Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will host a variety of activists next week.

Brown Bag Mondays are held at noon every Monday. This is an information one-on-one lunch with CCCC management at the CCCC office. Reservations are required by 3 p.m. the preceding Friday be calling the CCCC office at (610) 379-5000 or

The Leadership Carbon Steering Commitee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at the CCCC office. There will be a Networking Luncheon hosted by Palmerton Area Council at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Bert's Steakhouse, Palmerton. Speaker will be Josh Makowiec of AXA Advisors. His topic is the recent IRS code changes that may be beneficial to small business owners. For more information call (610) 824-6954. The CCCC Business After Hours Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Platz's Restaurant, Lehighton. This is a free event. For planning purposes, RSVPs required by calling the CCCC office at (610) 379-5000 or

There will be a Networking Luncheon, hosted by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Jessica's Tearoom at the Weaversville Inn. Networking will be at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program from noon to 1 p.m. Speaker Kathryn Frazier, PPL regional community relations director, will speak about the "Transitions in the Energy Market - How to Shop for an Electric Supplier." Did you know that your electric bill has three main parts: Generation, Transmission, and Distribution. Through this seminar you will learn how shopping for your electricity supplier could save you money, as you shop based on your needs and preferences. Enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Mark Prostko. Reservations required by calling (610) 841-5806 or

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce will host a Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, March 2 at the Terrace Restaurant, Walnutport. Networking is at 11:30 a.m, and the lunch and program will be from noon to 1 p.m. Speaker Mike Schlossberg, GLVCC (The Chamber) assistant vice president of social media will speak on the topic, "Integrating Social Networking into Your Business Networking." Attendees will learn how social networking provides a great way to engage current and new customers in a wide variety of ways. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogs are no longer just for children and teenagers. It's a revolutionary change in the way that we communicate with each other that can save you and your business money. Not used to this kind of technology? Then join us for an overview of how to best utilize these important business tools. Register by Monday, March 1, 2010 at noon by calling (610) 841-5804 or emailing