Business events on Long Island, May 6 to 9

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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

NETWORKING MEETING|New Hyde Park

BNI Cross Island Referral seeks new members, bring business cards, 7 to 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Skyline Diner, 27127 Union Tpke., first two meetings are free, $410 yearly membership, crossislandnet.com, 718-366-0464.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills

Topics covered include the basics of setting up a business, writing a business plan, selling and marketing in today's environment, and writing a marketing plan; hour long sessions available by appointment starting at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.; register, 4 p.m. Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., hhhlibrary.org. $event.admission.value, 631-421-4530.

SOUTH SHORE NETWORKING GROUP | Freeport

Business people connect; bring business cards and be prepared to speak for your business, 8 a.m. Imperial Diner, 63 W. Merrick Rd., imperialdiner.com. $15, 516-867-5851.

STRICTLY BUSINESS|Centereach

Network, promote and build businesses in Brookhaven and the surrounding areas, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., free, strictlybusinesstradeshow.com, 631-585-9393.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

ACHIEVERS' AWARDS GALA | Woodbury

Hosted by the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women; reserve, 6 p.m. Fox Hollow Country Club, 7725 Jericho Tpke., licenter.org. $125 / person, 631-673-0209.

BUSINESS NETWORK MEETING | Hicksville

Networking group, meets Wednesday mornings, seeking new members, reserve, 7 a.m. Bagel Boss, 432 S. Oyster Bay Rd., theoriginalbagelboss.com. Free, 516-742-9200.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP | Farmingville

Learn how to get a competitive edge while job searching; eight classes led by Executive Consultants of New York, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill, free, register, brookhaven.org, 631-451-6563.

SPEED NETWORKING | Westbury

For business professionals, 5:30-8 p.m., Bertucci's, 795 Merrick Ave., must reserve, $25.75 before May 6, $30.75 after, facetofacenetworking.com, 516-908-9638.

THE CASE FOR MOBILE | Farmingdale

Discussion covers the mobile transition for small businesses, 9 to 11 a.m., Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., register, $12, 631-420-2000.

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

BUSINESS NETWORKING | Woodbury

Long Island business professionals welcome, bring plenty of business cards, 7 to 8:30 a.m., On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Tpke. (¾-mile east of Route 135). Guests are free, 516-921-5041.

EMAIL MARKETING | Stony Brook

Lecture on how email marketing should be part of your marketing strategy, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, Research and Development Park Building 17, free, stonybrook.edu/commcms/sbdc/events 631-632-9837.

WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN | Farmingdale

Learn how to develop an effective business plan, 9 a.m. to noon, held in the conference room, Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $17, register, farmingdale.edu/sbdc, 631-420-2765.

FULL DAY SYMPOSIUM / VENDOR NIGHT | Ronkonkoma

Tabletop exhibits and technical presentations; event includes a variety of vendors and suppliers, evening technical sessions, door prizes and a cocktail reception, register, 3 to 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 3845 Veteran's Memorial Hwy., clarionhotel.com / hotel-ronkonkoma-new_york-NY578. $event.admission.value, 516-752-2367.

ROTARY CLUB DINNER | Jericho

Central Nassau Rotary Foundation honors Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, 6 p.m., The Milleridge Cottage, 585 N. Broadway (Route 106/107), $100, 516-369-2376.

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

BIOTECH CAPITAL FORUM | Melville

Meet capital providers and businesses seeking capital; hear a panel of industry experts discuss financing alternatives for biotech companies, 8 to 11 a.m., RxR Executive Plaza, 68 S. Service Rd., register, $65 includes breakfast, licapital.org, 516-338-1801.

PAINLESS PROSPECTING | Melville

"Conversational Selling Skills and Painless Prospecting," learn how to close more business using a relaxed, conversational approach, The Entrepreneur Center, 1800 Walt Whitman Rd., 8 to 11 a.m., $15, goo.gl/zdrXw8, 516-946-8750.

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