Calendar Of Events Business
Written by Miami Today on May 13, 2010
Area businessmen and women are invited to one-on-one meetings with members of a trade delegation from Medellín, Colombia, representing apparel, food products and other industries. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Free Zone, 2305 NW 107th Ave., Doral. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 375-3885 or email@example.com.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts its Excellence Award ceremony honoring Allen J. Brenteson, corporate vice president for Baptist Health South Florida’s International Division. 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove. $175-$10,000. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Real Estate Women Miami and the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida host a Commercial Real Estate Outlook Luncheon. Panelists include Michael Fay, president of Colliers International in Coral Gables, W. Allen Morris, chairman of The Allen Morris Co., and Monette Klein O’Brady of Prime Site. Moderated by Michael Lewis, editor and publisher of Miami Today. 11:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $45-$55. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
MEET THE MOVIES
Representatives from Paragon Entertainment, responsible for the takeover and $4 million upgrade of the movie theater at CocoWalk, speak at the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. Sonesta Bayfront Hotel, 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 444-7270 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.coconutgrovechamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosts its 20th Annual Golf Classic. 7 a.m. Country Club of Miami, 6801 Miami Gardens Drive, Miami Gardens. $250. Details: (305) 751-8648 or www.m-dcc.org.
Make professional British contacts at a networker hosted by the Florida Association of British Business (FABB). 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or email@example.com or www.britishflorida.com.
WORLD TRADE WEEK
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a World Trade Week Kick-Off Breakfast featuring economist J. Antonio Villamil discussing "Best Markets in the Americas" and Neal Asbury, CEO of the Legacy Company, speaking on "Keys to Successful Selling in the Americas." 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30 in advance. $40 at the door. Details: (305) 577-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
LADIES WHO LUNCH
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its Women’s Business Network Luncheon. Speaker Dr. Seema Pissaris, assistant professor of management at Barry University, is to speak on "The Economic Outlook and the Role of Women, Entrepreneurship and Innovation." 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $35-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The British American Business Council hosts its May Boardroom Breakfast featuring Dr. Nicol C. Rae, a professor of politics and international relations at Florida International University, speaking on "The British Parliamentary Election and its Potential Impact for Transatlantic Relations — Why the UK General Election Matters to the US and South Florida." 8-9:30 a.m. 1221 Brickell Ave., 16th floor, Miami. $10 members. $20 nonmembers. Details: (305) 302-0157 or email@example.com or www.babcmiami.com.
The Builders Association of South Florida hosts a Commercial Builders Council breakfast on "Resurrecting Fractured Deals and Distressed Properties." Panelist include Michael Y. Cannon, managing director of South Florida Integra Realty Resources; Marianna Perez, senior vice president of lending for City National Bank; and Michael Fay, president of Colliers International in Coral Gables. Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd, 55th floor, Miami. $50 members. $100 nonmembers. Details: (305) 556-6300 or www.basfonline.org.
GOOD MORNING, GABLES
Florida International University Head Football Coach Mario Cristobal speaks at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Business Builders Luncheon for upper eastside and midtown members. Noon-1 p.m. Soyka, 5556 NE Fourth Court, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 573-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
HEALTH CARE HEROES
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its Health Care Heroes awards luncheon. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon awards luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $75-$750. Details: (305) 577-5491 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.