Alan A. Lips

How Foreign Bank Accounts may affect you

It has been a while and I’m glad to be back to share important tax facts with the community, and as always, I welcome your feedback. Now that we are well on our way into 2014, so much has changed. Tax rates have increased, new taxes have been created and ...

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Letter from the Chair

The Holidays are here and businesses on Miami Beach are looking for the Shopper! Small business is the backbone of our economy and Miami Beach is no exception to that rule. The Miami Beach Chamber is supporting Small Business Saturday — the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday. ...

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Letter from the Chair

I have lost sleep over the lack of knowledge and the extreme politics that some of our candidates are using to try to convince you, our citizens and voters, that our convention center deal is bad. I keep hearing that it’s a bad deal for our city, it will be ...

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Letter from the Chair

I find it fascinating to watch all of the political players in action focused on the one goal of getting elected. Politics here in Miami Beach certainly provides enough entertainment to produce a successful reality TV show. But at the end of the day it really is about leadership. Right ...

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Letter from the Chair

There is no better place in the world to be right now than in Miami Beach. Our city has so much to offer from fun in the sun, beautiful beaches, the greatest hotels, fantastic dining, outstanding shopping, and the most impressive arts and culture community. Why would anyone go anywhere ...

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Letter from the Chair

As I approach the completion of my first year as chairman, I felt that I should reflect on the past years’ accomplishments of our Chamber. It truly is an honor to serve this great organization and our community as a whole. I am surrounded daily by the greatest people including ...

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Letter from the Chair

As a business man or woman, we have one clear requirement that I have always worked hard at…listening. If we want our business to succeed, we have to listen to our customers. It’s the same in any relationship. What happens if we ignore our customers? We lose them. And if ...

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Letter from the Chair

Well everyone… it has been a long process and the selection by our City Commission has been made. Tishman (ACE) will be our partner in rebuilding our convention center and developing something that we were missing for a long time…a real convention center district. This freshly renovated convention center district ...

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