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LI business events, March 18 to 20

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The flowers of spring are coming, either with Mother Nature or by airfreight. Spring arrives in Long Island at 12:57 p.m. on March 20, 2014. These blooms were being shipped from the Netherlands on March 11, 2014. Credit: Bloomberg News / Jasper Juinen

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

HIA-LI INFORMATION MEETING | Hauppauge

Learn more about HIA-LI, register, 8:30-10 a.m., Sandler Sales Training Center Hauppauge, 225 Wireless Blvd., Ste. 104, hia-li.org, 631-543-5355.

PROGRAM AND RECEPTION | Farmingdale

ACG New York's "The Art of the Exit Strategy," discussion on preparing and planning emotionally and financially to transition the ownership of a business, 6-9 p.m., Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., $125, acgnyc.org, 631-752-7400.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING | Dix Hills

Topics covered include the basics of setting up a business, writing a business plan, selling and marketing in today's environment, and writing a marketing plan; hourlong sessions available by appointment, 4, 5 and 6 p.m.; register, 4 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., hhhlibrary.org, 631-421-4530.

SUFFOLK COUNTY INVENTORS / ENTREPRENEURS|Hauppauge

Club meeting with guest speaker, 7 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., free, 631-853-4805.

BUSINESS PROGRAM | Jericho

"Turning Your Networking Contacts Into More Business," provides insight on how coaches can build their practice by developing their networking know-how, 6:30-9 p.m., Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., $45, register, licoachingalliance.com, 516-625-0542.

WRITING A RESUMÉ THAT WORKS|Baldwin

Learn how to develop an accomplishment-based resumé, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Baldwin Library, 2385 Grand Ave., free, register, 516-223-6228.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

COUNTY EXECUTIVE UPDATE|Woodbury

"State of Long Island Update," with County Executives Steve Bellone and Ed Mangano, 7:30 a.m. registration and networking followed by program 8:30-10 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpke., reserve, $50, actionlongisland.org, 631-425-2700.

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL MEETING | Hicksville

Networking group, meets Wednesday mornings, seeking new members, reserve, 7 a.m., Bagel Boss, 432 S. Oyster Bay Rd., theoriginalbagelboss.com. Free, 516-742-9200.

HIA-LI CEO ROUNDTABLE | Hauppauge

HIA Long Island CEO discussion featuring David Jacobson, 8-10 a.m., GrooveCar, 200 Motor Pkwy., Suite B-10, register, $50 ($5 walk-in fee), hia-li.org, 631-543-5355.

MACINTOSH USERS WORKSHOP | Brightwaters

South Shore MacIntosh Users Group, improve your skills, workshop and seminar, held the third Wednesday of the month, reserve, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., free, bsbwlibrary.org, 631-665-3699.

WHAT CUSTOMERS WANT | Farmingdale

Learn how to identify with what your customers want and expect, build a relationship, personalize your customer's experience and more, 9-11 a.m., Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $12, register, 631-420-2000.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

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., guests are free, 516-921-5041.

HEALTHY IS WEALTHY | Garden City Park

Business networking lunch, all welcome, noon to 1:30 p.m., Park City Diner, 101 Herricks Rd., $12, 917-502-1321.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS | North Babylon

Learn the financial incentives, ombudsman services, manufacturing support, and the other services available through the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning, 10-11 a.m., North Babylon Library, 815 Deer Park Ave., free, 631-669-4020.

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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