Free small business tax seminar: Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon, Energy Education Center, 4175 South Laspina St., Tulare. Topics include avoiding common sales and use tax problems, employee versus independent contractor, better business through better records and forms of ownership. To register call 1-888-847-9652 or visit http://bit.ly/2yWBfKV.

Lemoore Chamber Board meeting: Tuesday, 4 p.m., Lemoore Chamber of Commerce, 300 E St., Lemoore. The Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Information: Call 924-6401 or visit www.lemoorechamberofcommerce.com


Fourth Friday Coffee: Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m., El Capitan Restaurant, 1220 Whitley Ave., Corcoran, 992-4514. The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce hosts an open discussion over coffee with Chamber Ambassador Mike Graville on the fourth Friday morning of every month. The coffee is free, and topics are open to those who attend.

Hanford Chamber of Commerce Luncheon: Oct. 31, noon, in the Old Courthouse, 113 Court St., on the Third floor. The Hanford Chamber of Commerce is hosting lunch, $10 per person, RSVP at 582-0483. 


Short-term work experience program: The Kings County Job Training Office is supporting a short-term work experience program. JTO can fully underwrite the cost of worker wages and workers compensation insurance. The participating employer would provide training and worksite supervision. The training is planned to run for a maximum six months. Worksites are sought to sponsor a worker for up to 40 hours per week. Additionally, these workers maybe qualified to receive State tax credits. Information: email laura.magana@co.kings.ca.us or phone at 585-3564.

Training for local businesses: The Employer Assembly of Kings County is a local, co-sponsored partnership committed to providing employers with highly useful and up-to-date information concerning employment related issues. Visit the website for more information: www.employerassembly.com

VA mortgage loan education available to veterans: HSH.com, a leading mortgage education site, has launched a new resource for veterans. By visiting http://bit.ly/1VF0OHV, veterans can gain insight to combine VA benefits with other home buying programs, listings of VA mortgage lenders, VA mortgage calculator and more.

Kings EDC offers business loans: The Kings County Economic Development Corporation offers business loans to businesses in Kings County. They offer 90 percent, fixed rate, long-term loans on commercial and industrial property is available. Information: Steve Stone at 585-3578.

Please email upcoming events a month prior to publication to pressrelease@HanfordSentinel.com. For more information, call 583-2463.