University of Miami President Donna Shalala speaks at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's "Good Morning Coral Gables" event. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., country club ballroom, Coral Gables. $20-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Looking to expand your business network? Join Barry Johnson, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, to learn about how to get involved and make new connections. 8-10 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5486 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly "Business Builders Luncheon" and networker for its upper eastside and midtown-area members. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Soyka, 5556 NE Fourth Court, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
Network, swap business cards and sample cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Chamber South's "Business After Hours" free card exchange. 5:30-7 p.m. Verizon Wireless, 13623 S Dixie Hwy., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
Connect with other beach businessmen and women at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and networking event. 6-8 p.m. Play, 1045 Fifth St., Miami Beach. $10 for members. $15 for guests. Details: (305) 674-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The chambers of commerce of Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil team up for a joint networking event. Bring your business card and receive a free glass of wine. 6-8 p.m. MIA Ultra Lounge, 20 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.brazilchamber.org.
Hosted by UK Trade & Investment, Nick Anstee, the lord mayor of London, and Kevin McGugan, Britain's consul general in Miami, are to speak about "Coming Out of the Downturn: Imperatives for Leading Financial Centers in the Next Decade." 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5445 or www.miamichamber.com.
LADIES WHO LUNCH
Connect with other driven South Florida women at Femfessionals' January luncheon, including a talk by Denise Jacobs entitled "Follow Your Passions and Push Through Outdated Perceptions." In addition, co-founder Michelle Villalobos hosts a mini-workshop on "Productivity Tactics to Get More Done and Stay Sane." Noon-2:30 p.m. Rosa Mexicano, 900 S Miami Ave., Mary Brickell Village, Miami. $38.98. Details: email@example.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership luncheon featuring economist J. Antonio Villamil as keynote speaker. $45-$60. Casa Juancho, 2439 SW Eighth St., Miami. Details: (305) 534-8365 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.sflhcc.com.
MEET THE MEMBERS
Chamber South holds its general membership breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Miami Marriott Dadeland, 9100 Dadeland Blvd., Miami. $20-$25 for members. $30 for non-members. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors meets. 10:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
Part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bright Out of the Book" series, where South Florida CEOs discuss their strategies for success and a book that has inspired them, CEO of Investor Solutions Frank Armstrong talks about "Guerrilla Marketing" by Jay Conrad Levinson. 11:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30-$40. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The West Kendall Business Association holds its annual Board of Directors Installation Luncheon, hosted by District 11 County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez. An 11:15 a.m. networking session will be followed by a program and lunch at noon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
Open dialogue on economic and political issues projected to have a major impact on hemispheric trade and investment will be the order of the day at the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America's annual "Outlook on the Americas" luncheon. Attendees are to include executives, politicians and representatives from 23 American chambers of commerce. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $65-$75. Details: (202)463-5573 or email@example.com or http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=787731.
BY THE BAY
Network with other businessmen and women from the Coral Gables and downtown areas at the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's Business Builders Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Builders Association of South Florida hosts a presentation by Brad Hunter, chief economist and national director of consulting for MetroStudy, on "South Florida's Housing Demand and Turning Points." 5-6 p.m. Shula's Hotel and Golf Club, 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes. $50-$110. Details: (305) 556-6300 or www.basfonline.org.