FREE BUSINESS SEMINARS
The Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center conducts its Emerging Business Series seminars throughout August to maximize opportunities for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. The daily seminars are divided into two parts, Emerging Business and the Expanding Business Series. Seminars held daily at the center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Details: (305) 579-2730.
WOMEN'S NETWORKING SERIES
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council begins its monthly networking series with a luncheon discussion featuring architect Allison Spear and interior designer Sam Robin. Chamber President Alan Randolph moderates. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Eden Roc Resort and Spa, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $30. Details: Amparo Vargas, (305) 695-6825, or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a business after hours and networking event with a buffet, soft drinks, sushi and door prizes. 5:30-7 p.m. at Parkway Regional Medical Center, second-floor auditorium, 160 NW 170th St., North Miami Beach. $5 donation to American Heart Association. Details: (305) 944-8500.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Chamber South hosts a networking event with complimentary refreshments. 5:30-7 p.m. at GolfTEC, 9549 S Dixie Hwy, Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly networking event where attendees can meet former members and officers of the South Beach Business Guild. 7-9 p.m. at Lucky Strike Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Members free; guests $10. Details: (305) 573-4000 or www.gogaymiami.com.
REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON
Commercial Real Estate Women Miami hosts a luncheon panel discussion on redevelopment and relocation incentives. Guest speakers include Cheryl H. Jacobs, director of marketing at Zyscovich, Inc.; Michael Goldstein, environmental business specialist with Akerman Senterfitt; and Jaap Donath, vice president of research and strategic planning for the Beacon Council. Networking 11:30 a.m., luncheon noon. Hotel Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami. $35 members, $45 non-members. Walk-ins add $10. Details: Karen Symos at (305) 789-6608 or www.crewmiami.org.
Chamber South holds its general-membership breakfast with a panel discussion on the urban development boundary. 7:30 a.m. at Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S. Dadeland Blvd., Kendall. $15-$30. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon meeting with guest speaker Nicci Hays-Fort, head coach of the women's basketball team at Barry University. Noon at Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. $15-$18. Details: (305) 891-7811.
WOMEN'S BUSINESS LUNCHEON
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a business luncheon featuring guest speaker Annie Batancourt, former state representative. 11:45 a.m. at Hyatt Regency, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $20 members; $35 non-members. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.com.
The Broward County Chamber of Commerce hosts a business-to-business expo, international trade show and job fair. 2-4 p.m. exhibitor and VIP networking; 4-9 p.m. general admission at Office Depot Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. $250-$650 exhibition cost. Details: (954) 565-5750 or www.browardbiz.com.
REAL ESTATE SEMINAR
The German American Business Chamber hosts a seminar on the downtown Miami real estate explosion featuring Michael Lewis, editor and publisher of Miami Today; and Ron Shuffield, president of Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors. 5:30-8 p.m. at Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $50. Details: (305) 371- 4282 or www.gabcfl.org.