Stories written by Jerry Libbin

Letter from the President 2014

What a busy end of March at the Chamber! First, I would like to thank all of you who made the Chamber’s inaugural Law Council meeting a huge success. On Tuesday, March 25, dozens of members from the law community attended a luncheon held at the Chamber. Co-chairs of the council Bart Chepenik, partner at […]

Letter from the President

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The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 2nd Annual City National Bank Better Beach Awards on Thursday, March 27th and boy is the competition in each of the 14 award categories tough. I wanted to highlight a few of the exciting nominations we have already received for this one-of-a kind real […]

Letter from the President

The Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation (Foundation) is committed to the education and the future of the children in our city. Our goal is to bring together the strengths and resources of our community to support the needs of public education in our schools. To date, the program has been extremely successful and I wanted […]

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

As with most things in life, along with the good there are often challenges we must face and in 2014 for many property owners in Miami Beach, one such challenge will be the increasing cost of flood insurance. In case you missed this story, Congress did not postpone the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate […]

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

What a thrilling time of year in Miami Beach! You can still feel the buzz in the air as the city says goodbye to Art Basel and welcomes the holidays. At the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, we are also excited to announce the new appointment of Michael S. Goldberg as Chairman of the Miami […]

Letter from the President

Letter from the President

This holiday season, as families across Miami Beach come together, I am reminded of what makes this city and our country so great. As we all may know, Thanksgiving, began in Plymouth Colony and was intended to be a reflection by the Pilgrims who had traveled from Europe and settled in Plymouth Colony. The Pilgrims […]

Hats off to our Police Department

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For the past eleven years, Memorial Day weekend has been a nightmare for our residents and an extremely difficult weekend for the City to manage, particularly for our police department. We know that the expectations of the community were that we would not tolerate a repeat of last year’s disastrous events, and that our officers […]

Parking Solutions

Commissioner Jerry Libbin

By Jerry Libbin…. One of the most frequent complaints that I receive about Miami Beach is that it is very difficult to find parking. I hear this from residents, from tourists, and it is a complaint that business owners register, as the inability of their customers, and potential customers to find convenient parking hurts their […]

Commission Makes $1.2M Ego Bet

Commissioner Jerry Libbin

By Jerry Libbin…. At the November 17th City Commission meeting, the Commission approved the Police and Fire pension modifications despite being warned by the pension board’s attorney, Stephen Cypen, that if the Commission approved the changes to the Pension without the vote of the Public, as he believes is a requirement, he will not recognize […]