MILILANI TOASTMASTERS, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Mililani Ike Elementary School cafeteria. 623-8208.
ACROBAT GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS, a class on how to use Acrobat.com as a powerful tool for online meetings, document reviews and other secure online collaborating, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Hawai'i-Mänoa, Sakamaki C104, multi-media lab; $135. Registration: 956-8400 or www.outreach.hawaii.edu/pnm.
KOMO MAI, a chapter of Business Network International, specializing in business referrals, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Sizzler Restaurant, Dillingham Plaza; breakfast $10. 753-3540 or www.KomoMaiBNI.com.
PALOLO TOASTMASTERS meet 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. near University of Hawai'i-Mänoa; call Ed for the location. 656-1689.
FILIPINO-AMERICAN MULTI ETHNIC SOCIETY meeting, 6 p.m., Dave and Busters, Ward Entertainment Center; FAME mentors and motivates new and existing businesses; $20 includes dinner. 781-5905.
INJURED WORKER BREAKFAST CLUB, 8 to 9 a.m., IHOP Pearl City conference room; Bruce Berger, vocational rehabilitation counselor and licensed mental health counselor will be there. Reservations: 277-9919.
ROTARY CLUB OF KAHALA SUNRISE, 7:30 a.m., Waialae Country Club. 722-2538.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATES TOASTMASTERS 12 to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, Architects Hawaii, American Savings Tower, second floor. 554-7184, www.dbatoastmasters.com/.
WINNERS CIRCLE TOASTMASTERS, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Unity Church, 3608 DiamondHeadCircle. 833-7538.
BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, Honolulu Metro Chapter meets weekly, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Maui conference room. 372-0065 (Kathy Davenport).
HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, East Oahu Chapter, noon to 1:30 p.m., Oahu Club. 284-1780 (Michael Mazzella).
CANDIDATES BUSINESS FORUM by those running for the Hawaii First Congressional District seat, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Japanese Cultural Center; $35, members of sponsoring organizations $30, lunch included; sponsored by the Chinese and Japanese Chambers of Commerce and the Hawaii Association of Realtors; register by March 22. 949-5531 or www.honolulujapanesechamber.org.
SMART BUSINESS HAWAII sunrise networking breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Macy’s Ala Moana, Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room; featured speaker, Panos Prevedouros, professor of civil engineering, University of Hawai'i-Mänoa; topic: “How We Can Really Fix O'ahu”; members $25, nonmembers and pay-at-the-door $35; advance payment by March 23: http://www.smallbusinesshawaii.com/SBHSunrise.html.
WHAT SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSURANCE, workshop on the various types of insurance businesses are required or advised to have, 5 to 7 p.m., Hawaii Women’s Business Center; certified insurance counselor, Tom Allen will talk about general liability, workers compensation, temporary disability, health insurance and more; members $20, nonmembers $25. Registration: www.hwbc.org. RSVP: 526-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARADISE TOASTMASTERS, 5 to 6 p.m., Tripler Army Medical Center, Managed Care conference room. 487-8703.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB weekly camaraderie and business lead exchange for business people, 7:30 a.m., Sizzler Pearlridge. Ottocleveland@juno.com or 456-6886 (Otto).
HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, Windward Chapter meets weekly, 7:45 to 9 a.m., Koolau Golf Club. 779-7383 (Pete Castillejos).
CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TOASTMASTERS, noon to 1 p.m., the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 10th floor conference room. email@example.com.
NUUANU TOASTMASTERS, 6 to 7 p.m., Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Ka'ili St.; free parking; improve your public speaking skills; guests welcome. 525-8909.
HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, Ward Chapter meets weekly, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Ryan’s Grill. 521-2331, ext. 16 (Lianne Maeda).
TAX SEMINAR offered by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce to help individuals and small businesses meet the April deadline, 9 to 11:30 a.m., 8 South King St., Room 201; members $10, others $25. Reservations: 533-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROUND TABLE FORUM on the economic benefits of historic preservation, 8 to 9 a.m. April 8, state Capitol, conference room 329; local tourism and economic industry leaders to lead a forum on heritage tourism as an economic opportunity for the state; public welcome; free. Information: 586-8510.
CHAMPIONS’ WORKSHOP, learn a formula for problem solving and creating success in life, 7 to 10 p.m. March 29, Pagoda Hotel; presented by Brian Klemmer, author of “if How-To’s Were Enough, We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy!”; $20 in advance, $59 at the door. Registration: www.hwbc.org.
KNOWLEDGEMENT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR, learn to foster collaboration, corporate memory transfer and people learning within your firm to improve performance and efficiency and maintain a competitive edge, 8 a.m. to noon March 30, YWCA Laniakea (Richards Street); conducted by leading Mainland KM instructors; $80 includes 12 p.m. lunch; sponsored by YWCA, Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and BAE Systems. Registration: 532-3113 or email@example.com.
The Portuguese in Macau, lecture by Cathryn Clayton, assistant professor, University of Hawai'i School of Pacific and Asian Studies, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 31, Pagoda Hotel, C’est Si Bon restaurant; assessment of the role the Portuguese in Macau are playing in fostering economic ties between China and Portuguese-speaking regions of Europe, Africa and Latin America; Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii meeting with cocktails and dinner. Reservations: 261-5854.
PAPPAS SPRING ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP TALK, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 1, featuring Tetris video game pioneer, Henk Rogers speaking on “Games and Global Warming: A Vision for Doing Well and Doing Good”; hosted by Hawaiçi Pacific University College of Business Administration; call Dr. Bee-Leng Chua for location and information: 687-7068.
AVCO TECHSHOW, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 31 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall; over 100 exhibitors and educational sessions offering technological solutions to boost your business. Information: http://www.theavco.com/avcotechnologyshow.
SBA SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 30, Hilton Hawaiian Village; featuring the Winner’s Circle where awardees share qualities and practices they have set their businesses apart; $55 in advance. Registration: hwbc.org or 526-1001.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment.