THEY MEAN BUSINESSThe New England Women Business Owners present “Celebrating Women in Business:Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow,” sponsored by the FleetBoston Women Entrepreneurs Connection. The event will feature an opportunity to network and an informal discussion with past winners of NEWBO’s Business Woman of the Year award. At 5:45 p.m. at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Boston. For info call (781) 431-1161. May 9.


Outrider North America presents a lecture, “The Five Biggest E-Commerce Mistakes—and How to Prevent Them.” Bill Hunt, executive vice president of online strategy at Outrider, will share his insight essential to growing and maintaining successful online businesses. At the Information Technology Exposition and Conference in Hartford, Conn. For more information, call 860-674-9100. May 10


The Publicity Club of New England presents the annual Bell Ringer Awards honoring excellence in communications and public relations. The ceremony will take place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, contact Julie Fairweather at or visit June 5