SEPT 4 East Meets West V Business Expo, presented by the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Register at eastmeetswestexpo.com.
SEPT 11 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance membership luncheon, “A Salute to the Military,” with State Rep. Greg Steube, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $25 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Register at lwrba.org/events.
SEPT 12 Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Annual Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. $65, $450 for half corporate table of 5, $750 for corporate table of 10. Register at edcsarasota.com.
SEPT 12 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Installation of Officers party, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Ramada Venice Resort, 425 U.S. Highway 41 Bypass N., Venice. Details at venicechamber.com.
SEPT 19 SCOPE 12th Anniversary and Boundary Crosser Award Celebration, honoring Sandra Terry and Christine Jennings, 5-6:30 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $35. Register at scopexcel.org.
SEPT 21 Manasota Score, “Building Your Business Plan,” 9 a.m.-noon at the ComCenter, 9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch. $25. Register at manasota.score.org/localworkshops.
SEPT 21 Venice Young Professionals Banquet, 6-9 p.m. at Mission Valley Country Club, 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Venice. Details at venicechamber.com.
SEPT 26 Suncoast Workforce Annual Meeting with brand strategist Andrea Syverson of IER Partners, Inc., 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. $45 early registration by Sept. 20; $50 after Sept. 20. To register, visit suncoastworkforce.org.
SEPT 27 Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc., “Lawyers & Legends,” 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. $200. Register at lawyersandlegends.eventbrite.com.
OCT. 10 “The Next Big Think” luncheon celebrating STEMsmart innovation in our businesses and schools, sponsored by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, 11:30-1 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $45. To register, contact Vicki Vega at [email protected].