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Dine out for March of Dimes; free trade show in Treasure Island


Rib dinner at Sonny's helps March of Dimes

For the second year, Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q is holding its Baby Backs for Babies campaign to raise money for the March of Dimes. The campaign runs from Monday through Nov. 29 at all Sonny's Southeast U.S. locations, where a portion of the proceeds from every baby back plate will be donated to the effort dedicated to making sure all babies are born healthy.

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Trade show is free at yacht, tennis club

The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce is having a trade show at the newly opened Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club on Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. There will be free food and door prizes. Call the chamber at (727) 360-4121.

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2 chances to learn at business center

• The Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corp. and the Small Business Administration will sponsor a Financing Your Business Lunch & Learn session on Nov. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Business Assistance Center. To register for the free seminar or for information, call (727) 893-7146.

• Also on Nov. 3, SCORE, the "Counselors to America's Small Business," will present a workshop titled Planning for Your Business. It is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. at the Business Assistance Center, 440 Second Ave. N. The Web site is

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