Hosted by Orange Coast magazine, this is a great Spring 2023 event to celebrate all of the great women thriving in local Orange County businesses. It will be a mix of networking, lunch, guest speakers, and question & answers sessions with women featured in the March issue of Orange Coast magazine. Prices range from $75 for an early bird purchase of a single ticket to $855 for a table of 10 with all of the best bells and whistles. Check out the event’s website for more, and see the video below for some snippets from the 2022 luncheon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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With the new year comes new business and networking opportunities. To help your business thrive, check our January 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar. This is your go-to guide for great business events in Orange County, CA.
Here are ten great opportunities to network, learn, and have fun with your fellow members of the OC business community:
In this class, you will discover why social media matters and how social media works. You will also learn how to get your business on social media. Essential questions, such as using Facebook or Instagram and what you should post, will also be answered.
In this networking and socializing event, you can discuss your big business plans for 2022 and how you and other attendees can support each other’s businesses.
This event is organized by Ladies First Tuesday Networking. It is a group for women who are looking to connect, refer, and work with other business professionals. As the name implies, they meet on the first Tuesday of the month.
Orange County Professional Networking for Targeted Business Referrals
When: January 7th from 7:00 am – 8:30 am (Every week on Friday)
Where: Online Meeting (Live)
Don’t miss out on the importance of getting referrals from your fellow professionals. Taking part in this event will help you witness and understand the power of referral marketing.
This event is organized by South OC Business Networking Leaders, which is comprised of business owners and professionals who want to work on expanding their business while surrounded by like minded individuals.
Where: Irvine CA (details available after RSVP), Cash Bar
An opportunity to meet fellow Stanford entrepreneurs, start-up enthusiasts, and investors. You can mingle and discuss the latest start-up trends, news, investing opportunities, local companies, and future activities.
Virtual Speed Networking
When: January 17th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Connect with industry leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs nationally. This is a unique virtual event where you will experience fast, fun, and effective ways to make quality business connections.
Organized by the Social Register Network, a premier business networking organization. It specializes in delivering programs and events to support the ongoing success of businesspeople of all types.
Participating in this event will help you become a part of an exceptional business network. There, you will build key relationships that will help you accelerate your business growth. You will also get introduced to top investors and entrepreneurs in the country. Top speakers, trainers, and thought leaders will provide you with exceptional training.
One time preview fee: $2,997
Jumpstart Your 2022 Marketing Plan – A Strategy Class to Grow Your Business
When: January 19th from 11:00 am
Where: Zoom Webinar
This workshop will aid you in planning your 2022 marketing goals and finding out how to best achieve them using advanced digital tools. You will also learn how to identify and set marketing goals and develop a successful strategy. As a bonus, you will get a free Marketing Checklist to help you plan a more successful marketing strategy in 2022!
Liz Harsch of Tailor-Made Advertising is the presenter. She has been helping small businesses get the most out of their marketing efforts since 1988. Liz has been awarded by Constant Contact as an All Star e-mail Marketer. She is also Master Certified and an Authorized Local Expert to present marketing, e-mail marketing, and social media workshops.
This event takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. There, you will have an opportunity to get to know other businesses and expand your own business. You will get to share information about your business and also hear about what other local businesses are doing.
An exclusive, members-only dinner with other local movers and shakers. Networking events like these can take your career to the next level!
The event is free for members to attend. Network After Work is a leader in networking events. Becoming a member will give you access to various networking opportunities and live workshops each month.
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Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events
The end of the month is coming fast and it’s time for the December Orange County Business Networking & Events Calendar – your premier guide to this month’s best opportunities to mingle with Orange County’s best. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, network, and pitch your products, services, or great ideas – so strap yourself in and get ready for the best business events of December across Irvine, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and beyond.
The Orange Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Group convenes every first and third Wednesday of the month. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs and share ideas, find leads, and make connections. Tickets cost $20 for Commerce members and $30 for non-members and can be bought here.
Shawn Andrews from Andrews Research International and author of The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide, will be leading a discussion on ways that women sometimes hold themselves back in their professional lives. The event costs $8 to join.
Hosted by the Modeling Network, this is an opportunity for models, actors, photographers, agents, agencies, influencers, and those looking to get into the beauty and fashion industries to meet and mingle among great cocktails and a great environment.
The Orange County Children’s Museum Youth Market is an opportunity for local children to refine their business skills by setting up a booth and selling their products to guests at the market. If you have a young entrepreneur in your family be sure to sign up, and if you want to support our county’s youngest business people be sure to stop by. Booths cost $20.
Hosted by business coach and investor Lakshman Singh, this is an opportunity to learn anything and everything about fostering a successful startup business. Tickets range from $30 to $75 and can be purchased on Eventbrite here.
The OC Iranian American Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party is finally here. This fun event will include dinner, drinks, music, and some standup comedy and is a great opportunity to celebrate all of the winter holidays. Tickets cost $150 for members of the OCIACC and $175 for non-members, with the proceeds supporting the OCIACC’s ongoing work to assist the local Iranian American business community. (Tables of 10 cost $1,400 for members, and $1,600 for non-members.)
Hosted by the TIE SoCal Angels, this all day event involves workshops, panel discussions, speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Tickets cost $75 for TIE Socal Angels members, $125 for non-members, and $175 for non-members with a one year membership to the group included.
Irvine and Orange County’s best salespeople meet monthly to share leads, make strategic contacts, and learn from each other. Participation is limited to Chamber of Commerce members, (although non-members may attend once only for a $25 fee), and only one person is allowed to participate from each industry.
Hosted by Jim Chamberlain of SCORE, this is a great opportunity to learn how to create a masterful business plan – a crucial thing for all entrepreneurs to know. In particular, the three financial statements will be discussed. Speaking of which, if you want to learn about financial statements, check out our incredible blog post which will explain everything you need to know.
A great opportunity to mingle with marketing and communications professionals, this great event involves a three course dinner, random drawings, and a chance for some serious networking. Tickets are $25 for IABC members and $50 for non-members.
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Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events
Welcome to My OC Bookkeeper’s November 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar, your premier guide for great business events in Orange County, CA. There’s a lot of great opportunities to mingle with SoCal’s best this month everywhere from Santa Ana, to Irvine, to the comfort of your own home, so don’t miss out. Read on for ten great opportunities to network, learn, and have fun amongst fellow members of the OC business community.
A great opportunity for both those looking for jobs and those looking for qualified new employees in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Upland, Ontario, Montclair, Claremont, Rialto, Chino, and the surrounding areas.
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s premier lead generation and referral network. Participation limited to one person per industry and free to Chamber of Commerce members. Visitors may attend one time only for $25.
Hosted by the Relationship Building Network, a great opportunity to network and provide a 30 second intro to your business to a dynamic group of local business participants. Tickets are $40 for RBN Members and $45 for non-members. Lunch will be served but guests are limited to 35 so sign up soon.
So there you have it – the November 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar. A lot of great chances to mingle with and learn from Orange County’s finest. Know of a great local event that we should add to our list? Reach out to us and let us know!
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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
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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The time has come for My OC Bookkeeper’s August 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.
Business and Bagels Networking OC
When: Every Monday in August at 8 AM
Where: Locations to be determined.
A group of professionals seeking referrals and mutual learning while enjoying fresh bagels on Monday mornings. The first trip is free, and tickets cost $5 per meeting thereafter.
Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA
A great opportunity to do some mingling with some great Orange County professionals. Participants are advised to prepare a 15 second introduction of what they do, and have ample of business cards to distribute. Tickets are $20.
Where: Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA
Networking for business owners who want to expand through referrals with other local businesses. Once a business category is represented by a member new networkers from that industry are not allowed to join – so be sure to check closely to see if your business is eligible. Tickets are free of cost.
Where: The Cove, 5141 California Avenue, Irvine, CA 92697
With members of the famous Tech Coast Angels and local investors throughout the crowd, the event will include a number of speakers and round-tables on various industry as well as ample opportunity for networking. Regular tickets cost $30 with product demo tables costing $100.
Where: The Sheraton San Gabriel Hotel, 303 East Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776
A great opportunity for job seekers speaking both English and Chinese. In addition to recruiters from wide ranging companies, the fair offers free resume editing services, free head shots, and free career consultations. Tickets are free.
Where: Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Ellevate Network’s mission is to help women thrive in the workplace. One of the ways they work towards this is through setting up great networking events. This event is for women professionals who want to interact with as many people as possible in a short period of time. Tickets are $20 for Ellevate members and $60 for nonmembers.
Creative cocktails, casual conversation, and great professionals from all around Orange County at an event hosted by Network After Work. Complementary appetizers and drink specials included. Tickets start at $20 at the door and $15 in advance.
Where: The Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine CA, 92612
An opportunity to meet with job seekers and hiring managers from wide ranging companies from around Southern California. Tickets are completely free.
Orange County Speed Networking
When: August 30th at 7 pm
Where: The Country Club, 330 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
As described by the group, speed networking is like speed dating but without the dates, and a great way to meet a large number of professionals in a short period of time. You will spend 5 – 6 minutes chatting with each professional and simply mark on a card who you would like to follow up with. Tickets cost $21.50 until August 23rd and $26 thereafter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.