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October 31, 2000


* Entrepreneur's series workshops will be offered by the Valley Economic Development Center and the Chatsworth / Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce. The weekly sessions meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, through Dec. 17, at 12502 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 119, Pacoima.

The series, held in Spanish, is designed for those who want to start their own business. To register, call (818) 834-9860.

A series for small-business owners seeking to improve their business skills will start Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and meet one night a week through Dec. 20 at 4717 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, on the second floor. To register, call (818) 907-9977.

The programs are free to qualified individuals.

* JVS is offering an eight-week workshop for mature workers changing careers, beginning Thursday. The workshops will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at JVS, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.

For information, call (818) 464-3222.

* Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. will hold its 12th annual business forecast conference from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the grand ballroom of the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Three panels of experts will address issues of business and government, work force and technology.

Admission for the day of seminars and exhibits is $125. Lunch only is $65.

For reservations, call (818) 226-6466.

* The city of Santa Clarita will hold its sixth annual vendor breakfast seminar to inform local service and product vendors about business opportunities, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 9, at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita.

To register, call (661) 286-4187 or visit the Web site at

For information, contact Robert Michler at (661) 286-4187.

* Professionals in Human Resources Assn. will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Cost varies from $24 to $31.

For reservations, call (818) 989-6555 or visit the Web site at

* Woodbury University is hosting the fifth annual Worldwide Lessons in Leadership Series, a live satellite broadcast featuring Nelson Mandela and business leaders and authors, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Pickwick Conference Center, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Fees are $159 to $199.

For reservations, call (800) 689-9771 or register online at

* Cal State Northridge Extension offers a variety of business and computer classes for the community. Classes are held on the CSUN campus, 18111 Nordhoff St.

For information, call (818) 677-2504.

For a catalog, call (818) 677-2504 or (818) 677-2644, or e-mail


* Ike Krieger's Closers Club for sales and marketing professionals meets Mondays from 7 to 9 a.m. and Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at 7949 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. For information, call (818) 997-7575.

* Business Network International meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Marie Callender's, Fallbrook Mall, West Hills. For information, call Bruce Warder at (818) 705-0184.

* Professionals Exchanging Business meets Tuesdays at 7:10 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, Calabasas Commons, 4783 Commons Way. For information, call Ken Abramson at (818) 701-7510.

* The Premier Business Xchange meets for breakfast Tuesdays at 7:15 at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Bring 50 business cards. For reservations and information, call (818) 832-1463.

* BizNet OnLine magazine holds a networking breakfast Tuesdays from 8 to 9:30 at Denny's, 9001 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Members pay $9, nonmembers $10. Make reservations online at For information, call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6.

* Tugnet, a computer-users network, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Admission for nonmembers is $3. For information, call (818) 884-9441 or visit the Web site at

* The Calabasas chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, Calabasas Commons, 4783 Commons Way. Breakfast is $8. For information, call Marie White at (818) 597-9668.

* The Business Exchange Group meets Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Callender's, 6633 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. For reservations, call (818) 377-5851.

* The Executives' Assn. of the San Fernando Valley meets Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at the Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. For information call (818) 703-6161.

* The Northridge chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club meets Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff St., Northridge. For information, call (800) 767-7337.

* The Woodland Hills Leads Club meets Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler's Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. For information, call Gary Rich at (818) 906-7356.

* Le Tip-Studio City meets Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Callender's restaurant, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For information, call (818) 219-7454 or (323) 874-8840.

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