Chamber Council Programs

Education Council

Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Awards, sponsored by FPL
Educators from all nine Beach High feeder pattern schools are honored each year, with one teacher chosen as Educator of the Year. This event takes place in late April.

Career Shadowing Day
An annual event, generally held in the spring, is hosted by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Miami Beach in which members take Nautilus Middle and Beach High Students to shadow them for 1/2 a day at work. Breakfast and lunch is served.

Emerging Leadership Council

Meet & Greet
This monthly casual networker gives new members the opportunity to learn more about the Chamber, how to best maximize membership and create new relationships with our Council leaders.

Quickie Networkers
The networker is setup in a speed-dating style which consists of a quick introduction, after which the business professionals are put into pairs and given two minutes to talk about their business prior to moving to the next person. The networker gives members and guests the opportunity to meet thirty professionals in only one hour.

Lunch With An Expert
The luncheon aims to bring together like-minded individuals to network and gain insights from seasoned professionals from different industries within the community.

Champions of Business Panel Discussion
The Champions of Business Panel Discussion is an annual panel luncheon that is a forum for attendees to meet and learn from pillars of business from South Florida and beyond. Panelists have included Shareef Malnik, Owner of The Forge; Misha Gomez, Owner of Misha’s Cupcakes; Ricky Arriola, CEO of Inktel; Jill Hertzberg, Broker-Associate of The Jills, Coldwell Banker Real Estate; Barton G. Weiss, Owner of Barton G.; Peggy M. Hollander, Founder and Managing Partner of The Succession Group; Dr. Arthur Agatston, Founder of the South Beach Diet; Lisa Pliner, Creative Director of Donald Pliner Shoes; and Alan G. Randolph, Past MBCC Chair. This event is held in late July or early August.

Mentorship Program
The Emerging Leadership Council’s Mentor Program is an initiative to help the members of the council gain both business and personal growth from our community’s leaders. The mentor relationship will help the council members to better understand the principles of effective leadership and to develop themselves as future leaders and professionals in Miami Beach.

Law Council

Professional Social Dinner
The professional dinner aims to bring together like minded individuals to network and gain insights from legal professionals.

Real Estate Council

Real Estate Luncheon
Partnering with the Miami Association of Realtors, this event is open to individuals interested in learning about the upcoming news regarding the real estate market. Panelists are featured to explain their views on the market and provide insightful information for guests. Past topics have included The New Now: Making Business Happen in South Florida, Foreign Investments: What you need to Know, and Selling Miami to the World: The Diverse Faces of Today’s Buyers. This event is held in September.

City National Bank Better Beach Awards
This event sponsored by City National Bank honors the Real Estate Community of Miami Beach in seven categories:

  • The Green Awards
  • Historic Preservation Awards
  • Historic Preservation w/ Adaptive Reuse of Building Awards
  • Innovative Architecture Award
  • Innovative Designer Award
  • Better Beach Citizen Awards
  • Most Innovative Method of Marketing Awards

Thirteen awards are presented to realtors, architects, developers, designers, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs at the luncheon, honoring their contributions to the local real estate community.

Sustainable Business Council

Business Development Workshops:
Partnering with the Real Estate Council, the Sustainable Business Council will be working to develop initiatives and workshops throughout the year to help business owners understand the important of sustainability, specifics to be announced as scheduled.

Tourism & Hospitality Council

The council hosts various webinars related to the industry. Past webinars include “Managing Review Websites,” “Managing the Social Media Hurricane,” and “How to Use Google Apps to Run Your Business.”

Women’s Business Council

The Women’s Business Council hosts different types of events throughout the year to help empower and promote women’s businesses to advance in the community. Men and women both attend and learn how to market to women, enhance your business skills, or empower groups to enhance quality of life and economic growth. Some of these events include:

The View Series
The View Series is a unique signature event of the Women’s Business Council, which follows the format of the popular television show “The View.” While enjoying elegant breakfast or lunch, attendees have the opportunity to hear and get to know influential women in our community as well as nationwide.

Wine, Cheese & Expertise
This event is an evening filled with wine, cheese and an expertise ranging in topics from “Love is in the Air” to “Victory Through Challenges.”

Women’s Hour of Power
The Women’s Business Council hosts an hour of networking and business card exchanges. In addition, monthly council meetings include customized networking exercises designed to enhance the meeting attendees self-promotion skills by giving them tips and strategies for their “30-second commercial” presentation.