The eighth annual Strictly Business event will be next week in Centereach to encourage businesses on Long Island to network.

The event will be held at the Middle Country Public Library, on 101 Eastwood Blvd. in Centereach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5. The event is presented by the Greater Middle Country Chamber of Commerce, the Miller Business Resource Center and the Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition.

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Among the more than 100 vendors involved are small businesses in the retail and service industries, and professional business groups. Last year's event featured 100 vendors and drew more than 750 attendees.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Malafi at 631-585-9393 ext. 296 or Sal DiVincenzo at 631-585-9393 ext. 216.