September 2016 Business Calendar

Sept. 1, 8 to 9:30 a.m., the Cafe at Lazy Acres, 302 Meigs Road, Santa Barbara, Mesa Business Association networking breakfast; see

Sept. 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 1st Thursday with Impact photographer Colin Finlay, at Impact Hub, 1117 State St. Free.

Sept. 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m., “What Successful Women Entrepreneurs Know That You Don’t: 5 Proven Strategies for Financial Success,” sponsored by NAWBO-SB, Impact Hub, 1117 State St.; see

Sept. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “All About Networking,” workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, second floor, Santa Barbara, AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20; refreshments included; see

Sept. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “After Hours Networking,” Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, Santa Barbara Golf Club, 3500 McCaw Ave.; see

Sept. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Funk up Night,” learn from the mistakes, failures and funk ups of others and laugh and learn and grow your network in the process; 5:30 p.m. mixer, 6:15 p.m. presentations; Impact Hub, 1117 State St.; see

Sept.13, 11:30 to 1 p.m., New Member Orientation, Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce104 W. Anapamu St, Suite A; see

Sept. 13, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce B2B Breakfast, Earl’s Place, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara; see

Sept. 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Training Your Brain for Balance, Growth & Connection,” Impact Hub, 1117 State St.; see

Sept. 21, 7 to 10 p.m. “Artificial Intelligence … Friend or Foe,” MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, see

Sept. 22, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Coffee & Connections, Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive; see

Sept. 22, 6:15 p.m., Santa Barbara’s only certified, professional matchmaker, Lisa Amador, will discuss “Finding Love Online” at a “Gather ‘n Glow” gathering at Workzones in Paseo Nuevo in downtown Santa Barbara; see

Sept. 23, 4 to 8 p.m., #MySantaBarbara Business Expo 2016 and job fair, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, at The Fess Parker, a DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara; job fair starts at 4 p.m.; expo begins at 5 p.m.; see

POSTPONED TO OCT. 12–Sept. 28, noon to 1:15 pm., free “Business Breakthrough Power Lunch and Learn” workshop at Impact Hub, 1117 State St., led by business and life strategy action coach Jackie Ruka, a South Coast businesswoman affiliated with Harvard University and Medical School. Limited seating is available for the workshop. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches. Coffee and tea will be available. To reserve a seat, attendees must RSVP at Workshop includes: three tips for wealth mindset mastery; one-page business plan template; brainstorming on how to overcome business hurdles; question-and-answer session; and one complimentary business breakthrough coaching session with Ruka.

Sept. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Fireside Chat with Zohar Ziv, former COO of Deckers Brands,” Impact Hub, 1117 State St.; see

Sept. 28, 5 to 7 p.m., Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Sunset Shores Coastal Condominiums, 4980 Sandyland Road, Carpinteria; see

Sept. 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mega Mixer, Impact Hub, 1117 State St., connect with 400 area business and hospitality leaders in a regional mixer put on by the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, Goleta Chamber of Commerce, Visit Santa Barbara and the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization; pre-registration only; no tickets sold at the door; see