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There are plenty of opportunities for business men and women to network and get involved in their community, or to improve their skills and understanding of issues impacting themselves or their business. Here are a few options:
Wednesday from 8:30-11 a.m., the Long Beach Water Department, in cooperation with other firms and public agencies, presents, “Simple Solutions To Save Money On Utilities.” The forum at the Water Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo Ave., discusses the availability of incentives to help businesses same money on energy, water and sewer bills. There are plenty of success stories showing companies saving more than 20 percent on irrigation costs and water consumption, among other items. No cost. Call 562/570-2308 to reserve a seat.
Mayor Bob Foster is the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Long Beach Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Events Center, 4101 E. Willow St. Cost is $20 for members; $30 for non members. To reserve a seat, call Jeff Boy at 562/673-9036. For information about the group, visit www.wcrlongbeach.com.
Peter Davis, the assistant superintendent of secondary schools for the Long Beach Unified School District, discusses how the district is “developing curriculum and classroom experiences so students are ready for college, the workplace” or starting their own business. Presented by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forbidden City restaurant, 6380-A E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Marina Pacifica shopping center. Cost: $15 chamber members; $30 non members. For more information, visit: www.lbchamber.com/events or call Joel Perler, 562/590-9234.
Long Beach-Qingdao Sister City Association presents its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year from 5-7 p.m. at Forbidden City restaurant, 6380-A E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Marina Pacifica shopping center. The event’s agenda includes: learning ancient traditions of welcoming in the Chinese New Year; enjoying Chinese arts and entertainment; meeting representatives from the People’s Republic of China Consulate, Los Angeles; a silent auction on items from China; and much more. The cost is $45 for adults. For more information, visit www.lbqa.org or call David Zanatta at 562/244-7644.
The 6th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar is being held at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented with the Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation, the event includes lectures and screenings for items such as blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and more. Cost: $25. For more information, call 888/794-9466.