*Thursday, Dec. 4, the Milwaukee Press Club will hold its annual “Meet the Media” event as it celebrates its 129th anniversary. The event gives the public a chance to interact one on one with media personnel from outlets across the region. Attendees will also be entertained by more than 40 “celebrity bartenders,” including media professionals and several community and business leaders. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, home to the Milwaukee Press Club, at 137 E. Wells St. in downtown Milwaukee. The event is free and open to the public but requires advanced registration at www.milwaukeepressclub.org.
*Friday, Dec. 5, the Milwaukee Bucks will challenge the Miami Heat at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, located at 1001 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. More information and tickets are available by visiting www.nba.com/bucks/schedule.
*Tuesday, Dec. 9, FUEL Milwaukee will conclude its 2014 networking series with a “Purely Social @ Surg on the Water.” Purely Social events, which are free and open to both FUEL members and non-members, give attendees a chance to explore a variety of Milwaukee bars, restaurants and venues as well as enjoy appetizers and drink specials. Attendees are also able to connect with other young professionals and become acquainted with the missions of area nonprofits. The December event will highlight the work of Our Next Generation, Inc., and will sponsor a toy drive for the organization. Additionally, the event will feature a live jazz performance, thanks to the United Performing Arts Fund. Festivities will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Surg on the Water is located at 102 N. Water St. in Milwaukee. For more information or to register, visit www.fuelmilwaukee.org/events.
*Thursday, Dec. 11, the Waukesha County Business Alliance will hold an informational event on “Key Industries for Wisconsin in 2015 and Beyond” with a keynote address by Gov. Scott Walker. The breakfast event will also feature a panel of industry thought leaders who will share their perspectives on business in 2015. Industry experts will represent health care, food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, and sports and entertainment. The event will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, located at 375 S. Moorland Rd. in Brookfield. Cost is $50 for alliance members and $500 for a corporate table of 10. Interested attendees who are not alliance members should call 262-542-4249. For more information or to register, click here. BizTimes Media is serving as the event media partner.
*Thursday, Dec. 11, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After 5” networking event at Sunset Playhouse, located at 800 Elm Grove Rd. in Elm Grove. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for chamber members who pre-register and $15 at the door. Cost is $15 for first-time attendees and $40 for non-members who have attended previous series events. For more information or to register, click here.
*Friday, Dec. 19, BizTimes Media will honor the impact of top health care professionals, organizations and volunteers during the 2014 Health Care Heroes breakfast. The awards program features a range of award categories, including advancements in health care, corporate achievement in health care, community service, executive leadership, and health care staff. Award recipients, selected from a pool of nominations, were announced earlier this month. The event, sponsored by Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling, will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, located at 1721 W. Canal St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $50 for individuals and $400 for a corporate table of eight. For more information or to register, visit www.biztimes.com/hero.
*Friday, Dec. 19, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will hold a breakfast roundtable event with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The free event will focus on exporting the state’s goods and services. The roundtable will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the MMAC’s offices, located at 756 N. Milwaukee St. Suite 400 in downtown Milwaukee. For more information or to register, click here.