Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Military Affairs meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at Burs Restaurant, 6151 Steilacoom Blvd. SW. Click here or call (253) 582-9400 for more information.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting a loan briefing in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Key Bank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Simpson Community Room, 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300. Information will be available about how the SBA loan program works, eligibility and credit requirements, what lenders are looking for when approving loans, who can help with a business plan or loan proposal, what other financing options are available and the 5 Cs of credit. RSVP to cathyt@tacomachamber.org or call (253) 627-2175.
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting Notorious Network Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Plush Home Furniture, 6876 Kimball Drive. Click here to RSVP.

Sound Business Assistance is hosting “Marketing Your Business” from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18 at Metropolitan Development Council, 721 S. Fawcett, Suite 201, Tacoma. Topics of discussion will include marketing strategies, elevator speeches, components of a marketing plan, marketing research and the 4 Ps: product, price, promotion and placement. The instructor is Patrick Williams of You Rock! Visit www.soundbusinessassistance.com for more information.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting Enhanced! Together Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave. Click here to RSVP.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting South County New Educators Breakfast 2011 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Aug. 19 at Pacific Lutheran University’s Chris Knutzen Hall, South 121st and Park Avenue. For more information, click here or call Janice Hutchins at (253) 627-2175.

Centro Latino is hosting a Latino Business Fair from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at 1208 S. 10th St., Tacoma. For more information, click here or contact Martha at (253) 503-6212.

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