Events of interest to the Philadelphia-area business community.

To have your event included, e-mail Ron Vellozzi at rvellozzi@phillynews.com. Events should be open to the public. They should be free of charge unless sponsored by nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits' events should have fees of less than $100. Please include all of the following information: event description, sponsoring organization, date, location, time, plus a phone number.

Today

Energy Price Outlook for 2007 and Beyond

by the Global Interdependence Center with speaker Jason Schenker, economist for Wachovia Corp. University of Pennsylvania, Auditorium at Lauder-Fischer Hall, 256 S. 37th St.; 215-898-9453 or

. Registration requested. Free for members, academics and students, $15 for nonmembers. 5-7 p.m.

Independent Computer Consultants Association Delaware Valley chapter meeting with speaker Bruce Murray of Success Support. Topic: Understanding Why Customers Buy and Keeping Them Satisfied. Sheraton Park Ridge, 480 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia; 484-574-8395 or www.iccadelval.org. Registration required for dinner and speaker. Fees range from free to $40. 5:30 p.m.

*FREE* Orientation and Business Assessment Workshop by the Women's Business Development Center. 1315 Walnut St., suite 1124; 215-790-9232. Registration required. 6-7 p.m.

North Penn Chamber of Commerce Women's Network 10th Annual Charity Auction. William Penn Inn, Rt. 202 & Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd; 215-362-9200. $30. 6 p.m.

Week of Feb. 12

Sales Success: Create the Plan - Work the Plan

by Sales and Marketing Executives - Philadelphia. Eastern University, 588 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia; 215-396-3310 or

. Reservations required. $20 for members, $45 for nonmembers. 7:30 a.m. Feb. 13.

Succession Planning by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., suite 1800; 215-951-1710 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce leadership series luncheon with Arkadi Kuhlmann, president and CEO, ING Direct. 302-576-6571 or www.dscc.com. Registration required. $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

*FREE* Top Ten Mistakes New Businesses Make in Employment Law by Flaster Greenberg. 1810 Chapel Ave. W., Cherry Hill. 856-661-2281 or www.flastergreenberg.com. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 13.

*FREE* Greater Lumberton Regional Business Association power networking. The Enterprise Center at BCC, 3331 Rt. 38, Mount Laurel; 609-755-4216 or www.glrba.org. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 13.

*FREE* Center City Proprietors Association meeting. the Penthouse atop The Residences at Two Liberty Place, 50 S. 16th St., 57th floor. 215-545-7766. Reservations required. 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 13.

*FREE* Better Investing Delaware Valley Chapter roundtable discussion. Topics: Finding growth stocks, club accounting Q&A, Exercising judgment and resolving club problems. Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Ave., Bala Cynwyd; 610-948-5227. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13.

*FREE* Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business by the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Quakertown Library, 410 W. Mill St., Quakertown; 215-943-8850. 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 13.

Building an Endowment Fund by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. JEVS, 1845 Walnut St.; 215-951-1710 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

*FREE* LeTip of Lower Bucks County breakfast leads meeting. MEI Catering @ Twining Hall, 4900 E. Street Rd., Trevose; 215-813-6314. 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 14.

*FREE* Creative Connects by the BOSS Group. Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St., Philadelphia; 610-668-3456 or www.thebossgroup.com. 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 14.

*FREE* Library Resources for Job Hunters by the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Workplace, Philosophy and Religion Dept., 1901 Vine St., room 205; 215-686-5436 or www.library.phila.gov. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 14.

Making the Connection: Developing the Regional Workforce by the Schuylkill Alliance Chamber of Commerce; 610-265-1776 or 610-277-9500. Registration required. $22.50. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15.

Conducting Employee Performance Reviews by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, 123 S. Broad St.; 215-951-1710 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

Coming Up

*FREE* LeTip of Lower Bucks County breakfast leads meeting. MEI Catering @ Twining Hall, 4900 E. Street Rd., Trevose; 215-813-6314. 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 21.

*FREE* Money Smart 101 - Pay Yourself First by the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Workplace, Philosophy and Religion Dept., 1901 Vine St., room 205; 215-686-5436 or www.library.phila.gov. 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21.

Pricing Your Services Right by the National Association of Women Business Owners. Margolis & Co., 401 E. City Ave., suite 600, Bala Cynwyd; 215-628-3875. $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

*FREE* LeTip of Lower Bucks County breakfast leads meeting. MEI Catering @ Twining Hall, 4900 E. Street Rd., Trevose; 215-813-6314. 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 28.