Stories written by Alan A. Lips

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 Dinner Gala, lunches, breakfasts, networkers, […]

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 eats for a day, but […]

Letter from the Chair

So what do sports, golf, fishing, education and community all have in common? The answer is quite simple! Your incredible Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Each year the Chamber has a golf tournament to help support education in our community through our very own Education Foundation. This year, we expanded the golf tournament into an […]

Letter from the Chair

As locals, we look forward to the days where it is cool enough to wear a light jacket and see a change in our island paradise. February’s annual staple, The Progressive Miami International Boat Show sailed into town from February 14th to 18th. Luxury yachts filled the Collins Canal North of 41st, and visitors streamed […]

Letter from the Chair

The Miami Beach Chamber is nearly 100 years old – and it is expected that within an organization of such history and stature excellence is c u l t i v a t e d . L a s t week, we had the incredible opportunity to celebrate the best of the best from our […]

Letter from the Chair

The new year is in full swing! Everyone is back to work and school and the Miami Beach community is as energetic and inspiring as ever. Winter is truly a magical time to be in Miami Beach. The humidity has abated, the beach breeze is cool, yet the sun still keeps us warm. Tourists flock […]

Letter from the Chair

Happy New Year Miami Beach! We made it to 2013 and the sun is shining even brighter on our community. Tourists are converging on 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 […]

Letter from the Chair

I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on my first month as Chairman. What a chamber and what a great experience to be in this new position! I said it before and I will say it again: there is no chamber like the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. We are so lucky to […]

Letter from the Chair

Happy holidays Miami Beach…we have made it past Thanksgiving and we are officially inseason again. Actually not anymore! It is now just a continuation of our season since we have become a year-round destination. What an accomplishment when you think back on all of the tourismbased businesses that were just getting into position for the […]

Letter from the Chair

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I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on my first month as Chairman. What a chamber and what a great experience to be in this new position! I said it before and I will say it again: there is no chamber like the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. We are so lucky to […]

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