YOUR BOTTOM LINE
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds a roundtable. Explore ways to expand your business and discuss how the chamber can help improve your bottom line. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Open to members. Details: (305) 674-1300 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Consular Corps Committee meets. 9-10 a.m. BB&T, 1200 Brickell Ave., 10th floor, Miami. Details: (305) 577-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, CEO and corporate chief academic officer of West Kendall Baptist Hospital, speaks about "Planting the Seeds of Quality Healthcare" at the West Kendall Business Association's monthly networking luncheon. 11:15 a.m. registration and networking. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$45. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business Builders Luncheon, networking program for downtown membership. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. networking and luncheon. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30 members. $40 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
HEALTH IN THE AMERICAS
The Americas Society/Council of the Americas holds a panel discussion on "How Business and Technology are Expanding Access to Health Care in the Americas." Includes a keynote address from Mexican Secretary of Health José Ángel Córdova Villalobos. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. $25-$40. Details: (305) 779-4816 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as-coa.org.
Atlantic|Pacific Management hosts an educational insurance seminar and breakfast for condominium board members and industry professionals. Topics include budgeting for 2011, legislative changes, methods of reducing premiums and understanding co-insurance. 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Crown at Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 438-7326 or email@example.com.
Femfessionals Miami Beach holds its October "Connection" Luncheon. This month's guest speaker, Michelle Maniaci, is to discuss "How to Make Energy Flow So You Prosper in Business and Other Areas of Your Life." Noon-2:30 p.m. STK Miami at the Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $40 members. $55 others. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.femfessionals.com.
The Miami Association of REALTORS presents its 17th Miami International Real Estate Congress. The four-day congress features speakers and presentations on reaching foreign buyers and assessing market strength, along with a broker-partnering event to connect US and international professionals. Ends Nov 2. Miami Beach Resort & Spa, 4833 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $199-$499. Details: www.2010miamicongress.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds a lunchtime roundtable on "Understanding the County's Transportation Vision." Panelists include City of Miami Assistant Manager Johnny Martinez, Javier Rodriguez, executive director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and Gus Pego, district six secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation. 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch. Noon program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 350-7700 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
FLATS OR STILETTOS?
The Organization of Women in International Trade holds its Ninth Annual International Business of the Year Awards Luncheon, themed "In the Heels of Growth — Is Your Company Running on Flats or 4-Inch Stilettos?" University of Miami President Dr. Donna E. Shalala will be the keynote speaker, discussing "The Timeless Nature of the International Business Woman." 11 a.m. registration. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. awards presentation and luncheon. InterContinental at Doral Miami, 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $50-$500. Details: www.owit-southflorida.org.
HEY NEW GUY!
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds an orientation and networking meeting 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 encouraged. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th surgeon general of the US, speaks at the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 16th Annual Sunshine Awards. Noon. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $65 members. $80 others. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 534-1903 or www.sflhcc.com.
US Sen. George S. LeMieux speaks about "What's Next for Florida: The Way Forward" at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's monthly trustee luncheon. 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 email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The National Hispana Leadership Institute holds its Executive Leadership Training Conference and Mujer Awards. Highlights include inspirational speakers, a nonprofit management institute and style branding for leaders with fashion expert Martín Llorens. Ends Nov. 5. Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $175-$375. Details: www.nhli.org.
Earn 3.5 CLE credits including 0.5 in ethics at this legal seminar on "Inadequate Security Litigation in Florida: Strategies and tactics in investigating, litigating and trying premises security cases." Includes complimentary breakfast, a discussion on case law and information on relevant statutes, codes and ordinances. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Leighton Law in the SunTrust building, One SE Third Ave., 19th floor, Miami. Free. Details: www.leightonlaw.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds the 2010 Diamond Awards. 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $50-$600. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a panel discussion on "The Ins and Outs of Nonprofit Board Membership." Learn how board membership can increase career visibility and give you access to valuable contacts. Panelists are Joseph L. Falk, a consultant with Akerman Senterfitt; Linda Schotthoefer, executive director of the Center on Nonprofit Effectiveness and Raul Valdes-Fauli, South Florida president of CNLBank. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 program. Blue Cross Blue Shield, 8400 NW 33rd St., Doral. $25-$35. Details: (305) 577-5451 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
CREW-Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) and The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade host a Cocktails, Community & Connections fundraiser. 6-8 p.m. 1450 Brickell Ave., Miami. RSVP requested. Details: www.crewmiami.org.