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Green business event Thursday

Allterra Solar, at 207B McPherson St., will host a Green Business networking event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Speakers Jo Fleming of Environmental Innovations and Deidra Cole of Pier 2 Marketing will provide tips on how to maximize the marketing benefits of your Green Business certification.

Tiffany Wise-West from the city’s Climate Action Program will share news about Mayor Lynn Robinson’s Go Solar Santa Cruz Proclamation and the City Climate Action Program’s new resources for residential and commercial solar photovoltaics.

Space is limited; RSVPs are requested at


Blumenthal to address chamber

George Blumenthal, chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, will address the Aptos Chamber of Commerce March breakfast meeting 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at Best Western Seacliff Inn, 7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos.

Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. For information, call 831-688-1467.


Chamber network event Thursday

The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce plans happy hour networking 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Scotts Valley Hilton’s Stonehouse Bar Grill, 6001 La Madrona Drive.


Business plan talk on Thursday

Kirk Schmidt, a business planning instructor and finance lecturer, will speak on “Burn Your Business Plan” at the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Hall, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville.

He will present an analysis of why business plans often don’t work, and describe a different way to successfully expand your business, understand how budgets should work and perhaps assist in getting that next bank loan.

The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. All reservations must be paid in advance. For information, call 831-724-3900 or email

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