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“50 years ago my daughter played in a pretend palace. Yesterday, she gave me the real one.”

She took me to The Palace at Coral Gables, and showed me the beautiful residence she already reserved in my name. Which was perfect for me, because I got one of the best apartments with a terrific view. And if you haven’t seen The Palace yet, you should visit today and see all the reasons why I’m so excited. Located just steps from Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables, this elegant landmark has resort amenities, hotel-like services and a 5-star staff. Every service I need is here, from fine dining to my own theater. And a great group of new friends, who are just like me. If your daughter hasn’t mentioned it yet, go visit our magnificent community on Andalusia Avenue today to see your Palace, at Coral Gables.

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Let’s Celebrate. As Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables proudly celebrates its 60th Anniversary, we would like to thank the community for its continuing support. As we mark this milestone, we look forward to serving you for many more years to come.


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At Mercy Hospital, we know that kids can find trouble anytime. So when you need us, we are here with expert emergency care that is patient-friendly. Our newly expanded kid-friendly area has rooms made just for your little one. And rest assured, they will be cared for by pediatric-certified registered nurses and highly trained physicians. We offer a wide range of services to meet your whole family’s needs: • Open 24/7

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his past year, we celebrated a major milestone in the history of our City and our Chamber – our collective 90th anniversary. So, that now begs the question: What’s Next? With our centennial still a decade away, the time is perfect to think about the future. This latest edition of our comprehensive guide to all things Coral Gables contemplates just that. Our Chamber directory is just what you will need to help you get further acquainted with the people and places (and businesses!) that shape what we love most about our City Beautiful. Produced annually by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, it is our pleasure to share the enduring charm that is our hometown, along with valuable insight and information about our beloved Gables. Since our founding by the visionary George E. Merrick, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to making our community an epicenter for business, both domestically and internationally, while diligently serving our resident, employee and visitor populations. With a laser focus on smart growth and job creation, balanced with a superior lifestyle designed for live, work, learn and play, the Chamber leads the way in our business community. This Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Official Community & Visitor Guide is published each Fall and serves as a convenient, one-stop resource to everything we love about the Gables. Listings include information on hotels, recreation, restaurants, shopping, education, health care, culture, our history and more. If you need the phone numbers for our elected officials, demographic information on the City, restaurant and retail listings, or cultural offerings - it is all packed in here, right at your fingertips. Enjoy our special visitor section, as well, which returns this year and contains detailed information about our most delicious restaurants, the endless selection of amazing stores, unique attractions and the vast array of cultural arts opportunities. There is no more complete resource on the amazing amenities available in the Gables than our Chamber’s guide. Most importantly, you will find information on each of our Trustee and business members – the companies that have made a significant investment in our great Chamber and amazing City. We hope that you will recognize and honor their commitment by patronizing their establishments throughout the coming year and by bringing them your valuable business. To all of our visitors, we welcome you and hope you enjoy The City Beautiful. Of course, we invite you to return very soon. To our residents, we thank you for your support. To businesses seeking a new home, we say come on down and join us as we help you make Coral Gables your home! And to our established business community, we salute you and value your enduring commitment to making Coral Gables the very best community in Florida. We encourage you to take advantage of the renowned restaurants, world-class shopping, historic venues, unparalleled culture, divine residential living, outstanding educational and health care institutions and international flair that make Coral Gables magnificent! As we like to say to our members, we are at your disposal as you discover and enjoy the sophistication and charm of our Coral Gables! Now, What’s Next? Warmly,

Mark A. Trowbridge President & CEO Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

224 Catalonia Ave • Coral Gables, FL 33134 • Ph: (305) 446-1657 • Fx: (305) 446-9900 www.coralgableschamber.org • e-mail: info@coralgableschamber.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/CoralGablesChamber • Twitter: twitter.com/gableschamber Instagram: @GablesChamber • LinkedIn: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GablesCommunications

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A warm City Beautiful welcome, If you have the Chamber’s City Beautiful Magazine in hand, then you already know it’s a wonderful resource for everything Coral Gables. As you peruse the list of Chamber trustees and members, you will be impressed with the diversity in size, industry, and geographic responsibility. From innovative start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to the University of Miami, this diverse and thriving economic base is one of the reasons Coral Gables has a AAA bond rating from both Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. Among other things, the magazine includes a listing of cultural amenities and an overview of our economy, making it a great guide for all of our businesses – whether a large multinational corporation or one of our unique local shops. We are fortunate to have the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce as a committed partner in our efforts to boost the vitality and sustainability of our business community. On the City front, our Coral Gables employees have been working diligently to develop initiatives, provide amenities and create opportunities that would benefit our businesses and the community they serve. To that end, one of our most significant undertakings to date is the Miracle Mile & Giralda Avenue Streetscape project. With the goal of creating a beautiful walkable downtown with wider sidewalks, outdoor dining and public art, once completed, the Streetscape project will have a transformative effect on the economic engine that is downtown Coral Gables. In order to ensure its success, we are developing a Downtown Retail Strategy to produce a healthy and sustainable balance of businesses for the Mile. Once we know the correct mix of retail needed to make the Mile attractive and successful, we will hire a business recruiter to help bring those businesses in. This is just one of many projects underway helping to enhance our reputation as a world-class business-friendly community. Coral Gables is known and respected for its unparalleled diversity of quality companies and small businesses. I ask you to shop locally; take advantage of these resources right in your backyard. Together, we will boost our standing as a world-class city with a hometown feel. Wishing you much success,

Jim Cason Mayor

UHealth Coral Gables Opening December 2016.

UHealth Coral Gables in The Lennar Foundation Medical Center University of Miami – 5550 Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

UHealth Coral Gables in The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a five-story, 206,000-square-foot diagnostic and treatment center located on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables. The state-of-the-art facilities will provide the services of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and UHealth Comprehensive Diabetes Center. In addition to outpatient surgery services, the new center will provide health care specialties including a Women’s Center, Men’s Center, cardiology, primary care, neurology, and otolaryngology, among others.



Coral Gables Sunset photo by Connie Crowther


Feature: Coral Gables: Pride, Passion, Participation… and Predictions A Brief History of Coral Gables Doing Business in Coral Gables Education and Health Care Resources Coral Gables Leaders Answer the Question: “How Do You See Coral Gables Changing and Evolving in the Next 10 Years?” Recreation • The Venetian Pool • Salvadore Park & Biltmore Tennis Center • The Biltmore Golf Course • Granada Golf Course • War Memorial Youth Center • Matheson Hammock • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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• A Message from the Chair • Board of Directors • Council of Trustees • Chamber Members by Category On the cover: Artist’s rendering of the Miracle Mile Streetscape Project by Cooper Robertson & Partners

The City Beautiful Volume 17, Number 1 Publisher: Andrew Rubin Executive Editor: Joan Alleman Feature Writer: Connie Crowther Photographer: Connie Crowther

The City Beautiful is published by Banyan Publishing, Inc. 1000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 326 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-1465 © 2016 Banyan Publishing, Inc.





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• Events & Festivals • City Departments • Demographics • Consulates • Flags on Ponce • Elected Officials • Houses of Worship

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Coral Gables: Pride, Passion, Participation …and Predictions Story and Photos by Connie Crowther


ince April 2015, Coral Gables has rolled out an ambitious schedule of events to celebrate 90 years of city history and success. Concerts, family days at the Coral Gables Museum, tours and receptions started the year’s commemoration. The anniversary culminated in a spectacular costume party at the bottom of the emptied Venetian Pool – just like the extravagant events frequently held there in the 1920s, complete with a classical and pop concert by the Miami Symphony Orchestra. Historian Arva Moore Parks marked the milestone by launching her long-anticipated biography of the city founder, George Merrick, Son of the Southern Wind. Nostalgia was palpable at an auction of paintings by his brother, Richard Merrick, who was part of the University of Miami art faculty. The city has begun work on elaborate improvements to Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. After years of discussion, negotiation and planning, officials broke ground for the $20 million Miracle Mile/Giralda Streetscape project in May 2016. Already, work is underway on both Miracle Mile and Giralda, preparing for new parking and traffic patterns, wider sidewalks, public art displays, open plazas, systems to close Giralda to create an outdoor dining district, permanent valet parking stands, and improved signage and lighting. The public-private venture will make Coral Gables’ main shopping and dining streets more attractive, welcoming and comfortable. Parking garages on Andalusia will be improved to support the added parking needs. The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables brought to fruition its project to work with the city to preserve more than 70 highly decorative historic street lights designed by Denman Fink and placed along University and Riviera Drives during the 1920s to add another historic touch to this residential district. A historic plaque commemorating the historic White Way lights was placed on University Drive near the library in April 2016. In 2016, the City of Coral Gables also purchased another Merrick landmark, the original architecture studio of H. George Fink, prolific official Gables architect in the very early days of the City Beautiful. The building, often called the best example of the Gables’ Mediterranean style architecture – both the interior and the exterior – in the city, is located at 2506 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Private businesses continue as tenants. 12


Statue of city founder George Merrick at City Hall

Coral Gables 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert


Once again, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has more programs listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 pediatric rankings than any other hospital in South Florida. In addition, our neurology and neurosurgery program is ranked in the top 15 nationally. That means, you have world-class pediatric care right here in our own backyard. And through our network of outpatient and urgent care centers, chances are, we are only a few blocks away. It’s great to be a leader, but even better to lead with compassion, innovation and extraordinary care. We thank our doctors, nurses, support staff, volunteers and donors for helping us achieve another year of

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Nicklaus Children’s is proud to have more programs included within U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings than any other hospital in South Florida.

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During the anniversary year, Coral Gables expanded its popular Ponce de Leon Boulevard trolley system to Flagler Street, to link up with the City of Miami trolley system, and to Grand Avenue and Douglas Road to provide additional transportation to the area, including the MacFarlane Homestead Historic District. The Coral Gables Trolley runs along Ponce de Leon Boulevard weekdays from the Douglas Road Metrorail Station up to Flagler Street and beyond, connecting with Metrorail, Metromover, Tri-Rail and other trolley systems. The trolley also provides rides for participants on Gables Gallery Nights. Now the focus has turned to addressing contemporary issues while we look forward to Coral Gables’ 100th anniversary in 2026. To capture some of the pride and anticipation of what Coral Gables might be like in 10 years, City Beautiful Magazine spoke to a few leaders, residents and business people to learn what they admire most about the city, and what they think Coral Gables might look like when we are planning events for the centennial (see page 38 for more).


The iconic Biltmore Hotel

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Many say they enjoy the landscaping and the verdant ambiance of Coral Gables. Drive, walk, run or cycle into the city from any of the major roads that intersect the area and you immediately feel the cool shade of the massive trees, patterns of sunlight streaming through the canopy. The giant banyans along University Drive, Old Cutler Road and many other Gables streets are so dense car lights automatically come on as the vehicle moves into their dark shade. More than 53,000 trees cover Coral Gables’ 14 square miles, with more being added every day. Thousands of flowering trees planted among the landscape add brilliant color and texture. Coral Gables has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 31 consecutive years. World renowned Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Montgomery Botanical Center are both in Coral Gables. Others list the historic, Mediterranean style structures in Coral Gables as their favorite aspect of the city. The structures create a unique setting in which to live, work and visit. Shaded by the dense landscape and tree canopy, large and small Mediterranean-style homes, public buildings, gateways and landmarks enhance the neighborhood and downtown streets, and decorative bridges span the 47 miles of Gables canals. The residential community exudes serene elegance. Places like the Biltmore Hotel, City Hall, the Venetian Pool, the Colonnade, DeSoto Fountain and the many gateways into the city are a testament to the talent and hard work of the architects and artists who created them in the 1920s. Some admire the determination and dedication of the people of Coral Gables who have helped shape what Coral Gables will look like in the near future. Several large proposed projects, including the Mediterranean Village near Ponce Circle Park and the Paseo de la Riviera on U.S. 1 near the University of Miami brought together residents and others to participate in shaping the developments in their neighborhoods. Other major projects currently underway, on the books or under review include Merrick Manor luxury condos and the Laguna Street Tower near the Shops at Merrick Park, Giralda Place at the Ponce de Leon intersection, and numerous other business, residential, mixed-use, condominium and rental properties. The city also continues action toward replacing the two aging city parking garages on Andalusia Avenue between LeJeune Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard, and is studying the need for a new, technologically advanced public safety facility. www.coralgableschamber.org

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Coral Gables


City Hall cupola paintings restored

Coral Gables City Hall

Dreamer and developer George Merrick planned one of Florida’s greatest boom towns on paper and in elaborate, colorful drawings before the first piece of coral rock was put down. These structures have been the subject of strict restoration and preservation over the first 90 years of the city’s history, and will continue to be a cornerstone of Coral Gables’ future. Residents and leaders unanimously agree that these structures will remain under the strict watch of the city’s official historic resources officers, bringing special distinction and charm to Coral Gables. The Historical Preservation Association of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Garden Club, The Villagers and the many clubs and associations that have advocated the preservation of the city’s unique nature will continue as strong watchdogs. The city began its historic preservation efforts in the 1980s, with Arva Moore Parks as its first preservation officer. A full-time historic preservation staff and a city board now provide research, projects, guidance and information, and manage the archives. Today, the city has more than 1,200 historic structures, including City Hall, the Biltmore Hotel, the Colonnade, the McFarlane Homestead Historic District, Coral Gables Museum (old police and fire station) Douglas Entrance and other early gateways, the Miracle Theatre, the Alhambra Water Tower, more than 1,100 private homes, and scores of other historically-significant commercial and public buildings. The zoning codes in both the residential and commercial districts are the thread that has run through the history of Coral Gables, regulating the exceptional design and construction. These codes are true to the Merrick vision, ensuring that all structures comply with the current codes and are constructed to withstand hurricanes. (For a brief history of Coral Gables, see page 24)


Double decker bus tour

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Today’s highrise and Mediterranean-style commercial buildings, housing more than 150 multinational corporations and hundreds of small businesses, complement the theme of Coral Gables’ historic structures and residential foundation. Many large international firms such as Cargill, Diageo, Bacardi, HBO, Apple, Del Monte and Kraft do business throughout the region from Coral Gables. Miami International Airport, just 15 minutes away, and 11 million square feet of luxury commercial offices are major draws for these global firms. These international companies employ more than 6,000 people in regional headquarters or offices located in the Gables. The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and city officials worked together for decades to build this international reputation and have continuously collaborated to attract new multinational firms. A dozen nations’ consular and trade officials, from Barbados and Colombia to Spain to Uruguay, have offices in the city. These global bastions have helped stimulate Coral Gables’ active Sister Cities program, which for more than half a century has brought the city together culturally and commercially with partners Aix-en-Provence, France; Granada, Spain, Cartagena, Colombia; Pisa and Pavia, Italy; La Antigua, Guatemala; and Quito, Ecuador. The city appeals to global executives because of the proliferation of convenient luxury homes and offices, and the high quality of life. www.coralgableschamber.org

Your life. Your health. Your hospital.

Coral Gables Hospital offers quality medical care to our community every day. For 90 years, our mission has stayed the same – to treat each patient as if he or she was our only patient. Our dedicated team stands ready to provide the medical care you need so you can enjoy your life. Our ER offers experienced emergency physicians and nurses, along with the latest diagnostic technology. We also provide expert general and specialized surgical services for urology, orthopedics, gynecology and more. All to ensure you have access to the best possible care, right next door.

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Coral Gables


Inside the Coral Gables Museum

Many have chosen Coral Gables as their home for the same reasons, especially the high-level of city services offered. Response time to police and fire calls is just minutes. Gables police and fire departments both have received hard-earned A-1 ratings, and have an exceptionally good reputation in the profession. Garbage and trash pickups are frequent and regular. Crime Watch links residents, volunteers and law enforcement officers to provide enhanced safety and protection. Strong, strict planning and zoning laws continue to protect property values. The business and residential properties together support the tax base needed for the city’s premium services. Coral Gables offers a high quality of life that many others desire, yet it ranks 20th in 2015 millage rates among the 36 municipalities and other taxing districts in MiamiDade County.

GABLES OFFERS DIVERSE CULTURAL CHOICES Children’s Theatre at Actors’ Playhouse

The interior of the Colonnade Rotunda

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The city is a place where you can take in a vast variety of art. Coral Gables’ commercial areas are populated with galleries that attract art lovers from everywhere. The Gables was one of the first cities to create the now-popular gallery nights that have become a staple cultural activity of many communities. Nearly 30 Gables galleries host popular exhibit openings on the first Friday of every month. The Lowe Art Museum at UM houses an extraordinary permanent collection that spans the ages and a pavilion of glass art activities in the Gables. The city granted $150,000 in cultural funds to 27 local organizations to provide cultural programming in the City Beautiful this year. Coral Gables is home to several award-winning theatres: GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel and Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre which have won a record number of prestigious Carbonell Awards, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre on the University of Miami campus and the Area Stage Company at the Rivera Theatre. Popular local festivals are Festival Miami, a month-long musical feast, and the Beaux Arts show, both at UM, the Mostly Mozart and Tropical Baroque music festivals, Coral Gables Congregational Church’s summer jazz series, Jazz in the Gables, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival and Carnaval on the Mile. A Gables theatre or cultural outing often includes dining and shopping, further benefiting city restaurants and retailers. The city’s gallery nights, galleries and public art draw people as well. The long-anticipated passion flower fountains in the roundabouts on Segovia feature large sculptures with water spraying from the petals of the flowers. The fountains and landscaped traffic circles will be dedicated later this year. Judges selected the traffic circle fountain design by international artist and sculptor Alice Aycock during a 2014 competition that drew 118 entries. The Coral Gables Museum and the Coral Gables Art Cinema provide a critical foundation for many local cultural offerings. More than 20 churches and synagogues in the city provide spiritual sites for people of many different religions and faiths. www.coralgableschamber.org

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Coral Gables remains a dining center for South Floridians, celebrating the variety and quality of its restaurants. Food by award-winning and celebrated chefs beckons discerning diners to Coral Gables. More than 200 restaurants line our thoroughfares and many charming back streets. Residents and visitors revere the high quality and stunning variety of our French, Caribbean, Peruvian, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Argentinean, Brazilian, British, Cuban, Middle Eastern, Mexican, German, Indian, Japanese and Chinese food. Local restaurants and chefs regularly win top culinary awards and ratings, further securing Coral Gables’ reputation as an outstanding dining destination. Gables restaurants range from diners to five-star gourmet places. The Gables has its share of simple eateries that attract fervently loyal regulars. Veteran successes such as Christy’s Restaurant, Caffe Abbracci, Ortanique on the Mile, JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant and La Dorada have been around for years, pleasing selective patrons. Newcomers such as Swine Southern Table & Bar, Bricktop’s, Tap 42, and SUSHISAMBA keep customers coming back to dine in Coral Gables. C



Another critical component of the Gables’ business success is the presence of numerous prestigious and outstanding educational institutions. These include the University of Miami, Florida International University across town, MiamiDade College, and its fine elementary, middle and secondary schools. The 230-acre UM campus, for which George Merrick donated the land, is centrally located in the Gables and is both an economic and an athletic powerhouse. UM is the largest employer in Coral Gables – and it has been since it opened in 1926, a cornerstone of Merrick’s master plan. UM, the largest private research university in the Southeast, has an economic impact on Coral Gables of nearly $600 million, as a result of spending more than $450 million and supporting more than 8,000 jobs on the Gables campus. Y


Coral Gables Elementary School






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Coral Gables is a walking, biking, running, and golfing community. Golfers line up to tee off at the Biltmore, Riviera, Deering Bay and Granada golf courses, some of the finest in the region. People of all ages and abilities gather at the city’s tennis complexes and at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center. Offering everything from basketball and gymnastics to the popular Young Viejos softball team, the center is a hub of healthy activities. Many Coral Gables parks and green spaces, along with the historic, popular Venetian Pool, bring people and families together for recreation. Coral Gables, with a strong commitment to providing facilities and programs for residents of all ages, currently is preparing to open this year a stand-alone Coral Gables Adult Activity Center on the ground floor of the city garage across from The Palace. The city already offers a wide selection of enhanced services that lead to a happier, healthier and more independent life. The city now offers a health club, exercise classes, movies, lunches, cards and games, intellectual pursuits, and theatre and cultural outings. The historic Venetian Pool pays special attention to accessibility, including restroom and locker room improvements to welcome people of all abilities. www.coralgableschamber.org

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The serenity of Matheson Hammock

From the Junior Orange Bowl that works year-round to bring a stellar annual festival and parade to the Gables to the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and the Junior League who stage events and projects to add to the Gables well-known high quality of life, many contribute to building our community. The Coral Gables Woman’s Club, of which Eunice (Mrs. George) Merrick was a founder, is extremely active in historic preservation and beautification. The Garden Club raised funds for new city gateways on Ponce and Southwest Eighth Street and Miracle Mile and Douglas Road, as well as a statue in front of city hall honoring George Merrick. Numerous civic and business clubs have built parks and other places that enhance the Gables. Parknership, a public-private partnership, has created small parks and green spaces throughout Coral Gables. The Coral Gables Community Foundation has created popular events and done major fundraising to meet local needs, and brings together beneficiaries and benefactors of the greatest impact and benefit to the community. Philanthropy and generosity are part of the Gables tradition.


Coral Gables Congregational Church

The Venetian Pool

Coral Gables, with time tested places and traditions, is balanced by its hip, popular downtown area, now sporting a high-contrast mix of award-winning modern architecture, along with the vibrant cultural, recreational and educational components of the community. The city has “gone green” and developed sustainable programs throughout its many departments, buildings and vehicles, including recently installed charging stations for its new fleet of electric city cars. Bike riding and walking are much more popular and encouraged. The Underline, a 10 mile-long linear park and walking/biking pathway on underutilized land beneath the elevated Metrorail lines, has earned widespread support and raised several million dollars, and will become a reality soon. Farmers markets, outdoor concerts, festivals and events, and happenings along Miracle Mile and the restaurant strips now attract people of all ages to cultural venues and retail areas, especially on the weekends. Young families fill the plazas around the Coral Gables Museum and the Coral Gables Art Cinema on the second Saturday of every month for Family Day on Aragon at the vibrant, constantly-utilized museum and cinema. This has brought a new demographic of area residents who regularly enjoy the amenities of downtown Coral Gables. A hop-on-off tourist bus stops at the museum several times a day, bringing a new market of visitors to enjoy the mini-arts area.


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As an outside affirmation of the well-balanced nature of Coral Gables, numerous rating agencies and publications have listed Coral Gables as among the Top 10 Dreamiest Places to Live in the United States, Top 5 Most Beautiful Small Cities in America, Playful City USA, 100 Best Places for Young People, Best Places to Retire in America, and as a Tree City USA. Even the United Nations has recognized Coral Gables as one of the Top 5 Most Livable Communities in the World. ♦ www.coralgableschamber.org





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A Brief History of Coral Gables Photos and story courtesy City of Coral Gables


ne hundred years ago George Merrick had a dream. Inspired by the romantic Spanish and Italian tales he had read in his youth, he would turn the family’s grapefruit plantation, and the surrounding tropical wilderness, into a master suburb. The 160-acre plantation his father, the Reverend Solomon Merrick, had purchased when he moved the family from Massachusetts in 1899, was the perfect grounding for his dream. His young son would rise two hours after midnight and cart the produce to Miami, where he would arrive as the sun was rising. “In my imagination during those lonely rides to town through the darkness, I pictured long streets of beautiful ‘castles in Spain,’” he recalled in a 1925 interview with Jacksonville’s Sunday Times-Union. “And so I prodded the mule and looked up at the stars and dreamed of someday seeing a thousand homes which would make my ‘castles in Spain’ a reality.” Merrick would name his dream suburb after his childhood home: Coral Gables. His model would be the Garden City Movement sweeping across America in the early 1900s. Started in Victorian England, it encouraged wide tree-lined avenues, stately civic monuments, winding roadways and lush green spaces. After his father’s death in 1911, the 25-year-old Merrick began to set his plan in motion. He expanded the family’s land holdings and opened a real estate office in Miami. Telling no one of his plans, he began acquiring land. By 1921, he had amassed 1,200 acres, most of it a rocky wilderness covered in scrub and pine. Merrick’s was a modest vision at first, but his gifts as a promoter were soon on full display. On November 28, 1921 – the start of the tourist season – 5,000 potential buyers showed up on the first day his plots went on sale. South Florida’s first planned community was about to become a reality. Merrick expanded his sales team, and he hired his uncle, the artist Denman Fink, who was an illustrator for major national magazines, to head a group of architects and artists. For two years, they would travel the Mediterranean lands to “study at first hand the designs we had decided, not to imitate, but to duplicate.” Merrick also hired renowned landscape architect Frank Button, who participated in the design of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. It was Button who would choose the large oaks trees and banyans, palm trees and royal Poincianas that began forming a canopy shading the new oasis from the harsh Florida sun. These architects and artists would set the aesthetic codes and design every feature of the new suburb, down to the corner lampposts and details on the archways. They carefully chose the colors – favoring ocher and sienna – and worked to evoke an old-world feel even in the newest buildings. Merrick’s landholdings, which had been growing, were subdivided and zoning standards were set to dictate their specific use. Land was set aside for homes and country clubs, industrial, craft and commercial areas. The zoning also carved out areas for golf courses, tennis courts and bridle paths.



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HISTORY As his vision grew, Merrick continued buying land. Soon the Granada Golf Course was open to the public, followed by the adjacent Country Club, which served as a sales center that catered to visitors from the north bused into the City. The links were flanked by North and South Greenway Drives, two curving streets that provided new homes with dazzling views of landscaped nature. Merrick dreamed up three news sections. One would include a luxury hotel overlooking another country club and golf course and a Cathedral-like church. The majestic Biltmore Hotel – with its magnificent spire that pays homage to Spain’s Giralda tower – began rising above the new Mediterranean-style City. In just ten months it would open to the public. From the coral rock quarry used to build the City’s early structures, Merrick carved a spectacular pool with grottos and waterfalls and details inspired by the architecture of Venice, Italy. When the County denied his request for a school worthy of his vision, he built Coral Gables Grammar School himself. By the time the City was incorporated, the 38-year-old Merrick had built an oasis of majestic entrances with nearly 1,000 homes -- from quaint Spanish bungalows to two-story Spanish residences --, more than 100 miles of roadways and 80 miles of sidewalks shaded by some 20,000 shrubs and trees. While Merrick’s vision was expanding – he planned to more than double his land holdings from 10,000 to 25,000 acres -- the Coral Gables real estate boom was slowing. Merrick needed a new plan to revive interest. He had always viewed Coral Gables as an international City. Now, he would lure home buyers from the north with fanciful replicas of as many as 20 period revival theme villages from China, France, Italy, Mexico and Africa. His $75 million plan would offer some 1,000 homes. It would be the largest home development project in history. With a major recession tightening its grip, Merrick would only complete seven villages totaling some 75 homes, but they stand as a testament to his uncanny ability to anticipate future trends, serving as a precursor of the “townhouse” developments that swept the country in the 1970s.

Coral Gables George Merrick never fully completed his dream. Although he continued building his city after the September 17, 1926 hurricane ripped through South Florida, he had lost his fortune. By 1928, Merrick was penniless after having spent his wealth attempting to realize his vision. During the Great Depression, Merrick embarked on several ventures, and in 1940, became Miami’s postmaster. The steady salary allowed him to help pay his debts. Two years later, he died at the age of 55. The day George Merrick died, March 26, 1942, an editorial appeared in the Miami Herald newspaper. “Merrick was Coral Gables,” the editors wrote. “This city will be forever his city, – a poet’s dream in stone and steel and concrete, in murmuring fountains and lazy waterways, in striking archways, streets and parkways.” In May 2006, a statue was unveiled in Merrick’s honor at City Hall. In his hand is not the bayonet or sword so often held in the hands of forefathers depicted on civic monuments. Instead, Merrick is holding a roll of papers, the blueprint that would guide the building – and the future – of the City he’d dreamed.

Merrick’s groves in 1923

Buses that carried potential home buyers line up at commercial entrance in 1924

A concert in the early days of the Venetian Pool



Biltmore grounds and waterway (circa 1926)



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The Coral Gables economy is comprised of local and international businesses, but unlike other parts of Florida, it is not influenced by seasonal shifts. Because of its strong municipal services, high quality of life, convenient access, responsible growth and a diversified economy, Coral Gables continues to be a highly desirable location for domestic and international investment. The City of 50,000 residents is centrally located with easy access to key destinations. Coral Gables is just a short drive from Miami International Airport and PortMiami, two of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the nation, 35 miles from Ft. LauderdaleHollywood International Airport, and just minutes from downtown Miami. A vintage-style trolley connects many of the commercial districts to Metrorail, the region’s elevated rapid transit system. Coral Gables is considered one of the premium office markets in South Florida with approximately 11 million square feet of prime office space. The City’s total tax-assessed value is $12.9 billion. It is also an ideal place for corporate officers and employees to live and work. The City offers multiple venues to entertain clients, worldclass restaurants, first-class hotels, rich cultural offerings and a broad range of retail establishments.


In 1925, Coral Gables founder George Merrick predicted the City would “serve as a gateway to Latin America.” Today, Coral Gables is home to more than 150 multinational corporations in such varied fields as telecommunications and technology, international finance, health care, biomedical research, import and export, transportation, spirits, travel and tourism, news information services and real estate. Regional offices are heavy purchasers of professional services, particularly in the areas of international

law, accounting and global marketing, making Coral Gables an ideal location for such businesses. Many of the multinational companies have located in Coral Gables to serve South and Central America, and several of the offices have expanded their reach to include other parts of the globe due to the ease of international travel, reliable telecommunications and a multilingual and multicultural professional workforce. In fact, more than 100 countries are served from corporate addresses in the City Beautiful. A sampling of multinational corporations includes: American Airlines Apple Bacardi U.S.A. Cargill Del Monte Fresh Produce Diageo HBO Latin America Starbucks Latin America Yahoo!


The Greater Miami region attracts more than 4 million visitors a year, and many are drawn to Coral Gables for its diversity of offerings. Coral Gables is just 5 minutes from Miami International Airport, the nation’s second-busiest airport for international passengers with 101 air carriers serving 153 destinations. In 2015, MIA served 44.3 million passengers – or a weekly average of 775,000 – and handled more than 2.2 million tons of domestic and international cargo, making it the top U.S. airport for international freight. The airport has opened a 400,000-square-foot international arrivals facility for quick access from any of North Terminal’s 50 gates and an above-ground, automated people mover system that connects various

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Coral Gables Photos and text courtesy City of Coral Gables modes of transportation between Miami, Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys, making regional travel easier for residents and visitors.


Transportation through Coral Gables is free and convenient on the City’s vintage-style trolley, which connects many of the City’s commercial districts to Metrorail, the region’s elevated rapid transit system. The trolley carries 1.1 million passengers a year along Ponce de Leon Boulevard from the Douglas Metrorail Station to Flagler Street, making stops every 10 to 15 minutes.


Only 15 minutes away from Coral Gables, PortMiami is recognized as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and “Cargo Gateway of the Americas.” The Port, which is home to 17 cruise lines, handled more than 4.9 million passengers and 8.6 million tons of cargo in 2015. Additionally, bold plans are underway to accommodate the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is expected to double the amount of cargo as trade with Asia increases. As the nearest U.S. port to the Panama Canal, PortMiami will be the first port of call for fully laden post-Panamax vessels. To take full advantage of bigger ships and shifts in trade, the Port is investing more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements. The PortMiami Tunnel project completed in 2014 has double the capacity of truck and cargo movement, while PortMiami’s Rail project completed in 2013 links rail service from the port directly to the national rail network, allowing goods to reach 70 percent of the US population within one to four days.


The world-renowned University of Miami, one of the country’s leading

research universities, has its main campus located on 239 acres in the City. UM’s student population of 16,774 includes students from more than 120 nations. The University offers 116 undergraduate, 168 masters and doctoral degree programs, as well as 59 research/scholarship programs. It was among the 50 top universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.” UM is accelerating its progress in all key areas, and in particular in the biomedical and life sciences. In 2011, UM launched the first phase of its Life Science & Technology Park with the grand opening of the 252,000-squarefoot R+D Building One. The facility is near the University’s Miller School of Medicine campus, which is home to the acclaimed Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute and the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. Also located in the City is Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA program. Kellogg is ranked #6 in the U.S. News & World Report’s current list of “America’s Best Business Schools.”


Coral Gables enjoys close proximity to Verizon’s Network Access Point (NAP) flagship facility located in Downtown Miami. The Tier-IV facility was the first purpose-built, carrierneutral NAP and is the only facility of its kind specifically designed to link Latin America with the rest of the world. Verizon’s NAP of the Americas makes Miami the only city in the U.S. where optical, ethernet, MPLS, voice and internet traffic come together in one location, and this massive connectivity allows for faster network services. In addition, the facility offers business hosting services for equipment and technology and provides a secure colocation option designed to protect critical information and infrastructure.

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Coral Gables schools are considered by many to be the best in Miami Dade County. Seven of the nine public schools within the City have been given A ratings by the Florida Department of Education, and the other two received B ratings. Coral Gables Preparatory Academy, George Washington Carver Middle School and Sunset Elementary are designated as Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence by the US Department of Education, the highest honor awarded to an American school. Several Coral Gables schools are known for their foreign language curricula. G.W. Carver Middle also holds the additional distinction of being recognized by the French, German, Spanish and Italian governments. Graduates of the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programs at Coral Gables Senior High receive diplomas recognized by colleges and universities throughout the United States and the world. The International Studies Preparatory Academy, a high school focusing on international studies and foreign languages, is the result of a pioneering collaboration between the City, MiamiDade County Public Schools and the Spanish, Italian and French education ministries. Coral Gables also boasts seven highly rated private schools that include Gulliver Academy and nearby Gulliver Preparatory School, as well as half a dozen day schools.


South Florida’s first planned community, Coral Gables is a green oasis in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The 13-square-mile city is well known for its lush, elegant surroundings, 47 miles of winding waterways and stable residential neighborhoods. Its climate is mostly sunny year- round with

temperatures ranging from an average annual high of 81 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 60. A walk through town makes it clear why the Wall Street Journal named Coral Gables “the sixth most walkable suburb in the United States.” Night and day, the city’s downtown is bustling with pedestrians who have easy access to hundreds of restaurants and an abundance of shops, many within walking distance of the downtown business district. The variety and convenience of these amenities is a significant benefit for employees who use personal and professional services during lunch, or before and after work hours. The City’s many cultural offerings are also proving attractive to a growing creative class. Rand McNally and USA TODAY ranked Coral Gables as one of the six most beautiful towns in America, and in 2013, LivCom ranked Coral Gables among the five most livable communities of its size in the world. One of the City’s most exciting current initiatives is Streetscape, an investment of more than $25 million to make Miracle Mile, the City’s main street and one of its central shopping and dining areas, an even more vibrant pedestrian destination. The initiative, which also includes “restaurant row” on adjacent Giralda Avenue, includes widening the public spaces to create areas for al fresco dining and a more engaging retail experience. The award- winning New York firm Cooper Robertson and Partners redesigned both Miracle Mile and part of Giralda Avenue to include curb-less environments, shaded sidewalks, and open piazza spaces that are intimately tied to the history, character and climate of Coral Gables, promoting a more vibrant and eventful Downtown. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2017.

Downtown Coral Gables is a short ride from Miami International Airport (Photo courtesy of CBRE)



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Coral Gables is synonymous with good taste. The famed Miracle Mile and its surrounding downtown streets with their European-style outdoor cafes and many specialty stores, provide an enjoyable tropical shopping experience. Just a few minutes away, fashion and style come to life in the city at the Shops at Merrick Park, a shopping and lifestyle center anchored by luxury retailers Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The outdoor shopping venue also features such designer brands as Tiffany & Co., Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Longchamp, Burberry, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carlo Pazolini and Gucci.


Coral Gables has become one of the most vibrant centers for the arts in South Florida, with countless cultural offerings located both in the heart of the City or just minutes away. • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, is a beautiful museum and stunning retreat minutes from Coral Gables. • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Florida’s largest performing arts center, is located just 15 minutes from Coral Gables in downtown Miami. The Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony are conveniently located nearby. • Coral Gables offers four live theaters, the most of any city in South Florida. They are Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, GableStage at the historic Biltmore Hotel, Area Stage on US 1 and the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami. • The Cosford Cinema on the University of Miami campus and the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Aragon Avenue are top venues for foreign and independent films. • Coral Gables Gallery Night, held every first Friday of the month, features more than a dozen private art galleries showcasing works by European and Latin American art masters and outstanding contemporary artists. A free Gallery Night Trolley winds its way through the City, making stops at the exhibits and at the Coral Gables Museum plaza, where live music, art and wine come together. • Coral Gables is home to Books & Books, one of the nation’s top independent bookstores. The store has become a major cultural center and each year hosts more than 500 different readings and events. Former presidents

and world-renowned authors have presented at the popular venue.


There are three museums in the City -- the Coral Gables Museum in the heart of Downtown, the Lowe Art Museum on the UM campus and Merrick House, the boyhood home of City founder George Merrick. Coral Gables is widely known for its vibrant and high-quality music scene, and is a premiere stage for numerous chamber groups, symphonic orchestras and an annual Baroque Music Festival. The University of Miami’s renowned Frost School of Music is a popular venue for a wide array of musical offerings. Coral Gables celebrates its strong sense of community with events that have become local traditions throughout the year. The annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade has been marching through Downtown Coral Gables for 66 years, the July 4th fireworks celebration draws more than 25,000 people to the grounds of the historic Biltmore Hotel and the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony and theme park for children at City Hall are highlights of the season. During the local growing season from January through March, Coral Gables holds its Farmers Market in front of City Hall. The popular European-style green market offers farm-fresh produce, baked goods, juices, honey, herbs, jams and jellies, gourmet specialty foods, and a variety of plants for the home or garden. Nationally-recognized as a garden city, Coral Gables offers two worldrenowned gardens. Montgomery Botanical Center is a global center for scientific research, boasting the largest palm tree and cycad collections in the world, while the 83-acre Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has become a resource of world significance. Its “Wings of the Tropics” conservatory has 3,000 butterflies on display every day. Coral Gables is strongly committed to arts and culture. In addition to its many offerings, the City has a Cultural Grants Program to support non-profit organizations and an Art in Public Places Program that requires all commercial developments of more than $1 million to assign one percent of their budget for public artworks.


Coral Gables is widely recognized as one of the best places to live. These are some of the awards the City has won: • Top 5 Most Beautiful Small Cities in America (Rand McNally / USA Today) • Most Walkable Suburbs in the Country (Wall Street Journal)


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BUSINESS • Top 10 City to Live Well in America (Forbes) • Tree City for the past 30 years (The Arbor Day Foundation) • Best Places to Retire in America (NBC Today Show) • Playful City USA (KaBOOM!) • 100 Best Communities for Young People (America’s Promise Alliance) • Top 10 Romantic City in the U.S. (Livability.com) • Top 10 Dreamiest Places to Live in the United States (HGTV’s FrontDoor.com) • Protector of the Climate Award (Audubon Society) • Top 10 Cities for Books (Livability.com) • Top 5 Most Livable Communities in the World (United Nations-backed LivCom International) • #1 Foodie City in America (Livability.com)


With its majestic tree canopy and shaded streets, Coral Gables combines communing with nature. There are 42 public parks and green spaces in the City Beautiful, providing perfect places to stroll, picnic, play or relax. Residents and visitors can tee off at two public golf courses – the Biltmore Golf Course, a Donald Ross, 18-hole, par-71 course, and the Granada, the oldest operating 9-hole course in Florida. There are also two private courses, the Riviera Country Club and the Deering Bay Country Club. Coral Gables also offers access to 46 tennis courts and 47 miles of waterways that invite boating, paddleboarding and kiteboarding. Other activities include hiking and cycling along one of the City’s many bike paths. Residents can also swim in the City’s historic natural freshwater Venetian Pool, which was voted one of the world’s coolest pools by “Travel and Leisure” magazine. For boat owners, there are several private marinas nearby that include Grove Harbour Marina, Snapper Creek Marina, Deering Bay Yacht Club and Cocoplum Yacht Club.


Coral Gables is in close proximity to a wide array of sporting events, both professional and collegiate. • University of Miami Hurricanes NCAA athletic events. • Miami Heat Basketball at American Airlines Arena. (Approx. 15 minutes from Coral Gables) • Miami Marlins Baseball at the newly constructed Marlins Park. (Approx. 15 minutes from Coral Gables) • Miami Dolphins Football at Sun Life Stadium. (Approx. 25 minutes from Coral Gables)



• Florida Panthers Hockey at BB&T Center. (Approx. 40 minutes from Coral Gables) • The Miami Open Tennis at Key Biscayne. (Approx. 20 minutes from Coral Gables) • NASCAR races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, features the annual Ford Championship weekend. (Approx. 40 minutes from Coral Gables)


The Coral Gables Police and Fire Departments are both fullyaccredited. In fact, in 2014, the City’s Police Department earned its seventh reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the international gold standard in public safety. The City’s Fire Department is one of only a handful of fire departments nationally to hold the distinction of Class 1 status for providing exemplary fire protection to the community. In addition, in 1993, Coral Gables became the first municipality ever to receive the National Emergency Management Award. Coral Gables provides services tailored for those of all ages—from the very young, to the elderly. Its Youth Center offers recreational programming for children, adults and seniors, while the Coral Gables Museum offers education programs and camps for families and children. Adults over 50, who make up about one third of the City’s population, can choose from a wide range of services. The City’s Senior Services program offers language classes, investment discussions and an annual Health Fair, and its Pilates, aerobics and Tai Chi sessions all quickly fill up. To meet the demand, the City is building a new Adult Activity Center, 50+. Please See the bi monthly Adult Activity Center online at gablesrecreation.com for a complete schedule.

Coral Gables and its Gamma Knife program was the first of its kind in Florida. The University of Miami Health System delivers South Florida’s most advanced medical care by some of the region’s best doctors. South Florida’s only university system, UHealth is powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and will open a new medical center at 5550 Ponce de Leon Blvd in late 2016. The community-based Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary care to surgery. The specialty programs offered at the 245bed facility in the heart of the City include Orthopedics, Urology, Comprehensive Diagnostics Services, Emergency care and Outpatient Rehabilitation.

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Coral Gables is committed to maintaining its rich heritage. More than 1,450 properties have been designated local landmarks, including typical Mediterranean style cottages. Nine properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They include: • The Biltmore Hotel: The City’s tallest building – with its magnificent spire that pays homage to Spain’s Giralda tower – has hosted royalty, presidents and movie stars since it opened in 1926. • City Hall: The richly ornamented Mediterranean Revival-style building is made largely of coral rock and features RESIDENTIAL MARKET High quality schools, responsive original artwork that is an integral part municipal services and the thoughtful of its structure—from the relief of the integration of the built and natural City seal the graces the front façade to landscape make the City Beautiful a the paintings on its domed ceiling. much-sought- after address. In 2015, • Venetian Pool: Created in 1923 the estimated median value of a from a coral rock quarry, the natural home in Coral Gables was $664,333. freshwater pool is the only pool to There were an estimated 18,935 be listed on the National Register of households in 2015 and an average Historic Places. Other properties listed on the family household income of $120,672, compared to $63,419 countywide. National Register are the Coral Gables Homes in Coral Gables range from Congregational Church, Coral Gables quaint historic cottages to waterfront Elementary School, the Merrick House, estates valued upwards of $35 million. the Coral Gables Museum, the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, the Coco Plum MEDITERRANEAN DESIGN Coral Gables has set itself apart Woman’s Club, Douglas Entrance, from other South Florida cities thanks the MacFarlane Homestead Historic in large part to the old-world charm District and Coral Gables Wayside Park. Walk, bike or drive around the City evoked by its buildings, the discerning Beautiful and you will notice the kind of taste of its residents and its strict zoning laws and high architectural vibrant, international community often standards. This architectural heritage found only in large cities. Welcome to Coral Gables. For more information visit www.CoralGables.com/ED


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BANYAN DAY SCHOOL 340 Palermo Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 447-1233 CORAL GABLES CONGREGATIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 3010 DeSoto Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-9792 GRANADA DAY SCHOOL 900 University Dr. Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-2028 THE GROWING PLACE 536 Coral Way Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 446-0846 GUARDIAN SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL 110 Phoentia Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 445-8918 GULLIVER ACADEMY 12595 Red Road Coral Gables, FL 33156 (305) 665-3593 LA PIAZZA ACADEMY 4101 Salzedo Street Coral Gables, FL 33146 (305) 448-8885 THE MARGAUX EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOOL 5500 Granada Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33146 (305) 667-9470 RIVIERA DAY SCHOOL 6800 Nervia St. Coral Gables, FL 33146 (305) 666-1856 www.rivieraschools.com ST. PHILIP’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 1142 Coral Way Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 444-6366


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Coral Gables Leaders Answer the Question:

“HOW DO YOU SEE CORAL GABLES CHANGING AND EVOLVING IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?” Compiled by Connie Crowther In 10 years, we will have a much-enhanced downtown area, the result of the Streetscape program that is now underway. Agave and Mediterranean Village will be completed and adding to the appeal of the city. We will be completely green and sustainable, with all new structures LEED certified. We will have more trolleys, electric cars, many more trees and parks, and more international companies located here. In 10 years, we will have rehabilitated our historic buildings and structures, preserved more buildings and designated many more as historical. We will have taken a re-look at all our zoning codes in the North Gables, completed 10-year sustainability and traffic plans, and will have more control and autonomy over our traffic. We will annex the High Pines and Ponce Davis neighborhoods and serve residents of those high-quality homes with a fourth fire station close to the area. We will rejuvenate and likely annex the North Gables, keeping the character and personality while addressing the non-compliant structures in the area. Mayor Jim Cason

We will always be a well planned community with the gathering places, fountains, Mediterranean architecture, an expansive tree canopy and other aesthetics for which we are well known. Commissioner Pat Keon

I see a very positive future for Coral Gables. Growth is inevitable and will continue to be welcomed, as more international companies select Coral Gables as their corporate home and more residential projects are constructed. Public and private efforts to maintain and preserve its historic aspects, those same features which have already placed Coral Gables in such a unique and desirable position, will carry on as the city continues to grow. 2016-17 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chair John Allen Coral Gables will continue to be the standard bearer for communities of our size even as our population adds younger, working professionals, attracted to the amazing quality of life we offer. Even at 100 years of age, Coral Gables will be the very definition of a young, dynamic, thriving community that continues to celebrate the vision George Merrick crafted a century ago.

George Merrick built a solid foundation for the Coral Gables we know today. Streetscape and other projects will only add to the opulence of Coral Gables and we will continue to share George Merrick’s dream, and strive to build upon his vision to make our city even better. Vice Mayor Frank Quesada In ten years, I see the city continuing to prosper. Our city has many historic roots that influence many of our decisions for the future. Commissioner Vince Lago When 2026 dawns, we will proudly proclaim that Coral Gables has led the way in cultural development and environmental sustainability. Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick

In 10 years we will not be much bigger, but we will be a lot better, with even better customer service and efficiency. We are working through our strategic plan now, across the board, meeting measurable objectives each year. City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark

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We will become a magnet for more arts and cultural activities, more residents, and quality, affordable retail – a destination where people want to move to work, eat and play. Wayne Eldred, 2015-16 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chair We will have completed George Merrick’s planned beautification projects, such as the Coral Gables Garden Club’s Adopt an Entrance program. The garden club will continue to partner with the city to beautify and enhance the City Beautiful and its floral parkways, green space and neighborhood parks. Betsy Adams, Garden Club and Beautification Leader I envision the beauty of a million orchids blooming on the tall trees, a program established by the Beautification Committee. Our family envisions Coral Gables remaining the City Beautiful, maintaining its strong building codes and citizen involvement. Patricia Clarke, Historic Preservation and Beautification Leader Our ancestors helped George Merrick build the city. In 10 years, we will have more representation in the community, a more integrated neighborhood, and by then we should have a person of color sitting on the commission dais in city hall. Leona Cooper, Health Care Professional/ Social and Human Rights Advocate I expect that the downtown district will continue to evolve into one of the greatest places to live, work and play. This is a great city because we have wonderful, caring people who are dedicated to ensuring that the vision of George Merrick lives on. John O’Rourke, Chair, Coral Gables Community Foundation and 2010-11 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chair

Coral Gables is and will be at the crossroads of our great metropolitan area and therefore its police department will continue to hire, train and maintain a high level of technical and professional expertise. Police Chief Ed Hudak

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Coral Gables Leaders Answer the Question:

“HOW DO YOU SEE CORAL GABLES CHANGING AND EVOLVING IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?” My hope is that in 10 years Coral Gables will become the cultural hub of our county. Film, theater, dance, art galleries, and, of course, literary events will abound. There will be a remarkable diversity; our business community, retailers, and residential inhabitants will feel enhanced by the unique quality of the City’s offerings and people from all over South Florida will seek out what Coral Gables has to offer. Mitchell Kaplan, Owner, Books and Books, Miami Book Fair International This community will continue to enhance its reputation as being a World Class City. The combination of the city’s ideal location, along with its infrastructure improvement… and the purchases of green spaces while being mindful of the past will truly make this even a better city in the future. City Commissioner Emeritus William H. Kerdyk, Jr. Coral Gables will continue to blossom as a cultural destination. Visitors from all over the world will continue to become enchanted with our beautiful city, move here and open new businesses to contribute to its cosmopolitan flavor. Virginia Miller, Owner, Virginia Miller Gallery, Gables Gallery Night Founder What I would like to see for the 100th anniversary of Coral Gables is more high-quality Mediterranean revival architecture downtown adapted to the 21st century. And secondly I’d like to see Miracle Mile grow into a truly first class retail and restaurant destination.

Coral Gables will continue to prosper due to its strategic location and its attraction to multinational tenants. The high demand of families to live in such a beautiful city will keep property values forever high. Robert Fewell, Florida Pioneer, Lifetime Commercial Realtor, Philanthropist The growth of Coral Gables is being carefully balanced to allow for development, while protecting the grandeur of the historic city. As fire chief, I embrace a well planned growth that allows for our fire and emergency services to expand to match the demand. Fire Chief Marc Stolzenberg

The biggest challenge will be for the government, in particular the city commission, to maintain its pristine reputation for the past 90 years,… which has kept Coral Gables symbolically “clean and green.” Former Mayor Dorothy Thomson

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Coral Gables will celebrate its centennial with even stronger resolve to preserve all the things that set it apart and hopefully set an example for others to follow. Arva Moore Parks, Historic Preservation Leader and Author

In the coming decades, the City will grow its commercial and multi-family housing areas. Hopefully, our City “Fathers and Mothers” will control development – not let development control us. Former Mayor Donald D. Slesnick II Ada Stevens with SnapHappy Photos

Technology will play an important role in enhancing the customer service experience between the public and its local government. City services and applications will become more responsive to mobile devices and other emerging technologies. Raimondo Rodulfo, Coral Gables Interim Chief Information Officer

I think we will all be pleasantly surprised by 2026 to see how many more permanent residents will be living and working within the downtown areas of Coral Gables. Having the ability to easily move about without total dependence upon your car, from your home to your workplace to your shopping to your entertainment, will provide a convenient and comfortable lifestyle, which more and more residents will seek. Ron Shuffield, President and CEO, EWM Realty International Miracle Mile Streetscape Groundbreaking ceremony 40


Coral Gables will continue to be one of the greatest cities in the world to live, work, play and raise a family. With Miracle Mile leading, our city will become more urban centric, with many more people living in a more vibrant and walkable downtown. Venny Torre, Torre Construction, Coral Gables Community Foundation & BID officer In 10 years, we should emphasize security, environment, smart and sound development that balances multiple interests, and preserving this community spirit which in so many other cities erodes over time. Former Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli By 2026, the Streetscape project and the overlay plan, including two new parking garages, will bring excitement, synergy and new vitality to the area.

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Both the city and the University of Miami have evolved from their beginnings to premier destinations for people to learn and live, but now are internationally known in all parts of the Hemisphere. Coral Gables will be the destination of choice for research-based health care and innovation. Sarah Nesbitt Artecona, Assistant Vice President, Community Relations, University of Miami and 2009-10 Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chair

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Today, the architecture downtown reflects the style that George Merrick started. I hope this look will continue not only for 10 years, but for eternity.

In this decade leading up to the celebration of the city’s centennial in 2026, the city and the downtown area will continue to grow according to the blueprints created by George Merrick and enhanced by the leaders and people of Coral Gables. Actors’ Playhouse at the historic Miracle Theatre will continue to be a major asset for economic prosperity and quality of life, in partnership with the city. Barbara Stein, Executive Producing Director, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Cooper Robertson & Partners


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A Coral Gables landmark, included in the National Register of Historic Places, this 820,000 gallon swimming pool was built in 1923 from a coral rock quarry. The pool is fed with cool spring water, which is returned to the aquifer and changed every week, and is surrounded by two waterfalls, coral caves and grottos. Also bordering the Venetian Pool are buildings of Venetian-style architecture, designed by Denman Fink, uncle of George Merrick. The Venetian Pool is open every day except Mondays (seven days during the summer) and is available after closing for private parties, weddings, banquets and special events. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba and water aerobics are offered for those who want to pursue fitness in a spectacular setting. 2701 DeSoto Boulevard (305) 460-5356 • www.gablesrecreation.com


The City of Coral Gables operates Granada Golf Course, which was designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the oldest nine-hole course in Florida. Generous fairways, accessible greens, minimal bunkering and no water hazards make Granada extremely playable for golfers of all abilities. The course underwent a complete make-over in the Summer of 2015, and should be in tip-top shape for the busy Winter season. Granada is also an exceptional value: $15 to walk (for residents), $29.50 to ride weekends, and a twilight walking rate of only $12 ($16 for visitors). 2001 Granada Blvd. (305) 460-5367 • www.gablesrecreation.com


Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1926, the Biltmore Golf course in recent years underwent a multi-million dollar facelift. The renovations have resulted in a world-class golfing experience for golfers of all abilities. Add the historic Biltmore Hotel as a backdrop

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Coral Gables and you’ve got something truly unique. Green fees (including cart) start at $58 for Gables residents in the summer, and are slightly higher in the winter and for non-residents. Amenities include a fullystocked pro shop with club rental and repair, driving range, two putting greens, an extensive chipping area, and a restaurant. The Biltmore Golf Course is the site of the annual Junior Orange Bowl golf tournament. 1210 Anastasia Avenue (305) 460-5364 • www.biltmorehotel.com


The War Memorial Youth Center is both an after school playground and a sports mecca. The sports fields are home to organized (and not-so-organized) games of football, baseball, softball and soccer. The outdoor basketball courts also double as a roller hockey arena. The indoor facilities include a full-sized gymnasium, dance room, fitness center and gymnastics room. Specialized classrooms are available for the numerous programs in arts and crafts, ceramics, drama and cooking, to name just a few. The youth center isn’t just for the young: many classes are offered for adults and the center is the location for the Coral Gables Adult Activity Center, 50+ adults with a bi-monthly calendar of activities. Add indoor and outdoor toddler playgrounds, a concession stand, and the War Memorial Youth Center has the whole family covered. 405 University Drive (305) 460-5600 • For senior programs: (305) 460-5609 www.gablesrecreation.com


The city operates two outstanding public tennis facilities. The Salvadore Park Tennis Center has 13 lighted clay courts and the newly remodeled William Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center has 10

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Coral Gables lighted hard courts and a large practice wall. Both facilities have fully-equipped pro shops, locker rooms, ball machine rental and helpful staffs. Private lessons and group clinics are available for players of all abilities. For young players there are after-school programs, Saturday classes and summer and holiday camps. Both centers also host league play and weekly round-robin tournaments. Daytime hourly court fees are $4.35 per player and night play costs $7.60 (Prices are slightly higher for non-Miami-Dade residents). Both Centers are open seven days a week. Salvadore Park Tennis Center — 1120 Andalusia Avenue • (305) 460-5333 William Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center — 1150 Anastasia Avenue (305) 460-5360 • www.gablesrecreation.com


Designed by landscape architect William Lyman Phillips in 1938, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre natural preserve within Coral Gables. Fairchild has something for everyone: children and adult classes and educational programs, Earth Day celebrations, and much more. There are guided walking tours, tram tours and special seasonal events. There are over a dozen flower shows each year coordinated by local plant organizations, and an annual horticultural festival. There are also popular annual festivals celebrating chocolate, orchids, and mangos. 10901 Old Cutler Road (305) 667-1651 www.fairchildgarden.org


Known worldwide for its beautiful flora and fauna, South Florida has been attracting naturalists and outdoorsmen since the start of the Miami tourist boom. Nowhere in South Florida is there a better example of the legendary beauty they have been seeking than at Matheson Hammock Park located on Biscayne Bay. Among its many facilities, Matheson Hammock has a wellmarked 45-minute nature trail where you will be sure to encounter many species of native vegetation and wildlife. Other major components of the park include a wading beach, scenic picnic areas, marina and boat ramps, a bait and tackle shop, fuel facility, and a food stand. The wading beach on the Southeast end of the park is a favorite spot for sun worshippers and naturalists who explore the shallows in search of exotic plants and wildlife. Another popular draw of the park is its atoll pool, a man-made ring of coral with soft sand. Staffed by lifeguards, it’s a good place for a refreshing dip after a long walk. 9601 Old Cutler Road (305) 665-5475 www.miamidade.gov/parks Matheson Hammock Connie Crowther

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City of Coral Gables and Chamber of Commerce Events CORAL GABLES FARMERS MARKET

From mid-January to the end of March in front of Coral Gables City Hall. (305) 460-5600 • www.coralgables.com



• Annual Conference in August • “Good Morning Coral Gables” networking breakfast on the third Thursday of every month • Small Business Saturday November 26, 2016 • Wind Down Wednesday - first Wednesday of every month • Women’s Business Network Luncheons


Connie Crowther


Colorful fireworks fill the night skies over the Biltmore Golf Course, highlighting this Independence Day celebration. The City of Coral Gables, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several corporate citizens, team up to put on this much loved City event every year. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue www.coralgables.com

Ada Stevens with SnapHappy Photos

Each spring, this annual reception celebrates the international business and Consular Corps communities in Coral Gables. (305) 446-1657 www.coralgableschamber.org


Ada Stevens with SnapHappy Photos



This annual Fall event features a day of networking and fun on the links for golfers of all abilities. (305) 446-1657 www.coralgableschamber.org


Gallery Night has been a staple of City life for the last 20 years and is held the first Friday of the month. The free City trolley provides an easy way to travel between galleries, and to find your restaurant choice for the evening.



December 11-20, 2016 The annual Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is host to the best 12 & under and 14 & under tennis players from around the world. Over 1000 junior players come to Coral Gables to compete at various locations including, University of Miami, Salvadore Park, and the Biltmore Tennis Center. The tournament has hosted many future Champions who have gone on to play professionally, including; Andy Murray, Andre Agassi, Mary Joe Fernandez, and Monica Seles. December 26-30, 2016 The Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship is an annual invitational tournament held at the Biltmore Golf Course. The best amateur golfers in the world are invited to compete in Coral Gables at one of the most prestigious tournaments on the junior golf schedule. Past winners include professionals, Tiger Woods and Lexi Thompson.

Each May for the past 21 years, this Chamber event brings a thousand runners of all ages and abilities to City Hall for a fun and exciting race through the heart of The City Beautiful. (305) 446-1657 www.coralgableschamber.org

For three weeks in June, local restaurants offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus. Visit restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com for dates and other info about the 2017 event.





The Coral Gables Museum hosts a series of special events each month, including exhibit openings, concerts, wine tastings, walking and bicycle tours, lectures, and children’s activities. Call 305-6038067 or visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org to view the calendar of activities.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 This sizzling showdown showcases the very best in burgers – a cornerstone of our beloved American cuisine. Produced annually by The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, bonafide burger aficionados can sink their teeth into gourmet burgers prepared by more than twentyfive of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants. www.burgerliscious.com

Sunday, November 27, 2016 The signature event of the Junior Orange Bowl International Youth Festival! Hundreds of children and young people take to the streets of Downtown Coral Gables in this celebration of active youth and community! The Junior Orange Bowl Parade is a 67-year tradition in South Florida created especially for the kids -- and perfect for families. Featuring a vivid arrangement of marching bands, colorful floats, community groups and creative parade units, this Junior Orange Bowl Parade is a dazzling spectacle that is not to be missed.


Each December, George Merrick Park, located in front of City Hall, is transformed into a winter wonderland. (305) 460-5600 www.coralgables.com


Dozens of the area’s finest restaurants provide a tasting menu of their delightful cuisine. January 12, 2017 (305) 446-1657 www.coralgableschamber.org Connie Crowther


Elected Officials CITY OF CORAL GABLES

www.coralgables.com City Hall 405 Biltmore Way Coral Gables, FL 33134 Mayor Jim Cason (305) 460-5220 jimcason@coralgables.com Vice Mayor Frank C. Quesada (305) 569-1817 fquesada@coralgables.com Commissioners Patricia Keon (305) 569-1817 pkeon@coralgables.com Vince C. Lago. (305) 569-1817 vlago@coralgables.com Jeannett Slesnick (305) 460-5326 slesnick@coralgables.com City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark (305) 460-5201 cswanson@coralgables.com City Attorney Craig E. Leen (305) 460-5338 cleen@coralgables.com City Clerk Walter J. Foeman (305) 460-5210 wfoeman@coralgables.com


www.miamidade.gov Carlos A. Gimenez (305) 375-5071 mayor@miamidade.gov Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia (305) 375-4712 Commissioners Barbara J. Jordan (305) 375-5694 miamidade.gov/district01/ Jean Monestime (305) 375-4833 miamidade.gov/district02/ Audrey Edmonson (305) 375-5393 miamidade.gov/district03/ Sally A. Heyman (305) 375-5128 miamidade.gov/district04/ Bruno A. Barreiro (305) 643-8525 miamidade.gov/district05/ Rebeca Sosa (305) 375-5696 miamidade.gov/district06/ Xavier L. Suarez (305) 375-5680 miamidade.gov/district07/ Daniella Levine Cava (305) 375-5218 miamidade.gov/district08/ Dennis C. Moss (305) 375-4832 miamidade.gov/district09/


G a b l e s L IF E Houses of Worship

Javier D. Souto (305) 375-4835 miamidade.gov/district10/ Juan C. Zapata (305) 375-5511 miamidade.gov/district11/ Jose “Pepe” Diaz (305) 375-4343 miamidade.gov/district12/ Esteban Bovo, Jr. (305) 375-4831 miamidade.gov/district13/



3010 De Soto (305) 448-7421

www.flgov.com Governor Rick Scott The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 488-7146 Florida State Senate Members from Coral Gables Districts District 40: Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R) (305) 643-7200 portilla.miguel.web@flsenate.gov Florida House Members from Coral Gables Districts District 112: Rep. José Javier Rodríguez (D) (305) 854-0365 jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.com District 114: Rep. Erik Fresen (R) (305) 663-2011 fresen.erik@myfloridahouse.com State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle (D) (305) 547-0100 www.miamisao.com


222 Menores Ave (305) 446-6132

1400 Miller Road (305) 661-1648


1150 Stanford Drive (305) 284-2333


320 Palermo Avenue (305) 444-6541







110 Phoenetia Avenue (305) 443-0014

410 Andalusia Avenue (305) 443-1427

3930 LeJeune Road 444-0425 1142 Coral Way (305) 444-6176

536 Coral Way (305) 445-2578



5690 N. Kendall Drive (305) 661-3436


5999 Ponce de Leon (305) 667-7508


136 Frow Avenue (305) 443-8166

1185 Sunset Drive (305) 661-7374



5500 Granada (305) 667-5657


624 Anastasia Avenue (305) 448-4425

950 University Drive (305) 444-8435 5275 Sunset Drive (305) 666-8586

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 133 Ponce de Leon (305) 444-9885


United States Senate Senator Marco Rubio 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3041 8669 NW 36th Street, Suite 110 Doral, FL 33166 (305) 418-8553 www.rubio.senate.gov Senator Bill Nelson 716 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-5274 2555 Ponce De Leon Blvd #610 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 536-5999 billnelson.senate.gov Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 2470 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-0918 (202) 225-3931 4960 SW 72 Ave., Suite 208 Miami, Florida 33155 (305) 668-2285 house.gov/ros-lehtinen


Flags on Ponce


ong may the Flags on Ponce wave above what was city founder George Merrick’s downtown Coral Gables, along Ponce de Leon Boulevard. The Flags on Ponce program, flying flags of many nations along the boulevard between December and June, is a stately symbol of the rich cultural diversity of the city, and a tribute to our international business community. Managed since 1993 by the city and the Chamber of Commerce, the flag display is now a project of the Global Affairs Committee of the Coral Gables Chamber. The program requires strong business and community support to remain sustainable. This year’s program sponsors are:

Consulate of Uruguay in Miami EWM Taipaei Economic Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Consul of Australia EPGD Attorneys at Law Consul of Rep of Korea Baptist Health South Florida Costa Rican American Chamber eMerge Consul of Barbados Nero Immigration Law Sora Global Insurance & Consulting Consulate of Monaco in Miami Polish American Chamber of Commerce



G a bles L I FE City Departments OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER 405 Biltmore Way, 1st Floor Phone: (305) 460-5201 Fax: (305) 460-5350


2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 720 Phone: (305) 460-5311 Fax: (305) 445-9623


405 Biltmore Way, 1st Floor Phone: (305) 460-5276 Fax: (305) 460-5371

405 Biltmore Way, 2nd Floor Phone: (305) 460-5218 Fax: (305) 460-5264 405 Biltmore Way, 1st Floor Phone: (305) 460-5210 Fax: (305) 460-5309

CABLE TV DIVISION–CGTV 2801 Salzedo St., Basement Phone: (305) 460-5521 Fax: (305) 460-5489

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARKING DIVISION 2801 Salzedo St., 2nd Floor Phone: (305) 460-5540 Fax: (305) 460-5595

PARKS AND RECREATION DIVISION 405 University Drive Phone: (305) 460-5620 Fax: (305) 460-5639

PUBLIC SERVICE DIVISION 2800 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33155 Phone: (305) 460-5131 Fax: (305) 460-5133

SENIOR SERVICES DIVISION 405 University Drive Phone: (305) 460-5609 Fax: (305) 460-5639

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT BUILDING DIVISION 405 Biltmore Way, 3rd Fl. Phone: (305) 460-5235 Fax: (305) 460-5348



Station No. 1, 2815 Salzedo St. Phone: (305) 442-1600 Fax: (305) 460-5596

HISTORICAL RESOURCES & CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT 2327 Salzedo Street Phone: (305) 460-5093 Fax: (305) 460-5097

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 2801 Salzedo St., 2nd Floor Phone: (305) 460-5523 Fax: (305) 460-5518


2801 Salzedo St. Phone: (305) 569-CGIT (2448) Fax: (305) 441-5752


405 Biltmore Way, 2nd Floor Phone: (305) 460-5220 Fax: (305) 460-5247


4520 Ponce de Leon Blvd Phone: (305) 460-5351


2801 Salzedo St. Phone: (305) 442-1600 Fax: (305) 460-5499





427 Biltmore Way Phone: (305) 460-5211 Fax: (305) 460-5327

405 Biltmore Way, 3rd Fl. (305) 441-5777



405 Biltmore Way, Phone: (305) 460-5205 Fax: (305) 460-5350 2800 SW 72nd Ave Phone: (305) 460-5000 Fax: (305) 460-5080

For more information please visit: www.coralgables.com

Population Households Population Growth Projection (2015-20) Average Household Size Median Household Income Average Household Income Median Age Total Population Income less than $ 15,000 $15,000 - 24,999 $25,000 - 34,999 $35,000 - 49,999 $50,000 - 74,999 $75,000 - 99,999 $100,000 - 124,999 $125,000 - 149,999 $150,000 - 199,999 $200,000 - 499,999 $250,000 - 499,999 $500,000 and more 2014 Estimated % Population by Age: 0-4 5-9 10 - 14 15 - 17 18 - 20 21 - 24 25 - 34 35 - 44 45 - 54 55 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 and over

Australia: Honorary Consulate 2701 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 200 (305) 448-5672

Italy: Consulate General 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 590 (305) 374-3595

Spain: Consulate General 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 203 (305) 446-2608

Barbados: Consulate General 2121 Ponce de Leon, Suite 1300 (786) 515-1201

Italy: Trade Commission 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 590 (305) 461-3896

Spain: Office of Education 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 1000 (305) 448-2146

Belize: Honorary Consulate 1600 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 904 (305) 755-0276

Monaco: Honorary Consulate 1600 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste 1053 (786) 369-0484

Spain: Tourist Office of Spain 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 605 (305) 476-1966

Colombia: Consulate General 280 Aragon Avenue (305) 446-6060

Norway: Honorary Consulate 850 South Douglas Road, Suite 580 (305) 358-4386

Spain: Trade Commission 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 1114 (305) 446-4387

El Salvador: Consulate General 2600 Douglas Road, Suite 104 (305) 774-0840, Ext. 817

St. Kitts and Nevis: Honorary Consul 6855 Red Road, Suite 600 (786) 662-7222

Hungary: Honorary Consulate 1550 Madruga Avenue, Suite 314 (305) 448-2131

St. Lucia: Consulate General 2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 850 (305) 586-2076

Catalonia/Spain: ACC10 (Formerly the Consortium for Commercial Promotion of Catalonia) 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 810 (305) 442-4018


51,117 18,935

2,693,117 928,604

5.00% 2.35 $68,115 $120,672 39.7 13.01% 9.28% 8.37% 10.20% 12.63% 7.97% 8.11% 4.98% 7.34% 3.60% 8.46% 6.06%

6.57% 2.83 $42,148 $63,419 39.3 18.09% 13.62% 11.62% 14.01% 16.16% 9.56% 6.40% 3.03% 3.26% 1.26% 2.04% 0.95%

4.55% 4.83% 5.22% 3.13% 9.03% 7.08% 10.78% 11.98% 14.02% 12.59% 9.09% 5.02% 2.66%

5.79% 5.78% 5.79% 3.83% 3.89% 5.46% 13.79% 14.18% 14.92% 11.74% 7.97% 4.83% 2.03%

Data Source: Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser; BEBR (Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida); Population/Demographic Data: The Nielsen Company, 2013.

Consulates, Foreign Trade and Tourism Offices


Coral Miami-Dade Gables County

Taipei: Economic and Cultural Office in Miami (Also includes the Taiwan Consulate General) 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 610 (305) 443-8917 Thailand: Honorary Consulate 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 300 (305) 445-7577 Uruguay: Consulate/ Office of Foreign Missions Regional Office 95 Merrick Way, Suite 505 (305) 442-4943


Photo by Connie Crowther

Coral G ables Visitors Guide

Resaurans • Shopping • Ars & Culure • Hoels




f you have a taste for Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, CAFFÉ ITALIA SW 8th Street Argentinian, Mexican, Caribbean, French, Brazilian, British, 3800 (305) 441-1199 Irish, Cuban, Middle Eastern, Peruvian, Spanish, German, CAFFÉ VIALETTO Indian, Japanese, Chinese or even American food, you can find it 4019 LeJeune Road (305) 446-5659 in Coral Gables. The Gables is renowned for the variety and the caffevialetto.com quality of its restaurants, and many award-winning and celebrated THE CAFÉ AT WHOLE FOODS 6701 Red Road chefs have had multiple-starred restaurants here. 305 421-9421


The Biltmore Hotel (305) 445-1926 biltmorehotel.com/dining


4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 446-3310


98 Miracle Mile (786) 899-6053 5411empanada.com


300 Miracle Mile (305) 774-9940 cpk.com


Shops at Merrick Park 320 San Lorenzo Avenue, #1205 (786) 536-9388 brasseriecentralmiami.com




2418 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 443-9992 bricktops.com


2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 461-5919


2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (786) 456-9200 anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com

2504 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 441-2545 bugattirestaurant.com


2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 441-0107 bullagastrobar.com



2001 Granada Blvd. (305) 567-3100


136 Miracle Mile (305) 967-8260 burgerfi.com


395 Alcazar Avenue (305) 448-4311 bk.com


1411 Sunset Drive (305) 669-8181 buttercreamcupcakes.com


265 Aragon Avenue (305) 448-9599 booksandbooks.com

1930 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 476-5885 aromas-delperu.com


1238 South Dixie Highway (305) 666-9519 thebagelemporium.com


157 Giralda Avenue (305) 444-2397 bangkokbangkok.net


172 Giralda Avenue (305) 442-2730 gablesthebar.com


2351 Salzedo (305) 877-6722


339 Miracle Mile (786) 502-4684 bellmontrestaurant.com


80 Aragon Avenue (305) 442-1800 benjerry.com/coralgables

2614 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-3736 cantonrestaurants.com

CASCADE POOLSIDE BAR & GRILL The Biltmore Hotel 1200 Andalusia Avenue (305) 445-1926 biltmorehotel.com

CASTELLUCCIO RISTORANTE 146 Giralda Avenue (305) 446-3121 castelluccioristorante.com

CAVA TABLAO FLAMENCO RESTAURANT 3850 SW 8th Street (305) 433-7666 cavamia.com


Shops at Merrick Park 330 San Lorenzo Avenue (305) 445-5070 cestboncafe.com


166 Alhambra Circle (305) 444-1121



2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (786) 703-9183 cafécuruba.com

4700 LeJeune Road (305) 666-0103 cheftianexpress.com


111 Miracle Mile (305) 442-7555 chickenkitchen.com

CHICKEN KITCHEN/DON PAN 400 South Dixie Highway (305) 667-6051 chickenkitchen.com


248 Andalusia Avenue (305) 461-3200 396 Alhambra Circle (786) 534-8500 chocolatefashiononline.com

DOREE LA BAGUETTE CAFÉ 550 Biltmore Way, #107 (305) 444-0920


2600 Douglas Road (305) 442-2163


804 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-6524 eatinghousemiami.com

EINSTEIN BROTHERS BAGELS 202 Miracle Mile (305) 444-9928 einsteinbros.com


999 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-8929

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES 1540 South Dixie Highway (305) 740-5972 fiveguys.com

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 569-7995 flemingssteakhouse.com


The Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue (305) 445-1926 biltmorehotel.com/dining

FOUNTAIN BISTRO BY EURO TABLE 800 Douglas Road (305) 448-0048 eurotablecatering.com



318 Aragon Avenue (305) 441-0700 caffeabbracci.com


264 Miracle Mile (786) 452-0068 fratellinoristorante.com


2618 Galiano Street (305) 442-4554 frenchiesdiner.com


60 Merrick Way (305) 774-1883 bierhaus.cc


Proud to be the only restaurant in Miami serving “Cochinillo a la leña” Suckling pig roasted in a wood-fired oven brought from Spain

2626 Ponce De Leon Blvd. (786) 600-1975 choicescafe.com


3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 446-1400 christysrestaurant.com


45 Miracle Mile (305) 442-4925 cibowinebar.com


Coral Gables Art Cinema 260 Aragon Avenue (786) 385-9689 gablescinema.com


COCOLIMON FROZEN YOGURT 126 Miracle Mile (305) 441-2233 cocolimonusa.com


(786) 502-4684


100 Almeria Avenue (305) 529-6642

GABLES JUICE BAR & MUSCLE PIZZA 230 Almeria Avenue (305) 529-9090 gablesjuicebar.com


206 Miracle Mile (Coming soon)

1449 Sunset Drive (305) 284-9989 georgesinthegrove.com

Courtyard by Marriott 2051 LeJeune Road (305) 443-2301

2346 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 460-6010 giardinosalads.com



1400 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-7900 5877 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 667-3666 dominos.com

300 Alhambra Circle (305) 448-4949 cafédemetrio.com


The Authentic Taste of Spain in the Heart of Coral Gables


160 Giralda Avenue (786) 360-3775 devinoceviche.com

325 Alcazar Avenue (305) 446-1600 francescorestaurant.com

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brunch • lunch • Dinner Private DininG • live Music tablao FlaMenco shows

1 Miracle Mile (305) 445-2300 1150 South Dixie Highway (305) 666-6250 dennys.com



255 Alhambra Circle (305) 441-2676 alhambrastationcafe.com




242 Miracle Mile (305) 567-2000 benihana.com


117 Miracle Mile (305) 529-9922 angeliqueeurocafe.com

169 Miracle Mile (786) 360-4026 cremagourmet.com


2330 Salzedo Street (305) 960-7016






Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road (305) 667-1651 fairchildgarden.org


116 Alhambra Circle (305) 445-8777 lapalmarestaurant.net


377 Alhambra Circle (305) 445-3555 theglobecafe.com

2300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 476-0530 1573 Sunset Drive (786) 268-1160

4555 Ponce de Leon Blvd. 305-669-0677 gourmet-table.com

254 Giralda Avenue (786) 362-5677 tabernagiralda.com


GRAZIANO’S CORAL GABLES 394 Giralda Avenue (305) 774-3599 grazianosgroup.com

GRAZIANO’S GOURMET MARKET 2301 Galiano Street (305) 460-0001 grazianosgroup.com

GREEN GABLES CAFE 327 Alhambra Circle (305) 445-7015 greengablescafe.com


4750 Jefferson Street (305) 444-1176 greengardenorganics.com

GREEN LIFE MIAMI ORGANIC BISTRO 104 Giralda Avenue (786) 409-5592


271 Alhambra Circle (305) 444-0504 gustofinogourmet.com


LATIN BOHEMIA GRILL 3894 SW 8th Street (786) 439-2852

LATIN SABOR CAFÉTERIA 801 Madrid (786) 615-2795 latinsabormiami.com


92 Miracle Mile (305) 442-9915


266 Miracle Mile (305) 448-8984 leprovencalrestaurant.com

LE TARTINE TERESA ITALIAN TRATTORIA 94 Miracle Mile (305) 200-3210 letartineteresa.com



997 North Greenway Drive (305) 392-0819 libertycaffe.com


150 Giralda Avenue (305) 648-5687 thelocal150.com

286 Miracle Mile (786) 615-9786 haagendazs.us

4612 LeJeune Road (305) 661-2622 hharrys.com


201 Miracle Mile (305) 529-0141 hillstone.com

HOLIDAY INN TOUCAN’S RESTAURANT 1350 South Dixie Highway (305) 667-5611 hicoralgables.com/dining


143 Giralda Avenue (305) 814-5872 iIkurasushilounge.com


70 Aragon Avenue (305) 476-0655 ironsushi.com

JANETTE & CO MACARON & FRENCH PASTRIES 208 Miracle Miles (786) 542-1762 janetteandco.com

JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES 125 Miracle Mile (305) 447-9900 jimmyjohns.com


1232 South Dixie Highway (305) 663-3535 joesoldschoolpizzamiami.com


253 Miracle Mile (305) 445-3777 johnmartins.com


288 Aragon Avenue, Suite A (305) 775-3607 jugofresh.com


3805 SW 8th Street (305) 448-8224


177 Giralda Avenue (305) 446-2002 ladoradarestaurant.com

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318 Miracle Mile (305) 446-2360

LOUI FRIENDLY FOOD 271 Miracle Mile (305) 446-2360 louirestaurants.com

LOVE IS BLIND FOOD & WINE 225 Altara Avenue (305) 748-6118 loveisblindrestaurant.com



1390 South Dixie Highway, #2122 (305) 661-8557 manateedeli.com


112 Giralda (Coming soon)


223 Valencia Avenue (305) 476-9800 maroosh.com


1148 South Dixie Highway 305 666-9771 mcdonalds.com

MESA MAR SEAFOOD TABLE 264 Giralda Avenue (305) 640-8448 mesamar.com

MILLER’S CORAL GABLES ALE HOUSE 101 Miracle Mile (305) 444-3600 millersalehouse.com


276 Alhambra Circle (305) 443-3739 mintleafib.com


1548 South Dixie Highway (786) 200-6153 mishascupcakes.com

BRUNCH | LUNCH | DINNER 2500 PONCE DE LEON blvd, CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 5335 NW 87 AVE #C102 Doral, Fl 33166 BULLAgastrobar.COM @BULLAGASTROBAR


146 Giralda Avenue (305) 446-8006 misssaigonbistro.com 9211 BULcityBeautifulAd.indd 2

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1118 South Dixie Highway (305) 668-9890 moonthai.com 76 Miracle Mile (Coming soon)

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 442-1662 mortons.com


232 Miracle Mile (786) 558-8715 myceviche.com


Hotel Chateaubleau 1111 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 461-0403 hotelchateaubleau.com/mylos


1554 South Dixie Highway (305) 667-0244 myyogurtbliss.com

NEIMAN MARCUS: MARIPOSA Shops at Merrick Park 390 San Lorenzo Avenue (786) 999-1000 niemanmarcus.com

NORDSTROM: CAFÉ BISTRO Shops at Merrick Park 4310 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (786) 999-1313 nordstrom.com


Shops at Merrick Park 4310 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (786) 999-1313 nordstrom.com

OBBA SUSHI AND MORE 160 Andalusia Avenue 305-445-7800 obbasushi.com


1100 South Dixie Highway (305) 663-5881 ohhonoodlesmarket.com


2325 Galiano Street (305) 441-7902 openstageclub.com

ORTANIQUE ON THE MILE 278 Miracle Mile (305) 446-7710 cindyhutsoncuisine.com


The Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue (305) 445-1926 biltmorehotel.com/dining

227 Aragon Avenue (305) 446-3131 peterbrooke.com 216 Palermo (786) 801-1074


1559 Sunset Drive (305) 668-0396 sportsgrillmiami.com


1514 South Dixie Highway (305) 504-2704 eatspringchicken.com


2305 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 444-3388 spritzcoralgables.com

30 Giralda Avenue (305) 446-5666 pinchofactory.com


Shops of Merrick Park (305) 448-2423 piripimiami.com


90 Miracle Mile (305) 569-9092 pitanschwarma.com


POC AMERICAN FUSION BUFFET/SUSHI 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 529-0882 pocbuffet.com


153 Giralda Avenue (Coming soon)




2350 Douglas Road (305) 461-1915 pollotropical.com

Matheson Hammock Park 9601 Old Cutler Road (305) 668-8788 redfishgrill.net 317 Miracle Mile (305) 446-2690 redkoilounge.com

415 Biltmore Way, #104B (305) 444-2025 sucre-café.com

2413 Galiano Street (305) 461-0711 pomodorospizza.com


141 Aragon Avenue (786) 409-6866, (305) 351-9331 (Delivery) pummarola.us



RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 2320 Salzedo Street (305) 461-8360 ruthschris.com


2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 569-1300 eurotablecatering.com




1596 South Dixie Highway (305) 668-8484 papajohns.com

PARDO’S PERUVIAN CUISINE 2312 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 529-2475 pardoschickenfl.com


2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 442-9671 pascalmiami.com

PASIÓN DEL CIELO 100 Giralda Ave. (305) 448-0007 pasioncoffee.com


244 Miracle Mile (305) 640-8376 delicatessenpatagonia.com 50


262 Andalusia Avenue (305) 445-1820 sub-serious.com 279 Miracle Mile (305) 443-9748 2211 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 774-0775 1552 South Dixie Highway (305) 661-0909 455 South Dixie Highway (305) 662-6618 203 University Drive (305) 529-9525 1311 Miller Drive/UM Campus (305) 284-6492 subway.com


137 Miracle Mile (305) 448-0478 panerabread.com

200 Miracle Mile (305) 443-6620 475 South Dixie Highway (305) 669-0944 1122 South Dixie Highway (305) 661-9596 1350 Miller Road/UM Campus (305) 284-2715 starbucks.com



1350 Miller Drive/UM (305) 284-1840

205 Aragon Avenue (305) 599-9963 smallteaco.com

440 South Dixie Highway (305) 665-7020 sakuragables.com Shops at Merrick Park 360 San Lorenzo Avenue (305) 447-6555 sawarestaurant.com


321 Miracle Mile (305) 442-8552 seasons52.com


2030 South Douglas Road (786) 542-1603 sevendialsmiami.com


1470 South Dixie Highway (786) 470-3701 shakeshack.com


6901 Red Road (305) 665-9661 shulas347gables.com


127-29 Miracle Mile (Coming soon)


2334 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 443-1884 sushimakirestaurants.com


159 Aragon Avenue (305) 445-2584 izakayarestaurant.com


180 Aragon Avenue (305) 448-4990 sushisamba.com

SWENSEN’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR & RESTAURANT 1586 South Dixie Highway (305) 661-7658 swensonsrestaurant.com

SWINE SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (786) 360-6443 runpigrun.com


1201 South Dixie Highway 305-668-7808 tgifridays.com 141 Giralda Avenue (305) 704-8007 threefoldcafe.com

TITANIC BREWERY & RESTAURANT 5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 667-2537 titanicbrewery.com


1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 441-5398 torangerestaurant.com


2 Aragon Avenue (305) 444-7433


Hyatt Regency Hotel 50 Alhambra Plaza (305) 441-1234 coralgableshyatt.com

UNCLE TOMS BARBECUE 3988 SW 8th Street (305) 445-0844 utbbq.com

UNIVERSITY CHICK-N-GRILL 1232 South Dixie Highway (786) 621-7300

UVAGGIO RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 70 Miracle Mile (305) 448-2400 uvaggiowine.com

VEGANAROMA ORGANIC CAFÉ 3808 SW 8th Street (305) 444-3826 veganaroma.com


243 University Drive (786) 334-6622 vickybakery.com


Shops at Merrick Park 358 San Lorenzo Avenue (305) 447-8144 villagiorestaurants.com


374 Miracle Mile (786) 773-5918 Vivigelateria.com


2625 Ponce de Leon Boulevard (786) 452-9634 elwapotaco.com


3600 South Dixie Highway (305) 442-8404 1350 Miller Dr., Rm. 132/UM Campus (305) 284-5049 wendys.com


1407 Sunset Drive (305) 665-2565 whipndipicecream.com


Shops at Merrick Park 320 San Lorenzo Avenue (305) 447-9273 yardhouse.com



Shops at Merrick Park 385 San Lorenzo Avenue (305) 567-1170 yogurberry.com


357 Alcazar Avenue (305) 442-8600 yugarestaurant.com

473 South Dixie Highway 305 663-3200 tacoricomex.com

2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-6034 talaveraspot.com


65 Miracle Mile (305) 444-3210 tarponbend.com


1569 Sunset Drive (786) 717-6749 teixeiraportugal.com





iracle Mile, the Gables’ storied main street created by visionary retailers in the 1940s, has experienced a renaissance in the past decade. Fueling this rebirth have been new restaurants and highly favored retail establishments, award-winning theater and cultural offerings, galleries galore, downtown residences and mixed-use centers, and the city’s continued commitment to landscaping and convenient parking. The Shops at Merrick Park attracts international shoppers to its 100 highend stores such as Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom, with scores of boutiques and nationally known shops on three stories nestled between the anchor stores. The Shops at Merrick Park has spawned a new era of development in the district, located between Ponce de Leon Boulevard and LeJeune Roads, and U.S. 1 and Bird Road.


Neiman Marcus (786) 999-1000 Nordstrom (786) 999-1313


Furla (305) 443-4945 Gucci (305) 441-2004 Kate Spade (305) 441-2377 Michael Kors (305) 428-8771


120% Lino (305) 774-1212 Adolfo Dominguez (305) 774-7383 Babycottons (305) 443-3824 Bognar & Piccolini (305) 442-8330 Boy Meets Girl (305) 445-9668 Harmont & Blaine (305) 443-0002 Janie and Jack (305) 447-0810 Koko & Palenki (305) 444-0626 liapela modern baby (305) 441-0658 Peek (305) 615-2627 Pili Carrera (305) 529-7799 Purification Garcia (305) 444-1856 Vince (786) 437-9774 Vineyard Vines (305) 442-1580


H.Stern (305) 443-8887 Mayors (305) 446-1233 Silver Edge (305) 443-9796 SWATCH (305) 448-7099 Tiffany & Co. (305) 529-4390 Tourneau (305) 448-6878


120% Lino (305) 774-1212 Adolfo Dominguez (305) 774-7383 Atelier (305) 774-0771 Banana Republic (305) 448-9263 BOSS Hugo Boss (305) 442-0011 Burberry (305) 446-1550


Canali (305) 446-1499 Faconnable (305) 774-5868 Harmont & Blaine (305) 443-0002 J. Crew (305) 444-3162 Koko & Palenki (305) 444-0626 Lacoste (305) 460-9901 Madewell (305) 442-7462 Purification Garcia (305) 444-1856 Tommy Bahama (305) 445-8896 Vince (786) 437-9774 Vineyard Vines (305) 442-1580


120% Lino (305) 774-1212 A Pea in the Pod (305) 648-1201 Adolfo Dominguez (305) 774-7383 Agent Provocateur (305) 460-0066 Ann Taylor (305) 567-8959 Anthropologie (305) 443-0021 Athleta (305) 441-9581 Banana Republic (305) 448-9263 bebe (305) 445-3122 Burberry (305) 446-1550 Calypso St. Barth (305) 448-7916 CH Carolina Herrera (305) 448-3333 Chico’s (305) 446-6932 Diane von Furstenberg (305) 446-4003 Francesca’s (305) 461-5839 Harmont & Blaine (305) 443-0002 Islandgirl Miami (305) 648-3333 J.Crew (305) 444-3162 Jolie (786) 362-8734 Koko & Palenki (305) 444-0626 Lacoste (305) 460-9901 Lilly Pulitzer (305) 441-9837 Lululemon (305) 461-9981 Madewell (305) 442-7462 OndadeMar (305) 443-7105

Purification Garcia (305) 444-1856 Silvia Tcherassi (305) 461-0009 Tommy Bahama (305) 445-8896 Victoria’s Secret (305) 567-1352 Vince (786) 437-9774 Vineyard Vines (305) 442-1580 White House Black Market (305) 529-0488


L’Occitane En Provence (305) 445-1040 Sephora (305) 529-1215


Artefacto (305) 774-0004 Crate & Barrel (305) 460-3560 Emilio Robba (305) 774-9648 Pedini Miami (855) 573-3464 Pottery Barn (305) 569-9022 Pottery Barn Kids (305) 446-6511 Rugs by Zhaleh (305) 448-3777 Williams-Sonoma (305) 446-9421


Cole Haan (305) 442-0882 Jimmy Choo (305) 443-6124 Pelle Line (305) 444-1095


Blo (305) 456-8850 Bayview Financial (305) 854-8880 Edward Beiner (305) 461-1808 Godiva Chocolatier (305) 648-1749 Gymboree Play & Music (305) 476-9500 L’Voyage (305) 774-0798 Sunglass Hut (786) 497-0664


Equinox Fitness Club and Spa (786) 497-8200 SoulCycle Coral Gables 305.740.3600


231 Salon 231 Aragon Ave (786) 391-2996 Actua The Salon 262 Giralda Ave (305) 447-9200 Avant Garde Salon & Spa 155 Miracle Mile (305) 442-8136 B’Livinn Organic Beauty & Urban Spa 154 Giralda Ave (786) 716-5377 Blow Dry & More 142 Giralda Ave (305) 299-9261 BNT Nails 137 Aragon Ave (305) 569-7659 Cherry Blow Dry Bar 210 Miracle Mile (305) 928-1008

Dessange 330 Miracle Mile (305) 445-3446 Evolution Salon & Spa 87 Merrick Way (305) 448-8222 Flirt & Flutter 2323 South Le Jeune Road (786) 422-4148 GBS The Beauty Store 308 Miracle Mile 305-446-6654 Giralda Hair Studio 176 Giralda Avenue (305) 444-4604 Gloss 214 Andalusia Ave (305) 569-7700 Hair Color Sense Salon 1 Andalusia Avenue (305) 460-4700 Hair Cuttery 223-B Miracle Mile (305) 446-2244 International Hair Boutique 79 Merrick Way (305) 431-7484 Jolure Beauty Atelier 62 Miracle Mile (305) 444-2374 La Bella Salon 2417 Galiano St. (305) 444-1412 Massage Envy 256 Miracle Mile (305) 774-0000 Mayte Nardo Hair Design 40 Giralda Ave (305) 447-0242 Miracle Nails Spa & Wax 80 Miracle Mile (305) 982-8601 Monet Coiffure 392 Miracle Mile (305) 448-7758 Nerio Camargo 57 Miracle Mile (786) 391-2712 Paris-Claire Salon 345 Miracle Mile (305) 448-5514 Portfolio Salon 281 Miracle Mile (305) 443-0101 Razzle Dazzle Blow Dry Bar 241 Miracle Mile (305) 774-0074 Red Carpet Salon 349 Aragon Avenue (305) 441-0844 Rodolfo Hair Gallery 288 Aragon Ave Ste B (305) 444-7443 Sesderma 67 Miracle Mile (305) 441-1484 Siutse Hair Extensions 214 Miracle Mile (305) 456-2989 Stile 210 Aragon Ave (305) 441-0008 Studio Chroma 145 Aragon Ave (786) 518-2920 Supercuts 2309 Ponce de Leon (305) 444-4343 The Hairy Ape 2431 Galiano St (305) 444-3464 The Neat Waxing Co. 2344 Salzedo ST (305) 442-9195 ThinSpa 349 Miracle Mile (786) 391-1274 Uni K Wax 165 Aragon Ave (305) 403-3223 Well Groomed Gentleman 130 Miracle Mile (786) 534-5664















Downtown Coral Gables is an elegant and sophisticated destination with some of the finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and lively cultural venues. It’s Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep secret and visitors fall in love with when they find it.



Shopping ZenHair 300 Aragon Avenue, #160 (305) 936-4247


Aire 361 Miracle Mile (305) 444-1512 Alegria’s Bride 120 Miracle Mile (305) 448-0699 Alessa’s Bridal 73 Merrick Way (305) 575-1442 Alfred Angelo Bridal 246 Miracle Mile (305) 529-5822 Bellissima Bridal 371 Miracle Mile (305) 476-1500 Bijou Bridal 348 Miracle Mile (305) 639-8607 Creative Weddings 272 Miracle Mile (305) 529-5811 Daisy Tarsi 311 Miracle Mile (305) 441-6796 David’s Bridal 37-39-41 Miracle Mile (305) 441-7079 Ella Bella Rozio Couture 391 Aragon Ave (305) 648-1020 Gabriella Arango Couture 332 Miracle Mile (305) 448-7599 J. del Olmo Bridal Gallery 322 Miracle Mile (305) 448-3599 Julie Polanco Bridal & Accessories 341 Miralcle Mile (786) 523-1553 Leggenda Bridals 34 Miracle Mile (305) 447-9100 Lilian Designs 60 Miracle Mile (305) 447-6622 Marylen Exposito Weddings 320 Miracle Mile, Suite 203 (305) 505-6642 Merlili 356 Miracle Mile (305) 476-1715 Opera D’Arte 83 Merrick Way (786) 254-7658 Rosa Clara 365 Miracle Mile (305) 444-3130 Twinkle Twinkle 40 Miracle Mile (305) 444-3262


Barnes & Noble 152 Miracle Mile 305-446-4152 Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave (305) 442-4408


Macanoco & Co 2344 Ponce de Leon Blvd (305) 771-3433 Connie Crowther

CORAL GABLES VISITORS GUIDE Nini & Loli 2300 Salzedo Street (786) 534-7766 YoYo Children’s Boutique 293 Miracle Mile (786) 953-4720


Ross Dress For Less 2 Miracle Mile (305) 446-8440


AT & T Mobility 215 Miracle Mile (305) 445-5335 Metro PCS 262 Miracle Mile (305) 446-4835 Spy World 96 Miracle Mile (305) 542-4600


Flowers & Services 366 Miracle Mile (305) 460-6169


Aragon 101 101 Aragon Avenue (305) 443-7335 Artemide 2222 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 100 (305) 444-5800 Contempo 300 Aragon Avenue, #120 (305) 476-9590 GK Design Center 2317-19 Le Jeune Road (305) 461-1002 Grand Oriental Rug Gallery 383 Aragon Ave (305) 442-4500 Kettal Furniture Store 147 Miracle Mile (786) 552-9022 La Cuisine Appliances 50 Aragon Ave (305) 442-9006 Luminare 2331 Ponce De Leon Blvd (305) 448-7367 Maru’s Corner 355 Miracle Mile (786) 615-2773 MiaCucina 105-07 Miracle Mile (305) 444-7383 Notte Fatata 380 Miracle Mile (786) 332-4104 Oroa- Eichholtz 299 Miracle Mile (305) 224-8082 Patio & Things 240 Aragon Ave (305) 446-6163 Relax the Back 212 Miracle Mile (305) 445-0445 Strato Ambienti 141 Miracle Mile (786) 294-0614 The Rose Tree Cottage 388 Miracle Mile (305) 448-9688

The Shops at Merrick Park

Veneta Cucine 347 Miracle Mile (786) 502-8155 Violetas 233-A Miracle Mile (305) 381-0711


General Nutrition Center 263 Miracle Mile (305) 441-1952 Iron Tribe Fitness 22 Merrick Way (305) 459-1552 Orangetheory Fitness 2300 Salzedo Street (305) 460-6006 Pilates ProWorks 25 Merrick Way (305) 631-2534 Pilates Strong Studios 320 Miracle Mile Suite 204 (305) 401-2665 Vibronics 320 Miracle Mile, Ste 204 (305) 444-5918 Water Biking Studio 59 Merrick Way (786) 577-8927


Erik Diamond Estate and Fine Jewelry 386 Miracle Mile (305) 443-7373 French Riviera Jewelers 369 Miracle Mile (305) 445-4000 Gables Gems 250 Miracle Mile (305) 444-2335 Jae’s Jewelers 237 Miracle Mile (305) 443-7724 Jose Roca Fine Jewelry Designs 297 Miracle Mile (305) 448-2808 Klein Jewelers 85 Merrick Way (305) 444-0042 Moray’s Jewelers 116 Miracle Mile (305) 374-0739 Snow’s Jewelers 270 Miracle Mile (305) 443-7448


Bertini European Clothing Men 357 Miracle Mile (305) 461-3374 Bolado Clothiers 314 Miracle Mile (305) 448-2507 Edoardo Borelli 102 Giralda Avenue (305) 570-7944 I & A Formal Wear 252 Miracle Mile (305) 444-5451 Jos. A. Banks 336 Miracle Mile (305) 441-0585 Men’s Wearhouse 348 Miracle Mile (305) 774-1062


Coral Gables Eyecare Center 58 Miracle Mile (305) 444-8331 I Designs Optical Boutique 269 Miracle Mile (305) 774-6900 Italian Eyewear, Inc. 204 Aragon Avenue (305) 591-0770


Navarro 93 Miracle Mile (305) 445-1059


In Focus Studios 320 Miracle Mile #203 (305) 596-1885



Murnor Studio 264 Andalusia Ave (305) 444-3143 Ray Santana Photography 50 Giralda Avenue (305-) 431-0219


Bridget’s Shoe & Handbag Repair Store 2429 Galiano St (305) 443-5217 Melissa Shoes 216 Miracle Mile (786) 803-8581 SAS by Jay Marcus Shoes 44 Miracle Mile (305) 443-2002


Edible Arrangements 239 Miracle Mile (305) 648-2920 Gables Coin & Stamp Shop 82 Miracle Mile (305) 445-7561 Leica Cameras 372 Miracle Mile (305) 921-4433 No Boundaries Sport 220 Aragon Avenue (305) 444-3206 Silver Dragon 81 Merrick Way (783) 307-5575 The Giving Tree 248 Giralda Ave (305) 445-3967 The Golden Triangle 2308 Galiano Street (305) 447-1900


Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe 124 Miracle Mile (305) 445-4567


Bloom 293 Miracle Mile (305) 476-0300 Cattiva Boutique 257 Miracle Mile (305) 434-0979 Curves N’ Waves 275 Miracle Mile (305) 442-1430 Dominique 247 Miracle Mile (305) 444-9622 Emporium Boutique 86 Miracle Mile (786) 268-0689 Essence Boutique 78 Miracle Mile (305) 448-6777 Gables Corset Shoppe 256 Giralda Ave (786) 391-0986 Habit Boutique 256 Andalusia (786) 294-0825 Jennie’s Furs 72 Miracle Mile (305) 448-9386 Jossies Couture 295 Miracle Mile (305) 448-4455 Kiki 88 Miracle Mile (786) 773-2910 L Boutique 133 Giralda Avenue (305) 441-2772 My Best Friend’s Closet Boutique 68 Miracle Mile (305) 443-4840 Peace Love World 225 Miracle Mile (305) 444-5120 Pool Lab Show 376 Miracle Mile (786) 558-5233


Arts & Culture Museums


285 Aragon Avenue (305) 603-8067 () coralgablesmuseum.org The Coral Gables Museum celebrates, investigates and explores all aspects of architecture, landscape architecture, design and urban planning, historical preservation as well as historic and environmental preservation. The museum now offers walking and biking tours focused on Coral Gables architecture and history, concerts, lectures, wine tastings, photography competitions, children’s City Trekker summer camps and one-day camps throughout the year, and special- themed celebrations. The museum complex comprises the renovated 1939 Art Deco coral stone structure designed and built as a WPA project, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, beside a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery.


1301 Stanford Drive (305) 284-3535 miami.edu/lowe/ Opened in 1952, Miami-Dade County’s oldest art museum’s collection of 13,000- plus objects includes many Greco-Roman antiquities; Kress Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art; 17th-20th century art of the Americas and Europe; Asian; African; pre-Columbian and Native American. Rotated within large and intimate gallery spaces, the collections span 5,000 years and represent the best of Western and non-western art from classical to the contemporary. The Lowe is also the site of the new Myrna and Sheldon Palley Pavilion for Contemporary Glass and Studio Arts, which features a $3.5 million glass collection.


907 Coral Way (305) 460-5361 coralgables.com/CGWeb/merrickhouse.aspx Merrick House was constructed in 1907 and was home to the Reverend Solomon and Althea Merrick, the parents of Coral Gables founder George Merrick. Coral Gables Merrick House is open for tours Wednesdays and Sundays.

Coral Gables Art Galleries THE AMERICAS COLLECTION 4213 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 446-5578 americascollection.com


Merrick Shops 330 San Lorenzo Avenue, #1315 (305) 456-2470 artrageousgallery.com Connie Crowther

ARTSPACE/VIRGINIA MILLER GALLERIES 169 Madeira Avenue (305) 444-4493 virginiamiller.com

CAS GALLERY - UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES GALLERY 1210 Stanford Drive (305) 284-2543 miami.edu/art


146 Madeira Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33134 (786) 615-2622 / (305) 906-5105


3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 461-1050 cernudaarte.com


LOWE ART MUSEUM 1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, Florida 33146

305 Alcazar Avenue (786) 877-1045 humbertobenitez.com

JORGE M. SORI FINE ART 2970 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 567-3151 jorgesorifineart.com

KLARA CHAVARRIA CONTEMPORARY FINE ART 2912 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 282-2116 klarachavarria.com


University of Miami 1300 Campo Sano Drive (305) 284-2543


147 Giralda Avenue (305) 720-5172 rdzfineart.com

TORNA PRADO FINE ART COLLECTION 3306 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #111 (305) 476-8444 tornaartgallery.com


550 Biltmore Way, Suite 111 (305) 648-3007 tresart.us

Other Art Spaces ALHAMBRA ANTIQUES EUROPEAN FINE ART 2850 Salzedo Street (305) 446-1688 alhambraantiques.com


The Coral Gables Museum





1550 Madruga Avenue, #409 (305-665-3752

THE ALHAMBRA ORCHESTRA 305-668-9260 alhambramusic.org

CIVIC CHORALE OF GREATER MIAMI 1205 Mariposa Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33146 (305) 669-9546 civicchoraleofgreatermiami.org

CORAL GABLES CHAMBER SYMPHONY AND OPERA 6840 SW 40 Street, Miami (305) 443-7370 coralgablesopera.com


Nearly 30 years ago, an evening summer concert series was born to present classical and jazz musicians within the historic Mediterranean-revival architecture and intimate setting of Coral Gables Congregational Church. Nearly 200 concerts and 76,000+ attendees later, the Coral Gables Congregational Church Summer Concert Series continues a longstanding summer tradition. CGCC Community Arts Program 3010 De Soto Boulevard (305) 448-7421 communityartsprogram.org

FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC OF MIAMI (305) 372-2975 miamichambermusic.org


This adult 85-member volunteer symphonic band plays patriotic music every year at the Coral Gables July 4 fireworks and celebration at the Biltmore Hotel, and presents concerts regularly at Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami. (305) 273-7687 gmsb.org

MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL 1008 Alhambra Circle (305) 444-4755 mainlymozart.com


1314 Miller Drive (305) 284-2438 600-seat concert hall features concerts, recitals and various performances during the academic year on the University of Miami campus.


P.O. Box 4034 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 669-1376 miamibachsociety.org Founded in 1983, the Miami Bach Society presents four or five season concerts between September and May, featuring local and national artists, and hosts its internationally recognized Tropical Baroque music Festival the first week in March.


5,000 Years of World Culture Tues. - Sat. 10am - 4pm, Sun. Noon - 4pm 305.284.3535 | LoweMuseum.org

1533 Sunset Drive, Suite 215 (305) 662-7494 miamichildrenschorus.org

Symphonic, chamber, instrumental group, voice, and piano programs at Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami. (305) 667-9905 miamicivicmusic.org


2153 Coral Way, #401 (305) 285-9060 seraphicfire.org Seraphic Fire is a national all-star ensemble of professional singers chosen for their exceptional talent. Seraphic Fire performs year-round in Coral Gables and South Florida. Lauded by The Miami Herald as “one of the best choirs anywhere,” Seraphic Fire has gained a reputation for dynamic, cutting-edge performances, and has received local and national critical acclaim.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF MUSIC FESTIVAL MIAMI 1314 Miller Drive (305) 284-2438 music.miami.edu

Theatres/Performing Arts Venues


280 Miracle Mile (305) 444-9293 actorplayhouse.org This multiple award-winning regional theatre, classified by Miami-Dade County as a Major Cultural Institution, provides professional Equity theatre for adults and children with theater workshops for children, teens and adults and a summer camp. Housed in the historic Miracle Theatre, Actors’ Playhouse also presents the National Children’s Festival annually.


1560 South Dixie Highway (305) 666 2078 areastagecompany.com The Area Stage creates world-class theatrical productions that help tear down barriers and bridge cultural gaps; to emphasize our similarities and encourage an appreciation of our differences. ASC is a microcosm of Miami’s new cultural diversity, presenting productions in English and Spanish, in addition to a lineup of dance, music, poetry, and art.


Year-round programs at the Coral Gables Youth Center Theater 405 University Drive (305) 233-2206 miamichildrenstheater.com



Arts & Culture




1200 Anastasia Avenue (305) 446-1116 gablestage.org This multiple-award-winning 154-seat theater at the Biltmore Hotel presents contemporary and classic works to much critical acclaim. GableStage, frequently playing to sold-out audiences, also has a rich history of providing theatre experiences for students in local schools. .


1380 Miller Drive (305) 284-3178 miami.edu/ring Featuring a mix of outstanding professional and university talent, the Ring Theatre presents comedies, dramas, and musicals in a flexible format theatre. Winter seasons of university student productions and summer seasons of professional theatre.


1245 Dauer Drive (305) 284-8686 bankunitedcenter.miami.edu This 7,000-seat multipurpose entertainment facility located on the Coral Gables campus hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men’s and women’s basketball teams – as well as presidential speeches and debates.


285 Aragon Avenue (305) 603-8067 coralgablesmuseum.org The Coral Gables Museum has in recent years also emerged as a popular venue for concerts and other musical events, including grand piano and chamber music concerts and its free Gables Lunchtime Jazz series.


The Bill Cosford Cinema, which shows arts, foreign and award-winning films, is located on the second floor of the Memorial Building, off Campo Sano Avenue. (305) 284-2861 miami.edu/cosford


260 Aragon Avenue (786) 385-9689 gablescinema.com This new, 144-seat purpose-built art cinema, is regarded as one of the top art cinemas in the nation. The Coral Gables Art Cinema has 16/35mm and HD professional theater-quality sound and stadium seating, and has become a very popular venue for alternative film in South Florida.

Other Arts & Literature BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE 152 Miracle Mile (305) 446-4152


265 Aragon Avenue (305) 442-4408

CORAL GABLES REGIONAL LIBRARY 3443 Segovia Street (305) 442-8706

LOWE ART MUSEUM 1301 Stanford Drive (305) 284-3536 (305) 442-2344

SOCIETÀ DANTE ALIGHIERI/ ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER 300 Aragon Avenue (305) 529-6633 dantemiami.org

(Opening 2017) 2524 Lejeune Road.


1200 Anastasia Ave. (305) 445- 1926 www.biltmorehotel.com 276 Rooms

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 2051 LeJeune Road (305) 443-2301 168 Rooms


180 Aragon Ave. (305) 441-2600 www.colonnadecoralgables.com 157 Rooms

THE DAVID WILLIAM HOTEL 700 Biltmore Way (305) 445-7821 116 rooms www.davidwilliamhotel.com


730 South Dixie Highway (305) 661-7999 32 Rooms


1350 South Dixie Highway (305) 667-5611 www.holidayinn.com 155 Rooms


1111 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (305) 448-2634 www.hotelchateaubleau.com 118 Rooms


162 Alcazar Ave. (305) 444-1666 www.hotelstmichel.com 27 Rooms

HYATT REGENCY CORAL GABLES 50 Alhambra Plaza (305) 441-1234 www.coralgables.hyatt.com 242 Rooms

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A Message from the Chair Welcome to The City Beautiful! Welcome to one of the most beautiful and romantic cities ever! Conceived by the iconic George Merrick in 1926, Coral Gables is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live, work, play and vacation in the country. Just as Coral Gables has just celebrated its 90th birthday, so has the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and our eyes are already focused on our 100th birthday! You will find delightful surprises, unique architecture, boutique and luxury shopping, and some of the finest dining establishments in all of South Florida, all within walking distance. Combined with one of the largest concentrations of multinational business headquarters, consulates and trade offices in the southeastern United States, there’s something for everyone: from strolling the worldfamous Miracle Mile, soaking in the classic architecture that takes one back in time, to world-class golf courses or taking a dip in the Venetian Pool… it’s all here for your pleasure. A city steeped in tradition and proud of its present and promising future, Coral Gables is unique… once you visit, you’ll find yourself coming back again and again!

John R. Allen, Jr., Chair of the Board Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

CORAL GABLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2017 EXECUTIVE Chair of the Board Chair-Elect First Vice Chair Treasurer Parliamentarian Immediate Past Chair Vice Chairman-Global Business Affairs Vice Chairman-Community Affairs Vice Chairman-Business & Economic Dev. Vice Chairman-Member Affairs Vice Chairman-Special Events Vice Chairman-Gov’t & Legislative Affairs Trustee Council Chair Chairman’s Appointee President & CEO


BOARD OF Thad Adams, The Allen Morris Company Pilar Araoz, Smiles & Sonrisas Nikki Deas, Vine Communications, Inc. Amy Donner, Miami’s Community Newspapers Frank Fernandez, BankUnited Christie Grays, Baptist Health South Florida Andria Hanley, Camillus House Raquel Hickey, Alfalit International Inc. Alex Jiminez, Apollo Bank Matthias Kammerer, The Biltmore Hotel


John Allen, Home Financing Center, Inc. Martha de la Pena Rojas, Florida Blue Patrick O’Connell, EWM Realty International Ana Chaoui, Coconut Grove Bank Carlos Garcia, Hancock Askew & Co. Wayne Eldred, Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Arthur Freyre, Poblete Tamargo LLP Jon Ridley, Honeywell Nelson Penalver, LOI Marketing, Inc. Sara Hernandez, Bank of the Ozarks Jessica Wilcox, MoneyClip Direct/Let’s Eat Magazine Bruce Bounds, Bounds Law Office Brian Barakat, Barakat Law, P.A. Nelson Lazo, Doctors Hospital Mark A. Trowbridge Charles Knight, Florida Power and Light Yesenia Moreno, Albion Staffing Solutions Rene Negron, AXA Advisors Barbara Norland, YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade Inc. Ben Riestra, University of Miami Anabella Smith, Zyscovich Architects Zachary Sulkes, Bacardi USA Cinthya Urena, City National Bank Nicole Waters, Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables


City of Coral Gables ................................................................................. Commissioner Patricia Keon City of Coral Gables .....................................................................................Javier Betancourt, Director Business Improvement District .......................... F. Michael Steffens, Neville Steffens Architects, PA Coral Gables Community Foundation .............................. Mary Snow Tellam, Executive Director The Beacon Council of Miami-Dade www.coralgableschamber.org




ActionCOACH Team Sage

Credomatic Merchant Services

Intermedia Touch, Inc.

Robison Consulting, Inc.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre

Crystal Lagoons US Corp.

International Finance Bank

Sabadell Bank

Business Coaching Theatres

Agave Ponce, LLC

Real Estate - Commercial Development

Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. Staffing/Recruiting Employment Agencies Professional Search Services

AmTrust Bank, a division of New York Community Bank Banking and Financial Services

Apollo Bank

Banking and Financial Services

Ascendo Resources Staffing/Recruiting


Telephone Communication/Equipment/ Consultants Utilities

Avatar Real Estate Services, LLC Real Estate

Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Attorneys

AvMed Health Plan Health Insurance Plan

AXA Advisors, LLC

Financial Services & Advisors Insurance

BAC Florida Bank

Banking and Financial Services

Bacardi USA


Bank of the Ozarks

Banking and Financial Services


Banking and Financial Services

Baptist Health South Florida Hospitals/Health Care Systems

Barakat Law, P.A.

Attorneys Attorneys - Criminal Defense Attorneys - Landlord/Tenant Attorneys - Civil Litigation

Bay Plumbing Company

Plumbing Services & Plumbing Supplies Plumbing/Septic Tanks Septic Tanks/ Grease Trap Services

BBC Worldwide Latin America Entertainment

BDI Construction Company

Construction - Engineering & Design


Accounting & Tax Services Financial Professional - Wealth Management Financial Services & Insurance

Berkowitz Development Group

Real Estate - Commercial Development

Merchant Services-Credit Cards Real Estate Development


Banking and Financial Services

Dale Carnegie Training of South Florida Invest: Miami Training



DEX Imaging

Hospitals/Health Care Systems Health/Wellness



Non Profit Organizations Sporting Events & Entertainment Community Festivals & Events • Youth Sports

Hospitals/Health Care Systems

Retail - Premiere Lighting

Del Monte Fresh Produce Company Document Management • Office Equipment Copiers/Printers • Copy & Fax Machines

Doctors Hospital

Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Non Profit Organizations

Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderín Attorneys

Eliptek Technology Group Computer & IT Services

Jackson Health System Junior Orange Bowl

Keys Lighting & Design Center

Law Office of Francisco Cieza, P.A Attorneys - Civil Litigation

Linq Financial Group/Miami Agency Financial Services

LOI Marketing

Advertising Specialties & Promotional Products

Lopez & Partners, LLC Accounting Services

eMerge Americas Technology

Engel & Völkers Miami

Real Estate-Residential/Commercial

EPGD Attorneys At Law, P.A.

Attorneys - Business/Commercial Law

Equinox Fitness Clubs

Health & Fitness Centers/Trainers

Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Fetes & Events

Insurance - Property & Casualty

Mercantil Commercebank, N.A. Mercy Hospital

Miami Association of Realtors Real Estate Brokers

Miami Children’s Hospital Financial Institution Advisory Group, Inc. Hospitals/Health Care Systems Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute Banking and Financial Services Physicians - Dermatology Financial Insurance Brokers Miami Heat/AA Arena International, Inc. Event Venue/Planning

Accounting & Tax Services

Newspapers Miami-Dade County Government Departments & Associations Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Non Profit Business Organization

Residential Mortgage Lender


Schools-Higher Education

Forshee & Lockwood, P.A. Foundation Mortgage

Florida Power & Light Utilities

Gables Insurance Recovery, Inc. Public Adjusting Firm

Gables Ponce

Miami’s Community Newspapers Michael Forman DOM, P.A. Medical/Health

Michell Consulting Group

IT Support Services/ERP Software Consulting

Montica Jewelry


Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Banking and Financial Services

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Giralda Place

Smiles & Sonrisas Dentist

Sora Global Insurance & Consulting, LLC Health Insurance/Employee Benefits



Standard Parking

Parking Facility Management

Sun Life Stadium

Sporting Events & Entertainment

SunTrust Bank

Banking and Financial Services

Sushi Maki

Swine Southern Table and Bar Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Restaurants - Raw Bar Restaurants

TD Bank

Banking and Financial Services

The Allen Morris Company Real Estate-Commercial

The Biltmore Hotel

Hotels & Resorts • Historical Sites Resorts • Spas

The Collection

Automobile Sales, Service & Parts

The Found Gen Marketing

The Keyes Company, Realtors Senior Living • Senior Care

Sporting Events & Entertainment

Florida International University

Shopping Malls • Retail

Miami Today

Banking and Financial Services Health Insurance Plan

Shops at Merrick Park

Real Estate-Commercial Real Estate-Residential

Events & Entertainment

Florida Blue

Accounting Services

Miami Marlins, L.P.


FirstBank Florida

Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz, Jackson, & Diaz, P.A.


MDW Insurance Group

Hospitals/Health Care Systems

Real Estate-Residential/Commercial

Financial Services

Attorneys - Business/Real Estate Litigation

Martinez Morales

EWM Realty International

Banking and Financial Services

Second Chance Credit LLC

Restaurants - Japanese Restaurants


Digital Printing/Marketing

Banking and Financial Services

Hotels & Resorts

Banking and Financial Services Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Automobile Sales, Service & Parts

Espirito Santo Marketing Solutions


Jewelers • Retail - Jewelry • Retail

Morays Jewelers

Retail - Watch/Jewelry

Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Palace Coral Gables The Women’s Fund of Miami Dade Non Profit Organizations


Banking and Financial Services

Triumph Steps, Inc.

Education/Mental Health



United Data Technologies Technology

United Way of Miami-Dade

Non Profit Organizations - Health University of Miami - Government &

Community Relations

Schools-University/College University of Miami-School of Business Schools-University/College University of Miami-Toppel Career


Real Estate

Real Estate-Commercial BNI Miami-Dade Inc. Business Networking

Non Profit Business Organization

National Association of Women Business Owners - Miami


Public Relations

Northern Trust

USAA Realty Company

Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T)

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Green Goddess Public Relations Greenberg Traurig

Hospitals/Health Care Systems

Non-Profit/Professional Associaton


Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. - Miami Greensleeves, Inc. Pest Control/Lawn Spraying Division Canale Diaz Art Center

Landscape Maintenance & Installation Interior Landscaping & Design

Banking and Financial Services Northwestern Mutual - Coral Gables Financial Services & Advisors Financial Services Construction/Development

Restaurants - Bakery-Cafe Restaurants

Capital Bank

IT Consulting

Telecommunications & Technology

Public Relations

Banking and Financial Services Insurance

Art Galleries

Banking and Financial Services Financial Services & Advisors

City National Bank of Florida Banking and Financial Services

City of Coral Gables

Government Departments & Associations Historical Sites

Coconut Grove Bank

Banking and Financial Services

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. Real Estate-Residential/Commercial

Colliers International South Florida

Law Firm

Grove Networks, Inc. Gulliver Schools HBO Latin America

Television Network Broadcasting

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Attorneys

Home Financing Center, Inc.

Banking and Financial Services


Mortgage Loans & Bankers Mortgage Lender Mortgage Banker

Hospitals/Health Care Systems

Creative Staffing Staffing Services

CREC/Continental Real Estate Companies

Pacific National Bank Park One

Parking Facility Management

Home Instead Senior Care Hotels & Resorts

Coral Gables Hospital

Orange Bowl Committee

Non Profit Organizations Sporting Events & Entertainment

Coral Gables Country Club Clubs-Country & Tennis

Website Programming/Design Internet Marketing Online/Digital Marketing

Holland & Knight, LLP

Home Care Services • Eldercare Services Home Health Care • Senior Care

Non Profit Organization-Arts

nQuery Telecom Solutions OptFirst Inc.


Coral Gables Art Cinema

Real Estate

NP International USA LLC

Hyatt Place Miami Airport East Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Hotels & Resorts

Integrity Wealth Management of Raymond James

Financial Professional - Wealth Management

Real Estate Property Management

Valley National Bank

Banking and Financial Services

Vicky Bakery

Vine Communications, Inc. VirtuWorks

Information Technology Services • IT Services

Vortex Communications Marketing Communications

Waste Management

Recycling • Trash Hauling/Recycling Garbage Collection

Webiotic Web Solutions

Web Design/Online Marketing

The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Hotel Hotels & Resorts

Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. Workscapes Law Firm

Office Furniture & Services

Printers, Typesetters & Graphics Office Business Center

International Economic Forum YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc. Non Profit Organizations

IT Services

Architects/ Planners/ Interiors

Photo Offset, Inc.

Pipeline Coral Gables Preemo

Regions Bank

World Strategic Forum Zyscovich Architects

Banking and Financial Services

Riviera Health Resort

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center For more detailed information about Trustee Members, see the bold listings on the following pages.

Real Estate-Commercial


T H E C I T Y B E A U T I F U L 2016-2017

Coral Gables Chamber of CommerCe members bY CaTeGorY Trustee Members are listed in BOLD type 1031 Exchange Consultant IPX 1031 Ms. Diane O. Rivera, CES (305) 340‑9993 www.ipx1031.com

Accounting & Consulting

BackOffice Solutions Mr. Carlos P. Heilemann (305) 290‑4990 www.backofficeLLC.com Berenfeld & Company LLC Mr. Marc Berenfeld, CPA (305) 668‑3845 www.berenfeldcpa.com Castellon & Company, PL Mr. Carlos M. Castellon (786) 391‑3721 www.castellonpl.com FAS CPA & Consultants Mr. Fulton Abraham Sanchez, CPA, MAC (305) 332‑3898 www.fascpaconsultants.com Hancock Askew & Co., LLP Mr. Carlos F. Garcia 877‑550‑8243 http://www.hancockaskew.com/ Hernandez & Company, CPAs Ms. Catalina Duarte (305) 444‑8800 www.floridacpa.com

Lopez & Partners, LLC Mr. Valentin Lopez (305) 444‑6030 www.lopezpartners.com Lowenstein & Company, CPA’s, P.A. Mr. Elliot Lowenstein (305) 444‑9877 Sharff, Wittmer, Kurtz, Jackson, & Diaz, P.A. Mr. Luis E. Diaz (305) 666‑7229 www.swkj‑cpa.com Vizcaino Zomerfeld, LLP Mr. Raymond Zomerfeld CPA (305) 444‑8288 http://www.vz‑cpa.com

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Miami Center For Oriental Medicine Dr. Eva Paglialonga (305) 265‑5265 www.changeyourhealth.com

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Coral Gables Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Dr. Steve Chasens (305) 446‑3009 www.miamiacupuncture.com

Gables Ponce Ms. Diana Gallego (305) 667‑5700 www.gables.com


HKS Architects, Inc. Mr. David Harper (305) 476‑1102 www.hksinc.com

Architects/ Planners/ Interiors

Architectural Design Collaborative, Inc. Mr. Raymundo Feito (305) 442‑1188 www.adcinternational.net MGE Architects Mr. Roberto Smith (305) 444‑0413 www.mgearchitects.com Zyscovich Architects Ms. Anabella Smith (305) 372‑5222 www.zyscovich.com


SB Architects Ms. Jorey Friedman (305) 856‑2021 http://www.sb‑architects.com/


Art & Custom Framing

PrimeState Public Adjusters, Inc. Mr. Carlos A. Jimenez (305) 595‑9595 www.primestateadjusters.com

FrameWorks Ms. Claire Lardner (305) 443‑4581 www.Frameworksmiami.com

Marenco & Warshofsky, PL Ms. Leslie V. Marenco, Esq. (305) 707‑7126 http://www.mwprmlaw.com/ Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog, P.A. Mr. Adrian C. Delancy (305) 670‑5000 www.mrthlaw.com Suzanne A. Dockerty, P.A. Ms. Suzanne Dockerty (305) 443‑9162 The Murray Law Firm, P.A. John P. Murray (305) 779‑4818 http://www.johnpmurray.com The Strems Law Firm, P.A. Mr. Scot Strems (786) 430‑0882 www.stremslaw.com Troy & Schwartz Ms. Susan Dierenfeldt‑Troy (305) 279‑4740 www.troyandschwartzlaw.com Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia, LLLP Ms. Isadora Velázquez, Esq. (305) 631‑2528 https://www.trujillovargas.com/ Welbaum Guernsey Hingston Gregory & Black LLP Mr. John Gregory (305) 441‑8900 www.welbaum.com Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. Ms. Maria D. Garcia (305) 984‑8063 www.zpwlaw.com

Attorneys ‑ Labor & Employment Law Law Offices of Ena T. Diaz, P.A. Ms. Ena T. Diaz (305) 377‑8828 www.enadiazlaw.com

Attorneys ‑ Landlord/Tenant Barakat Law, P.A. Mr. Brian Barakat Esq. (305) 444‑3114 www.triallawmiami.com

Attorneys ‑ Litigation

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. Mr. Blake Sando (305) 350‑5365 www.csklegal.com Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. Ms. Erin Bohannon (305) 379‑9000 www.klugerkaplan.com

Attorneys ‑ Personal Injury Mitchell & West, LLC Mr. PJ Mitchell (305) 447‑5343 www.mitchellandwest.com

Attorneys ‑ Property & Casualty Silverberg|Brito, PLLC Mr. Steven Silverberg Esq. (305) 735‑3966 http://www.silverbergbrito.com/

Attorneys ‑ Real Estate

Cheryl Julien Kaufman, PA Ms. Cheryl Julien Kaufman Esq. (305) 854‑0500 Alberni Caballero & Fierman, LLP www.Kaufmantitle.com Mr. Nestor Caballero, CPA MST CGAP Attorneys ‑ Business Law/Litigation Roca Gonzalez, P.A. (305) 662‑7272 Maspons Sellek Jacobs LLP Mr. Eric A. Gonzalez www.acf‑cpa.com Mr. Kai Jacobs (305) 859‑6050 Andrew S. Jacobs, P.A. (786) 539‑1424 www.rgpa.com Mr. Andy Jacobs, CPA www.maspons.com SMF Law (305) 251‑5640 Attorneys ‑ Business/Commercial Law Ms. Sandra M. Ferrera BDO USA LLP Advertising Hospitality Arts & Entertainment (305) 460‑2951 EPGD Attorneys At Law, P.A. Ms. Maria M. Blet http://www.smflawgroup.com Welcome Channel TV Adrienne Arsht Center Mr. Eric P. Gros‑Dubois Esq. (305) 442‑2200 Ms. Katherine McAninch Mr. John Copeland (786) 837‑6787 Attractions www.gskadvisors.com (305) 975‑8716 (786) 468‑2256 www.epgdlaw.com Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Byrd Martinez CPA LLC www.welcomechannel.tv www.arshtcenter.org Attorneys ‑ Business/ Mr. Leslie A. Bowe Ms. Maria Byrd Advertising Specialties & Attorneys (305) 667‑1651 Real Estate Litigation (786) 429‑0993 Promotional Products www.fairchildgarden.org Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP Martinez Morales www.byrdmartinez.com Mr. Manuel M. Rodriguez LOI Marketing Mr. Raul Morales Miami Seaquarium Cherry Bekaert LLP (305) 779‑3560 Mr. Nelson Penalver (305) 501‑5011 Mr. Eric Eimstad Ms. Jamie Byington www.arhmf.com (305) 669‑4517 www.mmlawfl.com (305) 365‑2533 (786) 693‑6300 www.loimiami.com www.miamiseaquarium.com Barakat Law, P.A. www.cbh.com Attorneys ‑ Civil Litigation Mr. Brian Barakat Esq. Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations Auction House/Appraiser Barakat Law, P.A. Debra C. Silverman, CPA, P.A. (305) 444‑3114 Becker Public Relations Mr. Brian Barakat Esq. Ms. Debra C. Silverman Skinner, Inc. www.triallawmiami.com Ms. Jeanne Becker (305) 444‑3114 (305) 631‑2350 Ms. April Matteini Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP www.triallawmiami.com (305) 215‑0220 www.silvermantax.com (305) 503‑4423 Ms. Karyl Argamasilla www.beckerpublicrelations.com www.skinnerinc.com Law Office of Francisco Cieza, P.A Forshee & Lockwood, P.A. (305) 374‑7580 MoneyClip Direct Mr. Francisco Cieza Mr. Kevin J. Lockwood CPA Audio Visual Company www.bilzin.com Ms. Jessica Wilcox (305) 200‑8748 (305) 447‑0777 CCS Presentation Systems Bounds Law Offices (305) 962‑9313 http://www.ciezalawfirm.com/ www.forsheelockwood.com Mr. Gary Patterson Mr. Bruce M. Bounds Esq. www.moneyclipdirect.com Francisco J. Villegas, C.P.A., P.A. Attorneys ‑ Construction 305 433‑2260 (305) 728‑1350 Mr. Francisco J. Villegas C.P.A., PA Advertising/Marketing/Promotions www.ccssoutheast.com LMN Legal, P.A. www.bounds.law (305) 441‑2105 Clear Channel Outdoor Ms. Lana M. Naghshineh Southern Audio Visual Casal & Moreno, PA www.villegascpa.com Mr. Peter Milian (610) 360‑7373 Mr. Paul Lowenthal Ms. Alejandra S. Moreno Hernandez & Company, CPAs (305) 592‑6250 www.lmnlegal.com (305) 591‑3888 (305) 476‑5080 Ms. Catalina Duarte http://clearchanneloutdoor.com www.southernav.com Attorneys ‑ Corporate – Real Estate www.casalmoreno.com (305) 444‑8800 Advertising/Media Automobile Sales, Service & Parts Law Offices of Alex D. Sirulnik, P.A. Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderín www.floridacpa.com Mercedes‑Benz of Coral Gables Coral Gables Love Mr. Alex Sirulnik Mr. Christopher B. Spuches, ESQ Joyce CPA, LLC Mr. David Delgado Ms. Paola Mendez (305) 443‑7211 (305) 722‑2002 Mr. Daryl Joyce (305) 445‑8593 954‑918‑3495 sirulniklaw.com www.ecclegal.com (305) 632‑0599 www.mbcoralgables.com www.coralgableslove.com Attorneys ‑ Criminal Defense Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo Kaufman, Rossin & Co. The Collection Aesthetic Medicine/Age Mr. Michael Mullen Barakat Law, P.A. Ms. Cristin Hebert Mr. Kenneth Gorin (305) 667‑0223 Management Mr. Brian Barakat Esq. (305) 858‑5600 (305) 444‑5555 www.gaebemullen.com (305) 444‑3114 GenSkin Miami www.kaufmanrossin.com www.thecollection.com www.triallawmiami.com Gautier & Hasty, P.L. Ms. Genny Mahl Liberman & Associates, PA Automotive Group Mr. William L. Gautier Jr. (305) 332‑7234 Attorneys ‑ Estate Planning & Probate Williamson Ms. Jessica Carlson CPA, CGMA Mr. G. Ed Williamson II (305) 447‑0766 Under Construction Augusto Law Group, P.A. (954) 967‑6500 (305) 670‑7100 www.ghlawyers.com Aesthetics/Healthcare Ms. Jacqueline Augusto, Esq. www.LibermanCPA.com Banking and Financial Services Roy B. Gonas, Attorney (305) 907‑7702 Perez‑Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres P.L. Elite Aesthetics Group, LLC AmTrust Bank, a division of New York Mr. Roy Gonas Esq. www.AugustoLawGroup.com Dr. Christopher Ward Mr. Carlos Perez‑Abreu CPA Community Bank (786) 420‑5598 (305) 846‑9862 (305) 567‑0150 Attorneys ‑ Estate Planning, Ms. Dobry Perdomo www.rgonasarbitration.com www.eliteaestheticsgroup.com www.paast.com Trusts & Probate (305) 774‑0049 Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Air Conditioning Contractors Accounting Services www.amtrust.com Donlevy‑Rosen & Rosen, P.A. Ms. Elizabeth S. Baker Ms. Patricia Donlevy‑Rosen DebonAir Mechanical Berenfeld & Company LLC Apollo Bank (305) 358‑7747 (305) 447‑0061 Mr. Jeremy Caldwell Mr. Marc Berenfeld, CPA Mr. Alex Jimenez www.hinshawlaw.com www.protectyou.com (305) 826‑2240 (305) 668‑3845 (305) 398‑9044 Holland & Knight, LLP www.debonairac.com www.berenfeldcpa.com www.apollobank.com Ernesto Martinez, Jr., P.A. Ms. Vivian De Las Cuevas‑Diaz Mr. Ernesto Martinez, Jr. Airports BAC Florida Bank (305) 374‑8500 Calas Group (305) 446‑0702 Mr. William Castaño www.hklaw.com Mr. Brian A. George Miami‑Dade County Aviation Department www.emjpa.com (305) 789‑7000 (305) 495‑5222 Mr. Gregory C. Owens Karen J. Orlin P.L. www.bacflorida.com www.calasgroup.com Attorneys ‑ Immigration (305) 869‑1670 Ms. Karen J. Orlin www.miami‑airport.com Bank of America (305) 794‑6387 cell Castillo & Company, CPA, P.A. Joli Law Firm, Immigration Attorneys Ms. Maria C. Alonso www.orinlaw.com Ms. Martha Castillo CPA Ms. Mayra Joli Antiques (305) 468‑4377 (305) 446‑4670 (305) 722‑2828 Laura L. Russo, Esq. LLC U.S. Antique Shows www.bankofamerica.com www.jolilaw.com Ms. Laura Russo Esq. Hayes Bookkeeping, Inc. Ms. Mary Bender Bank of the Ozarks (305) 476‑8300 Ms. Alexandra Hayes NERO Immigration Law, P.L. (239) 494‑5417 Ms. Sara Hernandez (305) 392‑0607 Ms. Deirdre D. Nero, Esq. www.USAntiqueShows.com Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey, LLP (305) 507‑1743 www.hayesbookkeeping.com (305) 351‑1079 Mr. Don Slesnick Apartments http://www.c1bank.com www.neroimmigration.com (305) 448‑5672 Hernandez & Company, CPAs Aviva Gables BankUnited www.scllp.com Ms. Catalina Duarte Weiss, Alden & Polo, P.A. Ms. Michelle Jorge Mr. Frank Fernandez (305) 444‑8800 Mr. Jorge Montesino Lombardi Aguilar Group (305) 442‑1335 (786) 470‑3100 www.floridacpa.com (305) 358‑1500 Dr. Jorge Lombardi www.avivagables.com www.bankunited.com www.weissaldenandpolo.com (507) 340‑6444 Kaufman, Rossin & Co. www.laglex.com Ms. Cristin Hebert (305) 858‑5600 www.kaufmanrossin.com

Accounting & Tax Services

Advertising Agency

AVANTE (Marketing and Media Solutions, LLC) Mr. Juan Muñoz (786) 477‑6490 www.avantemedios.com Zubi Advertising Services, Inc. Ms. Michelle Zubizarreta (305) 448‑9824 www.zubiad.com

Art Galleries

Canale Diaz Art Center Mr. Manuel Diaz (786) 615‑2622 www.canalediaz.com H Benitez Fine Art Gallery, Inc. Ms. Lissette Benitez (786) 877‑1045 www.pintorcubano.com

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Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members Biscayne Bank Ms. Barbara Mirino (305) 740‑5057 www.biscaynebank.com Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) Mr. Matt Fink (305) 523‑3400 www.BBandT.com Capital Bank Mr. Edward Holden (786) 536‑1401 www.capitalbank‑us.com City National Bank of Florida Ms. Cinthya Urena III (305) 445‑1941 www.citynational.com Coconut Grove Bank Ms. Ana Chaoui (305) 444‑6665 www.coconutgrovebank.com Continental National Bank Mr. Emilio A. Vazquez (305) 642‑2440 www.continentalbank.com EverBank Ms. Amy Betancur (305) 448‑8568 www.everbank.com Financial Institution Advisory Group, Inc. Ms. Glenda Nunez (305) 519‑5330 First Citizens Bank Ms. Lawanda Loftus (305) 639‑7200 www.firstcitizens.com FirstBank Florida Ms. Carla Largaespada (305) 577‑6000 www.firstbankfla.com Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Ms. Lisa Gonzalez (305) 476‑1982 www.gibraltarprivate.com International Finance Bank Mr. Jose Cueto (305) 648‑8800 www.ifbbank.com Marquis Bank Ms. Ronnie Moro (305) 443‑2922 www.marquisbank.com Mercantil Commercebank, N.A. Mr. Julio Naranjo (305) 460‑4024 www.mercantilcb.com Northern Trust Mr. Joseph Fadel (305) 529‑7700 www.ntrs.com Ocean Bank Mr. Luis Miguel (305) 569‑8069 www.oceanbank.com Pacific National Bank Ms. Tanya Rivera (305) 539‑7570 www.pnb.com Popular Community Bank Mr. Manny Vecin (786) 953‑1325 www.popularcommunitybank.com Professional Bank Ms. Claudia Santiano (786) 483‑1757 www.professionalbank.com Regions Bank Mr. Gabriel Calero (305) 774‑4581 www.regions.com Sabadell Bank Mr. Idalberto de Armas (305) 376‑2461 www.sabadellbank.com Stonegate Bank Ms. Erin Knight (786) 413‑1267 www.stonegatebank.com Sunstate Bank Ms. Yvonne Debesa (305) 567‑0600 www.sunstatefl.com SunTrust Bank Mr. Dennis Coral (305) 761‑8886 www.suntrust.com TD Bank Mr. Alvaro Niebles (305) 441‑5630 www.TDBank.com TotalBank Ms. Marti Mang (305) 476‑6272 www.totalbank.com U.S. Century Bank (305) 715‑5141 www.uscentury.com Valley National Bank Ms. Georgina Aguas‑Wolf (305) 810‑1268 www.valleynationalbank.com

Banking Services

Banco de Credito e Inversiones, Miami Branch Ms. M. Grisel Vega (305) 347‑3330 http://www.bcimiami.com


Banquet/Event Location

Juniors Catering of Miami ‑ Concession Service Systems Mr. Alirio “Junior” Silva (786) 413‑6195 www.juniorscatering.net

Beauty Salons & Services

Gymboree Play & Music Ms. Coni Goudie (305) 476‑9500 gymboreeclasses.com

La Jolla Ballroom Ms. Rosario Sanchez (305) 460‑0047 www.lajollaballroom.com

Children’s Activity Classes

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Ms. Yany Moreno (305) 928‑1008 http://www.cherryblowdrybar.com/ SoBlo Blowdry Salon Ms. Mindy Schumann (786) 536‑5672 www.soblo.com

Chiropractic Physicians

Prime Medical & Rehab Services Ms. Diana Hurtado (305) 507‑4340 www.primemedservices.com



Diageo Ms. Virginia Sanchez (305) 476‑7761 www.diageo.com

Book Dealers, Stores & Depositories Books & Books, Inc. Mr. Mitchell Kaplan (305) 442‑4408 www.booksandbooks.com

Bridal Services

J. Del Olmo Bridal Gallery & Couture Ms. Vivian Del Olmo (305) 448‑3599 www.jdelolmobridal.com

Coral Gables Congregational Church Mr. Dennis G. Rodrigues CPA (305) 448‑7421 www.gablesucc.org Granada Presbyterian Church Mr. Jeff Sullivan (305) 444‑8435 www.granadachurch.com St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & School Dr. Gregory Blackburn (305) 444‑6366 www.saintphilips.net St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School Mr. Tom Southart (305) 665‑4851 www.stepsmia.org

Cigar Lounge & Cigar Products Cigar Cellar & Lounge Ms. Rhea Planes (305) 381‑0458 http://www.cigarcellarmiami.com/

Building Department Services CAP Government, Inc. Mr. Carlos Penin (305) 448‑1711 www.capfla.com


Building Service Contractor

Honeywell Mr. Joe Fellmeth (305) 929‑9896 https://buildingsolutions.honeywell.com

Business Advisory

REA International Ms. Amelia Rea Maguire (305) 281‑5622 http://www.rea‑intl.com/

Business and Professional Services SMIA Group / Sustainable Miami Ms. Maggie Fernandez (786) 251‑7380 www.smiagroup.com

Gables Cigars Shop Mr. Juan Cobas (305) 631‑2139 www.gablescigarsshop.com


Artful Fashions L.L.C. Mrs. Roxana Sora (305) 396‑9068 www.artfulfashions.com Dawn Jacobson ‑ cabi Stylist Ms. Dawn Jacobson (786) 200‑6607 http://dawnjacobson.cabionline.com/

Clubs‑Country & Tennis

Business Coaching

ActionCOACH Team Sage Ms. Jody Johnson (305) 285‑9264 www.actioncoachteamsage.com

Business Consulting

SalesPartners Miami Mr. Will Dukes (305) 779‑4960 www.SalesPartnersMiami.com BNI Miami‑Dade Inc. Mr. Jeffrey J. Stay (305) 779‑4811 www.bnimiami.com


LuxLoanz, Inc. Ms. Marca Peterson (305) 357‑2045 www.luxloanz.com

Commercial Bank

Junior Orange Bowl Mr. Alex Markel (305) 662‑1210 www.jrorangebowl.org

Car Service/Transportation/Limosines Computer & IT Services MOVEO LLC dba Moveo Chauffeured Services Mr. Braidor Jimenez (305) 442‑4442 www.moveo.net


Hogan Brothers Construction Mr. Matthew Hogan (269) 281‑1058 www.hoganbrothers.net NP International USA LLC Mr. Brent Reynolds (786) 420‑5818 http://www.np‑international.com


Barbados Liaison Service/Consulate General of Barbados Ms. Dianne Belgrave (786) 515‑1236 Consulate of Australia ‑ Miami Hon. Don Slesnick (786) 505‑6802

Consultant ‑ Management Amy Bloom Inc. Ms. Amy Bloom (773) 742‑1753 www.Amybloominc.com

Consultants ‑ Economic

The Washington Economics Group, Inc. Ms. Marielena A. Villamil (305) 461‑3811 www.weg.com

Consultants ‑ International Communications

Alcat Communications International LLC Dr. Alma Kadragic (786) 452‑3232

Consultants‑Business Robison Consulting, Inc. Mr. Ron Robison (305) 667‑2232

Contractors ‑ Electrical

Contractors ‑ General/Construction

Community Festivals & Events

Cao Chocolates Mr. Ricardo Trillos (305) 879‑0281 www.caochocolates.com

A Galvez Construction + Consulting Mr. Alex Gálvez CPA (305) 772‑6621 www.agalvez.com Dominion Builders, LLC Mr. Neil Hammack (305) 661‑2700 www.dominionbuild.com HITT Contracting Inc. Ms. Amy Jennings (954) 607‑7930 http://www.hitt.com/

SpeakOut Inc. Ms. Anne Freedman (305) 773‑4054 www.speakoutinc.com

Banesco USA Mr. Alexander S. Chediak (305) 597‑1732 www.banescousa.com Interamerican Bank Mr. Manuel Alvarez (305) 223‑1434 www.interamericanbank.com

Business Networking

Construction Management

Tri‑Systems Group, Inc. Mr. Orlando Sanchez (786) 201‑6863 www.tri‑systemsgroup.com

Collateralized Lender

Business Development & Leadership Training

CPM Mr. Francisco G. Arteaga (305) 851‑2001 www.grupocpm.com

Coral Gables Country Club Mr. Anthony Di Donato (305) 392‑0819 www.coralgablescountryclub.com Riviera Country Club of Coral Gables Ms. Elisa Swaebe (305) 661‑5331 www.rivieracc.org

Coaching ‑ Executive/ Professional

Centric Consulting, LLC Ms. Kim Caruthers 954‑554‑6631 www.centricconsulting.com/ Fetch Data Ms. Megan Albertson 517‑795‑6758 www.runhoundrun.com

Construction Consultant

Eliptek Technology Group Mr. Marco Ibarra (305) 887‑8200 www.eliptek.com Caterers / Special Events ulltium consulting, Inc. A Joy Wallace Catering, Design & Special Events Mr. Humberto Comellas Ms. Priscilla Bittson (305) 823‑2200 (305) 252‑0020 www.ulltium.com www.ajoywallace.com Computer Technology/Retail Sales & Catering by Lovables Services Ms. Elizabeth Silverman Microsoft Retail Store (305) 751‑1101 Mr. Doug Hughs www.cateringbylovables.com 407‑221‑6740 Catering and Events www.MicrosoftStore.com Ambrosia Doves Catering Construction ‑ Engineering & Design Mr. Guillermo B. Alvarez BDI Construction Company (305) 300‑3465 Mr. Frank Rosell http://www.ambrosiadoves.com/ (305) 592‑1210 Catering by Les www.bdiconstruction.com Mr. Les Oppenheim (305) 669‑5221 www.cateringbyles.com

Contractors ‑ Garage Renovations Garage Living of Southeast Florida Mr. Tom Kernan (786) 349‑3148 www.garageliving.com

Beauchamp Construction Company Mr. Blaik Ross (305) 445‑0819 www.beauchampco.com Newport Property Construction Ms. Jennifer Tijerino (305) 529‑3220 http://newportpropertyconstruction.com/ Ric‑Man International, Inc. Mr. Paul R. Jankowski (786) 505‑6601 www.ric‑man.us

CPA Firm

Berenfeld & Company LLC Mr. Marc Berenfeld, CPA (305) 668‑3845 www.berenfeldcpa.com Zafar & Company LLC Mr. Greg Francuz, CPA, MBA (305) 281‑3954 www.foreigntaxmiami.com


Melinda Goncalves CPA PA Ms. Melinda Goncalves (305) 274‑5220

Credit Unions

Dade County Federal Credit Union Mr. Marvin Aguiriano (786) 845‑3202 www.dcfcu.org

Dance Instruction

Arthur Murray Dance Studio Mrs. Tanuja Tharani (305) 444‑6136 www.arthurmurray.com


Smiles & Sonrisas Dr. Jose Gurevich DDS (305) 665‑5525 www.smilesinmiami.com

Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Drs. Lastra & Raffel Dr. John Raffel DDS (305) 856‑5141

Digital Marketing

Propel Marketing Ms. Rose Mary Cottle (786) 510‑4465 www.propelmarketing.com

Digital Printing/Marketing

Espirito Santo Marketing Solutions Mr. Oscar Torres (305) 461‑2882 www.espiritosantomarketing.com

Distributors ‑ Seafood Bioseafood, LLC Mr. Plutarco Cohen (305) 444‑6226 www.bioseafoodllc.com

District Management

Special District Services, Inc. Ms. Gloria Perez (786) 347‑2711 http://www.sdsinc.org/

Document Management DEX Imaging Mr. Ricky Bolanos (305) 788‑1464 www.deximaging.com

Dry Cleaners

Coral Gables La Salle Cleaners Mr. Joseph Lancaster (305) 446‑6458 www.cgdryclean.com Grove Cleaners & Laundry Ms. Alina Lopez ‑Castro (305) 567‑9007 www.grovecleanersmiami.com


Crystal Academy Coral Gables ‑ Primary School Mrs. Maria Palacio‑Pike (305) 567‑5881 www.crystalacademycg.org Efiie Consulting Group Mr. Jude M. Chan (786) 233‑8515 www.efiie.com Florida National University Ms. Rachel Tourgeman Contractors‑General (305) 821‑3333 www.fnu.edu Coastal Construction Group Mr. Tom C. Murphy Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at (305) 559‑4900 Miami Dade College www.coastalconstruction.com Mr. Maurice Gray (305) 237‑7824 Hammer Construction Corp. www.mdc.edu/10ksb Tony Newell (305) 635‑1330 Miami Dade College ‑ InterAmerican Campus www.hammercc.com Ms. Karina Pavone (305) 237‑6030 Rothstar Construction, Inc. www.mdc.edu/ce/iac Mr. Larry Starr (305) 442‑4462 Sanderson Test Prep Contractors‑Stone‑Natural and Paving Mr. Christopher Sanderson (305) 878‑8378 Pan American Marble and Stone, Inc. www.sandersontestprep.com Mr. Jorge Garcia Societa’ Dante Alighieri (305) 887‑3090 Mr. Claudio Pastor www.panamericanstone.com (305) 529‑6633 Convention Bureaus www.dantemiami.org Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau University of Florida MBA Programs Mr. William Talbert Ms. Nadia St. Hilaire (305) 539‑3000 352‑392‑2397 www.miamiandbeaches.com www.floridamba.ufl.edu


DEX Imaging Mr. Ricky Bolanos (305) 788‑1464 www.deximaging.com

Copy & Fax Machines DEX Imaging Mr. Ricky Bolanos (305) 788‑1464 www.deximaging.com

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Education/Mental Health

Triumph Steps, Inc. Ms. Beatriz Martinez‑Peñalver (305) 646‑0112 http://www.triumphsteps.com/

Educational Services Active Health Institute Ms. Arielys Breijo (305) 648 3293 www.ahimiami.com

Miami Dade College ‑ InterAmerican Campus Dr. Joanne Bashford (305) 237‑6776 www.mdc.edu Zaniac South Miami Ms. Claudia Machado (305) 926‑6463 www.zaniaclearning.com

Eldercare Services

Granny Nannies Ms. Meghan Goicouria (305) 591‑1818 www.grannynannies.com Home Instead Senior Care Mr. Gabriel De Armas Jr. (786) 845‑0888 www.homeinstead.com/364 The Seniors’ Answer Ms. Corrine Markey (305) 646‑1833 www.theseniorsanswer.com

Electrical Service

WireMasters Electric, Inc. Mr. Kent Crook (305) 378‑4011 www.wiremasterselectric.com

Elevator Service

Otis Elevator Company Mr. Fred Grandal (305) 816‑5782 www.otis.com

Employment Agencies

Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. Ms. Yesenia Moreno (305) 779‑5609 www.albionstaffing.com Randstad Mr. Andres Morales (786) 331‑7073 www.randstadusa.com Victoria & Associates Career Services, Inc. Ms. Victoria Villalba (305) 477‑2233 www.victoriaassociates.com

Energy Consultant Leviton Manufacturing Mr. Bill Puertas (786) 472‑0618 www.leviton.com

Energy Efficiency

Energy Systems Group Mr. Scott Avirett (305) 842‑1885 www.energysystemsgroup.com Nopetro Mr. Jack Locke (305) 379‑4207 www.nopetro.com

Engineering & Consulting Wade Trim, Inc. Mr. Victor Herrera (786) 361‑1645 www.wadetrim.com

Engineers/Environmental Science Stantec Consulting Services Ms. Sandra Hodge (305) 445‑2900 www.stantec.com


BBC Worldwide Latin America Mrs. Anna Gordon (305) 461‑6997 www.bbclatinamerica.com

Event Planning

Kudos Events LLC Mr. Sergio Castro (305) 450‑6734 www.kudoseventplanning.com

Event Rentals

Panache ‑ A Classic Party Rentals Company Ms. Allison Gilchrest 954‑971‑8484 www.ClassicPartyRentals.com

Event Venue/Planning

Fetes & Events Mr. Juan Carlos Alvarez Miranda (305) 662‑4742 www.bestmiamiweddings.com

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members

Eyelash Extensions

Amazing Lash Studio Ms. Kristina Schill (305) 424-9651 www.amazinglashstudio.com

Food Distributor

Financial Professional ‑ Wealth Management

Arven Financial Ms. Noel Wallin (786) 315‑4555 www.arvenfinancial.com BDO USA LLP Ms. Maria M. Blet (305) 442‑2200 www.gskadvisors.com Integrity Wealth Management of Raymond James Ms. Susan Rutrough (305) 460‑2732 www.raymondjames.com/susanrutrough

Financial Services

Aspire Financial Partners, Member of John Hancock Financial Network Mr. Jose Gautier CFA (786) 376‑9562 www.josegautier.com Linq Financial Group/Miami Agency Mr. Luis Hernandez (305) 648‑2445 www.linqfinancialgroup.com Northwestern Mutual ‑ Coral Gables Mr. Robert Poleo (305) 351‑3400 www.coralgables.nm.com Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Ms. Arlene Alvarez Gomez (305) 898‑0550 www.enrichmentwealthmanagement.com Second Chance Credit LLC Mr. Chris Colston (305) 951‑8381 www.2ndchancecredit.net Space Coast Credit Union Ms. Nahyme Valencia (954) 704‑5923 http://www.sccu.com U.S. Wealth of Coral Gables Mr. Michael Velazquez (305) 777‑0272 http://www.uswealthca.com

Financial Services & Insurance

BDO USA LLP Ms. Maria M. Blet (305) 442‑2200 www.gskadvisors.com Creative Financial Insurance Solutions, Inc. Mr. Placido “Pete” Blanco, CFP (305) 444‑4149 www.Peteblanco.com One Miami Financial Group Mr. Alberto “Tico” Gutierrez (786) 309‑9050 www.onemiamifinancialgroup.com Principal Financial Group Mr. Kurtis S. Tucker, CLU, ChFC (561) 345‑5386 www.principal.com/southflorida

Financial Services/Wealth Management

Events & Entertainment

Events Planning & Management

Añel Sartoria Napoli Mr. Vittorio B. Strommillo (305) 448‑5053 https://www.anelsartoria.com/

Home Show Management Mr. Steven Plotkin (305) 667‑9299 www.homeshows.net

Executive Search & Career Consultants

Latin America Executive Search Consultants Ms. Jean Marie Callahan (305) 728‑5115 www.laexecutivesearch.com Resume‑Success Mr. Douglas Barnes (305) 985‑1926 www.resume‑success.com

Forclosure Auctions

Investors At Auction, LLC Mr. Ibel Martinez (305) 926‑0834 http://www.investorsatauction.com/


Coral Gables Community Foundation Ms. Mary Snow (305) 446‑9670 www.gablesfoundation.org

Framing/Art Galleries

Frames USA + Art Gallery Mr. Adam Brand (305) 666‑3355 www.framesusamiami.com

Fine Italian Men’s Clothing

Flags & Banners

AAA Flag and Banner Mr. Carlos Garcia (305) 474‑7600 www.aaaflag.com

Florist ‑ Full Services Florana, Inc. Ms. Olga M. Lameran (305) 666‑5600 www.floranaflowers.com

Food & Wine Mart Subway/Food Mart Mr. Azim Mirzak 305 529‑9525

Water Biking Studio Ms. Corinne Benkemoun (786) 577‑8927 www.waterbikingstudio.com Water Biking Studio Mr. Daryl White (786) 577‑8927 www.waterbikingstudio.com

Health & Nutrition

Coral Gables Executive Physicians Ms. Eris Thomas (305) 446‑9940 www.cgepmd.com Essence Nutrition Ms. Monica Auslander (305) 926‑3515 www.essencenutritionmiami.com

Health Insurance Plan

Arthur Murray International, Inc. Mr. John Kimmins (305) 445‑9645 www.arthurmurray.com

AvMed Health Plan Mr. Jeffrey Kalish (305) 671‑5437 www.avmed.org Florida Blue Ms. Martha de la Peña Rojas (305) 921‑7400 www.floridablue.com

Van Orsdel Coral Gables Family Funeral Chapel Mr. Donald Van Orsdel (305) 446‑4412 www.vanorsdelfuneralchapels.com

Sora Global Insurance & Consulting, LLC Mr. Efrain E. Sora (305) 396‑9068 www.soraglobal.com

Franchisor of Dance Studios

Funeral Homes & Memorial Parks

Furniture & Interior Design Oceanview Shades & Drapery Ms. Lynn Sampson (305) 442‑2628 www.oceanviewshades.com

Garbage Collection Waste Management Mr. Jason Neal (305) 986‑6107 www.wm.com

Government Departments & Associations

City of Coral Gables Ms. Cathy Swanson Rivenbark (305) 446‑6800 www.coralgables.com Financial Services & Advisors Miami‑Dade County Arven Financial Mayor Carlos Gimenez Mr. Juan Ramirez (305) 375‑5071 786 354‑6947 www.miamidade.gov www.arvenfinancial.com Senator Gwen Margolis AXA Advisors, LLC Senator Gwen Margolis Mr. Luis Chiappy (305) 285‑7824 (305) 670‑4400 www.fisenate.gov http://www.southflorida.axa‑advisors.com U.S. Army Garrison ‑ Miami Capital Bank Ms. Helen Colby Mr. Edward Holden (305) 437‑3149 (786) 536‑1401 http://miami.armymwr.com www.capitalbank‑us.com Government Relations/Lobbying Northwestern Mutual ‑ Coral Gables Strategic Access Group Mr. Robert Poleo Mr. Roly Marante (305) 351‑3400 (786) 548‑7796 www.coralgables.nm.com http://strategicaccessgroup.com

Vega & Oprandi Wealth Partners Mr. Michael J. Manceri (786) 431‑0283 http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/team/ vega‑oprandi‑wealth‑partners/

Miami Heat/AA Arena Ms. Kim Stone (786) 777‑1000 www.heat.com

Quirch Foods Co. Ms. Carmen Sabater (305) 691‑3535 http://www.quirchfoods.com/

Grocery Stores

Health Insurance/Employee Benefits


Carico International Mr. Mitchell Sierra (786) 262‑7052 www.carico.com Hope Physical Rehabilitation Ms. G. Esperanza Gonzalez (305) 285‑5500 www.Hope‑Miami.Com Jackson Health System Mr. Matthew I. Pinzur (305) 585‑1111 www.jhsmiami.org

Historical Sites

City of Coral Gables Ms. Cathy Swanson Rivenbark (305) 446‑6800 www.coralgables.com Coral Gables Congregational Church Mr. Dennis G. Rodrigues CPA (305) 448‑7421 www.gablesucc.org The Biltmore Hotel Mr. Matthias Kammerer (855) 421‑4192 www.biltmorehotel.com

Home Care Services

Home Instead Senior Care Mr. Gabriel De Armas Jr. (786) 845‑0888 www.homeinstead.com/364 SYNERGY HomeCare Mrs. Lucia S. Robelo (786) 888‑0379 www.synergyhomecare.com

Publix Super Markets, Inc. ‑ Stores #51, 84 & 94 Home Décor Boutique and Cooking Mr. Shane Nelson Classes (305) 652‑2411 Aragon 101 www.publix.com Ms. Erica Guzman Handmade Soaps & Toiletries (305) 443‑7335 Cynthia’s Soaps www.aragon101.com Ms. Cynthia Del Cueto Home Health Care (305) 951‑7138 24/7 Nursing Care, Inc. www.cynthiassoaps.com Mr. Luis Mejer, Jr. Handyman Services (786) 497‑7068 Thumbtack www.24‑7nursingcare.com Mr. Jamil Poonja Home Instead Senior Care 866‑501‑5809 Mr. Gabriel De Armas Jr. www.thumbtack.com/fl/coral‑gables/ (786) 845‑0888 Health & Beauty www.homeinstead.com/364 Figurella USA Visiting Angels Ms. Chiara Migani Mr. Anthony Acevedo (305) 613‑9713 (305) 728‑3153 www.figurellausa.com www.visitingangels.com GBS Beauty Supply, Inc. Home Improvement Ms. Susie Paz Bath Fitter (305) 446‑6654 Ms. Rocio La Rosa www.gbsbeauty.com (786) 512‑4814 Miami Plastic Surgery www.bathfitter.com Ms. Sophia Elortegui Home Improvement Stores (305) 595‑2969 Shell Lumber & Hardware www.miamiplasticsurgery.com Mr. Jesus Guzman Health & Fitness Centers/Trainers (305) 856‑6401 Equinox Fitness Clubs www.shelllumber.com Mr. Tom Krieger Jr. Shell Lumber & Hardware (786) 497‑8200 Mr. Cleiton Castillo www.equinox.com (305) 856‑6401 Iron Tribe Fitness Coral Gables www.shelllumber.com Mr. James Drake Sunny South Design Studio (305) 459‑1552 Ms. Andreina Zuccaro www.irontribefitness.com (305) 441‑9234 SoulCycle Hospice & Palliative Care Ms. Lauren Goldberg Opus Care of South Florida (305) 740‑3600 Dr. Ismael Roque‑Velasco www.soul‑cycle.com (305) 591‑1606 www.opuscare.org

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Hospitality & Tourism

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Ms. Lynne M. Hernandez (305) 598‑3752 www.frla.org Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association Ms. Wendy Kallergis (305) 531‑3553 www.gmbha.com

Hospitals/Health Care Systems Baptist Health South Florida Ms. Phillis Oeters (786) 662‑7111 www.baptisthealth.net Coral Gables Hospital Mr. Patrick Downes (305) 441‑6801 www.coralgableshospital.com Coral Gables Surgery Center Ms. Maria Freed (305) 461‑3229 www.coralgablessurgerycenter.com Doctors Hospital Ms. Elsa Figueredo (786) 308‑3410 www.baptisthealth.net Jackson Health System Mr. Matthew I. Pinzur (305) 585‑1111 www.jhsmiami.org Mercy Hospital Mr. Dale Alward (305) 285‑2121 www.mercymiami.org Miami Children’s Hospital Mr. Narendra Kini MD (305) 663‑8476 www.mch.com Mount Sinai Medical Center Ms. Charlene Welker (305) 674‑2294 http://www.msmc.com

Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Premier Miami International Airport Hotel & Suites Mr. Edgar Sanchez (305) 774‑6100 www.bestwesternpremiermia.com Courtyard Marriott Miami Coral Gables Ms. Aida Martinez (305) 443‑2301 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ miagb‑courtyard‑miami‑coral‑gables/ DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center Mr. Jon Stultz (305) 260‑8909 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/ Four Points by Sheraton Coral Gables Ms. Heather Blanco (786) 678‑3167 www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints Holiday Inn Coral Gables ‑ University Ms. Cecilia Urdaz (305) 667‑5611 www.hicoralgables.com Hyatt Place Miami Airport East Mr. Michael Lauria (305) 667‑1003 www.miamiairporteast.place.hyatt.com Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Mr. Fred Hoffmann (305) 441‑1234 www.coralgables.hyatt.com Mandarin Oriental, Miami Mr. Jorge Gonzalez (305) 913‑8288 www.mandarinoriental.com Mayfair Hotel and Spa Mr. Stephen Stoerger (305) 441‑0000 www.mayfairhotelandspa.com Miami Airport Marriott Campus Ms. Martha Mayea (305) 649‑5000 www.miamiairportmarriott.com The Mutiny Hotel Ms. Wendy Zane (305) 441‑2100 www.mutinyhotel.com Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Ms. Aileen Gonzalez (305) 870‑8155 http://www.sheratonmiamiairport.com/ Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami Ms Elizabeth Dubon (305) 447‑8219 www.sonesta.com/coconutgrove The Biltmore Hotel Mr. Matthias Kammerer (855) 421‑4192 www.biltmorehotel.com Trump National Doral Golf Club Ms. Anacristy Pacheco (305) 591‑6621 trumphotelcollection.com/miami The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables Hotel Mr. Matt Lahiff (305) 441‑2600 www.westincoralgables.com

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members Human Resource Management Consulting


VirtuWorks Mr. David Simbaco (305) 265‑0447 x238 www.virtuworks.com WhiteOwl Ms. Iris Garcia (786) 245‑7477 www.gowhiteowl.com

East Coast Public Adjusters, Inc. Florida Unemployment Cost Management Inc. Mr. Daniel Catania (305) 441‑0882 Mr. Thierry Derane www.ecpaclaims.com (305) 239‑9469 floridaunemploymentcostmanagement.com FLORIDIAN PUBLIC ADJUSTERS Ms. Wendy Sanchez Human Resources/Risk (305) 713‑5768 Management Consultant WWW.FLORIDIANPA.COM The OIS Group Insurance‑Commercial Mr. Hugh Quinn Benefit Life Corporation (786) 385‑5076 Ms. Marianne Sioli www.theoisgroup.com (305) 777‑9888 Ice Cream Shop www.benefitlife.com VIXI GELATERIA Tanenbaum Harber Insurance Group Ms. Melissa Stam Ms. Alina Larraz (305) 509‑9066 (954) 883‑2985 WWW.VIXIGELATERIA.COM www.thflorida.com

Importers/Exporters Suram Trading Corp. Ms. Kristina Adler (305) 448‑7165 www.suram.com

Information Technology Services Sherwood Chamberlain Mr. Luke Kumanchik (866) 967‑6678 http://www.sherwoodchamberlain.com VirtuWorks Mr. David Simbaco (305) 265‑0447 x238 www.virtuworks.com


Aflac/Infantino & Associates LLC Mr. Ronald Infantino (305) 726‑5614 www.aflac.com Aldo Colli ‑ The Risk Management Group Mr. Aldo Colli (305) 563‑9599 www.trmg.net Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. Mr. Antonio Abella CPCU, ARM (305) 592‑6080 www.ajg.com AXA Advisors, LLC Mr. Luis Chiappy (305) 670‑4400 www.southflorida.axa‑advisors.com Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. ‑ Miami Division Mr. Ricardo Vargas (305) 714‑4400 www.bbinsurance.com Complete Insurance Agency Ms. Gisela Castro (305) 667‑7717 www.completeinsagency.net Financial Insurance Brokers International, Inc. Mr. Michael Reyes (305) 441‑9932 www.fibrokers.com Global Risk LLC Ms. Gayle Bainbridge (305) 455‑7254 www.globalriskllc.com GlobalPro Recovery, Inc. Mr. Daniel B. Odess (855) 487‑7475 www.getglobalpro.com Ileana Cabrera‑Rodriguez Insurance Agency State Farm Ms. Ileana Cabrera‑Rodriguez (305) 529‑9966 http://www.ileanainsurance.com/ Keen Battle Mead & Company Mr. Michael W. Battle (305) 820‑6703 www.kbmco.com

Insurance & Financial Services BIA & Company Ms. Leticia Borbolla (786) 456‑1400 www.biaandco.com

Michell Consulting Group Mr. Eric Huskey (305) 592‑5433 www.michellgroup.com

Janitorial Services

Insurance‑Employee Benefits

Montecarlo Services, Inc. Ms. Leticia Montero (786) 970‑4535 www.montecarlocleaningservices.com


Jae’s Jewelers Ms. Jill Hornik (305) 443‑7724 www.jaesjewelers.com Montica Jewelry Mr. John O’Rourke III (305) 446‑2957 www.montica.com Snow’s Jewelers, Inc. Mr. Edward Snow Jr. (305) 443‑7448 www.snowsjewelers.com

Interior Design/Home Furnishings

Scavolini Store Miami Mr. Felipe Visser (305) 441‑0692 www.miami.scavolinistore.net

Interior Landscaping & Design

Greensleeves, Inc. Ms. Debra Smeltzer (305) 593‑5256 www.greensleevesinc.com

The Well Groomed Gentleman Mr. Ricardo Alberty (786) 362‑6360 www.wellgroomedgentleman.com

DLE Legal (Process Servers and Court Reporters) Mr. Gonzalo Salinas (786) 522‑0522 www.dlecourtreporters.com/ DLE Legal (Process Servers and Court Reporters) Mr. Roy De La Espriella (786) 522‑0522 www.dlecourtreporters.com/

Espiga Health LLC Ms. Julie Crocco (305) 445‑5981 www.espigahealth.com

Litigation Support

Low Income Housing

Rebuilding Together Mr. Gordon Fales (305) 401‑6125 http://www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org


Disfrutar Magazine, Inc. Mr. Rodrigo Pineiro (305) 607‑0401 www.disfrutarmagazine.com Edible South Florida Ms. Gretchen Schmidt (305) 389‑1644 ediblesouthflorida.com Modern Luxury Media ‑ Miami Magazine Ms. Diana Riser (305) 341‑2791 http://media.modernluxury.com The Florida Villager Mr. Dan Bastien (786) 505‑1817 www.thefloridavillager.com

Corporate Financial, Inc. Mr. John O’Day (305) 598‑0555 www.corpfi.com Corporate Financial, Inc. Ms. Mari Novo (305) 598‑0555 www.corpfi.com Digital Benefit Advisors Mr. Robert Shafer (305) 757‑9801 www.digitalbenefitadvisors.com


Pan‑American Life Private Client Mr. Bruce Parker (786) 453‑3819 www.paligpc.com

Kitchen Cabinetry

Decorating Den Interiors Bayside Ms. Jenny Mitschelen (786) 714‑4027 www.decdenbayside.com

Landscape Maintenance & Installation (703) 975‑9532

Greensleeves, Inc. Ms. Debra Smeltzer (305) 593‑5256 www.greensleevesinc.com

Law Firm


Colliers International Mr. Albert Bolter (416) 643‑3480 www.collierscanada.com Lombardi Aguilar Group Dr. Jorge Lombardi 507‑340‑6444 www.laglex.com

International Economic Forum

World Strategic Forum Ms. Carolina Rendeiro (305) 542‑0299 www.http://forum‑americas.org/miami

International Export

Latin America Connection Ms. H. Frances Reaves 443‑742‑7744 www.latinamericaconnection.net

Internet Marketing OptFirst Inc. Mr. Adam Lakowitz (786) 546‑8965 www.optfirst.com

Internet Service Provider Quik, LLC Mr. Jose Paz (786) 369‑5300


A 24 Hour Investigation, LLC Mr. Ian Cruz (305) 414‑4402 Insurance ‑ Commercial & Business www.a24hrpi.com Investments MacPherson Insurance Agency Boston Private Wealth, LLC Mr. Nathan Hodnett Ms. Nancy Perez CFA (305) 669‑5288 (305) 232‑4000 www.macinsur.com www.bostonprivatewm.com Insurance ‑ Property & Casualty Advance Insurance Options Mr. Joshua Abreu (305) 251‑9980 Butler Buckley & Deets, Inc. Mr. Laurence Deets CFO (305) 262‑0086 www.butlerbuckleydeets.com MAPFRE Insurance Mr. Will Beckham (305) 715‑3863 https://www.mapfreflorida.com/ MDW Insurance Group Mr. Ivor Bamberger (305) 444‑2324 www.mdwinsurance.com

IT Support Services/ERP Software Consulting

Brown‑Forman Beverages Mr. Robinson Brown IV (954) 218‑5040 www.b‑f.com

Investments/Entrepreneur a2e LLC Mr. Antonio Gomez (305) 799‑1257

IT Consulting

Grove Networks, Inc. Mr. Andrew Judge (305) 448‑6126 www.grovenetworks.com Mr. Oscar Santa Cruz Santa Cruz & Floyd, LLC (786) 863-5697 www.santacruzandfloyd.com

IT Services

Innovative Tech Pros Mr. Caesar Engroba (305) 914‑3701 www.itp247.com Preemo Mr. Ivan Mladenovic (305) 722‑7162 www.preemo.com

Ballaga & Freedman, LLP Mr. Raul Perez Ballaga (305) 999‑5304 Greenberg Traurig Ms. Lucia Dougherty (305) 579‑7734 www.gtlaw.com HILLER LAW, P.A. Mr. Douglas Hiller (305) 456‑4607 www.dhillerlaw.com Kravitz Talamo & Leyton, LLP. Mr. Daniel L. Leyton (305) 558‑5300 www.ktl‑law.com Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines, PA Ms. Jacqueline Salcines, Esq. (305) 669‑5280 www.salcineslaw.com Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L. Mr. Rick Bajandas (305) 377‑0086 www.pbyalaw.com Poblete Tamargo LLP Mr. Arthur M. Freyre Esq. (305) 728‑7083 www.pobletetamargo.com Roca Gonzalez, P.A. Ms. Carolyn C. Kahl (305) 859‑6050 Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. Ms. Doris G. Negrin (305) 358‑5577 www.rumberger.com Ser & Associates Ms. Lillian A. Ser (305) 222‑7282 www.ser‑associates.com Title Town, llc., A Law Firm Ms. Tanya Denis (305) 456‑3037 www.titletownlegal.com

Legal Services

Estevez‑Pazos Law Firm, P.A. Ms. Maritza Estevez‑Pazos (305) 717‑7130 http://www.mepfamilylaw.com/

Lifetime Member

Roy B. Gonas, Attorney Mr. Roy Gonas Esq. (786) 420‑5598 www.rgonasarbitration.com Charlotte Lorber Powell Ms. Charlotte Lorber (305) 444‑6000 Carlos Planas Mr. Carlos Planas (305) 266‑5500 Frank Rolfes Mr. Frank Rolfes (305) 448‑5990

Liquors‑Wholesale Bacardi USA Mr. Zachary Sulkes (305) 573‑8600 www.bacardi.com

Management Consulting Arkonas Corp. Mr. Carlos Pulido

www.arkonas.com The Jones Company Mr. Yonnick Jones (786) 282‑1497 www.jonescompany.info


The Found Gen Mr. James L. Schulman 305.608.0512 www.thefoundgen.com ZenChange Management Consulting Ms. Diane Moura (305) 761‑5782 www.zenchange.com

Marketing Communications Vortex Communications Mr. Thomas Weinkle (305) 667‑6662 www.vortexmiami.com

Marketing/Advertising Admadiko, LLC Mr. Mamadi Kourouma (305) 283‑2659 www.admadiko.com Rewards Network Ms. Leticia Gonzalez (305) 213‑3943 www.rewardsnetwork.com

Marketing/Branding/PR Agency zubizarretA Group Ms. Aymee Zubizarreta 1‑866‑600‑9548 www.zubizarretAgroup.com

Marketing/Branding/Web Design Inkberries Ms. Catalina Perez Cohn (305) 456‑9248 www.inkberries.com

Massage Therapist

Elements Massage Pinecrest Ms. Jutta Campiani (305) 504‑8092 www.elementsmassage.com/pinecrest


WorldCity Ms. Sari Govantes (305) 441‑2244 www.worldcityweb.com WorldCity Ms. Tatiana Panzardi (305) 441‑2244 www.worldcityweb.com

Medical Spa

My Vida Spa & Wellness Center Ms. Lilly Donado (305) 663‑1402 www.myvidaspa.com


Michael Forman DOM, P.A. Dr. Michael Forman (305) 741‑2102 www.michaelformandom.com

Men’s Barbershop/Spa

18/8 Fine Men’s Salon of Coral Gables Mr. Patrick Mitchell (305) 794‑2785 http://eighteeneight.com/coral‑gables‑fl/

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Mental Health/Substance Abuse Facility

Merchant Services‑Credit Cards

Credomatic Merchant Services Mr. Joe Herrera (305) 372‑3000 www.credomaticmerchantservices.com I.P. Enterprises Solutions Mr. Enrique Valencia (305) 742‑3633

Mortgage Banker

Global International Group Ms. Carmen Stevens (305) 461‑1010 Home Financing Center, Inc. Ms. Claudine Claus (305) 777‑1100 www.homefinancingcenter.com

Mortgage Lender

Home Financing Center, Inc. Ms. Claudine Claus (305) 777‑1100 www.homefinancingcenter.com Homeowners Financial Group Mr. Maximo Monterrey (305) 804‑3032 http://homeownersfg.com/

Mortgage Loans & Bankers

Home Financing Center, Inc. Ms. Claudine Claus (305) 777‑1100 www.homefinancingcenter.com Wells Fargo, Private Mortgage Banking Ms. Lydia Sacasa (305) 606‑3770 www.wellsfargo.com

Movers ‑ Business/Personal QuikForce Mr. Andrew Otazo (786) 357‑0589 www.quikforce.com


Del Monte Fresh Produce Company Mr. Dennis Christou (305) 520‑8400 www.freshdelmonte.com


Coral Gables Museum Corp. Ms. Caroline Parker (305) 603‑8067 http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org Lowe Art Museum Dr. Jill Deupi JD, PHD (305) 284‑3535 www.lowemuseum.org

New Luxury Apartments

Soleste Club Prado Ms. Ruth Cobo (786) 703‑7808 http://www.solesteclubprado.com/


Miami Today Mr. Michael Lewis (305) 358‑2663 www.miamitodaynews.com Miami’s Community Newspapers Ms. Amy Donner (305) 669‑7355 www.communitynewspapers.com

Non Profit Business Organization

Christian Chamber of Greater Miami Mr. Wilson Alvarez (844) PRAY‑305 www.ccogm.org Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Mr. Barry Johnson (305) 350‑7700 www.miamichamber.com Miami‑Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. Mr. Eduardo Cora (305) 223‑7060 www.fairexpo.com Miami‑Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Steve Adkins (305) 673‑4440 www.gogaymiami.com

Non Profit Organization‑Arts Coral Gables Art Cinema Mr. Steven Krams (786) 472‑2249 www.gablescinema.com Red Chemistry Ms. Isabelle Lambert (786) 285‑1168 http://www.redchemistry.org/ The Murray Dranoff Foundation Ms. Carlene M. Sawyer (305) 572‑9900 www.dranoff2piano.org

Non Profit Organizations

Alzheimer’s Association Ms. Melissa Uribe (800) 272‑3900 www.alz.org/seflorida Americas Society/Council of the Americas Ms. Nancy Anderson Bolton (305) 779‑4816 www.as‑coa.org Arts & Business Council of Miami Ms. Laura Bruney (305) 326‑1011 www.artsbizmiami.org Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami‑Dade, Inc. Mr. Alex Rodriguez‑Roig (305) 446‑9910 www.bgcmia.org Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, Inc. Ms. Marina Foglia (305) 569‑0311 www.shopcoralgables.com C. Gables Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7 Mr. John P. Baublitz (305) 446‑1277 Camillus House Ms. Andria Hanley (305) 533‑2905 www.camillus.org Casa Valentina, Inc. Ms. Yvonne Maffia (305) 444‑0740 www.casavalentina.org Center for Social Change Inc. Ms. Alex Esher (305) 856‑1148 www.4socialchange.org Coral Gables Community Foundation Ms. Mary Snow (305) 446‑9670 www.gablesfoundation.org Coral Gables Garden Club Ms. Jana I. White www.coralgablesgardenclub.org Coral Gables Woman’s Club Ms. Deborah Van Stone (305) 448‑5401 www.CoralGablesWomansClub.org Early Learning Coalition of Miami‑Dade/Monroe Mr. Evelio Torres (305) 646‑7220 www.elcmdm.org Easter Seals South Florida Ms. Marta Quintana (305) 547‑4765 www.southflorida.easterseals.com The Everglades Foundation Mr. Eric Eikenberg (305) 251‑0001 www.evergladesfoundation.org Gables Good Government Committee Ms. Deborah Swain (305) 975‑8158 http://ggg‑news.wix.com/ggg‑news# Genesis Hopeful Haven, Inc. Ms. Fritzie Saintoiry (786) 571‑9604 www.ghhaven.org Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Mr. Mario Artecona (305) 634‑3628 www.miamihabitat.org His House, Inc. Ms. Iris Marrero (305) 430‑0085 http://www.hhch.org/ Humane Society of Greater Miami Ms. Toni Diaz (305) 749‑1816 www.humanesocietymiami.org The Junior League of Miami Ms. Emilie Goldman Wernick (305) 443‑0160 www.juniorleagueofmiami.com Junior Orange Bowl Mr. Alex Markel (305) 662‑1210 www.jrorangebowl.org Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Inc. Ms. Teresa Callava (305) 644‑8888 www.carnavalmiami.com Miami Bach Society Mr. Volker Anding (305) 725‑2720 www.miamibachsociety.org Miami Children’s Chorus Mr. Timothy A. Sharp (305) 662‑7494 www.miamichildrenschorus.org Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Ms. Virginia A. Jacko (305) 856‑4176 www.miamilighthouse.org Orange Bowl Committee Mr. Eric Poms (305) 341‑4700 www.orangebowl.org Pridelines Youth Services Mr. Victor E. Diaz‑Herman (305) 571‑9601 http://www.pridelines.org

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members

ReServe South Florida Ms. Doreen LoCicero (786) 708‑9300 www.reserveinc.org Ronald McDonald House Charities Ms. Soraya Rivera‑Moya (305) 324‑5683 www.rmhcsouthflorida.org The Miracle League of Miami‑Dade Ms. Sandy Robinson (786) 224‑4800 www.mlomd.org The Women’s Fund of Miami Dade Ms. Marilyn March (305) 441‑0506 www.womensfundmiami.org United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Ms. Grace Bracamonte (305) 325‑9093 http://www.ucpsouthflorida.org/ YWCA of Greater Miami‑Dade, Inc. Ms. Barbara K. Norland (305) 377‑9922 www.ywca‑miami.org


DEX Imaging Mr. Ricky Bolanos (305) 788‑1464 www.deximaging.com

Physicians ‑ Internal Medicine

Public Adjusting Firm

Office Equipment

Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute Mr. Andy Waibel (305) 279‑6060 www.miamidermlaser.com

Office Furniture

Miami Medical Consultants Dr. Justin J. Polga (305) 669‑0690 www.miamimedconsult.com

Office Furniture & Services

Center for Rejuvenation Dr. Brittany Martinez (305) 290‑4200 www.myrejuvenationrx.com

Office Supplies & Services

Kendall Medical Lab, Inc. Dr. Robert Kendall (305) 442‑0800 www.kendallmedicallab.com

Workscapes Mrs. Elizabeth Dvorak (305) 400‑8101 www.workscapes.com

Alpha‑1 Foundation Ms. Jeanne Kushner (305) 648‑9518 http://www.alpha‑1foundation.org American Cancer Society Ms. Carmen Piles (305) 779‑2861 www.cancer.org Catholic Hospice (305) 822-2380 www.catholichospice.org Miami Children’s Health Foundation Ms. Alexandra Salcedo (786) 624‑2862 www.mchf.org National Kidney Foundation of Florida Ms. Shannon Rosser (407) 894‑7325 www.kidneyfla.org National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ms. Denise Dixon (954) 731‑4224 www.nationalmssociety.org/fls Sunrise Community, Inc. Mr. Kirk A. Zaremba (305) 273‑3055 www.sunrisegroup.org The Tooth Healer for Children Around the World, Inc. Mr. Mark Tourin 954‑558‑0321 www.thetoothhealerforchildren.org United Way of Miami‑Dade Ms. Monika Sanchez (305) 860–3000 www.unitedwaymiami.org

Non Profit Organizations ‑ Parents Association Somerset Academy Ms. Suzette Ruiz (305) 442‑8626 www.somersetgables.com

Non‑Profit Organization‑Education Alfalit International Inc. Ms. Raquel R. Hickey (305) 597‑9077 www.alfalit.org City Year Miami Mr. Keith “Fletch” Fletcher (786) 406‑7913 www.cityyear.org/miami Miami Dade College Foundation Ms. Nairobi Abrams (305) 237‑3240 www.mdcalumni.com The Nail Scholarship Foundation Mr. Christopher Nail (786) 370‑0917 http://www.nailscholarshipfoundation.org Rise Up 4 Change Ms. Angela Thomas (305) 793‑1347 www.RiseUp4Change.com UM‑NSU CARD Center Ms. Michelle Costa (305) 284‑5263 www.umcard.org

Non‑Profit/Professional Associaton

National Association of Women Business Owners ‑ Miami Ms. Alma Kadragic 407‑921‑6148 www.nawbomiami.org

Office & Executive Suites Rentals

Office Edge Coral Gables Ms. Natasha Schoultz (305) 777‑0200 www.officeedgecoralgables.com Platinum Business Center Mr. Christian Horsley (786) 350‑1200 http://www.platinumbusinesscenter.com Biznest Miami Ms. Monica Sarduy (305) 443‑1414 www.BiznestMiami.com

Physicians ‑ Dermatology

Compass Office Solutions Mr. Jose Manuel Diaz (954) 430‑4590 www.compass‑office.com

Non Profit Organizations ‑ Health

Office Business Center

Pipeline Coral Gables Mr. Philippe Houdard (786) 477‑6440 www.pipelineworkspaces.com

Office Xpress Mr. Rafael Latorre (305) 610‑5821 www.xpressbuy.com

Online Commercial Lending Raisal Group, LLC Mr. Manuel Huerta, Jr. (786) 533‑8457 www.raisal.com

Online/Digital Marketing OptFirst Inc. Mr. Adam Lakowitz (786) 546‑8965 www.optfirst.com

Organizations/Associations The Beacon Council Mr. Larry K. Williams (305) 579‑1300 www.beaconcouncil.com

Parking Enforcement AR Booting, Inc. Mr. Adam Radillo (305) 360‑7051 www.arbooting.com

Parking Facility Management Park One Mr. Fred Bredemeyer 305 891‑0060 www.park1.com Standard Parking Mr. Chester Escobar (305) 372‑5151 www.standardparking.com

Parking‑Long Term Park ‘N Fly Mr. Dave Galbraith (954) 654‑1429 www.pnf.com

Payroll Processing CompuPay, Inc. Ms. Lisa Alfonso (305) 477‑1700 www.compupay.com Paychex, Inc. Ms. Johana Bueno (305) 281‑3336 www.paychex.com

Performing Arts/Cultural Seraphic Fire Mr. Rhett Del Campo (305) 285‑9060 www.seraphicfire.org

Pest Control/Lawn Spraying Greensleeves, Inc. Ms. Debra Smeltzer (305) 593‑5256 www.greensleevesinc.com

Pet Care

Applause Your Paws Ms. Dee Hoult (786) 529‑7833 www.applauseyourpaws.com Equipaws Pet Services Ms. Flavia Berti (305) 794‑3733 www.equipawspetservices.com Miami Pet Concierge Ms. Nicole Brown SAMP (305) 773‑3999 www.miamipetconcierge.com


Blueprint22 Ms. Anais Ganouna (305) 809‑6808 blueprint22.com Leica Store Miami Mr. Peter Dooling (305) 921‑4433 www.leicastoremiami.com SnapHappy Photos Ms. Ada Stevens (786) 449‑7396 www.snaphappyphotos.com

Physical Therapy

Physicians ‑ Urology

Physicians & Surgeons

Physicians & Surgeons‑Ophthalmology

The Laser Center of Coral Gables Ms. Gloria Ayan (305) 491‑3747 www.tlccoralgables.com

Blue Pearl Therapeutic P.A. Ms. Gabriela Galvan de Antillon (786) 383‑2738 http://www.bluepearltherapeutic.com Gables Insurance Recovery, Inc. Mr. Carlos A. Plana (305) 273‑5566 www.gablesinsrec.com

Public Relations

Green Goddess Public Relations Ms. Cindi Avila 646‑279‑1531 www.greengoddesspr.org Kreps DeMaria Mr. Israel Kreps 305 663‑3543 www.krepspr.com Vine Communications, Inc. Ms. Adriana Sol (305) 447‑8678 www.vinecommunicationsinc.com Wragg & Casas Strategic Communications Ms. Jeanmarie Ferrara (305) 372‑1234 www.wraggcasas.com

Physicians & Surgeons‑Plastic Surgery Public Relations and Marketing Andres Bustillo, MD FACS Dr. Andres Bustillo MD FACS (305) 663‑3380 www.drbustillo.com The Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami Dr. Marcelo Ghersi (305) 446‑7700 www.psimiami.com The Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami Dr. Jason Altman, MD (305) 446‑7700 www.psimiami.com

Plumbing Services & Plumbing Supplies Bay Plumbing Company Mr. Robert Beans (305) 446‑8141 Mokher Plumbing Mr. Greg Reuter (305) 446‑8266 www.mokherplumbing.com

Plumbing/Septic Tanks Bay Plumbing Company Mr. Robert Beans (305) 446‑8141


Southernmost Foot and Ankle Specialists Dr. Liana Seldin D.P.M. (305) 856‑6441 www.painfulfoot.com

Printers, Typesetters & Graphics Photo Offset, Inc. Mr. John Knowles (305) 666‑1067 www.photooffset.com Sir Speedy Mr. Raul Ley (305) 446‑7628

Printers/Office Printer Supplies

Cartridge World Miami Mr. Enrique Yunis (305) 856‑3434 www.cartridgeworldusa.com/store221

Professional Search Services Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. Ms. Yesenia Moreno (305) 779‑5609 www.albionstaffing.com

Promotional Products & Services HV DESIGNS Valerie Valenzuela (305) 653-4962 www.hvdesigns.com LDA Graphics, LLC Ms. Maria C. Lopez (305) 265‑2130 www.LDA‑graphics.com

Property Development Astor Companies Mr. Henry Torres (305) 858‑6911 www.astorcompanies.com

Property Management CADISA, Inc. Mr. Carlos Diaz‑Sampol (305) 975‑2436 www.cadisainc.com FirstService Residential Mr. Bill Worrall (305) 218‑1406 www.fsresidential.com

Property Management/Concierge Swiss Property Management Mr. Oliver duPont (305) 915‑5162 www.swiss‑pm.com

Hope Physical Rehabilitation Ms. G. Esperanza Gonzalez (305) 285‑5500 www.Hope‑Miami.Com

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arely PR Ms. Arely Ruiz (305) 632‑5996 www.arelypr.com The Conroy Martinez Group Mr. Jorge Martinez (305) 445‑7550 www.conroymartinez.com

Public Relations/Public Affairs

The American Strategies Group Mr. Ariel Fernandez (786) 708‑7227 www.theamericanstrategiesgroup.com

Public Relations/Social Media Wentworth PR/Social Media Ms. Julie Garrido (305) 877‑9227 www.wentworthcomms.co.uk


Banyan Publishing Mr. Andrew Rubin (305) 444‑1465 Invest: Miami Ms. Abby Melone (305) 600‑6099 www.capitalanalyticsassociates.com Miami New Times Ms. Morgan Stockmayer (305) 571‑7579 www.miaminewtimes.com Where / Morris Visitor Publications Ms. Carolina Toledo (305) 892‑4354 www.wheretraveler.com

Real Estate

13th Floor Investments Mr. Arnaud Karsenti (786) 220‑0460 http://www.13fi.com Avatar Real Estate Services, LLC Ms. Nancy B. Hogan (305) 662‑9975 www.avatarflorida.com Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Mr. Jon Gilman (786) 486‑9560 www.jongilmanpa.com Colliers International South Florida Mr. Jack Lowell (305) 859‑8915 www.colliers.com Curb Appeal International Realty Ms. Heidi Brito 305 456‑5770 www.curbappealintl.com Esteban “Steve” Perez, Estate Agent | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Mr. Esteban “Steve” Perez (305) 608‑4718 EWM Realtors ‑ THE QUEMADA TEAM Ms. Valerie Quemada (305) 960‑2400 Floridian First Realty Mrs. Michelle Gonzalez (305) 667‑5235 www.floridianfirstrealty.com Giralda Place Mr. Christopher Brown 646‑267‑3455 www.giraldaplace.com Grove Station Tower Ms. Josie Cincotta (305) 770‑6064 www.GroveStationTower.com Keller Williams Coral Gables Realty Ms. Delia Abreu (786) 999‑9992 www.deliasellsouthflorida.com

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members

Cinebistro @ Dolphin Mall Mr. Fred Meyers (305) 455‑7373 Mauricio J. Barba, Real Estate Esslinger‑Wooten‑Maxwell Realtors www.cobbcinebistro.com Real Estate Investments Broker‑Associate Mr. Andrew Trimarco Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar Investors At Auction, LLC Mr. Mauricio Barba (305) 329‑7773 Mr. Ioannis Sotiropoulos Mrs. Cindiodet Cangas 305 444 7224 www.ewm.com (786) 360‑4026 954‑(305) 5770 MiamiSignatureHomes.com EWM Realty International http://www.cremagourmet.com www.investorsatauction.com Mr. Ron Shuffield Michael J. Martinez, P.A. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse La Ola Dorada, LLP (305) 329‑7700 Mr. Michael J. Martinez Mr. Edward Everett Mr. William A. Bonn www.ewm.com (305) 979‑9367 (305) 569‑7995 (305) 648‑2328 www.michaelmartinezrealtor.com EWM Realty Int’l. www.flemingssteakhouse.com Real Estate Management & Leasing Mr. Michael Schnabel Monica S. Betancourt @ EWM Realty Fontana Ristorante Mazzei Realty Services, Inc. (305) 450‑0036 International Mr. Pred Starcevic Mr. Edmund Mazzei Sr. www.ewm.com Ms. Monica S. Betancourt (305) 913‑3200 (305) 446‑5348 (305) 632‑7248 Saggio Realty, Inc. www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php www.mazzeirealty.com www.monicabetancourt.com Mr. Felix Lopez Graziano’s Gourmet (305) 228‑0000 Oscar Manes P.A. of RE/MAX United Realty Monogram Residential Mile, LLC Mr. Mario L. Graziano Ms. Yanira Herrera www.saggiorealty.com Mr. Oscar Manes (305) 460‑0001 (786) 725‑4160 (786) 285‑7420 Select Properties of America, Inc. www.grazianosgroup.com www.livethemile.com www.oscarmanes.remaxagent.com Ms. Annie Cruz Graziano’s In the Gables Real Estate Property Management (305) 710-7989 RE/MAX United Realty Mr. Leo Graziano www.selectpropertiesmiami.com Ms. Matilde Aguirre Robert J. Fewell Company (305) 774‑3599 (305) 575‑2727 Ms. Carole Fewell Real Estate‑Title Companies http://www.grazianosgroup.com/Group/ www.YourMiamiProperties.com (305) 445‑7755 index.php Best Practices Title, LLC USAA Realty Company Real Estate ‑ Commercial Ms. Giselle Breto Green Gables Cafe Ms. Adrienne Sladek Development (305) 662‑1600 Ms. Ana M. Rabel (305) 443‑2956 www.bestpracticestitle.com Agave Ponce, LLC (305) 445‑7015 Real Estate‑Commercial Mr. Jose Antonio Perez www.greengablescafe.com Recycling (305) 858‑1890 Avison Young Gustofino Italian Deli Café Waste Management http://www.agaveholdingsllc.com/ Ms. Donna Abood Mr. Tony Vecchio Mr. Jason Neal (305) 446‑0011 Berkowitz Development Group (305) 444‑0528 (305) 986‑6107 www.avisonyoung.com Mr. Jeff Berkowitz www.gustofinodeli.com www.wm.com (305) 854‑2800 Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Hillstone Rental Community www.berkowitzdevelopment.com Ms. Tere Blanca Mr. Joel Halperin The Residences at Merrick Park Real Estate ‑ Exclusive Residential (305) 577‑8850 (305) 529‑0141 Ms. Jocelyne Sori www.blancacre.com http://hillstonerestaurant.com Douglas Elliman (305) 448‑0098 Colliers International Mr. Angel Gonzalez Joe’s Old School Pizza www.residencesatmerrickpark.com Mr. Albert Bolter (305) 878‑8055 Mr. Joe Caristo Resident Member (416) 643‑3480 www.elliman.com/real‑estate‑agent/ (305) 772‑0288 Dimarco Barea www.collierscanada.com angel‑gonzalez/12037 www.joesoldschoolpizza.com CREC/Continental Real Estate Companies Mr. Dimarco Barea JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Real Estate ‑ Investment & (305) 439‑4892 Ms. Carol Brooks Mr. Martin Lynch Management (305) 854‑7342 Residential Mortgage Lender (305) 445‑3777 Hines www.crec.com www.johnmartins.com Foundation Mortgage Ms. Jennifer Urban Mr. Christopher J. Cabrera Fairchild Partners, Inc. La Palma Ristorante Coral Gables LLC (305) 444‑8900 (305) 224‑3287 Mr. Tony Puente Mr. Eduardo Quiros www.hines.com www.foundationmortgage.com (305) 668‑0620 (305) 445‑8777 Real Estate ‑ Property Inspector www.fairchildpartners.com www.lapalmaristorante.com Resorts GI Joe Home Inspections Florida East Coast Industries, LLC La Taberna Giralda The Biltmore Hotel Mr. Joe Manners Ms. Kathleen Rodriguez Ms. Karen Pino Mr. Matthias Kammerer (305) 733‑7447 (305) 520‑2300 (786) 362‑5677 (855) 421‑4192 www.gijoehomeinspections.com www.feci.com www.facebook.com/latabernagiralda www.biltmorehotel.com Real Estate and Construction Gables Miracle Mile, LLC (Terranova Corp) Restaurant/Bar ‑ Mobile Payment App Le Tartine Di Teresa Mr. Michael Nathanson The Lynx Companies Ms. Teresa Pareja TabbedOut (305) 695‑8700 Mr. Chad Bumb (305) 200‑3216 Mr. Brad Sonnett www.terranovacorp.com (305) 523‑6730 www.letartinediteresa.com (305) 345‑6677 www.lynxcompanies.com Mazzei Realty Services, Inc. Liberty Caffé www.tabbedout.com Real Estate Brokerage & Development Mr. Edmund Mazzei Sr. Mr. Carlos De La Fuente Restaurants (305) 446‑5348 (305) 392‑0819 FECR/Villa Majorca/2020 Ponce Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza www.mazzeirealty.com www.libertycaffe.com Mr. Phil Dahan Ms. Kellie Daher The Allen Morris Company (305) 358‑7710 Love is Blind (786) 456‑9200 Mr. W. Allen Morris www.fecr.com Mr. Joaquin Chamizo www.acfp.com (305) 443‑1000 (305) 748‑6118 Real Estate Brokers Bagel Emporium & Grille www.allenmorris.com www.loveisblindrestaurant.com Avatar Real Estate Services Ms. Patricia Salguero The Keyes Company, Realtors MesaMar Seafood | Table Ms. Arline Silver (305) 666‑9519 Ms. Christina Pappas Mr. Antonio Acevedo (305) 662‑9975 http://www.thebagelemporium.com/ (786) 378‑8450 (305) 640‑8448 www.avatarflorida.com www.MiamiFLTeam.com Blue Martini ‑ Brickell www.mesamar.com Gadinsky Real Estate Ms. Laura Chaves Real Estate‑Residential Morton’s The Steakhouse Mr. Seth Gadinsky (786) 365‑1696 Ms. Elizabeth Nourse Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida 786.276.2387 www.bluemartinilounge.com Realty (305) 442‑1662 www.gadinsky.com BrickTop’s Restaurant Ms. Odalys “Ody” Sierra www.mortons.com HP Residential Services, Inc. Mr. Mark Peak (786) 552‑0223 MS. CHEEZIOUS Mr. Vernon Ubico (305) 443‑9992 www.topmiamiagents.com Mr. Brian Mullins (305) 323‑4269 www.bricktops.com Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty (786) 518‑3369 www.hpresidential.com Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Ms. Daysi Morey www.mscheezious.com Mazzei Realty Services, Inc. Mr. Seth de Kanter (305) 773‑7883 My Ceviche Mr. Edmund Mazzei Sr. (305) 668‑0911 www.daysimorey.com Ms. Alia Khayrullina (305) 446‑5348 www.buffalowildwings.com Douglas Elliman (786) 558‑8715 www.mazzeirealty.com Bulla Gastrobar Ms. Martha Pomares www.myceviche.com Miami Association of Realtors Ms. Autumn Lorenzo (305) 695‑6070 OBBA Sushi & More Ms. Teresa King Kinney (305) 441‑0107 www.elliman.com Mr. Eduard Fornos (305) 468‑7000 www.bullamiami.com Jessica Ginsberg EWM Realty International (305) 445‑7800 www.miamire.com BurgerFi Coral Gables Mrs. Jessica Ginsberg www.obbasushi.com/ Real Estate Consultants & Buyer/ Mr. Michael Parisi 305.490.9685 Olé Restaurant Lessee Representation (305) 967‑8260 www.jessicaginsberg.com Mr. Jose Manuel Fabra http://www.burgerfi.com/ Mazzei Realty Services, Inc. Slesnick & Jochem (786) 641‑6886 Mr. Edmund Mazzei Sr. Café Curuba Ms. Ginger Jochem www.olerestaurant.us (305) 446‑5348 Ms. Debbie Rabinovici (305) 446‑2001 Ortanique on the Mile www.mazzeirealty.com (786) 703-9183 www.slesnick.net Ms. Kathy Stiber www.cafecuruba.com Real Estate Developers & Investors The Keyes Company, Realtors (305) 446‑7710 Café Demetrio Albany Homes International, Inc. Ms. Christina Pappas http://www.ortaniquerestaurants.com Mr. Demetrio Pina Ms. Monique Selman (786) 378‑8450 Palme d’Or (305) 448‑4949 (786) 271‑7192 www.MiamiFLTeam.com Mr. Patrick Calvarese www.albanyuk.com Real Estate‑Residential/Commercial www.cafedemetrio.com (305) 445‑8066 Caviar Inc. Forte Properties www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/palme.php AVATAR Real Estate Services Mr. Daniel Schuman Mr. John Forte Mr. George Assal P.A. Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine (414) 678‑1457 (305) 445‑5511 (786) 554‑8063 Ms. Angelina Morla www.trycaviar.com/miami Hines www.GeorgeAssal.com (305) 529‑2475 Fashion Mr. Augusto Alizo pardoschickenfl.com Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. Chocolate Mr. Georges Berger (305) 444‑8900 Ms. Charlette S. Seidel Pincho Factory (786) 316‑3546 www.hines.com (305) 667‑4815 Mr. Nedal Ahmad www.chocolatefashiononline.com www.floridamoves.com International Sunshine Company, Inc. (305) 446‑5666 Christy’s Restaurant Mr. Wilson Alayo www.pinchofactory.com Engel & Völkers Miami Ms. Dulce Blacher (305) 445‑9001 Mr. Irving Padron Prieto’s Restaurant (305) 446‑1400 (305) 443‑2424 Sands Investments Mrs. Zawra Alfonso www.christysrestaurant.com www.miami.evusa.com Mr. Charles Sands (305) 441‑1600 Cibo Wine Bar (305) 661‑7972 www.regencyhotelmiami.com Esslinger‑Wooten‑Maxwell Realtors Ms. Victoria Arballo Dr. Audrey Ross Real Estate Development Ruth’s Chris Steak House (305) 442‑4925 (305) 206‑4003 Ms. Carla Orantes Crystal Lagoons US Corp. www.cibowinebar.com (305) 461‑8360 Mr. Uri Man www.ruthschris.com (305) 728‑0399 www.crystal‑lagoons.com

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SAWA Restaurant & Lounge Mr. Ramzi Zahr (305) 447‑6555 www.sawarestaurant.com Seasons 52 Ms. Ana Fernandes (305) 442‑8552 www.seasons52.com Shake Shack Mr. Mike Yocum (786) 470‑3701 www.shakeshack.com Shula’s 347 Grill Ms. Stephanie Garcia (305) 655‑9661 www.shulas347gables.com Subway/Food Mart Mr. Azim Mirzak 305 529‑9525 Sucre Café Ms. Lisandra Alvarez (305) 444‑2025 www.sucre‑cafe.com Sushi Maki Ms. Tina Guo (305) 443‑1884 www.SushiMaki.com SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables Ms. Joanna Cisowska (305) 448‑4990 www.sushisamba.com Swine Southern Table and Bar Mr. Eddie Acevedo (786) 360‑6433 www.runpigrun.com Talavera Cocina Mexicana Mr. Lalo Durazo (305) 444‑2955 www.talaveraspot.com Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Mr. Wayne Eldred (305) 444‑3210 www.tarponbend.com The Bar Mr. Christopher Gerdon (305) 442‑2730 http://gablesthebar.com/main.html Threefold Cafe Mr. Nick Sharp (305) 704‑8007 www.threefoldcafe.com Two Sisters Restaurant Mr. Joseph Bidwell (305) 447‑6030 www.hyatt.com Uvaggio Mr. Craig DeWald (305) 951‑7868 www.uvaggiowine.com Velvet Creme Doughnut & Coffee Company Ms. Krista Michel Rios (305) 301‑5257 www.velvetcremedoughnuts.com Vicky Bakery Mr. Michael Belaustegui (305) 441‑0611 www.vickybakery.com VIXI GELATERIA Ms. Melissa Stam (305) 509‑9066 WWW.VIXIGELATERIA.COM

Restaurants ‑ American

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar Mr. Seth de Kanter (305) 668‑0911 www.buffalowildwings.com MS. CHEEZIOUS Mr. Brian Mullins (786) 518‑3369 www.mscheezious.com Seasons 52 Ms. Ana Fernandes (305) 442‑8552 www.seasons52.com Shake Shack Mr. Mike Yocum (786) 470‑3701 www.shakeshack.com The Bar Mr. Christopher Gerdon (305) 442‑2730 http://gablesthebar.com/main.html

Restaurants ‑ Argentinean

Graziano’s Gourmet Mr. Mario L. Graziano (305) 460‑0001 www.grazianosgroup.com Graziano’s In the Gables Mr. Leo Graziano (305) 774‑3599 www.grazianosgroup.com/Group/index.php

Restaurants ‑ Bakery‑Cafe

Chocolate Fashion Mr. Georges Berger (786) 316‑3546 www.chocolatefashiononline.com Vicky Bakery Mr. Michael Belaustegui (305) 441‑0611 www.vickybakery.com

Restaurants ‑ Bar

BrickTop’s Restaurant Mr. Mark Peak (305) 443‑9992 www.bricktops.com Trust & Co. Mr. Jerry Flynn (305) 444‑7433 http://www.trustand.co

Restaurants ‑ Burgers BurgerFi Coral Gables Mr. Michael Parisi (305) 967‑8260 http://www.burgerfi.com/

Restaurants ‑ Cafe

Threefold Cafe Mr. Nick Sharp (305) 704‑8007 www.threefoldcafe.com

Restaurants ‑ Caribbean

Ortanique on the Mile Ms. Kathy Stiber (305) 446‑7710 http://www.ortaniquerestaurants.com

Restaurants ‑ Casual Dining Subway/Food Mart Mr. Azim Mirzak 305 529‑9525

Restaurants ‑ Coffee House

Blue Martini ‑ Brickell Ms. Laura Chaves (786) 365‑1696 www.bluemartinilounge.com

Restaurants ‑ Lounge

Café Demetrio Mr. Demetrio Pina (305) 448‑4949 www.cafedemetrio.com

Restaurants ‑ Mediterranean

Restaurants ‑ Donut Shop

Green Gables Cafe Ms. Ana M. Rabel (305) 445‑7015 www.greengablescafe.com

Restaurants ‑ Entertainment

Pardo’s Peruvian Cuisine Ms. Angelina Morla (305) 529‑2475 pardoschickenfl.com

Bagel Emporium & Grille Ms. Patricia Salguero (305) 666‑9519 http://www.thebagelemporium.com/

Restaurants ‑ Organic Foods

Velvet Creme Doughnut & Coffee Company Ms. Krista Michel Rios (305) 301‑5257 www.velvetcremedoughnuts.com

Restaurants ‑ Peruvian

Cinebistro @ Dolphin Mall Mr. Fred Meyers (305) 455‑7373 www.cobbcinebistro.com

Restaurants ‑ Pizza

Caviar Inc. Mr. Daniel Schuman (414) 678‑1457 www.trycaviar.com/miami

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Ms. Kellie Daher (786) 456‑9200 www.acfp.com Joe’s Old School Pizza Mr. Joe Caristo (305) 772‑0288 www.joesoldschoolpizza.com

Restaurants ‑ Raw Bar

Tarpon Bend Raw Bar & Grill Mr. Wayne Eldred (305) 444‑3210 www.tarponbend.com

Restaurants ‑ Spanish

La Dorada Coral Gables, Inc. Ms. Lilly Gandara (305) 446‑2002 www.ladoradarestaurant.com

Restaurants ‑ Spanish Cuisine & Tapas

Restaurants ‑ International

Bulla Gastrobar Ms. Autumn Lorenzo (305) 441‑0107 www.bullamiami.com La Taberna Giralda Ms. Karen Pino (786) 362‑5677 www.facebook.com/latabernagiralda Olé Restaurant Mr. Jose Manuel Fabra (786) 641‑6886 www.olerestaurant.us

Restaurants ‑ Irish

JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Mr. Martin Lynch (305) 445‑3777 www.johnmartins.com

Restaurants ‑ French

Palme d’Or Mr. Patrick Calvarese (305) 445‑8066 www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/palme.php

Restaurants ‑ French Bistro Sucre Café Ms. Lisandra Alvarez (305) 444‑2025 www.sucre‑cafe.com

Love is Blind Mr. Joaquin Chamizo (305) 748‑6118 www.loveisblindrestaurant.com

Restaurants ‑ Sports Bar

JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Mr. Martin Lynch (305) 445‑3777 www.johnmartins.com

Restaurants ‑ Steakhouse

Restaurants ‑ Italian

Cibo Wine Bar Ms. Victoria Arballo (305) 442‑4925 www.cibowinebar.com Fontana Ristorante Mr. Pred Starcevic (305) 913‑3200 www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php

Paul Davis of The Gables Ms. Ofelia Lucas (786) 717‑5665 www.pauldavis‑thegables.com

Restaurants ‑ Mexican

Restaurants ‑ Deli

Restaurants ‑ Food Delivery


Prieto’s Restaurant Mrs. Zawra Alfonso (305) 441‑1600 www.regencyhotelmiami.com SAWA Restaurant & Lounge Mr. Ramzi Zahr (305) 447‑6555 www.sawarestaurant.com Talavera Cocina Mexicana Mr. Lalo Durazo (305) 444‑2955 www.talaveraspot.com

MesaMar Seafood | Table Mr. Antonio Acevedo (305) 640‑8448 www.mesamar.com SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables Ms. Joanna Cisowska (305) 448‑4990 www.sushisamba.com Two Sisters Restaurant Mr. Joseph Bidwell (305) 447‑6030 www.hyatt.com

Uvaggio Mr. Craig DeWald (305) 951‑7868 www.uvaggiowine.com

Restaurants ‑ Latin/American Fusion Retail

My Ceviche Ms. Alia Khayrullina (786) 558‑8715 www.myceviche.com

Restaurants ‑ Fine Dining

Restaurants ‑ Wine Bar

OBBA Sushi & More Mr. Eduard Fornos (305) 445‑7800 www.obbasushi.com/ Sushi Maki Ms. Tina Guo (305) 443‑1884 www.SushiMaki.com

Restaurants ‑ Ceviche

Café Curuba Ms. Debbie Rabinovici (786) 703-9183 www.cafecuruba.com Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar Mr. Ioannis Sotiropoulos (786) 360‑4026 http://www.cremagourmet.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse Ms. Elizabeth Nourse (305) 442‑1662 www.mortons.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House Ms. Carla Orantes (305) 461‑8360 www.ruthschris.com Shula’s 347 Grill Ms. Stephanie Garcia (305) 655‑9661 www.shulas347gables.com

Restaurants ‑ Japanese

Pincho Factory Mr. Nedal Ahmad (305) 446‑5666 www.pinchofactory.com

Restaurants ‑ Coffee Shop

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Members

Gustofino Italian Deli Café Mr. Tony Vecchio (305) 444‑0528 www.gustofinodeli.com La Palma Ristorante Coral Gables LLC Mr. Eduardo Quiros (305) 445‑8777 www.lapalmaristorante.com Le Tartine Di Teresa Ms. Teresa Pareja (305) 200‑3216 www.letartinediteresa.com Liberty Caffé Mr. Carlos De La Fuente (305) 392‑0819 www.libertycaffe.com

Christy’s Restaurant Ms. Dulce Blacher (305) 446‑1400 www.christysrestaurant.com Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Mr. Edward Everett (305) 569‑7995 www.flemingssteakhouse.com Hillstone Mr. Joel Halperin (305) 529‑0141 http://hillstonerestaurant.com

Añel Sartoria Napoli Mr. Vittorio B. Strommillo (305) 448‑5053 https://www.anelsartoria.com/ Aragon 101 Ms. Erica Guzman (305) 443‑7335 www.aragon101.com Artful Fashions L.L.C. Mrs. Roxana Sora (305) 396‑9068 www.artfulfashions.com Artigiano, Inc. Mr. Alex Odio (305) 569‑9970 www.artigianomens.com Books & Books, Inc. Mr. Mitchell Kaplan (305) 442‑4408 www.booksandbooks.com Bottle & Bottega Miami Ms. Maris Sotsky (786) 505‑9344 www.bottleandbottega.com/miami Cao Chocolates Mr. Ricardo Trillos (305) 879‑0281 www.caochocolates.com Cartridge World Miami Mr. Enrique Yunis (305) 856‑3434 www.cartridgeworldusa.com/store221 Cherry Blow Dry Bar Ms. Yany Moreno (305) 928‑1008 http://www.cherryblowdrybar.com/ Coral Gables Museum Corp. Ms. Caroline Parker (305) 603‑8067 http://www.coralgablesmuseum.org Costco Wholesale Ms. Antonieta Bautista (305) 267‑0641 www.costco.com Cynthia’s Soaps Ms. Cynthia Del Cueto (305) 951‑7138 www.cynthiassoaps.com Dadeland Mall Ms. Irma Castor (305) 665‑6227 www.simon.com Dawn Jacobson ‑ cabi Stylist Ms. Dawn Jacobson (786) 200‑6607 http://dawnjacobson.cabionline.com/ Edward Beiner, Purveyor of Fine Eyewear Ms. Daniela Zanzuri (305) 461‑1808 www.edwardbeiner.com FASTSIGNS Coral Gables Ms. Rosella Papale (305) 450‑6116 http://www.fastsigns.com/2047 Frames USA + Art Gallery Mr. Adam Brand (305) 666‑3355 www.framesusamiami.com FrameWorks Ms. Claire Lardner (305) 443‑4581 www.Frameworksmiami.com Furla Mr. Mario Garcia (305) 443‑4945 www.furla.com Gables Cigars Shop Mr. Juan Cobas (305) 631‑2139 www.gablescigarsshop.com GBS Beauty Supply, Inc. Ms. Susie Paz (305) 446‑6654 www.gbsbeauty.com

Gymboree Play & Music Ms. Coni Goudie (305) 476‑9500 gymboreeclasses.com H Benitez Fine Art Gallery, Inc. Ms. Lissette Benitez (786) 877‑1045 www.pintorcubano.com J. Del Olmo Bridal Gallery & Couture Ms. Vivian Del Olmo (305) 448‑3599 www.jdelolmobridal.com Jae’s Jewelers Ms. Jill Hornik (305) 443‑7724 www.jaesjewelers.com Kiki NYC, LLC Ms. Kiki Garcia (305) 773‑2910 Leica Store Miami Mr. Peter Dooling (305) 921‑4433 www.leicastoremiami.com Misha’s Cupcakes Ms. Misha Kuryla‑Gomez (786) 200‑6153 www.mishascupcakes.com Montica Jewelry Mr. John O’Rourke III (305) 446‑2957 www.montica.com Oceanview Shades & Drapery Ms. Lynn Sampson (305) 442‑2628 www.oceanviewshades.com Office Xpress Mr. Rafael Latorre (305) 610‑5821 www.xpressbuy.com OROA Ms. Gaby Kloekke (305) 842‑4707 www.oroa.com Prestigious Image Barbershop and Spa Mr. David Uribe (305) 640‑8775 www.prestigiousimage.com Rex Fabrics Mr. Rick Aldama (305) 448‑0028 www.rexfabrics.com Robb & Stucky Furniture Interiors Ms. Ana Pierce (305) 667‑5609 www.RobbStuckyintl.com Shell Lumber & Hardware Mr. Jesus Guzman (305) 856‑6401 www.shelllumber.com Shell Lumber & Hardware Mr. Cleiton Castillo (305) 856‑6401 www.shelllumber.com Shops at Merrick Park Mr. Michael L. Cook (305) 529‑0200 http://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/ Snow’s Jewelers, Inc. Mr. Edward Snow Jr. (305) 443‑7448 www.snowsjewelers.com SoBlo Blowdry Salon Ms. Mindy Schumann (786) 536‑5672 www.soblo.com Sunny South Design Studio Ms. Andreina Zuccaro (305) 441‑9234 The Giving Tree Ms. Joan Reitsma (305) 445‑3967 T‑Mobile Mr. Geovanny Calero (305) 529‑4554 www.t‑mobile.com Tourneau Ms. Patricia Correa (305) 448‑6878 www.tourneau.com Violetas Ms. Patricia Anton Himmel (305) 381‑0711 www.violetashomedesign.com WINESTOREE Ms. Odile Charny (786) 502‑3903 www.winestoree.com

Retail ‑ Art Boutique

Bottle & Bottega Miami Ms. Maris Sotsky (786) 505‑9344 www.bottleandbottega.com/miami

Retail ‑ Bakery

Misha’s Cupcakes Ms. Misha Kuryla‑Gomez (786) 200‑6153 www.mishascupcakes.com

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Retail ‑ Bridal

J. Del Olmo Bridal Gallery & Couture Ms. Vivian Del Olmo (305) 448‑3599 www.jdelolmobridal.com

Retail ‑ Fabric Store Rex Fabrics Mr. Rick Aldama (305) 448‑0028 www.rexfabrics.com

Retail ‑ Gift Shop

Violetas Ms. Patricia Anton Himmel (305) 381‑0711 www.violetashomedesign.com WINESTOREE Ms. Odile Charny (786) 502‑3903 www.winestoree.com

Retail ‑ Home Furnishings & Design Miele Experience Center Mr. Javier A. Dominguez MSM‑IT, MSM HR (800) 843‑7231 www.mieleusa.com OROA Ms. Gaby Kloekke (305) 842‑4707 www.oroa.com Robb & Stucky Furniture Interiors Ms. Ana Pierce (305) 667‑5609 www.RobbStuckyintl.com

Retail ‑ Italian Leather Accessories Furla Mr. Mario Garcia (305) 443‑4945 www.furla.com

Retail ‑ Jewelry

Montica Jewelry Mr. John O’Rourke III (305) 446‑2957 www.montica.com

Retail ‑ Men’s Apparel Artigiano, Inc. Mr. Alex Odio (305) 569‑9970 www.artigianomens.com

Retail ‑ Needle Arts The Giving Tree Ms. Joan Reitsma (305) 445‑3967

Retail ‑ Premiere Lighting

Keys Lighting & Design Center Mr. Kent D. Crook (305) 321‑0852 www.keyslighting.com

Retail ‑ Prescription Eyewear/ Sunglasses

Edward Beiner, Purveyor of Fine Eyewear Ms. Daniela Zanzuri (305) 461‑1808 www.edwardbeiner.com

Retail ‑ Watch/Jewelry

Morays Jewelers Mr. Christopher Haake (305) 374‑0739 www.moraysjewelers.com Tourneau Ms. Patricia Correa (305) 448‑6878 www.tourneau.com

Retail ‑ Women’s Apparel Kiki NYC, LLC Ms. Kiki Garcia (305) 773‑2910

Reverse Mortgages

PS Financial Services Mr. Phil Stevenson (786) 586‑3336 www.PSReverseMortgage.com

Schools‑Continuing Education

Gastronomicom Ms. Martine Lessault (305) 316‑6820 www.culinaryschool.us University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education Ms. Desiree Young (305) 284‑3946 www.continue.miami.edu


Coral Gables High School PTSA Ms. Lisa Senior (305) 443‑4871 cghs.dadeschools.net St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & School Dr. Gregory Blackburn (305) 444‑6366 www.saintphilips.net The Biltmore School Ms. Gina C. Duarte Romero (305) 266‑4666 www.biltmoreschool.com

Coral Gables Chamber of CommerCe members

Schools‑Graduate Business Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Ms. Jessica Gibson (305) 442‑7780 www.kellogg.northwestern.edu

Schools‑Higher Education

Florida International University Ms. Sandra Gonzalez‑Levy (305) 348‑6298 www.fiu.edu

Schools‑Higher Education Online Florida International University Online Ms. Isabel Jaubert (305) 348‑7643 http://www.fiuonline.com


Coral Gables Adult Education Center Ms. Tracie McCullough (305) 443‑4871 http://gablesadult.dadeschools.net


La Piazza Academy, LLC Ms. Jessica Pinto (305) 448‑8885 www.lapiazzaacademy.com St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & School Dr. Gregory Blackburn (305) 444‑6366 www.saintphilips.net


Gulliver Schools Mr. Hank Langston (305) 666‑6333 www.gulliverschools.org Ransom Everglades School Ms. Penny Townsend (305) 460‑8847 www.Ransomeverglades.org Riviera Day School‑Riviera Preparatory School Mr. Alvin Glicksberg (305) 666‑1856 www.rivieraschools.com St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & School Dr. Gregory Blackburn (305) 444‑6366 www.saintphilips.net St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School Mr. Tom Southart (305) 665‑4851 www.stepsmia.org


Coral Gables High School Mr. Adolfo Costa (305) 443‑4871 cghs.dade.k12.fl.us Coral Gables Preparatory Academy Ms. Cheli Cerra (305) 448‑1731 ext.112mayda www.gablese.dadeschools.net George Washington Carver Middle School Ms. Cristina Basso (305) 444‑7388 http://gwcm.dadeschools.net/ MDCPS Office of Community Engagement Ms. Natalia Zea (305) 995‑2594 www.dadeschools.net Ponce de Leon Middle School Ms. Martha C. Chang (305) 661‑1611 www.ponce.dadeschools.net


Barry University Ms. Elizabeth Besade Perez (305) 899‑4758 www.barry.edu St. Thomas University/Institute for Professional Studies Dr. Hilroy Thomas (305) 474‑6879 www.stu.edu UHealth Ms. Myrna Y. Vaca M.B.A. (305) 243‑8922 University of Miami ‑ Government & Community Relations Ms. Sarah Nesbitt Artecona (305) 284‑5478 www.miami.edu University of Miami‑Athletics Ms. Jennifer Strawley (305) 284‑2651 www.hurricanesports.com University of Miami‑Campus Planning & Development Ms. Janet Gavarrete (305) 284‑6728 University of Miami‑School of Business Ms. Mary M. Young (305) 284‑4052 www.bus.miami.edu

University of Miami‑School of Music Dean Shelton Berg (305) 284‑2241 www.music.miami.edu University of Miami‑Toppel Career Center Ms. Alicia Rodriguez (305) 284‑1819 www.miami.edu/toppel

Orange Bowl Committee Mr. Eric Poms (305) 341‑4700 www.orangebowl.org Sun Life Stadium Mr. Goyo Perez (305) 623‑6100 www.sunlifestadium.com

Command Security Corporation Mr. John Dunlevy (786) 413‑2579 www.commandsecurity.com

Creative Staffing Ms. Ann Machado (305) 279‑7799 www.creativestaffing.com

Security Guard Services

Security/Janitorial Services


Ralons America Corp Mr. Mariano Aguilo (786) 615‑5522 www.ralonsamerica.com

Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care Mr. Gabriel De Armas Jr. (786) 845‑0888 www.homeinstead.com/364 The Palace Coral Gables Mr. Adam Rosenblum (305) 445‑7444 www.palacecoralgables.com

Senior Living

The Palace Coral Gables Mr. Adam Rosenblum (305) 445‑7444 www.palacecoralgables.com

Septic Tanks/ Grease Trap Services Bay Plumbing Company Mr. Robert Beans (305) 446‑8141

Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, Inc. Ms. Marina Foglia (305) 569‑0311 www.shopcoralgables.com Dadeland Mall Ms. Irma Castor (305) 665‑6227 www.simon.com Shops at Merrick Park Mr. Michael L. Cook (305) 529‑0200 http://www.shopsatmerrickpark.com/

Signs & Banners

FASTSIGNS Coral Gables Ms. Rosella Papale (305) 450‑6116 http://www.fastsigns.com/2047 Hello Printing Ideas Mr. Victor Planchart (786) 369‑5333 www.helloprintingideas.com

Albion Staffing Solutions, Inc. Ms. Yesenia Moreno (305) 779‑5609 www.albionstaffing.com Ascendo Resources Ms. Lindsay Higerd (305) 423‑1221 www.ascendo.com Benjamin Douglas Consulting Mr. Douglas Viney (305) 910‑2588 www.benjamindouglas.co CAREERXCHANGE, Inc. Mr. Mike Falcon (305) 595‑3800 http://www.careerxchange.com/ The Coastal Group of South Florida Ms. Cameron Gore 910‑770‑3345 www.thecoastalgroupinc.com


Shopping Centers

Shopping Malls

Staffing Services

Stow Simple Ms. Silvia Camps (305) 900‑6700 www.stowsimple.com


Costco Wholesale Ms. Antonieta Bautista (305) 267‑0641 www.costco.com


eMerge Americas Mr. Xavier Gonzalez (305) 728‑0517 www.emergeamericas.org Intermedia Touch, Inc. Ms. Cristina Miller (305) 517‑3894 www.intermediatouch.com United Data Technologies Ms. Jacqueline Coleman (305) 882‑0435 www.udtonline.com


Blackledger Technology Advisors, LLC Mr. Luis Diaz (305) 444‑8800 Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center www.blackledgertechnology.com Riviera Health Resort Telecommunications Mr. Richard Stacey Comcast Business (786) 517‑6999 Ms. Holly Hunt www.rivierahealthresort.com 954‑514‑8570 Small Business Counseling www.comcast.com SCORE ‑ Miami Dade Chapter IPFone Mr. Luis Zuniga Mr. Aubrey H. Bernard (786) 425‑9119 (786) 279‑7477 miamidade.score.org www.ipfone.com Software Development Level 3 Communications Big Duck Games Mr. Scott Anderson Ms. Sharon Newman (305) 964‑1030 301‑602‑5792 www.level3.com www.bigduckgames.com Sprint Ms. Mayda Diaz Spas (787) 431‑9468 Elemis Spa at the Village of Merrick Park www.sprint.com Ms. Cristina Sorondo T‑Mobile (305) 774‑7171 Mr. Geovanny Calero www.elemisspa.com (305) 529‑4554 The Biltmore Hotel www.t‑mobile.com Mr. Matthias Kammerer (855) 421‑4192 T‑Mobile www.biltmorehotel.com Mr. Hugo Jr. Fontalvo (305) 972‑2834 Sport & Recreation www.t‑mobile.com GIG ‑ Gifts in Golf Telecommunications & Technology Mr. Philip Argianas (305) 238‑7507 CenturyLink Business www.giftsingolf.com Mr. Jorge Amaro‑Mustelier (954) 459‑5592 Sporting Events & Entertainment www.ctl.io Junior Orange Bowl nQuery Telecom Solutions Mr. Alex Markel Mr. Emilio Diaz (305) 662‑1210 (305) 760‑8491 www.jrorangebowl.org www.nquerysolutions.com Miami Beach Bowl XO Communications Mr. Carlos Padilla Mr. Miguel Perez (305) 480‑1609 (305) 345‑5796 www.miamibeachbowl.com www.xo.com Miami Marlins, L.P. Mr. Ryan Bertschman (305) 480‑1588 http://miami.marlins.mlb.com

Telephone Communication/ Equipment/Consultants AT&T Ms. Katherine San Pedro (305) 347‑5454 www.att.com

Telephone On Hold & Voice Mail Messages Please Hold Advertising Mr. Carlos Garcia (305) 388‑3088 www.PleaseHold.com

Television Network Broadcasting HBO Latin America Mr. Jonathan Baker (305) 648‑8100 www.HBOMAX.tv


Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Ms. Barbara Stein (305) 444‑9293 www.actorsplayhouse.org Area Stage Company Ms. Maria Rodaz (305) 666‑2078 www.areastagecompany.com GableStage Mr. Joseph Adler (305) 446‑1116 www.gablestage.org

Title Insurance Agency

Unlimited Title Group Ms. Katerina Gonzalez Rodriguez (305) 269‑9087 www.unlimitedtitle.net

Trade Association

Florida Retail Federation Ms. Josie Correa (305) 632‑1014 www.frf.org

Trade Services

PROMEXICO / Mexico’s Trade & Investment Comm.‑Miami Mr. Cesar Bueno (305) 415‑9360 www.promexico.gob.mx Thailand Trade Office Miami Kanya Amorntheerakul (786) 388‑7888 www.thaitrade.com


Dale Carnegie Training of South Florida Mr. Robert Kelly (954) 961‑2209 www.southflorida.dalecarnegie.com

Translation Services

Action Translation Services, Inc. Mr. Michael Winternitz (305) 460‑8977 www.actiontranslations.com

Trash Hauling/Recycling Waste Management Mr. Jason Neal (305) 986‑6107 www.wm.com

Travel Agencies

Château Travel Services C.A. Mr. Sergio Esteva 954‑918‑9457 www.chateau.travel Express Travel Ms. Olga Ramudo (305) 341‑1200 www.expresstravelus.com The French Traveler, Inc. Ms. Valerie Sutter (941) 544‑6777 www.frenchtraveler.com Tuscan Treasures Tours Ms. Teresa Gail Sosby (305) 442‑1642 www.tuscantreasurestours.com

Tree Trimming/Pest Management & Fertilization One Two Tree, Inc. Mr. Richard “Rick” Valdes (305) 267‑1426 www.onetwotree.com

Trophies & Plaques

L & M Engraving & Trophy Company Mr. Sandy Liebowitz (305) 273‑7607 Michelson’s Trophies Mr. Efraim Lapscher (305) 687‑9898 www,goawards.com


James Education Mr. Kamal A. James (786) 548‑1172 http://www.jameseducation.com/

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U.S. Army ‑ Recruiting

U.S. Army Recruiting Center Kendall Mr. Will Andrus, SFC 954‑393‑4047 www.goarmy.com

Upscale Barbershop

Prestigious Image Barbershop and Spa Mr. David Uribe (305) 640‑8775 www.prestigiousimage.com

Urgent Care

Medi‑Station Urgent Care Ms. Sandra Otis (786) 401‑7975 www.MediStationUrgentcare.com OrthoNOW Coral Way Ms. Maria Roman (786) 703‑5858 www.orthonowcoralway.com


AT&T Ms. Katherine San Pedro (305) 347‑5454 www.att.com Florida Power & Light Mr. Charles Knight (305) 442‑5454 www.fpl.com


Country Club Animal Hospital Dr. George Bailey (305) 663‑3300 www.ccahweb.com/

Video Productions

Reel City Films Mr. Frank Kelly (305) 773‑8071 www.reelcityfilms.com

Wealth Management

Coral Gables Trust Company Mr. Gerardo Rodriguez (786) 497‑1212 www.cgtrust.com Evensky & Katz / Foldes Financial Wealth Management Mr. David Evensky (305) 448‑8882 www.evenskykatz.com Kirtland Financial Management Mr. Brett C. Hixon CFP (305) 648‑0006 www.kirtlandfinancial.com

Web Design

Design House Agency Ms. Ashley Valentin (305) 456‑7253 www.designhouseagency.com

Web Design/Online Marketing Webiotic Web Solutions Mr. Oran Aviv (305) 849‑5339 www.webiotic.com Websites MIA Mr. Albert Soto (786) 871‑6692 http://www.websitesmia.com

Website Programming/Design OptFirst Inc. Mr. Adam Lakowitz (786) 546‑8965 www.optfirst.com

Yoga Studio

Green Monkey Yoga Ms. Ana Maria Larios Fernandez (786) 953‑7709 www.greenmonkey.com

Youth Sports

Junior Orange Bowl Mr. Alex Markel (305) 662‑1210 www.jrorangebowl.org

Zoo Attraction

Zoological Wildlife Foundation Ms. Maria Tabraue (305) 969‑3696 www.zwfmiami.com Zoological Wildlife Foundation Mr. Mario Tabraue (305) 969‑3696 www.zwfmiami.com

Members of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce as of August 11, 2016 We apologize for any omissions due to printing deadlines You can always visit the Chamber’s website for the most up-to-date membership listings, including addresses. www.coralgableschamber.org


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