2017-12-27 / Observer Business

Business Planner

Compiled by Anne Dalton

JAN. 4

Southport and Midlothian Business Alliance Networking Social, 5:30-7 p.m., The Flyin’ Pig, 13560 Waterford Place. The Greater Southport Business Association and the Midlothian Business Alliance co-host their first networking social of the year.

JAN. 8

Resume Workshop, 11 a.m.-noon, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Learn how to create a successful, concise and effective resume. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

JAN. 10

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Hear from special guest Brig. Gen. Linda S. Hurry, commander of Defense Supply Center Richmond and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Richmond. Registration recommended. $20/members, $35/nonmembers by Jan. 5; $25/ members, $40/nonmembers by Jan. 9; $35/members, $45/nonmembers at the door. 748-6364, ext. 2,

JAN. 12

How to Start Your Own Small Business, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, 720 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 300. In a lecture and open discussion format with other entrepreneurs and local, experienced small-business professionals, learn about writing an effective business plan, website design strategies, choosing the right legal structure, proper business insurance, successful marketing plans, and much more. A SCORE Workshop. Registration required. Includes lunch. $90, add a business partner for $50. 350-3569,

JAN. 18

Economic Development Authority monthly meeting, 3-4 p.m., Chesterfield Economic Development, 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B. The Chesterfield Economic Development Authority works in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development to help create new jobs, expand the tax base and diversify the economy of Chesterfield County. 318-8550,

JAN. 25

Meet the President: Coffee and Conversations with Danielle Fitz-Hugh, 7:30-9 a.m., Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, 1365 Carmia Way. Get to know the new president of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and her vision for the chamber. Presented by the Women’s Business Council. Registration required. Free/chamber members and guests, $10/nonmembers. 748-6364 ext. 2,

JAN. 27

Professional Practices for Artists, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Learn how to document, market, exhibit and sell your art in a professional manner, from writing an artist’s statement to approaching galleries. Lunch provided. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

JAN. 30

Perfect Your Pitch, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. In this interactive workshop, presentation coach Joan Bowling will help participants create engaging, conversational pitches that will open the door to sales and success. A SCORE Workshop. Registration required. $25. 350-3569,

Have a business event coming up? Please email your event information, along with a contact name and number, to, mail them to P.O. Box 1616, Midlothian, VA 23113, or fax them to 744-3269.

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