Written by Miami Today on May 3, 2001
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ELECTION WORKSHOP: 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.