Business Calendar

November 12, 2005

Indicators

Tuesday -- October producer prices, retail sales

Thursday -- October housing starts, industrial production

Events

Tuesday

Strategic business alliance -- breakfast and seminar for business owners who serve the real estate industry, 8 a.m., Investors United School of Real Estate, 6721 Harford Road, Baltimore. To register, call 410-426-6000.

Wednesday

Business over breakfast -- with the Downtown Partnership, 7:30 a.m., Tremont Grand, 225 N. Charles St. Topic: the future of cities. Author James Howard Kunstler will speak. Nonmember cost is $30; members free. Reservations required. Register online at GoDowntownBaltimore.com or call 410-605-0456.

Networking lunch -- sponsored by SmallCompanies.com, 11:15 a.m., McCormick & Schmick, Pier 5, Pratt St. Inner Harbor. This event is free to any one doing business in the Baltimore area. Attendees must be registered with SmallCompanies.com. Reservations online at BaltLunch@smallcompanies.com.

The Empowered Woman: -- Leadership in Business, Philantropy will be the topic of the sixth annual Charles J. Busta III lecture on business, 7 p.m., College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Knott Auditorium, 4701 N. Charles St. Patricia J. Mitchell, IBM vice president of global sales and operations, will speak. Free. Information: 410-532-3188.

Thursday

Hispanic business conference, -- a two-day event, begins at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton Columbia, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Cost for the full conference, which includes a cocktail reception, dinner and luncheon, is $95. Information or registration: hispanicbusinessconference.com or Mabel McGrath, 443-200-0055.

Friday

Employment law -- is the focus of a daylong seminar presented by attorney Julie R. Rubin. 8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, 7481 Ridge Road, Hanover. Cost is $27.50. Reservation deadline is Wednesday . Call Kristina Foster at 410-783-3537.

Looking ahead

Nov. 20

Jewish Center for Business Development -- sponsors a free networking session and business success workshop at 9:30 a.m. in the Rosenbloom Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Reservations are required, call 410-653-5763.

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