Calendar Of Events Business
Written by Miami Today on September 30, 2010
PERFECT YOUR PITCH
Learn how to make a great first impression for your company and get crucial messages across at this Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Institute event. Melissa Krinzman, senior entrepreneurial fellow and managing director of Venture Architects, is to discuss "Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch." 8-10 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Advanced registration free. On site, $10 for students, $20 for members and $30 others. Details: (305) 577-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Law Firm EpsteinBeckerGreen holds a two-part seminar series on employment verification issues for employers, including Form I-9 (session one) and E-Verify training (session two). Led by immigration attorney Hector A. Chichoni. Session two is on Oct. 21. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami City Club, 200 S Biscayne Blvd., 55th floor, Miami. $40 in advance for both sessions or $25 per session. Fee includes breakfast, parking and training materials. Details: (305) 579-3200 or email@example.com.
Alexandra Villoch, senior vice president of advertising and marketing for Miami Herald Media Co., speaks about "How to Use Media Today to Drive Business Your Way" at the West Kendall Business Association’s monthly networking luncheon. 11:15 a.m. registration. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25 members and $35 others in advance. $35 members and $45 others on site. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business Builders Luncheon for downtown membership. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. networking and luncheon. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gogaymiami.com.
Chamber South holds its Business After Hours networking event. 5:30-7 p.m. City National Bank, 11675 S Dixie Highway, Pinecrest. Free. Details: www.chambersouth.com.
HYPE Miami, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group, holds a networking event. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. networking reception. The Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $20 members and $30 others in advance. $30 on site. Details: (305) 577-5444 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds a workshop for the University of Miami Launch Pad’s Second Annual Elevator Pitch Competition. Learn how to sell your company in seconds. 8-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-1300 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
US and international business organizations partner to host a Florida-Spain conference on high-speed rail. Highlights include discussion on the ways to get high-speed rail up and running, Spain’s experience with high-speed rail and business match making with Spanish companies looking for partners in the US rail-transportation industry. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. conference. 2-4 p.m. business appointments. Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell Key. Free. Registration deadline Sept. 30. Details: (305) 577-5471 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com
Miami Lakes Town Manager Alex Rey speaks at the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon. 11:30 a.m. networking. Noon luncheon. Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club, 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes. $25-$35. Details: (305) 556-2212 or email@example.com or www.miamilakeschamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its October Trustee Luncheon. David Lawrence Jr., president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and co-chair of The Children’s Movement of Florida, speaks about "Building a Children’s Movement: The Wisest Investment Florida Could Make." 11:45 a.m. registration. Noon luncheon and program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island. $55-$75. Details: (305) 577-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida holds a roundtable discussion on "The Aftermath — Brazilian Election Scenario and its Impact on Bilateral Business." Speakers are Paulo Sotero, Brazil Institute director at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Dr. Alexandre Barros, president of Early Warning; Paulo Leme, managing director of emerging markets research for Goldman Sachs and Dr. Jerry Haar, associate dean for international programs at Florida International University. Noon-2 p.m. Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45 members. $65 others. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds its "Wind Down Wednesday" networking event. 5:30 p.m. Talavera Cocina Mexicana, 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
Zhang Yesui, China’s ambassador to the US, gives the keynote presentation at this Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Chinese business and expanding opportunities for South Florida companies. Includes an overview of China’s business climate and executives with on-the-ground experience in China discussing investment opportunities. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $40-$110. Details: (305) 577-5445 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.