5-8 p.m. at Polo Grill and Bar Fete Ballroom, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $65. RSVP required. For more information, contact Nicole Onorato at (941) 748-4842 ext. 122 or NicoleO@ManateeChamber.com.
10 Sarasota Chamber Annual Kick-Off Breakfast
7:30-9:15 a.m. at Sahib Shrine Center, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. $30 for members; $45 for nonmembers and late registrants. For more information, contact Anthony Hartman at (941) 556-4051 or AHartman@SarasotaChamber.com.
13 Manasota SCORE, Annual Luncheon with speaker Alex Sink, 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S. $25. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Better Together: Silicon Valley Meets the Gulf Coast, featured speaker Salim Ismail of Singularity University, noon at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. $50. Reserve tickets at gulfcoastcf.org/news/2012/01/06/better-together.
29 Manatee Chamber of Commerce, The New Health Age: What Does It Mean for Your Business? 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch Office, 7:45-10:30 a.m., featuring speakers David Houle and Jonathan Fleece and the Tampa Bay Partnership and ONE BAY-Healthy Communities. $35. To register, visit bit.ly/zOxM4i. For more information, contact Kimberly Henley at email@example.com, or call (941) 748-4842 ext 133.
Coming In March
2 Institute for the Ages, 2012 Winter Forum with featured speakers Dr. Kevin O’Neil, chief medical officer at Brookdale Senior Living, and demographics expert Brad Edmondson, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. $25. To register, visit institutefortheages.org/events/.
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