MONDAYAUGUST 18

BETHLEHEM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host the Walla Gazoo Golf Tournament at noon at Bethlehem Golf Club, 400 Illick's Mill Road. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Award presentation and clambake to follow. Registration: 610-739-1510.

TUESDAYAUGUST 19

BUSINESS EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will present "Value Proposition 3.0: How to Increase Your Value to Clients, Buyers and Others," 6-8 p.m., at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh University's Mountaintop Campus, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, 4th floor, Room 4408. Speaker: Charles Timmins, founding partner of Personal Marketing Associates LLC. Free. Registration: donnagenay@thebeng.org, http://www.thebeng.org.

WEDNESDAYAUGUST 20

SCHUYLKILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host a member orientation, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Carmelo's Roman Delight, 1240 Centre Turnpike, Orwigsburg. Learn about the programs and services the chamber offers to maximize your membership. A "Business After 5 O'clock" mixer will be 5-7 p.m. at the restaurant. Registration: http://www.schuylkillchamber.com.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COUNCIL will host a meet and greet at Melt, rooftop, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Suite 624, 2805 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley. Free. Info: 484-547-8970.

THURSDAYAUGUST 21

WEICHERT REALTORS will host its 14th annual Charity Golf Outing at 11 a.m. at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club 811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster Township, N.J. Cost: $399, includes a round of golf, cart, lunch, commemorative pin and photo and post-tournament buffet cocktail reception. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: Laura Metro, 973-397-3539.

CARBON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host a "Heritage Hills Business Spotlight," 5-7 p.m. at Heritage Hills Senior Community, 800 6th St., Weatherly. Registration: Linda Rex, 610-379-5000, lrex@carboncountychamber.org.

WEDNESDAYAUGUST 27

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER – KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY will host a "Business Planning in a Nutshell," 3:30-5 p.m., at 49 Commerce Dr., Wyomissing. This new consulting session will allow potential business owners to sketch their business idea and develop a 10 PowerPoint slide presentation to help guide future action. Info: http://www.kutztownsbdc.org/planning/default.asp.

WEDNESDAYSEPTEMBER 10

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER–KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY will host a "Social Media Marketing for Your Small Business" program, 9-11 a.m., at 737 Constitution Dr., Exton. Topics include social media strategy, the various social media outlets for small business and the return on investment from social media. A "First Step to Starting Your Business" also will be held 12:30-4:30 p.m. at Berks County Community Foundation Building, 237 Court St., Reading. Get an overview of legal issues, accounting issues, insurance issues, organization, and management. Registration due: Sept. 9. Free. Registration: Joyce Zimmerman, 877-472-7232.

THURSDAYSEPTEMBER 11

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER – KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY will host "Business Planning — Series of Four Workshops," 6-8:30 p.m., at Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. A step-by-step process to create or update a business plan. Cost: $80. Registration: Ellen Ryckman, 610-344-6910.

MONDAYSEPTEMBER 15

LEHIGH VALLEY REAL ESTATE ACADEMY, 10 South Commerce Way, Bethlehem, will host a pre-licensing practice, 6-9:45 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, through Oct. 9. Participants are required to complete 60 hours of prescribed education in real estate fundamentals and real estate practice. Cost: $218. Registration: 610-882-4100, http://www.lvrealestateacademy.com.

TUESDAYSEPTEMBER 16

SCHUYLKILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Union Station, 1 Progress Circle, Suite 201, Pottsville, will host an "Understanding Obamacare," 8-9:30 a.m. Speaker: Jessica Dean, Power Kunkle Associates. Registration: http://www.schuylkillchamber.com

BUSINESS EXECUTIVE NETWORKING GROUP OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY will host a member discussion, 6-8 p.m., at Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh University's Mountaintop Campus, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, 4th floor, Room 4408. Share a recent business story or idea that inspired, informed and enlightened you. Free. Registration: donnagenay@thebeng.org, http://www.thebeng.org.