The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Sarasota Chamber PrimeTime
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce goes “Back to the 80’s” at the next Sarasota PrimeTime on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. at the Sahib Shrine Center, 600 N. Beneva Road. Meet, greet and eat with hundreds of Chamber members, network with exhibitors and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by Chamber member restaurants. Register at sarasotachamber.com/events.
A Taste of Downtown Food & Wine Festival
Menu tastings from more than 20 of your favorite downtown restaurants, plus fine wine pairings by Pangea Wine & Spirits. Proceeds benefit Sarasota Youth Opera. Tickets are $45 per person in advance/$55 per person day of event, and can be purchased at sarasotaopera.org/taste.
East Meets West Expo
Network with business professionals from Sarasota and Manatee County at this regional business expo. Enjoy tasting samples from local restaurants and a cash bar. Register at eastmeetswestexpo.com.
Sunsets at Selby
Stroll along Sarasota’s scenic bayfront, listen to the sounds of lively music and enjoy the tranquility of the sunset in Selby Gardens’ tropical urban oasis. Extended evening hours allow for a peaceful after-work unwind; bring your own picnic or purchase food and drink on site. Cost for members, $10; non-members, $12. Children 11 and under are free. Go to selby.org for more information.
CareerSource Suncoast Workforce & Economic Outlook ’15
Rebecca Rust with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will share labor market insights for Manatee and Sarasota counties, with special focus on high demand occupations such as construction, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing. $45 includes lunch; $55 after September 12. Register online at careersourcesuncoast.com/meeting.
SCOPE Boundary Crosser Award Celebration
Since 2005, SCOPE has celebrated our community’s citizen leaders and community builders. Join them this year as they honor 2014 Boundary Crosser Cathy Layton. Register at scopeexcel.org.
Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale
The nationwide tour of gowns makes a stop in Sarasota! Shop hundreds of new and gently worn designer and couture bridal gowns and save up to 87%, plus enjoy exciting giveaways and support programs to assist cancer patients. Register at bridesabc.org and get your ticket today!