MAY 2-5

Spark Growth Riverwalk 2013, a unique four-day tech collaborative. Details at sparkgrowth.net.

MAY 4

Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce Cinco de Mayo and Taste of Latin America festival, Main Street, Sarasota. Details at latinchamber.org.

MAY 8

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. For reservations, visit lwrba.org.

MAY 10

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. $49, members; $60, nonmembers. For reservations, visit sarasotachamber.com.

MAY 14

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event, 5-7 p.m. at the Community Coalition on Homelessness, 701 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Free. Details at manateechamber.com.

MAY 16

Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce Networking Power Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Westminster Towers and Shores, 1533 Fourth Ave. W., Bradenton. Details at latinchamber.org.

MAY 27

Memorial Day

MAY 29

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards Luncheon, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Plantation Golf and Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice. Details at venicechamber.com.

June 12 Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange, 5-7 p.m. at Englewood Community Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd., Englewood. Details at englewoodchamber.com.

JUNE 29 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce 55th Anniversary Celebration at the Longboat Key Club Harbourside, 6-9 p.m., $55. To RSVP, call the chamber at (941) 383-2466.

 

Trendspotter: Women's Earnings

Florida women employed full time in 2011 had median weekly earnings of $668 or 83.8 percent of their male counterpart’s $797 median. This ratio was the second highest since 1997, just below the 2006 peak ratio of 84.2 percent. Nationwide, women earned $684 or 82.2 percent of the $832 median for men.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Women’s Earnings in Florida—2011,” report released December 2012.

 

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