May 4 Suncoast Technology Forum Technology Conference and Expo 20124 Suncoast Technology Forum Technology Conference and Expo 2012, noon-5 p.m. at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, $10. For details, call (941) 704-6835, or visit 82degreestech.com/SuncoastTechExpo2012.

8 Sarasota Magazine’s Best of Sarasota party, 5:30-8 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. $50; a portion of proceeds benefits Selby Gardens. Tickets are limited; buy yours now at bestofsarasota.eventbrite.com.

May 13th - Mother's Day13

Mother’s Day

9 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Membership Luncheon, “Two EDCs Manatee/Sarasota,” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register at lwrba.org.

23 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year luncheon, noon-1 p.m. at Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. $40. To register, contact David Pierce, dpierce@venicechamber.com.

24 Venice, Englewood, North Port Chambers of Commerce Tri-Chamber Networking, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. For details, visit venicechamber.com.

May 28th - Memorial Day28

Memorial Day

 

UPCOMING

June 5 Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. $45 for members; $60 for nonmembers. To register, visit sarasotachamber.com

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READER METER: Is it OK for employers to ask for prospective employees’ Facebook passwords?Reader Meter

Is it OK for employers to ask for prospective employees’ Facebook passwords?

Absolutely NOT

98%

Yes  

2%

SOURCE: Biz(941) reader poll.

Trendspotter

Employers expect to hire 10.2 percent more new graduates from the college class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011.

Source: National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2012 Spring Update. 

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