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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
ON THE GREEN
Chamber South hosts its 19th annual Military Affairs Committee Golf Tournament. 8 a.m. Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, 6401 Kendale Lakes Drive, Miami. $200. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a breakfast meeting. Topics include port dredging, high-speed rail and open-road tolling. 8-10 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $30-$50. Details: (305) 350-7700 or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast for new and prospective members. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 695-6829 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Miami holds its annual Women of ALPFA event, a dinner and panel discussion on "Getting Noticed and Making the Right Connections: Tools for the Current Market" Panelists include Teresita Chavez Pedrosa, partner at Adorno & Yoss; Maria Del Busto, global chief human resources officer and vice president at Royal Caribbean Cruises; and Susan Solano, senior vice president of consumer marketing at Telemundo. 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $10-$40. RSVP requested. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.alpfamiami.org.
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy holds a conference on Venezuela. Speakers are to address Venezuela's economic and energy forecasts, political and business scenarios and the country's foreign policy. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $100. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu/chp.
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS
The Technological and Development Authority and University of Miami's Launch Pad host a workshop on preparing proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs. More than $2 billion in federal grants and dispersed every year through the programs. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. University of Miami Toppel Career Center Library, 1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $49. Cost includes lunch. Details: (321) 872-1050 ext. 107 or email@example.com or www.trda.org.