Longtime Coral Gables Educator Passes Away

Coral Gables educator, George Bowker, was an educator and leader who had a positive impact on the people whose lives he touched and, in particular, the staff and students at Coral Gables Elementary where he served as principal for two decades, from 1971-1991. Interestingly enough, in 1989, before he retired, the school began a history […]

Businesswomen of the Year Awards

Businesswomen of the Year Awards

In celebration of Women’s History Month each March, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosted its 14th annual AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Awards on Friday, March 7th at the Coral Gables Country Club. The Businesswomen of the Year Awards honor outstanding women who live or work in Miami-Dade County, demonstrate excellence in their […]

NCL now offers ultimate Getaway from PortMiami

NCL now offers ultimate Getaway from PortMiami

Cruising enthusiasts now can enjoy the ultimate getaway and you only have to go as far as PortMiami. The Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, is sailing weekly from Miami on seven-day cruises to the Caribbean. The 4,000-passenger ship (based on double occupancy) is the largest sailing regularly from PortMiami. At 1,068 feet in […]

Naming gift of $2.5M to createCenter for Jewish Student Life

Following a tradition stretching over several generations, two of Miami’s most distinguished families, the Bramans and the Millers, have joined forces to transform Jewish student life at the University of Miami with a lead naming gift to University of Miami Hillel. Hillel is the largest Jewish organization on campuses worldwide. The gift will enable fundamental […]

CGWC raises funds at Seasons 52 with flatbreads and wine

CGWC raises funds at Seasons 52 with flatbreads and wine

No grass grows under the feet of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club which just held a major fundraiser for its children’s dental clinic and two weeks later members were raising funds once again for two additional charities: NPH USA and Relay for Life Cancer Walk. Seasons 52 generously hosted an after hours event that […]

Coral Gables Hospital adds weight loss surgery to medical services

Coral Gables Hospital adds weight loss surgery to medical services

Coral Gables Hospital has expanded its medical services to include a Center for Weight Loss Surgery. The new program, led by Werner Andrade, MD, offers patients a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. At Coral Gables Hospital, all bariatric surgery patients will go through a psychological evaluation before and after surgery, given a personal fitness […]

Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez invites residents to attend the Gibson Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, April 28, 2014

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez will join Pinnacle Housing Group, the Coconut Grove Collaborative, Miami Dade College Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, and the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund Inc, in the Gibson Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony, on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. This affordable housing development in Miami-Dade County is being developed by […]

MIAMI LAW FIRM TAKES ON MICROSOFT, BSA IN FRAUDULENT ANTI-PIRACY RAID

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 GUATEMALAN PLAINTIFFS CLAIM RACKETEERING Miami Attorney D. Fernando Bobadilla may run a boutique law firm but his business litigation and intellectual property practice is no stranger to taking on industry behemoths. Bobadilla is representing a Guatemalan insurance conglomerate that has filed a federal RICO lawsuit against Microsoft. The suit recently sought to add the Business […]

Miami Children’s Hospital marks Patient Safety Awareness Week

Miami Children’s Hospital marks Patient Safety Awareness Week

Miami Children’s Hospital celebrated Patient Safety Awareness Week with a Patient Safety Fair held in the hospital’s Michael Fux Family Center. Experts on car seat safety, water safety, CPR, infection control, and Internet safety were among the participants on hand to offer families important tips and tools to keep their children safe. The event was […]

Mayor, former mayor participate in Gables Woman’s Club fundraiser

Mayor, former mayor participate in Gables Woman’s Club fundraiser

Pictured at the recent GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club annual Casino Night to benefit the May Van Sickle Children’s Dental Clinic are (l-r) Carmen Cason and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, CGWC president Mireya Kilmon and Stephen Kilmon, and former Gables Mayor Dorothy Thomson and Jack Thomson

Coral Gables Television (CGTV) now available for U-verse users

Coral Gables Television (CGTV) now available for U-verse users

Coral Gables City Commission meetings are now being televised on AT&T U-verse through its Channel 99 for public, educational and government (PEG) programming. Coral Gables Television (CGTV) also continues to transmit its signal within the city through Comcast’s Channel 77, live stream online at www.coralgables.com and on demand at www.youtube.com/user/coralgablestv. “CGTV is a great source of […]

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Every year, our Chamber honors outstanding members of our organization for a variety of accomplishments and achievements that deserve a round of accolades. We believe it is part of our core mission to help our members build their businesses by recognizing those who do it the very best. It is something we value and celebrate […]

Junior Orange Bowl installs 2014-15 board of directors

Junior Orange Bowl installs 2014-15 board of directors

The Junior Orange Bowl conducted its annual Awards Reception and Board of Directors Installation on Tuesday, Mar. 18, at the Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. Pete Tolmach was sworn in as the Junior Orange Bowl’s 44th president. The reception honored and celebrated the 65th annual Junior Orange Bowl Festival. More than 12 athletic and academic […]

Coral Gables BID names new executive director – 2014

Coral Gables BID names new executive director - 2014

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID), with a mission to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, has named marketing and economic development executive Marina S. Foglia as its executive director. “Marina Foglia is an outstanding collaborator with strong communications, marketing, event planning, fundraising and economic development skills,” said Burton […]