The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly networking luncheon featuring Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presents the HYPE Awards, which acknowledge innovation and achievement in area young professionals, at an awards luncheon and ceremony. 11 a.m. registration. Noon program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55-$550. Details: (305) 577-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Business Builders Luncheon for its downtown membership. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. luncheon and networking. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The University of Miami and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hold a complimentary networking reception including presentations on their approaches to diversity and inclusion. Speakers include Barbara Kahn, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration, and Tiffani Lee, chair of the chamber's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a partner at Holland & Knight. 6:30-8:30 p.m. University of Miami School of Business Administration, McLamore Executive Education Center, 5250 University Drive, third floor, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 577-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
BUSINESS KNOW HOW
Miami Dade College's School of Business offers free small business education seminars in Spanish and English. Topics include "Government Contracts and Other Sources of Public and Private Funding," "Marketing and Selling Techniques" and a QuickBooks workshop. Various dates and times through April 23. Details: (305) 237-7429 or email@example.com or www.mdc.edu/business/Small%20Business%20Education%20Program/index.htm.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its Be Smart Go Green Breakfast, featuring speaker Patrick Dilla, senior project manager for Rep Associates. 8 a.m. Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, 224 Catalonia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce holds the second event of its Business Empowerment Networking Series. 9:30 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $20 members. $30 nonmembers. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.mdcc.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber hosts a tabletop expo featuring area businesses such as Coconut Grove Bank, Intelligent Office and Global Risk Management. 6-8 p.m. The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $25 members with RSVP. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of Contemporary Art host a night of art and business, kicking off with the chamber's business showcase featuring more than 50 area businesses and service vendors. Stick around to peruse the museum's exhibits and catch a concert by the Max Ferber Trio. 5 p.m. showcase. 8 p.m. concert. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 891-7811 or www.mocanomi.org.
Alberto Dosal, president and CEO of Compuquip Technologies, talks about his ascent in the information technology world and John T. Molloy's "Dress for Success," a book that inspired his business tactics. Mr. Dosal started his business as a one-person financial services provider and has grown it into an IT company that supports more than 300 South Florida businesses. Part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bright Out of the Book" monthly lunch-and-learn series. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon lunch. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30-$50. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a free workshop to help area contractors and other stakeholders navigate the city's permitting process, including a question-and-answer segment with city officials. 2 p.m. Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or email@example.com or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds an international business forum. Panelists include Liz J. Reilly, director of the TradeRoots program at the US Chamber of Commerce, and Manny Mencia, senior vice president of Enterprise Florida. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $30-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
GERMAN GET TOGETHER
The German American Business Chamber of South Florida hosts a networking event. 6 p.m. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. No entrance fee. Details: (305) 371-4282 or www.gabc.us.