Stories written by Chantal Gloor

Putney on Politics — from National to Local


Michael Putney, Senior Reporter for Local 10 News, recently highlighted the current political scene to the business leaders of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce at the Fourth Quarterly Pillar Breakfast in the Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort. Michael Putney’s opening remarks highlighted the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden, Democrat, and Paul Ryan, Republican, which […]

Residents Vote Yes to Resort Tax bill


Over the past 10 years the business community has consistently supported the concept of renovating the Miami Beach Convention Center as a vital resource to the local economy. On August 14th, voters came together and overwhelmingly passed the penny increase to the resort tax which will directly fund the modernization of this regional center. Local […]

First Address by Mayor Gimenez to Local Business Leaders


By Chantal Gloor…. On July 29th, newly elected Mayor Carlos Gimenez addressed the Pillar Members of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce for his first presentation to a business organization since the election in June 2011. Held at the La Gorce Country Club, the Quarterly Pillar Breakfast sponsored by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & […]

Real estate on the rise with ONE Sotheby’s


By Chantal Gloor…. Real estate seems to be on the rise again in Miami Beach just ask ONE Sotheby’s International Realty who was identified last month as the leading real estate firm in Miami Beach condominium transactions of properties over $1 Million.  Following Art Basel this year, The Residences at W South Beach also represented […]

Brett Ratner to be awarded Hi-Tides Outstanding Achievement Award


By Chantal Gloor…. On Saturday, June 4th, at its 89th Annual Dinner Gala and Silent Auction, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will recognize Miami Beach born filmmaker, Brett Ratner, with its first annual Hi-Tides Outstanding Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize an extraordinary Miami Beach native whose achievements in a specific industry […]

Incentive to Ride a Bike to Work


By Chantal Gloor…. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce encourages employers to become more green and receive government reimbursement by promoting their employees to ride bicycles to work. According to the Commuter Bike Act of 2008, businesses can receive funds for employees who use bikes to commute to work on a regular basis. The Commuter […]

Design Miami on ‘The Beach’

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By Chantal Gloor…. In his beautifully decorated modern office in the Design District, Craig Robins, President of Dacra Development, spoke to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce about Design Miami and its future plans with Art Basel. Dacra Development was founded in 1987, spearheaded the restoration of Miami Beach Art Deco landmarks and developed projects […]

Port of Miami Project Serves as Economic Growth for South Florida


By Chantal Gloor…. Bill Johnson, Director of the Port of Miami, presented on the Port of Miami’s Deep Dredge Project to the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Board of Governors meeting held on November 9th. The Deep Dredge is one of the most important projects currently being designed in Florida and has a nationwide […]

Mission to Shanghai 2010


By Melissa Rubin and Chantal Gloor…. Shanghai, through the eyes of Miami Beach Chamber’s President & CEO, Jerry Libbin, was none other than extraordinary. The goal of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is to promote positive business relations with Chamber members and to explore the options the world has to offer. A delegation of […]

High Hopes for the Success of the 2010 Membership Drive

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By Chantal Gloor…. The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce has recently hit over its halfway mark in week 6 for the 2010 Membership Drive. The goal for the Drive is to accumulate $100,000 in membership dues for the Miami Beach Chamber by October 5th, 2010.  The winning team will be announced at the Annual Meeting […]

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