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Long Island business events, Jan. 13 to 17

Winter on Long Island, the beach from Lighthouse

Winter on Long Island, the beach from Lighthouse Road in Sands Point. (Jan. 10, 2014) (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

TODAY, Jan. 13

MEETUP GROUP | Plainview

The Long Island Vector Vest Users Group discusses stock market investing using VV software, 6:45-9:15 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, meetup.com/listmg, 516-385-8244.

BUSINESS PLAN SEMINAR | Hempstead

A three-day master class teaches how to make your business plan work and make your business attractive to potential investors, 6:30-8:30 p.m. First session was Jan. 6, second session is today and the third will be Jan. 27, Hempstead Rebirth, 247 Fulton Ave., $75, register, hempsteadrebirth.org, 516-330-1776.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA | Holbrook

Discussion on the ins and outs of social media and how it can be utilized to build your business, 7 p.m., Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., free, register, sachemlibrary.org, 631-588-5024.

TUESDAY, Jan. 14

100 WOMEN WHO CARE | Melville

Women meet to present and discuss what local charities they plan to support; socializing and networking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jewel Restaurant, 400 Broadhollow Rd., free ($400 annual dues paid quarterly), 100wwcli.org, 631-261-3066.

BABYLON TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING MEETING | West Babylon

Networking meeting held at 6 p.m., business dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. (cash bar available), 6 p.m. Blue Lagoon, 677 Farmingdale Rd. (Route 109), babylontownchamber.org. $25 for dinner, 631-572-9420.

EZ SPEAKERS TOASTMASTERS | Hauppauge

EZ Speakers lunch time meeting to help with public speaking and leadership skills., 11:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m. H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., free, ezspeakers.toastmastersclubs.org, 631-375-7407.

HIA-LI MEETING | Commack

Hear about 2014 forecasts, initiatives, and updates impacting your businesses, 8-10 a.m., Hamlet Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Dr., register, 631-543-5355.

ODNLI DINNER MEETING | Hauppauge

The Organizational Development Network Long Island meets to discuss getting the most for your marketing dollars, rescheduled from Dec. 10., 6-8:30 p.m., ClearVision Optical, 425 Rabro Dr. East Ste. 2, $20, odnetworkli.org, 516-334-1120.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | Farmingdale

Topic is "Pulling It Together: Five Dimensions of an Operating System," 6-8:30 p.m., Trento, 1058 Broadhollow Rd., $50 includes dinner, register, apicsnyc-li.org, 631-291-5250.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15

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.

ONLINE BRANDING | Roslyn

Assess your brand, define your target audience, consider online branding possibilities and finding the best social media outlet for your goals, 9:30 a.m., Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Rd., free, 516-621-2240.

READY, SET, GET A JOB | East Hills

Workshop focuses on the importance of having an organized job search "campaign" and creating a plan of action, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., free, sjjcc.org, 516-484-1545.

THURSDAY, Jan. 16

BNI MEETS | Woodbury

Long Island business professionals welcome, bring plenty of 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.

FRIDAY, Jan. 17

NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST | Ronkonkoma

HIA-LI, meet the president, board members, committee chairs and other new members, 8-10 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 5000 Express South Dr., register, free, 631-543-5355.

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.

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