Southwest Florida business events: Oct. 30, 2009

The Job Search Support Group will host “Marketing Yourself to Land the Right Job,” presented by Connie Ramos-Williams, president of CONRIC PR & Marketing, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the Chapel Complex at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. There is no cost to attend. Information: Carol Herdic at (239) 482-1250, ext. 235.

Steve Stolz of Edward Jones Investments will host a free breakfast video presentation featuring its chief market strategist Alan Skrainka who will discuss the current state of the economy and financial markets. He’ll also discuss year-end tax strategies and what you need to know about current tax law changes from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at his office, 12980 U.S. 41 N., in the Imperial Golf Plaza. Seats are limited. RSVP: Carol at 597-7402.

Investment Coffee Club – Bradley Towle of Genesis Capital Advisers will host its free weekly roundtable discussion group “Expectations of an Investment Adviser” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Capital Wealth Planning’s office, 840 111th Ave. N. RSVP: JoAnna Irons at 593-2100

The Institute of Internal Auditors, the Southwest Florida chapter will host its regular monthly meeting “Cost-Effective Staffing for Unprecedented Times,” presented by John Gill and Jamie Conley, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers. Members, $30; nonmembers, $35; students and retirees, $25. Register: www.theiia.org/chapters/index.cfm/view.event_detail/cid/226/event_id/14549 or e-mail Randy McHenry at rlm1508t@hotmail.com

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will host the following:

n CIVIC Wine and Cheese Speaker Series, “Women and Islam: Insights and Perspectives,” presented by Aysegul Timur, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Chamber Building. Cost is $5.

n Business Education Seminar: An “Everyone Wins” Approach to Paying Employees,” presented by John Haas, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Chamber. Members, $5; nonmembers, $25.

n Advanced Networking Part 2: The Mechanics of Networking, presented by Matthew Klinowski and Jessica Macera, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Chamber. Cost is $15.

Merrill Lynch will host the following:

■ A annuities workshop, hosted by Gary T. Crisci, wealth management adviser and Stefan J. Contorno, financial adviser, at noon Tuesday at the Merrill Lynch offices, 9128 Strada Place, suite 301, Naples. RSVP: Chandan Khan at 649-2967 or chandan_Khan@ml.com

■ Gary T. Crisci, wealth management adviser and Stefan J. Contorno, financial adviser, will host a tax-free bond workshop at noon Thursday at Merrill Lynch offices, 9128 Strada Place, suite 301, Naples. RSVP: Chandan Khan at 649-2967 or chandan_Khan@ml.com

n A complimentary wine tasting and educational event, “Managing the Risk of an Income Shortfall in Retirement,” hosted by Ryan Kowadla and Dora Watson, financial advisers, at 5 p.m. Nov. 11, at Hemingway’s Island Grill, Coconut Point. And again at 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Brio Tuscan Grill, Waterside Shops. RSVP: Dora Watson 649-2976

■ “Thinking Outside the Box: Gold, Technology, and China in Your Portfolio,” presented by David Portal, Regional Vice President of Ivy Funds, 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Vasari Country Club, 11021 Corsia Trieste Way, Bonita Springs.

■ “Nutritional Cooking Ideas for Thanksgiving and a Healthy Portfolio,” presentation by portfolio manager of Legg Mason, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Robb & Stucky Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. Chef Martin Murphy to present special recipes.

Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the following luncheons from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: In Fort Myers, Wednesday and Nov. 18, at Cantina Laredo, 5200 Big Pine Way; in Bonita Springs, Nov. 11, at Mister Chile Restaurant, 26455 Old 41 Road; in Naples, Nov. 17, at Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road. Cost is $13 plus tip. Information: 418-1441 or www.hispanicchamberflorida.org

The Chamber of Southwest Florida will host its luncheon “Maintaining Quality of Service for Local Government in a Dynamic Economy” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edison College (Fort Myers Campus), 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. Check-in and registration is at 10:30 a.m. Panel speakers included the following: Karen Hawes, Lee County manager; Roger Baltz, Charlotte County administrator and Mark Isackson, Collier County senior management and budget analyst. Member, $30; nonmember, $40. Host tables are available. Register: www.chamber-swflorida.com/Events/Nov%204%20Flyer.pdf and fax the registration form to the Chamber at (239) 275-2103.

The Southwest Florida Association of Health Underwriters will host its third annual HR Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Longshore Lakes, 11399 Phoenix Way, Naples. Members, $40; nonmembers, $50. RSVP: jwenke@lutgertinsurance.com

Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center will host the following:

■ FGCU’s Florida Institute of Government will host “Creating Your Own Personal Strategic Plan,” a workshop teaching the skills of personal identity, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway, No. 1181, Fort Myers. Each workshop in this series cost $39. Contact: Joanne Hartke at (239) 425-3273 or jhartke@fgcu.edu

■ “Turning Your Passion to Profit,” a workshop for new and existing entrepreneurs, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lutgert Hall on the FGCU campus. The full day six-course workshop cost is $79 in advance or $99 at the door. Half day three-course workshop is $49 in advance and $69 at the door. Reservation: www.sbdcseminars.org or (239) 745-3700.

■ “Ingredients for a Successful Restaurant,” a food service management seminar in partnership with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. The seminar focuses on six areas that restaurant owners need to know to help make their business profitable. There is no cost to attend the seminar, but reservations are encouraged. Registration: www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com or (239) 992-2943

■ FGCU’s Continuing Education Division is hosting an informational workshop, “Six Sigma/Lean Sigma Certification,” from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, in Fort Myers. The workshop is free but RSVP is required by Nov. 6. Information: 425-3275.

Bell Tower Shops will host the second World Wine Tour to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The fundraiser will be sponsored by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Cabot Creamery of Vermont and Infiniti of Fort Myers. Cost is $20 per person or two for $35. Information: www.TheBellTowerShops.com or (239) 489-1221

The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services will host the following:

■ Its meeting “Personal & Small Business Tax Updates for 2009,” presented by Brett Nesbit at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at The Club at Naples Bay Resort in The Cypress Room, 1800 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Networking begins at 7 a.m. Information: Tim P. Tillapaugh with Prudential Florida Realty, Commercial Real Estate Division at 825-7711 or Patrick Dearborn with John R. Wood Realtors at 877-4340.

■ Its 2009 annual business reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, in The Cypress Room at The Club at Naples Bay Resort, 1800 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Lewis Schiff will present “The Middle-Class Millionaire: America’s Luxury Super-Demographic” from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Cost is $70. Information: Tim P. Tillapaugh at 825-7711 or timtillapaugh@gmail.com, or www.naplesgroup.net

The Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award will host its luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers. The program, coordinated and sponsored by Oswald Trippe and Co., recognizes successful small businesses and shares their stories so that other entrepreneurs may benefit from their experiences. Information: Stacey Mercado at (239) 985-7614 or smercado@otc1.com.

The American Institute of Architects, Florida Southwest chapter, will continue the Alfred W. French III Lectures Series in architecture at 7 p.m. Friday at International Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Reception is at 6 p.m. General admission, $25; students, $10; series, $65. For tickets: 263-3898 or e-mail pamm@andreaclarkbrownarchitects.com

SCORE Naples and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop “Making Every Minute Count,” presented by Carol Marlow, SCORE counselor, with registration and networking starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Chamber, 2390 U.S. 41 N. Sign up online at www.scorenaples.org or (239) 430-0081.

The Naples Really Really Free Market will host its monthly meeting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Information: www.reallyreallyfree.org or Melissa Plotkin at naplesreallyreallyfree@gmail.com or (239) 450-1663.

The League of Women Voters of Collier County will host a public meeting “Your Tax Bill, the Budget and the Services You Expect” at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. There will be a buffet lunch held at noon. Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. Contact: 263-4656 or Hospitality@lwvcolliercounty.org

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will host the following:

■ “Ingredients for a Successful Restaurant,” a food service management seminar in partnership with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. The seminar focuses on six areas that restaurant owners need to know to help make their business profitable. There is no cost to attend the seminar, but reservations are encouraged. Registration: www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com or (239) 992-2943.

■ Business After Hours “Harvest Night” event, Nov. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Robb & Stucky, 3181 North Bay Village Court, Bonita Springs. The chamber will collect cans during the event to benefit the Bonita Assistants Office. Members before Nov. 10, $10; members at the door, $15; future members, $40. Registration is limited. Information or to register for the event: www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com or call (239) 992-2943.

The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Chokoloskee Room at the Naples Beach Hotel, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Jean Brunel, editor of “The Journal of Wealth Management,” will discuss current strategies for wealthy investors. Members, $30; guests, $40. Information and reservations: www.cfanaples.org

The German American Business Chamber of Southwest Florida will host a membership mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the International Design Source Too Building, 6062 Taylor Road, unit 501. Members, free; nonmembers, $15. RSVP by Nov. 6 to liz@gabc-swfl.com or www.gabc-swfl.com

The Naples Speakeasy Club will host its monthly meeting “Selecting and Developing a Powerful Mentoring Relationship” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the North Naples Collier Government Building, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 262-8183

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill, of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, will present a free informative workshop on “Florida Residency and Estate Planning” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 11 at the Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers. Attendees are invited to bring a copy of their current estate planning documents and arrive 30 minutes to an hour in advance of the program to receive a complimentary review and 12-point written analysis of the documents. Receive a free Florida Residency Guide and DVD. Reservations required at (239) 425-9379.

The Gulf Coast Venture Forum will host its monthly meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Tiburon Golf Course Members Club Room, 2610 Tiburon Drive, Naples. Open to new members. Information: www.gcvf.com or call 262-6300

The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter will host its annual holiday celebration Nov. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Community businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to celebrate with associates, friends and other organizations. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available. Table space is limited. Individual tickets are on sale. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.abwaneapolitan.org/ha.asp. Information: Kena Yoke, Dax Enterprises Inc. at 592-9193, or via e-mail kyoke@daxenterprises.com

Meet journalists from the Naples Daily News at “Coffee & Community No. 3” from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Nov. 18, at the Books-a-Million at Mercato on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Free. Connect: naplesnews.com/coffee or call 263-4796.

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its “Business EXPO 2009” from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18, at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers. To rent a booth or information: (239) 418.1441 or info@hispanicchamberflorida.org, or Bob Encarnacion, sales coordinator, at 243-6253 or sales@hispanicchamberflorida.org

The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs will host The Glass Slipper Ball with dinner being served from 7 to 9 p.m. and dancing and a silent auction from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 20, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Cost is $100. Information: 498-0022 or Zonta@comcast.net The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida will host its 2009 Arts & Crafts Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers. The event is free to the public. Booth space is available. Information: Christian Chamber office at (239) 481-1411

Business Network International, the DownTown Networkers chapter, will hold its weekly meeting at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. Guests are welcome. Cost is $10. Information: Jamie Bergen at (239) 572-3720.

Edward Jones will host its weekly discussion on current stock market news and updates at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Edward Jones Office, 4826 Davis Blvd. (Kings Lake Plaza) Topics include “tax free” investing, opportunities in equities, retirement planning and more. RSVP: Sharyn at 732-8683.

Cusimano Electric will host a home standby generator education/information seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Saturday monthly at Vision Ace Hardware, 12830 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers.

Rotary Club of Naples Bay weekly meetings are at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at the Naples Bath and Tennis Club, 4995 Airport-Pulling Road, south of Pine Ridge Road. Information: www.naplesbayrotary.org or 352-6992.

Insurance Professionals of Collier County holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of every month at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, 475 North Road, Naples. Information: www.ipcconline.org and e-mail info@ipcconline.org

Optimist Club of Naples meets the first and third Thursday monthly at 6:15 p.m. at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., Naples. Information: at 598-1992, 594-7742 or www.naplesoptimistclub.com

Goal Setters Business Network International, North Naples chapter, will hold its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. Cost is $10. Information: Lola Moore at (239) 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at (239) 597-0787

Business Network International, a Bonita BizNet chapter, will hold its weekly breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Spanish Wells Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs. Guests are welcome. Information: Matt at (239) 593-7333 or www.bniswfl.com

Business Network International will hold its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. Information and reservation: (239) 354-3224

Kiwanis Club of Naples on the Gulf will hold its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Perkins Restaurant, 3585 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples.

Kiwanis Club of Naples will hold its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples. Information: (239) 597-3261

Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay holds its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 4320 U.S. 41 N. Information: www.kiwanisofpelicanbay.org

Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples will hold its weekly meeting from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. N., Naples. Information: www.northsidenapleskiwanis.com

Kiwanis Club of East Naples holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. The cost, which includes breakfast, is $10. Information: (239) 403-5437.

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