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 LeJeune Road, 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.
"Sales and Use Taxes" will be the topic of a free seminar held by the Enterprise Community Center. 1 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd. #201, Miami. RSVP: (305) 579-2730.
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.
"Sales Effectivenss" will be the topic of the guest lecture series hosted by the Professional Placement Network. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Workforce One Center South, 7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood. Call (954) 967-1010, ext. 126.
"How to Succeed in Business" will be the topic of a free business seminar, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd. #201, Miami. RSVP: (305) 579-2730.
Chamber South, Red Sunset Merchants and the Perrine/Cutler Ridge Council host a "Networking Opportunity" from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Complimentary buffet and cash bar. Gameworks, at the Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Drive, Miami. $5 Admission. RSVP by Nov. 15th (305) 661-1621.
Langer-Krell Marine Electronics and Grove Isle Marina host an Electronic Navigation Program. Learn how each of their electronic navigation instruments function and interrelate. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Grove Isle Marina, 4 Grove Isle Dr., Coconut Grove. Fee $20. Call (305) 856-0206.
Greater Miami chamber of Commerce and Dale Carnegie Training will host " Develop your Networking Skills". 8 a.m. in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $40. Per person, includes course materials and continental breakfast. Call (305) 577-5469.
Local Purchasing Initiative presents "Building Business Connections", 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Biscayne Bay, 495 Brickell Ave., Miami. Call Betsey Greene (305) 577-5442.
REAL ESTATE PRESENTATION
Lend Lease and NAIOP South Florida Chapter host "Emerging Trends in Real Estate: 2003". Registration 7:30 a.m.; Buffet breakfast 8 a.m.; Presentation 8:30 a.m. at the Signature Grand Conference Center, 6900 State Road 84, Davie. Call (404) 848-2930.
"Start your own business, be your own boss" discusses business planning, marketing, financing, licensing and more. Taught by SBDC certified business analyst, D. Kerry Jacoby, accountant and staff consultant. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Florida Atlantic University, Building T-9, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Fee $25. To register call (800) 801-6520.