The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce will host a “Business Appreciation Evening” from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Carter-Smith V.F.W. Post #5867, 12650 Lindo Lane, Lakeside. Admission is free. All Lakeside business owners and employees are invited to attend. Refreshments will include food samples and desserts from local eateries. RSVP is requested for food ordering, said Kathy Kassel, Chamber executive director. She said the event will be an opportunity to connect with fellow chamber members and promote your business. For more information and to RSVP, phone (619) 561-1031, or visit www.LakesideChamber.org.