3 To Do: Small businesses, big issues seminar

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1. Resumes Tuesday: Small businesses, big issues seminar

Attorney William G. Morris recently announced a series of small business seminars designed to educate business owners and those thinking about starting a business. Small businesses – big issues will explore issues of concern and how to deal with them.

The series will be free to participants, but due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged. The seminars will focus on issues of concern to business owners, many of which are over looked or handled on a “catch as catch can” basis. Morris explained “there is a real need for information by small business owners. They often come to me with a problem that could have been avoided if they had knowledge and opportunity ahead of time. We hope to fill that gap in knowledge and opportunity by providing these seminars.”

 The series will be held at Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Florida and each seminar will be from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Information: 239-285-2760 or wgmorrislaw.com.

  • Oct. 3: “Employees and Policies” with Tania Mustachi of Business Matters Now and William G. Morris, attorney.
  • Oct. 17: “Marketing and Promotion” with Val Simon; Heidi Berge of WAVV, Tim Philbrick of The Print Shop and EZTOUse.com.
  • Oct. 24: “Exit and Retirement” with William G. Morris, attorney and Kevin O’Fee of Edward Jones.

2. Southwest Florida Autism Speaks Walk

Autism Speaks will hold its 2017 Southwest Florida Autism Speaks Walk event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples.

Proceeds from the walk will support Autism Speaks’ mission, to promote solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Information: AutismSpeaks.org/Walk. 561-465-0054.

3. Calling all artists: Exhibit with the Friends of Rookery Bay

Every year the United Arts Council of Collier County (UAC) and the Friends of Rookery Bay (FORB) put on their Annual Juried Painting Exhibit showcasing some of your favorite local artists as well as local up-and-comers.

This painting was in last year’s exhibit: “Sanctuary Rain” by Suzanne French Luker

For art appreciators, the opening reception that will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Nov 11.

For artists, this is an opportunity to expand your audience and possibly win one of three cash awards.

The UAC is currently accepting submissions for the exhibition. This exhibit is open to artists residing in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. Both full-time and seasonal artists are welcome to apply.

The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m., Oct. 11. Artists may request an application and more information from Kristen Donovan via email: KDonovan@UACCollier.org.