The City of Coral Gables invites residents to meet with officials and administrators to discuss issues of concern. 10 a.m.-noon at Phillips Park, 90 Menores Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 460-5205.
The Bernard Hodes Group, a recruitment firm, will present a workshop on "The Facts You Need to Succeed." Discussions will focus on health-care recruitment and retention. Breakfast and lunch served. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. $99. Details: (800) 275-3346 or www.hodes.com.
BAR ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Miami Beach Bar Association will host its monthly meeting to introduce the Miami-Dade County candidates for county court judge, circuit court judge, state attorney and public defender. Noon. Van Dyke CafÈ, 2nd Floor, 846 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $20. Details: David Alschuler Esq., (305) 549-6565.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host,"Translating Customer Satisfaction into Profits: Define, Measure and Improve Customer Satisfaction" seminar. Doug Williams, founder and president of the Doug Williams Group will speak. on customer feedback strategies and translating information into action. 8-10 a.m. at DeVry University Miami Center, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., 5th Floor, Miami. Members $35; Members $45 after August 13th; others $55. RSVP required. Details: Jackeline Gil-Rendon, (305) 577-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dade County Defense Bar Association will host a presentation, "Practical Tips on Litigation in State Court, From Initial Pleading Through Jury Verdit." The Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Harnage will speak and provide practical tips on motion and pleading practices, hearings, discovery disputes and pretrial procedures. Noon at Sheraton Biscayne Bay, 495 Brickell Ave., Miami. Members $25; others $30. RSVP by 8/16. Details: Risa Bandke, (305) 789-7576 or email@example.com.
BI-NATIONAL CHAMBER LUNCHEON
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida will host a luncheon discussion featuring Javier Perez, new president of the Latin American and Caribbean region of MasterCard International. Mr. Perez will discuss MasterCard's future investment in Brazil and his perceptions of the economic prospects in Latin America. Noon-2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave. Members $40; others $50. RSVP required. Details: (305) 579-9030 or www.brazilchamber.org.
BEACH CHAMBER MEETING
The North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting to discuss what's new at the Parrot Jungle, "Building a World Class Theme Park." Jeff Shimonski, garden project manager and director of horticulture for Parrot Jungle, will speak about the new facilities and its future. Noon at Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167 St., North Miami Beach. Members $15; others $18. RSVP required. Details: (305) 944-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will host an exporter's symposium, "Learn How to Find and Finance Sales to Foreign Buyer." The symposium will focus on learning how to find buyers, secure export financing and expand business overseas. 8:30 a.m.-noon at 512 NE 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. $59. Registration online. Details: (202) 565-3936 or www.exim.gov.
SCHOOL BOARD FORUM
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber South will present a discussion forum to give an opportunity to hear and question candidates on issues relevant to the open position on the Miami-Dade County school board. Ed O'Dell of NBC 6 will moderate. Refreshments. 6:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Free. RSVP by Aug. 19. Details: (305) 446-1657.