Networking Breakfasts

Coffee & conversation with Arcadia business leaders

sponsor Rose Hills mortuaryRose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary is the Keystone Club 365 Connection sponsor of the Networking Breakfasts.

These gatherings are on the third Thursday of each month (except for December) in the Santa Anita Golf Course Sunset Room, which is on the south end of the Arcadia Park.

After enjoying a great buffet breakfast and mingling with dozens of others, attendees are invited to give a 30-second “elevator pitch” about their business.

Most months the Chamber and the Arcadia Historical Society also present a certificate of appreciation to an Arcadia Business Icon. Click here for photos and video of a typical recent Networking Breakfast.

networking breakfast speakerBusiness owners and managers have another opportunity to promote themselves by providing give-aways at the place setting of each attendee, and/or they can donate and announce one of several raffle prizes drawn each month.

Each summer, the Chamber presents its annual business awards at the Networking Breakfast, while all the rest of the Breakfasts feature a prominent local speaker.

Tickets and admission

Member tickets (prepaid by previous Thursday): $15. Non-member tickets: $20 (prepaid by previous Thursday). $25 at the door.

Networking Breakfasts also are covered under the Chamber’s annual All Access Pass: $250

Upcoming speakers schedule

May 15:

  • California Philharmonic, Conductor Victor Vener
    – Business Icon: Rod’s Grill (Manny)

June 19:

  • Guest speaker from Foothill Unity Center
    – Business Icon: Arcadia Body Shop (Nick Pickle)
  • Methodist Hospital Foundation President Mike Driebe on new fundraising campaign focusing on the relocation of Rehabilitation Unit.

July 17:

  • Business Awards

August 21:

  • Guest Speaker topic: Taste of Arcadia

September 18:

  • Guest Speaker: Salvatrice M. Cummo, Director PCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

October 16:

  • Financial Advisor Waddell & Reed, Allen Tsay*

November 20:

  • President Matt McSweeny & Exec. Director Jane Garzona, Arcadia Improvement Association (Downtown)*

December 18: No Breakfast

Other recent guest speakers at the monthly Networking Breakfasts have included the National Forest Foundation; Metro Gold Line; Metro Highway projects; John Morris, LA County District Attorneys Office, Healthcare Fraud Division discussing Workers’ Compensation Fraud; Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program.

* Tentative guest speakers not yet confirmed