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

*FREE* Tax Strategies for the Small and Single Business Owner by the National Association of Women Business Owners, South Jersey chapter. Cureton Caplan, 3000 Midlantic Dr., suite 200, Mount Laurel; 609-704-0266 or www.nawbosouthjersey.org. 11:30 a.m.

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

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..

*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..

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 to $55. 5:30-9 p.m..

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

*FREE* Industry Perspectives: Art for Whom? by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media & Design. 32d & Market Sts., 109 Matheson Hall, Philadelphia; 215-895-2376 or www.lebow.drexel.edu/industryperspectives. Reservations requested. 6 p.m.

*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.

Wednesday

*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.

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.

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.

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.

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

*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.

*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.

Thursday

*FREE*

North Penn Chamber of Commerce

open-forum small-business roundtable. 229 S. Broad St., Lansdale. 8:15 a.m.

*FREE* Exton LeTip business networking luncheon. Stadium Grille, 570 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs; 484-713-5350. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

Friday

Women in the Workforce - Prominent Women Executives Share Their Success

by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Philadelphia Marriott, Liberty Ballroom, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia; 215-790-3607 or greaterphilachamber.com. $40 for members, $70 for nonmembers. 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Week of Feb. 26

North Penn Chamber of Commerce

young professionals under 40 networking. Houlihan's, 750 Upper State Rd., North Wales; 215-362-9200. 5-7 p.m. Feb. 26.

*FREE* Delaware State Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast. Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington; 302-576-6586. 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 27.

*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. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 27.

Center City Proprietors Association. Topic: State of the city. Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, 1701 Locust St.; 215-545-7766. free for members, $30 for nonmembers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27.

*FREE* From Face-to-Face to MySpace: How Millennials Have Changed the Way We Communicate, Educate and Market by The University of the Arts. Solmssen Court, 320 S. Broad St; 215-717-6141 or www.uarts.edu/go. 7 p.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.

Rethinking Philadelphia: A Forum to Explore the Positive Social and Economic Impact of Investing in the Region's Youth by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Millennium Ballroom, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia. 215-790-3637 or www.greaterphilachamber.com. $35. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

Placemaking - How to Create the Best New Suburban Town Centers by the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia. Union League, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia; 856-428-8547 or www.philadelphia.uli.org. Reservations required. $25 to $80. 7:30-10 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.

Marketing Essentials: Special-Event Planning by the Society for Marketing Professional Services, Philadelphia chapter. PNC Bank Atrium, 1600 Market St., Philadelphia, 267-295-9768. $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals by the U.S. Export Assistance Center. Courtyard By Marriott, 21 Juniper St., Philadelphia; 215-597-6105 or www.buyusa.gov/philadelphia. Registration required. $95. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 1.

Creating Effective Personnel Policies for Nonprofits by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, 123 S. Broad St., Philadelphia; 215-951-1701 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $67 for members, $79 for nonmembers. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 1.

*FREE* Exton LeTip business networking luncheon. Stadium Grille, 570 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs; 484-713-5350. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1

*FREE* Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and the National Society of Hispanic M.B.A.s. 32d & Market Sts., 109 Matheson Hall, Philadelphia; 215-895-2376 or www.lebow.drexel.edu/entpanel. Reservations requested. 6 p.m. March 1

Managing the Troublesome Nonprofit Board Member by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University. The Fels Fund, 1616 Walnut St., Philadelphia; 215-951-1701 or www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org. $18 for members, $22 for nonmembers. 8-9:30 a.m. March 2