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The Institute for Public Leadership Campaign Skills & Workshops is holding sessions
for people seeking to run for elected office and those who manage political campaigns
June 2-3 in the Weeks Women's Center, YWCA of Greater Miami, 351 NW Fifth St.
Participants must select either the managers' or candidates' program. Cost is
$150; $120 for YWCA members. Reservations required by May 16. Details: Natasha
Colebrook, (305) 377-9922, ext. 203.
MARINE SEMINAR: A seminar on marine surveying is being
held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric
Science, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy. Organizers say topics include marking, standards,
fire damage, liability, salvage, valuation and working with boat yards. Cost is
$95. Details: (305) 856-0206.
SMALL BUSINESS BUSINESS:
The Miami-Dade County Department of Business Development is sponsoring its annual
Community Small Business Enterprise Conference from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 30
in the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second St. The session, being held under the
banner "Tapping into Miami-Dade County's $10 billion Market: Small Business
Opportunities," is to include exhibits, a tech village, a president & CEO
roundtable, a bankers' row and workshops. Details: (305) 349-5960.
UNITED AWARD: United Way of Miami-Dade gave Teresa
Zubizarreta its Alexis de Tocquebille award for outstanding philanthropy. Ms.
Zubizarreta is founder and president of Zubi Advertising.
AKERMAN ADDITION: The statewide law firm Akerman Senterfitt
added Ketchey Horan, an eight-attorney firm, in Tampa. Akerman Senterfitt Chair
Charles Schuette said the move brings to 29 the number of attorneys the statewide
firm employs in Tampa.
EDUCATION'S GLOBAL LINKS: The next Miami Today International
Roundtable will focus on the convergence of higher education and Miami's international
business world at an 8 a.m. May 17 breakfast panel in the television studios of
WLRN-Channel 17, 172 NE 15th St. Experts will face questioning by Michael Hayes,
international editor of Miami Today and an invited studio audience. WLRN, which
is co-sponsoring the session, will televise the discussion later. Details: Techy
Fernandez, (305) 358-2663.