Stories written by Daniel Whalen

Annual Meeting 2013: A Successful Year Review & More to Come

On October 17, 2013, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Annual Meeting, held at the beautiful Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a landmark of our beloved community and primary sponsor of the event as a long-time Chamber member. Hundreds of members came together to celebrate the Chamber’s accomplishments and welcome new members and leaders featuring […]

Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation Secures Funding for Healthcare in Local Schools

Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation Secures Funding for Healthcare in Local Schools

  The Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation, led by Jerry Libbin, has spearheaded an unprecedented collaboration with five municipalities and more than a dozen organizations to provide on-site healthcare in three Miami Beach feeder pattern schools. The three schools—Ruth K. Broad k-8 Center, North Beach Elementary and Treasure Island Elementary—previously did not have access to […]

Miami Beaach Commission Selects South Beach ACE for Convention Center Renovation and Redevelopment

Miami Beaach Commission Selects South Beach ACE for Convention Center Renovation and Redevelopment

The Miami Beach City Commission burned the midnight oil at their July 17, 2013 meeting, continuing late into the night, all leading up to the moment that many feel was decades in the making— the selection of a development team for the Convention Center project; finally, after a full meeting, the Commission voted to award […]

Living on the Cutting Edge: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Company’s Buck

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, businesses are hard pressed to stay up-to-date. Financial practices and processes are constantly changing and new technologies and programs boast more efficiency, more profit, better organization — the list goes on and on. The fact is that all the technology and infrastructure is there to help grow your small business, […]

Barock Restaurant, a Tranquil and Impressive Dining Experience on Ocean Drive

Barock, a new addition to the ever-exciting Ocean Drive scene, boasts a diverse menu and wonderful atmosphere, and it’s no mistake given owner Leif Tommy Sjoo’s impressive international restaurateur experience. Barock is open for business at 1412 Ocean Drive in South Beach while Sjoo puts the finishing touches on the restaurant’s design and décor. Barock’s […]

The Miami Beach Education Foundation Presents $10,000 Donation to City of Miami Beach

At the March 13, 2013 City of Miami Beach Commission meeting, the Miami Beach Education Foundation culminated a successful inaugural Sports Weekend with the presentation of a $10,000 donation to the City of Miami Beach to benefit the IB Program in all of the Miami Beach feeder pattern schools. Chairman of the Board Alan Lips, […]

‘UNESCO Artist for Peace Visits Miami Beach’

‘UNESCO Artist for Peace Visits Miami Beach’

Israeli-born, French artist Hedva Ser recently visited the Million Dollar Sandbar to partake in Art Basel festivities, however the artist’s passion for Miami Beach goes far beyond this brief sojourn. Ms. Ser was kind enough to sit down with me to tell me about her art, her peace activism and her vision for Miami Beach. […]

vHoliday Shopping SoBe Style:: Lincoln Road Boasts New Aditions for the Holiday Season

The holiday season means one thing for most people: shopping, shopping and more shopping. Lincoln Road has added a number of stores in recent months with the grand opening of H&M. The store’s South Beach debut is big news because before its November 8th unveiling, there was no H&M in all of Miami-Dade County. Not […]

Miami Beach Commission Moves Forward with Convention Center Renovation and Enhancement

Years of talk are turning into action. On We d n e s d a y , December 12, the Miami Beach Commission voted to continue with the Miami Beach Convention Center renovation and expansion project. This update will help the Convention Center continue to host world-class events such as Art Basel as well as […]

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