GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Challenge 2001 membership campaign kick-off for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway. Details: (305) 577-5490.
"Miami-Dade: The New Military Community." Speaker: John Cordrey, executive VP, research & strategic planning for the Beacon Council. RSVP. $45; $35 for members. Noon. Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 579-1382 or beaconcouncil.com.
STATE OF THE PORTS 2001
Speakers: Gary Dellapa, director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, and Charles Towsley, director of the Port of Miami. Sponsored by World Trade Center Miami. RSVP by Feb. 2. $40; $30 for members. Noon. Feb. 7. East Hall, Radisson Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. Details: (305) 871-7910.
"Make Business Boom With Feng Shui." Speaker: Kelly S. Jones, president, Heart of Harmony. Networker sponsored by the Aventura Chamber of Commerce. $5; free to members. Borders, 19925 NE Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Details: (305) 935-2131.
"How to jump-start or expand your business without credit or collateral" using micro loans. Presented by Micro-Business USA. 6:30 p.m. Micro-Business USA, 3000 Biscayne Blvd. Details (877) 722-4505.
"How to put Uncle Sam to work for you: A workshop with the SBA." Presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Miami. With 6 p.m. networker and expo. $35; $30 for members. 7-8:30 p.m. Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave. Details: (305) 444-4437.
"Start your own business, be your own boss." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929.
5th annual "Mergers & Acquisitions Institute." Through Feb. 9. Presented by the University of Miami School of Law. Eden Roc, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 284-2584.
"Investment & Economic Outlook for 2001." Speaker: Nancy Peterson, vice president of trust investments with Northern Trust Bank. Organized by the Organization of Women in International Trade Miami. Reservations were requested. 6:45 p.m. Northern Trust Bank, 700 Brickell Ave.
"The Role of Government in Regionalism." Speakers: Curtis Johnson, president, and Neal Peirce, chairman, The Citistates Group; outgoing Miami-Dade County Manager Merrett Stierheim and Palm Beach Business Development Board President Larry Pelton. Presented by the Southeast Florida Caribbean chapter of the Urban Land Institute. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. National Car Rental Center, 2555 NW 137th Way, Sunrise. Details: (800) 321-5011.