Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee: Commercial Investment Division. The division will hold a breakfast panel discussion on downtown business and real estate development with a panel that will include developers Jesse Biter of Biter Enterprises and Kevin Daves of Core Development, as well as two representatives from the City of Sarasota: Steven Stancel, general manager of economic development, and Steven Cover, planning director. When/where: 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday/The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Cost: $20. Registration: myrasm.com/horizons.
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County: 2017/18 Business of Art workshops. The series of four workshops (Sept. 26, Nov. 28, March 13, May 22) is designed to assist individual artists of all disciplines to build the business and administrative skills necessary to support their career as an artist. When/where: 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sept. 26/Center for Arts and Humanity, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information/registration: sarasotaarts.org.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: 7 Ideas for Creative Success. Learn product design from Reyn Guyer, the originator of the Nerf and Twister brands that have generated more than $8 billion in sales. Learn ideas that have worked for Guyer, one of the most successful creative professionals of our time. Speaker Tim Walsh, co-writer the book “Right Brain Red,” will share ways to create and recognize opportunity. When/Where: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27/ Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Cost: $27 for LWRBA members, $37 for non-members. Information: Call 941-757-1666 or visit lwrba.org.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: Igniting team spirit. Get to know the Premier Sports Campus, Lakewood Ranch’s 145-acre sports facility. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. When/where: 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 4/Premier Sports Campus of Lakewood Ranch, 5895 Post Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Cost: Free for LWRBA members, $15 for non-members. Information: Call 941-757-1664 or visit lwrba.org.
Leadership Manatee Alumni Association: Leadership lunch ‘n’ learn. Dr. Michael Lillibridge, the founder and president of PeopleMap, will be the guest speaker. He began his career by spending 12 years as a staff psychologist and adjunct assistant professor of psychology and counselor education at the University of South Florida’s Counseling Center. When/where: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 4/Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Cost: $35 for members, $40 for other. Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit leadershipmanateeaa.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 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 941-518-4041 or BERealtor01@gmail.com, or visit executivenetworkmanatee.com. Time: 7:30 a.m.
Fox Business Group LLC: Learn and lunch networking meeting. Country Pancake House and Restaurant, 8205 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Contact Andy Fox at 941-758-2404 or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 visit 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 visit 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 visit 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 visit 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 visit 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 visit 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 email@example.com.
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. Appointments at 941-747-6797.
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