The Plan­ner

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Money - By Cindy Kent ck­[email protected]­sen­tinel.com, 954-356-4662 or Twit­ter @mind­ingy­our­biz

At this time of year, net­work­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions open their doors to en­cour­age prospec­tive mem­bers, such as the DavieCooper City Cham­ber of Com­merce on Wednes­day, and a happy hour hosted by The Jewish Women’s Foun­da­tion of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) Young Lead­ers So­ci­ety on Fri­day. Visit Sun­Sen­tinel.com/Busi­nessCal­en­dar to sub­mit and view your busi­ness events.

This week Dec. 11

Cul­tural Grant Ap­pli­ca­tion Work­shop, 2 p.m.; 6 p.m., Broward County Main Li­brary, Bienes Cen­ter Con­fer­ence Room,

6th floor, 100 S An­drews Ave., Fort Laud­erdale. Ap­pli­ca­tion work­shop for el­i­gi­ble ap­pli­cants for the Tourist Tax Devel­op­ment Tax Cap­i­tal Grant Pro­gram. Free.

bit.ly/2QBY3fG

GEMS Club, 5 p.m., STEM Stu­dio,1209 Main St., Jupiter. Girls in grades 3-8 are in­vited to dis­cover the ex­cit­ing world of math, science, en­gi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy. A pizza din­ner and re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided at the monthly pro­gram. sf­science­cen­ter.org/, 561-832-2026.

Your Busi­ness – From Vi­sion to Re­al­ity, 6 p.m., Fred Lipp­man Multi-Pur­pose Cen­ter, 2030 Polk St.,

Hol­ly­wood. SCORE Broward work­shop will pro­vide at­ten­dees with a clear and ac­tion­able plan and tools to keep them ac­count­able for ex­e­cut­ing their strat­egy.

$35. conta.cc/2E1t­fyZ 954-356-7263. Pur­su­ing a GSA Sched­ule Con­tract ,6 p.m., Nova South­east­ern Univer­sity, 3301 Col­lege Ave., Carl de San­tis Bldg, Room

2064, Davie. SCORE Broward work­shop will pro­vide a ba­sic knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of the process that is re­quired for new ven­dor(s) to get on a GSA Mul­ti­ple Awards Sched­ules pro­gram. $35.

conta.cc/2Q0SvvL 954-356-7263.

Dec. 12

De­cem­ber Mem­ber­ship Hol­i­day Lun­cheon, 11 a.m., Long Key Na­ture Cen­ter, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie. DavieCooper City Cham­ber of Com­merce hosts net­work­ing, hol­i­day lunch and speaker Mark Doyle, CEO of Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Pem­broke $30. Davie-Coop­erCity.org. 954-732-6305.

Start­ing a Busi­ness in Flor­ida, 6 p.m., Keiser Univer­sity, 2085 Vista Park­way, Room 105, West Palm Beach. SCORE Palm Beach work­shop on the le­gal and tax is­sues that af­fect your busi­ness. 561-833-1672.

Women's Na­tional Book As­so­ci­a­tion,

6:30 p.m., Mur­der on the Beach Book­store,

273 N.E. Sec­ond Ave., Del­ray Beach. Net­work­ing, cel­e­bra­tion and do­na­tion drive.

$10. mem­ber­ship.wn­ba­[email protected]

561-279-7790.

Dec. 13

ITPalooza, 8 a.m., Broward County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Fort Laud­erdale. Sev­enth an­nual tech­nol­ogy con­fer­ence pre­sented by the The South Flor­ida Tech­nol­ogy Al­liance, fea­tur­ing 200 in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, show­case of over

50 sub­ject-mat­ter ex­pert; hands-on work­shops fea­tur­ing Ag­ile, JavaScripts and more; CIO-Only track fea­tur­ing lunchtime key­note speaker, joint CIO-VIP lunch, and 4 fo­cused speaker ses­sions. $89.

945-806-2188.

Funky & Fes­tive Hol­i­day Party, 6 p.m., Funky Bud­dha Brew­ery, 1201 N.E. 38 St., Oak­land Park. Hosted by the Amer­i­can Ad­ver­tis­ing Fed­er­a­tion Greater Fort Laud­erdale & Palm Beaches, Amer­i­can Mar­ket­ing As­so­ci­a­tion South Flor­ida and South Flor­ida In­ter­ac­tive Mar­ket­ing As­so­ci­a­tion. Many other net­work­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions, such as WTS South Flor­ida, are also par­tic­i­pat­ing in this event toy and food dona­tions ben­e­fit a va­ri­ety of non­prof­its in­clud­ing the Pantry of Broward. $29-$49. 954-289-4600.

Dec. 14

AAF Cre­ative Zen, 8:30 a.m., Green Bar & Kitchen, 1075 S.E. 17th St., Fort Laud­erdale. Fea­tur­ing Elena Pezzo, CreativeZen was born out of a de­sire for the lo­cal chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Ad­ver­tis­ing Fed­er­a­tion to in­spire and en­gage with the lo­cal cre­ative com­mu­nity. Pre­sented by AAF Greater Fort Laud­erdale & Palm Beaches. Free. 954-289-4600.

Dec. 15

Code Palm Beach, 2 p.m., South Flor­ida Science Cen­ter and Aquar­ium, 4801 Dre­her Trail North, West Palm Beach. Ages 7-17 learn how to code, de­velop web­sites, apps, pro­grams and games and ex­plore tech­nol­ogy in an in­for­mal and cre­ative en­vi­ron­ment. In ad­di­tion to learn­ing to code, at­ten­dees meet like-minded peo­ple and are ex­posed to the pos­si­bil­i­ties of tech­nol­ogy. sf­science­cen­ter.org/ 561-832-1988.

Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m., West Palm Brew­ery & Wine Vault, 322 Ever­nia St., West Palm Beach. The Jewish Women’s Foun­da­tion of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) Young Lead­ers So­ci­ety hosts YLS alum­nae and in­vites prospec­tive new mem­bers. $15. bit.ly/2Un59n6 Sen. Mitch McCon­nell, left, in­spects hemp taken from a bale at a pro­cess­ing plant.

BRUCE SCHREINER/AP

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