CareerSource Suncoast: The organization and Spherion Staffing will host a hiring event 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1112 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Interviews will be held for assembly/machine operators. Multiple positions are available and no experience is required. All candidates must register and add resume to employflorida.com prior to the event. There is no appointment needed. Information: 941-358-4080 or careersourcesuncoast.com.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance: The organization will host its 2016 annual membership luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of 2015 and will install the 2016 chairman of the board and the board of directors. Guest speaker will be Rick Homans, new CEO of the Tampa Bay partnership. Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Registration deadline is Jan. 18. Information: 941-757-1664 or lwrba.org.
CareerSource Suncoast: The company and Westminster Towers and Shores will host a hiring event 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday at 1112 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Westminster Towers and Shores is an active senior living community. Interviews will be held for experienced certified nursing assistants. No appointment is needed. In advance of the event candidates should apply online at westminsterretirement.com/careers/job-openings. Employer will conduct background checks, reference checks and drug screening. Information: 941-358-4080 or careersourcesuncoast.com.
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Fox Business Group: The company will host a seminar "Get Out Of Your Own Way," a series of
classes, 6-9 p.m. beginning Thursday and continuing Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and Feb. 11 at the AmericInn, 5931 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. The seminar, presented by Rick Torrington, will focus on successful prospecting, retargeting prospective buyers, fearless closing, and worry free goal setting. Each class is $45. Registration and information: 941-350-4162.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event, 5:30-7 p.m., Longwood Grill and Pub, 5802 Longwood Run Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-388-7613.
Open Network Manasota: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manasota Business Network: The group meets 8 a.m. Fridays at Jennifer's Restaurant, 5606 14th St. 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 email@example.com.
The University Professional Women's Chapter of Leads Club: noon-1:15 p.m., Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5425 University Pkwy., Sarasota. The lunch fee is at menu pricing. For reservations and information, contact Wendy Moore at 941-371-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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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