Annual fall tax seminar. Stacy Eastland of Goldman Sachs will discuss ideas for charitable planning. 12 p.m. - 2p.m. Registration at 11 a.m. Renaissance Miami - Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. South. RSVP required: Pam DiGiacomo (305) 576-4000 ext. 352.
"Investing Your Values and Greening Your Portfolio" will be led by Jack Brill, Investment Advisor, through Nov. 8th. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Friday. Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall Campus, 11011 SW. 104 St., Room 413. Free. (305) 237-2850.
Taking your business to new heights though professional contacts and business interchange, presented by the Miami Business Alliance. First and third Thursday of the month. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Bankers Club, 1 Biscayne Tower - 14th Floor, Miami. RSVP: (305) 361-9662, Alberto.
"Second Annual State of the Region Symposium - A Report Card on the Progress of Regionalism" sponsored by the Urban Land Institute, Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., breakfast and lunch included. The Broward County Convention Center, 7950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Fees: ULI Members $85.; Non-members $100; Students (full-time) $50.; Public Officials $85. Extra $15 day of event. RSVP: (800) 321-5011.
REAL ESTATE TRAINING
Roger Butcher, real estate trainer and speaker, will be conducting three-hour training program. Butcher will share his methods on listening, selling, time management, self-promotion, telephone skills, buyer agency, closing techniques, and much more. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Radisson Mart Plaza, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. For tickets: (800) 422-1462.
LUNCHEON & SEMINAR
An overview of the Office of Foreign Assets Control for Exports and Cuba, U.S. Government Exports control and seminar on financing assistance from the state and federal government. Seminar 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., luncheon 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, 1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami. Members $25.; Non-members $30. Call: (305) 471-0737.
WIT AWARDS CEREMONY
Second Annual International Business Woman of the Year Awards, hosted by Women in International Trade, Miami, Akerman, Senterfit & Eidson P.A., Ernst & Young LLP and Total Bank. This years nominess are: Diane de Vries Ashley - Bank of America, Angela Gittens - Miami-Dade Aviation Dept., Maria A. Sastre - Royal Caribbean Cruises, Annette Taddeo - LanguageSpeak, Inc., Remedios Diaz Oliver - All American Containers, Anne Freedman - Speak Out, Jane Bussey - Miami Herald, Adis Vila - Miami-Dade Community College, Robin Reiter - Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Omni Colonade, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. (305) 441-2600.
"Office Etiquette", topic of free business seminar hosted by the Enterprise Community Center. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd., #201., Miami. RSVP: (305) 579-2730.
Showcasing the products and services of new minority entrepreneurs, who received business training and loans from Micro-Business, USA. Food, clothing, salon services, car wash, computer services and holiday baskets will also be available. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Carey P. Meeks Senior Cultural Center, 1350 NW 50th St., Miami. (305) 438-1407.
TOUR AND DISCUSSION
Ad Fed shows how to avoid "Stop the Presses!" Gary Ritkets, Productions Manager will host a tour of their facility, Rex Three, and discuss "Common mistakes when sending files to the printer." Food and beverages also provided. 6:30 p.m. Rex Three, 15431 SW 14th St., Sunrise. (954) 418-9555.
Miami-based, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, has completed their "First Annual AML Job Tasks Report", establishing what persons in the government and private sectors, who devote themselves to money laundering controls, do in their day-to-day jobs. Report debut's at the ACAMS Annual meeting through Nov. 15th at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas. Details: (305) 373-0020 or acams.org.
Vision Council hosts automotive networking event, discussing population growth projections for the local area in an effort to help define future demand for automobiles and automotive services. Free beer, sodas and pizza. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Jerry's Pizza, 113 S. Homestead Blvd. (305) 247-7082.
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT SESSION
Magazine columnist and business consultant, Jon Schallert will present "Creating A Destination Downtown". 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at SunTrust Bank, 2nd floor conference room, 2001 Hollywood Blvd. (954) 921-3016.
Remedios Diaz Oliver from All American Containers will teach the tricks to success, pitfalls to avoid, and how to stay on top for the long run. Presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 950 Le Jeune Rd., Coral Gables. $30 Members with RSVP; $40 walk-ins and non-members. (305) 444-4437.
"Immigration through a Gender Lens" will be hosted by the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County to address the issue of access to health care and violence against women and children. 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Flamingo Ballroom-Whitten University Center, University of Miami, 1200 Campo Sano Ave., Coral Gables. (305) 284-2211.
Annual Business Leaders Luncheon, presented by the Trustee Council of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce. Panelists include: Rachel Reeves, Miami Times; Pamela Watson, Watson & Company, CPA; Jim McKinley, McKinley Financial Services, and more. Auction/Door prizes. 11:30 a.m. aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines "Majesty of the Sea", Pier 5 - Port of Miami. $40 per person; $400 table of 10; $500 corporate table. RSVP (305) 751-8648.