The Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson Business Resource Center will host a Roadmap to Success workshop, “Business Structure: Developing Employee Roadmaps and Employer Safeguards,” from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Henderson Business Resource Center, 112 Water St. Call 992-7200 or e-mail for details.


The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will hold a financial seminar, “Budgeting and Cash Flow Management for Nonprofits,” at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at 6671 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Suite 300. Call 641-5822 or visit for details.


The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership luncheon Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Call 642-9595 or visit for details.


Being Your Own Boss meets at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of every month at The Cracked Egg, 6435 S. Rainbow Blvd. Call 492-4664, ext. 244 for details.

The BNI Morning Money Makers meet at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Mimi’s Cafe, 1121 S. Fort Apache Road. Call 731-6065 for details.

The Southern Nevada Executive Council meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Marie Callender’s, 4875 W. Flamingo Road. Call 361-3414 or visit for details.

The U.S. Green Building Council meets at 7 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Call 285-6842 for details.

The International Association of Business Communicators meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Visit for details.

Women in Successful Enterprises meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the Omelet House, 2160 W. Charleston Blvd. Call 731-8373 for details.

The Commercial Marketing Group meets at 7:30 a.m. every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Las Vegas Country Club, Joe W. Brown Drive. Call 812-1209 for details.

Telecommunications Professionals of Nevada meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Call 851-7787 for location.

Southern Nevada Republican Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at La Madonna Restaurant, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road. Call 524-6012 or 375-7733 for details.

The Hospitality Marketing Group meets at 7:15 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Doc Holliday’s, 2801 N. Tenaya Way. Call 309-4862 for details.

The National Association of Professional Mortgage Women meet at 5:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Big Dogs, 6390 W. Sahara Ave. Visit for details.

The Project Management Institute, Southern Nevada chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Palace Station, 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Call 468-5823 for details.

BNI Green Valley Professionals meet at 7 a.m. every Friday at Hot Rod Grille, 1231 American Pacific Drive. Call 731-6065 for details.

The Business Calendar runs Sundays. Information on events for businesspeople, sponsored by nonprofit organizations, can be mailed to Business Calendar, Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125; faxed to 477-3852; or e-mailed to

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