3 Labor Day
The first Labor Day observance was a parade of 10,000 workers in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882.
5 East Meets West IV business expo, 5-8 p.m. at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $8. For details, visit eastmeetswestexpo.com
11 North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours,
5:30-7 p.m. at Days Inn, 1941 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Free. For details, visit northportareachamber.com.
14 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. $15. For more information or to register, email [email protected].
19 The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Prime Time networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bentley’s Boutique Hotel, 1660 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. To register, visit sarasotachamber.com.
19 TEDxSarasota presents “Intelligent Gaming Matters,” 6-8:30 p.m., Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, New College. For more information, go to tedxsarasota.com.
20 Suncoast Workforce Annual Meeting, featuring a panel on best practices for hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. $35. RSVP by Sept. 17 at suncoastworkforce.org.
21 Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County First Annual Report to the Community Luncheon, featuring Hall of Fame Awards, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. To register, visit edcsarasotacounty.com.
27SCOPE Annual Celebration and Boundary Crosser Award, honoring Ringling College of Art and Design president Larry Thompson. 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Michael’s On East. $25, general admission; $150, Circle of Friends for two reserved seats. RSVP scopexcel.org or call (941) 365-8751.
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