May 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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Today, you can create new business connections in various ways. Whether through attending meetings or just grabbing a cup of coffee, business networking opportunities are endless. To help you make the most of every chance, we have put together a guide to the most important business events in May 2022. It will help you organize your schedule and prepare yourself.

Here are some of the best networking and business events not to be missed this month in Orange County.

Business Networking LeTip of Anaheim

When: May 18th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Anaheim Downtown Community Center

This is a category-exclusive business networking group. They have weekly meetings to provide members and guests the opportunity to promote their services and network with other business owners, executives, and community leaders.

Fees per meeting: $20

Veteran Business Network Mixer – May 2022

When: May 19th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291

A chance to reach out and network with fellow veterans in the business community. There, you can build lasting professional relationships to help your business, You can also help other veterans in their careers.

Free to attend.

Monthly Coffee Club & Market Update

When: May 21st from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Jonathan Lien

Sample a new coffee roast and enjoy a casual market update with leading industry insight. You can also share ideas and learn more from other investors. Topics discussed include, equities, fixed income, real estate, interest rates, inflation, and more.

The 2022 So Cal Professionals Networking Mixer

When: May 22nd from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Where: Legacy Nightclub and Lounge

Enjoy an evening of networking with like-minded professionals in the fields of tech, real estate, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, business, media, and law.

Tickets: $20

OCEAN Networking Event

When: May 24th from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Where: 5151 California Ave

The monthly networking events of Orange County Executives And Networkers (OCEAN) are back.

The proceeds of this event support local non-profits: RiteCare of OC and ProgressWorks.

Tickets: $10

Network After Work

When: May 25th from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where: Kitsch Bar

An night on the town with local business owners and professionals of all stripes. Networking here is not limited to one type of industry. You can expect to see an array of different industries throughout the event.

This is an exclusive, members-only event.

Tickets: $15 – $39

Orange County Career Fair – Virtual Job Fair

When: May 26th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Online

A unique opportunity to meet in online interviews with decision-makers from a wide range of nationally recognized companies.

Free Attendance for Candidates!

The Young Entrepreneur Meetup Group

When: May 26th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Santa Ana, CA

During these meetings, you will learn how to create a sustainable, scalable, profitable business plan. The group meets a couple of times a month to kick around business ideas, talk shop with fellow business people, collaborate, and sort ideas in an environment characterized by group support.

Free to attend.

Found anything interesting? Mark your calendar and prepare your schedule for the business events you want to attend. To help you master the art of networking, here are a few tips. Are there any interesting business events that you think we have missed? You can add them in the comments section.

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April 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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Orange County Networking Events for You – April 2022

In today’s fast-moving business world, networking is essential. Attending networking events can provide your business with the opportunity it needs to thrive. It is a great chance to learn, socialize and connect with fellow members of the Orange County business community.

Trying to keep up with all of the great OC events can be overwhelming. To make it easier for you, we have put together a guide of the most important business events in April 2022. So, mark your calendar and prepare your schedule.

Here are the top ten greatest networking events not to be missed this month in Orange County.

ABAOC-CAN: Business Networking Breakfast

When: April 13th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim

The Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) is a non-profit that was built to provide the Asian American community opportunities to gain access to economic advancement.

Member (breakfast included) – FREE                

Non-member (breakfast included) – $30 

Non-member (NO breakfast) – FREE

Business Networking LeTip of Anaheim

When: April 13th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Downtown Anaheim Community Center

This is a category-exclusive business networking group. They organize weekly meetings to provide members and guests with the opportunity to build their business, strengthen their brand, and find new clients Tickets: $20

THRIVE: A Women’s Perspective on Entrepreneurship

When: April 14th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa

Network with other inspiring and impactful women and learn how to expand your business. Tickets: General Admission $100

April 2022 Networking Luncheon

When: April 20th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: The Capital Grille

This event is organized by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Build new business connections in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

Fees: $40 for Members  $50 for potential Members

Orange Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Group

When: April 20th from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Tartan Room

A excellent opportunity learn about other businesses and help your own business grow. Each attendee will have a chance to describe what it is that they do. Tickets: $20 for Members ($30 for Non-Members)

Orange County Career Fair & Virtual Job Fair

When: April 21st from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

A unique opportunity to meet one-on-one in online chats with local and national decision-makers from well-recognized companies.

Anaheim Chamber After Hours Mixer

When: April 21st from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Where: Poppy & Seed

A fun and social evening of business networking and meeting people that have a business in Anaheim. Attendees comes from wide ranging backgrounds.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $30

Network After Work Orange County

When: April 27th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Kenwood’s Kitchen and Tap

Enjoy a night on the town with professionals and business owners of all stripes. Become a part of the conversation and take your business to the next level. All manner of industries are welcome!

Tickets: Free for Members (Membership: $39 per year)

State of the County 2022

When: April 28th from 8:00 AM to 9:30AM

Where: This event will be hosted via zoom.

Get the most up to date information on Orange County’s current economic outlook and forecast. You will also learn about what Orange County is doing to support local businesses and the resources available for local businesses.

OCEAN (Orange County Executives And Networkers) Networking Event

When: April 28th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: 5151 California Ave

A fun networking event for business-minded people.

Proceeds support local non-profits: RiteCare of OC & ProgressWorks

Tickets: $10

So, there you have it. The top ten networking events to attend this month in Orange County, CA. Mark your calendars and get ready to build new business connections. Finding out about business events is one thing. Networking successfully at these events is a different story. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to network at business events.

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March 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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The Best Networking Opportunities in Orange County in March 2022

We are living in an exciting era of networking and business opportunities in Orange County. Whether online or in-person, spreading the word about your business has never been easier. To help you plan ahead, we have put together this calendar of not to be missed events in March 2022.

Here are ten great opportunities to network, learn, and help your business to thrive.

ACG OC – Women in Leadership Power Lunch

When: March 3rd from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Where: Capital Grill

ACG Orange County is a great source for meeting up with people interested in making investments and building middle-market companies.

Santa Ana Young Entrepreneurs

When: March 4th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Logical Thinking For Business Owners

If you are learning the skills of business ownership or are in the preliminary stages, this event is for you. As a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group, you will meet a couple of times a month with like-minded people to brainstorm business ideas, talk and collaborate.

This event is free to attend.

Climate Day at Expo West 2022

When: March 8th from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center

This event will help your business build the connections needed to make climate actions possible. Join industry leaders for inspirational keynotes and get real-world advice you can use. Space is limited, so act now!

Mission Viejo Networking In-Person Meetup

When: March 8th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Union Market at Kaleidoscope

This event is not about passing and collecting business cards. It is about building and nurturing real business relationships.

This event is free to attend.

Grow Your Business Networking

When: March 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Country Club Drive

Network In Action is starting a new group in the Mission Viejo area. They provide networking, masterminding, social media marketing, and entrepreneurial training opportunities. All this will help you grow your business in whatever direction you need.

This event is free to attend.

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Start-up CPG Alley Rally at Expo West

When: March 10th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Bowlero Anaheim

Celebrate with us the first return of Startup CPG to Anaheim since 2019 in this fun-filled soiree and networking event. Startup CPG is the national network for emerging brands working toward improving the world’s food system. There will be a dedicated area for Backpack Brands; these are the products / founders who are too early/small to have a booth at the Expo. There, they will show off their samples/prototypes.

Tickets: $35 – $65

Start-ups Fund Raising Program

When: March 12th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Online Event

Learn how to raise funds for your Start-up business. Event host, Lakshman Singh is a start-ups mentor. He has more than a decade of extensive experience in the field.

Tickets: $30 – $75

Irvine Virtual Job Fair

When: March 14th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

Each year, JobFairX helps thousands of seekers find their next career move. Past participants have included Apple, Amazon, and the TSA. Whether you are looking for a new career move or just curious about the job market, this event is for you.

Business Networking 1 Day Training

When: March 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Regus – California, Irvine – Irvine Spectrum

A training session focused on improving your networking skills and successfully developing a network of business connections. You will also learn the tools and techniques to plan a successful, strategic approach to networking and develop your personal communication skills. This will help you build effective business relationships.

Network After Work

When: March 24th from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where: Descanso Restaurant

Network After Work is a leader in networking events. Join them for an evening on the town with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. There, you will have an opportunity to increase your brand’s visibility and build relationships with like-minded people.

This event is free for members to attend.

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February 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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Your One Stop Shop for Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events

What you know is critical when starting a business; however, who you know is also an essential part of the process. That is why networking plays a crucial role in business growth. You should take advantage of every chance you get to increase the visibility of your brand and help your business thrive. In Orange County, the networking opportunities are endless.

Here are 9 great opportunities to network with the Orange County business community, look for a new job, or learn from experts in their field.

Business Networking Group

When: February 2nd from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: Colleary’s Bistro & Spirits

Hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, this event occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. It is a great opportunity to get to know other businesses and spread the word about your own business. Everyone will have an opportunity to introduce their company to the group.

Pricing: $20 for Members and $30 for Non-Members

Power Networking Dinner

When: February 3rd from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Urban Workshop  

This event will help your business get seen, heard, and found. You will learn how to get your valuable message and mission out to the world. Tracy Hazzard, CEO and Founder of Podetize – the platform that covers video, podcast, blog, and social sharing, will provide an outline of what he believes are the key to creating successful content in the upcoming year.

Tickets: $25 – $35

The Santa Ana Young Entrepreneur

When: February 4th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Where:  525 Cabrillo Park Drive, Suite 280, Santa Ana, CA 92701

If you want to become self-employed and generate an income by solving problems this event is for you. This group of aspiring young business-minded individuals meets twice a month to learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful entrepreneur. During the meeting, you will brainstorm business ideas, talk shop with like-minded people, collaborate, provide referrals, and sort ideas in a supportive environment.

This event is free to attend.

How to Create Financial Freedom Workshop

When: February 7th at 6:30 PM

Where: 2111 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

This workshop will teach basic principles of saving money and help you to develop a growth plan. It will help you understand how money works. You will also learn easy ways to invest and generate other streams of income. You can also join the workshop via Zoom.

This workshop is free to attend.

Lunch & Learn with Steven Thomas

When: February 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Hot Rods & Handguns, Huntington Beach

Economist Steven Thomas will provide his outlook for the upcoming year during a ‘lunch and learn’ session. Topics include a general forecast for 2022 along with an update on the housing market.

This event is free to attend.

Irvine Virtual Job Fair

When: February 14th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

JobFairX assists people in finding their next great career move on an annual basis. Past employers at the Irvine fair have included the TSA, Apple, and Amazon.

Career Edge: Effective Business Communications

When: February 19th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Greater Irvine Chamber

In this event, you will learn the value of building critical thinking skills and how to apply these skills to individual and organizational situations. You will also explore the ethics and core values associated with decision-making. All this will help you gain confidence in tackling problems, developing alternatives, and assessing solutions and risks.

Free, but must register to attend.

New Year, New Rules for Growth

When: February 23rd from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Virtual

This event is being held by the Executive Next Practices Forum (also known as the ENP). It is a virtual event discussing the value of strategic retreats and is open to both guests and existing ENP members.

Free to attend.

Network After Work

When: February 23rd from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where:  Mesa Lounge, Costa Mesa

An evening out with Network After Work members only where you can increase your brand’s visibility, keep up with the latest trends, build business relationships and learn from experts across fields.

Free for Members

Membership: $39 per year to attend all events for free.

There you have it, My OC Bookkeeper’s February 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar. Know of a great event we missed? Let us know and we’ll add it. Who are we? We are Southern California’s premier bookkeeping, accounting, and outsourced CFO firm, so if you are looking for a partner to help your business thrive reach out to us today. Click on the surfer’s to learn more!

October 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar


August 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar

My OC Bookkeeper’s October 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar is fresh off the presses. Read on to see all of the exciting upcoming business events in Orange County, CA. And, if you are in need of a great full service bookkeeping and accounting team in Southern California, be sure to check out My OC Bookkeeper.

Orange County Business Connections Wine & Networking Night

When: October 5 at 5 pm and Nov 2 at 5 pm

Where: McClain Cellars, 849 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA

An opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, salespeople, and business owners in a beautiful setting. Tickets are free.

Three Keys to Turn a Struggling Business Into a Market Leader – Fullerton

When: October 14 at 10 am

Where: Online

An opportunity to learn from a mother-daughter team from Austria who have found what they think is the key to growing your business big.

Latinx Initiative (LXi) Virtual Conference (UCI)

When: October 15 from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Virtual

The University of Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business is hosting this inaugural event as an opportunity to hear from inspiring local Latinx business leaders. Registration is free and open to the public.

Placentia Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour Networking

When: Oct 15 from 4 – 6

Where: Stereo Brewing, 950 Via Rodeo Drive, Placentia, CA

The Placentia Chamber of Commerce is holding a cocktail hour where members can mingle and discuss business opportunities. The next such event won’t be until April, so don’t miss this chance.

Virtual Networking Meetup

When: October 19 11:20 am to 1:05 pm

Where: Online

An opportunity to share a little about your business to other local entrepreneurs, network, and gain from each others experience. Open to the public.

Veteran Business Support Event

When: October 21 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Where: Tierney Center for Veteran Services, Tustin

A discussion of the challenges that veteran business owners face, paired with tools and tips to facilitate success. Hosted by the Veterans in Business Network.

The Women in Business Awards

When: October 28 at 12 pm

Where: The Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA

Sponsored by the Orange County Business Journal, this is the 27th annual event celebrating women thriving in the world of Orange County business. Tickets are $175 and include a six month subscription to the OC Business Journal.

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July 2018 Orange County Business Networking & Events Calendar

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Networking and Business Events to Enjoy in Orange County, CA – July 2018

The time has come for My OC Bookkeeper’s July 2018 Orange County business networking and events calendar. Take a look for all kinds of great events for small business owners, professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Southern California.

Santa Ana Business Networking Referral Meeting

When: Every

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA

A great opportunity to meet and mingle with Orange County’s best professionals. Participants should prepare a 15 second introduction of their business or what they do, and have plenty of business cards to hand out. Tickets cost $20.

Huntington Beach Professional Networking Meetup

When: Every Tuesday in July from 7 AM to 9 AM

Where: Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA

Networking for owners of large and small businesses who want to grow their business through referrals with other local businesses. Once a business category is represented it other representatives of the industry are blocked from joining. Tickets are free.

The Heart Link Women’s Networking Group – Laguna Niguel Meetup 2nd Tuesday


Where: Member Dali’s Home in Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills

At the Heart Link Network you will meet women in business who are interested in developing relationships and sharing their products and services. The group attracts all kinds of entrepreneurial women who have a mutual respect and desire to support each other. The meeting begins with a delicious lunch followed by everyone getting three minutes to describe what they do to the group. Tickets cost $20.

Pro Speed Networking by Network After Work Orange County

When: Wed, July 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Industrious Irvine, 3333 Michelson Drive, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612

Network After Work is America’s largest face-to-face networking event organization. The networking process is designed to be extremely efficient: Each attendee indicates what industries they are most interested in connecting with when registering. Throughout the evening they will be seated at tables of 4 filled with attendees from those industries. Tickets range from $20 – $40.

Champions Summit Anaheim

When: Sat, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

At this exciting event, guests will learn tools and strategies that will help them to “master their mindset” so that they can push their business to the next level and beyond. Consultants all over the country have used what they have learned previous such events to grow their business and lead their teams to success. The host is Jerry Roisentul, a mindset and development success coach. Tickets range from $50 – $75.

Think Realty Conference & Expo – Irvine 2018

When: Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 8:30 AM – Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 9:00 AM

Where: Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

This event is for real estate entrepreneurs of all kinds. The theme for this year is technology and innovation. Saturday will include over 30 exhibitors who can provide participants with various tools and services strictly focused on helping them achieve the most they can as a real estate entrepreneurs. Saturday will also feature presentations from keynote speakers Sam Freshman and Bruce Norris, 6 additional educational sessions, lunch, and a local market panel, private lending panel, and technology panel. On Sunday the Think Realty coaches will walk investors through the five key components of successful real estate entrepreneurship. Tickets range from $35 – $55.

Network After Dark OC – Design and Entertainment

When: Thu, July 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Red Bar And Lounge, Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

A great networking opportunity for participants in the design and entertainment industries. In addition to networking several guest speakers will share their industry experiences and expertise. Tickets range from $15 – $250.

Network After Work at Play Costa Mesa


Where: 842 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA

A great networking opportunity for local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, it’s a perfect chance to enjoy introductions and conversations in a casual environment ideal for networking. Tickets cost $15.

There you have it. My OC Bookkeeper’s July 2018 Orange County business networking and events calendar. Be sure to come back next month for more great events. And keep reading the best accounting and tax blog in Orange County, CA. Speaking of which, if you are interested in learning the basic bookkeeping categories you should check out this blog post.

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