The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a business communication workshop with professor Dan Bentley-Baker. 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 members, $50 non-members. Details: Collins Cochet at (305) 577-5429 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast networking event. 7:30 a.m. at Sky Grille, Bank of America Tower at International Place, 100 SE Second St., Miami. $20. Details: (305) 371-6248 or www.miamichamber.com.
CHINA BUSINESS SEMINAR
The Florida-China Chamber of Commerce presents a China business seminar and networking event. 5-7:30 p.m. at the law offices of Becker and Poliakoff, Alhambra Towers, 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor, Coral Gables. $15 chamber members, $20 non-members. Details: Melanie Eckenroth at email@example.com.
The Latin Business Club of America celebrates its fourth annual Awards of Excellence. Soprano Cristy Arias opens the ceremony, emceed by Univision-23's Sandra Peebles, with the national anthem. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Omni Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon, Coral Gables. $70-$650. Details: (305) 728-7021 or www.latinbiz.net.
HISPANIC CHAMBER RECEPTION
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds a cocktail reception to kick off its membership drive. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tapas and Tintos, 445 Española Way, Miami Beach. $10 non-members. Details: (305) 534-1903.
The council hosts its annual meeting and 20th-anniversary celebration with keynote speaker Greg Brenneman, chairman and chief executive officer of Burger King Corp. 4:30 p.m. registration, 5:30 p.m. program, 7 p.m. lifestyle auction at Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $60 members, $70 guests. Details: www.beaconcouncil.com.
SEMINAR ON RELATIONSHIPS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a seminar on building profitable relationships through networking. 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m. program at the Chamber, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ballroom Level, Ray Goode-Ryder Conference Center, Miami. $40-$75. Details: (305) 577-5429 or www.miamichamber.com.
Chamber South holds a general-membership breakfast featuring the installation of the 2005-06 board of directors and the presentation of the Steven J. Cranman and L. Russell Norton community awards. 7:30 a.m. at Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd., Kendall. $15-$30. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
Chamber South presents a workshop for small businesses with Todd Shoulberg, vice president of Florida Drug Screening Inc., on how to set up a drug-free workplace at no cost to the owner. 11 a.m.-noon at Chamber South Miami Conference Center, 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 666-0508 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Downtown Bay Forum continues its seminar series with a luncheon meeting on affordable housing in Miami-Dade County. Speakers include John Little of the South Florida Affordable Housing Coalition; Gus Dominguez, executive director of Greater Miami Neighborhoods; Maria Pellerin Barcus, chief executive officer of Carrfour Supportive Housing; and County Commissioner Barbara Jordan. Talk-show host Helen Ferre moderates. 11:30 a.m. at Marriott Hotel, 1633 N Bayshore Dr., Miami. $20 members, $24 non-members. Details: (305) 757-3633.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its orientation breakfast. 8 a.m. registration, 8:30-10:30 a.m. program at Radisson Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 371-6248 or www.miamichamber.com.