The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oevres will be served. 5:30 p.m. at the Intelligent Office, 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $10 members; $15 non-members. Details: (305)446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
HEART & STAR DINNER
The Wellness Community of Greater Miami will host a dinner honoring Mehdi Ghomeshi, CEO and founder of Great Florida Bank, and Nargis Kassamali, co-founder of Luminaire in Coral Gables. Proceeds will benefit free programs for participants of the Wellness Community. 6:15 p.m. at Ritz-Carlton, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $250 per person; $2,500-$5,000 per table. Details: (305) 668-5900 or www.twcmiami.com.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY EXPO
The American Institute of Architects features two seminars on aspects of construction, design and architecture. Including a first-hand look at some of the newest products in the industry. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at JW Marriott Hotel, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. $150-$225 members; $225-$325 non-members. Details: Mike Brazlavsky (305)448-7488 or www.aiamiami.com.
Chamber South hosts an informal panel discussion featuring business coach Steve Leibowitz. Topics will include five steps for retaining good employees. 11:45 p.m. at Chamber South, 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. RSVP required. $15. Details: (305)661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
HUMANITARIAN AWARDS GALA
The Greater Miami National Conference of Community and Justice will honor community leaders for their service and activism in the community. Proceeds will be used to develop and expand the organization's multicultural and community building programs. Saturday at the New Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $300 per seat. Details: Jim Howe, (305) 755-6096, ext. 16.
The Office of University Advancement at St. Thomas University hosts a training program including a hands-on workshop covering aspects of researching grants, writing grant proposals and negotiating with funding sources. Through March 4. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. $825. Details: Susan Smith (305) 628-6661 or email@example.com.
MICROLENDING TO WOMEN
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council will feature Alex Counts of the Grameen Foundation to discuss how Miami's business community can make a difference. Event will include cocktail reception and networking opportunities. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Eden Roc Resort, Mona Lisa Ballroom, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. $10. Details: (305) 754-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Biltmore Hotel hosts the BRAC Community Leaders Forum to discuss updates on military base realignment and closure. Speakers include Frank Nero of the Beacon Council and Susan Story of the Government BRAC Advisory Committee. Noon-2 p.m. at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP Required. Free. Details: Diana Gonzalez (305) 665-1878.
The Association of Public Corporations will host a general membership meeting discussing executive pay. Panelists include Marvin Mazor, senior vice president of Aon Consulting, and Clifford Neimeth and Steven B. Lapidus of Greenberg Traurig. Event includes cocktails. 6-8 p.m. at Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania. Free members; $35 others. Details: (305) 663-7105 or email@example.com.