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UPCOMING EVENTS

CareerSource Suncoast: The company will host a job fair 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota. Job seekers looking for a fresh start, better job or new career path will find an array of opportunities at this free, all-day job fair with over 50 employers offering positions in a wide-range of fields. The CareerSource Suncoast Mobile career center will be on site offering resume assistance, access to apply to jobs and printers for those who need to produce their resumes. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring multiple resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Information: 941-358-4080, ext. 1123.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will host the largest consumer expo and business after hours networking event of the year 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The event is open to the public and is an opportunity for all attendees to learn more about "shop local" products and services from many leading businesses and organizations. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided. There will be live entertainment, a cash bar, and door prizes. Admission at the door: $5. Parking is free. Information: 941-748-3411 or manateechamber.com.

WEEKLY EVENTS

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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 linda@lindasingerhomes.com 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 mmiele@mga-insurance.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 wendy@leadsfl.com, or visit leadsfL.com.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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 andy@foxbizgroup.com.

FRIDAY

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 garysueh@yahoo.com.

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.

MONTHLY/BIMONTHLY

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.

To list a business meeting or event, email Angie Monroe at amonroe@bradenton.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday before publication; items must include full address of meeting place, date and time of event, and a telephone number.

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