DOING WHAT IT TAKES
The Beacon Council and the Florida Manufacturers Partnership host a workshop titled "Business Is Not As Usual - Do What It Takes to Succeed." The event will cover how businesses can reduce overhead costs, processing time and waste to achieve consistent money-saving results. 7:30 a.m. 6301 E 10th Ave., Hialeah. $35. Details: (305) 579-1349.
WORKING AND LEARNING
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Business and Education Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., conference room one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Independent Business Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a seminar titled "Virtual Face Time: Web 2.0 Strategies Every Business Owner Should Know." The seminar will discuss how such social-media tools as Facebook and MySpace can be used to build an online sales force. 8 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35 members, $45 others. Details: (305) 577-5438 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a business networker titled "Export Opportunities in Challenging Times." The even will feature guest speaker Manuel Mencia, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the international trade and business development unit of Enterprise Florida Inc. Noon-1:30 p.m. Miami Free Zone,
2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $25 members, $30 others. Details: www.ffta.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Natural Resource Committee meets. 8:30-10 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ray Goode-Ryder Room, Miami. Details: www.miamichamber.com.
Florida International University hosts an energy-business forum examining how the Obama administration will be implementing its energy policies. Scott Nauman, manager for economics and energy in the corporate-planning department of ExxonMobil, will be giving the global-energy outlook. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St., College of Business Administration Complex, Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-7663 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's International Affairs Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference room one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Go Green Committee meets. 8:30 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference room one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
MEET AND GREET
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly breakfast for new and prospective members. 8:30-10 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third-floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6829 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's March Trustee Luncheon is titled "Situation and Outlook for the US Economy and Financial Markets." The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dennis P. Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 11:45 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55. Details: (305) 577-5421 or www.miamichamber.com
WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT
Chamber South's Governmental Affairs Committee meets. 7:30 a.m. South Miami Office, 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
A GLOBAL OUTLOOK
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a briefing on the international markets that have the greatest economic impact on South Florida. Experts from international trade, economic development and international finance will discuss current market conditions, projected trends and how regional service companies can position themselves to profit from South Florida's global platform. Guest speakers are to include Tony Villamil, CEO of the Washington Economics Group; Leslie Schweitzer, senior trade adviser for the US Chamber of Commerce and others. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Regions Bank, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., seventh floor media room, Coral Gables. Registration required Details: www.coralgableschamber.org.