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Mar. 1--MONDAY: Career-Prospectors, www.career-prospectors.com, a job search networking group, meets at 7:30 a.m., in the Conference Room at Long & Foster, 9321 Midlothian Turnpike. Jim McGuffin with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce discusses "Networking With the Chamber." Details: Phil Doty, 559-3816 or Michael Soden, 594-7065.
--Hanover County's Department of Economic Development and the Richmond Area Small Business Development Center offer a weekly one-on-one small business counseling service to county businesses needing information on business start ups, marketing plan development and financing options at 8:30 a.m., Lockwood Business Center, Suite 304, 9097 Atlee Station Road. Counselor: Michael A. Leonard. Counseling is by appointment only. Details/appointments: 783-9314.
--Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center offers "So, You Want to Start a Business?" at 11:30 a.m., Hanover Department of Economic Development, 9097 Atlee Station Road, #304. Cost: $15. RSVP: 783-9314 or register online: www.grsbdc.com.
--Davenport & Co. offers "529 College Savings Plans" at noon and 2 p.m., 901 E. Cary St., 11th floor. Speaker: Alex S. Mundin. RSVP: 780-2190.
--The Lunch Club Toastmasters meet at noon, Deep Run 1 Building at Circuit City's Corporate Offices. Details: Tina Markoff, 527-4000, Ext. 3008.
--Mid-Town Toastmasters meet at noon, Bull & Bear Club, One James Center Plaza, 901 E. Cary St. Details: Gary Robertson, 649-6346.
--Merrill Lynch and William Kavanagh offer "Retirement Planning and 401(K) Rollover Options" at noon, 8th and Main Building, sixth floor. Registration: William Kavanagh, 343-4226.
--The Planning Group and Smith Barney present "Alternative Investments -- Do They Belong in Your Portfolio?" at 2 p.m., Three James Center, 1051 E. Cary St., second floor. Details: Anne Southworth, 780-3389.
--West End Toastmasters meet at 6:30 p.m., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield building, 2015 Staples Mill Road. Details: Robert White, 290-0059 or visit the Web site: www.westendtoastmasters.com.
TUESDAY: Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center offers "Businesses Getting Results Forum -- Converting Contacts to Sales" at 7:30 a.m., Hanover Department of Economic Development, 9097 Atlee Station Road, #304. Cost: $75 per month. RSVP: Chuck Moore, 553-1939.
--Innsbrook Toastmasters meet at 7:45 a.m., Markel/Essex Building, 4521 Highwood Parkway in Innsbrook. Details: Carolyn Steffen, 357-0004 or visit the Web site: www.Innsbrooktm.com.
--Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center offers "So, You Want to Start a Business?" at 11:30 a.m., Henrico Economic Authority, 4300 E. Parham Road. Cost: $15. RSVP: 783-9314 or register online: www.grsbdc.com.
--Synergy Business Club meets at noon, Beauregard's Thai Room, 103 E. Cary St. Details: Jim Stewart, 539-7408.
--Merrill Lynch and William Kavanagh offer "Choosing the Right Investment Strategy in a Difficult Market" at noon, 8th and Main Building, sixth floor. Registration: William Kavanagh, 343-4226.
--Richmond Apartment Owners Association meets at noon, The Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane. Cost: $10 (for lunch and speaker). Details: Fran Mason, 358-4784.
--Raymond James Financial offers "Does Your Current Life Insurance Have Long-Term Care? Now It Can" at 4 p.m., 10010 Three Chopt Road. Details: Timothy Scanlon or Steve Hamant, 270-0703.
--Richmond Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors and Central Virginia -- Air Conditioning Contractors of America sponsor "What it Takes to Provide Professional Customer Service" presented by Monroe Porter at 4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn-Central, 3207 N. Boulevard. Cost: $75 for members and $95 for nonmembers. Details/registration: 288-2950.
--The Chamber MBA (or More Business Acumen series) presented by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m., La Siesta, 9900 Midlothian Turnpike. Business coach Doug …