■ Startup Grind fireside chat with entrepreneur Brock Pierce, best known for pioneering virtual currency in online games and now digital currency. InNEVation Center, 6795 Edmond St. Free beer and pizza. 6 p.m. Learn more at www.startupgrind.com
■ Association for Financial Professionals luncheon featuring a political update with Jon Ralston. Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway. $20. 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon lunch and program. RSVP at www.snafp.com.
■ LV HEALS Annual Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards. Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. $400 nonmembers, $360 members. 6:30 p.m. Register at www.snmic.com.
■ Asian Chamber of Commerce luncheon with Congresswoman Dina Titus. Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road. $45. 11:30 a.m. registration, noon lunch and presentation. For more information, email email@example.com.
■ Henderson Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring speaker Tony Rubleski, CEO of Mind Capture Group, “Exceptional Mind Capture Customer Service.” Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway. $65. 11:30 a.m. registration. noon lunch and program. RSVP at www.hendersonchamber.com.
■ Rebel Biz Network poolside mixer for members and nonmembers. Juhl, 353 E. Bonneville Ave., Suite 103. $15. 5:30 p.m. RSVP at connect2.unlv.edu.
■ NevBio cocktail party for cancer researchers with Mohamed Iqbal of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Open to all interested in supporting cancer research in the valley. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Rediscover Downtown Happy Hour Bus Tour with Downtown Alliance. Tour begins and ends at Downtown3rd Farmers Market, 300 N. Casino Center Blvd. $25. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP at ticketcake.com.
■ UNLV Barrick Lecture Series featuring former CEO of the Walt Disney Co. Artemus Ham Hall, 4505 Maryland Parkway. No cost. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.unlv.edu/calendar.
■ Green Alliance High Performance Home and Building education series with Sam Rashkin, chief architect of the U.S. Department of Energy; and Jonah Schein, technical and certification coordinator for New Homes U.S. EPA WaterSense. South Point Conference Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. $20. 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. to noon program. RSVP at greenalliancenv.org/challengehome.
■ Water Conservation Coalition Fall Breakfast featuring a presentation of the 2103 Water Hero Awards and Pat Mulroy, general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District. South Point Convention Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Free event with light continental breakfast provided. 8 a.m. Call 933-7777, ext. 305 or email email@example.com by Sept. 30 to make the required reservation.
■ Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Luncheon. Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. $55 members, $70 nonmembers. 11:30 a.m. registration, noon program. RSVP at www.lvchamber.com.