MEET THE MANAGER
Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess discusses area economic development at the West Kendall Business Association's monthly networking luncheon. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$40. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
Chuck Fallon, president of Burger King Corp. North America, discusses how he has found success and a book that has inspired him as part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's "Bright Out of the Book" series. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30-$50. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its George E. Merrick Award Dinner honoring a visionary leader for contributions to Coral Gables. This year's six finalists include Joseph Adler of GableStage, Jim Barker of International Finance Bank and Paula Brockway of Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables. 6 p.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $200-$2,000. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its 2010 Goals Conference. The day's events include a luncheon, goals-setting workshops, a media panel of experts and a poolside ending reception. 7:30 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $75-$375. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
WORLD CUP WATCH
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida meets to watch Brazil play Portugal in the World Cup. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brickell Irish Pub, 1451 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: www.brazilchamber.org.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its ninth annual Gala Awards celebration. 6:30 p.m. June 26. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $95-$1,500. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an event on business continuity plans and emergency preparedness. Speakers include Max Mayfield, WPLG's hurricane specialist; Kendall Peterson, vice president of Terremark; and Curtis S. Sommerhoff, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management. 8:30 a.m. registration. 9 a.m. program. 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.
A DONE DEAL
Commercial Real Estate Women - Miami presents a luncheon and panel on "Deals Getting Done in 2009/2010: Investment Transactions for the Not-So-Faint-Of-Heart." Panelists are Frank Zohn, principal of Ashlin Group; Arnaud Karsenti, managing principal of 13 Floor Investments; and Manny de Zarraga, executive managing director of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Four Seasons Brickell, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45 members. $55 nonmembers and walk ins. RSVP requested. Details: www.crewmiami.org.
Chamber South hosts the Greater South Dade Planning Conference, with County Manager George Burgess speaking at the event's breakfast about "Recession Governing: Tough Choices for Tough Times" and economist Dr. Tony Villamil, dean of St. Thomas University's School of Business, speaking during lunch about "The Economy, Opportunities and Challenges." 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay. $50. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
Kane & Co. presents a breakfast program on preparing for hurricane season from an information technology perspective. 7:30-9 a.m. Perricone's Marketplace & Café, 15 SE 10th St., Miami. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 789-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a networker connecting for-profit and nonprofit companies. 6-8 p.m. Waxy O'Connor's, 690 SW First Court, Miami. $15-$25. Details: (305) 577-5451 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.