events, FOR FREE (beginning the first following full month after the ticket has been purchased)
    OR your choice of one month of FUSE VIP Membership, valued at $200, FOR FREE
    Barbara Caine of FUSE Business Training brings two series on social media for business -- packaged together for one awesome course. The first 7 weeks will cover "beginner" content. The second 7 weeks covers more advanced information. Huge discounts are available for signing up for the entire course at once. One of two people is going to master social media first: you or your competition. This muti-series course will teach you basic and then advanced marketing strategies to use on your social media accounts. Don't miss out on marketing where your target audience is: online.

    Schedule
    First 7 weeks: Beginner Series ($20 per class. Save with bundle)
    You will NOT be creating or setting up accounts in-class for any platform except Pinterest. You should already have a working profile for each platform other than Pinterest, which will be covered in-class. This is not a series of how-to-create-a-social-media-account. If you need help with this task, please contact Barbara before the day of class at 219-707-1882.

    Week 1 (January 24): Choosing the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

    Week 2 (January 31): Facebook

    Week 3 (February 7): LinkedIn

    Week 4 (February 14): Twitter

    Week 5 (February 21): Instagram

    Week 6 (February 28): Pinterest

    Week 7 (March 7): YouTube

    Week 8 (March 14): Break week; no class

    Last 7 weeks: Intermediate Series ($30 per class. Save with bundle.)
    Week 9 (March 21): Facebook Marketing

    Week 10 (March 28): LinkedIn

    Week 11 (April 4): Twitter

    Week 12 (April 11): Instagram

    Week 13 (April 18): Pinterest

    Week 14 (April 25): YouTube

    Week 15 (May 2): Turning Friends, Followers, and Clicks into Conversions.

    Admission / Cost
    Weeks 1 through 7 (Beginner Series) are $20 per class, totalling $140.
    Weeks 9 through 15 (Intermediate Series) are $30 per class, totalling $210.
    If one series is bought altogether (beginner OR intermediate), you can choose one free month of membership at greenCOW or FUSE and associated benefits of your choice (including the other classes in your free month, for free).
    If both class series are bought together, which will total $350, you get a free month of greenCOW membership as well as FUSE and associated benefits (including the other classes we have going on during your month, for free).
    1/3 of your admission is donated to the Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship
    Today's Class Description (Choosing the Right Platform)
    Just as each business is different from one another, so is each medium we use to get the word out about our products and services. A specific tool might work well for one business, but not work at all for another business. This is because we also have different target markets and objectives for our clients. Learn which social media platform is right for you to grow your business.

    Get a taste of how to use and best utilize Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the Best of the Rest! Learn which platform is best for which industries and businesses so you know where to best spend your time, money, and energy to reach the right audience in the right way.

    What to Bring to Class
    1.) Laptop (and charger - just in case) *mobile devices are not ideal for these trainings, but can be used as a last resort if you don't have access to a laptop

    2.) Login Credentials for your corresponding site.

    3.) Business Cards - for networking! :)

    About FUSE Business Training
    FUSE believes that all businesses (large or small) can be profitable and successful while still making an impact in their community. By equipping entrepreneurs with the right tools and strategies needed to start, maintain, and grow a business, we will increase the success rate of small businesses throughout the world, here in “The Land of Opportunity!”

    Through Fun, Useful, Strategic, and Easy-to-Implement [virtual and live] hands-on experiences with FUSE, entrepreneurs will grow their business to a new level each and every week! In what has been coined as “the most productive 90 minutes of working [on] your business each week, the end result is greater productivity, more exposure, and continuous business growth!

    At FUSE Business Training, we believe that business should be [F]un, [U]seful, [S]trategic, and [E]asy, so we’ve created an environment to equip entrepreneurs with the right education, skills, resources, and connections for ultimate growth and and success. Stop working so hard [IN] your business and start making more money by working [ON] your business. At FUSE: We #WorkSmarterNotHarder. We #WorkHardPlayHard. We #LoveLearning. Please join us in our movement to increase the success rate of small businesses throughout the nation.

    Not sure if this training is right for you? FUSE courses are designed to provide value for entrepreneurs at all skill levels and in any industry! Call or text Barbara at 219-707-1882 if you have any questions or concerns.

    Contact information for FUSE:

    Barbara Caine - (219) 707-1882 - call or text

    click for details
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 5:20 PM, EST
     
           

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Free, Coffee
    - A refreshing start to your Thursday! Enjoy complimentary coffee, networking with the community, and an overall positive way to kick off your Thursday at greenCOW Coworking. Some mornings we watch a TED Talk and share our thoughts on the issues, other days we help come up with solutions to each others' problems. The core of coworking is community, so what are you waiting for?
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Wordpress, Workshop, Website
    - THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF:
    - You need a website, but don't have the budget to pay for one.
    - Somone built you a website, & you don't know how to update it.
    - Your website no longer matches your vision (or never did).
    - Your website was started but never finished.
    - You've ever wanted to learn how to build websites.
    - You love learning new things.
    - You just want to make sure that you website is built to meet your needs.

    WHAT WILL BE COVERED:
    1.) Determining your domain name.
    2.) Choosing hosting.
    3.) Installing Wordpress on your website.
    4.) Learning Barbara's TEN MUSTHAVES for a business website!
    5.) Establishing the goal of your site.
    6.) Planning your website layout (theme) and needs.
    7.) Understanding the Wordpress Lingo.
    8.) Creating the pages for your website.
    9.) Uploading content (and learning how to edit and change content).
    10.) Adding and Using Plugins.

    Plus you'll leave with some awesome tips to share with your friends (you'll look like a genius).

    WHAT YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH:
    ---> Fully Completed Website*
    ---> Skills to manage your website yourself.
    ---> Tools and Tips to help you continue to add value to your site.
    ---> New friends (from networking in the room).

    Members of greenCOW and/or FUSE may attend for half off!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Public Speaking, Leadership Development, Networking
    - A new Toastmasters club is forming in Hammond! Toastmasters is for all those people in the Northwest Indiana area who want to improve their leadership and public speaking skills.

    Come to greenCOW Coworking the second and fourth Thursday of every month and be part of the fun. Learn to be a better speaker and leader!

    Note: Membership dues are $65 for six months and $130 for the first year. To become an official member, the dues must be paid. For many business owners, Toastmasters counts as a business deduction.

    greenCOW provides a working space for those who can't work at home because of barking dogs, kids, etc. and a place to hold conferences, meetings, and training sessions!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • | Local Events, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Team Building
    - We provide everything you need from the most popular games played on our state-of-the-art turf with "Party Coaches" to lead the way.

    All of our party packages end with 30 minutes in our party area once the games have ended and most of the packages include pizza, plates, drinks, napkins and
    event invitations to send out prior to the party!

    We can accommodate an unlimited amount of parties, including:
    birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, graduations,
    corporate team building, and customer appreciation events.

    Party Games!
    *Dodgeball
    *Kickball
    *Wiffleball
    *Flag Football
    *Soccer
    *Volleyball
    *Capture the Flag and more!

    SPARTA SPORTS PARTY
    o Party guests will play a series of mini games of the Birthday
    Child’s choice ran by Sparta Dome Party Coordinators.

     GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY
    o Lights are out for this party! Party guests will enjoy a variety
    of games with glow in the dark capability chosen by the
    Birthday Child. Each child will receive a glow stick and
    bracelet to stand out. Everyone is encouraged to wear neon
    and florescent to enhance their experience.

     KNOCKERBALL PARTY
    o Knockerball parties are unlike any other party you’ve ever
    had! Jump inside our inflatable balls and have fun knocking
    your friends down. Sparta Dome Party Coordinators will
    conduct a series of fun Knockerball games.

    Interested in hosting an event or party at the Sparta Dome that does not fall
    under our party descriptions? Contact us!

    For more information or questions on reservations, please contact: cathy@spartadome.com or call 219.224.3663
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Cathy Witte 219.224.3663 cathy@spartadome.com
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Sports and Recreation, Yoga, healthy, exercise
    - Many of you know Sandra as the "Yoga Lady," and in addition to all the great training that she does around the region, she is teaching at greenCOW. Be here at greenCOW on Saturday at 9:00 am and join in the fun.

    You know that this is good for you. Give it a try! This is a friendly place, and we welcome you.

    Comment here. We appreciate your feedback!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Stocks, Trading, Bitcoins, Finance, Cryptocurrency, Profit
    - Communities at large are expressing incredible interest in how to trade stocks and cryptocurrency. And in a few weeks, when you're reading the headlines about how digital currencies are minting a whole new class of millionaires and providing additional wealth revenue income streams for many everyday people who are not afraid to invest, you’ll want to know how to invest as well.

    To help you get involved in trading stocks and cryptocurrency, Patrick Smith has created a free community symposium series focused on helping individuals understand and learn how to trade and invest in the market place. For the entire month of January, community symposium will be taking place each Saturday at greenCOW Coworking from 11am-1pm.

    How do you buy crypto/stock assets? Many everyday buyers have no idea how this new technology works, but Patrick will teach you how to get YOUR hands on stocks, digital currencies, tokens, and wallets.

    Two traders from different walks of life are joining forces as the dynamic trendsetters of teaching stocks, options, crypto digital currencies and much more. If you'd like to learn more or meet others interested in the topic, this is the session to attend.

    The time is now! So get ready, and stay tuned for dates and times for February training class registrations.

    First come, first serve. Limited seating available!

    Save The Dates:

    January 6, 2018—11am-1pm

    January 13, 2018—11 am-1 pm

    January 20, 2018—11 am- 1 pm

    January 27, 2018—11 am – 1 pm
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Lunch, Networking
    - Each Monday at lunchtime! Expand your horizons with us at greenCOW Coworking as we watch movies, short films, TED Talks, and documentaries that push us to challenge our ideas and become better people. Bring your own lunch and feel free to share.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | Business, Chamber, Networking, Social Media, Workshops, Networking
    - Barbara Caine of FUSE Business Training brings two series on social media for business -- packaged together for one awesome course. The first 7 weeks will cover "beginner" content. The second 7 weeks covers more advanced information.

    One of two people is going to master social media first: you or your competition. This muti-series course will teach you basic and then advanced marketing strategies to use on your social media accounts. Don't miss out on marketing where your target audience is: online.

    Schedule
    First 7 weeks: Beginner Series ($20 per class)
    You will NOT be creating or setting up accounts in-class for any platform except Pinterest. You should already have a working profile for each platform other than Pinterest, which will be covered in-class. This is not a series of how-to-create-a-social-media-account. If you need help with this task, please contact Barbara before the day of class at 219-707-1882.

    Week 1 (January 24): Choosing the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

    Week 2 (January 31): Facebook

    Week 3 (February 7): LinkedIn

    Week 4 (February 14): Twitter

    Week 5 (February 21): Instagram

    Week 6 (February 28): Pinterest

    Week 7 (March 7): YouTube

    Week 8 (March 14): Break week; no class

    Last 7 weeks: Intermediate Series ($30 per class. Save with bundle.)
    Week 9 (March 21): Facebook Marketing

    Week 10 (March 28): LinkedIn

    Week 11 (April 4): Twitter

    Week 12 (April 11): Instagram

    Week 13 (April 18): Pinterest

    Week 14 (April 25): YouTube

    Week 15 (May 2): Turning Friends, Followers, and Clicks into Conversions.

    Admission / Cost
    Weeks 1 through 7 (Beginner Series) are $20 per class (totalling $140).
    Weeks 9 through 15 (Intermediate Series) are $30 per class (totalling $210). If bought in bundle by March 21, 2018, you get your choice of one free month of greenCOW OR one free month of FUSE.
    1/3 of your admission is donated to the Crossing School of Business and Entreprenuership
    Today's Class Description (Facebook)
    Facebook is the largest social network in the world with over 1.5 billion monthly active users and home to more than 40 million active small-business pages. With a platform as feature-rich and widely-used as Facebook’s, there are countless benefits to today’s businesses. How will yours get noticed? How do you turn one fan into 1,000? Are you ready for some easy to implement, beginner strategies to grow your online presence and boost your fans, leads and sales on Facebook?

    This hands-on training course focuses on taking action and implementing simple techniques on your Facebook profile that will unlock the hidden secrets to the basics of Facebook marketing.

    You should already have a Facebook account created before attending this course. You will NOT learn how to set up or sign in to Facebook in this class. If you need help with that, please contact Barbara before the day of class at 219-707-1882.

    What to Bring to Class
    1.) Laptop (and charger - just in case) *mobile devices are not ideal for these trainings, but can be used as a last resort if you don't have access to a laptop

    2.) Login Credentials for your corresponding site.

    3.) Business Cards - for networking! :)

    About FUSE Business Training
    FUSE believes that all businesses (large or small) can be profitable and successful while still making an impact in their community. By equipping entrepreneurs with the right tools and strategies needed to start, maintain, and grow a business, we will increase the success rate of small businesses throughout the world, here in “The Land of Opportunity!”

    Through Fun, Useful, Strategic, and Easy-to-Implement [virtual and live] hands-on experiences with FUSE, entrepreneurs will grow their business to a new level each and every week! In what has been coined as “the most productive 90 minutes of working [on] your business each week, the end result is greater productivity, more exposure, and continuous business growth!

    At FUSE Business Training, we believe that business should be [F]un, [U]seful, [S]trategic, and [E]asy, so we’ve created an environment to equip entrepreneurs with the right education, skills, resources, and connections for ultimate growth and and success. Stop working so hard [IN] your business and start making more money by working [ON] your business. At FUSE: We #WorkSmarterNotHarder. We #WorkHardPlayHard. We #LoveLearning. Please join us in our movement to increase the success rate of small businesses throughout the nation.

    Not sure if this training is right for you? FUSE courses are designed to provide value for entrepreneurs at all skill levels and in any industry! Call or text Barbara at 219-707-1882 if you have any questions or concerns.

    Contact information for FUSE:

    Barbara Caine - (219) 707-1882 - call or text

    click for details
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Free, Coffee
    - A refreshing start to your Thursday! Enjoy complimentary coffee, networking with the community, and an overall positive way to kick off your Thursday at greenCOW Coworking. Some mornings we watch a TED Talk and share our thoughts on the issues, other days we help come up with solutions to each others' problems. The core of coworking is community, so what are you waiting for?
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Sports and Recreation, Yoga, healthy, exercise
    - Many of you know Sandra as the "Yoga Lady," and in addition to all the great training that she does around the region, she is teaching at greenCOW. Be here at greenCOW on Saturday at 9:00 am and join in the fun.

    You know that this is good for you. Give it a try! This is a friendly place, and we welcome you.

    Comment here. We appreciate your feedback!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinner Dance, Date Night, Cash Raffle, Music
    - The St. George Greek Orthodox Church located at 528 W. 77th Ave (77th & Lincolnwood) in Schererville IN, is hosting a Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 3, 2018 along with a Cash Raffle. Our entertainment for the evening will be the band Together. An eleven-member band featuring music from pop to rhythm and blues to big band and Latin rock. The $25 entrance fee will include a Greek Chicken dinner with dessert and coffee. Cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7:00pm with dinner served until 10:00pm. For reservations, call 219-322-6165 or 561-358-1464 or e-mail toula6tn@gmail.com. Children 12 and under not permitted. The Cash Raffle will feature a first prize of $20,000, 2nd prize of $10,000 and 3rd prize of $5,000. Price of a raffle ticket is $100 with only 750 tickets being sold. To purchase a raffle ticket, please call 219-789-5451 or e-mail gglavas73@gmail.com. Don’t delay, reserve your seat for an evening of good food and great music and purchase your raffle ticket for your chance at winning $20,000.
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church
    528 W. 77th Avenue (Lincolnwood & 77th) Schererville IN 46375
    Office Manager 219.322.6165 officemanagerstgeorgehoc@gmail.com
  • | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Meeting, meeting, women, conversation, online course
    - Join Coach Remi for Conversation's With Her Online & Live Course

    Dec 9th 8pm est

    Intimate Conversation's With Her is a sacred evening of conversations with women on things that matters the most. In this monthly course Coach Remi will walk you through a sacred journey within to discovery you most authentic self.

    Every first Saturday Of The Month.

    Grab your journey and a nice cup of tea this is going to be juicy.
    www.yourgoddessacademy.com
           
    Coach Remi 312.967.6520 iassistcoachremi@gmail.com

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Monday, February 5th, 2018

  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Lunch, Networking
    - Each Monday at lunchtime! Expand your horizons with us at greenCOW Coworking as we watch movies, short films, TED Talks, and documentaries that push us to challenge our ideas and become better people. Bring your own lunch and feel free to share.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501

Fun things to do in Burbank

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But there's more! Every calendar is full of coupons from popular local merchants, so you can save money while supporting small businesses right in your hometown.

And don't miss our beautiful full-color photography! Every month you'll recognize a new photo from someplace close to home, submitted to us by a local photographer. If you'd like to have your own hometown photos included in our calendar, please contact your local publisher for more information.

We truly believe it's better to "keep it local". From coast to coast and border to border, our network of franchisees work with organizations and merchants right in their community to make sure you get the information and savings you care about. We prefer to feature family-friendly events that are a short walk or drive away, and coupons from local businesses so you can support your hometown economy.

If there's something happening close to home that folks in your neighborhood need to know about, why not submit it to us today? Please note that publication of your event is subject to approval by your local Town Planner publisher.

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