The Rotary Club of Miami holds a luncheon meeting featuring Dwight Hill, executive vice president of Sabadell United Bank and board chairman of the American Red Cross of Miami and the Florida Keys. 12:15 p.m. Hard Rock Café Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd., #200, Miami. $25. RSVP required. Details: (305) 443-5787 or email@example.com or www.miamirotary.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Creative Industries: MIA Animation," an informational session on the increasingly popular industries of designing computer generated animation, robotics and games. 8:30 a.m. registration. 9-10:30 a.m. reception. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $5 students. $20 members. $25 others. $30 on site. Details: (305) 577-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts "Maintaining Healthy and Loving Relationships" luncheon for adults over the ago of 50 to a lunchtime discussion about on healthy lifestyles. Z- Ocean Hotel South Beach, 1437 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts program "Green Business Makes $ense," discussing why businesses of all sizes are increasingly going green, from improving their bottom line to enjoying a marketing edge over their competition to being perceived as an environmental leader and improving their employees' wellness and productivity. Obtain tools, rebates and incentives for greening your business, including tax credits. Also, Miami-Dade County presents its Green Business Certification Program. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25 members. $35 others. $40 on site. Details: (305) 577-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts the 2012 independence gala dinner celebrating Brazil's independence. 8 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. Black tie event. $200 members. $250 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 579-9030 or email@example.com or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an "Elections Forum," featuring experts' perspectives on the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution as well as Miami-Dade County Public Schools' issuance of General Obligation Bonds. Panelists include Michael Bileca, State Representative District 117; Robert Cruz, Miami-Dade County chief economist; Ben Fairbrother, Say Yes on Amendment 4 campaign manager; Iraida Mendez-Cartaya, assistant superintendent of intergovernmental affairs, grants administration and community engagement for Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and Kurt Wenner, vice president of tax research for Florida Tax Watch. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25 members. $35 others. Details: (305) 577-5469 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Florida Association of British Business hosts a "British Network" event for those interested in developing professional British contacts. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Ct., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or email@example.com or www.britishflorida.com.
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Colombia: Achieving Sustained Development." Panel features speakers Alberto Bernal-León, head of research and partner of Bulltick Capital Markets; Santiago Montenegro president of Asofondos, Bogotá, Colombia; Álvaro Moreno, associate researcher of the Consejo Privado de Competitividad, Bogotá, Colombia, and Fabio Sánchez, professor of the department of economics at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-10 a.m. presentations and discussion. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Salon AB, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-9871 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's New World Center Committee discusses "Redefining Downtown Miami: Brickell CitiCentre." Panelists include Stephen Owens, developer of CitiCentre and Swire Properties president. 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Noon. Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown, 50 SW 12th St., Miami. $35 members. $40 others. $50 on site. Details: (305) 577-5491 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Morton's Steakhouse at 1200 Brickell Ave., Miami. $35 members. $50 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
BAGELS WITH BOSS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Bagels with Boss," a chamber information session with Barry Johnson, chamber president and CEO. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30-10 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5467 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
CHAMBER OPEN HOUSE
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Chamber Open House & Member Marketplace" as it kicks off a new year of programming and events at the. Chairman Phillis Oeters shares opportunities for involvement and head coach Mario Cristobal of FIU Football shares tips on winning in South Florida. 5:30-8 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $10. Details: (305) 577-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.