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Government contracting 101: Teaching women-owned businesses and small businesses in underutilized business zones how to secure government contracts is the focus of an Aug. 8 workshop at Farmingdale State College's Small Business Development Center.


July 22
6th Annual Kick Stands Up Motorcycle Poker Run and Car Show
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Bald Hill Amphitheater, Farmingville
Beautiful bikes, custom hot rods and classic cars will be on display at Suffolk County United Veterans’ sixth-annual event, with proceeds providing housing and support services for at-risk and homeless veterans. Live music, food and drinks, vendors, raffle prizes and more for the whole family. More information here.

July 24
Jewish Business Network Breakfast Meeting
8-9:30 a.m., Rubie Corporate Plaza, Melville
The Jewish Business Network presents a breakfast networker featuring real estate developer Scott Burman, principal of the Garden City-based Engel Burman Group and founding partner of Manhattan-based real estate auction company Paramount Realty USA. Admission is free for JBN members. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here, or call (631) 827-6599.

July 26
Crowdfunding: An Alternate Method for Funding Your Small Business
10 a.m.-noon, Business Incubator at Calverton
Stony Brook University’s Small Business Development Center presents a panel discussion on funding a business venture through online platforms, featuring entrepreneurs who have successfully launched businesses this way. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

July 26
Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Regular Meeting
12:30 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge
The Suffolk County IDA will host its regular monthly meeting in Media Room No. 184, located on the lower level of the Dennison administration building. Open to the public.

July 27
LIMBA 2018 Breakfast Series: Steve Levy
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action presents former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, executive director of the Center for Cost Effective Government, in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on school spending, county budgets and federal deficits. The 2018 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Bradley & Parker and Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP. Registration and more information

July 28
Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money and Soil
5 p.m., Marders, Bridgehampton
The Amagansett Food Institute presents a group discussion and book-signing event featuring Woody Tasch, founder and chairman of the Slow Money Institute and author of “Soil 2017,” a resource for investing in local food systems. Ticket pricing, registration and reserved copies of “Soil 2017” all available here

July 31
Accessing Capital For Your Business
9 a.m.-noon, SBDC Conference Center, Farmingdale State College 
Farmingdale State’s Small Business Development Center presents a panel discussion on small-business funding sources, featuring representatives of various lending agencies focused on early-stage entrepreneurs. Light refreshments will be served, pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

August 4
Long Island Breakfast Club Networking Meeting
9 a.m., The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, Garden City 
The Long Island Breakfast Club socialpreneur network presents its next networking breakfast meeting, focused on career counseling, support and advocacy for experienced, in-transition professionals. More information on ticket pricing and even registration available here.

August 7
Tech Together Happy Hour
5-7:30 p.m., The Refuge, Melville
The Long Island Software & Technology Network, Ellevate Womens Network and Innovate LI team up for another classic evening of free hors d’oeuvres and Grade A networking, with a tech twist. Registration and more information.

Aug. 8
ACIT Senior Healthcare Summit
8:30 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Advancement for Commerce Industry and Technology presents its first-annual Senior Healthcare Summit, featuring a keynote by Kristofer Smith, senior vice president and chief medical officer of CareConnect, and a panel discussion with senior-healthcare experts. Networking hour kicks off at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and more information.

Aug. 8
Selling to the Government
10:30 a.m., Farmingdale State College SBDC Conference Center 
The FSC Small Business Development Center presents a workshop for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones and Women Owned Small Businesses, focused  on certification training and other basics of government contracting. Registration and more information.

Aug. 10
LIMBA 2018 Breakfast Series: Geraldine Hart
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action presents Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart, the first female to hold the office, in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on inter-agency partnerships, fighting gang violence and weeding out corruption. The 2018 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Bradley & Parker and Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP.  Registration and more information.

Sept. 8
UAS Drone Certification Class
9 a.m.-noon, Farmingdale State College Aviation Flight Center
Farmingdale State’s AFC offers a six-session drone-pilot certification program focused on the safe operation of drones in the National Airspace System. The program also prepares participants for an FAA licensing examination required to operate drones for commercial purposes. Classes slated to meet for six consecutive Saturdays, through Oct. 13. Registration and more information.

Sept. 14
Long Island Capital Alliance Capital Forum
8-11 a.m., RXR Plaza, Melville
The LICA presents its quarterly entrepreneurs-meet-investors breakfast showcase, this time focused on emerging companies in the software, Internet and technology sectors. The deadline for submissions from potential presenter companies is Aug. 1. Event sponsors include EisnerAmper, NYIT, the Suffolk County IDA and Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.


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