Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok, newly-appointed consul general of India, will speak on opportunities for international trade and business, new initiatives, and new leadership in his country when he is hosted at a luncheon by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce on March 6. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations can be made here. No tickets will be sold at the door.
“Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”
Last year the chamber and the city of Hayward hosted an international trade conference with the U.S. Commercial Service, which will be among the co-hosts of the March 6 event. Other hosts will include the city of Hayward, California State University East Bay, and East Bay companies with international connections that include India. Reservations are $25 apiece and must be arranged in advance through the chamber website.
Life Chiropractic College West will host the Hayward Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer on Feb. 11 on its beautiful campus at 25001 Industrial Blvd. from 5 to 7 p.m. We'll be greeted by President Dr. Brian Kelly (photo at right) and some of his faculty and students. There will be great food and drink, door prizes, and news about some great new chamber events in 2015. We'll also hear about honors recently earned by Hayward businesses by the Alameda County Green Business Program. Recipients of 'green' certification include Life Chiropractic College and we'll also honor Way To Be Designs of Hayward for winning a "Cool California Small Business Award" from the state Air Resources Board. Carolina Miranda will be on hand to explain how other businesses can earn that certification.
The latest in a series of small business workshops will be held Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall and focus on learning how to obtain financing for a start-up or existing small business and form relationships with banks, community lenders and investors. Panelists include experts on crowd funding, the Small Business Administration, commercial banking, micro lending, and state lending programs. The workshops are sponsored by the City of Hayward, Small Business Development Center, and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. To register or for information on other events in the series, go to www.acsbdc.org/events2 or call (510) 208-0411.