Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Renew and improved: Renewable Energy Long Island hosts its second South Fork 100 Percent Renewable Energy Forum, June 28 in Wainscott.

Job No. 1: The Town of Brookhaven has scheduled its 2017 Job Fair to run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville. Admission is free for job-seekers and 2017 graduates are encouraged to attend. Recruitment tables cost $100 apiece; more information at (631) 451-6563, or visit

Show ’em what ya got: The 2017 Stony Brook University Incubator Company Showcase is scheduled to run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology on the SBU campus. More than 50 company exhibits and boundless networking opportunities highlight SBU’s wide range of biotechnology, energy and IT companies. Admission is free, more information here.

Bobby Flay: Heating up, June 9 in Southampton.

Something’s cooking: Stony Brook University has scheduled its third-annual Food Lab Conference, featuring Food Network star and renowned restaurateur Bobby Flay and other regional foodie (and non-foodie) celebrities. Highlighting Fifty Years of Food in America: 1970-2020,”  the two-day conference is slated for June 9 and 10 at Stony Brook Southampton. Tickets start at $75 apiece for students and farmers and go up from there; pricing, registration and more information found here.

Lee Noriega: On the defensive, June 9 in Melville.

A little defensive: The Long Island Capital Alliance has scheduled its next Capital Forum, this time focused on cybersecurity and defense, for 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 9 at RXR Plaza in Melville. Lee Noriega, cofounder and executive vice president of global managed security services provider Oxford Solutions, is slated as the keynote speaker. Event admission is free for sponsors, LICA members and their guests. Tickets cost $65 apiece for the general public and $55 each for LISTnet members. Registration is just a click away.

Get smart: Vision Long Island hosts its annual Smart Growth Awards luncheon, honoring people and projects that best represent the intelligent transformation of Island downtowns and infrastructure, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Registration and more info, including details on sponsorship in event-journal advertising, await here.

Small wonders: The Stony Brook University Small Business Development Center hosts Navigating the Word of Small Business Loans, a discussion on obtaining financing for early-stage enterprises focused on loan types, term loans vs. lines of credit, avoiding predatory lenders and other critical topics. The free, informative chat is slated to be hosted by Carol O’Connell, assistant vice president of the New York City-based Excelsior Growth Fund, and is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 14 at the SBDC. Register here please.

Oh say do you CEO: The Town of Islip has scheduled its seventh annual CEO summit, featuring many top Long Island business leaders offering valuable ideas and clever anecdotes in a rapid-fire, five-minute speaker format. Moderated by Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Innovate LI Publisher John Kominicki , the light-breakfast event is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 15 at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore. Admission is free, registration required, sign up and learn more right here.

Mitch Pally: Basic train-ing, June 16 in Ronkonkoma.

Getting there: Long Island Metro Business Action will host a roundtable discussion of the Island’s future mass-transit needs, including infrastructure. The Transportation Panel is scheduled to feature MTA Board member (and Long Island Builders Institute CEO) Mitch Pally, James Bonner of NY & Atlantic Railway and Jesse Powell, founder and president of Maglev Strategies LLC. The forum is slated to run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 16 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Ronkonkoma. Tickets cost $15 for LIMBA members and $25 for nonmembers, continental breakfast included. Register here.

All systems green: The nonprofit watchdog Renewable Energy Long Island is scheduled to host its second South Fork 100 Percent Renewable Energy Forum from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 28 at the LTV studios in Wainscott. The agenda and guest list are still being finalized, but topics are expected to include Southampton and East Hampton’s drive toward community-wide renewable energy sources and other plans to transform the South Fork to a total renewable-energy zone. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free but space is limited; please RSVP here.

Cant-miss for non-profits: Certified public accountants Cerini & Associates have scheduled Non-Profit Update 2017, a walk-through of the knowhow essential to all not-for-profit enterprises. The event is slated to run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at Carlyle at the Palace in Plainview; speakers, registration details and more information coming soon.

Fun at the beach: The 12th Annual Marcum Workplace Challenge is scheduled for July 25 at Jones Beach State Park, including a 3.5-miler for runners, walkers, teams, family and friends. Lots of tents. And it all benefits local charities. Registration is now open and more information can be found here.

Healthy advance: With its June 9 Cybersecurity and Defense Capital Forum set, the Long Island Capital Alliance is already deep into planning its next Healthcare Capital Forum, scheduled to run 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at RXR Center in Melville. Admission is free for LICA members, event sponsors and their guests; tickets cost $50 apiece for LISTnet members and $65 each for general admission. More information on registration and sponsorship opportunities awaits here.

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