Calendar Of Events Business
Written by Miami Today on October 7, 2010
The MEDWeek 2010 28th Annual Minority Business Conference and Diversity Expo convenes. Features include matchmaking for buyers and vendors, business development seminars and plenty of networking opportunities. Ends Oct. 8. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $75 for two-day admission. Details: (305) 576-7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.medweekfl.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.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its general membership luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. Chop House Miami, 300 S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45 members. $60 others. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a "Salute to Miami’s Leaders" award ceremony. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75-$750. Details: (305) 577-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts its 19th Annual Sports Hall of Champions event honoring sports legends in the community. This year’s honorees are Zach Thomas, former Miami Dolphins linebacker; Jim "Mad Dog" Mandich, former Dolphins tight end and radio broadcaster; Jim McLean, owner of Jim McLean Golf Schools and Skip Bertman, a former University of Miami outfielder, catcher and coach and Miami Beach High School head coach. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75 per person. $750 table of ten. Details: (305) 577-5451 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Chamber South holds its monthly networking luncheon. 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami. $25-$45. Details: (305) 661-1621 or www.chambersouth.com.
US Sen. George LeMieux discusses the Small Business Lending Fund Act at a town hall meeting hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. 8-9:30 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The British American Business Council holds its September Boardroom Breakfast with Jeremy Barnes, principal with Ernst & Young, discussing "The Capital Agenda in a Time of Changing Business" on "managing capital in a world of investment uncertainty and shifting global economic realities." 8-9:30 a.m. Barclays Capital, 1111 Brickell Ave., 12th floor, Miami. $10 members. $20 others. Details: (305) 781-5177 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.babcmiami.com.
The West Kendall Business Association holds its Fifth Annual Business Expo. Last year, more than 110 exhibitors participated and 1,200 attended. 2-8 p.m. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. Details: (305) 386-4030 or email@example.com or www.westkendallbusiness.com.