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Calendar Of Events Business

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Written by on May 20, 2010

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Thursday 5/20

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.

MEMBERS’ MEET-UP

   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 mdglcc@bellsouth.net 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 tvalenzuela@miamichamber.com or www.miamichamber.com.

AFTER HOURS

   Chamber South hosts its Business After Hours networker during Medi-Weightloss Clinics’ grand opening. 5:30-7 p.m. Medi-Weightloss Clinics, 8299 S Dixie Highway, South Miami. Free. Details: (305) 661-1621 or info@chambersouth.com or www.chambersouth.com.

Friday 5/21

ALL ABOARD

   The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leadership Council presents a panel discussion on Tourism Matters" aboard the Norwegian Sky. Panelists include Steven Haas, creator of Miami Spice; Bill Anderson, director of planning and research for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Camille Olivere, vice president of sales for Norwegian Cruise Line. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Norwegian Sky ship at the Port of Miami, 2020 Port Blvd., Miami. $30. Details: (305) 695-6832 or Maggie@miamibeachchamber.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.

CLOCK CONTROL

   Chamber South hosts an ActionCOACH Time Management Workshop. Lunch is included. 11:45 a.m. Chamber South, 6410 SW 80th St., South Miami. $30. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-1621 or info@chambersouth.com or www.chambersouth.com.

DOWN TO BUSINESS

   The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds an informational event on running "a leaner and meaner nonprofit." Speakers include Francisco Guia, retirement planning specialist and divisional vice president of AXA Advisors; Scott D. Segal, an employee benefits attorney; and Karin Vickers, tax director with Moore Stephens Lovelace. 11:30 a.m. registration Noon-1:30 p.m. lunch and program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 577-5451 or jsanchez@miamichamber.com or www.miamichamber.com.

LATIN BUILDERS LUNCHEON

   The Latin Builders Association holds its monthly luncheon, featuring Bill McCollum, state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate. Noon. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $65-$90. Details: (305) 446-5989 or mnavarro@lbaorg.com.

Tuesday 5/25

PORT TALKS

   The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida holds a luncheon at the Port of Miami with speaker Bill Johnson, port director. Learn about the deepening of the Miami harbor and channel to accommodate larger ships that are to arrive after the widening of the Panama Canal, current port statistics and potential synergies between the Port of Miami and the Porto de Santos in Brazil. Noon-2 p.m. Cruise Terminal E at the Port of Miami, 2020 Port Blvd., Miami. Members free, others $40. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.

FOSTERING INVESTMENT

   The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a conference on "Accessing Procurement Opportunities and Fostering Investment in Haiti. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5445 or lventura@miamichamber.com or www.miamichamber.com.

Wednesday 5/26

MEMBERS’ MEET UP

   Chamber South holds its general membership breakfast with speaker Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, CEO of the US Naval Institute. 7:30 a.m. Miami Marriott Dadeland, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd., Kendall. $20-$35. RSVP required. Details: (305) 661-1621 or info@chambersouth.com or www.chambersouth.com.

MARKETING MIAMI

   William D. Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, talks tourism at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. Westin Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $45-$55. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.

DISCUSSING DIVERSITY

   The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable. Participants include Beatrice Louissaint, president of the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council; Dr. Edna Chun, vice president for human resources and equity at Broward College; and Richard Macedonia, CEO emeritus of the Sodexo. 8-11 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 577-5451 or jsanchez@miamichamber.com or www.miamichamber.com.

Thursday 5/27

ECO EXPO

   The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts an Eco Expo Luncheon and table-top exhibition. Speakers include Maribel Balbin, sustainability program manager for water resources in the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability; Leisha John, Americas director for environmental sustainability for Ernst & Young; and John Nix, a senior engineer with Florida Power & Light Co. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $45-$55. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.

KENDALL CAMPUS

   The West Kendall Business Association holds its monthly networking luncheon featuring Dr. Armando Ferrer, president of Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus, speaking about "Miami Dade College’s Impact on the Community." 11:15 a.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 238-9966 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.

BOOK SMARTS

   Andrew P. Yap, president of LEASA Industries Co., shares a book that has influenced his business strategies: John P. Kotter’s "A Sense of Urgency." LEASA is a family-owned and operated tofu, hydroponic sprout and fresh vegetable operation that is one of the largest producers of healthy-food products in the Southeast. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30-$50. Details: (305) 577-5432 or cpereira@miamichamber.com or www.miamichamber.com.

BY THE BAY

   The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking 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 mdglcc@bellsouth.net or www.gogaymiami.com.

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