The next Accelerated Networking Luncheon for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at M Waterfront Grille in The Village on Venetian Bay. Admission is $15; reservations must be made by Thursday, Jan. 1, at www.napleschamber.org.
The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association presents PR University 2009: "Weathering the Storm." a one-day seminar for public relations professionals, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Hodges University in Fort Myers. Public relations professionals from throughout Florida will share their insights and innovations about crisis management, surviving tough economic times and fool-proofing your career in a series of dynamic, fast-paced presentations. Attendees will also hear from a lively keynote speaker and participate in a crisis-related tabletop exercise. To register or find more information, visit www.fpraswfl.org.
Catch the Buzz and Young Professionals of Naples are planning "Diamonds are Forever," an evening of mixing and mingling, along with food, wine, music and diamonds, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at The International Diamond Exchange. For more information, e-mail JoeJo Jennings of YPN at JoeJoJennings@yahoo.com.
The Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University presents "Seismic Changes in the Washington Landscape and Their Effect on Corporate Governance" from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at FGCU's Sugden Welcome Center. Guest speaker will be John Castellani, president of The Business Roundtable and frequent guest on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and "Meet the Press." Cost is $25. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling Kay Wingert at 590-7381 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Practicing psychotherapists, mental health counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists are invited to "Core Tasks of Psychotherapy," a workshop presented by the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Florida Gulf Coast University from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the FGCU Student Union. Clinician and researcher Donald Meichenbaum will discuss the Constructive Narrative Cognitive Behavior approach to changing behavior. Cost is $120 for professionals and $50 for graduate students. Register online For more information, call 590- 7950.
Business Network International holds its weekly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 354-3224.
Goal Setters Business Network International holds its weekly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. For information, call Lola Moore at 398-3006 or Kelly Salmons at 597-0787.