Calendar of Events
Breakfast with the representative: State Rep. Michael Grant will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast meeting of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County. In addition, Gary Moyer and Karen Cook of Lion's Gate Development will update the Proscenium mixed-use project in Sarasota. Breakfast will start at 7:45 a.m. at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Longboat Key. Cost is $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.edcsarasotacounty.com or call 941-309-1200, ext. 103.
Mortgage crisis: Real estate financing expert Robert Harry Jr. will discuss financing options in light of the mortgage problems at a lunch meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society at Pelican Preserve Clubhouse in Fort Myers. Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. To register, visit www.reis-swfl.org.
From Russia, with love: USF Sarasota-Manatee's Institute for Public Policy and Leadership and the Russian-American Association of Sarasota are co-sponsoring an all-day to explore opportunities for business, technology and research relationships between Russia and Florida. The workshop starts with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Selby Auditorium on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost is $70 per person. To register, visit russianamericanassociation.org or call 941-465-8905.
Profit improvement: The CEO Council of Tampa Bay will hold a breakfast meeting with Brian Beaulieu, an economist and executive director of the Institute for Trend Research. Beaulieu will discuss short- and long-term economic trends that will impact company profits. The meeting will be held at the Centre Club at 123 S. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. To register, visit www.ceotampa.com.
Florida corporate directors meeting: The Florida Venture Forum plans a one-day program for directors of public and large private companies starting at 7 a.m. at the University of Tampa, Reeves Theater, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. Cost for the program is $500. To register, visit ut.edu/centers/fdi.