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City National Bank’s legacy of service highlighted in bank study

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hen it comes to service, City National Bank clients have nothing to complain about – literally. That was the finding of a recent study of complaints filed against financial institutions by a local economist and banking analyst. The study revealed that no complaints were filed against City National Bank with state banking regulators while complaints against banks overall – including Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo – soared. Banking analyst Ken Thomas performs the study every year. He attributed the rise in complaints to the failure of many banks to work with borrowers who need loan modifications or workouts. He added that it was rare that a largerasset bank should have zero complaints. “While it’s not that difficult for banks with small customer base to have no complaints, it’s highly unusual for a billiondollar institution like City National,” said Thomas, of K.H. Thomas Associates. Thomas based his study on records of JORGE GONZALEZ complaints filed

Building renamed in honor of late Holocaust survivors Joseph and Oro Halegua

A crowd watches the unveiling of the new Halegua sign.

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Letter from the Chair BY JASON LOEB Chairman, Miami Beach Chamber

Here at the Chamber, we always talk about the power of relationships. Our team works hard to bring our membership events that create an ideal setting in which to make these connections. But in the end, it all comes down to one thing: your ability to network. Networking is imperative to growing a business, yet it’s a daunting task for many. Some thrive within a crowded room... others shrink at the thought of facing so many strangers in one place. Successful networking doesn’t require a certain personality, but it does take a few key skills. Here are a few tips to help maximize your time at next Chamber event, or any networking function: GENUINELY GET TO KNOW THE PERSON: Have you ever returned from an event with a pile of business cards, but no real idea of any of the people behind them? The “speed dating” approach certainly gets you in front of a lot of people, but rarely results in qualified leads. Spend a little extra time with each person you meet. Talk to them about their aspirations for their business first and offer your assistance in meeting those goals. Once at ease, they’ll be more apt to want to hear about you. Then its your turn to shine and state your needs.

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against financial institutions to the Florida Office of Financial Regulation’s Division of Financial Institutions, the state’s chief bank regulatory agency. City National Bank President and CEO Jorge Gonzalez said

Phone: 305-669-7355

or 91 years, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and regional business owners have shared a vital symbiotic relationship: both ends work to support and sustain the other to achieve success. So it comes as little surprise that the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce building located at 1920 Meridian Avenue now bears the family name of one of

Holocaust survivors Joseph and Oro Halegua

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SEARCH FOR COMMONALITY: Wallflowers can’t expect the introductions to magically happen. Sure, it can be intimidating going up to someone you don’t know, so search for people you’re likely to have something share something with. It could be a conversation about tennis you just overhead or an article of clothing you admire. It gives you a good jumping off point to spark the conversation, but also establishes commonality. People like and want to do business with others with whom they relate. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– See

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LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT WILLIAM D. TALBERT, III, CDME

President & CEO Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau As President & CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) for the past thirteen years, and Chief Operating Officer for the prior nine, William D. Talbert, III, CDME (Certified Destination Management Executive) has distinguished himself as a highly respected visitor industry and community leader. Talbert’s twenty-two years of experience at the GMCVB includes major accomplishments such as assisting with the passage of the Travel Promotion Act of 2010 and The Food and Beverage tax to fund the GMCVB’s advertising budget, and preparing four successful Super Bowl bids and three successful Pow Wow bids. Talbert distinguished himself as an industry leader in 1998 when he played an integral role in a successful campaign for much needed taxi reform in Miami-Dade County. Many of these reforms were in place for the U.S. Travel Association’s International 2009 Pow Wow in Miami, where the world’s top international travel buyers had the opportunity to experience the destination. Greater Miami and the Beaches also hosted this premier travel event in 1999 and in 1994, which contributed to three record tourism years. Under Talbert’s leadership, the GMCVB was awarded the prestigious accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) in November 2007. The GMCVB rigorously pursued the highly covered DMAP accreditation as part of its continued commitment to excellence. Talbert is a member of the Board of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) and Chair of the USTA Brazil Committee, an Advisory Board member of the newly formed Brand USA, and a re-appointed member of the Board of Directors of VISIT FLORIDA and its Executive Committee. Additionally, Talbert serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Florida International University School of Hospitality Management, the Board of the World Trade Center Miami, Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA), the Executive Committee of the South Florida Workforce, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and a Commissioner on the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. In 2010, Talbert was honored by the

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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce with the Excellence in Tourism Award. Talbert has also received Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine’s 2007 APEX Award for Distinguished Service, was named one of the Twelve Good Men by the Ronald McDonald House, won the coveted Chamber South’s Steven J. Cranman Public Service Award and the Academy of Travel and Tourism 2002 “Tourism Professional of the Year”. Talbert holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. In 2006, he earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation – the highest educational achievement in the destination marketing industry. He is married to Cindy McCall Talbert and has a married daughter, Aimee. The GMCVB is a private not-for-profit sales and marketing organization with 1,100 business members and inter-local government partners. Its mission is to market and promote Greater Miami and the Beaches as a premier tropical, cosmopolitan destination for leisure, business and convention travel.

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its most respected members. An integral part of Miami Beach history, the current Chamber of Commerce building was constructed in 2001 under architect Ira Giller and Chairman Gerald K. Schwartz, with strong support of local business owners. A chance discussion at the 2011 Miami Beach Golf Tournament between Chamber President Jerry Libbin and Dr. Ino Halegua, a longtime Chamber member and tournament sponsor, gave birth to an “ah-hah!” idea. Dr. Halegua, always voicing sincerest interest in assisting the Chamber by any means possible, expressed his long-held desire to honor his deceased parents within the community; Libbin then shared his search for a sponsor to rename the Chamber of Commerce building. The fact that the Chamber of Commerce building is coincidentally located directly across from the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial was the final piece the proved this to be a perfect match. On Tuesday, July 3rd their vision was realized as a large crowd of the Halegua family and Chamber members gathered outside 1920 Meridian Drive to watch the unveiling of the new sign, “Halegua Family Building,” which now emblazons

the easternmost side of the three-story Miami Beach Chamber building. “This is a very important day for my family,” said Dr. Halegua, who was accompanied at the renaming ceremony by a throng of relatives and close friends. “I want to honor my parents [Joseph and Oro Halegua] as Holocaust survivors and I think the location of the signage right across from the Holocaust Memorial is very significant. Also I thought the Chamber could use the money to pay off the mortgage debt and give more leeway to do projects helping the community.” Per the agreement arranged between the Chamber and its courteous benefactor, the Halegua family will pay annual increments to the Chamber in exchange for the renaming of the building. This annual payment will help pay off the Chamber’s mortgage, providing a win-win for both Miami Beach’s economic engine and the Halegua family legacy. “We are very proud of the legendary work the Chamber has done throughout the years,” Halegua said. “This will allow the Halegua name to be forever associated with Miami Beach and the Chamber, a very significant step.”

CITY NATIONAL, from page 1 the results of the study are a “clear endorsement of the high-touch client service model that has been part of the CNB tradition for 65 years.” While large banks expect their employees to serve a multitude of customers, sometimes as many as 100, at City National Bank “relationship managers” take care of as few as 20 to 30 clients. “If a banker has 20 relationships, they can deliver a high level of service to everybody, but if they have 100 relationships, they can probably only deliver a high level of service to a few of them,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a slightly more expensive model, but you need that for best-in-class service.” City National has gone a step further by hiring Steven Clark as its new service director. Clark has a wealth of client service experience in the financial and hospitality industries, including with the Ritz-Carlton. “We are building on our existing high level of service to create a concierge-level client experience,” Clark said. And while some institutions reserve a high level of service for their wealthiest

LETTER, from page 1 –––––– GET COMFORTABLE: Yes, sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone to make things happen, but you don’t want to be a complete outsider either. When RSVPing to networking events, think about the type of people and places you want to be around. After all, it is these contacts with whom we will hopefully be working with long-term. Sustainable relationships can’t be forced...If you can’t relate to the overall vibe of a networking event, chances are, you won’t feel com-

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clients, Gonzalez wants all CNB clients to experience best-in-class service. “You need to treat all customers the same, no matter how much money they have,” he said. “We’ll continue to spend money on improving our service because we want our clients to be with us for a long, long time.” In an industry where the products and the money are essentially the same, service is one of the few areas banks can truly differentiate themselves, Gonzalez said. And it’s paying off for City National, one of the most profitable community banks in the nation. In 2011, CNB, the fourth-largest bank in Florida, closed more than $759 million in new loan commitments. According to the study, Florida consumers filed 1,231 complaints against banks in 2011, slightly down from 1,379 complaints in 2010. Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank are the institutions Florida consumers complained about to regulators the most in 2011. Complaints from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties increased to 180 in 2011 from 149 the year before. SunTrust, Regions and BankAtlantic were among the top 10 in complaints among South Florida banks.

fortable with doing business with the people found there. Networking is comparable to a boomerang effect: help others, and they’re more apt to come right back and help you. Perhaps you won’t meet all of the Miami Beach business community in a single night (luckily, we have plenty of activities planned for you to capture time with hopefully all of our members), but I assure you that these approaches will open avenues that are more effective and meaningful for your business. At your service, Jason Loeb Chairman


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Savor the Ultimate Bâoli Experience After an extensive renolocal ingredients with his vation and a complete own interpretation of modbrand transformation, the ern French and Italian cuiformer chic Vita space in sine. South Beach is now Bâoli Throughout the summer Miami, operating under the months, Vino Monday same umbrella as the iconic offers the best of Bâoli’s Bâoli Beach and Le Bâoli Cellar with wines and in Cannes- fixtures on the champagnes at a 50% diselite global party circuit. count every Monday From its enchanting indoor evening. Also, from space with European décor August 1st to September to one of the most enviable 30th, Bâoli joins the garden terraces in Miami Miami culinary communiBeach, Bâoli offers an ty in celebrating the 10th escape from South Beach anniversary of Miami mayhem to an exclusive Spice; a decadent three hideaway mirroring the course preset dinner menu Gustavo Vertone South of France. at $39 will be showcased. Bâoli’s Executive Chef Hailing from Buenos Reservations are –––––––––––––––––––– Aires, Argentina where his required via telephone or passion for cooking began email at at a very young age, Bâoli’s Executive reservations@baolimiami.com. Chef Gustavo Vertone has established himOn August 16th, Bâoli will host the self locally with a strong culinary back- launch event for Recoup, a social giving ground. He incorporates his Italian- commerce platform where millions of peoArgentinian heritage and experience in ple can direct their purchasing power to Italy and Cannes as inspiration to create benefit causes they care about and reward inventive Mediterranean cuisine at Bâoli businesses that want to give back. Guests Miami, where he combines the freshness of who reserve their Miami Spice dinner on

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recoup.com will contribute to their favorite charity, as $4 will be automatically donated. The event will start at 7pm, with a 1hour open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Guests without dinner reservations will have the opportunity to pay a $5 entrance fee with an online RSVP or $10 at the door.

Located at 1906 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and open every day from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Bâoli Miami continues to be a sought-after destination for exciting nightlife and Mediterranean cuisine in South Florida. Call us at 305.674.8822 or visit http://www.baoli-group.com.


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• CARVALHO’S CORNER • FCAT 2.0: When right answers yield wrong results BY SUPERINTENDENT ALBERTO CARVALHO

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Q. Last year, a runner in a long-distance race finished in 2 hours, 36 minutes, his personal best. This year, he ran even faster but on a much longer course, finishing in 3 hours, 44 minutes. Have the runner and his coaches failed? A. If the runner is a Florida public school student, and the race is the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), the answer could well be “yes.” That’s the frustration now facing students and educators in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), where students have shown substantial improvement on the FCAT across subjects and grade levels but could be graded down, along with their schools, with new scoring methods imposed this year by the state. Unfair, yes, but it’s also the law. National barometers — such as our students’ performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress — Trial Urban District Assessment, as well as our school district’s selection for the fifth time as a finalist for the Broad prize — mirror our students’ FCAT gains. Still, school grades, to be announced by the state this week, are expected to fall. So, what’s a school district and a community to do? First, continue to cull important information from the results to help students and schools improve even more, and, second, educate Miami-Dade citizens, business people, and parents on what the results mean and what they don’t. My colleagues and I at M-DCPS will handle the first part, but we need your help on the second. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? The change in scoring brings varied and

far-reaching ramifications: • Hurts students and teachers. How do you explain to students and teachers that they’re working harder and doing better but their school looks like it is doing worse? How do you motivate students and educators to work even harder and do even better under such circumstances? We’ll find out in the coming school year. • Confuses and alarms parents. If your child’s “A” school is doing a better job of educating students, according to improvements in the school’s student test scores, but now gets a “C” under the new scoring system, you could lawfully transfer your child to another school. But would that be the wisest choice? When comparing an apple to an orange, who knows? • Hurts business. When school grades drop, school enrollment sometimes follows. When school enrollment drops, nearby businesses and even neighborhood property values may eventually suffer. Any resulting pain is only exacerbated when it is prompted by confusion and misinformation. • Muddies accountability. Under the scoring change, the FCAT scores of a learning-disabled or other exceptional student taught at a special center are counted in the grade calculation of the student’s home school. The home school could well be downgraded as a result, even though the child has received his education somewhere else. HOW YOU CAN HELP When confusion causes harm, more information is the cure. • Educate your colleagues and associates, your family, friends and neighbors about the FCAT scoring change and its implications. • When the Florida Legislature convenes next January, join us in urging lawmakers to fix the system. Visit dadeschools.net for more information.

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MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PLAYS LEAD ROLE IN FLORIDA SILVER ALERT PROGRAM

The Mount Sinai Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders is taking a lead role in Florida’s Silver Alert program, a plan to help law enforcement officers rescue persons with Alzheimer’s disease, or a related disorder, who are driving a car and become lost. Mount Sinai helps disseminate information for the Department of Elder Affairs and coordinates with the police department to ensure the victims’ and their families receive the follow up care they need. The Silver Alert program informs the public of the missing person through dynamic message signs on the highway. These lighted message signs display the words “Silver Alert” along with the make, color and license tag number of the car being driven by the missing person. It is a coordinated effort to quickly broadcast important information to citizens so that they can assist in the rescue of an endangered person. For a Silver Alert to be issued, the senior citizen must be over 60 years old, have a clear indication of dementia and be driving. According to Dr. Ranjan Duara, Medical Director of Mount Sinai’s Wien Center, “Individuals with dementia are at the greatest risk for wandering, and they can make judgmental errors such as driving into wooded areas or water, driving the wrong way on the road, and not recognizing road signs. Mount Sinai’s participation in the Silver Alert Program is vital to

protecting a very fragile and vulnerable population in Florida, and it may help prevent a tragedy.” Over 4 million Floridians are aged 60 or older, and more than 500,000 of them have some sort of dementia. Mount Sinai Medical Center, along with the Florida Silver Alert Support Committee, urges residents to look after friends and family with dementia, and to stay alert for Silver Alert signs along the roadways. If you believe a senior citizen has gone missing from their residence or they have failed to arrive at a destination within a reasonable period of time, call 911 immediately and have them initiate a Silver Alert. Be prepared to provide the local authorities with the make, model, year, and color of the car, along with the tag number and tag state. In addition, let them know if the missing senior is taking any medications and have a photograph ready. Unlike filing a missing person’s report, there is no waiting period to issue a Silver Alert. If you think you have spotted the person mentioned in a Silver Alert, you should call 911 immediately and give the location of where you believe you saw this person. For more information about Florida’s Silver Alert, call 1-877-404-SILVER (7458) or visit www.floridasilveralert.com. For information on the Mount Sinai Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, call 305-674-CARE (2273).


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ECOMB launches online Miami Beach Recycling Guide WHAT: Ever wondered where to take your recyclables in your community? The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB) has found the solution. ECOMB, one of Miami-Dade County’s leading non-profits promoting sustainability, has developed and launched a one of a kind, online Recycling Resource Guide. This exciting, new Resource Database will help increase recycling rates in our community in order to preserve our needed resources. Not only is it convenient and accessible, but also the guide provides extensive information on what items are considered recyclables, as well as locations of nearby recycling centers and businesses. Separated by specific material, the guide is simple and easy to use, and it will be updated regularly. It includes a diverse range of recyclable items, including: batteries, motor oil, yard waste, demolition material, appliances, electronic waste, and much more. WHY: Recycling is vital to preserving our environment and keeping our resources plentiful. However, most of Miami

Beach’s recycables, like in many communities around the nation, end up in landfills because residents are unaware of which materials are recycable and of businesses that accept these recycable materials. WHERE: Visit ECOMB’s Website at http://ecomb.org/programs/recycling-program/ MEDIA: For press interviews please contact: ECOMB’s Executive Director: Luiz Rodrigues • Phone: 305-534-3825 Email: luiz@ecomb.org ECOMB’s Program Director: Maura Reilly Email: maura@ecomb.org ABOUT ECOMB: ECOMB is dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability and the preservation of our community’s ecology. We are a 501 (c) (3) founded in 1994. Educating People. Engaging our Community. Effecting Environmental Change. To learn more about ECOMB, go to our web site at www.ecomb.org.

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Career transition is now a way of life

BY DEBORAH SHANE

Like most trends that are fortunate enough to endure, they unfold, evolve and are fluid. They move to different places in their cycles, as they are impacted by the times, consumer behavior and demographic shifts. There is not a more integral or enduring fact of our life that defines us, gives us our self esteem, self value and helps us to feel rooted than our careers, work and job life. Yes, family is a core and a center, but our work and careers are where we spend over 50% of our time in life. THE NEW NORM THEN IS CAREER TRANSITION AND REINVENTION AS A WAY OF LIFE Now more than ever we need to develop the ability to be change agents, stop on a dime, change directions, and make lemonade out of lemons. Nothing is too secure or certain other than expecting and embracing rapid change and all the opportunity that it can bring as our new norm. Those that move, pounce and do, will fare the best. CONSIDER THESE TRENDS AND HOW THEY HAVE AND ARE IMPACTING EVERYTHING 85% of all brand purchases are made by women. The Baby Boomer Generation has more money, leisure time and technology than any other generation in history. (Baby Boomer Magazine) The empowered customer is now in control of the business relationship (IBM Study) U.S. Millennials are actively engaged in consuming and influencing. Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest- growing race group in the U.S, comprising the largest share of recent immigrants. (Pew) Regardless if you’ve been let go, laid off,

downsized, fired or voluntarily left a career or job, embracing career transition as a way of life can restore your sanity and confidence because you will learn new skills sets and ways to manage it. It’s a fact of life and a way of life now. HERE ARE 5 MUSTS TO MANAGE CAREER TRANSITION 1) Accept your reality and make it part of what you manage daily. 2) Skill up and build more personal value. 3) Step up your networking in person and online. 4) Use more social media to personally brand yourself. 5) Ramp up your attitude, energy, vibe and influence. HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES AND SITES THAT CAN HELP YOU! Personalbrandingblog.com SBA.Gov M o n s t e r w o r k i n g . c o m / CareerTransition-Maketheshift.com

One more thought to send you on your journey: “‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox Deborah Shane is the author of “Career Transition-Make the Shift,” a media host, small business branding strategist and featured writer and speaker. She hosts a weekly blog and small business radio show with over 46K page views and downloads. Her articles are featured on SmallBizTrends.com, American Express Open, PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Monster and Blogher.com. Deborah delivers smart, tactical ideas and solutions, which make her a go-to resource for CNN, Fox, CBS and HLN. Connect with her @DeborahShane, and DeborahShane.com.


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10th Annual Relay for Life of Miami Beach

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Saturday, July 14th, Miami Beach: Volunteers for the American Cancer Society, cancer survivors, caregivers and friends gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center to hold the 10th Annual Relay for Life of Miami Beach. This grassroots event is held in local communities all over our country to raise funds and awareness for cancer. This year’s Relay, hosted indoors to beat the heat, was unique in several ways. It began at noon with the introduction of Noelia Gonzalez, a young Miami Beach survivor who led the traditional Survivor Lap around the track. The day continued with participants walking for hours around the track, completing one mile with every 50 laps. Richard Rey’s Band, now appearing at Lucky Clover in Miami, came and performed for the attendees. Lunch was generously provided to the survivors by Centerplate, the Convention Center’s caterer. Teams were fielded by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of

Commerce, Beauty Schools of America, Juice +, the Alivel Foundation, Kangan Waters of Health, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mary Kay, Credomatic, Pasteur Medical, and Wendy Unger. The luminaria ceremony, usually held at nightfall, was held in a pitch black auditorium; it still held the same impact for the people in attendance. During this ceremony, guests surround candle-filled bags with the names of individuals being honored or remembered for their fight against cancer; they are held in the thoughts of the people who march around the track in the dark, lit only by the glow of the bagged candlelight. This year, as always, the luminaria bags were decorated by the students from the Sunflower Society’s afterschool art programs run by Marjorie York and Winsome Bolt. Fundraising is still going on in connection with this Relay and continues until the end of August; anyone interested in contributing can contact Susana Onoro at susana.onoro@cancer.org or (305) 779-2847.

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Immigration Law Firm Recruits Top Staff

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Breaking News BY ISADORE HAVENICK

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A newly formed full service immigration law firm, The Hermanni Law Group, recently established offices in Coral Gables and has since recruited several new attorneys to provide clients with a full plate of immigration services. The impetus for creating this firm came from Kurt Hermanni, who had earned a great reputation as a skilled, honest and competent international lawyer dedicated exclusively to the practice of immigration law. Hermanni remembers a time when a client’s friend called from New York to help his detained nephew get a bond from an immigration judge in Krome Detention Center. Thereafter, the family only wanted him despite the added travel expenses. That level of trust and dedication has propelled the Hermanni Law Group to handle cases throughout the United States. That is not hard to understand given the number of cases in which immigrants have been victimized by less principled and trustworthy attorneys. Passionately committed to serve his clients, Hermanni has developed relationships that have dramatically increased his client base through satisfied client referrals. Seeing the growing demand, Hermanni has recruited a group of outstanding lawyers all of whom have a general competency in general immigration law but also have a focus in variety of critical areas. While Hermanni is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, his entire team his fluent in English and Spanish. The firm is currently comprised of five full-time house attorneys: Kurt Hermanni, Senior Partner; Norma Lorenzo, Managing Attorney; and Associate Attorneys Patricia Hernandez, Consuelo de le Ossa, Jenna McQuid and Greg Greenberg. The Hermanni Law Group currently represents numerous international companies throughout the world, with clients in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, in support of their employees’ short-term or long-term placements in the United States. Additionally, the firm represents clients facing immediate removal from the United States and those seeking asylum, Cuban Adjustment and adjustment status. Successful representations have focused on defense of marriage fraud claims and cases involving violence against women. The firm’s distinguished clientele includes a former South American President and his family, several foreign dignitaries, a former military General, military attaches, professional athletes, and foreign investors from China, Serbia, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain and Italy. The Hermanni Law Group is located at 2655 LeJeune Road, Ste. 800, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Ph: 305 640-8222 or Mobile 786-271-6699. Visit our website at www.legalizationlawyer.com.

The hot and hazy days of summer just got a little warmer with the news that Maylasian based Genting was preparing for a possible statewide gaming ballot initiative in 2014. Will this issue ever go away? Simple answer – NO. Full scale gaming on or near the beach is coming. Big foreign companies like Genting don’t take no for an answer. First they will need to garner a sixty percent vote by the general public to expand gaming or they might take their

case to the Florida Legislature, once again, at the upcoming session. Whichever path they choose there will be an unending funding supply behind the effort. The usual players will line up both for and against the measure and the lawyers and lobbyists will have another big payday. So the debate, like the weather, will stay hot throughout the summer and perhaps on into the fall. Once again beach residents will wrestle with the question of what a resort casino three miles away on the banks of Biscayne Bay will do to the economy of the beach. Once again the future of the convention center will be at the epicenter of discussions. This not-so-merry-go-round is set to keep spinning for years to come.

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BY WILLIAM D. TALBERT III, CDME

HOW’S BUSINESS DEMAND FOR TRAVEL TO GREATER MIAMI CONTINUES TO GROW FOR EUROPEAN AND LATIN AMERICAN AIIRLINE CARRIERS SERVING MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) During the first five months of 2012, European and Latin American airline carriers experienced continued passenger growth into Miami International Airport (MIA) despite global economic challenges. From January to May 2012, European airline carriers had 1,123,339 passengers versus 979,912 for the same period in 2011, a +15.8% increase. Latin American airline carriers had 2,069,531 passengers January to May 2012 versus 1,910,267 for the same period in 2011 representing a +8.3% increase.

PASSENGERS OF FOREIGN AIRLINE CARRIERS (MIA) JANUARY THRU MAY 2012 European

Latin American

January - May 2012 1,134,339

January - May 2011 979,912

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January - May 2012 2,069,531

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AMENDMENT TO INCREASE RESORT TAX ON MIAMI BEACH BY UP TO ONE PERCENT TO BE USED SOLELY FOR EXPANDING, ENLARGING, RENOVATING, AND IMPROVING THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER Miami Beach voters will decide in August whether city commissioners could be allowed to increase a tourist tax by up to 1% to help fund a renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center. The city commission unanimously agreed on Wednesday, May 10th to place the issue on the August 14th primary ballot. The GMCVB and Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association and many others fully support this amendment. VOTE YES…PUNCH #502. PORT OF MIAMI TUNNEL NAMED AMONG WORLD’S 100 MOST INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS The Port of Miami Tunnel was recently recognized in the “Urban Mobility” category of KPMG International’s second edition of the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition - a comprehensive report showcasing 100 of the world’s most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects, 14 of which are located in the U.S. The publication provides a look into projects that make great cities, with a particular focus on the innovations that make them “Cities of the Future” - places where people want to live and do business. MAKE TIME TO PAMPER YOURSELF DURING MIAMI SPA MONTH Greater Miami and the Beaches are renowned for luxury spas that are ranked among the “Best Spas in America,” and are the favorites of spa connoisseurs throughout the world. Celebrate with us during July and August 2012 as we feature the fifth annual Miami Spa Month where you can enjoy special treatments for $99 at Miami’s premier spas. For Spa Month participants and other exciting details, visit www.MiamiSpaMonth.com.


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Miami Beach Chamber Pillar Reception at Chalk

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Dr. Michael Baum and Dr. Marianna Baum Pillar Board Chairman David Sacks, Pillar Rising Star of the Month Jessica Fuentes, Michael S. Goldberg and Jerry Libbin, President & CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber

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Escape to the serenity of the Far East without leaving Miami Beach The Spa at The Setai, Miami Beach offers the best of both worlds

Ah, life on Miami Beach is good, really good. We live our daily lives in this glamorous vacation destination without a care in the world. Well, some of the time. Of course we can’t forget about the daily grind. Running the kids around town and dealing with craziness at work lead to stress, regardless of where you live. We tend to live on fastforward in a fast-paced city. Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back, hit the pause button and enjoy Miami Beach as tourists get to do. Thankfully, we are fortunate enough to have plenty of options to recharge, but there is only one place that blends the best of the Far East with our tropical locale to melt stress away, The Setai, Miami Beach. The next time you need a little “me” time, escape to the peace and serenity of the hotel’s award-winning spa. Rated as one of the “Top 50 Hotel Spas in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler, The Spa opens the door to a world dedicated to the restoration and realignment of the body and spirit by using Asian traditions

and techniques to create a unique and personalized spa experience. From a simple mani pedi to the most elaborate signature ritual, all treatments are created to pamper the body as well as the soul. There are few places in South Florida, if any, that offer a true Asian-inspired experience. With a menu that includes treatments ranging from traditional Thai to ancient Balinese healing therapies, The Spa’s therapists are all highly trained to provide the best, most authentic rituals to calm the senses, detoxify the body and soothe the spirit. If you don’t have enough time to partake in a sumptuous spa experience, become one with your inner yogi to put a little balance in your life. The spa offers sunrise yoga on the beach Friday through Sunday at 8 a.m. Complete your sun salutations with refreshments at the Pool & Beach Bar.

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Orsoni — the Color of Light: mosaics and art come to life in Venice, Italy Orsoni — the color of light. Mosaics and art come to life in Venice, Italy. Orsoni’s fame goes back to Venice of the XIX century, thanks to Angelo Orsoni’s initiative and artistic endowments. Born in the mid-nineteenth century, Angelo Orsoni spent his early years working in glass factories, in what some considered a humble job. This humble job evolved into Orsoni’s great passion and he became especially skilled in making crystal, colored glass and aventurine, creating a business that transcended centuries. Today, Orsoni mosaics can be admired in the farthest corners of the earth: from Westminster Abbey in London to the gilded domes and the Buddhas in Bangkok; from kings’ palaces in Saudi Arabia to the artistic and religious works in Budapest; from the pagoda of the grand palace of the Royal Family in Thailand to the Bund 18 in Shanghai. In 2003, Orsoni joined together with Trend Group, a global manufacturer of precious materials such as glass, enamels and gold mosaic, engineered glass, quartz and granite surfaces. Trend’s manufacturing facility in Sebring, Florida provides engineered agglomerates to its discriminating network of dealers and its growing international franchise system of Granite Transformations showrooms. As an extension of Trend, whose U.S.

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every corner reveals part of the legendary tradition of creating glass for mosaic. The mosaic-making technique refers to a truly unique philosophy, in which color plays the leading role. For Orsoni, the history of the art craft is as unique as it is unrepeatable. The trade has been handed down mysteriously through alchemies for four generations and it has revived the old crafts of Byzantine gold leaf and the pure enamels of Murano’s Renaissance. During their stay, attendees take their lessons inside the beautifully crafted artist workshop of the Honorary President Lucio Orsoni. Together the class will discover the secrets of mosaic, its history and its innu-

merable possibilities of expression. Becoming true key players in the life of the artist’s workshop, the students will experiment with all phases of mosaic art, from witnessing gold leaf mosaic and smalti production in the incandescent furnace, to cutting materials with the traditional hammer and hardie, and learning mosaic techniques. Students taking part in the Master experience will also have the option of residing in the elegant rooms of Domus Orsoni. This rich experience will only continue to become more memorable once you’re inside the Domus Orsoni. Here, guests are treated to an intimate bed & breakfast that gives each individual the opportunity to be immersed in the magical atmosphere of Orsoni glass, an adventure in artitourismo. Each of the five charming rooms is unique and provides a full range of comfort. Each suite is furnished with mosaic works by Italian artists, combined with precious woods, marmorino walls, spatolato ceilings and five custom mosaic bathrooms, allowing every guest to have an unforgettable experience. To visit all of these Orsoni wonders and more without traveling to Venice, view the collection at www.orsoni.com or surround yourself at the Granite Transformations showroom located in the Design District at 66 NE 40th Street Miami, FL 33137.

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Miami Beach was turned into Broadway! Miami Beach Parks and Recreation brought a piece of New York City as they celebrated the 69th Annual Playground Revue to the theme “Miami Beach Goes Broadway”. This year’s production highlighted the most acclaimed musicals of recent and past years. Playground Revue, an old-time favorite and a highlight for the summer, showcased dances performed by children that attend Miami Beach Parks and Recreation day camp programs. The show took place at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. on Thursday, July 12, 2012. An ensemble of nearly 700 campers in grades 4th through 12th from the Scott Rakow Youth Center, Stillwater Park, 21st Recreation Center and North Shore Park Youth Center performed songs from amazing musicals such as “Annie”, “The Lion King”, “Chicago”, “Wicked” and “Hairspray”, just to name a few. To add to the fun, the Miami Beach Parks & Recreation staff performed their very own “Broadway Medley”, and to top it off a “Grand Finale” performed by the campers culminated the night with a spe-

North Shore Park 3rd grade girls (It’s a Hard-Knock Life - Annie) Katherine Viera, Keilly Peon, Camila Ceballos, Manuela Lucio, Anais Cintron, Noah Mayano and Tisiana Guzman (Annie)

SRYC Jr. Boys - 5th Grade (Don’t Stop Believing - Rock of Ages) Alan Valdez, Joel Perez and Gabriel Eraso.

cial performance of mixed dance routines. The city created a second night of entertainment as pee-wee and primer campers in grades K through 3rd from Muss Park, Flamingo Park and North Shore Park Youth Center danced the night away at the North Shore Park Bandshell,

7275 Collins Ave. on Friday, July 13th. For additional information or for any other Miami Beach Parks and Recreation events and programming get a free copy of our yearly magazine the “Recreation Review”, visit our website at www.miamibeachparks.com or call the Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 305-673-7730.

Flamingo - 2 grade girls (What time is it? - High School Musical) Valentina Cruz, Athena Hernandez and Laura Serrano.

To request this material in accessible format, sign language interpreters, information on access for persons with disabilities, and/or any accommodation to review any document or participate in any city-sponsored proceeding, please contact 305-604-2489 (voice) or 305673-7218 (TTY) five days in advance to initiate your request.

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Don’t let lack of sleep spoil your South Beach body BY CHARLOTTE LIBOV

We all know that one of the main reasons why living on Miami Beach is so much fun is the constant round of parties, gallery openings, galas, and other events that conspires to keep us out way to late. Obviously, we wouldn’t have it any other way. But our hard-partying lifestyle is also at odds with the latest research, which is increasingly pointing to the importance of sleep. Yes, although I hate to admit it, evidence is mounting that a lack of sleep leads directly to such woes as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease and even obesity. In just the past few months, several studies were published that point out the body’s need for sleep. In one, University of Birmingham (Alabama) researchers followed 5,666 people for up to three years found that those who habitually slept less than six hours of night had a significantly

increased stroke risk. And, in another study, doctors found young men who were sleep deprived experienced changes similar to stress exposure. But the study that interested me the most involved one in which 23 adults underwent brain scan tests, following nights in which they got rest and a night they went without. The scans showed that sleep deprivation impaired brain activity in the frontal lobe, which helps control behavior and makes complex choices, like deciding what to eat. But, really, who needs a study to show that, when you’re overtired, you instinctively reach for M&M’s, not carrot sticks. With all this in mind, the sleep disorder known as sleep apnea is getting a great deal of attention. Seep apnea is very common condition, affecting 10 to 20 million Americans. Sleep apnea most commonly occurs in people who are 65 or older, but it also occurs in younger people as well, especially if they are overweight. The most common form of sleep apnea occurs because the upper airways become obstructed during sleep, causing breathing to stop, sometimes up to hundreds of time

each night. This sudden oxygen drop alarms the body, which summons the same response as if it was suddenly in danger, most likely causing that stress response, as well as contributing to the other diseases mentioned earlier. Many people who have sleep apnea are unaware of it, but major tip-offs are loud snoring and excessive daytime drowsiness. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, you should be evaluated by a sleep disorder clinic. Beware, though; sleep disorders are now big business, and so many clinics are popping up. Make sure you choose a clinic with a well-trained and certified staff. Above all, get some rest. And try to ignore all those email and Facebook invitations piling up. Or at least go through them and cherry pick the best, because lack of sleep can seriously cramp your SoBe style ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Photographer Henry Perez captured Charlotte Libov and James Cubby demonstrate the importance of sleep at a dance club. Cubby is the author of “South Beach Star,” which is available at the Chamber’s Visitor’s Center, as well as Books & Books and Amazon.com.


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2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a convertible SUV Grant Miller Car Corner I was driving down South Dixie Highway in the new 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and a guy pulled alongside me at the traffic light in a BMW6 series blowing his horn. “That car is unbelievable!” he said. Well, after a week of driving this unusual automobile, I can only agrees, the CrossCabriolet is a great SUV; it’s sporty, has secure handling, a beautiful interior, great cargo space and it’s the world’s first all wheel drive crossover convertible. Introduced in spring 2011, the CrossCabriolet blends all the things people love in a crossover with the open-air enjoyment of a convertible. It was designed to overcome the traditional limitations of a convertible – limited trunk space, a cramped back seat (or none at all) and a lack of flexibility. The fully automatic cloth convertible top folds into the size of a two-seat roadster top, leaving plenty of room for four adults

and lots of cargo space with the top up or down. The CrossCabriolet was carved out of the popular Murano SUV, but the transformation of the body from four-door to two-door convertible meant more than just slicing off the top. It rides on the same platform, but the front doors are 7.9 inches longer and there are no B-pillars; the body was reinforced from the A-pillar back. The cloth top has a rear glass skylight that helps create the feeling of a wide-open interior even with the top closed. Dual Pop-up Roll Bars are standard. Under the hood, the CrossCabriolet is powered by a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V-6 producing 265 hp and 248 pounds-feet of torque (17/22 mpg), the same engine that’s in the Murano SUV. It has High Intensity Discharge (HID) bi-functional xenon projector headlights, front fog lights and LED taillights. Other features include body-colored front and rear bumpers, chrome door handles, body-colored dual power/heated outside mirrors and rear window defroster with timer. On the inside, the standard diagonally quilted leather-appointed seats are available in beautiful double-stitched leather. Curving, sculpted lines, half-matte chromed trim finish and unique wood-tone trim are tuned to

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet was carved from the popular Murano SUV and rides on the same platform and has the same engine.

match three available interior colors, Black, Cashmere and Camel. The Murano CrossCabriolet comes with a long list of standard features including eightway power heated driver’s seat with power lumbar support, four-way manual heated front passenger seat with easy entry function, heated steering wheel, two-position driver’s seat memory system for seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition.

Standard equipment includes Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink Universal Transceiver and RearView Monitor, and an optional Nissan Hard-Drive Navigation System. Base price on the 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is $44,540.

Grant Miller is the publisher of Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277 or by addressing email to <Grant@CommunityNewspapers.com>.


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