18th Americas Food and Beverage Show to Showcase Global Culinary Scene and Generate $200 Million in Export and Import Sales

The vibrant and diverse cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean take center stage at the World Trade Center Miami’s 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show America-Food-Beverage-300x65(www.americasfoodandbeverage.com) Oct. 27 and 28 with more than 500 top food producers from 24 countries, each showcasing their top products, recipes and delicacies.

The 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is the largest specialty food trade event in the Western Hemisphere and is expected to generate more than $200 million in actual and projected sales. The show generated $205 million in sales in 2013 and attracted 11,000 buyers to the two-day show.

“By all accounts, this will be the most successful event in show history. We expect more than 11,000 people from over 80 countries to visit the show and pursue trade opportunities with local companies and businesses throughout the Americas,” said Charlotte Gallogly, president of the World Trade Center Miami.

The 18th Americas Food and Beverage Show will feature more than 500 booths filled with specialty products from every corner of the globe, including country pavilions representing Algeria; Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; Malaysia; Panama; Peru; Thailand; Turkey; and the United States.

For the first time, there will be a Women’s Pavilion featuring 15 companies owned by women producing some of the best products in the Americas. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of two days of business seminars geared to restaurants and food retailers.

The Americas Food and Beverage is a trade-only event that is closed to the general public.
Attendee registration and media is open online at www.americasfoodandbeverage.com.

W Speakerbox Presents Amber Monique and Kyle Dion!

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Amber Monique, born on March 5th, 1990 is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, later relocating to Miami, Fl. she began her musical career singing the national anthem at boxing matches, singing at corporate events, and remixing/covering songs via YouTube. Before entering into the music realm, Amber was involved in hip hop/jazz dance and also belly danced for a couple years. Amber began singing professionally and released her first full-length project entitled, ‘Elevate’.

Shortly after the release of ‘Elevate’, Amber Monique was nominated for ‘Musician of the Year’ in Miami. After climbing up and receiving more notoriety as an R&B artist, Monique began performing at venues in Miami and Atlanta and later began her ‘Save RnB’ movement.  Save RnB captures the old school vibe with a new school feel, forcing both eras to unite and has been recognized as ‘the return of R&B’. With her soft, melodic tone, her ability to hit high notes, and the truth & originality in her lyrics, ‘Save RnB’ captures what a lot of music is missing today. Amber is currently spreading the ‘Save RnB’ mission to the west side and working on her next solo EP to be released in 2015.


Born April 11th, 1994 in New Haven, Connecticut; “Kyle Dion” wrote his first song at the tender age of 9; and hasn’t stopped since. That same year, his Mom paid for voice lessons, which elevated his love of singing to serious heights. As he continued to master his craft, Kyle had opportunities to audition for a few roles and started developing a love for acting. Any opportunity Kyle had to be on stage he took it. Recently Kyle opened up for Rapper Wale in Fort Lauderdale. Not afraid of the limelight, Kyle has performed in local talent shows, festivals and local library’s. Kyle even makes time to sing to the children in hospitals. Kyle made sure he stopped by to encourage them to fight and not give up through his music. Kyle’s determination to make it in the music industry landed him a contestant spot on the 1st season of The X Factor USA. Kyle made it to Hollywood California.

Sunset Harbour Farmer’s Market

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Buying’s a Breeze at the Sunset Harbour Farmer’s Market.

Shop local at Sunset Harbour Shops & Garage’s breezeway (between Panther Coffee and Icebox Café).  Vendors include Paradise Farms, Paul’s Exotic Fruits, Nisha’s Indian Cuisine, Della Nona Pasta, Sydney’s Fresh Flowers, Dogtails, Tio Gazpacho and more.

Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fresh. Local. Healthy. Delicious!

1900 Bay Road, Miami Beach. Onsite parking for $1 per hour.

Nightmare on the Beach 2014

The 5th annual Nightmare on the Beach is right around the corner, and is the only Halloween Party on the sands of South Beach (don’t worry ladies, plenty of flooring). This 530x300 Flyeryear’s event will occur on Friday, October 31st at Lummus Park – 9th Street & Ocean Drive. Guests will experience an eye-opening Alien Invasion, while attending South Florida’s #1 Halloween event. Nightmare on the Beach will once again be produced by Emmy Award Winning LiveIT Productions.

This unique ticketed event provides financial assistance to LLF programming throughout the calendar year. Over the last 12 months, LLF created proprietary programming to benefit its mission, while garnering partnerships with the likes of Miami-Dade Public Schools, Special Olympics, and the City of Miami Beach. A detailed description of LLF programming can be found later in this sponsorship package. At its core, LLF is an organization that strives to provide volunteer opportunity to South Floridians looking to give back. Having enlisted over 600 volunteers to programs over the course of the last four years, we have fulfilled a short term goal, and set the precedent for future achievements.

With questions regarding Nightmare on the Beach sponsorship, or the general foundation, please call 305-417-8553 or email  Reed@thelittlelighthouse.org. Sponsorship packages will be tailored to meet the short-term needs of your brand(s), and the long-term goals of your organization.
Tickets can be purchased on www.nightmareonthebeach.com, on sale now! For VIP tables call 305-417-8553.



Halloween Events at Villa Azur!

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Dress up for Villa Azur’s Moulin Rouge dinner party on October 23!

Call 305.763.8688 or visit http://www.villaazurmiami.com for reservations.


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October 29th is Wine Tasting Wednesday at Villa Azur…Masquerade style!

This event will take place at La Cave D’Azur from 6:00-8:00 PM.


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Get your costumes ready for the Villa Azur Haunted Villa Dinner Party on Thursday, October 30th!

Call 305.763.8688 for VIP reservations.



Kickstart your Fall season at Villa Azur!

Let our picturesque garden set the tone for Villa Azur’s acclaimed Fall season Happy Hour showcasing Chef Erwin Mallet’s latest culinary creations just in time for the season. Unwind and indulge in an array of food/drink specials every Sunday through Wednesday, from 6:30PM-9:30PM. brasserie

Join us as Villa Azur redefines dinner each and every Thursday  with live entertainment, saxophonist, and sounds by Resident DJ StephanM! The party kicks off at 10:30PM and goes until the sunrise.

Planning a special event? Get 10% if you are member of the chamber for an event planned from Sunday through Wednesday. Let Villa Azur be the backdrop for your next celebration. Our facilities boast the capabilities to host anything from semi-formal corporate dinners to dream weddings and the most lavish of affairs. For inquiries, please contact Villa Azur’s events department at 305-538-2118.

For more information, please visit http://www.villaazurmiami.com/events/index.html

For more information, please visit http://www.villaazurmiami.com/events/index.html

For reservations, please contact Villa Azur at (305)763-8688.

Miami Beach Halloween Events and Specials!

MMC Hottie Halloween Flyer (SET Prepared)

Miami Model Citizens’ Hottie Halloween Party

Miami Model Citizens will be hosting its first charity Hottie Halloween Party on Saturday, October 25 at SET Nightclub located at 320 Lincoln Road form 10 pm – 2 am. Tickets for this non-profit event can be purchased online at  www.miamimodelcitizens.com. See you there!


Balloon Expresso’s Halloween DecorationsHalloween

Contact Balloon Expresso today to start planning decor for your Halloween Party!  305.535.7616  Manager@BalloonExpresso.com