Feb. 7 - Manatee Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Dinner and Member Appreciation Night, 5-9 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grill & Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $65; table sponsorships available. Register at manateechamber.com.
Feb. 8 - The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce annual Kickoff Breakfast, 7:30-9:15 a.m. at the Sahib Shrine Center, 600 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Register at sarasotachamber.com.
Feb. 13 - Small Business Development Center, "Steps to Starting a New Business," 9-11 a.m. at State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, $20. To register, visit sbdctampabay.com/training/manatee-sarasota-training.
Feb. 20 - New College Foundation "Winning at Innovation," featuring global marketing strategist Dr. Phil Kotler and a panel of local CEOs, 8-10 a.m. at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center at New College. Moderated by Biz(941) editor Susan Burns. $35, includes continental breakfast. Register at donate.ncf.edu.
Feb. 28 - Manatee Economic Development Corporation 25th Anniversary Hob Nob Bar-B-Que, 5:30-9 p.m. at Dolphin Aviation, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $65 for MEDC investors; $75 for all others. For information, call Cindy Unzicker, (941) 748-4842 ext. 126 or [email protected].
March 6 - Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Networking Social, 5-7 p.m. at C1 Bank, 2025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Free for members; $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required; visit lwrba.org.