Annual gathering sponsored by the Beacon Council. Speaker: Mel Martinez, US secretary, Housing & Urban Development. $60; $50 for members. 8:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second St. Details: (305) 579-1382.
"Importing Textile & Apparel Under Heading 9802 NAFTA & CBTPA/AGOA." Presented by Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services. $295; $150 for members of AAFA. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive. Details: (305) 267-9200, ext. 227.
"Systems, Tools & Secrets Guaranteed to Help You Organize for Success." Offered by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Miami. Networking at 6 p.m. RSVP. $35; $30 for members with reservations. 7-8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 950 LeJeune Road. Details: (305) 444-4437.
MEETING & RECEPTION
Organized by the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association. Speaker: State Sen. James E. King. RSVP. 4 p.m. Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 531-3553.
Introducing the chamber's website at greatmiami.com. Limited to first 125. RSVP. $10. 7:30-9:30 a.m. iNNERHOST, 2300 NW 89th Place. Details: Pam Chambler, (305) 577-5421.
"Miami, An international center of the music industry." Speaker: Ginny Peirates, senior VP of finance and administration, Latin region, Sony Music International. Includes buffet lunch. $35; $25 for members. Noon-1:30 p.m. Miami City Club, First Union Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 415-1618.
"Connecting your business." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Gateway County Store, 7703 W Flagler St. Details: (786) 388-9040.
"Finding the Money Your Business Needs." Targets startups & expansions. Agency, bank and organization representatives can meet one-on-one with business representatives for loans related to working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, real estate, target areas for large economic development projects. Sponsored by Miami-Dade County Mayor. RSVP. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Terminal 12, Port of Miami. Details: (305) 579-1345.
"Current Issues." Speaker: Janet Reno. Sponsored by the Greater Miami-Dade chapter of the Building Owners & Managers Association. $30; $25 for members. 11:30 a.m. Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy. Details: (305) 530-0083.
"Start your own business; be your own boss." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. $25. 6:30-9:30 p.m. M-DCC Kendall, 11011 SW 104th St. Details: (786) 388-9040.
North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade state attorney. $15; $12 for members. Noon. McDonald Center, North Miami Beach City Hall, 17051 NE 19th Ave. Details: (305) 944-8500.