BUSINESS CALENDAR

May 9, 2011 

MONDAY

Business Network International: 7:30 a.m. weekly at the Hilton Longboat Key Resort dining room. Call Peggy Kulik, 383-5543.

Manatee Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., River Club Restaurant, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton. Lunch fee: $10 a person. Reservations: Wendy Moore at 371-1151 or www.LeadsFL.com.

Manatee WCR Toastmasters Club: meetings are held 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Monday at Bible Baptist Church, 2113 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton. Information: Steve Zeris at 518-6450 or email steve@stevezeris.com.

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce: has free small-business counseling sessions 1-4 p.m. in the chamber’s conference room, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Information: 955-2508, ext. 520.

Successful Women Aligning Together (SWAT Networking): First Annual Mother’s Day Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Renaissance on 9th, 1816Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Guest speaker will be Melissa Wandall. Guest of Honor will be Marcia Campbell. Adults $20, children $10. RSVP to Dr. Robyn at (941) 748-6868, or Director@SWATnetworking.com.

Women’s Resource Center of Manatee: Employment strategies programs are held at the WRC, 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The programs consist of employment consulting on developing an effective job search, career exploration, networking, interviewing skills and resume review. There is no cost. Call 747-6797 for an appointment.

TUESDAY

Action Business Club: meets 7:30-9 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays at the River Club Country Club, 6600 River Club Blvd.

Action Profit Club: meets 7:30-9 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays at The Green Olive Restaurant, 5120 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

American Business Women’s Association’s 1st Class Chapter: meets the first Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for networking and 6 p.m. for a dinner meeting at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Dinner is $20. Information: Dennise Berger at (941) 745-1627.

BNI Circle of Success Chapter: meets for networking 7:30-9 a.m. every Tuesday at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W. The $10 room charge includes breakfast. Information: President Derek Williams at 756-4500 or Derek@WilliamsWealth360.com or BNI.com.

Fox Business Group: hosts a business luncheon noon-1 p.m. each Tuesday at Duff’s Smorgasbord at the Target shopping center in Bradenton. The cost is $11 each week to pay for lunch. Information or reservations: 758-4204.

Lakewood Ranch Chapter of Business Networking International: meets at 7:15 a.m. at ComCenter, 9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch. BNI enables developing businesses to build relationships that can be instrumental in moving their businesses forward. Information: Michael Miele at 907-3828.

Manasota Business Masters: a two-county business leads and referral organization, meets at noon at Gloria’s Country Kitchen, 3633 Cortez Road. All prospective members are guests of the club at their initial meeting. Reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562.

Manatee River Exchange Club: a business referral organization, meets at noon at Beef O Brady’s, 8913 U.S. 301 N., Parrish. Information and reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562 or Doug Booth at 932-0239.

Michael Valley: a local Edward Jones financial adviser, hosts a coffee club 9-10 a.m. the first Tuesday at his office, 3226 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

Open Network Bradenton: meets 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stacey’s Buffet, 4848 14th St. W. Cost: $10, including lunch. Walk-ins welcome. Information: Paul DeClark 504-9525 or go to www.OpenNetwork Bradenton.com.

Professional Network: meets at 12:30 p.m. at Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant, 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. New members are welcome. Information: Jeff Deehr at 377-6000.

Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Bradenton chapter: lunch 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Cash is required. Register with Dr. Robyn at 941-748-6868 or director@swatnetworking.com. See www.SWATnetworking.com for more information.

Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Lakewood Ranch chapter: lunch 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, The River club, Cabana on the Green Restaurant, 6600 River Club Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. $100 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Cash is required. Register with Dr. Robyn at 941-748-6868 or director@swatnetworking.com. See www.SWATnetworking.com for more information.

Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Sarasota chapter: lunch 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., first Tuesday monthly, Troyers Dutch Heritage, 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Cash is required. Register with Dr. Robyn at 941-748-6868 or director@swatnetworking.com. See www.SWATnetworking.com for more information.

Transitioning Professionals of Sarasota: hosts meetings 10 a.m.-noon at Webster University, 8043 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 101, University Park. The meetings provide support for employees in various aspects of business. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please dress for success.

West Coast Professionals Chapter of Lassen’s Leads Club: meets noon-1:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Cafe Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Two member businesses speak each week, and visiting businesses are given the opportunity to present their services. Lunch fee is $15. Reservations and information: Wendy Moore at 371-1151 or www.LeadsFL.com.

Women With Connections LWR: a business referral group, meets at 7:30 a.m. at The Serving Spoon, 8215 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Information: Lisa Hagerman at 302-1309.

WEDNESDAY

APICS Florida Gulf Coast: seminar featuring Michael D. Ford titled “Purpleocity.” Interactive look at developing and leveraging your core competencies. 5:30-8 p.m., Rosedale Golf and Country Club, 5100 87th St. E., Bradenton. Pre-register by May 9. $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members, and $15 for students. Register by calling Stan Okeson at (941) 441-2301 or reservations@apicsgulf.org.

Bradenton Toastmasters Club: meets at 6 p.m. at Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Information: Becky Smith at (941) 778-2246.

Exchange Club of Manasota East: a two-county business leads and referral organization, meets at 8 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans Restaurant, 7393 State Road 70 E. All prospective members are guests of the club at their initial meeting. Information and reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562.

Florida Public Relations Association, Central West Coast Chapter: marketing and public relations workshop in conjunction with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance. 8 a.m.-noon with registration at 7:30 a.m., Lakewood Ranch Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. Keynote speaker Joe Navarro, author and ex-fBI agent, who will talk about body language and nonverbal communication. $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers. Pre-register at www.cwcfpra.com/events.

Granger Mortgage: presents an informational session on reverse mortgages at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 4800 26th St. W. Information or reservations: Noreen Roberts at 713-0882 or noreen.roberts meets at 7:30 a.m. at Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant, 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. Information: Dr. Maria Meesit, 927-3770, or email: meesit@gte.net.

Lakewood Ranch Executives Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club: meets noon-1:15 p.m. at The Stingray Grill, 6260 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch. Cost: $12.50, includes lunch. Information or reservations: Wendy Moore at (941) 371-1151 or www.LeadsFL.com.

Lakewood Ranch Professional Women’s Networking Group: meets 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the River Club Cabana on the Green Restaurant, 6600 River Club Blvd. Lunch is $11. RSVP by Tuesday. Reservations: Kathi Bahler at 538-8800. Information: www.lrpwng.com.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce: hosts a Power Connection Networking Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays. Cost is $12 and reservations are required. Information: Elba at (941) 748-4842, ext. 122, or email ElbaV@ManateeChamber.com.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce and University of South Florida: offer free small-business development and counseling 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Chamber, 222 10th St. W. Appointments and information: Reba, 748-3411, ext. 100.

Power Network: meets at noon at Café Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost is $10. Information: Sharon Riehemann, 586-5806, or www.thepowernetwork.org.

Suncoast Business Alliance Bradenton: meets at 7:45 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 6023 14th St. W., Bradenton. See event details at www.meetup.com/SrqGrape/calendar/15504829.

THURSDAY

All Achievers Chapter, American Business Women’s Association: dinner to talk about the Sarasota Chamber’s new Business Women’s Initiative. 5:30-8 p.m., Community Foundation, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Men and women welcome, admission $20. Register with Lori Denny at (941) 962-9738 or ldenny@ledscomputersolutions.com.

APICS Florida Gulf Coast: seminar titled “Building Basic Negotiation Skills: Access the Power Within” featuring Michael D. Ford, CFPIM. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Rosedale Golf and Country Club, 5100 87th St. E., Bradenton. $299 for nonmembers, $249 for members. Register by contacting Tina jensen at 746-2101 or tjensenapics@yahoo.com.

Executive Network of Manatee: a business leads and referral group, meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Gloria’s Country Kitchen, 3633 Cortez Road. Information: www.executivenetworkmanatee.com.

Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association: focuses on personal development and networking with other businesswomen. Information: Carol McClelland at 284-1668.

Gulf Gate Professional Women’s Leads Group: meets at 11:45 a.m. at Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. Lunch costs $15. Information: Sharon Riehemann at 586-5806.

FRIDAY

Manasota Business Network: meets at 8 a.m. at Theresa’s Restaurant, 608 14th St. W., Bradenton. Organizers are looking for informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. Join the network for breakfast. Information: Susan Humphreys at 737-1233 or susan@susanhumphreys.com.

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce Leads Group I: meets at 11:45 a.m. at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: Elba, 748-4842, ext. 122.

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