Luxury Retail Management Program

Luxury Retail Management Program: Launch a career in the Luxury industry. August 10-19, 2015 | MiaMi, fL

Luxury Retail Management Program

The Office of Executive Education at the College of Business and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in collaboration with Altagama, a group of leading luxury brands and major global retailers, bring together accomplished faculty and active consultants for a 10-day comprehensive program on the luxury retail industry, with a focus on the Latin American market.

Designed for professionals who currently work with luxury clientele or are considering a career change, the program features rigorous, interactive, and dynamic in-depth lectures, case studies and small group discussions on luxury retail’s best practices. This program’s faculty members offer blends of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provide participants with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.

Keynote Speaker

Diane Warga Arias has international prominence as a business consultant, brand advisor, educationalist, and human resources strategist in the consumer luxury market. With an extensive client portfolio in the fine jewelry industry, Diane is well respected for her support throughout the diamond pipeline … from diamond suppliers to global manufacturers and from the most prestigious international brands to major US retailers.

Anchored with advanced degrees and a persuasive consumer blog, Diane is also a sought-after speaker for consumer channels of retail, digital and live events throughout the US. She is known as the Jewelry Activist …. a trusted consumer resource.

Scholarship opportunities available.
For more information visit our website: or contact our office at 305.348.4217

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Are You Ready To Weather The Storm?

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Are You Ready To Weather The Storm?

Provider #0000811, Course #9627213 2 HR or OPP CEU

Presented By: Mark D. Friedman, Esq, and Christopher N. Mammel, Esq. with Leeyen Sieza from Super Restoration

The busiest months during hurricane season are fast approaching. Is your community prepared? Come learn practical tips for developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for your community.

In this class, managers and board members will learn:

How to develop a disaster planSteps to take to protect life and propertyRecovery and post event stepsThe ins and outs of contracting before and after the hurricaneHow to document the claim to maximize insurance recoveryRegister Now: Click Here to Email Leeyen Sieza

Thursday, August 6, 2015

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Registration at 9:00 AM

Bank of America Center

625 N. Flagler Drive, 7th Floor

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Our class and parking are FREE.Light refreshments will be served.Attendance is complimentary, space is limited.Pre-registration is required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Remembering Bess Myerson


JULY 16, 2015,6PM

Remembering Bess Myerson


Bessie’s Birthday: Remembering Bess Myerson 
Thursday, July 16th, 6pm


Join us for a special program to reflect on the incredible life of Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014), the first and still only Jewish Miss America to date.

Guests can enjoy refreshments and a musical presentation of the 1940s by Ted Grossman, host of WLRN’s “Night Train.”
Since 1977, Ted has devoted himself to collecting and popularizing the jazz and big band music of the ’30’s and 40’s. Over the past twenty years, he has accumulated an enviable collection of vintage performances including WWII recordings, Glen Miller concerts and Armed Forces Radio Services broadcasts. Listeners can tune in to Night Train each week to hear performances by the artists and ensembles that shaped jazz along with Ted’s anecdotes and knowledgeable commentary.
Free and open to the public. 

Great Pitches! Great Time with “The Shark” Daymond John in Miami. Check Out Event Highlights! The Shark May Be Coming to Your City Soon!

Stephanie M. Clark, President of Milestones Marketing LLC and Business Coach/Instructor served as a judge alongside Daymond John from “ABCs Shark Tank” in Miami on July 7th at the Miller Lite Tap the Future Business Pitch Competition. This shark-in-training is ready to help you take your for-profit or non-profit business to the next level. If your business needs marketing or managing consulting or if you need one-on-one business coaching, email Stephanie today to request your complimentary consultaion,

Congratulations to Gator & Crane, a green, recyclable grocery store for winning $20,000 at the Miami business pitch semi-final and advancing to the finals. We hope you win the $200,000 at the finals! Good luck!

The judges take the stage and get ready to hear the live pitches. From LR: Stephanie M. Clark, Milestones Marketing, LLC, Su Sanni & Ben Lamson from WeDidIt and The Shark Daymond John. The night was full of excitement and energy and it was standing room only at The Fillmore Miami Beach.

Not Your Everyday Tired Kosher Catering—Not with Bill Hansen and His Team in Charge

Not Your Everyday Tired Kosher Catering—Not with Bill Hansen and His Team in Charge

We are proud to announce that we now offer cutting-edge Kosher catering to go along with our warm welcomes, magical moments and fond farewells that we’ve provided to South Florida for over 35 years.  We have partnered with Miami’s newest Kosher operation, 26 Restaurant in Surfside.

We will continue to produce your event and provide the planning, vendor coordination, service staff and premium beverages.  The only difference is that 26 will prepare Kosher Cuisine that is supervised by Kosher Miami.  

Once they prep the food under strict kosher supervision it will be transported to the unique venue of your choice, where it will be cooked to order on site under the same strict supervision. 


You will be blown away with the food that 26 Restaurant provides.  Even those who are non-Kosher diners go there.

So please join us as we take a step into the Kosher catering world while maintaining our high service standards.  We will make you look good!  MAZEL TOV!!!!

Check out our new website!!

OAI Announces New Director of Sales For South Florida Market

OAI Announces New Director of Sales For South Florida Market

Ray Perry Joins OAI Leading Provider of Visual Branding Solutions as Director of Sales for South Florida Market

TAMPA, FL – JULY 10, 2015 – Outdoor America Images (OAI), the leading provider of visual branding solutions, announces Ray Perry as Director of Sales for South Florida. In this role, Perry will provide executive sales and operational management, while focusing on new business and financial opportunities to increase OAI’s market share in the South Florida region.

“Ray is a 20-plus year sales and marketing veteran, his impressive background and experience in the professional sports and marketing industry will serve as a major benefit to our clients and organization,” says Michael Garcia, President and Founder of OAI. “We are thrilled to have Ray’s drive and expertise as part of OAI’s team.”
His extensive sales and operational experience in sports sponsorship sales, development and management in his former role as the Director of Network Operations for the Beasley Broadcast Group and as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, will provide OAI’s dynamic sales team with executive management and methods for strategic market planning. Perry’s thorough understanding and working knowledge of the out-of-home advertising industry from his former role as the Regional Sales Manager for GSM Worldwide Media will provide expert guidance for creating innovative marketing campaigns to OAI’s diverse markets.

About OAI

OAI provides Visual Branding solutions that enhance brand identity while increasing impressions such as the design, production and delivery of high-resolution displays, décor packages, pole banners, billboards, signage and ad specialty items along with media buying services.

Young Arts Recap

YoungArts visited the nation’s capital last month to celebrate the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars, including the twenty Presidential Scholars in the Arts (who are all YoungArts alumni!), with a performance directed by three-time Grammy Award winner Debbie Allen and an exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Missed the show? The full performance is now available online. Enjoy!
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Do you know a talented young artist? YoungArts is now accepting applications for its 2016 Program. Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, take Master classes with renowned artists, become eligible for U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and much more.
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YoungArts Alumni and Master Teachers, left to right: Kerry Washington, Chris Young, and Desmond Richardson
Congratulations to YoungArts alumni Gaby Diaz (2014 Winner in Dance) and Jim Nowakowski (2007 Winner in Dance) who made it into the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance!

Don’t forget to tune in on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX for amazing performances by Gaby, Jim and the other contestants.

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The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea is hosting the National YoungArts Foundation Visual Artists Second Invitational from July 9 to August 15.

YoungArts Alumni in the show include Sequoia Canada (2015 Winner in Photography), Catrina Crawford (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Cole Dininno (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Illya Mousavijad (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Olivia Mulder (2015 Winner in Visual Arts),Conner Olson (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Lauren Posner (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), Mika Rosenberg (2014 Winner in Visual Arts), Morgan Strahorn (2015 Winner in Visual Arts), and Willie Williams Jr. (2014 Winner in Visual Arts).

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Morgan Strahorn, “Self, Eighteen” 2014, Linocut, 12 x 12 inches, Edition of 5
Last month, seven YoungArts alumni took the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for a multidisciplinary series of performances. These varied acts—which include jazz, Indian classical dance, modern dance, classical piano, theater, singer-songwriters and a harp quartet—are featured on our blog.
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