The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host an exporter's symposium, Learn How to Find and Finance Sales to the Foreign Buyer. The symposium will focus on learning how to find buyers, secure export financing and expand business overseas. 8:30 a.m.-noon at 512 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $59. Registration online. Details: (202) 565-3936 or www.exim.gov.
The US Commercial Service will host a video market briefing on South Africa. Presentation features information on learning how to enter the growing South African market. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Fort Lauderdale U.S. Export Assistance Center, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., suite 1600, Fort Lauderdale. RSVP required. $15. Details: William Lawton, (954) 356-6640 or William.Lawton@mail.doc.gov.
URBAN PLANNING LECTURE
The Commercial Real Estate Women will host a discussion on major developments in Miami. Architect Bernard Zyscovich will speak on urban planning. 11:30 a.m. at Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. RSVP required. Members $35; others $50; walk-ins add $10. Details: Karen Symos, (305) 789-6608 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host forum featuring candidates for the Miami-Dade County School Board. The candidates will discuss their platforms and suggestions for the county's future. 6:30 p.m. at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Businesswire will host a breakfast and seminar for members of South Florida's Hispanic media. The lecture features Hispanic publishers and producers, including Laura Dergal of MUN2 Television and Marco Laureti, president/publisher of El Popular magazine. Speakers will provide information on how to target the media effectively. 7:45-10 a.m. at Dave and Buster's, 3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood. $10-$15. RSVP required. Details: Neil Bardach, (954) 923-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law firm Stearns Weaver Miller will host a seminar on new Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act rules employers must know. Attorneys Sharon Quinn Dixon and Sharon Lee Johnson will speak on the issue, which concerns providing health benefits to employees after they leave the company. 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Wyndham Airport Hotel, 1870 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale. $20. RSVP by Aug. 24. Details: Paige Garrido (305) 789-3530.
The North Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon meeting with guest speaker Marilyn Mitzel, medical and health reporter for Channel 7 news. Noon at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Members $15; others $18. Details: Penny Valentine,
(305) 891-7811 or www.northmiamichamber.com.
The City of Coral Gables invites residents to meet with officials and administrators to discuss issues of concern. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pierce Park, 101 Oak Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 460-5205.
Dori K. Stibolt, a litigator at Steel Hector & Davis LLP, will speak on emerging areas of employer discrimination including genetics, lifestyle choices and appearance. 7:30-9 a.m. at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th floor, 200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $20-$25. RSVP required. Details: Elsie Bonhamme Brady, (305) 577-2990 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly Women's Business Networking Luncheon. Leslie Neal of ArtSprings Inc. will speak on art as a positive force for improving women's lives. 11:45 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Chamber members $20; others $35. RSVP required. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BUSINESS TRADE SHOW
The Broward County Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Panthers are hosting the South Florida Business Trade Show. More than 250 exhibitors. 5-9 p.m. at Office Depot Center, Sunrise. $10. Free parking. Details: (954) 565-5750 or www.southfloridaexpo.com.
The Young Leaders group of Hands-On Miami will host a happy hour, volunteer orientation and networking event. Free tapas and martinis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mosaico, 1000 S. Miami Ave., Miami. RSVP required. Details: Jesse, (305) 646-7001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Association of Hispanic Public Administrators is holding its monthly meeting to introduce Herminio Lorenzo, the new chief of Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue. Noon at Tete Restaurant, 1444 SW 8 St., Miami. RSVP required. Members $18; others $20. Details: Maribel Garcia, (305) 683-6800 or www.miamidade.gov.