Brandon Business After Hours. Meet local business owners and entrepreneurs and enrich your professional network at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours. The social is set for Oct. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Fiat dealership at the Brandon Auto Mall, 11020 Causeway Blvd. Call Vicki McIntosh, (813) 689-1221, ext. 8836, for more information.
Marketing seminars. The Brandon chamber is hosting two back-to-back small business marketing seminars Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its office, 330 Pauls Drive. The Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center conducts the free sessions on marketing fundamentals, including how to develop marketing strategies. For more information, call Vicki McIntosh, (813) 689-1221, ext. 8836.
Brandon YP. Brandon's young professionals can have fun and network at a luncheon Wednesday. The YP Brandon "Straight Up" Luncheon is set for Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shrimp Warehouse, 779 W. Lumsden Road. Bring your business cards.
Political forums. The Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosts a political forum for candidates Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Drive. The event begins at 6 p.m. The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce also hosts a candidate mingle from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chamber's Apollo Beach office, 137 Harbor Village Lane. For information, call (813) 645-1366.
Brown bagging in Sun City Center. Business professionals in South Shore and Sun City Center can make contacts and give or get referrals at a brown bag networking lunch scheduled on Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza.
Weekly networking. The Sun City Center chamber has a weekly networking event scheduled for chamber members. "Slow Speed Networking at Sun Towers" allows professionals to connect and generate referrals. The event is held every Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in Sun City Center. No need to RSVP.