HONOLULU HIGH CAPACITY TRANSIT — How It Began, Where It Is Now and Where It's Going: a presentation by PB America's Mark Scheibe, deputy project manager of the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project Preliminary Engineering and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, Honolulu/Pacific Room. Among the topics he will discuss are future opportunities for local architectural, engineering and construction firms. The event is sponsored by the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Fee: $45. Lunch is included. Register: www.acteva.com/go/smpshawaii. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTARY CLUB OF HONOLULU luncheon program 12-1 p.m. at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Regency Room; featured speaker is Laura H. Thielen of the Department of Land & Natural Resources on "Priorities and Plans for the Next Three Years"; fee: $18.35. Information: 922-5526 (Mary Saunders).
SMALL-BUSINESS SUMMIT 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus II; the latest on small-business loan programs; speakers include: Andrew Poepoe of the Small Business Administration; James Tollefson of Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Shirley Heatherly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Gregory Barbour of Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone; Keith Ogata of SCORE of Hawaii; and JP Park of SBA/Nara Bank. Register: 942-2224 ext. 102 or e-mail email@example.com.
HAWAII SOCIETY OF CORPORATE PLANNERS members-only pau hana event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Great networking opportunity. Beer, wine, soft drinks and pupu provided by host, Starwood Hotel and Resorts. Door prizes. Fee: $10 at the door. Valet parking; no-host parking at Sheraton Hotel. Register: 537-2356; firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION luncheon and information session on how small companies can best go public using the London Stock Exchange AIM program, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, 20th floor, 900 Fort St. Mall. Featured speakers will be legal practitioners John Nuttal and David Kent and Debra Guerin, principal with invencor inc., a California venture fund. Aloha attire is requested. Information/registration: 262-7329, email@example.com, 263-4982 (fax).
GATEWAY MARKETPLACE/OHANA SHOWCASE, give your small business valuable exposure, 5-9 p.m. at Hawaii Women's Business Center, 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A; expert consultants will be on hand to maximize your gateway experience; Ohana members, $36; first time Ohana member, $20; nonmembers $40. Information/Registration: 526-1001.
CASH FLOW: WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK? workshop on how to plan, manage and control the cash your business needs, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Hawaii Women's Business Center, 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A; fee: HWBC members $31.50, nonmembers $35 in advance. Pre-registration: 526-1001.
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR WORKERS 50+: Planning for Tomorrow's Talent Needs in Today's Competitive Environment, an informal business breakfast session to raise awareness about the benefits of older workers and help companies adapt to Hawai'i's workforce development issues; 7:30-8:45 a.m. Dec. 11, AARP Hawaii, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 1920; free; business owners, managers and human-resource professionals encouraged to attend. 545-6006.
FUTURISM WITH A HUMAN TOUCH featuring author and visionary thinker Howard Rheingold, luncheon program by the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise, 12-1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Waikiki Marriott Resort; hear his views on how the Web will further change the world. Information: 847-0141, 956-4040 (Margit Watts).
FINANCIAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF HAWAII annual membership meeting 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Plaza Club, 900 Fort St., Pioneer Plaza, Suite 2000. Information: 536-1710 (Marianne Eismen).
PROFESSIONAL GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP. An intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure and skill of professional proposal writing will be offered at The Grant Institute's GRANTS 101 workshop to be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 through 14 at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. Fee: $597 including materials and certificates. Register: online, www.thegrantinstitute.com, phone 824-4424, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column throughout the week. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Alan Yonan, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax to 525-6763; or e-mail email@example.com. For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment.