Upcoming Professional Networking Opportunities in Bradenton and Sarasota

March 22, 2016

Professional-Networking-Opportunities-BS.jpgAre you looking for opportunities to grow your business, network with others who can point you toward job opportunities or add more clients to your organization? Here are some upcoming networking opportunities in both Bradenton and Sarasota for you to explore.


S.W.A.T. Networking
Waters Edge

S.W.A.T. stands for Successful Women Aligning Together, and this networking group provides support for women in business as they seek personal growth and development. The goal of the group is to help build relationships between professional women while teaching marketing techniques and helping women build their professional networks. The Bradenton Chapter of S.W.A.T. holds a monthly luncheon on the first Tuesday of every month. The next meeting of the group will be April 5. To register, visit the S.W.A.T. website.

MYPower Networking Lunch
The Yachtsea Grill, 101 Riverfront Blvd #120

The Manatee Young Professionals Group offers a networking lunch opportunity called MYPower Networking Lunch every month in Bradenton. The lunch brings together young professionals ages 21-40 throughout Manatee County. Each attendee gets to share a 30 second speech about who they are, what they do and what type of client they are looking for. Afterward, the event is open for networking opportunities. The next MYPower Networking Lunch is on March 30, and registration is required.


Downtown Sarasota

SPAN or Successful Professionals Alliance Network is a free referral network that helps bring together businesses within a community so they can adequately support each other. This group is a great way to meet local business owners and build your professional network among like-minded professionals. You must be a member of SPAN to attend the meeting, as the event location is only provided to members. Visit the SPAN website to learn more about membership before the next meeting on March 29 at 11 a.m.

Young Professionals Group After Hours
Servandos, 1525 4th St

The Sarasota Young Professionals Group is a networking organization for individuals ages 21 to 40. This group holds regular meetings for members to help them achieve their networking goals, and to encourage members to get involved in the local community. The group's main goal is to connect, retain and serve area young professionals by providing local engagement opportunities for them. On April 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., YPG is hosting an After Hours event at Servandos restaurant.

What networking opportunities have you found in the area? Let your neighbors know about them in the comments below.

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