Nov. 4 USF Sarasota-Manatee 19th Annual Brunch, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Funds scholarships. For information, contact Barb Lewis at (941) 359-4737 or [email protected].
Nov. 7 Chamber Expo 2012, presented by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 4-7:30 p.m. at the Manatee Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Nov. 14 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance membership luncheon with guest speaker Rex Jensen, CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Luncheon is $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register at lwrba.org.
Nov. 14 TEDx Sarasota presents “Entrepreneurship Matters,” 6-8:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Register for free tickets at tedxsarasota.com.
Nov. 16 Small Business Development Center “Government Contracting 101,” 1-3 p.m. at State College of Florida Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota. $10. To register, visit sbdctampabay.com/training/manatee-sarasota-training.
Nov. 23 Black Friday The official kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
Nov. 27 Manatee Economic Development Corporation Introducing the Manatee County Vision, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. $50 for MEDC investors; $60 for all others. Register at manateeedc.com.