The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce continues its "Women's Empowerment Luncheon" series with Vicki Brail speaking on "Female Role Models for the 21st century." 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-2 p.m. luncheon. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $35 for members. $45 others. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Florida Association of British Business holds a networking event. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The News Lounge, 5580 NE Fourth Court, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 371-9340 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.britishflorida.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Business Innovation Institute hosts "Developing a Culture of Innovation," a lunch and learn series highlighting South Florida's top executives. Local businesses meet top management and learn best practices to face issues in today's economy. Speakers include Gioria Israel, senior vice president port and destination development, Carnival Corp.; Heather J. Rohan, CEO Aventura Hospital and Medical Center; and Beth Morgan, senior vice president operational compliance and community service for Terremark. 11:30 a.m. registration and networking. Noon-1:30 p.m. program and lunch. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Advance registration is $30 for members and $40 others. $50 on-site. Details: (305) 577-5432 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts "Get on Board: Getting Business and Career Results through Board Membership," a panel on how and why nonprofit board membership is beneficial for businesses. Speed networkers include Vince Carrodeguas, partner with Goldstein Schechter Koch; Carolyn Donaldson, president of CMS Global and Tone Miami; Kelly McKinnon, executive director of Pigeon Key Foundation; and Alex Rodriguez-Roig, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. 5:30-7:30 programs, networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd floor, Miami. Advance registration is $15 for nonprofit members, $20 for-profit members and $30 others. $30 on-site. Details: (305) 577-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
Chamber South holds a general membership breakfast: not-for-profit tabletop expo networking event featuring author Rusty McClure and sponsored by Jackson Health System. 7:30-9 a.m. Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd., Kendall. $25 for members. $35 others. Details: (305) 661-1621 or email@example.com or www.chambersouth.com.
2011 SUSTAINABLE AWARDS
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2011 Sustainable South Florida Awards Best in Green, announcing finalists for the third annual awards including individuals, groups and organizations that have been exemplary leaders in sustainable practices. Finalists include Carlisle Development Group, UM Life Science and Technology Park, The 600 Brickell Team, Clifton South Beach Hotel, DecoBike, TRANE, Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability, Miami River Commission, Youth Lead Miami, Citizens Independent Transportation Trust, Zoo Miami and The Palms Hotel & Spa. Individual finalists include Ralph Avallone, Green Energy Council; Michael Gongora, Miami Beach commissioner; and Greg Hamra, Everblue Training Institute. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1:30 p.m. program. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, treetop ballroom, Watson Island. Advanced registration is $55 for members and $65 others. $75 on-site. Details: (305) 577-5462 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts its chamber spotlight mixer for attendees to mingle and network. Free bowling, pool table, games and music. Complimentary food items and open bar. 7-10 p.m. Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, others $10. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.