CFA Miami, a nonprofit organization for area investment professionals, holds a charter recognition event. 6-8 p.m. Crazy About You, 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, suite 101, Miami. $25 members. $35 others. Details: www.cfa-miami.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds a holiday party featuring culinary samplings from area restaurants. 5:30 p.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Country Club Ballroom, Coral Gables. $25-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
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The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a Real Estate Seminar for Nonprofits. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $75-$225. Fee waived for two non-profit executives per organization. Details: (305) 577-5464 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast on "Investing in Brazil." Take a look at long-term trends and opportunities with a focus on current perspectives, including a growing middle class, positive demographic trends and infrastructure investments needed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. 8:30-10:30 a.m. The Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., suite 1400, Miami. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Miami Chapter holds its First Friday Breakfast. 8-9 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $12. Details: www.nawbomiami.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its "Trow Knows…CEO's" breakfast. 8 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce holds its Fifth Annual Gala. 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $150. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association holds its General Business Networking Luncheon. Meet delegates of the TRADE-USA Inbound Trade Mission from Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. luncheon. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107 Ave., Doral. $30-$300. Details: (305) 471-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ffta.com.
Since the Miami River Greenway Action Plan was adopted by government entities in 2001, walkways along the bay and river in downtown Miami have intermittently developed. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has recently adopted an initiative to connect the two in a continuous riverwalk/baywalk. The Chamber's New World Center Committee holds a luncheon detailing this goal with speakers Brett Bibeau, executive director of the Miami River Commission; Spencer Crowley, Miami-Dade County representative on the Florida Inland Navigation District; Alice Bravo, capital improvements program director for the City of Miami and Francisco J. Garcia, director of the City of Miami's planning department. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Finnegan's River, 401 SW Third Ave., Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 577-5491 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds a business roundtable. Find ways to expand your business and discuss how the chamber can help you boost your bottom line. Held every other Wednesday. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 1920 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-1300 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
Chamber South holds its Third Annual Trustee Holiday Luncheon, featuring a meet-and-greet session with area elected officials. Benefits The American Heart Association. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. $35. Free for elected officials. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The West Kendall Business Association holds a holiday party. Proceeds benefit the Hearing and Speech Center of Florida. 5:30-8 p.m. The Palms at Town & Country, 8505 Mills Drive, Kendall. $15 in advance. $20 on site. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy holds a conference on Mexico, including the "Outlook for the Mexican economy in the global context," Mexico-U.S. relations and the future of NAFTA. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $100. Details: (305) 284-9918 or www.miami.edu/chp.
Mix and mingle with Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce members at the chamber's "Wind Down Wednesday" event. Blankets, slippers, toiletries and other such items will be collected as holiday gifts for local senior citizens. 5:30 p.m. Novecento, 121 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
With the infamous holiday office party approaching for many, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a session on appropriate employee behavior. Using interactive, lively "What would you do?" scenarios, attorney Scott S. Allen of Jackson Lewis will delve into topics like behavior before, during and after the party, picture taking and employee accommodations. 8-10:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$50. Details: (305) 577-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce holds a Networking Business Expo. Includes food, music and giveaways. 5-8 p.m. Shula's Hotel & Golf Club, 6842 Main Street, Grand Ballroom, Miami Lakes. Free. Details: (305) 556-2212 or email@example.com or www.miamilakeschamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Domestic Business Development Group holds a holiday reception. 6-9 p.m. U.S. Century Bank, 848 Brickell Ave., Miami. $10-$30. Details: (305) 577-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Take a tour of the Homestead Air Reserve Base with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee. Includes lunch and a parachute demonstration. 7:30 a.m. Homestead Miami Air Reserve Base, 29050 Coral Sea Blvd., Homestead. $30. Advance registration and government-issued identification required. Details: www.miamichamber.com.