*Thursday, Nov. 6, the Milwaukee Art Museum will grant free admission to families and individual visitors, thanks to the support of Target. Free admission is awarded on the first Thursday of each month with help from Target. Groups are not eligible for the promotion. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located at 700 N. Art Museum Drive in Milwaukee. For more information on its exhibits, visit www.mam.org.
*Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Waukesha County Business Alliance will hold a Young Professionals Luncheon at Concordia University Wisconsin – Waukesha, located at N14 W23777 Stone Ridge Drive in Waukesha. The luncheon, part of an ongoing series, will feature an executive chat with Heather Mangold, president of Mangold Creative LLC. The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for alliance members. Non-members interested in attending should contact the alliance office at 262-542-4249. For more information or to register, click here.
*Friday, Nov. 14, BizTimes Media will present the 12th annual Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference with a panel of industry experts who will discuss current trends in commercial real estate and some of the region’s most significant projects. The panel will be moderated by Mark Eppli, Ph.D., interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration and Robert B. Bell Sr. Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. Additionally, Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors, will give a keynote address focused on a national real estate outlook. The event will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, located at 1721 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $65 for individuals and $520 for a corporate table of eight. For more information or to register, visit www.biztimes.com/creconference.
*Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Tech Trends” information session focused on iOS7 updates, AppleTV, iPhones and iPads. The “Tech Trends” series advises businesses on ways to stay updated and secure with their technology. The series is led by Gjeret Stein of Sensible Gurus and is held at the chamber’s office, located at 17100 W. Bluemound Rd., Suite 202, in Brookfield. The Nov. 18 event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance registration costs $5 for chamber members. Cost for prospective chamber members and the public is $15. For more information or to register, click here.
*Tuesday, Nov. 18, BizTimes Media will celebrate its 2014 Fittest Execs participants and winners during a cocktail reception and awards ceremony at the Wisconsin Athletic Club in Menomonee Falls. The program will include networking, light appetizers, and a “plank off” competition that attendees are encouraged to join. The event will also include presentations on health, workplace wellness and this year’s Fittest Execs results. Presenters are Larry Schreiber of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Dr. Andrew Seter of Sensia Wellness, and Jennifer Smith of the Wisconsin Athletic Club. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is $35. The Wisconsin Athletic Club’s Menomonee Falls location is at N91W15700 Falls Parkway. For more information or to register, visit www.biztimes.com/fit.
*Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will host a community conversation on funding for greater Milwaukee’s cultural and entertainment assets. The free event will explore how much money should be invested in cultural and entertainment assets and where specifically investments should be directed, particularly as these assets enhance quality of life and help the region attract top talent. A panel discussion will anchor the event as Zoological Society CEO Dr. Bert Davis, Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan and Milwaukee Public Museum president/CEO Dennis Kois weigh in with their perspectives on funding. The session will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the MMAC’s offices, located at 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit www.mmac.org/events.
*Wednesday, Nov. 19, FUEL Milwaukee will hold a “Purely Social” event at Who’s On Third, located at 1007 N. Old World 3rd St. in Milwaukee. The organization’s “Purely Social” series brings together young professionals from across the region to network and explore a variety of bars, restaurants and venues. The November social will feature drink specials and complimentary appetizers for attendees. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free for members and non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.fuelmilwaukee.org.