SANTA CRUZ

Talk on LinkedIn Wednesday

NextSpace, at 101 Cooper St., presents a free talk on LinkedIn 1-2 p.m. Wednesday by Stephanie Murphy of Smurk Media. She will explain how to tap into the potential of LinkedIn's database without making an etiquette mistake.

APTOS

Chamber mixer Wednesday

The Aptos Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aptos Academy of Performing Arts, 7970 Soquel Drive. There will be networking, food, drinks and a special performance. Cost is $5 for chamber members, $10 for nonmembers. For information, call 688-1467.

WATSONVILLE

Chamber mixer set for Thursday

The Pajaro Valley Association of Realtors will host a mixer 5-7 p.m. Thursday at 557 Auto Center Drive for the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

CAPITOLA

Chamber holds Thursday mixer

The Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer at Capitola Mercantile 5-7 p.m. Thursday at 115 San Jose Ave. in Capitola Village.

There will be food, wine, music, merchant discounts, raffle prizes and networking. More than a dozen shops and restaurants are participating.

SANTA CRUZ

Think Local First updates race

The Great Money Race sponsored by Think Local County of Santa Cruz is seeing a bit of a slowdown, according to Amber Schlosser, one of the student interns helping to track the five $100 checks from the local participating banks and credit unions.

All of the checks must be spent at one of the 640 Think Local business members in order to stay in circulation and generate sales for locally owned businesses.

Business owners who get one of the Think Local $100 checks are asked to check the membership list at www.thinklocalsantacruz.org and spend the money to keep the race going.