Claremont chamber invites young professional to networking event

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s next young professionals networking event is scheduled for Feb. 16.

Attendees must be no older than 40 years of age and an active member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

The networking event is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pizza ‘n’ Such, 202 Yale Ave., Claremont.


Marketing consultant to lead San Bernardino workshop

Weklar Consulting Group president Diane Weklar is scheduled to lead workshop focused on accelerating business growth.

The workshop is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Office of Business Development, 201-B N. E Street, Suite 200, San Bernardino.

Information: 909-963-5026 or

New meeting location for construction group’s meeting

The Inland Empire chapter of National Association of Women in Construction has a new location for its February meeting.

The meeting’s featured speaker Christopher M. Myers of C.W. Driver Builders, is scheduled to discuss the U.S. Small Business Administration’s mentorship program. The mentorship program allows minority-owned small businesses and other firms meeting certain criteria to partner with larger companies when bidding for federal contracts.

The meeting is now scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Hilton Garden Inn, 11481 Mission Vista Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.

Admission will cost $25.

Information and reservations: 909-982-7911 or call Deloris Whelchel at 909-987-5575. E-mail reservations may be sent to

Women’s construction group to talk mentoring

The Inland Valley chapter of National Association of Women in Construction plan to welcome project manager Christopher M. Myers as the featured speaker at the group’s February meeting.
Myers is a project manager for C.W. Driver Builders, which is based in Ontario.

The U.S. Small Business Association’s Mentor-Protg Program is scheduled as the meeting’s featured topic. The program is designed to help small companies bid for federal contracts by allowing those companies to partner with larger firms.

The Mentor-Protg Program is open to minority business owners and others who meet the government’s criteria for being a “socially and economically disadvantaged individual”.

Admission will cost $25. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 7.

Information: 909-982-7911 or call Deloris Whelchel at 909-987-5575. Email reservations may be sent to

“Catch Me If You Can” subject to speak in Ontario

Frank Abagnale, the former con artist whose life was depicted in the Steven Spielberg film “Catch Me If You Can” is scheduled to provide advice on how to identify and prevent fraud.

Abagnale will discuss identity theft, computer fraud, embezzlement and related topics during a speech scheduled to take place Tuesday. U.S. Bank is hosting Abegnale’s visit.

The seminar is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Doubletree by Hilton Ontario Airport, 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario. There is no admission fee but registration is required.

To RSVP, email Christine Howard at

Sen. Dutton to speak at San Bernardino chamber meeting

State Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, is scheduled to speak at the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast.

Dutton is scheduled to address political issues affecting business and his views on how redistricting may affect the Legislature. Dutton, facing term limits in the State Senate, is running for an Assembly seat against Mike Morrell, a Republican who represents the Rancho Cucamonga area in the state’s lower house.

The San Bernardino chamber’s breakfast is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Shandin Hills Golf Club, 3380 Little Mountain Drive, San Bernardino. Admission will cost $25.
Information: 909-885-7515

IRS speaker to meet with tax consultants

The California Society of Tax Consultants, Inland Empire Chapter plan to welcome Amy Smith of the Internal Revenue Service as the featured speaker for the group’s next meeting.

Smith is scheduled to provide an update of federal tax issues.

The meeting, which includes dinner, is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at DoubleTree Hotel Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Boulevard.

Admission will cost $30 for chapter members with timely reservations, $45 for first-time guests with reservations or $45 for others.

For reservations, call: 888-853-9670.

For information, call or email Randi Stern at 909-597-2721 or

Pomona chamber chief pledges to “get in the ring” with Sugar Shane Mosley

Pomona Chamber of Commerce executive director Frank Garcia said he will get in the ring with Pomona native and champion boxer Sugar Shane Mosley.

Garcia, said however, that the event won’t follow traditional boxing rules.

“The only way they’re going to let me get in the ring is, we have to wear these huge gloves,” Garcia said, referring to

Garcia vs. Mosley is set to take part during the chamber’s Thursday Wednesday mixer. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Diamond’s Love Foundation, 127 E. Commercial St., Pomona.

Information: 909-622-9092.

Pomona chamber schedules networking lunch

The Pomona Chamber of Commerce’s next networking luncheon is scheduled to take place Wednesday at Coco Palm Restaurant.

Admission will cost $15 for chamber members and $20 for others.

The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Coco Palm Restaurant is at 1600 Fairplex Dr., Pomona.

Information: (909) 622-8484

Local businesses invited to procurement conference

>Small businesses seeking to offer products and services to government agencies and utilities are invited to attend the Inland Empire Procurement Expo.

The event’s schedule also includes workshops on how small businesses can obtain financing and use social media to promote their companies.

The procurement expo is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Inland Empire Regional Center, 1365 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino.

Information: Call Sheila Futch at the offices of Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter at 909-820-5008.