WORKING WITH MILITARY
Chamber South's MAC-Military Affairs Committee meets. 8-9 a.m. South Dade Office, 900 Perrine Ave., Perrine. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon examining the future of commercial real estate. A panel discussion, moderated by Miami Today Publisher Michael Lewis, will include W. Allen Morris, chairman and CEO of The Allen Morris Co.; Bill Heffernan, president and CEO of TotalBank, and others. 11:30 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a "How to Green Your Business" seminar. The event will feature a panel discussion examining such cost-effective green strategies as paperless offices and energy-efficient lighting. 8 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25 members, $35 others. Details: (305) 577-5466 or www.miamichamber.com.
WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Business and Government Affairs Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference room one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
COFFEE WITH THE PREZ
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast meeting with chamber President Wendy Kallergis. 9-10 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. Details: (305) 695-6829 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a general membership luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. Texas De Brazil, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach. $50 members, $65 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
Americas Linkage, a trade program of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, hosts a two-day trip to Lima, Peru. Businesses will have the opportunity to explore potential partnerships in such industries as communications, pharmaceuticals and more. May 18 and 19. Details: www.miamichamber.com.
The British-American Chamber of Commerce hosts its sixth "Boardroom Breakfast" with guest speaker Simon Strong, senior managing director of FTI Consulting. 8 a.m. 200 S Biscayne Blvd., suite 2500, Miami. $10 members, $20 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 582-9769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the monthly meeting of its Women's Business Council. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6832 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
LUNCH AND BUSINESS
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a women's business luncheon examining how business can target the online-Hispanic market. The guest speaker is Jeanette Rodriguez, vice president of interactive and viral marketing for República. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a global-business briefing. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.miamichamber.com.
ON KNOWLEDGE INDUSTRIES
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Healthcare and Bioscience Committee meets. 8 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Ray Goode-Ryder Conference Room, Miami. Details: www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a third installment of its "Business Innovation Institute" looking at how business can use Web 2.0 tools to grow. The panel will include Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Public Relations; Kevin Gale, editor of the South Florida Business Journal, and others. 8:30 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 members, $40 others. Details: (305) 577-5432 or www.miamichamber.com.
GOOD MORNING GABLES
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's May installment of "Good Morning Coral Gables" will present the "2009 Rising Star Award" to an outstanding professional under 40. The event will feature guest speaker Devon Rifkin, founder and CEO of The Great American Hanger Co. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Miami Dade College and the American Association of Colleges and Universities host a forum-style discussion titled "Responsibility in a Time of Crisis." Leaders from across the private and public sectors as well as academia will convene for this one-day event to explore ethics, social responsibility, action and strategy in a time of crisis. The objective is to influence and impact national thinking and strategy in the public, private and non-profit sectors. 8:30 a.m. Miami Dade College, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7527 or www.mdc.edu.
United HomeCare Services hosts the 15th annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards and its 35th anniversary celebration dinner. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a positive difference in the lives of the elderly. 5:45 p.m. Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. $300. Details: (305) 716-0729 or email@example.com.