Thursday, Oct. 27
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals of Middle Tennessee, first anniversary membership and board meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, US Bank, 150 Fourth Ave. N., 16th floor. Speakers will include Julaine Harris of Fannie Mae Tennessee; Amber D. Gooding of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission; and Ricardo Santiago from Amigos de la Comunidad Org.
Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, 2005 Fall Business Expo, 4-7 p.m., Holiday Inn Brentwood, 760 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood. Meet hundreds of business professionals all in one place. Network with community leaders. Cost: $15. Contact: Erin Wills-Ryan at 373-1595.
Better Business Bureau, Williamson County, luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Cool Springs Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin. To introduce the group's 2006 founding board of directors. Keynote presentation will be "Economic Espionage: A Real Threat" by Special Agent Jim Balsamo with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Special Agent Dave Jordan. Cost: $30. RSVP at 250-1098.
Friday, Oct. 28
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly membership meeting and workshop, 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Ave. S. Steve Kaplan, president of Make a Difference Inc., will speak on "How to Win and Keep Big Customers." Members $30; guests $90. Contact: 743-3102 or www.nashvillechamber.com.
"Building Your Brand", presented by the American Marketing Association and CABLE, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 MetroCenter Blvd. Chris Hilicki, founder and vice-chair of Dalmatian Press and author of May I Have Your Attention Please? Build a Better Business by Telling Your True Story. $85 includes breakfast and author's book. Contact: 255-7489 or register online at www.nashvillecable.org/ super/index.htm
Monday, Oct. 31
The Career Transition Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. "Creating Your Elevator Speech." No charge. Contact: Matt LeBlanc at 477-5651 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Young Leaders Council, Leadership Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Ave. S. U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will speak. Cost: $50. Reserve by Oct. 27 at www.ylcnashville.org or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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