NOV. 1 The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 93rd Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. $55 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Register at sarasotachamber.com.
NOV. 10 USF Sarasota-Manatee’s 20th annual Brunch on the Bay, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $200; $1,500-$25,500 table sponsorships available. For details, visit usfsm.edu.
NOV. 13 Manatee and Greater Sarasota Chambers of Commerce Chamber Expo 2013 networking event with 150-plus vendors, 5-8 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. For information, email Kim Dalglish at [email protected]
NOV. 13 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Sandies Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $35. For information or to register, visit lwrba.org.
NOV. 19 Suncoast Technology Forum Techbyte Luncheon; Mark Zeitler, CTO of Accrisoft Corp., on “Using a CMS to Transform Your Business.” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers. To register, visit suncoasttechnologyforum.com.
NOV. 21 Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Five, 5:30-7 p.m. at Summit at Venice, 200 Nassau St. N., Venice. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. For details, visit venicechamber.com.
NOV. 23 Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce 2013 Gala, 6:30 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $125. To register, call Fatima Soriano at (941) 580-2169, or visit latinchamber.org.
NOV. 28 Thanksgiving and first day of Hanukkah. For the first—and only—time ever, the first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving. (The first night of Hanukkah is Wednesday night, Nov. 27.)
DEC. 3 USF Sarasota-Manatee Hospitabull Evening to benefit the USFSM hospitality program, 6 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. For details, visit usfsm.edu/hospitabull.
DEC. 12 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Holiday Coffee Club, 7:30-9:15 a.m. at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. For more information about attending or donating gifts, email Kim Dalglish at [email protected]