LOUISIANA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

WHEN: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ascension Parish Library, 500 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville

SPEAKER: William Hawn, business consultant, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, on “Starting and Financing a Small Business”

COST: Free

RESERVATIONS: (225) 473-8052

BATON ROUGE LODGING ASSOCIATION AND VISIT BATON ROUGE

WHEN: Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge

EVENT: Hospitality industry holiday social; 2016 board election; Toys for Tots drive

COST: $15 per person

RESERVATIONS: www. brlodging.org by Monday