LUNCH & LEARN
The Greater Miami Chamber's Business Innovation Institute hosts an educative "lunch and learn" series aimed at educating South Florida's small business leaders and entrepreneurs. Businesses receive a tutorial on how to use the internet for their success. 11:30 a.m. registration and networking. Noon-1:30 p.m. program and lunch. JPMorgan Chase, 1450 Brickell Ave., 14th floor, Miami. $35 members. $45 others. $50 on site. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources hosts a series of workshops to educate the public on the steps required to open a business in Miami-Dade County. County staff answers questions on how to obtain a certificate of use, a local business tax receipt, a home business license, and more. 12:30 p.m. Miami-Dade County Permitting and Inspection Center, 11805 SW 26th St., second floor conference rooms I and J, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-3677 or www.miamidade.gov/business.
The Latin Builders Association hosts a January luncheon "Economic Forecast 2013," featuring Brad Hunter, chief economist and national director of consulting for Metrostudy. Noon-1 p.m. cocktail hour. 1 p.m. luncheon. Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. $55-$65 members. $70-$75 others. Details: (305) 446-5989 or www.lbaorg.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Business and Government Forum: Implementing a Cohesive Plan for Increased International Trade & Economic Development," examining South Florida private and public entities. The discussion is based on the "Six Pillars of Florida's Future Economy and the Florida and Southeast Florida Freight Action Plans' focusing on vision, goals, objectives and cost cutting strategies regarding economic development, infrastructure, business climate, governance systems and education. 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon program and lunch. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35 members by Jan. 25. $45 others by Jan. 25. $45 members after Jan. 25. $55 others after Jan. 25. Details: (305) 577-5477 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Business Referral Group hosts a luncheon networking event featuring Jennifer Wilson, beauty consultant and future sales director for Mary Kay, speaking on "Time wise Repair: Go Back in Time and Lift Away the Years!" Noon. Ana Capri Restaurant, 2530 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables. Free for prospective members. Details: (786) 268-2779 or (305) 525-6742 or www.businessreferralgroup.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2013 Champions of Business awards luncheon, recognizing the accomplishments of business professionals that help build and strengthen the foundation of the Miami Beach community and its surrounding areas. Award recipients include Jason Loeb, Sudsies Dry Cleaners, James McDonnell Outstanding Board of Governor Award; David Sugarman, Sugartime Sports, Small Business of the Year Award; Shareef Malnik, The Forge Restaurant - Wine Bar, The Aaron B. Perry Innovation in Business Award. Noon-2 p.m. Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $50 for pillar members, $55 for members, and $65 others. Details: (305) 674-1300 or www.miamibeachchamber.com/champions'2013.html.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a XV Alliance Business Expo featuring vendors/exhibitors, business seminars, art exhibits of local artists, and international cuisines and music. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. exhibitor set up. 2-5 p.m. "State of Free Zone" seminar. 3:30-8 p.m. business expo. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Free with business card. Details: (305) 471-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or www.ffta.com.
The Latin Builders Association hosts a legislative breakfast featuring Jaime Torrens, Miami-Dade County Public School's chief facilities officer discussing the construction work associated with the recently approved $1.2 billion bond referendum. 8:30 a.m. Latin Builders Association Construction and Business Management Academy Charter High School, 13835 NW 97th Ave., cafeteria, Hialeah. Free for members. $25 others. Details: (305) 446-5989 or www.lbaorg.com.