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LI business events Feb. 10 to 13

Keith Wick, 39, of Huntington, takes a walk

Keith Wick, 39, of Huntington, takes a walk Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the quiet and empty Centerport Beach. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

MONDAY, Feb. 10

IMAGE OF SUCCESS | Garden City

Networking series, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, spotlight presentations for fresh business ideas, 6-8 p.m., Seasons 52, 630 Old Country Rd., suite Ll02, charity of the evening is Cycle for Survival, $18 in advance, $30 at the door, businesssociete.com, 347-574-4600.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN MEET | Woodbury

LI Center for Business Professional Women, "Developing a Sustainable Growth Strategy," presented by Deb Ingino, 6-8:30 p.m., Fox Hollow Country Club, 7725 Jericho Tpke., $65, licenter.org, 631-673-0209.

LI VECTOR VEST USERS GROUP MEETING | Plainview

Discussion on stock market investing using VV software, 6:45-9:15 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, all levels are welcome, meetup.com/listmg, 516-385-8244.

EMPOWERMENT FORUM | North Babylon

Women entrepreneurs give insight into their experiences as underrepresented business owners; presentations followed by open dialogue, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Babylon Town Hall Annex, 231 Phelps Lane, free, bit.ly/1ddfklE, 516-434-2163.

TUESDAY, Feb. 11

EZ SPEAKERS TOASTMASTERS | Hauppauge

EZ Speakers lunchtime 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.

DINNER MEETING | Hauppauge

Organizational Development Network meets, "Financing Your Growing Business," a panel moderated by Jeff Bass, CEO of Executive Strategies, 6-8:30 p.m., ClearVision Optical, 425 Rabro Dr. E., suite 2, $20, odnetworkli.org, 516-334-1120.

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.

THEATER IMPROV FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE | Plainview

Karen Baker Blum, sales trainer, entertainer and Sage University ambassador, discusses how to listen, respond and engage other people based on what you hear, become a better leader along with other improv exercises, buffet lunch is included, noon-2 p.m., Atria Senior Living Plainview, 12 Washington Ave., reserve, $20, ibwc.org, $20, 631-754-6640.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

JOBS ACT AND CROWDFUNDING | Bethpage

Registration and networking followed by a guest speaker discussing current developments in changing financing markets, one CPE credit available, hosted by FEI Long Island, 8 a.m., King Kullen Supermarkets, Pharmacies, and Grocery Stores, 185 Central Ave., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, register, financialexecutives.org, 516-368-9422.

LI BUSINESS ADVANTAGE NETWORKING | Port Jefferson Station

The Long Island Business Advantage meets, have breakfast while networking and learning how to grow a business, reserve, 7:30 a.m. Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy. (Rte. 347), free, 631-834-9671.

WE CONNECT YOU | Baldwin

Marla Seiden of Seiden Communications discusses how to craft an elevator speech and make your 30 seconds the best it can be, includes networking, workshop and dinner, 6:45 p.m., Wander Inn, 2880 Grand Ave., register, $30, weconnectyou-tcb.com, 516-366-0929.

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

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.

SCWBEC GENERAL MEETING | Hauppauge

Suffolk County Women's Business Enterprise Coalition discusses "Dos and Don'ts of How To Do Business With New York City," 8-10 a.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., complimentary continental breakfast, free, scwbec.org, 631-468-7050.

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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