Monday, Dec. 16

Orientation and Intro to Business Ownership

Sponsor: VEDC Women’s Business Center

4 p.m.

5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

Free

(818) 907-9922

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Supply Chain

Sponsor: Challenger Networking Group

Noon

Zen Buffet

21610 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills

$12.50 lunch

(818) 992-4270

Business Plan Essentials

Sponsor: VEDC

6 p.m.

5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

Free

(818) 907-9922

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Film Finance: What’s Trending

Sponsor: Beverly Hills Bar Association

Noon

Lawry’s

100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills

$175

(310) 601-2422

Holiday Party

Sponsor: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

5:30 p.m.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica

$30

(310) 393-9825

Business After Hours Mixer

Sponsor: Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

5:30 p.m.

Rosemont Pavilion

700 Seco St., Pasadena

$25

(626) 282-8481

Thursday, Dec. 19

More Women on California Corporate Boards

Speaker: Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire,

Berkhemer Clayton Inc.

Sponsor: Town Hall Los Angeles

Noon

515 S. Flower St., downtown Los Angeles

$25

(213) 628-8141

Holiday Party

Sponsor: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

5 p.m.

Castle Catering

50 E. Green St., Pasadena

$10 with unwrapped toy; $20 without toy

(626) 795-3355

Selling Is a Science

Sponsor: VEDC

6 p.m.

5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

Free

(818) 907-9922

Friday, Dec. 20

Startup Tax Deductions

Sponsor: Score of Greater Los Angeles

10:30 a.m.

330 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale

$60

(818) 552-3206

Saturday, Dec. 21

Survival in a Bad Economy

Sponsor: VEDC

9 a.m.

5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys

Free

(818) 907-9922

Tuesday, Jan. 7

How to Position Your Skill Set

Sponsor: Challenger Networking Group

Noon

Zen Buffet

21610 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills

$12.50 lunch

(818) 992-4270

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Networking Breakfast

Sponsor: Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

7 a.m.

Tournament Players Club at Valencia

26550 Heritage Lane

$25

(661) 702-6977

Business Over Breakfast

Sponsor: Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce

7:30 a.m.

Panera Bread

14708 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks

$25

(818) 906-1951

Thursday, Jan. 9

Breakfast Connection

Sponsor: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

7 a.m.

Courtyard by Marriott

180 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

$25 (Reservation required)

(626) 795-3355

Real Estate Investment, Development & Business Opportunities in Downtown Los Angeles

Sponsor: Downtown Center Business Improvement District

7 a.m.

J.W. Marriott

900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown Los Angeles

$200

(213) 624-2146

Networking Breakfast

Sponsor: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

7:30 a.m.

Seasons 52

1501 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica

$30

(310) 393-9825

Thirsty Thursday

Sponsor: Greater San Fernando Valley

Chamber of Commerce

5:30 p.m.

Buca di Beppo

17500 Ventura Blvd., Encino

Free

(818) 989-0300

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Business at Sunset

Sponsor: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

5:30 p.m.

Del Frisco’s Grille

1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica

$25

(310) 393-9825

Thursday, Jan. 16

Economic Forecast

Sponsor: Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce

7:30 a.m.

Town Center Hall

11740 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs

$110

(562) 944-1616

Business Luncheon

Sponsor: Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce

11:30 a.m.

Sportsmen’s Lodge

14016 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks

$35

(818) 769-4700

Lunch & Learn

Sponsor: Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

1:30 p.m.

104 S. First St.

$15

(626) 282-8481

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Speed Networking

Sponsor: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

6 p.m.

1234 Sixth St., Santa Monica

$25

(310) 393-9825

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