• The Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association's AMA in the AM. The breakfast is presented by Twelve Horses, which will share its experience in e-mail marketing and multimodal communications at Harrah's Reno Convention Center Registration starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $16 for AMA members and students and $26 for non-members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 786-3030 by noon Oct. 21.
• ABC's of Fair Housing & Leasing class for real estate and property management professionals at the Holiday Inn, Sixth Street in Reno, 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. The fair housing class is approved by the Nevada Real Estate Commission. Call 775-322-6622 for registration and information.
• The Nevada Procurement Outreach Program will host a workshop about "Ideas and Inventions." Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Nevada Inventions Association will present at the Washoe County Complex 1001 E. Ninth St., building C, room C110, in Reno, 9 a.m.-noon. For information, contact Tina Baldassare at 687-1813 or e-mail @bizopp.state.nv.us.
• 11th Annual Worldwide Luminary Series "Leading to Greatness" at the Peppermill Hotel Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., Reno from 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brilliant business minds will meet via satellite: Jack Welch, Carly Fiorina, Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Rudy Giuliani, Stephen Covey. Group rates range from $179 to $199. Call 800-289-0051 or visit www.LuminarySeries.com.
• Western Nevada Community College Carson City MoneyTalk lecture series at 7 p.m. The event takes place at the Reynolds Center for Technology, Room 103, and will include a short talk followed by a question/answer session. For information, contact WNCC Professor of Business/Economics Professor Dave Cook at 445-4278.
• The 21st Annual Governor's Industry Appreciation Awards Dinner at the Reno Hilton. The event will pay tribute to the 27 new and expanded businesses in the region. Reservations are available online at http://www.edawn.org/giaa. Reservations and payments must be received by November 1. For questions, call the Northern Nevada Development Authority at 883-4413.
• Tahoe Winter Expo from 6-9 p.m. at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Convention Center. The 50 vendors include ski resorts, restaurants, ski shops, massage therapists, casinos and more. Proceeds from the silent auction and raffle will benefit Core 24 Charities, a nonprofit based in Stateline. Core 24 gave out $15,000 this year from Winter Expo 2004 proceeds. Tickets are $10 in advance starting Nov. 1. They may be purchased at the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce, Placer Title and Dickson McCall Realty in Nevada. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
• Leads Unlimited is a group of professional men and women who exchange business leads with each other weekly. It meets every Thursday, noon-1 p.m. for a free lunch at Q's Steaks, Barbecue & Salads, 230 Fairview Drive, in the back room.