Events for August 2015
Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
Aug 04   Ambassador Committee Meeting

Ambassadors are the spirit of the Chamber. As liaisons of our Chamber, their constant presence at all Chamber functions provides a professionally hospitable atmosphere as well as assists in establishing relationships among its membership.

Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
10100 Pines Blvd. 4th Floor
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 9:00 AM
Aug 05   Referral Connections
One of a kind networking group where you can establish relationships with Chamber Businesses building trust and confidence to give referrals

Our group members are your new sales force.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Jose Maria Vargas University
10131 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays
7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   For more information contact Alan Schneider 954-579-6585
Aug 05   Workforce Development Committee
Consists of members in the business community who are interested in and supportive of advancing our education and workforce development future in our region. 
 
  • Young Entrepreneurship Academy: The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students, ages 11 to 18, through the process of starting and running real businesses/social movements over the course of a full academic year.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
10100 Pines Boulevard, 4th Floor
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Contact:   Robert Goltz
Email:   robert@miramarpembrokepines.org
Date/Time Details:   First Wednesday of the month at 8:30AM
Fees/Admission:   Must be member to attend.
Aug 05   City of Pembroke Pines Commission Meeting
Commissions of the City of Pembroke Pines meet to review local issues. The Chamber's Business Highlight of the Month is introduced to the members of the City's government and the public in attendance.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ppines.com
Location:   Pembroke Pines Municipal Building 10100 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 6:30PM
Aug 05   City of Miramar Commission Meeting
Commission of the City of Miramar meet to review local issiues. The Chamber's Business Highligt of the Month is introduced to the members of the City's government and the public in attendence.
Date:   August 5, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us
Location:   Miramar City Hall 2300 CIvic Center Place Miramar, FL
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 7:00 PM
Aug 06   B2B Connections
B2B Connections aims to help local businesses grow and flourish by establishing professional relationships as responsible members of the (MPPRCC) Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce. We come together to cooperate and share resources and to build a united network.
 
Let B2B Connections assist you in reaching your competitive edge by broadening your network
 
  • Referrals
  • Relationships
  • Professionals 
  • Commerce
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Every Thursday at University of Phoenix
2400 SW 145th Ave Room 107
Miramar, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   Contact Patricia Garcia 
305-467-3020
PGarcia@rdsgi.com
 
Aug 06   Scholarship Committee Meeting
This program, which is a 501(c)(3) entity of the Chamber focuses on awarding scholarships to local high school graduates and grants to local elementary and middle schools.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:  
Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
10100 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 8:30 AM
Aug 06   Training: Continuous Improvement Culture
How small to midsize companies can benefit from implementing and launching a “Continuous Improvement Culture” within their organization.
 
Small/midsize companies are constantly challenged with managing cost, resources and capacity. If you are a start-up business or in operations for a few years, this training will cover the fundamentals of identifying the key components that will get your business into a controlled environment, implement processes and procedures to ensure effectiveness and build a culture to achieve efficiency.
 
You will gain a better understanding of what’s working and what’s not. You will learn what to look for in your existing processes and if it needs to be changed or tweaked. You will be able to look at your supply and demand and evaluate your existing capacity (space) for effective utilization and cost/profit assessment.
 
You will be able to implement small initiatives in a few days to yield changes within your business that will result in incremental improvements over a short time.
 
So bring your current operational challenges and learn how to perform some basic assessments and evaluations to engage your employees on creating a continuous improvement environment that will benefit the company as you grow – because we all know - Change is Constant….
 
Some components of this training:
 
Specialization:
  • Organizational Optimization and Efficiency (Small to midsize businesses)
  • Designing Centers of Excellence
  • Developing Leadership team in organizations
  • Business and Operational Process flow analysis
  • Profit / Cost Center assessment/evaluation
  • Implementing continuous improvement culture in organizations
  • Integrating Employee Improvement Programs for total optimization
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Barry University
15900 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, August 6, 2015
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 per/person Members Only
Aug 06   Evolution M.D. Ribbon Cutting
Evolution MD would like to cordially invite you to the Grand Opening celebration of our new surgical center. You will get exclusive access to our state of the art office, our O.R. rooms, recovery room, anesthesia equipment will be available for viewing and for the tour. 

 
Meet and Greet with all of our doctors and medical staff. Complimentary Refreshment and             hors d'oeuvres will be served for our VIP guests. Remember that space is limited so please RSVP Pat 954-367-7984.
 
Where & When 
Evolution MD
12709 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Fl, 33027
Thursday, August 6, 2015
4:00PM - 7:00PM Ceremony Begins at 4:30PM
RSVP Requested:954-367-7984 Pat  
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Aug 11   Membership Breakfast
The Chamber's Membership Breakfast is held monthly and has over 140 Chamber members and community leaders in attendance.  At each breakfast, business and community leaders attend to build relationships and strengthen their business networks.  This event keeps our members informed of current events and what is happening at the Chamber. 

At each breakfast you will hear:
  • Meet other members and develop relationships
  • Industry highlight from the sponsor of the breakfast
  • Introduction of some of the newest members of the Chamber
  • View exhibitors and demonstrations from some of our members
  • Information on current and upcoming events
  • Biz Tip  to assist your business grow and prosper
  • associates for enhanced networking opportunities.
Sponsoring a breakfast is one of the most coveted opportunities the Chamber has to offer. Having the opportunity to give away promotional items to each attendee, receive microphone time to promote your business, and program/speaker are all included in this enticing sponsorship package.  This main sponsorship is typically sold a year in advance, so if your interested get on the waiting list right away.

There are other sponsorship opportunities available on a monthly basis. All mentioned sponsorships must be confirmed by Samia Chevannes two weeks prior to the breakfast.  Space is limited and tends to sell out months in advance.
  • Tabletop Sponsors:  $50.00 and include 6ft table for display and two tickets to the event.
  • Power Point Slide Ad:  $20.00 per/month (3 month minimum)
  • Center Piece Ad:  $10.00 per/month (3 month minimum/60 cards)
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   S.W. Focal Point Center
301 NW 103rd Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL
33026
Contact:   Samia Chevannes
Email:   samia@miramarpembrokepines.org
Date/Time Details:   Start Time:  7:00AM - 9:00 AM
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 members/ $25.00 non-members
Save $10.00 when you register online before 4:00 PM the Monday before the event.
Aug 12   Referral Connections
One of a kind networking group where you can establish relationships with Chamber Businesses building trust and confidence to give referrals

Our group members are your new sales force.
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Jose Maria Vargas University
10131 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays
7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   For more information contact Alan Schneider 954-579-6585
Aug 12   Grand Opening of Crickets Miramar
At Cricket Wireless, we're on a mission: to make customers like you satisfied with your cell phone service like never before - giving you wireless to smile about. How do we do that? By bringing together affordable priced cell phone plans and a high-quality, reliable network. 

If you're considering getting a no contract cell phone and plan, here's more about what our company offers:
- A nationwide 4G LTE AT&T network that covers more than 300 million people.
- Cheap monthly plan prices, with taxes and fees included.

- A selection of the most popular smartphones from Samsung, iPhone, Nokia & more.
-Group Saving Plans starting at 5 Lines/$100!
 
Come celebrate and mingle with our Cricket Team at our Grand Opening ceremony on August 12th, 2015. All members can take pleasure in music and promotional giveaways. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. We look forward to seeing everyone! Don't forget to RSVP below!
 
Where & When 
Cricket Miramar 
(Next to Dunkin Donuts) 
2600 S. University Dr.
Miramar, FL 33025 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time: 1:30PM Ceremony will begin at 2:00PM 
RSVP Requested:  (754) 400-7146
RSVP Requested: nabilissa1227@gmail.com

 
Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Aug 13   B2B Connections
B2B Connections aims to help local businesses grow and flourish by establishing professional relationships as responsible members of the (MPPRCC) Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce. We come together to cooperate and share resources and to build a united network.
 
Let B2B Connections assist you in reaching your competitive edge by broadening your network
 
  • Referrals
  • Relationships
  • Professionals 
  • Commerce
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Every Thursday at University of Phoenix
2400 SW 145th Ave Room 107
Miramar, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   Contact Patricia Garcia 
305-467-3020
PGarcia@rdsgi.com
 
Aug 13   Lunch and Learn Series: "Email Marketing Secrets to Attract, Capture and Retain clients leveraging Social Media"
Are you frustrated because your business has been on all social media for several years, but it seems that very few people recognize your company name and much less what your services and products are?

You thought that when you started investing an hour a day on social media prospective customers would call or email you?

But that is not the case!

Now you wonder if you can better leverage the investment of your time to get some type of Return-On-Investment.

Where do you go from there?

This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

You will learn the secrets of leveraging each social media channel with Constant Contact Email Marketing for greater results.

You’ll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working.

This session is best suited for business  owners who have been using social media for over 1 year and who have begun to use social media for business but are ready to learn how to get leads and get more brand visibility.

 
 
 
Evie Hernandez, CEO - XoomIM, LLC

Certified Constant Contact Area Local Expert
The Lunch and Learn Series is a monthly workshop conducted by local business experts, Chamber board members and associates of our Chamber partners. The workshops feature a wide variety of topics that are helpful for anyone involved with a business, from owners and managers to entry-level employees.

Held monthly attendees will hear about specific topics of interest like:  finance, customer service, social media and many more areas of interest.  As the topics and presenters are set information on the presentation will be loaded onto the website.
Date:   August 13, 2015
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   The Youth Enrichment Center
7000 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
Date/Time Details:   Second Thursday of the month.
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Lunch  will be provided.
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 for members / $20.00 for non-members.
Space is limited and registration is required by 9:00AM the morning of the event.
Aug 14   Women in Business Committee Meeting
This committee organizes three business networking luncheons annually, which feature inspiring women speakers, providing a professional atmosphere for men and women alike.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   Second Cup Cafe 11045 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 8:30 AM
Aug 18   Healthcare Committee
Healthcare: This committee works to implement projects that partner the business community and healthcare institutions and programs together.  It also is tasked with bringing the healthcare professionals in our region together to build resources and relationships.
 
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   3rd Floor Conf Room
Date/Time Details:   3rd Tuesday of the Month
9AM - 10AM
Fees/Admission:   Must be in the health industry to participate
Aug 18   Never Eat Lunch Alone Chamber Luncheon (Sold out)
Join us for lunch and network while enjoying a great meal.  The concept is from author Keith Ferrazi and his book "Never Eat Alone."  Each month the Chamber will hold these lunch meetings for ten members that register on a first come first serve basis..    You will be responsible to pay for your own lunch at the restaurant, and yes you must order lunch.  During the lunch, participants will be able to network and also ask questions about how the Chamber can be of assistance to your individual business.  The goal is to help you our member build stronger relationships with others.

This is an opportunity to meet other business people in a way that is different from any networking opportunity you may have experienced. Instead of focusing on collecting and passing out cards, it's about connecting with other business people in a relaxed setting, and forging professional relationships in a personal way.

If you register and do not show up to the luncheon.  You will not be able to register for upcoming "Never Eat Lunch Alone" Lunches for three months.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill
15500 SW 29th Street
Miramar, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   Third Tuesday of the Month
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE and Open to Chamber Members Only!
Aug 19   Referral Connections
One of a kind networking group where you can establish relationships with Chamber Businesses building trust and confidence to give referrals

Our group members are your new sales force.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Jose Maria Vargas University
10131 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays
7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   For more information contact Alan Schneider 954-579-6585
Aug 19   Sip & Taste Committee Meeting
As the signature event of the chamber and community this annual ?wine and food tasting? event, features local culinary vendors, entertainment, art, demonstrations, and more.  The ?Sip and Taste? is a first class evening out for the regional area and grows in attendance every year.  
 
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Website:   http://www.miramarpembrokepines.org/meetings-events/sip-wine-taste-heaven
Location:   NexPub Printing
3820 Executive Way
Miramar, FL 33025
Contact:   Robert Goltz
Email:   robert@miramarpembrokepines.org
Date/Time Details:   Third Wednesday of every month at 8:30AM
Fees/Admission:   Must be a member to attend.
Aug 19   City of Pembroke Pines Commission Meeting
Commissions of the City of Pembroke Pines meet to review local issues. The Chamber's Business Highlight of the Month is introduced to the members of the City's government and the public in attendance.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ppines.com
Location:   Pembroke Pines Municipal Building 10100 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 6:30PM
Aug 19   City of Miramar Commission Meeting
Commissions of the City of Miramar meet to review local issues. The Chamber's Business Highlight of the Month is introduced to the members of the City's government and the public in attendance.
Date:   August 19, 2015
Time:   07:00 PM
Website:   http://ci.miramar.fl.us
Location:   Miramar Town Center 2300 Civic Center Place Miramar, FL 33025
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 7PM
Aug 20   B2B Connections
B2B Connections aims to help local businesses grow and flourish by establishing professional relationships as responsible members of the (MPPRCC) Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce. We come together to cooperate and share resources and to build a united network.
 
Let B2B Connections assist you in reaching your competitive edge by broadening your network
 
  • Referrals
  • Relationships
  • Professionals 
  • Commerce
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Every Thursday at University of Phoenix
2400 SW 145th Ave Room 107
Miramar, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   Contact Patricia Garcia 
305-467-3020
PGarcia@rdsgi.com
 
Aug 20   Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Building the business agenda begins with you - create the voice of business.
Date:   August 20, 2015
Time:   08:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Chamber Office 10100 Pines Blvd. 4th FL Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Start Time: 8:15 AM
Aug 21   Market Your Business Training Session
Learn how to utilize the Chamber to promote your business, build your credibility and provide you a return on your Chamber membership.

This training will assist you in utilizing the complimentary tools available through our database to promote your organization and increase your search engine optimization.  Learn how to post ?Hot Deals? and ?Member to Member? discounts, Job Postings, Press Releases and Events to the Chamber website calendar and our Facebook page.

Learn about the sponsorship/advertising opportunities available to you through the organization.  Whether you are looking to reach the general market or a specific niche market the Chamber may have exactly what you?re looking for. 

The Chamber also allows our members to show their expertise by providing content to our blog, build leadership skills and being a part of our speaker?s bureau.  How to take part in all these opportunities will be covered.  Come out and learn how the Chamber can market your business to the business community by utilizing your Chamber membership.
 
Date:   August 21, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   Keiser University Pembroke Pines Campus
1640 SW 145th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   Friday, August 21, 2015
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Fees/Admission:   Free - Members Only
RSVP Required
Aug 25   Membership Orientation
Make your Chamber Membership Work for You!
We encourage our Chamber members and prospective members to attend one of our monthly Member Orientation meetings.  This is your opportunity to meet the Chamber staff, introduce your business, and familiarize yourself with the variety of benefits we offer and get connected!
At each orientation, Chamber staff gives an informal presentation covering all you need to know to start making your Chamber membership work for you.  Topics covered include:
  • Networking Events
  • Special Events
  • Marketing Services
  • Direct Savings
  • Programs
  • Committees
  • Communications
Also in attendance at the meeting are the Chamber Ambassadors and other program leaders. They can answer any question or provide guidance.  The Member Orientation is a great way to start your Chamber connection.
 
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Location:  

Pembroke Pines Municipal Building
10100 Pines Boulevard, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 

Contact:   Samia Chevannes 954-432-9808
Email:   samia@miramarpembrokepines.org
Date/Time Details:  
Last Tuesday of the month
8:30AM - 9:45AM
Fees/Admission:   Free and open to members and non-members.
Aug 26   Referral Connections
One of a kind networking group where you can establish relationships with Chamber Businesses building trust and confidence to give referrals

Our group members are your new sales force.
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Jose Maria Vargas University
10131 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Date/Time Details:   Wednesdays
7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   For more information contact Alan Schneider 954-579-6585
Aug 26   Chamber for Good/NonProfit Committee
This council convenes nonprofit members to share best practices, network, and give input on Chamber programs and services geared to nonprofit members
Date:   August 26, 2015
Time:   08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:   Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce
10100 Pines Boulevard, 4th Floor
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Contact:   Robert Goltz
Email:   robert@miramarpembrokepines.org
Date/Time Details:   Fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:30AM
Aug 27   B2B Connections
B2B Connections aims to help local businesses grow and flourish by establishing professional relationships as responsible members of the (MPPRCC) Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce. We come together to cooperate and share resources and to build a united network.
 
Let B2B Connections assist you in reaching your competitive edge by broadening your network
 
  • Referrals
  • Relationships
  • Professionals 
  • Commerce
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Every Thursday at University of Phoenix
2400 SW 145th Ave Room 107
Miramar, FL 33027
Date/Time Details:   7:45AM - 9:00AM
Fees/Admission:   Contact Patricia Garcia 
305-467-3020
PGarcia@rdsgi.com
 
Aug 27   Net@Nite (Networking at Night): Sponsored by America's Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Net@Nite is our monthly evening networking event where you can eat, drink, and mingle with other business professionals while promoting your business.  In addition to being a great way to make connections with other local businesses, it’s also a lot of fun!

Why should you come to Net@Nite?

This is a quick and easy way to make connections with other business leaders in the area, get the word out about your business and discover ways you can work together and grow your businesses. 
Net@Nite is specifically designed to fit the needs of those Chamber members who can’t get away from their offices or businesses during regular working hours and attend our other events. It’s a great opportunity to include your staff and spouses in the promotion of your business and to get to know other Chamber members.
Date:   August 27, 2015
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:  
When & Where
PDQ Restaurant
11211 Pines Blvd 
Pembroke Pines FL 33026
Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:30PM - 7:00PM
 
Date/Time Details:   5:30PM - 7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   $5 Members - $10 Non-Members Online
$10 Members - $20 Non-Members at the Door

Non-members can only attend two Net@Nites per/year.