"Up Close & Personal." Speaker: Jorge Gonzalez, city manager. Organized by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Reservations required; limited to 35 participants. $15. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Ocean Resort, 3025 Collins Ave. Details: Kimberly Oakes, (305) 672-1270, ext. 27.
"Florida's Angel Network." Speakers: Kim Griffin-Hunter with Deloitte & Touche and Jonathan Cole with Edwards & Angell. Company presentations by Buy-Request Corp., flowergrower.com and iVicinity.com. Presented by the Florida Venture Forum. $30. 8 a.m. Florida Atlantic University Sea Tech Campus, 101 N Beach Road, Dania Beach. Details: (305) 446-5060 or flvencap.org.
"Innovative principles of marketing and sales." $25. Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. M-DCC Kendall, 11011 SW 104th St. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929.
Two presentations. "How to keep your assets away from the tax man." Speaker: Jonathan H. Parker, senior VP, Paine Webber. Reservations required. 10:45 a.m. or 5 p.m. Sheraton Brickell Point, 495 Brickell Ave. Details: (305) 536-9364.
"Development of a business plan." Presented by the Miami-Dade Office of Community Economic Development and the University of Miami. Reservations required. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
SEMINAR & LUNCHEON
Hispanic Market Seminar and awards luncheon, organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. $150 on site; $35 & $50 for marketeer-of-the-year lunch. 8 a.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 577-5466.
"Reaching the Global Village." Speaker: Elena Falken, director of windows hosting, Verio Inc. Presented by the Gold Coast chapter of the Florida Direct Marketing Association. $35; $25 for members. Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 472-6374.
Presented by the Center for Transnational & Comparative Studies at FIU. Speaker: Alexandr Vondra, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the US. RSVP. 8:30 a.m. Restaurant St. Michel, 162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables. Details: Judith Rasoletti, (305) 348-6561.
Speaker: David Lawrence, former publisher of the Miami Herald. Organized by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. $10; free to members. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657.
"Whassup with Whassup?" Speaker: Alan Pilkington, president for North & Latin America and chairman with DDB. Sponsored by the International Advertising Federation of Greater Miami. $50; $40 for members. 12:15 p.m. The Bankers Club, 14th floor, 2 S Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 856-8484.
BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCHEON
"Small Black Businesses Rising to the Top." Speaker: Bryan K. Finnie, president & CEO, Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust. WIth auction and door prizes. $40. 11:30 a.m. Mikado Dining Room, Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas, Port of Miami piers 4 & 5. Details: (305) 751-8648.
"The ABCs of Revised UCC Article 9." Presented by Carlton Fields. With continental breakfast. 8-10 a.m. 19th floor auditorium, Bank of America Tower, 100 SE Second St. Details: Charmaine Vassal, (305) 539-7377.
"The advantages of investing and doing business in Asturias." Presented by the Trade Commission of Spain, the Consulate General of Spain and government of Asturias. Free. 8:30-10 a.m. Hotel Inter-Continental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. Details: David Ruiz, (305) 446-4387.
Hispanic top 100 awards luncheon, organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. $45; $50 after Nov. 11. 11:30 a.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 577-5466.
Latin Builders Association. Speaker: Luis J. Laredo, ambassador and US coordinator, Summit of the Americas II. $45; $40 with reservations. Noon. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-5989.
"The Secret of My Success." Speaker: Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza, owner of the Detroit Tigers and president of the Ave Maria Foundation. Presentation by Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce. $25; $20 for members. 8 a.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 599-2737.
"Show me the money." Presented by the Women's Business Development Center and the Miami-Dade Office of Community Economic Development. Reservations required. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
"Building Wealth." Speaker: Michael Rodetsky, REIA in Tampa. Presented by the Florida Real Estate Investors Association. $20; $5 for members. 6:45 p.m. Belvedere Hotel, West Palm Beach. Details: (561) 276-8700.