TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015

BNI MEETING | Greenvale

The Perpetual Business Connections chapter of BNI will host a networking breakfast, open to all business owners and entrepreneurs, 7-8:30 a.m., Greenvale Townhouse Restaurant, 49 Glen Cove Rd. Free for first-time guests, 516-741-4723.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

DEAL TANK | Westbury

Features a mock version of popular pitch programs on TV; four middle-market private companies seeking capital to invest in their business make presentations to a panel of private equity investors, networking and cocktail reception, 6-9 p.m., Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke., $85, register, acg.org, 212-489-8700.

NETWORK FOR SUCCESS | Farmingdale

"Lift Your Elevator Speech to the Next Level," learn how to deliver a dynamic pitch, how to build networking relationships and not lose valuable business opportunities, 9-11 a.m., Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $12, register, farmingdale.edu/sbdc, 631-420-2765.

DINNER MEETING | Jericho

Long Island System User Group meets, presentation on "Accelerate Your Excel" by Steve Wolk, chief technology officer of P.C. Richard & Son, followed by cocktails, networking, a question-and-answer session and dinner, 5 p.m., The Milleridge Inn, 585 N. Broadway, $85, registration suggested, lisug.org, 516-932-3200.

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS | Hauppauge

To help you and your company thrive in this challenging economy, presented by the Long Island Advancement of Small Business 7:30-10 a.m., Adelphi University Hauppauge Center, 55 Kennedy Blvd., $25 in advance, $30 at the door, liasb.com, 516-473-7202.

HIRING WORKSHOP | Albertson

"Are You Ready to Hire Talent in 2015? Applicants with Disabilities," practical advice assists companies with where and how to find skilled candidates in the disabled community as well as understanding the latest workplace regulations, 8:15-10:30 a.m., The Viscardi Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd., $30, includes breakfast, register, pmphr.com/workshops#event96, 516-921-3400.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015

CAREER WORKSHOP | Elmont

"Digital Marketing Guide for Startups and Small Business," help business owners and entrepreneurs identify low-cost marketing tools to get your company noticed, 7 p.m., Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., free, register, elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

SEMINAR | Bethpage

"Creating a Customer-Focused Culture," topics include getting your employees to think and act like business owners, ensuring they know what great service entails, and more, 8-10:30 a.m., Morrelly Homeland Security Center, 510 Grumman Rd. W., free, reserve, includes breakfast, alcottgroup.com, 631-420-0100.