It’s no understatement to say that thousands of Orange County business people used the directory to build their businesses and careers over the years.
The directory, listing more than 600 local groups where people can build business and social relationships, was published for 18 years by Newport Beach resident Susann Linn. But she moved to England, handed off the directory in 2005 and it faded from sight.
Mike Ames, before his retirement as a management professor and founder of the center, and Andrea Hurt, the center’s associate director, arranged to take over the directory.
Client Project Specialist Charlesetta Medina has updated the directory and is selling it for $49.95 plus $8 tax, shipping and handling. Proceeds benefit the Center for Entrepreneurship.
The directory lists groups by:
- Trade Associations
- Women’s Groups
- Chambers of Commerce
- Leads and Networking Organizations
- Computer User Groups
Medina plans to add a section of professional coaches in future editions.
“Right now it’s available in printed form but next year I would like to have an electronic copy as well,” Medina says.
CALIFORNIA DATABASE MANAGEMENT ASSN. (CDBMA)
PO Box 9213, Newport Beach, CA 92660
WHEN: Bimonthly third Wednesday (odd # months), 5:00 PM
WHERE: Call for location
PURPOSE: Educational organization for professionals using multi-dimensional databases (PICK, UniVerse & UniData)
CONTACT: Mark Pick 949-417-5734 WEB: www.cdbma.org
ASIAN BUSINESS ASSN. OF OC (ABAOC)
2960 S. Daimler St., Santa Ana, CA 92705-5824
WHEN: Monthly event, 5:30 PM. call or check website for date
WHERE: Check website for location
PURPOSE: Provides opportunity to gain access to economic advancement through networking, education & community representation
CONTACT: Gary Chan 562-802-7087 WEB: www.abaoc.org
BUSINESS WOMEN'S LUNCHEON
c/o Veronica Hicks, Farmer's Insurance, 34184 Pacific Coast Hwy. #C,
Corona Del Mar, CA 92629
WHEN: 2nd Thursdays at noon
WHERE: Newport Beach Tennis Club
PURPOSE: Networking & Leads
CONTACT: Christy Rucci 949-857-8224, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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