BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a business card exchange for all business professionals. Event will include free hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. 5:30 p.m. at Splendido Restaurant, 121 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $10 members; $15 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will present chocolate and wine tasting in collaboration with the British American Chamber of Commerce. Business professionals will have an opportunity to come together and share ideas. Gifts include discount dinner and cocktail tickets to Lincoln Road Bar and Grill. 6-8 p.m. at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, 801 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. RSVP by Friday. $5-$10 members; $15 others. Details: Martin, (305) 674-1300, ext. 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Urban Land Institute, Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council will present a program for those in the real estate development industry. The program will focus on the monetary climate, demographic trends and real estate market financial outlook for the new year. Event will conclude with a luncheon and panel discussion featuring real estate CEO's. 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six, 2301 SE 17 St., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP required. $125 members; $75-$140 others. Details: (800) 321-5011.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association and the Center for Financial Training South Florida present a workshop focusing on methods for analyzing and improving work productivity. The workshop is geared to those who lead a work team. Attendees will learn to define and measure productivity, identify obstacles and develop action plans to improve productivity. 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at the Miami Free Zone, first-floor conference room, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $175. Details: (800) 823-5714 or www.ffta.com.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS LUNCHEON
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host a networking luncheon for business women. Featuring Jill Beach, president of Jill Beach Productions Inc., as the event's keynote speaker. 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $20-$35 members; $35 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
SMALL BUSINESS FORUM
Nova Southeastern University will host a forum focusing on establishing and improving small businesses. Attendees will meet representatives from local, state and federal agencies including the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, IRS and SCORE. 6-9 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, East Campus, 3100 SW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 854-7194 or email@example.com.
Lorman Educational Services will present a seminar to give attorneys critical insight into successfully prosecuting a plaintiff's punitive damages case. Ervin A. Gonzalez, board certified as a specialist in civil trial law and business litigation law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, will speak. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami. $309 single attendees; $299 for two or more attendees. Details: (888) 678-5565 or www.lorman.com.
The South Dade Parliamentary Law Unit will present a meeting featuring MaryScull Brown, professional registered parliamentarian. A business session will follow the instruction. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 222 Menores, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 448-9928.