Do you need better skills with QuickBooks?

The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (it’s for men, too) will have a five session QuickBooks workshop on Wednesdays beginning November 5th. These classes are from 5:30-8:30pm each Wednesday and will be held at the Workforce Development Center in Indio at 44-199 Monroe Street. This beginner’s course will teach participants how to use QuickBooks while learning both best practices as well as pitfalls to avoid. Cost is $150 and includes a textbook.

For more information, go to or call 760.345.9200.

Les Dames d’Escoffier Holiday Gift Bazaar

Support education while holiday shopping! On Saturday, November 8th, Les Dames d’Escoffier will hold their annual Holiday Gift Bazaar from 11am to 3pm at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City. In addition to live music, chef demonstrations and food & wine tastings, a variety of gourmet and culinary items, hand crafts, jewelry, handbags, clothing and cookbooks will be for sale. All proceeds from the event go to provide scholarships to local young women pursuing culinary careers.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders, including ShareKitchen’s Executive Director Angela Janus, providing scholarships and mentoring in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The Coachella Valley is one of only 29 international communities to have its own chapter.

Women in Business for Business Conference


On Wednesday, November 19th, the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce is hosting the ‘Women in Business for Business’ conference to educate women in the development of their businesses. The schedule of events includes presentations by Tricia Gehrlein of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative; Betsy Berkhemmer-Credaire, author of The Board Game; Pathways to Success on “Mentoring Young Women”; the U.S. Small Business Administration on “Financial Resources for Women”; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more. Check-in begins at 7:30am and closes at 5pm with a champagne networking reception.

Held at the Agua Caliente Resort, admission is $175. For your ticket or more information, contact event director Lynn Mallotto at or 760.328.1213.