BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Chamber South hosts after hours networking. Drinks will be sold at happy hour prices, with free hors d'oeurves. 5:30-7 p.m. at Dan Marino's, 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami. $5-$15. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The University of Miami School of Business Administration and Books & Books host a presentation and book signing by Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, author of "The Power of We: Succeeding through Partnerships." 6:30 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Business Administration Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (305) 444-9044.
The Council of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce of the Americas celebrates a multi-chamber business cocktail. Event will recognize Jorge Arizurrieta for his efforts to secure Miami as the site of the permanent secretariat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Entertainment from countries of Latin America will be featured. 6-9:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Country Club, 997 North Greenway Dr. $10. Details: (305) 448-7464.
THE GLOBAL SCOPE
The Global Entrepreneurship Center of Florida International University will present a lecture by Paul D. Reynolds discussing "Entrepreneurship: Global Scope and Consequences." 10:30 a.m. at Florida International University, Management and Advanced Research Center, MARC 145, University Park. Details: (305) 346-7156 or www.entrepreneurshiip.fiu.edu.
Broward County will present a seminar on preparing for international business. The seminar will touch on building your international team, shipping/documentation, customs and vendor compliance and insurance. Guest speaker is Jerry Watterworth, vice president of International Trade Finance Group. 1-5 p.m. at the Sunset Lakes Community Center, 2801 SE 186th Ave., Miramar. $45. Details: (954) 389-4990.
DAY OF BALANCE
The Ultimate Day of Balance Conference & Expo will address needs of business women who struggle to balance personal, professional and individual responsibilities. Keynote speakers will be Linda Larson and Stuart Avery Gold. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale. $45. Details: Erica Braun, (954) 382-4325 or www.balancemagazine.com.
The Minority Chamber of Commerce of Greater Miami will host a health and sciences job expo to serve professionals and skilled workers in the Healthcare industry as well as provide a venue for diversity recruitment for employers. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel, 3900 NW 21st St., Miami. Details: Maria Loaisiga, (305) 436-9599 or www.healthindustryjobexpo.org.
CREW Miami luncheon will discuss "Improve your sales skills/closing the deal." Featuring speakers Sandra Goldstein, Heloisa Fragoso and Alan Goldberg. 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. RSVP required. $35-$50. Details: Karen Symos, (305) 789-6608 or email@example.com.
EAT, DRINK AND DO BUSINESS
The Business Referral Group of South Florida will present Angel Padron of Brinks Home Security to discuss "Ten Things Everyone Can Do to Protect Their Home." Noon at 94th Aero Squadron, 1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: Eli Ristine, (305) 443-1364 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
Chamber South membership breakfast features Miami-Dade County schools Superintendent Rudolph F. Crew. 7:30 a.m. at the Miami-Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd. $15-$30. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
An employment-law and human-resources luncheon will discuss the new federal wage and hour regulations. Harry N. Turk and Eric A. Gordon of law firm Arnstein and Lehr will speak at noon at the Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 14th floor, 2 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP required. $25. Details: Maria Rodriguez, (305) 357-1915 or www.arnstein.com.
The Titanic Restaurant will host a fundraiser with The Diplomats, a young professionals networking group of the Easter Seals. Young professionals will network and learn how to make a difference in the life of someone with a disability. Proceeds benefit Easter Seals. 7-9 p.m. at the Titanic Restaurant, 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd., South Miami. $5-$10. Details: www.miami.easterseals.com.
The Americas Linkage Program, in partnership with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, presents seminars and networking events offering Latin American and Caribbean business leaders the opportunity to increase their knowledge about Florida's economy and business. Topics include Using Florida as a Global Platform, South Florida Real Estate Forecast, Doing Business in the US Post-9/11. Through Oct. 29 at the Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $100-$150. Details: Beatriz E. Cordona, (305) 577-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILDING BETTER BRANDS
The International Advertising Association, Florida Chapter, presents a conference examining how to build and maintain successful brands, followed by an awards ceremony honoring Latin America's most enduring brands over the past 10 years. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 6 p.m. for awards ceremony at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP by Oct. 22. $20-$95 conference; $250 ceremony. Details: Muriel Sommers, (305) 529-5006 or www.iaaflorida.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a women's business networking luncheon featuring Angela Gittens, director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. RSVP required. $20-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
REAL ESTATE SEMINAR
The German American Business chamber will host a seminar on real estate investments in Florida, focusing on residential property in Florida and real estate as a mechanism for investment. 5-7:30 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Center, conference room, 45th floor, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 371-4282 or www.gabcfl.org.
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. 5:30 p.m. at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $10-$15. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgaableschamber.org.
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women will host a networking reception to distribute the 2004-05 edition of "Connections," a directory of women's organizations. Featuring historian Dorothy Jenkins Fields. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 6-8 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP by Oct. 22. Free. Details: (305) 375-5011 or email@example.com.
The German American Business Chamber of Florida will host an immigration seminar to discuss types of visas and double citizenship. Attorney Mark Weiner and Stefan Trauman will focus on green-card restrictions, laws, criminal convictions, rights and privileges of citizenship and naturalization. 5-7 p.m. at Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Center, 45th floor, conference room, 200 S Biscayne Blvd. RSVP required. $50. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gabcfl.org.