The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce invites community members to attend a speed networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Events Mission Valley, 138 North B St.

Like speed dating but without the romance, speed networking is a chance for employees, business owners and entrepreneurs to get to know their commerce neighbors through quick-fire questions and casual conversation. Speed networking is a way to broaden business contacts and discover opportunities that help growing businesses in the local economy.

The speed networking event will open with check-in and mingling at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m. Those wishing to have alcoholic beverages should bring their own; non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and appetizers will be served.

Participants should bring business cards to hand out. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening.

Cost to attend is $20 for members, $30 for prospective members. RSVP required by Jan. 24 online at, by calling 805-736-4567 ext. 223, or e-mail

— Marlee Bedford for Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce.