BUSINESS Thursday 12/14 SEMINAR
"Start your own business; be your own boss." Sponsored by the Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center. $25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. M-DCC North, 11380 NW 27th Ave. Details: (786) 388-9040 or (305) 237-3929. LUNCHEON PROGRAM
"Are you your client's favorite?" Speaker: Jennifer Benaim. Sponsored by the Gold Coast chapter of the Florida Direct Marketing Association. Toy donations accepted for Make A Wish Foundation. $35; $25 for members. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 472-6374. HOLIDAY PARTY
Advertising Federation of Greater Miami presents its first annual holiday party and toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots. $10; free for gold and bronze members. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Satchmo Blues Bar & Grill, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 665-1970.
North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holiday networker. Reservations required. $15; $12 for members. Noon. McDonald Center, North Miami Beach City Hall, 17051 NE 19th Ave. Details: (305) 944-8500. FLAMINGO TOASTMASTERS
Monthly meeting. Group formed to teach leadership skills and executive English. 6-8 p.m. 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 532-4327.
Latin Builders Association. $45; $40 with reservations. Noon cocktails. 1 p.m. Victor's Cafe, 2340 SW 32nd Ave. Details: (305) 446-5989.12 for members.