Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The chamber will host its monthly business after hours 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Family Eye Care, 11151 E. S.R. 70, Lakewood Ranch. Network with fellow chamber members and enjoy great food and refreshments. Cost: $10, free for members. No reservation required. Information: (941) 748-3411 or manateechamber.com.
CareerSource Suncoast Hiring Fair: CareerSource Suncoast will host "Paychecks for Patriots," a hiring fair 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Goodwill Manasota, 2705 51st Ave. E., Bradenton. The fair's purpose is to link members of Florida's military and veteran community with career opportunities and will address the employment needs of veterans, providing veterans with meaningful employment from employers who are dedicated to assisting veterans and their families find careers that match their skills. More than 33 employers will be present. Veterans or their family members who are unable to attend the Paychecks for Patriots hiring event can view and apply for available positions online at employflorida.com. For more information and a full list of employers that will be present, call 941-358-4080 or visit careersourcesuncoast.com.
Manatee Young Professionals: The group will host its monthly networking social 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Ed's Tavern, 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch. The casual business networking event will feature complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The organization's program is geared towards those 21-40 years in age. Cost: $5, free for members. No reservation required. Information: 941-748-3411 or myponline.com.
Manasota SCORE: The organization will host Financial Projections, a Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota. Cost: $25. Registration and information: manasota.score.org/localworkshops.
Florida Timeshare Owners: The group's fall meeting will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Palm Aire Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota. All timeshare owners are invited to attend and participate. Seating is limited, advance reservations are required. Reservations
and information: Frank Debar at 941-351-1384 or tsownersgroup.com.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event, 5:30-7 p.m., Longwood Grill and Pub, 5802 Longwood Run 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 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 Linda Singer, 941-685-0949 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 bni.com.
Lassen's Leads Club-Sarasota Professionals Chapter: 12:15-1:30 p.m., Mediterraneo, 1970 Main St., No. 1, Sarasota. $14, includes lunch. Contact Wendy Moore, 941-371-1151 or wendy@LeadsFL.com, or visit 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 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: lrpwng.com.
Local Leads of West Manatee Small Business Networking Group: The group meets for lunch at noon Wednesdays at Bella Mia, 5917 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 meetup.com/SrqGrape/calendar/15504829.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Longwood Grill & Pub, 5802 Longwood Run 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 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: The group meets 8 a.m. Fridays at Water's Edge, 2015 32nd Ave. W., Bradenton. The group is a non-compete business and referral group looking for informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. Information: 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.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Bradenton meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Lakewood Ranch meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Manasota meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Primo's Ristorante, 8076 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Parrish meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at River Wilderness Country Club, 2250 Wilderness Blvd. W., Parrish. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworkinhg.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Nokomis meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Mission Valley Country Club, 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Nokomis. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Anna Maria Island meets for lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. Cost: $13 members, $18 guests. Information: Deborah Gerard at 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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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