If you anticipated a summer slowdown in opportunities for personal and professional growth, think again. Openings abound for getting ahead before Labor Day.

Knowing those who give to others usually find they get more in return, CYP Club has lined up board members from Future Possibilities for a program Wednesday evening on How to Be a Kid Coach at Roosevelt Coffeehouse. See our July profile on Motorists Insurance Group CEO Dave Kaufman to learn more about why he brought Future Possibilities from New York to Columbus.

Military veterans and those still in the service as well as their spouses can take advantage of an all-day Boots to Business/Reboot seminar Aug. 3. The program is offered by the US Small Business Administration at Bunker Labs, a vet-operated nonprofit that helps other vets grow business concepts—one of many startup gems housed at Rev1 Ventures.

Women business owners are the target audience of a four-part Connections, Communications & Confidence series offered by the USSBA, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator and others. An Aug. 10 lunch workshop explores “Customer Service vs. Customer Satisfaction.” 

Small and large group events are lined up by ACG Columbus for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders interested in promoting growth. ACG Women in Transactions kicks taco Tuesday up a notch with an Aug. 1 happy hour at Cosecha Cocina. ACG members and guests can network in style during the Aug. 17 “Evening at Scioto” happy hour at the Scioto Country Club.

Anyone can do lunch & learns; SunDown Group offers lunch & launch workshops. Next up on Aug. 18 is “Take Your Technology to Market” at the Idea Foundry. Brown bag and lunch purchase options are available. Let SunDown Group know if you’d like to share expertise to help entrepreneurs take concepts to the next step.

Ohio Restaurant Association members can participate in occasional Idea Factory thought leadership sessions. Their Aug. 23 session will focus on the power of giving back with Rita Soronen, CEO of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Those drawn to Columbus for events like these will soon have a new place to stay over. The 150-room AC Hotel Columbus Dublin opens Sept. 1 in Dublin’s Bridge Park development.