Manatee Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club: meets 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at 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: meets 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Mondays at Bible Baptist Church, 2113 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton. Contact Steve Zeris at 518-6450.
Free small-business counseling sessions: 1-4 p.m., 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota,chamber conference room. Call 955-2508, ext. 520.
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Women’s Resource Center of Manatee: free employment strategies programs, 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Employment consulting on developing an effective job search, career exploration, networking, interviewing skills and resume review. Appointments: 747-6797.
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’s 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 Dennise Berger at (941) 745-1627.
BNI Circle of Success Chapter: networking 7:30-9 a.m. weekly, Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W. $10 room charge includes breakfast. Contact Derek Williams at 756-4500, Derek@WilliamsWealth360.com or BNI.com.
Counselors to America’s Small Business: free small-business counseling sessions at Manatee Chamber of Commerce-Lakewood Ranch, 4215 Concept Court. Appointments: Reba at 748-3411, ext. 100.
Fox Business Group: business luncheon, noon-1 p.m. weekly, Duff’s Smorgasbord at the Target shopping center, Bradenton. Cost: $11, includes 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. Enables developing businesses to build relationships that can be instrumental in moving their businesses forward. Contact Michael Miele at 907-3828.
Manasota Business Masters: two-county business leads and referral organization, meets at noon weekly at Gloria’s Country Kitchen, 3633 Cortez Road. All prospective members are guests at first meeting. Reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562.
Manatee River Exchange Club: business referral organization, meets at noon at Beef O Brady’s, 8913 U.S. 301 N., Parrish. Information or reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562 or Dough Both at 932-0239.
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.
Open Network Bradenton: meets 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Stacey’s Buffet, 4848 14th St. W. Cost: $10, includes lunch. Walk-ins welcome. Contact Paul DeClark 504-9525 or 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 welcome. Contact Jeff Deehr at 377-6000.
Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Bradenton: meets for lunch and networking 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Contact (941) 748-6868, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.SWATnetworking.com.
Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Lakewood Ranch: meets for lunch and networking 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at The River Club, Cabana on the Green Restaurant, 6600 River Club Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Contact (941) 748-6868, email@example.com, or www.SWATnetworking.com.
Successful Women Aligning Together (S.W.A.T.) Sarasota: meets for lunch and networking 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Tuesday monthly at Troyers Dutch Heritage, 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. Contact (941) 748-6868, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.SWATnetworking.com.
Toast of Lakewood Ranch Toastmasters Club: meets noon to 1 p.m. weekly at Tidewell Hospice, 6310 Capital Dr., Suite 100, Lakewood Ranch. Searching for new members interested in improving their speaking abilities. Information: Stacy at 894-5233.
Transitioning Professionals of Sarasota: meets 10 a.m.-noon, Webster University, 8043 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 101, University Park. Support for employees in various aspects of business. 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. weekly, Cafe Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Two member businesses speak each week; visiting businesses can present their services. $15 fee includes lunch. Information and reservations: Wendy Moore at 371-1151 or www.LeadsFL.com.
Women With Connections LWR: business referral group, meets at 7:30 a.m. weekly at The Serving Spoon, 8215 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Contact Lisa Hagerman at 302-1309.
Bradenton Toastmasters Club: meets at 6 p.m. at Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Contact Becky Smith at (941) 778-2246.
Exchange Club of Manasota East: two-county business leads and referral organization, meets at 8 a.m. for breakfast, Bob Evans Restaurant, 7393 S.R. 70 E. All prospective members are guests at first meeting. Information and reservations: Bill MacArthur at 726-4562.
Granger Mortgage: informational session on reverse mortgages, 10 a.m. weekly, 4800 26th St. W. Information and reservations: Noreen Roberts at 713-0882.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: networking social, 5-7 p.m., MacAllisters Grill & Tavern, 8110 Lakewood Main St. Free for members, $20 for future members. Advance online registration encouraged at www.LWRBA.org.
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 and 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 River Club Cabana on the Green Restaurant, 6600 River Club Blvd. Cost: $11, includes lunch. RSVP by Tuesday. Information and reservations: Kathi Bahler at 538-8800 or www.lrpwng.com.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce: Power Connection Networking Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays. Cost: $12, includes lunch. Reservations: Shelley at 748-4842, ext. 122, or email@example.com.
Manatee Chamber of Commerce and University of South Florida: free small-business development and counseling, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the chamber, 222 10th St. W. Information and appointments: Reba at 748-3411, ext. 100.
Power Network: meets at noon at Café Baci, 4001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost: $10. Contact Sharon Riehemann at 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.
Executive Network of Manatee: business leads and referral group, meets at 7:30 a.m. weekly at Gloria’s Country Kitchen, 3633 Cortez Road. See www.executivenetworkmanatee.com.
Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association: focuses on personal development and networking with other businesswomen. Contact Carol McClelland at 284-1668.
Fox Business Group LLC: networking meeting, noon to 1 p.m., at Country Pancake House, San Marco Plaza. Information: 758-2402.
Gulf Gate Professional Women’s Leads Group: meets at 11:45 a.m. at Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. Cost: $15, includes lunch. Contact Sharon Riehemann at 586-5806.
Manasota Business Network: meets at 8 a.m. at Theresa’s Restaurant, 608 14th St. W., Bradenton. Seeking informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. Contact Susan Humphreys at 737-1233.
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