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

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

leadership series luncheon with Arkadi Kuhlmann, president and CEO, ING Direct. 302-576-6571 or

. Registration required. $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

*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.

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange. Christian Life Center, 3100 Galloway Rd., Bensalem; 215-943-7400 or www.lbccc.org. Reservations requested. Free for members, $20 for nonmembers, $5 extra at the door. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

*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.

*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.

Wednesday

Building an Endowment Fund

by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. JEVS, 1845 Walnut St.; 215-951-1710 or

. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

*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.

*FREE* North Penn Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange breakfast. Costco Wholesale, 740 Upper State Rd., North Wales; 215-362-9200. 8-10 a.m.

Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce annual economic forum and luncheon with Susan Springsteen, first vice president, Morgan Stanley. Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club, 511 Dreshertown Rd., Fort Washington; 215-887-5122 or www.emcc.org. $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.

Learning to Love Each Other: The Relationship Between Public Relations and the Media Philadelphia Public Relations Association with Brian Hickey, managing editor of City Paper; Josh Cornfield, staff writer of Philadelphia Metro; Dee Patel, news director of KYW 1060; and Sarah Schaeffer, editor of Philly Style Magazine. Brasserie Perrier, 1619 Walnut St., Philadelphia; 215-340-0480 or www.ppra.net. $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers, $25 for students, $5 extra at the door. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

*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.

*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.

Thursday

*FREE*

10 Vital Strategies to Maximize Your Career Success

by Career Potential L.L.C. Radnor Financial Center, 150 N. Radnor-Chester Rd., suite F-200, Radnor; 610-977-2414 or

. 9-11 a.m.

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.

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.

Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance monthly meeting. Topic: Quantum coaching: Partnering with the field of potential. Speaker Alan Seale. DoubleTree Suites, 640 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting; 610-269-8053. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. 6-9:30 p.m.

*FREE* Delaware County Community College hosts an information technology career night. Small auditorium, room 2246, Academic Bldg., Rt. 252 and Media Line Rd., Marple Township. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Week of Feb. 19

Washington Township Chamber of Commerce

hall of fame award presentation. Wedgwood Country Club, 200 Hurffville Rd., Turnersville; 856-227-1776. Reservations required. $13. noon Feb. 20.

Suburban Horsham Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce presents 8th annual Mardi Gras with some 40 businesses showcased. The Manor House at Commonwealth National Golf club, 300 Tournament Dr., Horsham; 215-657-2227. Reservations requested. $5. 5-8 p.m. Feb. 20.

*FREE* Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange. Abington YMCA, 1073 Old York Rd., Abington, 215-884-9622 or www.emccc.org. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 20.

How Women are Redefining Leadership by the Network of Women in Computer Technology with Patrick Sweeney, executive vice president at Caliper. Sterling Glen, 20th and Ben Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia; 215-934-5400. Registration required. $35-$55. 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 20.

Institute of Management Accountants North Penn chapter meeting and ethics seminar with Karen Jett, founder of Jett Excellence Inc. Normandy Farms Hotel and Conference Center, Rt. 202 & Morris Rd., Blue Bell; 215-273-4998 or http://northpenn.imanet.org/. Reservations requested. $29-$31. 5:45 p.m. Feb. 20.

*FREE* Fundamentals of Starting a Small Business by Service Corps of Retired Executives. Quakertown Library, 410 W. Mill St., Quakertown. 215-943-8850. Reservations requested. 6:15-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

*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.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Restructuring in the Nonprofit Sector by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. Student Union, room 301, 1900 W. Olney Ave., Philadelphia. 215-951-1701 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

What's Hot and What's Not in Direct Marketing Creative panel discussion by the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association with Shannon Good, The Good Group L.L.C.; Brian Wible, Boyd Tamney Cross; Adam Deringer, Brownstein Group; Christopher Laughlin, CFM Direct; and Jon Roska, Roska Direct Advertising. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia; 610-642-2616 or www.the-pdma.org. Registration requested. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21.

Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association monthly CLE meeting. Topic: Managing corporate real estate and leasing issues. Dilworth Paxson L.L.P., Mellon Bank Center, 1735 Market St., 32d floor, Philadelphia. $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers. noon-2 p.m. Feb. 21.

*FREE* North Penn Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange. Allegiance Bank, 2960 Skippack Pike, Worcester; 215-362-9200. 5-7 p.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.

*FREE* The Hows and Whys of the Women's Business Forum's Web Site. James-Lorah House, 132 N. Main St., Doylestown; 267-241-9267 or www.womensbusinessforum.org. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

*FREE* North Penn Chamber of Commerce open forum small-business roundtable. 229 S. Broad St., Lansdale. 8:15 a.m. Feb. 22.

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.

Coming Up

*FREE*

SEC/Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

seminar by Protiviti, Philadelphia. Philadelphia Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St., Washington Rooms A & B, 3d floor; 267-256-8835. Reservations required. 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Feb. 27.

*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.

Strategic Planning: The Creation by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., suite 1800, Philadelphia; 215-951-1701 or www.Lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 28.