Mercantile Library: 6:30 p.m., Mercantile Building, 414 Walnut St., 11th floor, downtown. New York Times editorial page editor and Cincinnati native Gail Collins will speak at the second Harriet Beecher Stowe lecture of the Mercantile Library - "Writing to Change the World." Cost: $20. Reservations: (513) 621-0717.
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 7:15 a.m., Five Seasons Country Club, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. Eggs 'N Issues - "Breakfast with Champions," featuring Cincinnati Financial chairman and president John Schiff. Cost: $15 in advance for members; $20 at the door; $25 future members. Reservations: (859) 578-8801.
Small Business Owners Association of Northern Kentucky: 5:30 p.m., Don Pablo's, 401 Riverboat Row, Newport. "The Restaurant Hop - Speed Networking." Details: www.sboanky.org.
Alliance for Chemical Safety: 3 p.m., 4879 Spring Grove Ave. "Field Trip to Clean Harbors." Details: Deb Leonard, (513) 612-3074.
National Human Resources Association, Cincinnati Affiliate: 5:30 p.m., Terrace Cafe at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Walnut Hills. "Installation of New Board Members." Cost: $35. Reservations: Shauna Arnett, (859) 344-5392 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.humanresources.org.
TechSolve: 11:30 a.m., 6705 Steger Drive, Bond Hill. "Government Contracting Roundtable." Cost: $15. Reservations: Doreen Stanley, email@example.com or (513) 948-2010.
Northern Kentucky Human Resource Association: 11:30 a.m., Marquise Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. "Giving Employees What They Want." Members are free; $25 nonmembers. Reservations: Patty Nolan, (859) 655-4600, ext. 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Business Network: 11:30 a.m., Tri-County Vineyard Community Church, 11340 Century Circle East. Reservations: e-mail to Cincinnati@cbn-ohio.org.
Longer Lunches: 1 p.m., Longworth Hall - My Three Chefs restaurant, 700 West Pete Rose Way, Queensgate. Longer Lunches is an organization for entrepreneurs and independents to network, team and socialize. Cost: $20 includes speaker and lunch. Reservations: (513) 684-0242.
Franchise: 7 p.m., Marriott North, Union Centre Boulevard, West Chester Township. "How to Find the Right Business for You." Sponsored by FranNet. Free. Reservations: (513) 469-2900.
Organization visibility: 8:30 a.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500, Norwood. "Getting the Word Out: Using the Media to Raise Your Organization's Visibility." Sponsored by the Community Resource Center. Cost: $25 Community Resource members; $35 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 554-4944.
Financial: Noon, Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road Norwood. "Five Golden Rules for Income Planning for Those Nearing or In Retirement." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.
Small business: 1 p.m., room 461, BEP Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. "Secrets to Starting a Successful Small Business." Sponsored by the NKU Small Business Development Center. Free. Registration: (859) 572-6524.
Education: 9 a.m., University of Cincinnati. "How to Develop Emerging Leaders." Sponsored by Executive Education, College of Business. Free. Reservations: (513) 556-7181 or e-mail email@example.com.
Finance: Noon, Kinker-Eveleigh Building, 7750 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. "How to Position Yourself for the Demographic and Economic Trend Lines that Effect You Financially." Sponsored by Equity Analysts, LLC. Free. Registration: Kevin Messer, (513) 792-5404.
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