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MARCH | APRIL 20132013 November | December



he third annual BURGERLISCIOUS festival returns with a bang on Thursday, November 7, from 6pm - 10pm at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park. Bonafide burger aficionados will be able to sink their teeth into gourmet burgers dreamed up by more than twenty of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants.

John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant La Santina Wine & Tapas | Morton’s the Steakhouse | Pika Sauce| Pincho Factory Prieto’s Restaurant | Regency Hotel Miami Rebel Without a Kitchen | Roc Kat Ice Cream Co. LLC | Seasons 52 | Shake Shack Shula’s 347 Grill | Sushi Maki | Swine Southern Table & Bar | Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill | The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables

Our burger bonanza also kicks-off Miami Live! (, a premier program of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Entertainment will feature last year’s headliners, Mad World Orchestra and DJ Mayner. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will also benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation to help support small business programs.


Ticket packages are broken down into general admission and VIP tiers. General Admission is $50 for members and includes 6 “slider burgers” and two Samuel Adams beers. VIP tickets are $100 for members and include unlimited “sliders”, unlimited Samuel Adams beers, early admission, VIP tent pass and a commemorative stein. Tickets are currently available online at and are selling get your today!

Participating Coral Gables restaurants include (to date): Anacapri on Ponce | The Bar | The Café @ Books & Books | Christy’s Restaurant Cibo Wine Bar | Liberty Entertainment Group | CRAVE Restaurant Coral Gables The Eating House | Fritz & Franz Bierhaus

BURGERLISCIOUS is sponsored by Sam Adams, South Motors BMW, the City of Coral Gables, Brown-Forman Beverages, Jack Daniels, Credomatic Merchant Services, Logistical Outsourcing, Inc., Clear Channel, Miami’s Community Newspapers, VOSS Waters, IPFone, Doctor’s Hospital, Gulejo and is presented by The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Meat alternatives (veggie and fish options) will be available for those with restricted diets.

For updates and more information, please visit BURGERLISCIOUS on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter ( Burgerliscious_).


ach year, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce leads the way for Small Business Saturday in our community. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express (AMEX) to shine a spotlight on our local business community. Small Business Saturday is the day for local shoppers to dedicate a portion of their holiday shopping plans to local, independently-owned small businesses - reminding everyone to ‘Shop Small and Think BIG’ on November 30.

IN THIS ISSUE Thoughts from the Chair

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• President’s Perspective

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• Trustee Talk

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• Guest Member Article

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• Membership Highlights

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• Calendar of Events

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• Sponsor Recognition

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| Montica Jewelry | My Bestfriend’s Closet | Navarro Discount Pharmacy | Oceanview Shades & Drapery | Peace Love World | Peek-A-Boo Boutique | Peterbrooke Chocolatier | Rene Ruiz Designs | Rey’s Cleaners | RightSpace2Meet | Sesderma | Spy World | Studio 61 Hair Boutique | Sir Speedy | Snow’s Jewelers, Inc. | Subway Store 50856 | The Giving Tree| Top Hat Wines & Spirits| Tourneau Violetas | William Permuy New York Salon | Anacapri on Ponce | Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza | Ben & Jerry’s | BrickTop’s Restaurant Bulla Gastrobar | Bugatti | Café Demetrio | Caffe Abbracci | Christy’s Restaurant Cibo Wine Bar | CRAVE Restaurant Coral Gables | CrepeMaker | Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse | Fritz & Franz Bierhaus | Giardino Gourmet Salads | Gourmet Table | Graziano’s In the Gables Green Gables Cafe | JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant | La Taberna Giralda | La Tagliatella | Miller’s Ale House | Morton’s The Steakhouse | Ortanique on the Mile | Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine | Pita Bites Randazzo’s Little Italy Red Koi Lounge | Roc Kat Ice Cream Co., LLC | Ruth’s Chris Steak House | Seasons 52 | Shake Shack | Sushi Maki | Swine Southern Table and Bar | Talavera Cocina Mexicana | Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill | The Bar | The Dome Restaurant, Bar & Lounge | The Local Craft Food & Drink | Two Sisters Restaurant | Vivaldino Restaurant


More than 100 local businesses will participate, with a kick-off that morning at Montica Jewelry (75 Miracle Mile) at 10am and activities throughout the day. To participate or for more information, contact the Chamber at 305-4461657 or visit Participating Small Businesses (to date):

A Design 4 U Inc. | Actors’ Playhouse | Alfred Angelo Bridal | Aragon 101 | Artemide | Artigiano, Inc. | Avant-Garde Salon & Spa | Bellini Baby | Blush Boutique | Books & Books, Inc. | Cao Chocolates | Concepto Hair and Body | Coral Gables Bridal | Coral Gables Eyecare Center | Coral Gables Museum Gift Shop | Design Within Reach | Edward Beiner, Purveyor of Fine Eyewear | Emporium | Fine Line Furniture & Accessories | FrameWorks & VALMAR | Gables Coin & Stamp Shop | Gables Shoe Repair | GBS Beauty Supply, Inc. | Gymboree Play & Music | H Benitez Fine Art Gallery, Inc. | H C Trends Beauty Salon | Imagine Wedding & Events | Jay Marcus Comfort Shoes | Jae’s Jewelers | La Piazza | Leggenda Bridal Boutique | La Bella Salon | Leather World | Leica Store Miami | Lilian Designs Studio | Macanoco & Co. | Massage Envy | CHAMBER CONNECTION | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013


THOUGHTS FROM THE CHAIR Perry Adair CGCC Chairman Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.


Dear Fellow Chamber Members:

he 2013-14 Chamber Year is off to a great start. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your enthusiasm and support. Our Chamber mission this year is to add value to your membership by focusing on five “I’s”: Impact, Information, Innovation, Inspiration and Involvement. At our last Good Morning Coral Gables Breakfast, I talked about Dan Bondroff, a local artist. Dan showed me a single brush stroke he applied to a water color that made the piece come alive. Dan’s development and application of that brush stroke that made his work stand out parallels what successful businesses do. They develop and apply a “brush stroke” that creates a special effect that sets the business apart. Such Inspiration that can be gained from the arts is why the arts are one of my Chamber priorities. I recently encountered a brush stroke of a different type courtesy of our fellow Trustee member Baptist Heath. It seems my gallbladder was less than enthused with the fat content of my wife’s homemade chili. I felt badly enough to miss three days of work - unheard of for me- so had to concede I needed a doctor, and made the call.

fit exactly what I want. I needed a choice that said, “If you want to feel better immediately, press 7.” Whatever number I pushed, my call was answered by “Lulu.”

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman: Perry Adair (Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.) Chair-Elect: Linda Knudsen, (Baptist Health South Florida) Vice Chairman-Business & Economic Dev: Barbara K. Norland (The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade) Vice Chairman-Gov’t & Legislative Affairs: Patrick O’Connell (Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors) Vice Chairman-Community Affairs: Amy Donner (Miami’s Community Newspapers) Vice Chairman-Member Affairs: Marianne Sioli (Filer Insurance, Inc.) Vice Chairman-International Affairs: Carolina Rendeiro (RightSpace2Meet) Vice Chairman-Special Events: Yesenia Moreno (Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc.) Treasurer: Wayne Eldred (Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill) Parliamentarian: Martha de la Pena Rojas (Florida Blue) Trustee Council Chair: John Allen (Home Financing Center, Inc.) Past Chair: Darla Thompson (Cherry Bekaert LLP) Chairman’s Appointee: Laura Russo (Laura L. Russo, Esq.) President & CEO: Mark A. Trowbridge

I told Lulu I had likely pressed the wrong number and scheduling appointments may not be her job. Lulu’s job is actually helping patients who already have appointments for procedures prep for their procedures. She could easily have told me “appointments are not my job; let me transfer you to the person who handles that.” Instead, without hesitating, Lulu, told me, “It is the job of every person here to help people who are not feeling well to feel better.” I explained my situation and she said, “Let’s help you find someone who can see you right away.” We discussed several doctors, and picked one best suited for me. She then gave me the direct number of that doctor’s appointment scheduler. Lulu told me to call her back if I had any problems. Now, when I hung up, I was still sick but I felt much better. Why? Because Lulu made it clear that not only did she care; the organization cared that I was not feeling well and wanted me to feel better. Then and there I decided to refer to such acts of exemplary performance as “Luluisms!”


Luluisms are the brush strokes essential to the art of our businesses. We at the Chamber are here to help you cultivate and celebrate the Luluisms in your business.

Elected-term expires 2014 Thad Adams (Allen Morris Company) Brian Barakat (Barakat Law, P.A.) Frank Fernandez (US Century Bank) Anabella Smith (Zyscovich Architects) Nelson Penalver (Logistical Outsourcing, Inc.)

So those are my thoughts. Best regards,

Elected-term expires 2015 Nikki Deas (Vine Communications) Rosemary Guilfoyle (Planning Consultants Group) John Knowles (Photo Offset, Inc.) Marti Mang (TotalBank) Zachary Sulkes (Bacardi USA)

Now, I do not do particularly well with automated phone menu choices because the descriptions never seem to

SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES SPONSORSHIP Open Doors to Greater Exposure and Bigger Business! Thinking BIG leads to BIGGER Business! The Coral Gables Chamber has many high profile events that offer outstanding promotional value to your business. Get involved in the community and sponsor one of our upcoming events. For more information, contact Erica Dominguez at

Elected-term expires 2016 George Feliciano Jr. (Bay Plumbing Company) Ramon Ferrer (Florida Power & Light) Raquel Hickey (City National Bank) Karen Pascual (U.S. Century Bank) Nicole Waters (Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables) Appointees-term expires 8/31/2014 Sarah Nesbitt Artecona (University of Miami) Matthias Kammerer (The Biltmore Hotel) Rene Negron (AXA Advisors, LLC.) Martha Pantin (American Airlines) Al Peraza (Mercantil Commercebank)

ADVERTISING What happens if you do not advertise your business? Absolute! Absolutely! Make your business stand out and take full advantage of your Chamber membership. There are sponsorship opportunities, newsletter advertising, City Beautiful magazine, website advertising and much more available to you to help promote your business. Rates are available on the front page of our website, www. or you can contact Joshua Jones at 2 | CHAMBER CONNECTION | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Business Improvement District Abe Ng, Sushi Maki City of Coral Gables Commissioner Frank C. Quesada City of Coral Gables Cynthia Birdsill (Economic Sustainability Department) Coral Gables Community Foundation Andria Hanley Miami-Dade Beacon Council Nelson Lazo

PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE: Taxi! Mark A. Trowbridge, President & CEO Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce


aving returned from a quick jaunt to Las Vegas this past month, I realized that there are some things that happen that definitely should not – as the saying goes - stay in Vegas. We need to know about them right here in the 305, starting first and foremost with their very high-profile and uber-successful taxi industry.

directly into the cab drivers’ pockets…in almost real time. The time is now, the political will is plentiful and the need to compete is critical. World-class cities need world-class taxis…and we are more like third-world at the moment. Change is in the sweet-smelling, refreshingly cool air.

From the moment I stepped foot outside McCarron International Airport in Sin City, I knew I was no longer in Miami - apart from the lack of humidity and mountainous terrain. And for the briefest of moments, it was a good thing, a very good thing. You see, Las Vegas is a lot like Miami in that it is a major tourist destination, especially for leisure travelers and conventioneers. Most of those who visit Vegas arrive by airplane, stay on The Strip and travel to and fro during their visit via taxi. Hotels have specially cordoned cue-lines for those looking to take a taxi at all hours of the day. It is organized, orderly and well-mannered. In fact, it is a thing of beauty. Here at home…well, not so much. It is more like a free-forall and even securing a clean cab is like hitting the lottery. This makes no sense. We are a smart group, a creative people and an informed consumer. We are also a gateway to the world, much more so than the desert city. We have got to do better. If you have been following the local news, then you know there is a strong push to upgrade our taxi industry, starting most notably with credit card acceptance. This is especially important in the Gables with a great number of visitors (including international visitors) heading into the City Beautiful to do business. In most cases, they prefer to use a credit card to keep a record of their expenses, similar to options they might have in other North American cities. They also may not have cash (who carries cash anymore anyway?) or the proper currency, having just arrived here. That is a significant problem and one that is easily solved. The County Commission is hard at work drafting new legislation – and updating other outdated ordinances - that would ultimately address these issues, as well as require that taxi cabs have GPS, Sun Passes, working AC and yes, credit card acceptance. Welcome to the new century, folks, where convenience is king and the system changes to accommodate the growing trends in the industry and demands by the consumer. Novel, I know. Now, throw in a collared shirt, clean and delightfully fragrant cabs, great customer service and someone who will help you with your bags at curbside and we have a winner! The truth is, credit card acceptance leads to greater satisfaction on the part of the passenger and bigger tips for the driver. We know this! Plus, most settlement of accounts takes less than 12 hours after the fare is collected and goes | CHAMBER CONNECTION | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013


TRUSTEE TALK Greetings, fellow Trustees!


promised you that our Trustee Reception last month at the Actors’ Playhouse would be one not to miss…and I was right! With the reception actually on the stage, it gave us a unique perspective of the theater. In addition to the great networking, we were treated to a sneak preview John Allen, of an incredibly talanted 12-year-old actress, Home Financing Center & now starring in “Ruthless” at the Playhouse, who Trustee Council Chair belted out a number from the show with all the confidence of a Broadway star, and received raves by those attending! You would think that would be a hard act to follow, but the October Trustee Recption at Sabadell was just as enjoyable, great networking complete with delicious hors d’ourves and everyone’s favorite beverage of choice, not to mention some terrfic raffle prizes! Our September luncheon, showcasing the Miami Heat Team physician Dr. Haran Selesnick, broke attendance records, with Trustees posing for photos with the NBA trophy, the Heat players and the cheerleaders. Baptist and Doctors Hospital spared no effort in making this a luncheon not soon forgotten.

Coming up on November 12 is our next Trustee Reception – and you absolutely don’t want to miss this one, to be held at Montica Jewelery. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet all the finalists for the upcoming Diamond Awards, who will be introduced, and see for yourself those special features that have made them stand out from the pack! Two important dates to mark on your calendar – the long-awaited third edition of Burgerlicous on November 7 at Ponce Circle Park, and November 26th for our next Trustee luncheon! Last but certainly not least, I would like to thank my fellow diplomats for their unceasing efforts to make sure our Trustees get the most out of their Trustee membership. A big thank you to BRIAN BARAKAT, ANA CHAOUI, GEORGE CIOROBEA, GABE DE ARMAS, GEORGE FELICIANO, ORESTES HERNANDEZ, MARCO IBARRA, ALEX JIMENEZ, DREW KERN, CARLOS LARCADA, CRISTINA MILLER, YESENIA MORENO, RENE NEGRON, NELSON PENLAVER AND DARLA THOMPSON! We are busy reaching out to all our Trustee members, so don’t be surprised if you get a phone call or e-mail to see how we can enhance your Chamber experience! On behalf of the Trustee Council, we look forward to seeing all of you at the next Chamber event!

Ok, so there were no cheerleaders at our recent luncheon, which featured the emminent Carlos Migoya, President and C.E.O. of Jackson Health. We were brought up-to-date with the proposed plans for upgrading and expanding one of the most important medical facilities in our area and a vital part of our community. Sponsored by Home Financing Center, Mr. Migoya is always one of our most popular speakers and, as usual, lived up to his reputation!


New members were recognized for becoming a Trustee of the Chamber at the Trustee Luncheon held at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. (Top Left - Bottom Right): Jeffrey Welch, CEO of Coral Gables Hospital; Erica Phillips-Kutner, Director of Business Development of Entitle Direct; Trustee members of SunTrust Bank; Diana Gallego, Community Manager of Gables Ponce and Maria Prado, General Manager at Simon Malls.



Special to the “Chamber Connection” Frank Padron, Digital Marketing Manager WSI (We Simplify the Internet) Chamber Member

What makes The Re-Connect Lunch So Popular with Business Owners and Professionals??


ell, anyone who has previously attended The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Re-Connect Lunch understands that this is not your typical networking activity. There’s no standing around waiting for someone to cross your path or uncomfortable silence. On the contrary, even before you walk up the stairs of Anacapri Restaurant, you can hear the chatter and feel the energy of this event. That’s precisely why the Re-Connect Lunch seems to grow month after month. It’s all about the Energy, the Focus and the ability to meet exactly the right people, quickly, strategically and painlessly (yes, it’s a word). Many times, we end up at events where folks are out to tell us about themselves exclusively and collect cards to later drown us with emails. Sound Familiar? Well, in this predicament lies the magic of our Re-Connect Lunch. First and foremost, the Re-Connect Lunch is unique in its scheduling simplicity. That is, it’s always the first Wednesday of the month and it’s always at Anacapri Restaurant in Coral Gables. It starts promptly at 12:00 and it’s over by 1:15 . However, what’s the secret ingredient that has this event selling out month after month with companies vying for a chance to sponsor? Well, I truly believe it’s the strategic format in which the event is organized and conducted. Previously chaired by Yessenia Moreno (Queen of Re-

Connect) and now chaired by a very handsome albeit middle aged, Internet Marketing Genius, this event allows all attendees to stand up and give a quick 30-second commercial about who they are, what they do and who they would like to meet. In turn, this allows for everyone to get the opportunity to strategically identify who in the room they want to meet and spend a few minutes to speak to after lunch. So, unlike other networking events where you feel awkward walking up to strangers and asking “So, what do you do?” or even worse, you get stuck with the “Let Me Give You My Life Story” lady, at the Re-Connect, you identify who you want to meet and you engage. Set your sites, focus, steady, steady, swallow the Chicken Parm, steady, fire!!!. “So, I heard in your introduction you’re in a business that may present us both with the opportunity to refer business to each other. I’d love to discuss this further with you. When can we meet again?” Target Identified, Target engaged, Appointment Set. Connection Accomplished!! Magic, I tell ya, Magic. So there you have it, the Re-Connect special sauce recipe for success is simple. Get the right mix of business bwners & professionals in a room, facilitate introductions without putting anyone into a networking induced coma (Finland’s 7th largest killer), watch the connections happen and the business start to exchange. Now remember, if you’d like the chance to identify 40-50 individuals who you may be able to do business with once a month with a simple investment of an hour and a half, join me (yes, I’m a bit biased) and some of the Coral Gables Chamber’s most engaged and successful business leaders. I promise, just like everyone else that attends, you’ll love it, you’ll profit from it and you’ll be back. | CHAMBER CONNECTION | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013



A CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINAR Presented by AXA Advisors LLC - 4:00 PM Seasons 52 | 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables In Partnership with: Coral Gables Bar Association Keynote Speaker: Laz Garcia, Regional Vice President, AXA Advisors, LLC Program Topics include: Buy/Sell Agreements, Exit and Tax Strategies, Estate Planning, Key Employee Retention and Disability Protection, Succession Planning, Asset Allocation Hosted by: Seasons 52 Cost: $25 for members; $35 for non-members*includes reception and eligibility for CPE credits (*CLE credits applied for)

DIAMOND AWARDS presented by Montica Jewelry & U.S. Century Bank - 11:30 AM Coral Gables Country Club 997 N. Greenway Drive, Coral Gables Sponsors: Montica Jewelry, U.S. Century Bank, City of Coral Gables, Logistical Outsourcing, Inc., Photo Offset, South Florida Business Journal Cost: $50 for Chamber Members; $60 for Non-Members $600 for a reserved VIP Table of 10Friday


Burgerliscious! - 6:00 PM Ponce Circle Park | 2800 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables Cost: $50 General Admission for members / $60 for non-members includes 6 sliders and 2 Sam Adams beverages and, $100 VIP Admission for members / $125 for non-members (includes unlimited servings from over 20 different savory burger options, unlimited Samuel Adams, early admission, VIP tent pass & a commemorative stein from Logistical Outsourcing Inc.


Residential Real Estate Outlook Luncheon – 11:30 AM

The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Hotel | 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables Sponsor: Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors & Sabadell United Bank In Partnership with: Miami Association of Realtors Media Partner: Miami Today | Moderator: Michael Lewis, Publisher, Miami Today Panelists (to date): Erica Phillips-Kutner, Director of Business Development, Entitle Direct; Patrick O’Connell, Senior VP of New Business Development, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors; Natascha Tello, Chair of the Board, Miami Association of Realtors; Howard Levine, Senior Vice-President of Consumer & Residential Lending, Sabadell United Bank Cost: $40 for Chamber and MAR members with registration before November 8; $45 for Chamber and MAR members with registration after November 8; $50 Future Members & Guests $500 for a reserved VIP Table of 10


IMPACT: A Seminar Series for Small Business - 8:00 AM RightSpace2Meet | 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 200, Coral Gables Topic: Start-Up Your Engines - How to Help Your Business Cross the Finish Line Moderator: Norberto “Tito” Gil, Panelists: Bruce Bounds, Law Offices of Bruce M. Bounds; Julian Mesa, Sabadell United Bank; Frank Padron, We Simplify the Internet (WSI); Althea Harris, Small Business Administration; Ricardo Trillos, Cao Chocolates Sponsor: Mercantil Commercebank, N.A. Cost: $25 for Members; $35 Future Members & Guests

MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CHAMBER MEMBERS! Alcat Communications International LLC Arkonas Corp. Asscoiate Electric, LLC Automatic Data Processing CHARLEE Homes for Children Complete Insurance Agency Coral Gables Art Cinema Edible South Florida Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation Inedit Gourmet Kirkland Financial Management La Tagliatella Lemason-Croze and Associates, LLC Macanoco & Co. Miami Bach Society Miami Headache Institute Miami Spine & Posture Clinic National Kidney Foundation Nupress of Miami Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres Planet Golf Poblete Tamargo LLP RAZZLEDAZZLE Barbershop Red Bird Chiropractic Self Discovery Life Mastery Simon Malls Slesnick & Jochem SYNERGY HomeCare Taylor & Mathis Triumph CPA, LLC


$2,500 - $4,999

$5,000 AND ABOVE The Allen Morris Company AXA Advisors, LLC Bacardi Baptist Health South Florida Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. The Biltmore Hotel Cherry Bekaert LLP City of Coral Gables City National Bank Credomatic Merchant Services Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors Doctors Hospital Florida Blue

Florida Power & Light Home Financing Center, Inc. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Mercantil Commercebank, N.A. The Miami Herald Miami’s Community Newspapers RightSpace2Meet Sabadell United Bank South Florida Business Journal TotalBank University of Miami U.S. Century Bank

AT&T Bay Plumbing Company Brown-Forman Comcast Business Gulliver Schools Gibralter Private Bank Hines Intermedia Touch, Inc. Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A. Logistical Outsourcing, Inc. Montica Jewelry Photo Offset



* BOLD denotes new Trustee member


South Motors United Way of Miami-Dade USAA Realty Company/ CBRE | CHAMBER CONNECTION | NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013






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8:00 AM Global Affair Business Meeting 4:00 PM Continuing Education Seminar Presented by AXA Advisors, LLC @ Seasons 52

2PM-4PM PortMiami Tour @PortMiami 5:30 PM Trustee Reception @ Montica Jewelry ”Meet our Diamond Award Finalists!” *Trustees Only* 8:00 AM S.E.E. Green (Sustainability & Environmental Economics) Committee Meeting 11:30 AM Women’s Business Network Luncheon @ Hyatt Regency Coral Gables




5:30 PM Wind Down Wednesday @ La Taberna Giralda 8:00 AM IMPACT Seminar Series @ Right Space 2 Meet 8:00 AM Business & Government Affairs Committee Meeting 9:00 AM Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting 8:00 AM Small Business Committee Meeting 8:00 AM Business & Education Committee Meeting 9:00 AM Healthcare Task Force Meeting




9:00 AM 20/30 Group Meeting


12:00 PM RE-Connect Luncheon @ Anacapri on Ponce



8:00 AM Global Affairs Business Meeting

5:30 PM Trustee Reception @ Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.


12:00 PM RE-Connect @ Anacapri on Ponce


8:00 AM S.E.E. Green











8:00 AM M-Team Committee Meeting 9:00 AM Tech Task Force Meeting 11:30 AM Diamond Awards Luncheon @ Coral Gables Country Club


8:00 AM Business & Goverment Affairs Committee Meeting

8:00 AM IMPACT Seminar @ Right Space 2 Meet


9:00 AM

Small Business Committee Meeting

20/30 Group Meeting

8:00 AM

11:30 AM

Business & Education

Women’s Business Network Luncheon

Committee Meeting

@ Hyatt Regency Coral Gables

9:00 AM Healthcare Task Force Meeting

31 Office Closes at Noon in Observance of New Year’s Eve

11:30 AM Chow Down with the Chairman @ Sushi Maki

11:30 AM Residential Real Estate Outlook Luncheon @ The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables

7:30 AM Good Morning Coral Gables @ The Biltmore Hotel Annual Education Breakfast

Office Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving


25 Office Closed in Observance of Christmas

8:00 AM M-Team Committee Meeting 9:00 AM Tech Task Force Meeting 5:30 PM Holiday Party @ Dadeland Mall


10:00 AM Small Business Saturday @ Montica Jewelry











8:00 AM 8:30 AM Chairman’s Ambassadors Meeting Trow Knows CEOs... 9:00 AM Featuring Chairman Perry Adair, Women’s Business Network Attorney & Managing Shareholder 5:30 PM Committee Meeting Wind Down Wednesday at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. @ CRAVE Restaurant Coral Gables @ RightSpace2Meet

8:00 AM

Office Closes at Noon in Observance of Chrismas Eve

Saturday / Sunday



Committee Meeting




Office Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

9:00 AM Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting




11:45 AM Trustee Luncheon @ Hyatt Regency


8:00 AM Chairman’s Ambassadors Meeting 9:00 AM Women’s Business Network Committee Meeting 6PM-10 PM Burgerliscious! @ Ponce Circle Park


9:00 AM Chamber 101

7:30 AM Good Morning Coral Gables @ The Biltmore Hotel

Office Closed in Observance of Christmas

Office Closed in Observance of Christmas

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