National media personality Tom Joyner will give one of two featured addresses for the third installment of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s  business empowerment series.

The session is titled “Mission Possible: Tom Joyner’s Secret to a Profitable Business.” It will take place June 20 at Jungle Island.

Joyner is chairman and founder of REACH Media Inc., host of The Tom Joyner Show and founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation. He will talk about his approach to garner potential customers.

Mia Mends, general manager and vice president for Prepaid Debit Card Products at PreCash, will give the second address. She will discuss new approaches to payroll/compensation programs beneficial to employees and business efficiency.

A chamber statement described the luncheon meeting as “an exciting, interactive and informative business networking and educational event.”

Joyner, who will be the luncheon speaker, has established himself over the years as one of the most influential, inspirational and dynamic national media personalities in the country, as well as a successful business executive whose companies include which, the chamber’s statement said, has 1.7 million registered users. His syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show has 8 million weekly listeners.

“Small business is the cornerstone of a robust economy. It involves being able to wear various hats in order to make your venture prosperous. Tom Joyner embodies that entrepreneurial spirit and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce is very excited to have him share the secrets to his impressive success story,” Bill Diggs, president and CEO of the chamber, said in the statement.

The meeting will also feature an interactive discussion with panelists on  opportunities and pitfalls of running a business.

The panelists will include Vincent Brown, owner of Grace Funeral Home and Mahogany Grille, and Rick Beasley, director of South Florida Workforce.

The event is open to the public. The cost is $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. Exhibition space for businesses is available for $100 for non-members.

The business empowerment networking series is sponsored by The Reach Card and South Florida Times.

WHAT: The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce presents “Tom Joyner’s Secrets to a Profitable Business,” the third installment of the “Mission Possible: Business Empowerment Network Series 2.0.

1-4 p.m., Monday, June 2O

Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

For more information or to RSVP, call 305-751-8648 or visit