The Calendar of Events is available free of charge.
Calendar of Events
Monday, march 7
breakfast meeting - 7:45 a.m. The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County will hold a breakfast meeting at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sarasota City Manager Michael McNees will be the keynote speaker. John Clement of Gemesis Corp. also will address the group. Cost: $20 for EDC investors and $25 for others. For more information or for reservations, call (941) 955-2508, ext. 514.
Tuesdays, march 8 through april 19
entrepreneurs learn how to start a business - 6-9 p.m. Learn how to start a business, do market research and select the right site in "Six Weeks to Starting a Business." The class is limited to 10 people and meets at MCC Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota. The fee is $175. For more information or to register, call (941) 363-7000 at Lakewood Ranch, or (941) 752-5203 in Bradenton.
wednesday, march 9
executive paralegal certificate information session - 7 p.m. The University of Miami will host a free information session about its paralegal program, which combines online and classroom instruction to allow working professionals to further their education or start a new career. Session will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, 850 University Parkway, Sarasota. For more information go to www.miamiparalegal.com.
monday, march 14
benefits of mediation iN family law - 6 p.m. The Suncoast Chapter, Paralegal Association of Florida Inc. will hold its monthly dinner meeting at The Waterside Room, 216 Sarasota Quay. Attorney Gloria DeMedio will speak on the benefits of mediation in family law cases. For information or reservations, call Carollyn Kinneer at (941) 955-5100.
monday, march 14 through monday, may 2
how to start and manage your own business - 6-9 p.m. Presented by The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County. Learn the basics of starting and managing a business. Readiness, a business plan, marketing, accounting, hiring, insurance, etc., are covered in this eight-week class each Monday. Andy Fox is the business trainer. Cost: $35. For more information or reservations, call (941) 366-1700.
wednesday, march 16
planning THE Future - 6-8:30 p.m. The Southwest Florida Paralegal Association Inc. will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Speaker John Griffis will discuss "Planning your Future." For more information, visit www.swfloridaparalegals.com or contact Vicky Baker at (941) 364-2489.
employment tax - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The seminar covers how to calculate, pay, report and file payroll taxes; keep adequate records; and compare online payroll processing, outsourcing, payroll and employee leasing. The class meets at MCC Bradenton. For more information or to register, call (941) 363-7000 at Lakewood Ranch or (941) 752-5203 in Bradenton.
thursday, march 17
12 steps to customer trust - 8-9:30 a.m. The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce presents a seminar at the Tropical Breeze Resort. Rick Doran will talk about the "12 Steps to Customer Trust." Cost: $5 for members with reservations; and $10 for others. Must RSVP by noon on March 16. For more information or reservations, call (941) 349-3800.
monthly breakfast - 7:30 to 9 a.m. The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly breakfast with the chairman at the chamber's board room. Enjoy breakfast and information about the chamber presented by Chairman Richard Pierro. Members and prospective members are invited. Contact Elba Viruet at (941) 748-4842, ext. 122, for more information.
friday, march 18
chamber u executive breakfast series-insurance issues - 7:30 a.m. The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast panel of local insurance industry experts to give an update on all facets of business insurance including health, property and casualty and workers' compensation. Cost: $25 members (paid in advance), $30 members (at door), $30 non-members (paid in advance) and $35 non-members at door. For more information, call Sue Ward at (941) 955-2508, ext. 231.
tuesday, march 22
e-filing workshops - 3:30-5 p.m. The Sarasota County Bar Association will hold a free e-filing class. Learn how to create a PDF file, integrate Adobe distiller, word processor and scanner and insert a signature on word-processed documents. The workshop is free. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
wednesday, march 23
winning at work - Noon to 1 p.m. Presented by the Women's Resource Center, Kathy Baylis, vice president of Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development, will present the inside scoop on employment trends in Sarasota County. Find out where to position yourself professionally for the next 5 to 10 years. There's no fee. For more information or for reservations, call (941) 366-1700.
tuesday, march 29
e-filing workshops - 3:30-5 p.m. The Sarasota County Bar Association will hold a free e-fililng class. Learn how to create a PDF file, integrate Adobe distiller, word processor and scanner and insert a signature on word-processed documents. The workshop is free. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
thursday, march 31
advanced presentation skills for the entrepreneur - 6-9 p.m. Presented by the Women's Resource Center, Andy Fox will talk about putting the polish on your presentations. Practice in front of an audience and be evaluated. Cost: $5. For more information or for reservations, call (941) 366-1700.