Diamond Palm for Excellence
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will honor two businesses for their growth and support of the community over the years. Eight Miami Beach businesses will compete for the new award. To be eligible, businesses must have headquarters or branch offices on the Beach. 11:30 a.m. (2/26) at the Wyndham Miami Beach. Tickets are $35. Details: (305) 674-1300, Ext. 316 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS LECTURE
Heather Gatley, a partner in the labor and employment group at Steel Hector & Davis LLP, will conduct a seminar on "Violence in the Workplace: Planning for the Day You Hope Will Never Come." 7:30 a.m. breakfast and 8-9 a.m. seminar at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Advance reservations are $20; $25 at the door. Details: (305) 577-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORGAN STANLEY SEMINAR
Dennis Amodio, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, and Carlos Lowell, Vice President of Morgan Stanley Asset Management, will discuss how "Smart Couples Finish Rich." 12 noon at Grove Isle Club and Resort, Bayview Room 4, Grove Isles Drive, Coconut Grove. Admission is free and Lunch is included. Details: Dennis S. Amodio (305) 375-6623.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Women's Business Networking Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Miami Herald columnist Ana Veciana-Suarez is the featured speaker. Ms. Veciana-Suarez will discuss "Juggling Work and Family and Keeping Your Sanity." Both men and women are encouraged to attend. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza. Lunch is $20 for Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce members with RSVP and $35 for non-members and guests. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business Card Exchange at 5:30 p.m. at The Palm restaurant, 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Admission is $10 for chamber members with RSVP and $15 for non-members and guests. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BRIEFING
The British American Chamber of Commerce will host Michael Bates, consul general of the British government in Atlanta, who will speak on "Homeland Security Initiatives and Their Impact on UK-US Trade Relations." Noon at Miami City Club, Wachovia Financial Center, 55th Floor, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Prepaid reservations are required due to limited seating. $70 for members, $80 for non-members. Details: Gaynor Evans, (305) 377-0992.
INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION
Roundtable presentation and cocktail reception featuring guest speaker Sir Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive of WPP. Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP in 1986 and since then it has become one of the world's leading communications service companies. Tickets for members are $50 and $75 for non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Details: Muriel Sommers (305)529-5006 or email@example.com.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Dr. Harry Brautigam, President of the Central American Bank of Economic Integration, will speak at the Central America-US Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation. 12 noon-3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 30 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Cost is $35 for Members; $45 for Non-Members. Details: (305) 569-9113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STRATEGIC ECONOMICS LECTURE
Louis E. V. Nevaer, author of "Nafta's Second Decade" and "The Rise of the Hispanic Market in the United States," conducts the seminar "Miami and the FTAA: Successful Strategies for Emerging Opportunities Throughout Latin America." Mr. Nevaer, an authority on the integration of the Mexican economy into the former US-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the emerging continental Hispanic consumer market, will discuss how Miami and the South Florida business communities can best pursue strategies as hemispheric integration unfolds. 6 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. $25. Details: www.hispaniceconomics.com or (917) 880-8587.
TRADE IN AFGHANISTAN
Dr. Kevin Stephens will discuss how to establish links to commercial opportunities, internships, humanitarian assistance programs and future investments in the developing Afghani state. Trade and foreign business ties will play a vital role in Afghanistan's efforts to rebuild itself . 4-6 p.m. at the Radisson Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. RSVP recommended. Details: info@HispanicEconomics.com
HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The ninth annual Bankers Luncheon at 12 noon. Keynote speaker will be Raul Martinez, mayor of Hialeah. Adrienne Arsht, chariman of TotalBank, and Joseph Guerra, president of Unibank, will be honored. Bongo's Cuban CafÈ, 601 Biscayne Blvd. $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Reservations available. Details: (305) 534-1903