The Aventura Marketing Council (AMC) recently hosted their 21st annual Business Expo Networking Reception, showcasing a Technology Pavilion, at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach.
Participating organizations included the Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce, Miami Association of Realtors and Prime Time Business Network.
Filling the Crowne Plaza’s Sian Ballroom and Waterway Pavilion, sixty-two exhibitors displayed tables with tons of valuable information and special offers. From hospitals to banks to air conditioning contractors to computer services…..there was an air of excitement and camaraderie as hundreds of business guests poured in to enjoy the gracious hospitality of General Manager Mike Long, Director of Catering Loretta Hardial and their outstanding team.
From the initial planning stages to the very last box being packed up at the end of the evening, the Crowne Plaza’s team was there and ready to assist. The chef amazed everyone with his menu of delicious hors d’oeuvres including caprese skewers, spring rolls and a pasta station. The Crowne Plaza offered a specially-priced Happy Hour menu at Elements Bistro for guests to enjoy, and entertainment was provided by Hector Perez of Final Cut DJs.
“The AMC Expo was a huge success,” said Long. “It was great to see so many familiar faces, and it was a perfect avenue to expose local and surrounding businesses to our hotel and its amenities. Here at the Crowne Plaza, we are strong advocates of just that. We are very proud of our sponsorship and participation in this event!”
And then, of course, there was the networking…the amazing one-on-one opportunities to meet hundreds of businesspeople. The true test was the response of the exhibitors…… “Truly refreshing to meet with all of these enthusiastic and dedicated businesses that contribute to our outstanding commmunity! “ Randie Shane, Executive Director, Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce; “An exciting gathering of top South Florida businesses and a great way to generate connections.” Aventura Comm. Michael Stern, Partner, Stern Bloom Media; “Amazing community spirit….love Aventura Marketing Council!” Maxine Lopez, Vice President, Airstron; “an excellent opportunity to network with local businesses. Another wonderful event put on by the AMC!” Larry Goldenberg, VP of Operations, ARS Roofing.
With each exhibitor providing a door prize, 62 guests went home as winners, including a one-night stay courtesy of the Crowne Plaza.
For information about the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, call 954-454-4334 or visit www.cphollywoodbeach.com. For information about the Aventura Marketing Council, call 305-932-5334 or visit aventuramarketingcouncil.com.