Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Life-changing: Focusing heavily on innovation, Stony Brook University's Center for Biotechnology presents Life Sciences Summit 2018 Oct. 24-25 in New York City.


October 20
Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival
Noon-4 p.m., Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Ronkonkoma 
The Association for Mental Health and Wellness presents its eighth-annual family-friendly event, featuring diverse and innovative meat and veggie dishes from area restaurants, other tasty food treats and a healthy serving of mental health information. Admission to the festival is free; chili-tasting tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit people impacted by mental disorders, including at-risk and homeless military veterans. Registration and more information.

October 24
Storytelling for PR and Marketing Pros
8:30-10 a.m., Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Garden City 
The Social Media Association presents a storytelling workshop, led by professional storyteller Tracey Segarra, focused on the building blocks of effective stories and how you can leverage them at work and in life. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

October 24
Navigating Labor-Related Rules and Regulations
10 a.m.-noon, SBU Small Business Development Center 
The Stony Brook University SBDC presents a free workshop highlighting no-cost services, including recruitment assistance and technical assistance, offered to startups and other small businesses by the NYS Department of Labor. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

October 24
LI STEM Hub: Career Conversations
6-8:30 p.m., Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
The Long Island STEM Hub hosts a regional conference designed to help parents better guide their children in making informed educational and career choices, with a heavy focus on potential science, technology, engineering and mathematics paths in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences to aerospace and IT. Organizations are invited to participate. Registration and information for both organizations and audience members available here.

October 24
Fourth Annual Taste of Hope Gala
6:30-9:30 p.m., NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury
Hicksville-based CN Guidance & Counseling Services presents its annual gala spotlighting mental health and substance-use disorders and promoting the integration of mental and physical health, honoring Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and Hofstra/Northwell Zucker School of Medicine Professor Sandeep Kapoor, Northwell Health’s director of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

October 24-25
Life Sciences Summit 2018

Weds.-Thurs., 10 On The Park, New York City
The Stony Brook University Center for Biotechnology presents its annual innovation-highlighting conference for early-stage investors and business-development professionals, designed to connect emerging biotech companies and academic innovators with capital and strategic partners. Company presentations, informative plenary sessions, business workshops, copious networking and more. Event sponsors include SBU, EisnerAmper, Nixon Peabody and Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLP, among others. Registration and more information.

October 25
Operation Downtown
8-10 a.m., Hofstra University Club, Hempstead 
Hofstra University Continuing Education presents a free seminar exploring the secrets to successful modern marketing, including the latest social media changes, brand targeting, monitoring returns on investments and the top five marketing tactics of 2018. Continental breakfast served, pre-registration required. Registration and more information.

October 25
Eliminate the Frustration from your Conversations
8:30-10:30 a.m., Adelphi University Hauppauge Education and Conference Center
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates and SilvermanAcampora present an interactive people-skills workshop designed especially for supervisors, managers, sales staff and customer-service professionals, promoting the necessary tools for successful communication and customer interaction. Society for Human Resource Management credits available. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here

October 26
LIMBA 2018 Breakfast Series: Timothy Sini
8 a.m., Courtyard By Marriott, Ronkonkoma 
Long Island Metro Business Action presents former FBI agent, former Suffolk County Police Commissioner and current Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on his mission to eradicate the MS-13 gang from local communities and aggressively prosecute illegal drug dealers. The 2018 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Bradley & Parker and Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP. Registration and more information.

November 8
Board Member Training
8-10:30 a.m., Residence Inn by Marriott, Plainview
Cerini & Associates and Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP present a breakfast seminar offering firsthand insights on how to be an effective board member, including a review of information board members should expect to receive, a board’s role in monitoring legal risks and other important topics. A live-webinar simulcast is planned. Registration and more information.

November 8
Let’s Get Digital
8:30-11 a.m., SBU Small Business Development Center 
The Stony Brook University SBDC presents a free workshop featuring Kevin Kelly and Brian LeDonne of PS Digital discussing how small to medium-sized businesses can stay ahead of their competition using Google and Facebook’s free online tools. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

November 13
An Evening with Janno Lieber

5:30-8 p.m., Tesoro Restaurant, Westbury
The Long Island Business Development Council presents its November dinner event featuring special guest speaker John “Janno” Lieber, chief development officer for the MTA. Cocktails and networking begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration and more information.

November 14
Recent Developments at the CPC
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Composite Prototyping Center, Plainview 
The Composite Prototyping Center presents a luncheon showcase highlighting the educational, institutional and industrial forces collaborating with the CDC on its a mission to support advanced R&D technologies and Long Island-based STEM industries. Limited sponsorship and event-journal advertising opportunities available. Ticket pricing, sponsorship info, registration and more information available here.

November 19
15th Long Island Fight for Charity
6 p.m., Hilton Long Island, Melville
The nation’s only all-volunteer charity boxing event presents its annual fight night, featuring regional business professionals squaring off in a minimum of 10 bouts, plus food and drinks provided by more than 30 regional restaurants, with all proceeds earmarked for charities including the Long Island Community Chest, the Genesis School, the National Foundation for Human Potential and more. This year’s event features a special “Kominicki’s Corner,” honoring longtime LI Fight for Charity supporter and ring announcer John Kominicki. Sponsorship opportunities available. More info on sponsorships, ticket pricing and registration available here.


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