Calendar Of Events Business
Written by Miami Today on March 23, 2006
A young professionals happy hour to benefit The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention. $25 donation. 6-8 p.m. at Café Avanti, 732 41st St., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 595-5155.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will offer one-day continuing legal education course on claims by US and Cuban émigrés on confiscated properties in Cuba and taxation issues. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the institute’s offices, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $125-$150. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www.miami.edu/iccas.
Jamaican USA Chamber of Commerce celebrates a recognition and installation luncheon featuring the Jamaican Milestone Awards with guest speaker Aubyn Hill, chairman of the National Investment Bank of Jamaica. Noon-3 p.m. at Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Rd., Dania. $55-$500 donations. Proceeds benefit the Chamber’s Small Business Expansion, Disaster Assistance and Student Scholarship funds. Details: (305) 576-7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange. 5-7 p.m. at Extravaganza Bakery, 12117 Biscayne Blvd., and Great Florida Bank, 12119 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 891-5508.
ACTING FOR BUSINESS LEADERS
Miami Beach Cinematheque hosts a monthly workshop on acting for business leaders. Presented by Achim Nowak, international performance coach and author of "Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Speaker," and Barbara Pergament, chairwoman of the Cinematheque. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. $95. Details: (305) 673-4567.
WOMEN OF TOMORROW
The fifth annual Women of Tomorrow scholarship program gala event will honor Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Scott Robins of Scott Robins Companies, Susan Gladstone of Logistics Management Group and Nancy Olsen of the Florida Marlins Community Foundation. 7 p.m. at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami. Details: (305) 538-6900 or www.womenoftomorrow.org.
LATIN BUSINESS NETWORK
The Latin Business Club of America hosts a networking event featuring the Latin Chamber of Commerce, or CAMACOL; the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the National Society of Hispanic MBAs; the Florida Foreign Trade Association; the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce; the Florida Dominican Business Group; and the Venezuelan Business Club. 6-8 p.m. at Diego’s Restaurant, 65 Alhambra, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 728-7021 or www.latinbiz.net.
WOMEN’S HISTORY RECEPTION
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Black Women Lawyers Association hosts a reception. The event will recognize the accomplishments of women in Miami-Dade County. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Casa Valentina, an organization that builds and provides housing for at-risk girls. 6-8 p.m. at Mellon Financial Center, 30th floor, 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami. $15-$20 includes refreshments. RSVP required. Details: (305) 372-1800 or email@example.com.
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. at Omni Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657.
South Florida Urban Ministries hosts an award ceremony honoring eight women micro entrepreneurs from South Florida. 10 a.m. at Little Havana NET office at 111 SW Fifth Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 442-8306.
A South Florida summit on citizen diplomacy will feature keynote speakers, panelists and former US ambassadors. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Conference Center of the Americas, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. RSVP required. $45-$75. Details: (305) 421-6394.
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts its Top 100 Minority Business Awards luncheon. 11:30 a.m. at Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. RSVP by March 27. Details: (305) 577-5432.
WOMEN OF LEADERSHIP
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its Women of Leadership awards in celebration of Women’s History Month. The event honors Eva Barreto, vice president of Ocean Bank; Roymi Membiela, chief diversity officer at Baptist Health South Florida; and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. 5:30 p.m. at The Palm Restaurant, 4425 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free for members; $10 others. Details: (305) 534-1903.
Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center hosts an emerging-business seminar. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade Enterprise Community Center, 3050 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami. Spanish-only seminar April 4. RSVP required. Free. Details: (305) 579-2730.
The Greater Miami National Conference of Community and Justice gala honors local humanitarians. Black-tie. 6:30 p.m. at New Radisson Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. All proceeds will be used to develop the conference’s multicultural and community building programs. $500 per person, tax-deductible. Details: Lisa Bowser, (305) 755-6096, Ext. 15.
University of Miami hosts the Investment Roundtable. Indexed versus actively managed funds will be the topic of discussion. Featured speakers will be Mario J. Gabelli, chief executive at GAMCO Investors; and Weston J. Wellington, vice president of Dimensional Fund Advisors. 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Storer Auditorium, 5250 University Dr., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-5500.