The Men’s Christian Fellowship will host its breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Community Congregational Church. David Dilley, retired chief economist from U.S. Steel, is scheduled to speak.
RBC Wealth Management will host the following:
■ Financial Investment Class for Beginners, a six-week class, begins Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barron Collier High School in room 423. The course will be taught by Bob Belcastro, a vice president and financial adviser for RBC Wealth Management in Naples. No textbooks are needed but students are encouraged to bring a business newspaper to class in order to follow the various investment options presented. Cost is $69. RSVP to Bob Belcastro at 649-2121;
■ Adult Education Investment Class, a four-week class, which begins on Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Barron Collier High School in room 423. The course on charting stocks will be taught by Bob Belcastro, a vice president and financial adviser with RBC Wealth Management. Cost is $59.
Workforce Florida Inc., the Florida Department of Community Affairs, Building a Safer Florida Inc. and the Florida Home Builders Association will host a free workshop for construction professionals to obtain federal stimulus construction business information and earn free continuing education credits for wind mitigation and energy efficiency training Wednesday at Riverside Community Center, 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. RSVP: www.floridacodetraining.com. Information: Jennifer Whittstock at (850) 224-4316, ext. 105.
Merrill Lynch will host “Municipal Securities in Your Portfolio,” with Gary T. Crisci, a wealth management adviser, and Stefan J. Contorno, a financial adviser, at a luncheon event at noon Tuesday and Thursday at the Merrill Lynch offices, 9128 Strada Place Suite 301, North Naples. RSVP: Chandan Khan at (239) 649-2967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services will host its meeting “Getting More Business from Existing Customers,” presented by Blase Ciabaton, vice president of sales and marketing of Naples PrintSource, at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Shula’s Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples & Towers, 5111 U.S. 41 N. Networking begins at 7 a.m. Information: Tim P. Tillapaugh at 825-7711 or Patrick Dearborn at 877-4340, or www.naplesgroup.net.
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will host the following. RSVP for all events at www.napleschamber.org:
■ Accelerated Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Real Seafood Co. of Naples, 8960 Fontana del Sol Way. Cost is $15, members only.
■ PGA Tour Superstore Networking Event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, PGA Tour Superstore, 2135 U.S. 41 N.
■ City Council candidate forum in conjunction with the Naples Daily News, 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Jan. 19, at Sugden Community Theater, 701 Fifth Ave. S. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
■ Wake-Up Naples, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 20, the Hilton Naples, sponsored by the Arlington of Naples. Christopher Davis, assistant special agent-in-charge of the FBI Tampa Field Office, is scheduled to speak. Members in advance, $20; at the door, $25; nonmembers, $45.
The Bridge Fort Myers Networking will host a luncheon with a special presentation by Judy Sylvia and John Kimbell on “Build a Better Version of Yourself in 2010,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 12870 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers the Bridge North Fort Myers Networking lunch will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 28, at Bianca’s Italian Restaurant, 16251 Cleveland Ave. N., Fort Myers. Special presentation from Time Essentials Life and Leadership Coaching. If you RSVP, $20. Information/ RSVP: (239) 225-5019 or www.thebridgenetworking.com
Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will host the following. If you are a non-member and interested in being a guest, contact email@example.com:
■ Back 2 Basics Brown Bag Lunch, “Ten Ways to Stay Ahead of the Competition,” presented by Deborah Shane of Train with Shane from 12 to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Chamber. Members, free; future members, $20.
■ Business After Hours, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, Jan. 14, at the Law Offices of John D. Spear, 9420 Bonita Beach Road. Presented by Law Offices of John D. Spear, Wiebel, Hennells & Carufe, P.A. and RBC Bank. Members in advance, $10; future members, $40.
■ Power Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 20, Hemingway’s Island Grill, 8001 Plaza Del Lago Drive, suite 113, Estero. Cost is $30; starting Jan. 20, $40. Online registration open until Jan. 19. Registration is for members only.
■ Business Before Business-Mini Trade Show January 2010, 8 to 9:15 a.m. Jan. 28, at Emeritus at Bonita Springs, 26850 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Members, $10; nonmembers, $40. Mini-table top displays are available. To reserve, contact Julie at (239) 992-2943 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration open until Jan. 26 at www.bonitaspringschamber.com.
The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host its Fifth Annual Forecast Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Panelists will include Jeff Diermeier, former CEO of the CFA Institute; Dan Meader, managing partner of Trinity Advisory Group; and Tommy Huie, president of M&I Investment Management Corp. Cost is $85. RSVPs: Dan Burke at 263-4175 or www.cfanaples.org
Gulf Coast Venture Forum will host its monthly meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 14, at the Tiburon Golf Course Members Club Room, 2610 Tiburon Drive, Naples. The event is sponsored by TIB Bank. Open to new members. Information: www.gcvf.com or 262-6300.
The Bridgers Group at Merrill Lynch will host “Fixed Income Opportunities in Volatile Times,” presented by Bruce Gover Jr., regional manager, Lord Abbett Funds, with a complimentary wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, at the Capital Grille, 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples. The program will be hosted by Jay Bridgers, vice president and senior financial adviser and Dale Kirk, financial adviser. The presentation begins with a complimentary luncheon at noon. RSVP: Dale Kirk at (239) 649-2915.
The Lee County Bar Association Executive Council will host its annual installation of the 2010 and membership meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First St., Fort Myers. Jesse Diner, president of the Florida Bar will be the keynote speaker on the “State of the Florida Bar.” Prior to the luncheon, attorney Philip Freidin of Freidin & Dobrinski will present a free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on “Avoiding Medical Malpractice” at 10:30 a.m. Open to the public. Members, $20; visitors, $25. RSVP: email@example.com or (239) 334-0047.
Lee Building Industry Association’s Commercial Contractors Council will host its 2010 Contractors Showcase from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Three Oaks Banquet Center, 20991 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero. A members-only early networking (RSVP mandatory) begins at 4 p.m. Members, $10; nonmembers, $15. RSVP by Jan. 15 at (239) 936-5525 or BIA.net/ContractorsShowcase.html to download reservation forms.
American Society for Quality Southwest Florida will host “Developing a quality strategy, subsequent implementation and organizational cultural change, a practical application,” presented by Elna Albano who held various leadership roles with Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 23, at Embassy Suites, Estero. Information: www.asq1530.org.
The Southwest Florida Postal Customer Council will host a free program for mailers who receive discounted postage. Effective Jan. 7, these mailers will be assessed additional postage for mail that doesn’t meet the requirements for the “Move Update” compliance. The program will be held from 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. Jan. 28, at the Page Field Main Post Office, 2655 Airport Road N., Fort Myers. Information and to register: www.swflapcc.com or (239) 573-9638
The Entrepreneur’s Law School will host “2010 Entrepreneurs Law School for the Small Business Owner Who Wants to Know the Law,” a once-a-year opportunity for small business owners to interact in hour-long sessions with local attorneys from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at Florida Gulf Coast University, Student Union Building, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. The event is coordinated by the Small Business Development Center of Florida Gulf Coast University. The cost including lunch with the lawyers, with keynote speaker Richard Pegnetter, dean of Florida Gulf Coast University’s College of Business, is $75 for the morning or afternoon sessions and $95 for the full day, if purchased in advance. At the door, half-day tuition is $105 and full-day is $125. Scholarships are available; call Beth Hagan at (239) 947-8085. Register: http://cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc or 743-3710.
Kelly Capolino, a recognized top-producing real estate professional in Naples, will host a free seminar to explain to both repeat and first-time homebuyers, two government incentive tax credits, at 10 a.m. Jan. 30, at the Coldwell Banker office, 550 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Free and open to the public. RSVP: Kelly@naples.net or (239) 262-7131, ext. 149.
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.
Cusimano Electric will host a home standby generator education/information seminar from 9 a.m. 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. www.naplesbayrotary.org, 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. www.ipcconline.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optimist Club of Naples meets the first and third Thursday monthly at 6:15 p.m. at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd. 598-1992, 594-7742 or www.naplesoptimistclub.com
Business Network International, Neapolitan Networkers, will hold its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Naples Baptist Church, 1811 Oakes Blvd., North Naples. 404-9261.
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. $10. 398-3006, 597-0787.
Business Network International, a Bonita BizNet chapter, will hold its weekly breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Spanish Wells Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs. Guests are welcome. (239) 593-7333, www.bniswfl.com.
Kiwanis Club of Naples on the Gulf holds its weekly meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Perkins Restaurant, 3585 Pine Ridge Road, North Naples.
Kiwanis Club of Naples will hold its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples. 597-3261.
Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay holds its weekly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 4320 U.S. 41 N. www.kiwanisofpelicanbay.org.
Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples holds its weekly meeting from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. N., Naples. www.northsidenapleskiwanis.com.
Kiwanis Club of East Naples holds its weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. Fridays at IHOP, 1921 Davis Blvd., East Naples. $10 includes breakfast. 403-5437.