Online Training Resources
Pluralsight offers a large repository of SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and programming training courses. Monthly and yearly paid subscriptions are available.
SQL PASS Learning Center offers previous sessions from PASS Summit and 24 Hours of PASS conferences available for streaming. Membership is free.
PragmaticWorks Free Training adds new sessions every Tuesday and Thursday to their already extensive library. Paid courses are also available.
PASS Local User Group Chapters are a great way to network with like minded data professionals as well as attend industry related presentations. User groups are available in most major areas and many Virtual Chapters are available remotely.
Meetup has many data related groups all over the country and is a great way to network with like minded data professionals.