Networking is one of the key ingredients to a flourishing career. But how do you get started?
Here are some local networking events:Feb. 16, 7-9 a.m. — Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Community Leaders Breakfast, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Register by calling 503-636-3634. Feb. 17, 8-9 a.m. — Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Networking. Call 503-636-3634 for location. Feb. 17, 10 a.m. — Networking for Industry and Business Professionals at The Pearl, 4550 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego. Call Jen Woodbury at 808-936-8957. Feb. 22, 7-8:30 a.m. — Business Networking International at Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 S.W. Tualatin Road, Tualatin. New members welcome. Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — West Linn Chamber of Commerce presents Lunch and Learn at Round Table Pizza, 19121 Willamette Drive in West Linn. West Linn Tidings Editor Leslie Pugmire Hole will share information on how to partner with local media to make things happen for your business or group. She will talk about the yin and yang of advertising and news and how your business can make the most of both. Free. Lunch is no-host. March 1, 7:30-9 a.m. — Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce presents The Morning Spark at Elite Realty Group, 29970 S.W. Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville. Free. Call Jennifer Keenan at 503-682-0411 ext. 104. March 1, 5-8 p.m. — Eighth-annual Women's Roundtable: Negotiate Like a Pro: How the Modern Woman Earns More. Successfully negotiating your salary job offer, a promotion or a review requires that you enter the conversation empowered with confidence and knowledge. Learn what you need to know before you enter the boss's office to get what you deserve and activate your earning potential.
This event is sponsored by the University of Oregon Portland Career Center and takes place at the White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch St. in Portland. Admission is free for current UO students and 2016 graduates, $15 for UOAA members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration fee increases to $25 after Feb. 27. Call 1-800-245-ALUM to register.