Frank Nero, president and CEO of the Beacon Council, speaks on "How Economic Development in Miami-Dade County Benefits West Kendall" at the West Kendall Business Association's Monthly Networking Luncheon. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Noon program and luncheon. Grand Salon at Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104th St. $25-$45. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a State of Florida Legislative Roundup. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Becker & Poliakoff, 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th floor, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Miami holds an event on the art of storytelling and how it can get your message across, resonate with potential donors and prompt a response. Bring your own lunch. Noon-2 p.m. United Way of Miami Dade Ansin Building, 3250 SW Third Ave., Conference Room A, Miami. $10 members. $25 others. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a panel on accessing credit and financing in tough times. Panelists include Rafael A. Diaz-Balart, business development officer for Factor Group; Sharyn H. Koenig, regional director of the Southeast Regional Export Finance Center Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; and Abby Martinez, vice president, trade sales specialist with Citibank. 8-10:15 a.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $40. Details: (305) 577-5477 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce holds a new and prospective member introduction. Learn about the organization and network with chamber staff and members. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Free. RSVP encouraged. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors Osvaldo N. Soto, chairman of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination, at its 17th annual installation luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $75-$90. Details: (305) 534-1903.
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Bernardo Hees, CEO of Burger King Corp., speaks about the Burger King acquisition and turnaround plans at this Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida luncheon. Noon-2 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $50 members. $65 others. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Goals Conference. Ends June 3. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Details: (305) 350-7700 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
As part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Goals Conference 2011, panelists discuss how freight and cargo affect the area economy at a luncheon. The speakers are Husein Cumber, executive vice president of corporate development for Florida East Coast Railway; Miguel Southwell, deputy director of business development at Miami International Airport; and Bill Johnson, director of the Port of Miami. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $75-$100. Included in goals conference packages. Details: (305) 350-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.