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Calendar of Events

March 28

Green Construction: The Urban Land Institute's Southwest Florida chapter is hosting a meeting in Fort Myers on "green" construction. Speakers include Dennis Church, vice president of planning for Bonita Bay Group, and Ted Sottong, vice president of architecture with Architecture Inc. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Verandah Clubhouse in Fort Myers. For details and registration, go to or call 800-321-5011.

March 31

Landlords and Tenant rights: The Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Selby Public Library will hold a free rental housing information session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 1331 First St., Sarasota. The meeting will focus on resolving disputes, handling evictions, subletting, and deposit and other rent requirements. Attorneys Kevin R. Bruning of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen and Nancy Cason of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A., will address the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant as well as demonstrate common litigation issues that arise between the two. Other topics to be covered include oral and written leases, failure to meet lease obligations, non-payment of rent, and access to premises. For more information call 941-861-5000.

April 3

A Luncheon with Dawna Stone: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will hold a Women's Series Luncheon with Dawn Stone, founder and publisher of the national women's magazine, Her Sports + Fitness. The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown, 513 S. Florida Ave., Tampa. A motivational speaker, author and former analyst for Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley, Stone is the winner of NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Her first book, Winning Nice: How To Succeed In Business and Life Without Waging War, was released in August. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. For more information or to register visit and click on the events calendar.

Attracting venture capital and business partners while protecting your innovations: The Tampa Bay Technology Forum will host a free presentation on turning technology innovations into a business success from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Marriott Waterside Hotel, 700 S. Florida Ave., Tampa. The meeting will feature Andre Carter founder of Irimi Corp. and Stefan Stein a partner in Holland and Knight. Register online at

April 7

Investor breakfast with SRQ airport president: The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County will hold an investor update breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The keynote speaker will be Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and CEO Fredrick Piccolo. Cost is $20 for EDC investors and $30 for non-investors. Registration is available online at or by calling 941-309-1200, Ext. 103.

April 8

Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson, a member of the Governor's Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, will discuss Florida's tax system at a lunch of the Real Estate Investment Society in Fort Myers. The lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Room of Pelican Preserve. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. To reserve, go to, email [email protected] or call 239-410-1253.

April 10

Venture Forum: The Gulf Coast Venture Forum meets to bring together entrepreneurs, early stage venture capital firms and angel investors from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Kensington Country Club in Naples. For more information, visit or call 239-262-6300.

April 25:

Turning Silver into Gold: The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County will hold an event with Dr. Mary Furlong, an academic, entrepreneur marketer, and author of "Turning Silver Into Gold," a book focused on how to reach and be received by baby boomers. The meeting will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Michael's On East, 1212 East Ave, Sarasota. Cost is $65 per person. For more information or to RSVP visit and click on the events calendar.

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