The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builders luncheon. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. 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 Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Spotlight Mega-Mixer Networker with free appetizers and raffle prizes. 6-9 p.m. Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Showroom, 300 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables. $10 suggested donation benefiting Zoological Society of Miami. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Florida hosts "Meet the Candidates," a non-partisan event for the Miami-Dade County Asian community to meet political and judicial candidates for office. 6-8 p.m. La Loggia Ristorante, 68 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 416-1491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAGELS WITH BOSS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Bagels with the Boss in Doral," with chamber president and CEO Barry Johnson. Learn more about the chamber and how you can get involved, get connected and get business. 8 a.m. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, 10450 NW 41 St., Doral. Free. Details: (305) 577-5486 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Certified Commercial Investment Member chapter of Miami-Dade-Monroe Florida District holds a networking event and general meeting open to all real estate professionals. 6-7:30 p.m. Anacapri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free for CCIM members and FIU members. $20 others. Details: (305) 591-3044 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chapters.ccim.com/florida.
The University of Miami Lecture Series presents "Aging Gracefully," featuring Sara J. Czaja, UM Miller School of Medicine professor and scientific director of the school's Center on Aging. 6-7:30 p.m. with question-and-answer session. UM School of Communications, 5100 Brunson Ave., Whitten Hall Art Room 120, Coral Gables. Free with RSVP. Details: (305) 243-3453 or www.miami.edu.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association holds the 13th Alliance Business Expo, organized by local organizations and chambers of commerce. The expo is intended for medium sized businesses and includes vendor tables, a business seminar and networking opportunities. 11 a.m. exhibitor setup. 2-5 p.m. seminar. 3:30-8 p.m. expo. Miami Free Zone, 2335 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $150 for FFTA members. $175 others. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an August trustee luncheon, featuring the new director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of Medicine at UM, Stephen D. Nimer. Mr. Nimer addresses chamber members on updates on Sylvester and advances in cancer care and research. 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, treetop ballroom, Watson Island. $55 on or before July 27. $75 others. Details: (305) 577-5421 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Rotary Club of Miami holds a luncheon meeting featuring speaker Carlos Migoya, CEO and president of Jackson Memorial Hospital discussing the "Vision of Jackson Memorial Hospital." 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Café Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., #200, Miami. $25. Details: (305) 443-5787 or www.miamirotary.org.
The US Patent and Trademark Office and Brazil's National Institute of Industrial Property, with the US Export Assistance Center and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, hold a program to help US businesses protect their intellectual property rights in Brazil and the United States. Experts from INPI and USPTO share valuable information and strategies on how to acquire patent and trademark protection in the US and Brazil. 8 a.m. breakfast and networking. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $15 before July 31. $25 others. Details: (305) 577-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The XXI annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy holds panel and three-day event "Where is Cuba Going?" Through Aug. 4 Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $100 members. $200 others. Details: www.ascecuba.org.