LIVINGSTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

WHEN: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: Forrest Grove Plantation, 8743 Stephenson Drive, Denham Springs

SPEAKERS: Jo Ann Lawrence, regional representative for the U.S. Small Business Administration, and District Director Michael Ricks

COST: $18

RESERVATIONS: ledc.net

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

WHEN: Tuesday, 11 a.m. registration; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. program/luncheon

WHERE: Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge

TOPIC: “How the Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare will Change in 2015 and Affect Small Businesses”

COST: $20 pre-registration; $25 at the door; $30 nonaccredited businesses

RESERVATIONS: B.J. Militello at (225) 346-8343 or bjm@batonrouge.bbb.org

WOMEN’S ENERGY NETWORK SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA CHAPTER

WHEN: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Impastato’s Restaurant, 3400 16th St., Metairie

EVENT: Panel discussion on “Becoming a Successful Woman in Energy - Lessons Learned” and silent auction for charity

COST: $60 members; $70 non-members

RESERVATIONS: www.womensenergynetwork.org/?nd=p_vms_registration_event_manager&registration_type_id=6&und=196 by Monday

AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION – BATON ROUGE

WHEN: Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

SPEAKER: Hollywood prop-maker James Schexnaydre

COST: Free to AAFBR members; $30 guests

RESERVATIONS: www.aafbr.org