July 07--Successful selling workshop July 12
SARASOTA -- Secrets to Successful Selling, part of a series of small business seminars, will be presented July 12 by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
There will be an interactive expert panel including Michelle Bianchi-Pingel with The Players Theatre, Marc Simms, RPM Business Advisors LLC and Minna Traugott, Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
Cost is free for members and $5 for others. The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the chamber board room, 1945 Fruitville Road.
Manufacturers training class offered
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Certified production training for certification will be held July 23 through Oct. 1 at State College of Florida in Lakewood Ranch.
The 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. classes prepare learners to become highly skilled manufacturing technicians and pass four exams leading to the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's Certified Production Technician certification. The certification is a preferred hiring requirement for many advanced manufacturing employers throughout the United States.
Cost of the training is $385.
Students who earn the certification also are able to accumulate up to 15 college credit hours toward an associate degree in engineering technology.
For more information, contact Glenn Goonis at email@example.com or 941-363-7229.
Speaker to address women's role in business
MANATEE -- Author Jane Plitt will address the Women Owners of Florida Inc at its noon meeting July 31.
The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn across from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
Plitt, who ran a business consulting practice, and wrote "Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business."
For more information, contact Deb Shuck at 941-685-0250.
Winery reintroduces new wine
DUETTE -- Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, will reintroduce its Elderberry wine "Gator Tale" from noon to 5 p.m.July 14 and 15.
There will be hors d'oeuvres served with the wines. For more information, visit www.bunkerhillvineyard.com.
Bailed-out AIG wants $30.2M in tax interest
American International Group, the insurance giant saved by a massive federal bailout, wants some tax money back -- from 1991.
AIG is suing in Federal Claims Court in Washington for $30.2 million. It says that's how much interest is owed from an overpayment 21 years ago.
AIG said it underpaid taxes for 1997, 1998, and 1999. But it said the government owes it interest for an overpayment in 1991.
-- Herald staff reports
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