The Miami office of law firm Epstein Becker & Green hosts a free panel about developments in immigration and labor and employment law during President Obama's first year. Speakers include immigration attorney Hector Chichoni and labor and employment attorneys Kevin Vance and Mark Beutler. Registration 8 a.m. Program 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wachovia Financial Center, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami City Club on the 55th floor, Miami. Details: (305) 579-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bright Out of the Book" series, where South Florida CEOs discuss their strategies for success and a book that has inspired them, CEO of Investor Solutions Frank Armstrong talks about "Guerrilla Marketing" by Jay Conrad Levinson. 11:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30-$40. Details: (305) 577-5432 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The West Kendall Business Association holds its board of directors installation luncheon, hosted by County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez. An 11:15 a.m. networking session will be followed by a program and lunch at noon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
Open dialogue on economic and political issues projected to have a major impact on hemispheric trade and investment will be the order of the day at the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America's annual "Outlook on the Americas" luncheon. Attendees are to include executives, politicians and representatives from 23 American chambers of commerce. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $65-$75. Details: (202)463-5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=787731.
BY THE BAY
Network with other businessmen and women from the Coral Gables and downtown areas at the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's Business Builders Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Builders Association of South Florida hosts a presentation by Brad Hunter, chief economist and national director of consulting for MetroStudy, on "South Florida's Housing Demand and Turning Points." 5-6 p.m. Shula's Hotel and Golf Club, 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes. $50-$110. Details: (305) 556-6300 or www.basfonline.org.
Brian Gitlin, who is overseeing LEED implementation at the in-the-works 396 Alhambra office building, is to discuss green building practices at a breakfast hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. 8 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
LAY OF THE LAND
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a real estate showcase, featuring informational tables on area schools and commentary from local business and government leaders. The event aims to better inform realtors about the city's educational offerings. Scheduled speakers include Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera and Adolfo Costa of Coral Gables Senior High School. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual feijoada, a day of events for the whole family held at a local churrascaria. 1-5 p.m. Rio's Churrascaria, 801 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami. Sponsorships from $500-$3,000. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
Looking for new ways to boost business? Learn about the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's offerings at a breakfast presentation for new and prospective members. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards and promotional materials. 8:30-10:30 a.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
LUNCH AND LEARN
Esther Silver Parker, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart, is to speak about "Diversity and Inclusion: Best Practices for Corporate America" at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's trustee luncheon. Noon-1:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5442 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Improve your public speaking skills with Toastmasters in Coral Gables during your lunch hour. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Courtyard Miami Coral Gables, 2051 S LeJeune Road, Coral Gables. $16. Details: (305) 577-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEALS IN DORAL
The Doral Business Council hosts a business showcase featuring businesses exhibiting their goods and services, networking opportunities and food and drinks. 5-9 p.m. Fire Fighters Memorial Building, 8000 NW 21st St., Doral. Details: (305) 470-9597 or email@example.com or www.doralbusiness.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking event at a local salon. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rocco Donna Hair & Beauty Art Salon, 3850 Bird Road, Coral Gables. Free for members. $15 for non-members. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.