The Business Week Ahead: September 19th, 2016

Schedule of major business events in the Tampa Bay area.

By: Tim Bryce – Columnist News Talk Florida



Hillsborough County Schools – One hour early student release.

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Housing Starts and Building Permits (REPORT).

6:00pm – 8:00pm
SCORE – St. Petersburg
Business Start-Up Basics (seminar)
Find out if you have what it takes to start your own business, and learn the key elements that will help you be successful.
Are you ready to start a new small business?  This no-nonsense workshop will help you answer that question, and lead you through the steps you should take to be successful.
Price:  Free
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Click to REGISTER.


Jabil Circuit, Inc. – Earnings REPORT.

11:30am – 1:30pm
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
Gain Control of Your Sales Process! (seminar)
Learn the secrets of the revolutionary system that helps you take control of your sales process, prospect more effectively, shorten your sales cycle and eliminate stalls and objections. Join other sales professionals and business owners for our next Executive Briefing. Reservations are required. The $49.00 per person fee includes lunch and a copy of David Sandler’s ground-breaking book.
Price:  $49
Location:  Rocky Point Centre Training Facility , 3030 N. Rocky Point Drive, West – Suite 100 , Tampa, Florida 33607
Info:  813/287-1500

12:00pm – 2:00pm
SCORE – Clearwater
Independent Contractor or Employee (seminar)
Proper classification of a worker as an independent contractor may save your company money and benefits – like group health and workers’ compensation insurance – as well as social security and unemployment insurance taxes. A HR professional will help you learn how to classify employees with confidence and avoid regulatory risk.
Price:  Free
Location:  Banquet Masters, 13355 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL 33782
Click to REGISTER.

12:15pm – 1:00pm
Pinellas County
Wildlife Wednesdays (Webinar Series)
Creating Backyard Habitat for Endangered Wildlife:
This webinar will share information on wildlife found in Central Florida. The goal of this
webinar is to share information, dispel wildlife myths, and spark discussion about habitat
restoration, wildland/urban interface issues, and keeping wildlife wild. Participants will join Lara
Milligan and Shannon Carnevale for a free lunch-time webinar.
Price:  Free
Advance registration required. Once registered, a link to the webinar will be sent to the participant.
Register online at
Brooker Creek Preserve, 727/453-6800; 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

5:30pm – 8:30pm
Executive Women’s Council
“Wine, Women & Song”
Join the Executive Women’s Council for an evening of wine, networking, friends, music and fun! Let’s take a moment to celebrate the women of Tampa!
Price:  $15 for members, $25 for non members
Location:  Centre Club, 123 S. Westshore Blvd., 8th Floor, Tampa, FL 33609
Info:  samantha.dipolito@clubcorp.com813/286-4040
Click for INFO.


The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Initial Claims (Unemployment) (REPORT).

The National Association of Realtors – Existing Home Sales (REPORT).


9:00am – 1:00pm
Pinellas County
Master Gardener Lawn and Garden Help Desk:
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Master Gardeners provide solutions for all types of questions concerning garden, lawn and landscape care.
Register online at
Weedon Island Preserve, 727/453-6500; 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg.






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News Talk Radio does not necessarily endorse third party conferences, workshops, or seminars.  If you have any significant business related events planned, please e-mail it to Tim Bryce

Keep the Faith!