Major Asset Planning Series Seminars: Big Fish Real Estate will host "M.A.P.S.," a series of six seminars from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays January-March at 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Topics include "Insurance Insuperably," a "Bring out your Shred Day," and a Q&A. Local residents are invited to mingle with area professionals and discuss relevant topics. The series is free and open to the public. Call for a detailed schedule. Information: 941-779-2289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edward Jones: Edward Jones will host financial adviser Danny Wood for a presentation on "Investing for Income," 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at AMI Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations and information: 941-779-2499.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance will host an executive briefing 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday at Keiser University Auditorium, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota. Alan Mong will present "Competitive Advantage." Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers. Registration and information: 941-757-1664 or visit www.LWRBA.org.
Power Networking Lunch: The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Networking Lunch for chamber members 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverhouse Reef and Grill, 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Lunch is $12 for members, $17 for future members and reservations are required. Seats are limited. Information: Nicole Onorato at 941-748-4842, ext. 122, or email NicoleO@www.ManateeChamber.com.
"Power Hour Live": The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will host "Power Hour Live" on Wednesday at the Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. The event allows chamber members and future members to meet, greet and eat. Each guest has the opportunity to introduce themselves to the group. Bring a door prize and gain additional exposure for your business. Reservations are requested 24 hours prior. Cost: $20 members, $25 nonmembers and member walk-ins, if space if available.
Shumaker Chamber University: "You Inc. --Your One Page Business Plan" is the topic of Shumaker Chamber University noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Facilitator is Larry Face, Next Level Achievement. Cost: $5, free for members. Information: 941-955-8187.
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce: Make valuable contacts and discuss your business at The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce "Breakfast with a BANG!" 7:30-8 a.m. Friday at the Hair Cuttery, University Town Center, 93 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Cost: $5 members, $10 member walk-ins, $15 nonmembers. Information: 941-955-366-5621.
CAI Manager's Roundtable: The West Florida Chapter of Community Associations Institute will host a free Managers Roundtable education event 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Landings Racquet Club, 5350 Landings Blvd., Sarasota. Check-in is at 3 p.m. Topics: 1. Who's in that unit? Association address book. 2. Board Members with an agenda; your agenda or mine. 3. Water, water everywhere, where do you start and stop? 4. New Year's after party. Group discussion-open forum. Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. The event is free for all Community Association Managers. Information: 941-927-1910 or visit www.caiwestlforida.org.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber will host its monthly "Business After Hours," 5-7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Best Western Plus, 648 67th St. Cir. E., Bradenton. Members and prospective members are invited to enjoy complimentary appetizers and quality networking. There is no charge to attend. Information: 941-748-4842, ext. 122, or visit www.ManateeChamber.com.
Action Business Club: meets 7:30-9 a.m., first and third Tuesdays, at River Club Country Club, 6600 River Club Blvd.
American Business Women's Association 1st Class Chapter: meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday for networking and at 6 p.m. for dinner, Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Dinner is $20. Contact Sharone Martinelli at 941-720-2380.
Manatee WCR Toastmasters Club: meets 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Mondays at Bible Baptist Church, 2113 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton. Contact Steve Zeris at 941-518-6450.
Michael Valley: local Edward Jones financial adviser, hosts a coffee club 9-10 a.m. the first Tuesday at 3226 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Bradenton meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Information: 941-962-0884, email@example.com or www.SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Lakewood Ranch meets for lunch from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the River Club in Lakewood Ranch, 6600 River Club Blvd. Cost is $11 for members, $16 for guests. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Information: 941-962-0884, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Manasota meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Ramada Waterfront Hotel, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost is $11 for members, $16 for guests. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Information: 941-962-0884, email@example.com or www.SWATnetworking.com.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event, 5:30-7 p.m., Longwoodrun Grill & Pub, 5802 Longwoodrun Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-388-7613.
Lassen's Leads Club-Business Partners of Sarasota Chapter: noon-1:15 p.m., Hillview Grill, 1920 Hillview St., Sarasota. $12; includes lunch. Contact Wendy Moore at 941-371-1151 or wendy@leadsfL.com or see www.leadsfL.com.
Lassen's Leads Club-Sarasota Women's Chapter: noon-1:15 p.m., 1920 Hillview St., Sarasota. $12; includes lunch. Contact Wendy Moore at 941-371-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.leadsfl.com.
Open Network Manasota: networking and lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Bearded Clam, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $12 admission includes lunch. Call 941-504-9525.
Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. $5 donation requested. This employment success class includes cutting-edge tips for today's resume, interviewing skills and job research strategies from a professional career adviser. Register at 941-366-1700.
Business Networking International-Circle of Success Chapter: networking 7-9 a.m., Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. $10, includes breakfast. Contact President Sarah Meaker, 941-773-5349 or Sarah@meakerandassociates.com or see bni.com.
Business Networking International-Lakewood Ranch Chapter: networking 7:30-9 a.m., Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. First visit free and includes continental breakfast. Contact Michael Miele, 941-907-3828 or email@example.com, or see www.bni.com.
Lassen's Leads Club-Sarasota Professionals Chapter: 12:15-1:30 p.m., Mediterranean, 1970 Main St., No. 1, Sarasota. $14, includes lunch. Contact Wendy Moore, 941-371-1151 or wendy@LeadsFL.com, or visit www.leadsfl.com.
Lassen's Leads Club-West Coast Professionals Chapter: noon-1:15 p.m., IHOP, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Two member businesses speak each week; visiting businesses can present their services. Menu pricing. Contact Wendy Moore, 941-371-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.leadsfL.com.
Lakewood Ranch Professional Women's Networking Group: 12:30-1:30 p.m., The River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd. $12.50, includes lunch. RSVP by previous Tuesday to 941-313-5813. Information: www.lrpwng.com.
Suncoast Business Alliance Bradenton: 7:45 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 6023 14th St. W., Bradenton. Register at www.meetup.com/SrqGrape/calendar/15504829.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Longwoodrun Grill & Pub, 5802 Longwoodrun Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-7613.
Executive Network of Manatee: Business leads/referral group, 7:30 a.m., Days Inn Restaurant, 3506 First St. W., Bradenton. Contact Barbara Edwards, 941-792-2363, BERealtor@aol.com or www.executivenetworkmanattee.com.
Fox Business Group LLC: learn and lunch and networking meeting, noon-1 p.m., Country Pancake House and Restaurant, 8205 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Contact Andy Fox at 941-758-2404 or email@example.com.
Local Leads of Lakewood Ranch: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Bob Evans, 7393 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Contact Chris Moss, 941-907-9149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manasota Business Network: business support network, 8-9 a.m., Jennifer's Restaurant, 1401 Manatee Ave. W., No. 103, Bradenton. Seeking informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. Contact Susan Humphreys at 941-737-1233 or email@example.com.
The University Professional Women's Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club: noon-1:15 p.m., Bonefish Grill, 8101 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota. The lunch fee is $15. For reservations and information contact Wendy Moore at 941-371-1151 or wendy@LeadsFL.com.
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Senior Corps of Retired Executives-Counselors to America's Small Business: one-on-one free counseling sessions for anyone starting a business or struggling with their business. Tuesdays at Manatee Chamber of Commerce-Lakewood Ranch, 4215 Concept Court, and Thursdays at Manatee Chamber of Commerce-Bradenton, 222 10th St. W., Bradenton. Appointments through Reba at 941-748-3411, ext. 100, or rebap@manatee chamber.com.
State College of Florida small business counseling sessions: 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Appointments at 941-955-2508, ext. 520.
Women's Resource Center of Manatee: free employment strategies programs including developing an effective job search, career exploration, networking, interviewing skills and resume review. At 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Appointments at 941-747-6797.
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