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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Upon graduating from Florida International University I was hired by Loews Hotels & Resorts. Over the past 16 years I have assumed a number of department head and executive leadership positions. Initially working at the 790 room dynamic Miami Beach property followed by the market leader, Loews Atlanta Hotel, and most recently the charming Loews New Orleans Hotel.  While in Miami I was initially ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade Collegeis looking for business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level. In professional workshops, you will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support. And, if accepted, program tuition will be at no cost to you!We are ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, Small Business, Announcement
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Miami Dade College Holds Joyful Five-Year Anniversary CelebrationMiami, Jan. 30, 2019 – Miami Dade College (MDC) recently celebrated five years of educating local businesses on strategies for growth through the acclaimed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) initiative. More than 435 business owners have graduated from 15 ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Economic, Press Release, Small Business
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Did you know heating can cost 2-3 times more than cooling? At FPL, we’re always working to keep your bills low, and helping you find ways to make them even lower. This winter, use energy wisely when the temperature drops. Here are some ways to save energy and money while keeping warm:1.     Set your heat to 68 degrees with the fan set to "auto" and turn the heat off when you leave.2.     Clean or ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    BALANS RESTUARANT LINCOLN RD WEDNESDAYS PINK NIGHT  WITH  PUSSILA Balans Lincoln Rd wednesday Pink Night with Pussila ,this January 30th we are having a soft Grand Opening of WEDNESDAY PINK NIGHT and  every Wenesday night after that  with the best of the best in Lincoln Rd , 8pm till 1am , with our legendary delicious menu and the best entertainment from the iconic Pussila queen of comedy and the ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Many baby boomers are facing aging alone. Seniors face challenges include routine daily living tasks such as managing household and routine financial issues, locating help after being sick or infirmed, housing choices, driving, and transportation, finding advocates, identity theft, scams and fraud, getting documents in order, hoarding, and technology for seniors and more. The course will be a “how ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Education, Community, Health and Wellness
    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Independent Financial Advisor Expands Presence on Miami’s Biscayne Corridor and in Downtown Fort Lauderdale David Treece, AIF®, MBA, is happy to announce that Treece Financial Group Inc.’s main office has recently relocated from Miami Shores to the Bayshore Executive Plaza located at 10800 Biscayne Boulevard. The new office suite offers room to grow the firm’s team and provides more comfortable ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Economic, Press Release, Small Business
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Roberto Hermosilla has more than 14 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and joined the South Beach Group family in 2014 for the opening of Hotel Croydon in Mid Miami Beach. Before beginning his career with SBG Hermosilla worked in the food & beverage industry for many years in hotels and restaurants in Miami Beach, Washington DC and Provincetown MA. Roberto was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Announcement
    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Claudia Di Gino has been the General Manager of the Atton Brickell Miami since its grand opening in July 2016 and has over 19 years of luxury hotel management experience working with brands across Florida, Spain, Turkey and Mexico.   Di Gino spearheads a hotel staff of more than 150 team of hoteliers at Atton Brickell Miami, where she oversees all day-to-day operations in addition to maintaining ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Located in the heart of the financial district of Miami, the Atton Brickell Miami is perfectly situated for all that the Brickell area has to offer.The Atton Brickell Miami is just steps away from the recently opened Brickell City Centre, Mary Brickell Village, Brickell Key, and much more. The design of the hotel is modern and elegant while also offering convenience, comfort, efficiency and ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    IKEA FAMILY is a loyalty program designed for people just like you! People who are passionate about their homes and workplaces and who love to shop at IKEA. We offer our IKEA FAMILY members exclusive product and food discounts, special offers, in-store events, ideas and so much more. IKEA FAMILY Members get it all. And best of all, IKEA FAMILY is FREE to join.   IKEA FAMILY benefits: Welcome ...read more
    Categories: Community, Announcement
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    A monthly feature highlighting one of Treece Financial Group's distinctive clients …George Neary: All That Glitters is George!Magic City Ambassador: Historian, Preservationist, Marketer & PromoterView video? George Neary sparkles. Light beams out in all directions from his hat, jacket and most other fashion he adorns when out and about as the Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism and LGBT ...read more
    Categories: LGBT News, Arts and Culture, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    A monthly feature highlighting one of Treece Financial Group's distinctive clients … Ballet Flamenco de la Rosa founder Ilisa Rosal traveled the world to learn her craft and bring home to Miami the “real flamenco,” that passionately ignited her soul, and drove her to bring classical stories to life through her creative vision. Ilisa Rosal was born to emote. This passion for expression began as ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, March 09, 2018
    Q: Please share with us a bit of your personal background. A:I grew up just north of Chicago in Highland Park, Illinois—home of the Ravinia Festival (where I got my start in the business).  I first moved to Miami in 2002 to work for Florida Grand Opera and fell in love with the city. A fun fact is that I was in an a cappella group at the University of Illinois called The Other Guys. We ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture, Chamber, Community
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Crystal methamphetamine use is surging in urban gay communities across the globe. Call for the most-effective resources for fighting this epidemic. Confidential Assessments and Complimentary Insurance Verifications.  
    Categories: Announcement, Health and Wellness
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    With Some Thought and a Little Creativity you can Bring Taste and Artistry to any Living Space. South Florida has a mind-boggling number of sources for flooring, furniture, contractors, artwork, accessories, etc. This can be stressful for those unfamiliar with the market or a pleasure with the help of a professional to guide you. Designers spend their lives securing the best contractors and ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Q: Please share with us a bit of your personal background. A: I was born and raised in Philadelphia with three brothers.  My father retired as a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Judge and my mother was a Spanish teacher and retired as an education administrator.  I have lived in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Laguna Beach, and Washington, DC.  My wife and I have had a home in Miami ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture, Chamber
    Friday, November 17, 2017
    Every individual living in the United States who is not already a citizen is probably wondering what is going to happen. Permanent residents are calling my office asking if they will be able to become citizens in the future. Business investors are calling wondering if they will have to leave or close their businesses in the U.S. Clients from the LGBTQ community want to know if they will be ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Political, Legal
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    By Patricia Hernandez, Esq., Rotella and Hernandez   If the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets its way, the social media information of immigrants, including naturalized citizens and permanent residents, may be collected and placed in a person’s immigration file. In September 2017, DHS published a rule in the Federal Register stating its intention to add a person’s “social media handles, ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Legal
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Atton Brickell Miami Offers a Taste of Miami's Dynamic Arts Scene. Miami is known for its gorgeous beaches, diverse culture, thriving nightlife and restaurant scene. It is, after all, one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of the United States. However, in recent years, Miami’s burgeoning arts scene has sparked a modern, cultural renaissance. Miami has transformed into one of the ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    Q: Please share with us a bit of your personal background. A:I was born and raised in Denmark. I grew up wanting to explore and travel the world so I left Denmark in 1996 to embark on USA, Nicaragua and London. I first spent 10 years in USA (Miami and LA) where after I was six months in Nicaragua, and finally moved to London where I spent 10 years. Work offered me an opportunity again in United ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Chamber, Community
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Miami, FL (July 20, 2017) — CAREERXCHANGE®, Inc. was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For.  The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.  To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Small Business, Press Release
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, but we at Jackson Health System want to remind you to always keep your breast health in mind. Know what’s normal for you, and don’t hesitate to ask for help from a healthcare professional if something doesn’t feel right. The earlier any cancer is found, the better the chances are for a full recovery, making it imperative for women to receive ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Health and Wellness
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Did you know that for women at high risk for breast cancer (typically because of a strong family history or carry a hereditary breast cancer gene mutation), an MRI may be an appropriate tool to screen for breast cancer and other abnormalities in the breast? A breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test is an imaging test that does not use radiation. It uses magnetic fields to capture multiple ...read more
    Categories: Education, Health and Wellness
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is a professional Flamenco company, based in Miami, Florida and made up of dancers and musicians from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. The company offers a wide range of pure flamenco programs, as well as cutting-edge fusion works, collaborations, and dramatic Flamenco Ballets. In addition to its concert season, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa offers performances year round for ...read more
    Categories: Attractions, Community
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    Palette, published by the Miami Herald Media Company, is South Florida's leading lifestyle magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Distributed bimonthly to three counties, Palette features the latest on home décor, style, travel, health, entertainment and special events. Your ad in Palette speaks to an affluent market with $8.7 billion in purchasing power. Reserve your ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Community
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    Many people fall into the tax trap where they attempt to cut corners and end up having a problem with the IRS. Although the following list is not all-inclusive, it gives a number of common examples of taxpayer behavior that the IRS considers fraudulent and/or criminal: Concealing financial accounts.Reporting personal expenses as business expenses.Taking payments in cash and failing to deposit ...read more
    Categories: Legal
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    We're now entering the most active period of hurricane season. This time, known as the "season within the season" is roughly an eight-week period that lasts until mid-October and provides the most favorable conditions for storms to occur. Hurricanes are unpredictable, and one or more of the storms predicted to develop can threaten to make landfall. Jackson Health System has a few tips to remember ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    It is increasingly important for small businesses today to remember to protect their brand. Small businesses, including those in the arts, food service, and retail industries are very vulnerable. The attorneys at Espinosa Martinez, P.L. can provide the necessary counsel to small businesses who are thinking about registering their trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, patents, and expanding into ...read more
    Categories: Legal, Small Business
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    3 & 4 BDR, 2,100-2,500sf Waterfront Townhomes from $800,000.Contact us to schedule a tour. Contemporary architecture and lush landscaping characterize this waterfront, gated enclave of four-story townhomes located within walking distance of village shops and the beach. Open-plan layouts feature private roof terraces, private elevators and two-car garages. Each townhome is delivered with finished ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    Exciting changes are taking place at Bay Parc making this community your next place to call home. Our apartment homes feature breathtaking views and world- class amenities that compliment a healthy live-work-play environment.  New features coming to Bay Parc include a resort-style salt water pool, poolside bar and lounge, rotating art gallery and retail options such as new Pure Vida, Fitbox and ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Monday, October 02, 2017
    This November, Florida Power & Light Company joined dozens of utilities nationwide for "Utilities United Against Scams," a campaign to educate consumers about how to protect themselves against scams and fraud.   Scammers continue to find new ways to target not only FPL customers, but companies across all industries nationwide. The first step to protecting yourself and your business is to ...read more
    Categories: Announcement
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    By Meredith Tucker, CPA, for the Miami Herald Many South Floridians outside of the Keys were spared Irma’s direct wrath. Still, we find ourselves managing the fallout: days or weeks without power, sky-high piles of debris and business interruptions. Now it’s time to add income taxes to that list. Thankfully, the IRS offered expanded relief to victims of Hurricane Irma when it announced ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Economic
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Live in luxury at Flamingo South Beach apartment homes! Experience the Miami lifestyle with modern interiors and resort-style amenities including 2 swimming pools with a sand beach and tiki bar, a 15,000 sq. ft. athletic club, panoramic views, and steps away from Biscayne Bay.   We offer flexible lease terms and have different pricing options available so you can choose what works best for you. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Announcement
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    The Guardian ad Litem Program is always looking for volunteers! We train and empower community members, from all walks of life, to speak up for the best interests of our community's most vulnerable population: child victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Volunteers work alongside a Child Advocacy Manager, a Child's Best Interest Attorney and other dedicated staff. Training is provided and ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Human Interest, Community
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Help is just a phone call away Satori Waters & LakeHaven Recovery Centers   Are you using alcohol or drugs every day to make it through each day?Are you experiencing legal problems and in many instances these legal problems are a result of alcohol or drug abuse?Have you experienced problems with interpersonal relationships?Have you tried to cut down on your use of alcohol or drugs and have been ...read more
    Categories: Community, Announcement, Health and Wellness
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    The Small Business owner manages a kaleidoscope of tasks and challenges every given day.  Their tasks include client meetings, product delivery, marketing, finances, client service . . . and the list goes on.  Guess what?  Large and Mid-Corporate clients do the same thing – just on a bigger scale.  So what truly makes the Small Business client different?  One Size Does Not Fit All Articles ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    Q: Please share with us a bit of your personal background(s).A:With my parents coming from the Southern tip of Italy Puglia, food and gastronomy have always played a huge role in my life. From my mother I learned about fruit and vegetables perusing the local markets and from my dad I learned my butchering skills. You can see the influences of my Italian heritage in the R House menu today. As a ...read more
    Categories: LGBT News
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    The history of Hialeah Park begins in 1922 when Missouri cattleman James Bright and aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss got together and founded the Miami Kennel Club as the first pari-mutuel greyhound track in America. By early 1925, the newly-renamed Hialeah Park had become a hotbed for thoroughbred racing on its one-mile dirt track.  Throughout the years, Hialeah Park has hosted countless races and ...read more
    Categories: Attractions, Education, Fun Facts
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Q: Please share with us a bit of your personal background.A: South Florida has been my home for the last seven years and I’ve loved every minute of it. With its wonderfully diverse people, warm weather and beautiful beaches, every day is an adventure here. Prior to my move, I lived in Los Angeles California where I still have the majority of my Colombian/Peruvian family and many incredible ...read more
    Categories: Economic, LGBT News, Education
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    We have a new administration, what now? A Brief Overview of US Immigration Benefits for individuals who identify as LGBTQOn January 20, 2017, President Elect Donald J. Trump was sworn in as our nation's 45th President. Throughout his campaign President Elect Trump bowed to make the deportation of illegal immigrants one of his top priorities. This negative rhetoric towards immigrants has left ...read more
    Categories: Papers/Research, Political, LGBT News, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    AILA Doc. No. 17012960 | Dated January 29, 2017 Upon returning to the U.S., Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) should not automatically surrender their green cards if asked to do so. An individual does not lose LPR status as a result of time abroad. They remain an LPR until a final order of removal is issued and the government must prove abandonment by clear, unequivocal, and convincing evidence ...read more
    Categories: Papers/Research, LGBT News, Political
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Have you always lived in Miami?  A: I grew up in Seattle, and moved to South Florida nearly 20 years ago, so I guess I can call myself a Florida “native” at this point. I received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Washington State University, and was very involved in student activities and the campus community there. In 1998 I followed the sun ...read more
    Categories: Community, Health and Wellness
    Sunday, November 20, 2016
    The significant number of payroll processing organizations over the last 30 years is a reflection of  how complex  payroll has become. Between employee expectations and state and federal laws, managing payroll for small businesses can be a time-consuming enterprise that robs a company of resources it would rather dedicate to meeting customer needs. Small business payroll services are a very ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Sunday, November 20, 2016
    Q: Our readers would like to know more about you.  Please share with us a bit of your personal/professional background.  A: My name is Aletha Player and I am a South Florida native.  I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bethune-Cookman University and earned my MBA from the University of Miami.  I work as an area manager for External Affairs at Florida Power & Light ...read more
    Categories: Education
    Sunday, October 02, 2016
    The Department of Homeland Security has published a new rule which broadens the relief for immigrants who are subject to the three and ten year bars. Now the applicants can file waivers if their parents or spouse are LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS, before, it was only for those whose parents or spouses were US citizens. It also expands this rule regardless of their immigrant visa classification. The ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, LGBT News
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