LIVERMORE -- Local entrepreneurs will share secrets of their success during a panel and workshop event on Feb. 9. at the University of Phoenix Bay Area campus in Livermore.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists include food industry distributor Dr. Robert Grauer, high-tech consultant Michael Freier, Soulciety director Aaron Horner, Silicon Valley management consultant David Rummler, and Amparito Mamuad, founder of C3M Training and Consulting. Workshops on starting and funding new businesses and creating a business plan will also be conducted.

The University of Phoenix's Livermore Learning Center is at 2481 Constitution Dr.

Pre-registration is not required. For event details, visit www.phoenix.edu/startup.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.