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.
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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.
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.
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]
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
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.
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.
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.