The second annual European Chambers New Year's Cocktail Reception is organized by the German American Business Chamber, Italy America Chamber of Commerce, Spain US Chamber of Commerce, French American Chamber of Commerce and the British American Business Council. Complimentary appetizers and welcome drink. 7-9 p.m. Villa 221, 221 NE 17th St., Miami. Free for Chamber members. $20 others. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.faccmiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Institute is a series aimed at highlighting South Florida's most celebrated top executives. Local businesses get the opportunity to meet top management and learn best practices that are used to address current business issues. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch and program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 577-5432 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
OUTLOOK ON AMERICAS
The Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami host the association's "Outlook on the Americas" luncheon featuring Alan García, former president of Peru. 11:30-11:55 a.m. registration. Noon-2:30 p.m. luncheon. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $75 for US Chamber members. $90 others. RSVP suggested. Details: (202) 463-5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Doral Chamber of Commerce hosts the 11th Alliance Business Expo, for which business owners may purchase exhibitor tables and market their products and services to over 1,000 attendees. Featuring eight complimentary business seminars including "Get Credit Healthy," "Immigration Laws and Investments," "DIY (Do It Yourself) Search Engine Optimization" and "Fundamentals of Free Trade Zones." 3-9 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Free with business card. Table fees are $150 for members, $175 others. Details: (305) 450-4344 or email@example.com or www.doralchamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts Business Builders Luncheon, a monthly networking program. 11:30 a.m. registration. 1 p.m. luncheon/networking. City Hall The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Green Ham & Eggs Breakfast: Retrofitting for Sustainability - The Good, the Bad, and the Green!" a seminar on the latest facts and figures from experts that have successfully completed projects saving clients money on maintenance costs. In addition, find out about available grants and rebates for upgrades. 8:30-10 a.m. refreshments and program. MiaGreen Expo & Conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 577-5462 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a Real Estate Developer Roundtable discussing major developments in Greater Miami. In addition, industry leaders in real estate development, both commercial and residential, discuss their latest projects. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. refreshments and program. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd floor, Miami. $35 for members. $55 others. $60 per person on site. Details: (305) 577-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce hosts "Feijoada," an event to meet with new board of directors in a family setting. 1-5 p.m. Zucchero, 2525 SW Third Ave., Miami. $20 children under 10. $45 for Chamber members. $65 others. Details: (954) 965-1184 or email@example.com or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the Champions of Business Awards luncheon recognizing the accomplishments of exceptional business professionals who help build and strengthen the foundation of the Miami Beach community and its surrounding areas. Recipients are Aletha Player, FPL; James McDonnell, Outstanding Board of Governor Award; William Shockett, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Past Chair Award, posthumously, and Warren Zinn, Warren Henry Automobile. Noon. Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $45 for pillar members. $50 for general members. $60 others. Sponsorship opportunities and tables for 10 starting at $650. Details: (305) 674-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.