Learn what chamber membership can do for you at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bagels with the Boss" event. President and CEO Barry Johnson hosts, discussing how attendees can get involved, make new connections and get more business. 8-9:45 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5486 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Improve your public speaking skills with Toastmasters in Coral Gables during your lunch hour. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Courtyard Miami Coral Gables, 2051 S LeJeune Road, Coral Gables. $16. Details: (305) 577-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's upper eastside and midtown membership meet for lunch and networking at one of downtown's newest hot spots. Noon-1 p.m. Prelude by Barton G at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's young professionals group, HYPE Miami, hosts a networking reception in the Brickell area. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. networking. Sci Sci at Brickell, 1053 SE First Ave., Miami. $20-$25. Details: (305) 577-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
MEETING AND RECOGNITION
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds a networking reception and awards ceremony in honor of Black History Month. 5:30-7:30 p.m. US Century Bank, 2301 NW 87th Ave., Miami. Free for members. $15 nonmembers. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
Chamber South hosts its "Business After Hours" networker and new member reception. 5:30-7 p.m. Hotel Indigo, 7600 N Kendall Drive, Kendall. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
LADIES WHO LUNCH
Femfessionals women's networking group holds its monthly luncheon featuring a mini workshop on "Three Basic Steps to More Referrals and Better Word-of-Mouth Marketing" and author Ellen Brazer speaking about her experiences writing a book and starting her own publishing company. Noon-2 p.m. Morton's The Steakhouse, 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $38.98. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make new connections over lunch at the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce's networking program for Coral Gables, Doral and West Miami businesspeople. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. luncheon and networking. Sofitel Miami Hotel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
FUTURE OF FINANCE
The South Florida Association for Financial Professionals hosts a luncheon and panel discussion on opportunities for 2010 in the professional labor market. Speakers include Roberta Kressel, executive vice president of human resources for BankUnited, Tom Shea, CEO of Right Management and Carlos J. Arboleda, director of banking and financial services at Stephen James Associates. Noon-2 p.m. The Bankers Club, 2 S Biscayne Blvd., suite 1400, Miami. RSVP required. $40-$50. Details: www.sfafp.org.
Meet 30 area professionals in an hour at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's "Quickie Networker." After a brief introduction, participants will pair up and talk for two minutes about their business before they are on to the next person. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Novecento, 430 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $5. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
STATE OF SCHOOLS
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks at Chamber South's general membership breakfast. 7:15-9 a.m. Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd., Kendall. $20 members. $30 nonmembers. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts its trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $45-$55. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a kickoff breakfast for its Chamber Olympics 2010 spring campaign. 8 a.m. registration. 8:30-10 a.m. breakfast and program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 577-5486 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly networking luncheon. Speakers John H. Copeland III, chairman of the Public Health Trust, and Dr. Eneida Roldan, president and CEO of Jackson Health System, are to discuss "Why Jackson Health System is Vital to the Wellbeing of South Florida." 11:15 a.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122 Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: www.westkendallbusiness.com.
Lawrence Blum, managing partner of accounting and business advisory firm MarcumRachlin, shares his strategies for success and discusses "Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success." Thee vent is part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bright Out of the Book" lunch-and-learn series which highlights area CEOs, their strategies for success and a book that helped them make it to the top. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30-$50. Details: (305) 577-5432 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its "Business Builders" networking program and luncheon for its downtown membership. 11:30 a.m. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.