David L. Wrubel CPA Shines on The Radio!

David L. Wrubel CPA was featured January 20 on The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network!

David Wrubel has extensive experience in the areas of tax, general accounting, litigation support, as well as business development and growth consulting for a broad range of businesses. David believes that “Often, helping a client to proactively identify unknown needs is more important than assisting them only with those they recognize. Only the right professional services can make this type of interaction possible. Accounting and Consulting services must be dispensed with the utmost care and attention if an individual or company is to effectively grow to the next level.”Add New

Visit David L Wrubel at www.cpa-fl.com.

Visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to  Eric Johnson of Black Copy Services share his business tips, philosophy and benefits of chamber membership. You can also listen to the archived shows featuring other Miami Beach Chamber businesses, professionals and organizations and see what shows are coming up this month!

For more information on how you and your business can sponsor the show or be featured go to The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Page!

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Barabara Ann Knaub of Luxury Tours for Less on The Radio!

Barabara Ann Knaub of Luxury Tours For Less  was featured on January 6th on the Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network.

Barabara Ann Knaub worked for 24 years at Knaub’s Cakes, A wholesale producer of frozen cakes to grocery stores and club stores nationally. She began by working in production, accounting, sales and marketing and as business grew  she served as CEO for the last 14 years prior to the sale of the company.

In 2009, she decided to begin a company called LuxuryToursForLess.com focusing on small group tours and independent travel to Italy, East Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Egypt and Morocco. These are areas she is most familiar with and she is confident she will offer her clients an amazing experience. She has  traveled widely and developed tours in other areas including Colombia, Cuba, Italy, Egypt and Morocco.

She also developed a company called SoBe Concepts serving as a consultant for startup companies and NGOs, or those that are in the need of restructuring. She specializes in business and product development, sales and marketing, business plans and grant writing.

Barbara is also assisting Lorna Owens with Global Footprints focused on medical treatments for women and Mid Wife Trainings in the DR of Congo, and  Emanuele Viscuso, President of the Miami Beach Sicilian Film Festival, both  members of the Miami Beach Chamber.

Visit her at Luxuryforless.com. 

Visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to Eric Johnson of Black Copy Services share his business tips, philosophy and benefits of chamber membership. You can also listen to the archived shows featuring other Miami Beach Chamber businesses, professionals and organizations and see what show are coming up this month!

For more information on how you and your business can sponsor the show or be featured go to The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Page!

Eric Johnson of Blacks Copy Services on The Radio

Eric Johnson of Blacks Copy Services was featured January 13 on The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network!

Eric Johnson is a Miami native who  attended LaSalle High School, and graduated from Florida International University. His passion is for helping people and relationship building, so he says “I guess you could say I was a natural for sales”. Eric has worked in a number of sales positions in Miami and nationwide, and knew early on that the relationship was paramount to the sales experience. Eric’s sales success philosophy is “get to know your customer, put their needs first, and the rest will follow.” He is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing for Black’s Copy Services, a family-owned business that was started in 1969.

Visit them at www.blackscopy.com

Visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to  Eric Johnson of Black Copy Services share his business tips, philosophy and benefits of chamber membership. You can also listen to the archived shows featuring other Miami Beach Chamber businesses, professionals and organizations and see what show are coming up this month!

For more information on how you and your business can sponsor the show or be featured go to The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Page!

Dr Miguel Toro Shines on The Radio!

The Miami Beach Chamber Radio featured chamber member and Chiropractic Physician Dr Miguel Toro. Miguel was raised right here in Miami. He went to the University of Miami and earned a biology degree with a focus on sports medicine. He worked in professional and collegiate athletics over the first few years out of college, including a year long internship with the Dallas Cowboys. In 2002, he decided to make a career change, fueled by a desire to serve humanity at a larger scale and in 2005 got his Chiropractic license, opened and office in Miami Beach where he has been for the last three years.

Toro Family Chiropractic is a family wellness practice located in the heart of Miami Beach. They serve people of all ages, from newborns to their great grandparents. The Mission at Toro Family Chiropractic is to assist their patients in achieving extraordinary health and offering the highest level of personal service.

Visit the Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to Dr Miguel Toro share his business tips, philosophy and benefits of chamber membership. You can also check out the archived shows featuring other Miami Beach Chamber businesses, professionals and organizations.

For more information on how you and your business can sponsor the show or be featured go to www.miamibeachchamber.com

Letter from the Chairman- January 11, 2012

I’ve called Miami Beach home since I was a kid, but we natives are rare. In my opinion, Miami’s diversity is what makes it the “Magic City”. Global business is the new norm, but we’ve always been an international player. That’s why I was so pleased to hear the latest report from the U.S. Travel Association highlighting recent victories in streamlining passenger visa, entry and screening processes.

This news represents the power of organization. Our very own Chamber can take pride and some ownership, as we, along with our sister chambers, have been lobbying passionately to make these changes happen. Starting this year, the State Department will step up its visa reform program, which will include reducing visa processing times in China, Brazil and India; monitoring demand from these countries and responding accordingly; accessing the benefits of waiving lengthy interviews for select parties reapplying for their visas; and pursuing technologies that will further help expedite the entire process.

The new funding and provisions also call for streamlining passenger processing at U.S. Ports of Entry. Additional Custom and Border Protection officers and staff model analysis will ensure that these ports are appropriately and efficiently manned; the transition to a biographic air exit system will more accurately verify and track foreign nationals; and a pilot program will hopefully soon lead to the elimination of duplicate screening for both passengers and baggage. Further travel recommendations aim to implement a Pre-Check risk-based screening program, provide airports the option to utilize privatized screeners, and reach the goal to keep checkpoint wait times to a 10-minute average.

This is a national feat, and a huge milestone for Miami. As a major business hub for South America, Brazil has and remains to be a crucial market for us. Yet, China and India represent a new wave of economic giants also steering the global business arena. It’s no secret that Miami is a desirable destination in which to conduct business. Why shouldn’t we make it easy for our international allies?

Jason Loeb, Chairman

Letter from the Chairman-December 29th, 2011

2011 was a momentous year for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. We successfully installed many new initiatives and experienced incredible growth in both membership and monies raised to support our visions. However, as fun as it is to reflect on past accomplishments, the New Year is about looking ahead. Now is the perfect time to craft your personal and professional plans that will take you and your business to an even greater level.

Once everything is in place internally, it’s time to start letting people know about your business externally. The power of connections are amazing – I attribute nearly all my new clients to relationship building. While many people understand the importance of networking, a majority don’t do it very well, equating it to event attendance and handing out business cards to as many people as possible. While reach is certainly important, I can’t stress enough that success is in the quality of these relationship. First, look at your network and determine if you are getting anything out of it. If not, you need to determine whether it is the network itself or if it’s a matter of you and your own involvement. Sometimes the relationship simply isn’t a fit – and that’s ok, just gently sever your ties and find an organization that you can identify with. If it’s the latter, remember that any good relationship is reciprocal. It’s about instilling goodwill on behalf of your clients and enjoying the benefits of their goodwill in return. People like doing business with others that they like and trust. But you can’t find and determine who these valuable contacts are by simply handing out your business card with a one-liner about what you do. Active involvement with an organization allows you to really get to know the people within. Getting involved is easy – find an aspect that engages you. The Miami Beach Chamber has 13 councils covering a range of business sectors and niches from tourism, to global business, to emerging leadership, to arts & culture and beyond. Every one of these sub-committees presents a perfect opportunity to not only connect with fellow members, but develop a relationship and a better understanding of their respective strengths and goals, thereby putting you in a stronger position to effectively help one another. This is the spirit of our Chamber.

On behalf of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. I believe; however, that each of these joys are magnified with a strong support system and I look forward to working together.

Jason Loeb

Chairman