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.
The Women's Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County and recently inaugurated President Melanie E. Damian, of Damian & Vallori LLP, host the chamber's 2009 President's Reception. The event will give members of the business community and the general public the opportunity to meet with Ms. Damian and the rest of the chamber. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gibraltar Bank, 220 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. Details: www.womenschamberofcommerce.com.
SMALL BUSINESS TALKS
Chamber South's Small Business Committee meets. 7:30-8:30 a.m. 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Banker's Luncheon. The event will feature guest speaker Modesto A. Maidique, president of Florida International University, and will honor Angel Medina, area executive for South Florida Regions Bank. Noon-2 p.m. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $55 members, $75 others. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
BUSINESS AND CULTURE
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Cultural Affairs Committee meets. 9 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference room two, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
LUNCH AND BUSINESS
Chamber South hosts a networking luncheon. Noon. Crowne Plaza
9100 N Kendall Drive, South Miami. $20 members, $30 others. Details: www.chambersouth.com.
MILITARY AND BUSINESS
Chamber South, the Homestead Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce meet for the 2009 "Military and Community Leaders Forum." Participants will engage in an open discussion that will finalize planning for the legislative issues relating to the military and businesses in South Florida. 7:30-10 a.m. The Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-5331 or www.beaconcouncil.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual "Top 100 Minority Business Awards" luncheon. The event honors the best of South Florida's minority businesses and celebrates the region's diversity. Awards will be given in the areas of corporate citizenship, highest-revenue-growth rate, innovation, employee workplace initiative, outstanding CEO of the year and outstanding minority business of the year. 11:30 a.m. Jungle Island, 111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75. Details: (305) 577-5451 or www.miamichamber.com.
The German American Business Chamber of South Florida hosts a European business networking reception with special guest Angelo Pangratis, deputy head of the European Union's delegation to the US. 7-9 p.m. The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10 members, $20 others. Details: www.gabc.us.