Spotlight on Larry Barditch, Warren Henry Auto Group

Mr. Larry Barditch, Director of Sales and Marketing at Warren Henry Auto Group, was our guest on June 29 on the Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show.

Larry surprisingly began his career in the bottled water industry! He owned Palm Water, a home and office bottled water company, for 19 years before selling it in 2008 prior to the country’s financial and real estate crashes. In July 2009 Barditch entered into the auto industry with a friend who owned a Chevrolet franchise; he also worked with General Motors as digital marketing consultant during their 2010 national eSummit campaign.

Barditch began working with Warren Henry Auto in December 2010 and has witnessed the growth of its seven franchises and nine Florida locations ranging from Ocala (Volvo/Subaru) to Palmetto Bay (Land Rover). The company, best known for “exceeding customer expectations in South Florida for over 35 years,” has a wide variety of dealerships: Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Infiniti, Subaru, Lamborghini and Fisker.

He attributes the arrival of his “Ah-ha” moment to the auto industry’s lack of an adequate online experience for consumers: mirroring the tremendous boost of online marketing products from companies like Amazon and Zappos, Barditch began delivering a higher standard of online car customer service. His success comes from a strong philosophy of “networking, networking and MORE networking,” planting “seeds on good soil and eventually you will have a harvest,” and doing things for others without expecting anything in return.

What’s ahead in 2012/2013 in the automotive industry ? Larry says that consumer confidence and consumer spending is up. People have been holding onto their cars longer, which has dried up the used car market; repair shops & service revenues are up considerably, so it is somewhat cyclical. He holds that we will soon see an influx of used cars into the market as people start buying more new cars.

Visit Warren Henry Auto Group at www.warrenhenryauto.com or on Facebook and Twitter. Contact Larry directly at LBarditch@warrenhenryauto.com, (305) 690-6087 or find him on LinkedIn!

But first, be sure to visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show Page and listen to this influential marketing aficionado 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 or check out what guests we have 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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Spotlight on Marc Henderson, MIA Airport Media Relations

Mr. Marc Henderson, Media Relations Manager for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, was our guest on June 22 on The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show.

Marc is a 27-year veteran of the Miami-Dade County government. A former director of public affairs for the Houston Police Department, Marc is also a former Associate Press Secretary under President Jimmy Carter. In addition, he has worked for two other Miami-Dade County Departments, Transit and Human Services in communications capacities, and worked under former Governor Bob Graham in the Department of Administration (now Management Services).

A former newspaper reporter with four publications and adjunct professor with four universities, Marc currently serves on the board or is a member of the following non-profit organizations: Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Florida Memorial University, American Cancer Society and 100 Black Men of South Florida.  Marc’s deep love of baseball, animals, reading, kayaking, travel, his wife and the Lord shape him as a person.

Marc’s business philosophy is to work hard, give 100 plus percent, not be a clock watcher, make sure the customer has been given the correct information to the best of one’s ability and make sure the company is served at all times. Being a promoter of the airport and assisting news media on a daily basis is not an easy task!

Contact Marc at 305-876-7907, mhenderson@miami-aiport.com or visit miami-airport.com!

But first, be sure to visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to this MIA media expert 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!

Spotlight on Philip Goldfarb, Fontainebleau President and COO

Mr. Philip Goldfarb, President and COO of Fontainebleau Miami, was our guest on June 15 on The Miami Beach Radio Show.

Established in 1954, the world-renowned Fontainebleau  is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. Designed by legendary architect Morris Lapidus and located on 20 acres of oceanfront property on Collins Avenue, Fontainebleau is one of the world’s premier destination resorts. It features 1,504 guestrooms, an expansive poolscape and beach, state-of-the-art conference and event facilities, the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa, and Reuters’#2 ranked “World’s Top 10 Nightclubs” Liv.

At the direction of culinary celebrities from around the globe, Fontainebleau offers 12 fine dining and casual restaurants, bars and lounges. Signature dining experiences include Gotham Steak by Michelin-star chef Alfred Portale, Chef-owner at New York’s Gotham Bar and Grill; Scarpetta by Scott Conant, the James Beard award recipient who has created a regional Italian menu combining the simplicity of Italy’s cucina rustica with the refined flavors of fine cuisine; and Hakkasan, globally recognized as the pioneering concept that single-handedly changed the face of Chinese cuisine.

Mr. Goldfarb, who discusses his humble beginning as a young hotel-industry professional, details the hottest upcoming 2012/13 events arriving at the Fontainebleau, as well as even more renovations. BleauLIVE will host the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the end of June, featuring class acts such as Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes and Calvin Harris. Infamous for its constant influx of celebrities, Fontainebleau became a legendary destination for entertainment in the 1950’s when iconic artists Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra graced its stage. With its signature Liv rumored to be the highest-grossing nightclub in the world, Fontainebleau shows no signs of slowing.

Visit Philip at http://www.fontainebleau.com/ to explore all that Fontainebleau has to offer!

But first, be sure to visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to this influential hotelier 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!

Spotlight on Jason Loeb, Founder of Sudsies Dry Cleaners

Jason Loeb, Chairman of the Board of the Miami Beach Chamber and co-founder of Miami Beach’s Sudsies Dry Cleaners, was our guest on June 1 on The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show.

Sudsies is a full-service dry cleaning and laundry company based in South Florida. From
the shirt on your back to the carpet under your feet, they clean all types of garments and fabrics, even comforters, area rugs and more. To make it more convenient for you, they go to your home, condo, office, or even your boat to pick-up & deliver your garments for free.

Besides being customer-friendly, they’re garment-friendly, too. They
specialize in hand-cleaning, hand-pressing and hand-finishing designer garments and custom-made clothing.

And did we mention Sudsies is eco-friendly as well? With their wet cleaning
process, which is endorsed by the EPA Design for the Environment program,
and our plastic hanger recycling program, it’s no surprise they’re a proud member
of the Green Cleaners Council. “What can we say, we’re just clean, friendly people!” says Loeb.

Visit Jason at Sudsies.com to learn more about the products and services he offers residents, professionals and businesses, as well as about his pride in being a Miami Beach Chamber member and advocate!

Visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to Jason 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!

Spotlight on Frankie Ruiz, Chief Running Officer

Frankie Ruiz co-founded Miami-based PR Racing, Inc was our guest on May 17 on The Miami Beach Chamber Radio Show.

In 2008, the company was acquired by Dallas-based US Road Sports & Entertainment Group. Currently, Frankie is primarily responsible for Government, Community and Runner Relations under the title of Chief Running Officer.

The greatest accomplishment of his focus on destination events has been the success of the 25,000 runner ING Miami Marathon which had an estimated $50 Million economic impact to Miami in 2012. . In 2009, Frankie Ruiz launched the extremely successful weekly Nike Run Club in South Beach on Lincoln Road, which currently has over 5000 runners as members.

As a result of the recent success with such a group Frankie also started a similar concept in the Downtown Miami and Kendall areas with the Brickell Run Club and Kendall Run Club which now have over 6000 runners attending on a regular basis. Frankie is also a 6-time State Championship Cross Country coach at Belen Jesuit. Frankie also serves on the board of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission. Frankie is an avid runner, mountain biker, triathlete, paddleboarder and skateboarder.

Visit Frankie at ING Miami Marathon on to learn more about the products and services he offers to today’s runners, walkers professionals and businesses!

Visit the BlogtalkRadio/Miami Beach Chamber Radio Network show page and listen to Frankie 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!