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

Business advocate to meet Chino Valley chamber

Lucy Dunn, CEO of the Orange County Business Council, is the scheduled speaker for Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce’s next “Build Your Business” networking breakfast.

The gathering is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Kalter Financial, 15302. Central Ave. in Chino. Admission will cost $3 for chamber members and $5 for others.
Dunn’s appearance is the first of the Chino Valley chamber’s 11-week series of Build Your Business breakfasts.

Information: 909-627-6177

Networking group to hold Visitor’s Day in Rancho Cucamonga

BNI, a global networking organization focused on business referrals among members, is planning a Visitor’s Day for its Business Builders Chapter on May 10 in Rancho Cucamonga.

The organization generated more than 6.2 million referrals for its members in 2010, leading to about $2.6 billion of business, according to the group.

Tony Dalia, BNI executive director, will speak at the event on BNI’s word-of-mouth marketing philosophy. The meeting is planned from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Carrow’s Restaurant, 11669 Foothill Blvd.

To make reservations, contact Nick Saucedo Jr. at 626-484-4129. For more information on BNI, visit