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LI business calendar, Nov. 19 to 24
TUESDAY, Nov. 19
HEALTH CARE LECTURE | New Hyde Park
Learn the basic issues of the Affordable Care Act and how to access the information you need, 6:30 p.m., Hillside Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., free, register, nassaulibrary.org/hillside, 516-355-7850.
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS | Greenport
Workshop is customized by feedback from the participants and includes exploration of a business-boosting topic; there will be a post-workshop email with resources curated with you and your business in mind, websites, articles, apps, case studies and more; 6-8 p.m., Peconic Landing Auditorium, 1500 Brecknock Rd., $59, yvonnelieblein.com/myob-workshops, 631-477-9600.
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.
SHARING YOUR STORY | Jericho
Speaker Deborah Grayson Riegel presents "Strategic Storytelling to Enroll and Inspire Clients," learn how to share your story with passion and professionalism, what questions to ask yourself to make sure your story will resonate, 6:30-9 p.m., Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., $45, register, licoachingalliance.com, 516-625-0542.
SUFFOLK COUNTY INVENTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS CLUB MEETING | Hauppauge
Featuring guest speaker Jonathan I. Ezor, director of the Touro Law Center for Innovation in Business, Law, and Technology, 7-9 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., 631-853-4805.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013
AFE CHAPTER 4 MEETING | Islandia
Douglas Manditch, president and CEO of Empire National Bank, discusses "Banking Trends and Changes," learn about threats and opportunities and how they might affect you and your company, 8 p.m., Empire National Bank, 1707 Veterans Memorial Hwy., register, $20 includes breakfast, empirenb.com, 917-771-3292.
CRITICAL COMMUNICATION TIPS | Melville
"Five Critical Communication Tips to Tame a Black Swan," explores the steps organizations should put in place for a workable and "living" crisis communications plan; presented by IABC, Long Island Chapter, 8 a.m., Provident Bank, 290 Broad Hollow Rd., $25, register, tiny.cc/sfz03w, 516-316-5633.
FRAUD SEMINAR | Westbury
Registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m., then speakers discuss fraud topics at 8:30 a.m., Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke., $150, register, liacfe.org, 516-803-2607.
WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN | Farmingdale
Learn how to develop an effective business plan, 9-noon, Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., register, $17, farmingdale.edu/sbdc, 631-420-2765.
MACINTOSH COMPUTER USERS SEMINAR | Brightwaters
South Shore Mac users workshop and seminar, 7:30-9:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., free, reserve, bsbwlibrary.org, 631-665-3699.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST | Patchogue
Business owners and professionals networking breakfast, meets Wednesdays, bring business cards, 7-8:30 a.m., California Diner, 570 S. Service Rd., free, 631-261-4200.
THURSDAY, Nov. 21
BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL MEETS | Woodbury
Long Island business professionals welcome, bring business cards, 7-8:30 a.m., On Parade Diner, 7980 Jericho Tpke. (3/4 mile east of Route 135), guests are free, 516-921-5041.
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Kings Park
Meet one-on-one for assistance with the formation, growth and success of your business, noon, Smithtown Library Kings Park Branch, 1 Church St., free, register, 631-269-9191.
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013
MASTER'S SEMINAR: ATTACHMENT AND MENTALIZING IN THERAPY | Garden City
Treating trauma and its existential-spiritual impact, register, 9-4 p.m., Ruth S. Harley University Center, Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., students.adelphi.edu/sa/uc/, $115, $105 early registration, $95 field instructors, $65 students, ext. 516-877-4343.
SMART GROWTH SUMMIT | Melville
Regional and local issues, networking, trade show, workshops, technical sessions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd., $125, visionlongisland.org, 631-261-0242.
SATURDAY, Nov. 23
BEGINNERS INVESTING COURSE | Freeport
Understand different investment choices such as banking, money markets, stocks and more, continental breakfast served, presented by The Cedarmore Corp., 9-noon, Zion Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 312 Grand Ave., free, reserve, 516-378-3415.
SUNDAY, Nov. 24
MEETING: BANKING TRENDS AND CHANGES | Islandia
Douglas Manditch, president and CEO of Empire National Bank, discusses the threats and opportunities in the banking system and how they might help your company, 8 a.m., Empire National Bank, 1707 Veterans Hwy., register, $20, 917-771-3292.
Submit LI Business events at least three weeks ahead; online at exploreLI.com/submitevent; fax to 631-843-2688 or mail to Business Calendars, Newsday Events, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, NY 11747-4250.