Here are business events talking place on Long Island for the week of Aug. 9, 2010. Plan ahead.

MONDAY

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PET PROFESSIONALS | Lake Ronkonkoma
Long Island networking event featuring business coach Alyse Powers, founder and president of PowerOutcomes, discussing stress management and motivation specific to the pet industry, buffet dinner, cash bar, 7 p.m., Bruno’s Village Restaurant Bar, 451 Hawkins Ave., $40, must reserve, longislandpetprofessionals.com, 631-283-1610.
 
TUESDAY

401(K) ADVICE SEMINAR | Huntington
Discussion on ways to manage your 401(k) account, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Federated Securities, Inc., 680 Park Ave., must reserve, free, 631-427-6614.
 
FAST-TRACK NETWORKING | Plainview
Attendees can meet individuals from numerous industries and join professional and networking groups, breakfast buffet provided, 7:30-10 a.m., Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., $55, register, thelongislandway.com, 631-386-6902.
 
SANDLER SALES TRAINING | Plainview
Networking event, “How to Improve Your Bat-ting Average . . .   Closing the Sale,” 6-8 p.m., American Heart Association, 125 E. Bethpage Rd., $30 advance, $35 at the door, includes dinner, speakersnetworking.com, 516-817-0222.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
LIBA MEETING
| Port Jefferson Station
Long Island Business Advantage Network meeting and breakfast, group designed to help professional and business people build their businesses, 7:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month, Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy. (Route 347), registration required, free, panerabread.com, 631-834-9671.
 
THURSDAY
 
STOCK TRADERS MEETUP
| Plainview
Discuss and learn more about investing in the stock market, all are welcome, 6:45-9:15 p.m., Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., free, meetup.com/listmg, 516-938- 0077.
 
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP | Brentwood
Review of small business legal issues and solutions, payroll requirements and regulations and a presentation on how to grow a small business, 6:30-9 p.m., in the Sports and Exhibition Center at Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., free, registration required, 631-319-6492.
 
FRIDAY

BUSINESS SUPPORT GROUP | Freeport
Social networking forum with guest speakers discussing how to perfect your two-minute pitch with effective speaking and expressive illustration, reserve, 7-9 p.m., Freeport Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, reserve,   516-377-1191.

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