How to be certified as a minority business owner. Speaker: Theodore Lucas, director of procurement management, Miami-Dade County. Sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Miami. $35; $30 for members. 7-8:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 950 LeJeune Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-4437.
"Business Around the World III: International Trade Show." 250 exhibitors participating. Sponsored by the South Florida Chamber of Commerce 4-9 p.m. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (800) 282-4991.
"Sales & Use Taxes." Presented by the Florida Department of Revenue in cooperation with Miami-Dade OCED. Call to confirm attendance. Free. 1-3 p.m. Enterprise Community Center, Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
Presented by the North Dade Regional Chamber of Commerce. 7:30 a.m. St. Thomas University, 16400 NW 32nd Ave. Details: (305)690-9123.
"An Old-Fashion Havana Super Club." Honoring Paul Cejas, former US ambassador to Belgium, and Neisen O. Kasdin, former Miami Beach mayor. RSVP. $150-$500. Radisson Deauville, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-1300, ext. 316.
Good Morning Miami Breakfast. Presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. "Miami: A New Vision." Speaker: City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. $30; $18 for members. 8 a.m. Renaissance Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. Details: (305) 577-5460.
"Franchise Alternative for a Small Business." Presented by FRANNET, Miami-Dade OCED. Call to confirm attendance. Free. 1-2 p.m. Enterprise Community Center, Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
"Employee Benefits for Dummies: A discussion of the issues most human resources professionals try to avoid." Presented by the law firm Gunster Yoakley. RSVP by Jan. 11. $25. 1:15 p.m. Suite 3400, One Biscayne Tower, 2 S Biscayne Blvd. Details: (561) 650-0740.
"Establishing credit." Presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Services in cooperation with Miami-Dade OCED. Call to confirm attendance. Free. Noon-1:30 p.m. Enterprise Community Center, Citadel Building, 49 NW Fifth St. Details: (305) 579-2730.
"Tools of the Trade." Customs compliance seminar, second of 3-sessions. Speaker: Peter A. Quinter. Topics include country of origin marking, penalties, NAFTA, tariff classifications, trademark protection. RSVP. $25. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 am. Becker & Poliakoff, 3111 Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 985-4144.
Annual dinner meeting and installation of 2002 board by the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum. Special Honoree: Fred M. Messing, VP & COO of Baptist Health Systems of South Florida. $50. 7-9 p.m. Wyndham Hotel, Starlight Room, Miami Beach. Details: (954) 894-9405.