The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts its inaugural "Better Beach Awards," honoring the Miami Beach real estate community. Recently deceased real estate visionary Tony Goldman is celebrated with a series of awards in his name, and Teresa King Kinney, CEO of Miami Association of Realtors receives the "Progressive Industry Leadership Award.' 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Loews Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $45 Pillar members. $55 chamber members. $65 others. $650 table sponsors. Details: (305) 674-1300 or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts panel "Domestic and Foreign Influences on Latin America's Democracies and Market Economies," featuring Bruce M. Bagley, professor and chair, department of international relations, UM; Roberto Bouzas, visiting fellow, center for hemispheric policy, UM; and Richard Feinberg, professor, graduate school of international relations and pacific studies, University of California, San Diego. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-10 a.m. program. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Hall of Ambassadors, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students with ID. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu/chp.
The Latin Builders Association holds a March luncheon with Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Noon-1 p.m. cocktail hour. 1 p.m. luncheon. InterContinental Doral, 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral. $55 members. $70 others. Details: (305) 446-5989 or www.lbaorg.com.
STATE OF COMMUNITY
The Miami Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts the second annual "State of Our Community" networking luncheon featuring four of Miami-Dade County's mayors: Matti Herrera Bower of Miami Beach, James Cason of Coral Gables, Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County and Tomás Regalado of Miami. Also featured are Equality Florida, SAVE Dade and a One Community One Goal update. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hilton Downtown Miami, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50 members. $65 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gaybizmiami.com.
The Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami hosts a dinner meeting and workshop featuring "Attorney's Role/Charitable Estate Plans," by Louis Nostro, chairman of the trusts and estates practice group for Shutts & Bowen; and a presentation on "My Favorite Estate Planning Ideas," by Bruce Stone, shareholder, Goldman Felcoski & Stone. 5:30-6:30 p.m. workshop. 6:30-8:15 p.m. dinner and presentations. Bankers Club, Two S Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free for members. $65 others. Details: email@example.com or www.epcmiami.org.
The Healthcare Symposium offers discussion about the Affordable Care Act and the high-impact policies with implications for cost and business operations. Includes presentations by Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Paul Duncan, University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professions; and Arthur S. Agatston, MD, and The South Beach Diet author. 8 a.m.-noon. opening session, breakfast and panel discussions. Noon-1:30 p.m. luncheon and keynote addresses. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. $75 luncheon and keynote. $175 full program. Details: (305) 577-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Speed Biz Breakfast networking event offers business professionals and owners to meet. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10 a.m. networking. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5467 or email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce holds the "AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year" awards luncheon featuring corporate, entrepreneur, philanthropic, nonprofit and restaurateur awards for women professionals. 11:30 a.m. Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N Greenway Drive, Coral Gables. $60. $600 table of 10. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies holds a seminar and luncheon "Resolving International Disputes," featuring the honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, United States Congress. 8:30-9 registration and breakfast. 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. panel. Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies Casa Bacardi/University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $20. RSVP required. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www.miami.edu/iccas.
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosts their first trade committee meeting of 2013. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Espirito Santo Bank, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a 2013 Candidate Forum featuring mayoral candidates Rafael Cabrera and James C. Cason. 6 p.m. University of Miami Field House, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. Free with registration. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts "Good Morning Coral Gables," featuring Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. 7:30 a.m. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $20 chamber members. $30 on site. $40 others. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.coralgableschamber.org.