Miami Dade College will host two seminars for professional tax practitioners. Internal Revenue Service officers will discuss topics such as abusive tax-avoidance schemes, 401(k) plans, employment taxes and IRS and tax law updates. 8:15 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Wolfson Campus, ETCOTA Center, Building 700, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami; 8:15 a.m. Nov. 16 at Kendall Campus, Building 400, Room K-413, 11011 SW 104 St., Miami. $79. Details: Ruth Barow, (305) 237-0314 or email@example.com.
The Enterprise Community Center is offering a seminar to discuss marketing for small businesses. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 201, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
The North Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a network business card exchange. Event is open to everyone in the business community. A buffet will be included. 5-7 p.m. at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. RSVP required. $7. Details: Penny, (305) 891-7811.
CREW Miami and the Starwood Urban Group present Cocktails, Community and Connections, a networking event for commercial and real estate professionals, featuring live jazz, an open bar and desserts by local restaurants. A silent auction will benefit the Women's Fund of Miami-Dade. 5:30-8 p.m. at The Via, 55 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $50. Details: Tiffany Zientz, (305) 284-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
ITWomen celebrates its second anniversary with a silent and live auction to benefit the ITWomen Scholarship Fund. The fund awards scholarships and develops training programs for women in college and women re-entering the workforce or changing careers. Maria Azua, engineer and IBM Academy member, will speak. 6-9 p.m. at the Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach. RSVP required. $45-$60. Details: www.itwomen.org.
THE POLITICS OF MUSIC
The Florida Chapter of the Recording Academy will present a panel discussion entitled "State of the Music Industry: The Art, Business and Politics." The panel will focus in important issues, such as the role of advocacy, that are facing the music industry. 7 p.m. at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $10-$25. Details: (305) 672-9597.
The Knight Program in Community Building presents a two-day seminar focusing on marketing analysis and marketing for real estate development. Attendees will learn to conduct market research, build brand awareness for projects and companies, forecast absorption and how to reach their target market through design and imaging. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Dr., Coral Gables. $450-$900. Details: Julia Pizarro, (305) 284-3731 or email@example.com, www.arc.miami.edu/knight.
EAT, DRINK AND DO BUSINESS
The Business Referral Group of South Florida will present a luncheon with Connie Crowther of Crowther & Company Communications. Ms. Crowther will discuss the impact that a good news story can have on business development efforts. Noon at 94th Aero Squadron, 1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami. RSVP required. Free. Details: Eli Ristine, (305) 443-1364 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida offer a workshop to assist business members in improving their communication skills. The course will focus on learning to express oneself clearly and listen actively. 6-9 p.m. at the Miami Free Zone, first floor conference room, 2305 NW 107 Ave., Doral. $350. Details: (800) 823-5714, (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
The Urban Land Institute and the Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council presents an Architectural Design Trends Conference. Events includes continental breakfast and luncheon. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach. RSVP required. $40-$110. Details: (800) 321-5011.
The Greater Miami Aviation Association will feature Marc Wolff of Legendary Airliners. Wolff will hold a presentation on "Golden Falcon Douglas DC-7B." 11 a.m. at the Miami Airport Marriott, 1201 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami. RSVP by Friday. $20-$30. Details: (305) 215-4622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber South will host a networking lunch. Business will have an opportunity to meet other business members. Noon at the Radisson Kendall Hotel & Suites, 9100 N. Kendall Dr., Miami. $20-$30. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
ACCOUNTING FOR LANDLORDS
Broward County Landlords Association will host an informational session for rental property owners, real estate investors, property managers and maintenance professionals. Eric Filkins, CPA, PA will be available to answer accounting questions. 7 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, 4900 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Free for BCLA; $10 others. Details: (954) 753-6052 or www.browardlandlords.com.
SPAIN TV EXPO
The Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade and the Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain in Miami will present informational seminars and workshops for the television production industry. Event will promote commercial exchange and business relations between the audiovisual sector in Spain and those established in the US and Latin America. Through Nov. 12 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, 4400 NW 87 Ave., Miami. Details: Beatriz Marfa-Linley, (305) 446-4387.
MARKETING BUSINESS PROGRAM
The South Florida Interactive Marketing Association will host a program focusing on the advantages of content management and personalized targeting on businesses. Event will include networking opportunities before and after the program. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Tower Club, 100 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Free for members; $39 for non-members. Details: Keith Fletcher, (954) 547-1965 or www.sfima.com.