Alan A. Lips

Letter from the Chair

It is truly an exciting time for our great city. We are in the middle of a beautiful summer and our town is full of tourists from all over the globe. The world really does meet here! I am proud to be a part of this internationally renown city full ...

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Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the beautiful Miami Beach summer friends! There is no better place to be. 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 else? ...

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Letter from The Chair

The world meets here… in Miami Beach. Tourists come to Miami Beach from all corners of the Earth. They are residing in our boutique, highly specialized historic hotels, purchasing real estate, shopping in our local retail stores, and dining in our fine restaurants. But most of all, they are here ...

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Letter from the Chair

What is significant about the year 2000 to everyone in Miami Beach? That is the year that the City began focusing on the fact that something had to be done to improve our convention center. Since that time, the City has had multiple studies performed by experts in the convention ...

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Letter from the Chair

What makes Miami Beach the internationally renowned city that it is? Is it our beautiful beaches, luxurious world class hotels, incredible shopping, delicious restaurants, exciting nightlife, enjoyable day life? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. I always liked the multiple choice questions where I could answer “all of the above.” ...

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Letter from the Chair

The Convention Center…to improve or not to improve … that is the question! Well sports fans, let me tell you that this is not an option. The planned improvements to the Convention Center are necessary for the future of our vibrant community. Our world here in this great city thrives ...

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Letter from the Chair

When I first became Chairman, I spent a lot of time scratching my head trying to digest the number of events and meetings that take place at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce on an annual basis. With more than 250 functions each year, including signature events such as the ...

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Letter from the Chair

I want to talk about the importance of education, giving back and how proud I am of our Chamber. Prior to her recent retirement, my mom worked tirelessly for a worldwide charitable foundation that had one sole purpose, education. Their generic concept was, “give a man a fish and he ...

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