CHAMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting begins at noon at Courtyard by Marriott, 2825 NE 191st St., Miami. $12 members, $15 non-members. Speaker Jim DeFede, Miami Herald columnist. Details: (305) 944-8500.
MUNICIPAL BOND SEMINAR
Seminar on municipal-bond investing, with financial advisor Brad Wynn and Furman Selz Fixed-Income Management Vice President Cesar Murillo. They'll illustrate the benefits of municipal-bond investing such as tax-free income and safety and discuss the advantages of a bond portfolio managed by an institutional money manager. 6 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 347-6710.
COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING
The Estate Planning Council hosts Jerry Simon Chasen, who will speak on planning for the non-traditional family. 6 p.m. at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: Arne Themmen, (305) 529-7714 or www.epcmiami.org.
FDA BIOTERRORISM REGULATIONS
Sandler Travis & Rosenberg present "Complying with
FDA Bioterrorism Regulations," presented by Lauren V. Perez, 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Friday at Miami Airport Hilton & Towers, 5100 Blue Lagoon
Drive, Miami. $165 Florida Foreign Trade Association members, $175 non-
members. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
"Power to the People" presentation by Florida Power and Light representatives and Frank Cox, director of utilities for the City of Homestead, addressing growing electrical requirements of the Homestead/Floral City areas. There will be a question-and-answer session on the need to respond to the growth and increasing demands for electricity. 2 p.m. Friday, Miami-Dade College Aviation Building F, Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace, Great Room 222/223, Homestead. Details: (305) 247-7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH BUSINESS
The British Network and Business Card Exchange will take place 6-8:30 p.m. Sax Music Club, 1756 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami. $5 for members; $10 for non-members, includes buffet. Details: (305) 371-9340 or email at email@example.com.
Heather Gatley, a partner in the labor and employment group at Steel Hector & Davis LLP, will conduct a seminar on "Violence in the Workplace: Planning for the Day You Hope Will Never Come." 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 8-9 a.m. seminar at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Advance reservations are $20; $25 at the door.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Women's Business Networking Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Miami Herald columnist Ana Veciana-Suarez is the featured speaker. Ms. Veciana-Suarez will discuss "Juggling Work and Family and Keeping Your Sanity." Both men and women are encouraged to attend. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza. Lunch is $20 for Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce members with RSVP and $35 for non-members and guests. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business Card Exchange at 5:30 p.m. at The Palm restaurant, 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Admission is $10 for chamber members with RSVP and $15 for non-members and guests. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BRIEFING
The British American Chamber of Commerce will host Michael Bates, consul general of the British government in Atlanta, who will speak on "Homeland Security Initiatives and Their Impact on UK-US Trade Relations." Noon at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Prepaid reservations are required due to limited seating. $70 for members, $80 for non-members. Details: Gaynor Evans, (305) 377-0992.
Louis E. V. Nevaer, author of "Nafta's Second Decade" and "The Rise of the Hispanic Market in the United States," conducts the seminar "Miami and the FTAA: Successful Strategies for Emerging Opportunities Throughout Latin America." Mr. Nevaer, an authority on the integration of the Mexican economy into the former US-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the emerging continental Hispanic consumer market, will discuss how Miami and the South Florida business communities can best pursue strategies as hemispheric integration unfolds. 6 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. $25. Details: www.hispaniceconomics.com or (917) 880-8587.