The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce celebrates the accomplishments of a handful of Miami's leaders including outgoing Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, Great Florida Bank Market President Obdulio Piedra and others. 11:30 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75 members, $85 others. Details: (305) 577-5458 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and will honor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro. 6-8:30 p.m. Casa Juancho, 2436 SW 8th St., Miami. $10 nonmembers. Details: (305) 674-1414 or www.miamibeach.org.
WORKING WITH GOVERNMENT
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's business and government affairs committee meets. 8 a.m. 224 Catalonia Ave., chamber conference one, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Chamber South's Environmental Committee meets. 8:30-9:30 a.m. 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
COFFEE WITH THE PREZ
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a morning meeting with chamber President Wendy Kallergis. 9-10 a.m. Sunrise Log Cabin Plant Nursery, 8128 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6829 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Women's Business Council meets. The meeting will also feature guest speaker Kim Stone, general manager of American Airlines Arena. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6832 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds a "Women's Business Network Luncheon" with guest speaker Emily Marquez-Dulin, executive director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
SMALL BUSINESS TALKS
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts Manuel del Canal, senior vice president from BankUnited, who will speak on small business lending, and
Marc Berenfeld, of Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer LLP, who will discuss tax planning for smaller businesses. 7:30 a.m. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., fifth floor, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's IT committee tours Carnival Cruise Lines offices, offering participants the chance to learn how 21st century cruise ships deploy and how cruise lines use technology to support their day-to-day operations. John Harshaw, IT director of operations for Carnival, will speak. 5:30 p.m. Carnival Cruise Lines, 3655 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $10. Details: (305) 577-5438 or www.miamichamber.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.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Builders Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Soyka's Restaurant, 5556 NE 4th Court, Miami. RSVP required. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2010 "Residential Real Estate Outlook Luncheon." The discussion will be moderated by Miami Today Publisher Michael Lewis and will feature TotalBank Vice President Enrique Villaronga, Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches CEO Teresa King Kinney and Claudine Claus of the Home Financing Center. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
NORTH MIAMI MIXER
The Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a fall business card exchange. 5:30 p.m. Just Look'n Eyewear, 2250 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach. Details: www.northmiamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Advocacy Council hosts its 2009 Political Forum giving residents the opportunity to meet city commission candidates. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miami Beach Senior High School, 2231 Prairie Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.miamibeachchamber.com.