Business Meetings for the week of Nov. 11, 2012

ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY

WHEN: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dutchtown library branch, 13278 Highway 73 in Geismar.

TOPIC: “Starting and Financing a Small Business,” with topics on writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources and licenses.

COST: Free.

RESERVATIONS: Louisiana Small Business Development Center Southern University, (225) 771-5991 or at http://www.lsbdc.org.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

WHEN: Tuesday, registration 11:00 a.m.; program/luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: Marriott Baton Rouge, 5500 Hilton Avenue in Baton Rouge.

EVENT: B2B Luncheon, with table displays provided for promotional items.

COST: $15 accredited businesses; $25 non-accredited businesses.

RESERVATIONS: BJ Militello, (225) 346-8343 or bjm@batonrouge.bbb.org.

BUSINESS NETWORK OF BATON ROUGE

WHEN: Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Oaks at Sherwood, 1655 Sherwood Forest Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

SPEAKER: David Burton, Champion Graphic Communications.

INFORMATION: http://www.businessnetworkbr.com.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION-LA CAPITALE CHAPTER

WHEN: Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. networking; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. program/lunch.

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

EVENT: Monthly meeting.

COST: $20 with reservation; $22 with none.

RESERVATIONS: Louis LeBlanc, (225) 776-6100 or http://www.abwabatonrouge.org by Monday.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

WHEN: Thursday, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

EVENT: Holiday season “Celebrate You” social event for BBB-accredited businesses and their guests.

INFORMATION: BJ Militello, (225) 346-8343 or bjm@batonrouge.bbb.org.

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF LOUISIANA

WHEN: Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St. in Baton Rouge.

EVENT: “Project Outlook 2012: Engineering a Better Louisiana.”

COST: $195 members; $350 nonmembers.

RESERVATIONS: Janet Tomeny, (225) 927-7704 or jtomeny@acecl.org.