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LI business calendar, Dec. 2 to 6

A variety of poinsettia, known as White Glitter.

A variety of poinsettia, known as White Glitter. (Credit: Newsday, 2006 / Ken Spencer)

MONDAY, Dec. 2

JOBCONNECT | Centereach

Support group for job seekers, strengthen your interview skills, resumes, job search and more, 2:30-4 p.m., Middle Country Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., free, register, mcpl.lib.ny.us, 631-585-9393.

TUESDAY, December 3

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills

Topics include the basics of setting up a business, writing business and marketing plans, selling and marketing in today's environment, one-hour sessions available by appointment; 4, 5 and 6 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, register, hhhlibrary.org, 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., $15, 516-867-5851.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT |New Hyde Park

"What Businesses Need to Know" addresses the basic issues for businesses, 6 p.m., Hillside Library, 155 Lakeville Rd., free, register, nassaulibrary.org/hillside, 516-355-7850, ext. 301.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

NETWORKING EVENT | Westbury

Hosted by Caribbean Business Connections, meet Caribbean business community, local business owners and professionals, 6-8 p.m., Paradise Cove, 705 Prospect Ave., free, caribbeanbizconnections.com, 516-300-2427.

FALL CULTURAL PROGRAM | Garden City

"Young People and the Future of the Long Island Economy," discussion led by Martin Cantor, head of the LI Center for Socio-Economic Policy, 9:30 a.m., Nassau Community College, 1 Education Dr., free, ncc.edu, 516-572-7148.

INFORMATION SESSION ON COURT REPORTING | Commack

Learn more about the lucrative career of Court Reporting, reserve, 6 p.m., Long Island Business Institute, 6500 Jericho Tpke., libi.edu. free, 631-499-7100.

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS | Hempstead

Workshop for small business owners and prospective startups, 7-8:30 p.m., Hempstead Library, 115 Nichols Ct., free, register, hempsteadlibrary.info, 516-481-6990, ext. 12.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST | Patchogue

Business owners and professionals networking breakfast, meets Wednesdays, come with business cards, 7:00-8:30 a.m., California Diner, 570 S. Service Rd. free, 631-261-4200.

SUSTAINABLE LONG ISLAND: ALL-STAR AWARDS | Huntington

Awards ceremony honoring Lutricia "Pat" Edwards (vice president of Citi community development) and Jeffrey Kraut (senior vice president, strategy, North Shore-LIJ Health System) for their leadership in sustainability across Long Island, 5-7 p.m., Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate, 135 West Gate Dr., sustainableli.org. $100, 516-873-0230.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT | Stony Brook

Learn what the law means for your business, 9-10:30 a.m., Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, Research and Development Park Building 17, free, conta.cc/1fHezQ0, 631-632-9837.

THURSDAY, Dec. 5

BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL 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.

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY | Plainview

Commercial real estate and related industries will gather to network, hosted by The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island and Association for a Better Long Island, reserve, 8 p.m., Carlyle at the Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Rd., cibs-li.org, free (reserve by Dec 2.), $100 at door, 631-951-2410.

LI STOCK TRADERS MEETUP | Plainview

Educational seminar on investing strategies, 6:45-9:15 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, meetup.com/listmg, 516-385-8244.

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

SYMPOSIUM | Patchogue

"Hospitality and Tourism Management Symposium: Present and Future State of the Industry," networking breakfast, 8-10 a.m., McGann Conference Center, O'Connor Hall, St. Joseph's College, 155 W. Roe Blvd., free, RSVP, 631-687-1285.

ACIT BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON |Woodbury

Luncheon and trade show celebrates the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology's quality network, noon, Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpke., $125, actli.com, 631-789-1660.

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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