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The Billings Chapter 100 of the American Society of Women Accountants hosts its monthly lunch meeting at noon on Wednesday, April 20, at the Yellowstone Art Museum. There will be a short presentation by ASWA members on the "Tools of the Trade for Accountants." The cost of the lunch is $13. RSVP to Maggie Vogl by Monday morning, April 18, at 655-1784 or call with questions.

 

A Mobile Crane Operator Safety Certification Training and Testing will be held May 18 to 21 in Billings. The program consists of 24 hours of classroom training over three days and is conducted by the International Sign Association. The training is designed to help companies prepare for OSHA mandates that require all crane operators be certified. The ISA training will be followed immediately by written and hands-on certification examination conducted by The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. The certification is mandated for all mobile crane operators and must be completed by November 2014.

The certification is part of OSHA mandates that also require companies to pay for the certification for their employees. Certification may bring a reduction in Workers' Compensation expenditures; companies should check with insurance providers to determine eligibility.

Fees are $995 for ISA members and $1495 for non-members. The fees cover three days of classroom training and written and practical exams for one crane type. To register, visit www.signs.org/cranetraining.

 Bunkers Design, a Livingston graphic design and branding company, is now Engine 8. The new name represents a shift from a one-man design shop to an expanding business with the capacity to take on more complex projects. The business features a team of designers, web programmers, writers, animators, illustrators and brand strategists. Engine 8 works with regional and national clients to develop web sites, brand identities and a variety of marketing materials. For more information, go to www.engine8design.com or call owner Brad Bunkers at 406-222-7566.

 In honor of its 35th Anniversary, the Billings Chapter 100 of the American Society of Women Accountants hosts the 2011 ASWA Northwest Regional Conference: "Boots, Buckles & Bling" on May 12 and 13, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Billings. Full registration includes up to 16 hours of CPE, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday and Friday. Registration for individual events is also available. Go to www.billingsaswa.org to register. For more information, contact Conference Chair Linda Harris at 406-328-4655 or lharris@lehcpa.com.

 Avis and Budget Rent A Car now have rental counters located in the Billings Logan International Airport baggage claim area. For more information, call 252-8007 or e-mail avisbilmgr@yahoo.com.

The RimRock Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) will be presenting its annual APD event entitled "Revive to Survive" on April 19, 2011. The event will be held at the MSUB College of Technology, Health and Science Building , 3803 Central Avenue, in Billings, with registration at 1 p.m. and the presentation from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. For information and registration, contact MSUB at 406-896-5890. IAAP is an organization for administrative professionals providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development.

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