Agenda: January 2013

By Hannah Wallace January 1, 2013

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Jan. 15 New Topics New College, “Positive Aging Pioneers” with Tom Esselman, CEO, Institute for the Ages, Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road. $15. Reserve online at or call (941) 487-4888.


Jan. 16 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Annual Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Reservations at


Jan. 21 Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Jan. 22 2013 Unity Awards Luncheon presented by Biz(941) and La Guia magazines, honoring local champions of diversity, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $40. Purchase tickets at


Jan. 24 Manatee Economic Development Corporation Economic Forecast Breakfast with economist Henry Fishkind, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Bradenton Auditorium. $45 MEDC investors; $55 all others. RSVP to Cindy at (941) 748-4842 ext. 126 or [email protected].


Jan. 28 Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2013 Legislative Roundtable Preview: Pancakes & Politics, 7:30-9 a.m. at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Reservations required by Jan. 21; visit or email Lisa Reeder at [email protected].


Jan. 28 Manatee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m. at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Meet Pittsburgh Pirates players. Free. For more information, visit


Jan. 30 Organizational expert David Allen, “Getting Things Done” seminar, 9 a.m.-noon, Harry Sudakoff Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, New College of Florida. Presented by Zonta Club, Community Foundation of Sarasota and Peggy Bates Foundation. Free for nonprofits. To register, email [email protected].








More than 200,000 U.S. boomers are exiting the labor force each month through retirement.


SOURCE: “The Baby Boom Bump.”




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What do you think will happen with the fiscal cliff?


We’re going to fall off the cliff and into recession.



Congress will forge a compromise deal by Dec. 31, 2012.



Congress will postpone the spending cuts and tax hikes and kick the can down the road.


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