Oct. 4 North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Hob Nob, 5-7 p.m. at North Port City Hall, 4970 City Hall Blvd. Free. For more information, visit northportareachamber.com.
Oct. 9 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event, 5-7 p.m. at Sign Zoo, 2854 Manatee Ave. E. Free; no registration required. For more information, visit manateechamber.com.
Oct. 17 TEDx Sarasota presents “Creating Comfort Matters,” 6-8:30 p.m. at Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, New College. Register for free tickets at tedxsarasota.com.
Oct. 17 Sarasota Chamber’s Assignment Downtown Council, “What About A Conference Center?”, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, $35. Contact Valorie Hillerich, [email protected], (941) 556-4046.
Oct. 18 Bradenton Riverwalk Grand Opening 5-7 p.m. A community celebration of the revitalized riverfront, with ribbon cutting, live music and refreshments. For more information, visit realizebradenton.com.
Oct. 22 The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers. To register, visit sarasotachamber.com.
Oct. 23 “The Arts Mean Business” luncheon, presented by the Economic Development Corporation and Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Keynote speaker is Randy Cohen of Americans for the Arts. $45. To register, visit edcsarasotacounty.com.
Nov. 3 Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce first annual “Coastal Affair” party, 5 p.m. at Manasota Beach Club. Proceeds to benefit chamber and three area elementary schools. For tickets and more information, visit englewoodchamber.com.
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