Alu Like Entrepreneurship Program and the Pacific Handcrafters Guild free workshop, "Crafts to Cash." Learn to improve business and presentation skills and have individual products critiqued. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Alu Like Business Development Center, 567 South King Street, Suite 105. Call 535-6776.
Australian American Chamber of Commerce luncheon, "It's Not Too Late! (To Turn Around Hawaii's Visitor Industry)," 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Duc's Bistro, 1188 Maunakea Street. Cost is $17.50 for members, $20 nonmembers.
Honolulu Board of Water Supply regular meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday, Public Service Building, 630 S. Beretania St., Board Room.
Building Industry Association, BIA Hawaii Renaissance Banquet, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room. Cost: $40 per person, $360 for a table of 10. Call 847-4666.
Fifth Annual Hawaii Conference on Performance Excellence, focusing on "Preparing For the New Millenium," 6-8 a.m. registration, varied sessions run to 5 p.m. Oct. 7-9, Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel. Registration deadline: Aug. 31. Call 545-4329.
Hawaii Economic Association lunch meeting. 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Plaza Club. Cost: $16 for members, $20 nonmembers. Call 537-8137.
Lee & Associates Inc. seminar on new tax laws. 8-11 a.m. first session and 5:30-8:30 p.m. repeat Sept. 4, Neal Blaisdell Center Pikake Room. Cost is $50; Fees waived for Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii members, clients of Lee & Associates, Inc. and Deloitte & Touche, and nonprofit organization representatives. Call 597-9191.
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties breakfast meeting to discuss real estate investment trusts. 7:45-9 a.m. Thursday, Pacific Club main dining room. Cost for members $17 prepaid, $20 at the door; nonmembers $24 prepaid, $29 at the door. Registration deadline: tomorrow. Call 262-0909.
Palolo community meeting to discuss the Pukele 138 kv transmission line. Presentations by Hawaiian Electric Co., Henry Curtis of Life of the Land and Karen Ah Mai of Safe Power Action Network. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Palolo Elementary School cafeteria.
University of Hawaii-Hilo Small Business Development Center Network workshop, "Beyond the Red Tape: SBA Loans." 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, Business Information and Counseling Center-West, 94-229 Waipahu Depot Road. Call: 522-8131.