The Women’s Business Connection of Chester County’s Business Card Exchange is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Downingtown Country Club, Downingtown. Admission is free to those who RSVP by Jan. 26. Members who bring a non-member will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Non-members who join at the event on Jan. 26, and the referring member, will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Non-members who join at the event on Jan. 26, and the referring member, also each get one free lunch to be used in February or March. Admission is $5 for member walk-ins and $10 for non-member walk-ins. Members may RSVP online or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-members may RSVP at email@example.com for free.
The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Lunch and Conversation with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Concord Country Club, 1601 Wilmington Pike, West Chester. Registration is required. The cost is $45 for members and $60 for general admission. For more information, visit the chamber website at www.cccbi.org or contact Danielle Vetter, director of event planning, at 610-725-9100, extension 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 32,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Main Line Health Center at Exton Square is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. The Main Line Health Center at Exton Square is next to J.C. Penney on the mall’s lower level.
The Women Influencing Business Committee is holding a Team Building Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Penn Oaks Golf Club. Coach, inspirational speaker and author Jen Croneberger leads the discussion. Group discounts are available. For more information, visit www.cccbi.org/event/team-building-breakfast.
The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Team-Building Breakfast is set for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Penn Oaks Golf Club, ?150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester. The interactive seminar will be led by Jen Croneberger, a coach, inspirational speaker and author. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for general admission. The group-discount price for three or more people is $20, but attendees must call ahead to receive the discount. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Chester County Food Bank. For more information, visit the chamber website at www.cccbi.org or contact Danielle Vetter, director of event planning, at 610-725-9100, extension 12, or email@example.com.
The State of the County, presented by Mary Francis McGarrity, director of business development, Chester County Economic Development Council, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Whitford Country Club, 600 Whitford Hills Road, Exton. McGarrity will speak about the economic status and development of Chester County and in particular the Exton region. Registration is required. Cost for members prepaying is $25, for members paying at the door is $30 and for non-members is $40. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s Business After Hours with Mykonos Inc. is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 493 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills. The event is for chamber members only. The cost is free.
The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza is set for 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Fairfield Shopping Center, 123 E. Swedesford Road, Exton. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
Chester County SCORE and West Chester University’s Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center will sponsor a free seminar “Hiring — What Do I Need to Know?” presented by Ann Ferrara, a sales consultant at Paychex, from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the West Chester University Cottrell Center, 1160 McDermott Drive, West Chester. Topics include what employment paperwork is required, when it must be filed, how to protect yourself from a bad hire, common pitfalls and the need for employee handbooks. Registration is recommended and available online at chestercounty.score.org/localworkshops.
The Singles Elegant Valentine’s Social — Peppercorn is set for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at The Tavern Room @ Peppercorn, 503 W. Lancaster Ave. (Route 30), Wayne. The gathering will provide an opportunity for social networking with other like-minded singles at an elegant cocktail-hour social. Cash bar with Happy Hour extended until 8 p.m. Membership is not required. Admission is $18. The event is sponsored by Professional and Business Singles Network. For more information, call 610-353-5544 or visit www.PBSNinfo.com.
The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Regus is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 600 Eagleview Blvd., Suite 300, Exton. The ceremony is catered by Liberty Union. Regus’ new Exton business hub features offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, video-conferencing and an administrative staff. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s Town Hall with Alex Halper, director of government affairs for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. at Downingtown Country Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Downingtown. Halper will provide a preview of what to expect with the legislative agenda in Harrisburg this year, discuss some top public policy priorities and give an overview of the political landscape in Harrisburg prior to the campaign season. The fee is $25 for members and $40 for general admission. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Jester Family Chiropractic is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at 620 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester. The ceremony will be attended by Mayor Carolyn Comitta, Jester Family Chiropractic doctors and staff, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Stump from Bryn Mawr Trust, Valerie Jester from Brandywine Capital, and others. The ceremony also marks the practice’s 10th year serving the West Chester community.
The Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry’s Legislative Board Dinner is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at ?Applebrook Golf Club, 100 Line Road, Malvern. This event brings together chamber leaders and the Chester County elected delegation for conversation and dinner. Attendance is by invitation only. Contact Danielle Vetter at 610-725-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s New Member Welcome Luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the chamber’s office, 185 Exton Square Mall, Exton. Registration is required. There is no cost for new members. Non-members and current members may attend for $10. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce’s Business Success Seminar with Constant Contact’s Randi Penfil is set for 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Exton Square Mall Community Room, 185 Exton Square Mall, Exton. Penfil will discuss why your e-mail doesn’t get opened and what you can do about it. Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30 a.m.; the program begins promptly at 8 a.m. and concludes by 10 a.m. Registration is required. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for general admission. For more information, visit www.ercc.net.
These are reoccurring business- and consumer-related events taking place in Chester County and the region:
Le Tip of Thorndale meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays at the Thorndale Inn, 430 Bondsville Road (Route 340) in Thorndale. Lunch is free to all first-time guests.
Le Tip allows only one representative from each given professional category to join each chapter. To find out if your category has already been taken, visit www.thorndaleletip.com or call Sally McQuail at 610-269-5216 for more information.
Great Valley LeTip meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry, 1600 Paoli Pike, Malvern.
For details, visit www.letipgreatvalley.com or call 610-857-2122.
Great Valley Toastmasters Club, part of Toastmasters International, an organization dedicated to speaking and leadership development, meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the East Whiteland Township Building, 209 Conestoga Road, Malvern.
For more details, e-mail email@example.com or call Glenn Brown at 610-889-7467.
LeTip Chester County East meets from 7:01 to 8:31 a.m. Tuesdays at the Wyndham Garden Exton, 815 N. Pottstown Pike in Uwchlan. Breakfast is free for first-time visitors.
For details, call 610-572-3722, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.letipcce.com.
The Phoenixville Tech Group has resumed weekly meetings at Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave.
Meetings will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. most Tuesdays in the library’s Community Education Room. Glenn Musser is the group facilitator.
The Phoenixville Tech Group brings technology users together to share knowledge and experience. The group is particularly interested in helping those who have limited or no experience with computers. The group is free and open to the public.
More information about the group, including meeting topics, is available at phoenixvilletg.com or by e-mail at Glenn@SeniorTechGroup.com.
BNI (Business Networking International) West Chester meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the West Chester Diner, 1147 West Chester Pike.
For more details, contact Jeremy at 484-459-4940 or email@example.com.
Le Tip of Exton, a professional referral networking group, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Brickside Grille in Eagleview, 540 Wellington Square, Exton.
Le Tip allows only one representative from each given professional category to join each chapter. To find out if your category has already been taken, visit www.LeTipofExtonPA.com or call Danielle Yoch at 610-234-0905 for more information.
To be listed in the Business Datebook, send listing information to firstname.lastname@example.org.