VISION OF THE FUTURE
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a symposium on "The Making of a Modern City: How to Take Miami to the Next Level" featuring speakers from across the country discussing how they transformed their downtowns and how Miami can follow suit. Speakers include Joseph P. Riley, mayor of Charleston, SC; Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, PA, and an Urban Land Institute Senior Fellow; and Eugenie Birch, professor of urban research and education at the University of Pennsylvania. 7:45 a.m. registration. 8:15-10:30 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $45-$60. Details: www.miamichamber.com.
Schmooze with beach businessmen and women at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly networker. Sip cocktails, sample hors d'oeuvres and make new connections. 6-8 p.m. Bar 721, 721 Lincoln Lane North, Miami Beach. $10-$15. Details: email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an awards luncheon for the TOP 100 Minority Business Awards. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75-$750. Details: (305) 577-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce presents the AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year awards, which honor Miami-Dade's outstanding businesswomen, at a luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $50-$600. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgablescchamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an informative discussion on where and how nonprofits and other groups can securely store donor data. Topics to be covered include understanding the risks of storing data internally, cost-effective ways to demonstrate that donors' information will be protected and building an audit-ready organization to pass security reviews smoothly. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $20-$30. Details: (305) 577-5451 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Learn how to "Master the Selling Process" at a training seminar of that name hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Topics include how to pull together a logical, repeatable sales process and help customizing sales presentations. 8-10 a.m. Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., fifth floor, Coral Gables. $30-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST
Frank Nero, president and CEO of The Beacon Council, speaks at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's "Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast." 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., ballroom, Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
BUILDING YOUR NETWORK
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Barry Johnson talks to prospective members about what the chamber has to offer over breakfast. 8-9:45 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.
ON THE EASTSIDE
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds a networking luncheon for its upper eastside/midtown membership. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Soyka, 5556 NE Fourth Court, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Business Leaders Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott, 1633 N Bayshore Drive, Miami. Details: (305) 751-8648 or m-dcc.org.
Chamber South hosts its Business After Hours Card Exchange. 5:30-7 p.m. Fun Club, 6710 SW 80th St., Kendall. Free. RSVP required. $50-$550. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking reception in honor of Women's History Month, during which the seventh annual Women of Leadership Awards will be presented. Appetizers and drinks will be served. 5:30-7:30 p.m. TD Bank, 2401 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free for members. $15 nonmembers. Details: www.sflhcc.com