Manatee River Business Exchange Club: The Manatee River Business Exchange Club meets for lunch 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Popi's Restaurant, 3911 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton. The club sponsors a wide variety of activities primarily focused around the Exchange Program of Service, which includes Child Abuse Prevention, community service, youth and Americanism. Members also exchange referrals and facilitate their business growth. Information: 941-720-2778.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance will hold its June executive briefing 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday at Keiser University Auditorium, 6151 Lake Osprey Dr., Lakewood Ranch. Christine Sensenig of Sensenig Law Firm will present "Your business must have a social media policy!" Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers. Information and registration: 941-757-1671 or www.LWRBA.org.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The Manatee Chamber, along with C1 Bank and S2 Timing present "Using Social Media to Develop Relationships that Translate into Sales," 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at 222 10th St. W., Bradenton. Speaker will be Kevin McNulty of NetWeave Social Networking. Cost: $20 members, $40 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Information: 941-748-3411 or CareyM@ManateeChamber.com.
Sarasota Manatee Business Coalition "BizEdConnect": The Sarasota Manatee Business Coalition's BizEdConnect "Connecting our business and technology incubator with your business," will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the HUB, 1680 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Speaker will be Rob Alfieri, head of community outreach for the HUB business and technology incubator. The events features networking, entertainment, beverage tickets cash bar, and a HUB tour. Admission is free to business owners and representatives. Free beverage ticket with registration before June 19. Information: 941-757-1880 or http://smbusinesscoalition.com.
Sarasota Manatee Human Resources Association: The Sarasota Manatee Human Resources Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a breakfast session 7:45-11:15 a.m. Friday at Palm Aire Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota. The program "Is your organization comfortable with the "New Normal?" Handling increased ambiguity, changes in your organization and the rapid use of technologies beyond your walls," features a panel discussion with Dr. Lisa Gunther, vice president of Talent Management with Right Management's Florida and Caribbean region; Tim Graham, chief HR officer of Tervis Tumbler, and Kevin McNulty, co-founder and
president of NetWeave Social Networking. Keynote speaker will be Larry Face from Next Level Achievement. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers. Information and registration: 941-779-9079 or www.myshra.org.
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 wendy networking and lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Crave Cafe, 6290 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. $12 admission includes lunch. Call Paul Declark at 941-504-9525 or visit opennetworkmanasota.com.
Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County: 1-3 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 Derek Williams, 941-756-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Manatee River Business Exchange Club: The group meets for lunch 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Popi's Restaurant, 3911 US 301 N., Ellenton. The club sponsors a wide variety of activities primarily focused around the Exchange Program of Service, which includes Child Abuse Prevention, community service, youth and Americanism. Members also exchange referrals and facilitate their business growth. Information: 941-720-2778.
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.
Local Leads of West Manatee Small Business Networking Group: The group meets for lunch at noon Wednesdays at Ezra's Cafe, 5629 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: Dave Norris at 941-400-2346.
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.executivenetworkmanatee.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.
Manasota Business Network: a support network, meets 8-9 a.m. Seeking informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. For meeting location, contact Susan Humphreys at 941-737-1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Manatee WCR Toastmasters Club: meets 6:30-8 p.m. the 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 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.
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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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