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 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.
COFFEE WITH THE PREZ
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a morning meeting with chamber President Wendy Kallergis and members of the chamber's Miami Arts and Design District Council. 9-10 a.m. 3841 NE 2nd Ave,, suite 101, Miami. Details: (305) 606-4887 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a business-builders' luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Soyka's Restaurant, 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami. $30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
BAGELS WITH BARRY
Join Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce President Barry Johnson for a morning meeting looking at how the chamber helps local businesses. 8 a.m. 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Details: (305) 577-5446 or www.miamichamber.com
Chamber South's IT Committee meets. 4 p.m. 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
FOR THE GREATER GOOD
Chamber South's Not for Profit Committee meets. 8-9 a.m. 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Sustainable Living Council meets. 9-10:30 a.m. 1920 Meridian Ave., third-floor conference room, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6817 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
State Rep. Erik Fresen will discuss Florida's future during the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's May trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
INVEST FOR SUCCESS
The Florida Foreign Trade Association hosts a seminar on investment concepts and tax management. The event will discuss tax-favored investing, college funding and the opportunities in stocks, bond, mutual funds and other financial products. 4-6 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. $150. Details: (305) 471-0737 or www.ffta.com.
WORKING AND LEARNING
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Business and Education Committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference room one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
WORK AND EAT
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a business- builders' luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Perricone's Marketplace, 15 SE 10th St., Miami. $30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a seminar where businesses will learn how to use Facebook to grow. The event will explain how using the Web site can generate leads, create publicity, help keep an eye on competitors and more. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. B.E.D. Nightclub, 829 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15 members, $20 others. Details: www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The South Florida/Broward County Chamber of Commerce hosts a business expo that is expected to attract more than 100 exhibitors and 3,000 executives. 4-9 p.m. Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami Beach. Details: (305) 278-1811 or www.southfloridaexpo.com.