Sick of hearing "nothing" every time you ask your child what's going on at school? Get the real deal firsthand: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be keynote speaker at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's monthly "Good Morning Coral Gables" breakfast. Area students will also be at the event, greeting attendees in various languages and discussing their prospective schools. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Alhambra Ballroom, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org
Internationally driven businesses connect and find advice at the Americas Linkage Conference 2009. Seminar topics include selling to multilateral development organizations and financing programs for international businesses. Educational sessions will be followed by a lunch reception and opportunities to meet with liaisons to World Bank, United Nations and others. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $100-$120. Details: (305) 577-5445 or www.miamichamber.com
BAGELS WITH THE BOSS
Barry Johnson, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, talks about what chamber membership has to offer over breakfast. 8-10 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Details: (305) 577-5486 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com
CARING FOR CHILDREN
The West Kendall Business Association holds a networking luncheon featuring speaker Yvonne Bare, development director for CHARLEE Homes for Children of Dade County. Ms. Bare will discuss "What everyone should know about our children." Registration and networking 11:15 a.m. Speaker and luncheon 12 p.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122 Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com
Tracey Gallentine, marketing director of Ameresco energy services, shares the results of the City of Miami Beach's energy audit — expected to save the city $1.1 million — and offers simple, cost-free steps that can make for major savings in operating costs. 11:20 a.m.-1 p.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 1920 Meridian Ave., 3rd floor, Miami Beach. $8. Details: (305)695-6829 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its International Business Leadership Awards. Special recognition will go to J. Antonio "Tony" Villamil, dean of the School of Business at St. Thomas University and chief economic advisor at The Washington Economics Group. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with linkage event listed above. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $65-$85. Details: (305) 577-5445 or www.miamichamber.com
WEB PAGE 101
The Doral Chamber of Commerce hosts a "Design Your Own Website Using FrontPage" workshop for beginners. Topics covered include using HTML, creating a Web site from scratch and publishing the project. 6-8 p.m. Doral Chamber of Commerce Atrium Training Center, 3900 NW 79th Ave., Suite 108, Doral. $47. Details: (305) 477-7600 or www.doralchamberofcommerce.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARDS AND COUTURE
The Sunny Isles Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a business-card exchange and fashion show at Aventura Mall. There will be an open bar sponsored by Rain Organics Vodka and food by Ocean Prime. 6-8 p.m. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., lower level near Nordstrom, Aventura. $5 for members. $10 for potential members. Details: (305) 332-5989 or www.aventura.org.
COFFEE WITH THE PREZ
Join Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce President Wendy Kallergis and chamber members for coffee and conversation. 9-10 a.m. Pistils and Petals, 1060 Alton Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 695-6829 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Femfessionals networking organization hosts a luncheon at Calamari Italian restaurant in Coconut Grove. Features include keynote speaker Lourdes Castillo de la Pena, Miami representative for the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, speaking about "How Community Involvement Impacts the Status of All Women" and a "7 Steps to turn Business Cards Into Business" mini workshop. 12-2:30 p.m. Calamari, 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Details: femfessionalsatcalamari.eventbrite.com.