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    Monday, August 13, 2018
    To all of our fans! This is your chance to win a luxury cruise of a lifetime, a Mediterranean cruise for 2 from Monte Carlo to Barcelona, a $5,198 value! Each $20 raffle ticket goes to support us. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Enter now! The winner will be notified by September 7. Go to our website to purchase as many tickets as you like: http://www.sobechamberensemble.org
    Categories: Announcement, Attractions
    Sunday, August 12, 2018
    Allergy Testing and Treatment Now Available at Polga Medical Group - Providing Patients an Option for Lasting Relief   What is Immunotherapy?   Allergen immunotherapy (IT) is a proactive therapeutic modality directed towards diminishing a patient’s sensitivity to allergens. IT consists of exposing patients to increasing amounts of the allergens they are sensitive to throughout the course of ...read more
    Categories: Health and Wellness
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    The Betsy received Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Award, making it the second year in a row being rated among the Top Two Resort Hotels in Greater Miami Beach by Travel + Leisure.The Top 10 Greater Miami Beach Resort HotelsLuxe, amenity-packed resorts that you can call home in Florida’s nightlife capital, as voted by T+L readers.JACQUELINE GIFFORD  JULY 10, 2018Every year for our World’s ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    SO excited to announce that CXC® made the Florida Trend Best Companies to Work For list again this year! This truly is an incredible team. Take a look at our official press release here: ow.ly/EsOU30l7qoA Looking for a new opportunity in the South Florida workforce? We're here to help. We've placed over 70,000 candidates in leading organizations across SFL for 30 years.    
    Categories: Announcement, Community, Press Release, Small Business
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Faena Theater invites you on a journey of sensual discovery with Sensatia, an interactive Cirque Cabaret that will stir and satiate the senses. In collaboration with Quixotic, an experimental global performance group recently branded an “innovative circus ensemble” by The New York Times, Sensatia fuses film, live music, awe-inspiring acrobatics, aerialist choreography, projection mapping, culinary ...read more
    Categories: Arts and Culture
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    Harder to Comply, Easier to Deny - What You Need to Know About New Visa Change PoliciesBy Patricia Hernandez, Esq.  On July 13th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a policy memorandum with new guidelines regarding issuing a visa application denial. The new guidelines make it both easier for the USCIS officers to deny an application and give them more authority to do ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, LGBT News, Political, Small Business, Announcement, Community, Education, Legal, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, July 16, 2018
     Tierra Santa Healing House invites all to experience its South American-inspired treatments and exclusive amenities with special prices just for Miami Spa Month throughout July and August.  Guests who book these limited-time specials can also enjoy one complimentary yoga class and/or meditation on the day of treatment, in addition to privileged access to Faena’s private beachfront, based on ...read more
    Categories: Health and Wellness
    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: Announcement, Community
    Thursday, May 03, 2018
    In a new vlog feature, "Treece Talk", Miami Financial Advisor David Treece discusses a recent client interaction that illustrates the importance of researching WHO you are placing your trust in with your financial planning. View video now! “We have a diverse clientele who come from all over the world. A large number of LGBTQ singles and couples, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals from ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Education, Small Business, Human Interest
    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, Human Interest, Community
    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: Community, Chamber, Arts and Culture
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    It's happened again. This time it was dangerously close to home, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, just 40 miles from Miami. Another senseless loss of young lives due to gun violence. Along with grieving for the families and friends affected by yet another mass shooting, at times like this many ask what they can do to affect change to help prevent another incident. While there ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Economic, LGBT News, Press Release
    Friday, February 02, 2018
    A monthly feature highlighting one of Treece Financial Group's distinctive clients …Jim Morrison's Art Illuminates from Miami Beach to MidtownDrive east on the Julia Tuttle Causeway toward Miami Beach and it’s hard to miss the iconic colorful rings wrapped around the palm trees in the median, like rings of Saturn, and welcoming all who arrive.The art installation, A Celebration of Light, was ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Arts and Culture, Fun Facts, Attractions, 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: Legal, Human Interest, Political
    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    The holidays are upon us, and that means family, fun, and gatherings. For some, this season brings more than just jolly and cheer, it can actually cause stress and depression. Dr. Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda is a clinical psychologist at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and she has answered key questions to help you, or someone you know, understand the holiday blues.   To read Dr. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Health and Wellness
    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: Legal, Announcement
    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
    Take a long weekend and plan your next STAYCATION! Save up to 33% off per night when you stay 4 or more nights.Book here.
    Categories: Attractions
    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: Community, Announcement
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.View our educational video now to review your options if you are not sure when, or even if, you should retire. David Treece, of Treece Financial Group, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and has a decades-long commitment to providing financial and retirement planning to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, Announcement
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    According to a 2017 report from International Living Magazine, Mexico tops the list of places to retire abroad. Panama ranks second, followed by Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia.¹  Many retirees consider moving out of the country in search of greater affordability, adventure, and a change in lifestyle. However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.Things to ...read more
    Categories: Education, Economic, Announcement
    Thursday, October 05, 2017
    Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.View our educational video now to learn the key steps to consider if you are dreaming of an early retirement.   David Treece, of Treece Financial Group, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and has a decades-long commitment to providing financial and retirement planning to Miami’s LGBT ...read more
    Categories: Announcement, Economic, Education
    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: Economic, Announcement
    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around age 12. Kids add “and-a-half“ to make sure everyone knows they’re closer to the next age than the last. When you are older, “and-a-half” birthdays start making a comeback. In fact, starting at age 50, several birthdays and “half-birthdays” are critical to understand because they have implications regarding your retirement income. Important ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Announcement, Education
    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: Announcement, Community
    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: Announcement, Health and Wellness, Community
    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: Education, Economic, LGBT News
    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, Human Interest, LGBT News
    Sunday, February 19, 2017
    Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Have you always lived in Miami?I was born and raised near the coast in Massachusetts.  The sea has always been an important part of my life.  Given that my parents always owned restaurants, going into hospitality and travel was a natural extension of those things.   Ending up in a hospitality career in the cruise industry has been a serendipitous result of my ...read more
    Categories: LGBT News, Community
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    20,000- Square-Foot Facility to Offer Award-Winning Dining, Hand Crafted Cocktails, Nationally Recognized Design & Décor, And... Bowling beginning April 2017  Doral, FL – Kings Bowl Miami-Doral, an expansive dining, cocktail and entertainment venue will open its first-ever South Florida location in Doral this April at the mixed-use complex destination - CityPlace Doral. Kings Bowl’s new ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Attractions
    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: LGBT News, Political, Papers/Research
    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
    Friday, December 09, 2016
    Super-Welterweight World Champion Set To Defend WBA Title On Friday January 13, 2017 Miami, FL / December 2, 2016 – Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara drew a huge crowd to Hialeah Park when he defeated Jan Zaveck at the iconic South Florida venue in November of 2015. The Cuban-born world champion figures to be a big box office attraction once again when he defends his World Boxing Association ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    By: Bethany Rundell  Resolving to lose weight in the New Year? Many look to “gimmicks” that have helped other people effectively lose weight in a short amount of time. But quick fixes, especially when it comes to nutrition, aren’t always best, according to experts.  Registered dietitian Cathy Clark-Reyes, of Baptist Health Primary Care, shares the top five myths that she most often encounters ...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
    Sunday, July 17, 2016
    At parties people I meet often say that they will call me when they have enough money to make it worthwhile to have a will.  In fact, everybody needs an estate plan, whether or not it is done with a lawyer. Here are the components of an estate plan:  Health Care Directive and Appointment of Health Care Surrogate These are the documents that appoint a person to make decisions regarding your ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Fun Facts, Education
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