Manatee Chamber of Commerce: Meet your state representatives and discuss the policy issues that are important and listen to a recap of the 2017 legislative session at the 2017 “Politics and Pints” from 4-6 p.m. Monday at Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Speakers includes Rep. Jim Boyd - District 71, Sen. Bill Galvano - District 21, Rep. Julio Gonzalez - District 74, Rep. Joe Gruters - District 73, Rep. Alexandra Miller - District 72, Rep. Wengay Newton - District 70, and Sen. Greg Steube - District 21. Cost: $30 members, $45 nonmembers. Registration and information: 941-748-3411 or manateechamber.com/events.
Manasota SCORE: The organization offers “Funding Sources,” a workshop in which attendees can learn about traditional and non-traditional capital sources for funding a business from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Selby Public Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Cost: $25. Registration is required at manasotascore.org.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber’s monthly members-only Power Connection Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Demetrios’ Pizza House, 1720 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. The casual networking allows members to connect one-on-one and are invited to give a one minute commercial to promote their business, products and/or services. Cost: $15. Reservations are required. Information: 941-748-3411 or manateechamber.com/events.
Jewish Housing Council Foundation and PNC Wealth Management: The group will offer a monthly free lecture series, beginning Wednesday, on estate planning and philanthropy, designed for people who want to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving and other financial issues in an informal, interactive setting and also provides the opportunity to meet one-on-one with top experts. This week’s lecture is “Why choose a corporate trustee?” All lectures are at 3 p.m. at Aviva - A Campus for Senior Life, 1951 N. Honore Ave., Bradenton. Lectures are free, reservations are required. Information: Patricia McMahon at 941-203-6237 or email email@example.com.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce: Enjoy networking, updates on Chamber programs and events at the Chamber’s monthly Coffee Club from 7:45-9 a.m. Thursday at “Historic” Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Cost: $10, free for members. Information: 941-748-3411 or manateechamber.com/events.
Manatee Young Professionals: The group will host “The Young Leaders’ Guide to Being the Board Member Every Nonprofit Wants” from 7:45-10 a.m. Friday at the Manatee Community Foundation, 2820 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. This free event will provide attendees information on the roles and responsibilities of serving on a non-profit board and what questions to ask before joining a board. As seating is limited, reservations are required. Information: 941-748-4842 or myponline.com.
Manasota SCORE: Richard Randolph, founder of Florida Creativity Centers, will present “Plan Your Way to Success with 1-Page Business Model Canvas” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Robert Taylor Community Center, 1845 34th St., Sarasota. Cost: $25. Registration is required at manasota.score.org.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. Longwood Grill and Pub, 5802 Longwood Run Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-388-7613. Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County: An employment success class includes cutting-edge tips for today’s resume, interviewing skills and job research strategies from a professional career adviser. $5 donation. 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Call 941-366-1700. Time: 1-3 p.m.
Business Networking International-Circle of Success Chapter: networking. Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. $10, includes breakfast. Contact president Lisa Pierce at 941-739-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit bni.com. Time: 7-9 a.m.
Business Networking International-Lakewood Ranch Chapter: networking. First visit free and includes continental breakfast. Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. contact Michael Miele at 941-907-3828 or email@example.com, or visit bni.com. Time: 7:30-9 a.m.
Manatee River Business Exchange Club: a networking and community club. Popi’s Place IV, 3911 U.S. Hwy. 301 N., Ellenton. Call Susan Keeler at 336-287-7437. Time: 11:45 a.m.
Local Leads of West Manatee Small Business Networking Group: Bella Mia, 5917 Manatee Ave. W. Call Jules Kessler at 941-720-8909. Time: Noon.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. Longwoodrun Grill & Pub, 5802 Longwoodrun Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-388-7613. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Executive Network of Manatee: Business leads/referral group. Mocha Joe’s, 3633 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Contact Barbara Edwards at 941-792-2363 or BERealtor01@aol.com, or visit executivenetworkmanatee.com. Time: 7:30 a.m.
Fox Business Group LLC: learn and lunch and networking meeting. Country Pancake House and Restaurant, 8205 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Contact Andy Fox at 941-758-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: Noon-1 p.m.
The University Professional Women’s Chapter of Leads Club: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5425 University Pkwy., Sarasota. Contact Wendy Moore at 941-371-1151 or email@example.com. Time: Noon-1:15 p.m.
Manatee WCR Toastmasters Club: Bible Baptist Church, 2113 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton. Call Steve Zeris at 941-518-6450. When: 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Bradenton. $14 members, $19 guests. Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. first Tuesday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Lakewood Ranch. Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. $14 members, $19 guests. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. second Tuesday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Manasota. Primo’s Ristorante, 8076 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $14 members, $19 guests. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. third Tuesday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Parrish. Popi’s Ellenton, 3911 U.S. 301, Ellenton. $14 members, $19 guests. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. first Thursday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Venice. Hotel Venezia, 425 U.S. 41 Bypass N., Venice. $14 members, $19 guests. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. second Thursday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Anna Maria Island. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. $14 members, $19 guests. Contact Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. third Thursday of each month.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Resource Center of Manatee: free employment strategies programs including developing an effective job search, career exploration, networking, interviewing skills and resume review. 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. For appointments, call 941-747-6797.
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