Station 2 Innovation Summer student program: The organization will offer special memberships and educational programing just for high school, college, university, tech-school students. The program teaches the fundamentals of starting a business, customer and business model validation, legal considerations, brand development, Intellectual property, crowd funding, working with investors, and information on sound financial accounting. $25-$50. Station 2 Innovation, 912 Seventh Ave. E., Bradenton. 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Tuesdays June 7-Aug. 4.
CANCELED BECAUSE OF WEATHER: Meet the Minds Luncheon: The Argus Foundation and Sarasota County Tiger Bay are hosting Meet the Minds: Christ Hart, president and CEO of CareerSource Florida. Hart will discuss how Florida is addressing workforce challenges. $30. Plantation Golf and Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. 941-232-9046 or argusfoundation.org/events. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Manatee Young Professionals: Members and guests gather for casual business networking. A Marauders game will follow the event. Game day tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. $8, includes a Marauder hat and complimentary souvenir cup with one-time fountain fill-up. Kona Bar, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Craig Warzecha at 941-747-3031, ext. 4353. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. Longwood Grill and Pub, 5802 Longwood Run Blvd., Sarasota, 941-388-7613. 5:30-7 p.m.
Open Network Manasota: networking and lunch. $12 includes lunch. Crave Cafe, 6290 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Paul Declark at 941-504-9525 or opennetworkmanasota.com. 11:45 a.m.-1 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, 941-366-1700. 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 Linda Singer, 941-685-0949 or email@example.com or see bni.com. 7-9 p.m.
Business Networking International-Lakewood Ranch Chapter: networking. First visit free and includes continental breakfast. Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Michael Miele, 941-907-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or bni.com. 7:30-9 a.m.
Lakewood Ranch Professional Women’s Networking Group: networking event. $12.50 includes lunch, RSVP by previous Tuesday. The River Club, 6600 River Club Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, 941-313-5813 or lrpwng.com. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Local Leads of West Manatee Small Business Networking Group: Bella Mia, 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Dave Norris at 941-400-2346. 12 p.m.
Suncoast Business Alliance Bradenton: Perkins Restaurant, 6023 14th St. W., Bradenton. Register at meetup.com/SrqGrape/calendar/15504829. 7:45 a.m.
Best of Lakewood Ranch: networking event. Longwoodrun Grill & Pub, 5802 Longwoodrun Blvd., Sarasota, 941-388-7613. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Executive Network of Manatee: Business leads/referral group. Days Inn Restaurant, 3506 First St. W., Bradenton. Barbara Edwards, 941-792-2363, BERealtor@aol.com or executivenetworkmanatee.com. 7:30 a.m.
Fox Business Group LLC: learn and lunch and networking meeting. Country Pancake House and Restaurant, 8205 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Andy Fox, 941-758-2404 or email@example.com. noon-1 p.m.
Manasota Business Network: A non-compete business and referral group looking for informational speakers and guests interested in becoming members. Robin’s Downtown Cafe, 428 12th St. W., Bradenton. Susan Humphreys at 941-737-1233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 a.m.
The University Professional Women’s Chapter of Leads Club: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5425 University Pkwy., Sarasota. Wendy Moore, 941-371-1151 or email@example.com. noon-1:15 p.m.
Manatee WCR Toastmasters Club: Bible Baptist Church, 2113 Morgan Johnson Road, Bradenton. Steve Zeris, 941-518-6450. 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Mondays of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Bradenton. $13 members, $18 guests. Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Deborah Gerard, 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. $13 members, $18 guests. Deborah Gerard, 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. $13 members, $18 guests. Deborah Gerard, 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. River Wilderness Country Club, 2250 Wilderness Blvd. W., Parrish. $13 members, $18 guests. Deborah Gerard, 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworkinhg.com. Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. first Thursday of each month.
S.W.A.T. Networking: Successful Women Aligning Together-Nokomis. Mission Valley Country Club, 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Nokomis. $13 members, $18 guests. Deborah Gerard, 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. $13 members, $18 guests. Deborah Gerard, 941-224-4144 or SWATnetworking.com. Lunch 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. third Thursday of each month.
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: Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Appointments, 941-955-2508, ext. 520. 1-3 p.m. Mondays.
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, 941-747-6797.
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