Welcome National Water Restoration Aboard!

We are pleased to announce Miami’s premier water removal company, National Water Restoration as one of our new chamber members! National Water Restoration‘s commitment to repairing water damaged homes, businesses, and lives to distressed owners throughout Miami-Dade County has significantly helped restore the community throughout the years.

When a property owner needs help from restoration companies, they should rely on a company that has a strong set of certifications, history client satisfaction, and prompt reliability. While there are several industry agencies that provide these, National Water Restoration consistently receives the most respect and satisfaction within their field. When the cleanup and reconstruction phases progress, National Water Restoration make sure that the needs and concerns of many in the aftermath are addressed. They understand the impact of the disaster. They are an active trusted partner in both the recovery and restoration process and on the quest for normalcy once again.

National Water Restoration is a full-service restoration company that offers one stop shopping for all of your property’s restoration and extraction needs. Their services include:

The company has been helping restore damaged properties and lives for over 20 years in South Florida. Their commitment and reliability responding to emergency situations runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a pledge to arrive 30 minutes or less to the scene of damage.

National Water Restoration also provides commercial water restoration and fire clean up services to help bring your business running again. They have provided many services to Miami businesses from Citi National Bank, Miami International Airport and most recently the Beachcraft Restaurant in South Beach. Check out some of their restoration journey below.

 

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If your home or business is has been damaged, give them a call today for a free water and fire damage restoration assessment at 1-877-933-7924 and visit http://www.nationalwaterrestoration.com/  to see their gallery of restoration services. For Miami Residents call (305) 414-3102 and Fort Lauderdale residents call (954) 549-4284.

 

Miami Web Design

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When building a website, what is most important to you? Ease of use, beautiful design, search engine optimization? Why not have it all? Absolute Web Services is a highly-skilled team of web designers, programmers, content writers, and online marketing experts, all with years of experience at growing businesses in a wide array of industries. For every client, we take the time to learn about that company’s industry, goals, and target audience as part of our strategy and planning stage. We then work with the client to put together an online design and marketing plan that will suit their individual budgets and maximize their results.

AWS is on the cutting edge of Miami website design and marketing. We pride ourselves on the use of innovative and personalized approaches to web design and Internet marketing that are unmatched by any other web design firm in Miami, Florida. With over fourteen years of dedicated service, AWS has been helping clients maximize their Internet exposure since 1999. We have the experience and expertise necessary to maximize your online presence and enhance your company’s bottom line.

Scissors Ribbon We started developing and designing websites in 1999. All of our websites are custom-designed by top designers  and developers, whom are all proficient in multiple design platforms. Every website we create is completely unique  and to the exact specifications of each individual client.

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Since then, we have grown to incorporate Internet marketing by employing superior techniques that are up-to-date to the very day they are implemented. We believe in continuing education innovative web design & development techniques and bringing a client’s vision to life online.

Now, as a thriving Miami web design, development and Internet marketing firm, at Absolute Web Services we are able to handle clients as big as those featured on national television, to those as small as our neighborhood café. Modesty has never eluded us through our success.

Our Promise To You

  • We will take care of everything for you, from selecting a domain name to providing you
    with e-commerce solutions
  • We will only offer you the best and latest technology in web design and web development
  • We will improve your company’s ranking online and increase your sales
  • We will always listen to your needs and work around your schedule
  • We will give your business that “WOW” factor you’ve been looking for
  • We will create a unique, dynamic, eye-catching website for you

So, just give us a call today at (305)-937-2526 or visit http://www.absolutewebservices.com/ and let’s see what we can do for you.
We promise that one phone call will be more than worth your time!

Sixth Annual Aura Music & Arts Festival Releases Daily Schedule and Announces Silent Disco Lineup

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Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL March 6 – 8, 2015

AURA Music Group has released the daily schedule for the sixth annual AURA Music & Arts Festival. March 6 – 8, 2015, music will take place on four stages at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Two of the jam scene’s founding fathers, moe. and The Disco Biscuits, each play two headlining sets, Friday and Saturday respectively. Papadosio performs both Friday and Saturday night, and the weekend comes to a close on Sunday with the debut of Break Science Live Band where the electronic duo will be joined by Lettuce’s Jesus Coomes, Adam Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom.

AURA 2015 Schedule: http://www.auramusicfestival.com/schedule

Carefully curated by AURA Music Group and Vlad the Inhaler, the late night Silent Disco features a mix of Florida talent including Miami’s producer DJ duo Bedside, Bells & Robes, Beat Thief Inc., DJ Scotty Solomon, Matthew Connor and Vlad the Inhaler, along with Colorado’s DJ Craig Heneveld. The Silent Disco also gives several band members the chance to showcase their DJ skills including Dopapod’s Scott Zwang and LD Luke Stratton (ZwangBang w/ Chewie), Ketchy Shuby’s JayJoHero, Packy Lunn from Jimkata aka Weazildust, Felix Fusik and The Heavy Pet’s Tony D.

AURA is much more than just a music festival. The Yoga & Healing Arts Program will once again offer more than 20 classes and workshops throughout the weekend including: BoomYoga’s Shake Your Asana, Acro Yoga, Yin Yoga, Crystal Bowl and Song Sound Healing, Thai Bodywork, a variety of Flow Arts and many others.

The weekend also features an incredible roaster of live artists including Christian Jaxtheimer, Andrew Wagner, Emily Kell, Bonnie Goodson, Drake Arnold, Kevin Odenedo, Will Bowers, Laura Sellers, Annie Bennet, Chris Morphus, Stephen Berry, Alicia Post, Artist ER and John Gay.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.

For fans that want to arrive early, Ghost Owl, Dopapod and The Motet will play a Thursday night pre- party. Tickets are available as part of the four-day ticket package.

For ticket VIP and GA tickets please visit http://www.AURAMusicFestival.com. For golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at (386) 364-1683.

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Line-Up:

The Disco Biscuits (two sets)
moe. (two sets)
Papadosio (two nights)
Break Science Live Band (ft. Jesus Coomes, Adam Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom) The Motet

Kung Fu
Dopapod
The Heavy Pets
RAQ
Jimkata
Consider the Source
TAUK
The Main Squeeze x2 including a Tribute to Michael Jackson American Babies
The Mike Dillon Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The Mantras
The Fritz
McLovins
Ghost Owl
Turbo Suit (formerly Cosby Sweater)
Fusik
Ketchy Shuby
Uproot Hootenanny
Brother Bean
Funkin’ Grateful
Lather Up!
Fat Mannequin
Stinky Pockets
Juke
Lucky Costello
Spontaneous Underground
Emily Carroll Ensemble
Artists at large: The Shady Horns’

Silent Disco

Beat Thief Inc. Bedside
Bells & Robes
DJ Craig Heneveld DJ Scotty Solomon Felix Fusik JayJoHero Matthew Connor Tony D

Vlad the Inhaler

Weazildust ZwangBang w/ Chewie

Videos from AURA 2013/14:

Papadosio “The Sum” http://bit.ly/QdKC2B
Lotus “Gilded Age” http://bit.ly/1taGU8S
Kung Fu Stevie Wonder Tribute w/ Nigel Hall “Too High” http://bit.ly/YVeJIS

AURA Music & Arts Festival Links:

http://www.AURAMusicFestival.com http://www.facebook.com/AURAMusicFestival
Twitter & Instagram: @AURAMusicFest (#AURAfest)

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Links:

http://www.MusicLivesHere.com http://www.facebook.com/MusicLivesHere Twitter: @SOSMP (#Suwannee)

Media Contact:

Brotherly Love Productions | Destiny Spang |Destiny@BrotherlyLoveProductions.com | 215.704.9554

Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine Promotes Josh Rubens and Richard Segal to Partner

Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine announces Josh Rubens and Richard Segal have been named partners at the firm.  These promotions come at a time when Kluger Kaplan continues to strengthen its base of young leadership, a key priority for the firm as it Kluger Kaplanapproaches its sixth-year anniversary.

“Both Josh and Richard have proven they are dedicated to their careers, our firm and our community,” said Founding Member Alan Kluger. “These two attorneys are the youngest to make partner at Kluger Kaplan and that is a direct result of their hard work, consistent success and passion for the law.”

Josh Rubens focuses his practice on commercial litigation and trust and estate litigation.  In his commercial litigation practice, Josh represents clients in breach of contract, corporate/partnership, tort, securities, and real estate matters.  In his trust and estate litigation practice, Josh represents trustees, beneficiaries, and other interested parties in all aspects of fiduciary litigation.  Josh is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar and the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group.  Josh serves as a board member of the Israel Bonds National New Leadership Division and Miami Young Investor Society.  He is also involved with the AIPAC Miami Club and the Jewish Federation of Greater Miami.

Richard Segal focuses his practice on commercial litigation and family law, assisting clients in a range of business and corporate litigation matters, and matrimonial disputes. Richard has extensive experience handling disputes with large financial institutions in real estate, wealth advisory, investment management, and trust relationships and transactions. Richard specializes in fiduciary duty disputes and punitive damages claims.  He is a Board Member of the Board of Governors of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Law Council, Co-Chair and Board Member of the Emerging Leadership Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Member and Young Founder at Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.

“Kluger Kaplan is a firm driven by the entrepreneurial spirit — where you are rewarded for your hard work and strong results rather than process and protocol,” said Richard Segal. “We have learned from the best working with legal titans like Alan Kluger and Abbey Kaplan, and we look forward to following in their footsteps.”

Rubens received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and organization and management from Emory University, Goizueta Business School.  Segal received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.  They both received their juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, Rubens graduated magna cum laude and Segal cum laude.

“We look forward to continued success at Kluger Kaplan and growing our careers with this firm,” said Josh Rubens.

 

About Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

Miami-based Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. focuses on complex, high-stakes disputes across a broad range of disciplines and industries, including all aspects of business and corporate litigation; real estate related litigation; securities and financial fraud; corporate governance; bankruptcy related litigation and debtor and creditor’s rights; appeals in state and federal courts; professional liability; intellectual property disputes; class actions; and complex matrimonial litigation.  The firm’s veteran litigators have served as lead class counsel in federal multi-district litigation and trials in federal and state courts throughout the country.  For more information, please visit www.klugerkaplan.com.

 

Tourism Highlights for January 2015

From The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

BY WILLIAM D. TALBERT III, CDME

Record Miami International Airport Arrivals for January

BUSY NEW YEAR – MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS 2015 WITH BACK-TO-BACK DAILY PASSENGER RECORDS

Miami International Airport (MIA) began 2015 in fine fashion, ringing in the New Year by setting two consecutive single-day passenger records. On Saturday, January 3, 2015 a record 145,891 passengers traveled through the global gateway, only to be surpassed the following day when a new all-time record of 146,257 passengers flew in and out of MIA. The one-two passenger punch caps a strong holiday travel season at Florida’s busiest airport, which has welcomed more than 2.1 million passengers since December 21, 2014.

FEBRUARY IS MIAMI ROMANCE MONTH!

Love is in the air this February as Greater Miami and the Beaches celebrates Miami Romance Month! Create lasting romantic memories alongside a new romance, rekindle an old flame and even tie the knot in Miami! Indulge together & take advantage of exclusive special offers and events in one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. In anticipation of Miami Romance Month, The GMCVB is hosting a social media contest on our @VisitMiamiLGBT channels. The ‘Share Your LGBT Love Story’ Giveaway, in line with the recent developments on marriage equality in Florida, is giving fans a chance to enter to win a three-night stay for two courtesy of the Leslie Hotel, located on Ocean Drive. Contest concludes January 30, 2015 and is open to U.S. residents. Visit Facebook.com/VisitMiamiLGBT to enter.

GMCVB TEAM SELLS MIAMI AND THE BEACHES AT THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING IN CHICAGO

GMCVB’s Convention Sales Team joined GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Annual Meeting on January 11-13, 2015 in Chicago, IL USA. This high-profile convention unites over 3,000 attendees with nearly 50 percent of them comprised of meeting planners. The GMCVB Team promoted the destination to association & corporate planners during the three-day educational & networking program. While at PCMA, Miami hosted a one-on-one client dinner for top prospects & customers. PCMA continues to provide a forum to be amongst the most influential industry decision makers.

GMCVB’S TRAVEL INDUSTRY SALES TEAM SELLS MIAMI, CELEBRATES THE MIAMI BEACH CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW

GMCVB’s Travel Industry Sales Team will exhibit at the 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show in New York City January 23-25, 2015 to promote Miami and the Beaches for pre/post cruises, family travel, arts and entertainment, and more. GMCVB Partners The Hotel South Beach and Miccosukee Resort will be joining the Team at the event. The show is being heavily promoted via radio, television and newspaper ads throughout the Greater New York Tri-State area. Approximately 16,000 attendees plus 7,500 travel trade professionals are expected to attend the show. The GMCVB booth will have a dedicated area in which to celebrate the Miami Beach Centennial with a special Birthday Card for attendees to sign and birthday cupcakes for them to enjoy.

LSN Partners Launches Charitable Initiative with Flywheel Sports

Indoor cycling class to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

LSN Partners, a full-service consulting firm based in Miami Beach, is kicking off its 2015 charitable partnership with Flywheel indoor cycling, located at 1919 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach. The organizations have partnered to hold one charitable ride (class) per month for each month in 2015.  The first class, on Thursday, January 15 at 11:30 am, will be a pre-ride to the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, benefiting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.Flywheel Image

“We are honored to be able to support such an important organization in our community,” said Alexander Heckler, co-founder of LSN Partners.

Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn will be chairing this event and participates in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge annually.  Her connection to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center began in 2011 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Today, Ms. Weithorn is in her third year post-treatment and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center was where she turned in her time of need.

“The staff at Sylvester treated me with compassion, and is our community’s best medical center for cancer patients – and the only academically based cancer center in South Florida,” said Commissioner Weithorn.  “This year, I will ride 100 miles to honor City of Miami Beach Police Officer David King, who died this year from colon cancer.  I encourage everyone to participate in the ride and donate to the cause, as every dollar counts and together we can raise money to ensure that there are more survivors.”

Please RSVP no later than January 13, 2015 to LaurenCarra@MiamiBeachFL.gov.  When submitting your RSVP, please include shoe size.  Flywheel Sports will generously provide towels, showering facilities and spinning shoes for this event.  A minimum donation of $50.00 per cyclist is requested for this event.

For more information on the cause and to donate visit: https://ridedcc.racepartner.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.dolphins-cycling-challenge-2015&fundraiser_id=5785. 100% of donations will go directly to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Flywheel Sports

Flywheel Sports has revolutionized the indoor cycling experience. Since opening its flagship studio in Manhattan’s Flatiron district in February 2010, Flywheel Sports has expanded nationally and today can be found in the New York tri-state area, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, South Florida and more. Founded by a team passionate about cycling, including legendary fitness entrepreneur Ruth Zukerman, Flywheel Sports is an effective, inspiring and empowering cardio experience. For more information, visit www.Flywheelsports.com.

LSN Partners

LSN Partners is a full-service consulting firm, offering strategic advice and counsel in the areas of government affairs, government procurement, business development, and communications at the local, state and national levels.  Headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, the gateway to Latin America, and with offices throughout Florida and in Washington, DC, this bipartisan consulting firm is a nationally recognized leader in government, business and communications consulting, and has an esteemed reputation for developing and implementing innovative strategies to assist clients.  LSN is known for its ability to create tailored advocacy and communications plans that differentiate their clients from the competition and has a national network of advocates in all 50 states and over 200 cities.   For more information on LSN Partners, visit www.lsnpartners.com or call 305-673-2585, Ext. 315 and speak to Erin Hendrix.

Five Cubed by Haute Dining

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Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Members Exclusive Offer to FIVE CUBED

Tickets 50% off until January 12, 2015 using promocode: MBCC

Five Cubed – Kickoff to Miami Food Week 2015

Wednesday, February 18 2015

1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 33139

Miami Food Week kicks off Wednesday, February 18 with Brewery Ommegang’s Five Cubed (5³) presented by Haute Dining.  The main event will showcase 15 marquee chefs, each creating a dish to pair with a select Brewery Ommegang beer.

A special VIP dinner will start the evening with a 5-course sit-down dinner served at a Royal Table.  Host Chef Sean Brasel, Johnny Sheehan, Brad Kilgore, Alex Chang and Adrianne Calvo will each prepare a course and pair it with a select Brewery Ommegang beer.

The event will be held on the 7th floor of 1111 Lincoln road with a 360 degree breathtaking view of Miami Beach. Guests will sample food prepared by 15 culinary purveyors and complemented by Brewery Ommegang beer. Five Cubed is the event where premium Brewery Ommegang beer and spectacular cuisine collide.

The event will feature the culinary creations of:

  • Sean Brasel – Chef/Partner Meat Market-Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Puerto Rico – Miami, Ommegang HopChef Winner 2014
  • Johnny Sheehan – Chef New World Tavern – Boston, Ommegang HopChef Winner 2014.
  • Alex Chang – Zagat Top 30 under 30 opening the Vagabond this month
  • Adrianne Calvo – Chef/Owner Adrianne’s Vineyard
  • Brad Kiglore – Miami Eaters Chef of the Year, formerly J & G Grill and now opening Alter in Wynwood
  • Fernando Desa – Chef Goya Foods
  • David Valencia – Chef Meat Market Palm Beach
  • Michael Jacobs – Chef/Owner Hidden Kitchen
  • Jeremy Ford – Chef Matador Room
  • Cesar Zapata – Executive Chef The Federal Food Drink & Provisions
  • And tasting stations by: Island Creek Oysters, PDQ

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Little Lighthouse Foundation, and the Miami Beach Chamber Education Foundation.

Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brewery-ommegang-five-cubed-53-presented-by-haute-dining-tickets-14925970981