TUESDAY, Oct. 15

DITCH THE PITCH, Jericho

"How to Say What You Do With Confidence and Clarity," new and experienced coaches invited to attend; program features guest speaker Kris Hamilton, brand identity and marketing mastery mentor, 6:30-9 p.m., Hampton Inn, 120 Jericho Tpke., $45, register, 516-625-0542, licoachingalliance.com.

INVENTORS-ENTREPRENEURS, Hauppauge

The Suffolk County club meets; features June Severino Feldman, director of marketing and communications at Intelligent Product Solutions, 7-9 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., valid ID required, free, bit.ly/199gvN5, 631-853-4805.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS MEETING, Melville

Joseph Burgoyne, director of institutional marketing at The Options Industry Council, discusses "Generating Income with Options," topics include the popular strategy of covered calls, risk when selling puts and key options pricing factors, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:45), Bertucci's, 881 Walt Whitman Rd., $35 includes dinner, 631-239-1612.

BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM, Wading River

"Taming Health Care 2014," for small- and medium-size business owners, focus on health care initiatives, 7-noon, The Inn and Spa at East Wind, 5720 Rte. 25A, $20, register, 631-727-7600, eastwindlongisland.com.

MAC USERS SEMINAR, Brightwaters

South Shore MacIntosh users workshop, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 South Country Rd., free, reserve, 631-665-3699, bsbwlibrary.org.

IABC LONG ISLAND CHAPTER, Jericho

"Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Using Social Media in Your Organization," three experts who bring awareness and knowledge about social media policies to help protect yourself, your firm, your employees and your brand, 8-9:30 a.m., LearningRx Jericho Brain Training Center, 333 Jericho Tpke., $25, register, 516-316-5633, tiny.cc/koy03w.

THURSDAY, Oct. 17

BUSINESS BASICS, Farmingdale

"How to Successfully Start a Small Business," learn what you need to know when starting a small business, including business types, government regulations, writing a business plan and more, 9-11 a.m., Small Business Development Center, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $12, register, 631-420-2765, farmingdale.edu/sbdc.

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.

COFFEE CONNECTIONS: THE SECRETS TO CONTENT MARKETING SUCCESS, Mineola

Seminar and light breakfast as a panel of experts disclose the secrets to content marketing, reserve. Held at 330 Old Country Road, Mineola, 8-10 a.m., hldcommunications.com/events, free, 516-629-3337.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING, Kings Park

Meet one-on-one for assistance with the formation, growth and success of your business, noon, Smithtown Library Kings Park Branch, 1 Church St., free, register, smithlib.org, 631-269-9191.

HEMPSTEAD CHAMBER DINNER GALA, West Hempstead

Dinner gala honoring people who are making a difference the community, 7-10 p.m. Pompei Restaurant, 401 Hempstead Ave. $100, 516-633-1256.


SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS FOR PET BUSINESS AND RESCUE, Melville

Presentation on the best social media platforms for your pet business and rescue and will cover the following: integrating social media into your pet business, hosted by Long Island Pet Professionals, reserve, 7-9 p.m. Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel, 598 Broadhollow Rd., LongIslandPetProfessionals.com/events, $50, 631-446-1105.

STOCK MARKET -- VECTOR VEST SOFTWARE USERS GROUP MEETING, Plainview

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

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