First Prevention & Dialysis Center Showcases New Facility

First Prevention & Dialysis Center 
Cuts Ribbon on New Facility
Congratulations to First Prevention & Dialysis Center on their grand opening in Miami Gardens.  The Beacon Council assisted the company with the Urban Jobs Credit and impact fee refunds among other assistance. First Prevention & Dialysis showcased its new 6,000 square-foot facility, investing $1 million and adding 32 direct jobs within three years. 
Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert III provided welcoming remarks and The Beacon Council’s new Executive Vice President of Economic Development Dyan Brasington also spoke about the company’s investment and job creation.

Medical Director Dr. Ifeanyi Isaiah and Betty Verbal, President & CEO, also provided remarks and a tour of the facility. About 50 medical staff, doctors, patients, local businesses and chamber members attended. Sheri Colas-Gervais, Vice President Economic Development & Urban Initiatives at The Beacon Council, who assisted the company throughout the process, also attended.

C.L. Conroy to be Honored at Chapman Partnership Event
C. L. Conroy of The Conroy Martinez Group will be honored May 26 at the Chapman Partnership’s 7th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes Fashion Show and Luncheon. The annual vintage fashion show and luncheon is an opportunity to experience fashion history with the most stylish looks and iconic designer brands of the past decades while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising funds to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership programs and services. Conroy is a Beacon Council Member
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The 14th Annual Beacon Awards Salute Business Dynamos
Hundreds of business and community leaders are scheduled to attend the 14th Annual Beacon Awards, honoring corporate citizens and organizations that strengthen the Miami-Dade economy. The ceremony will be held 5:30 p.m. May 4 at the Downtown Miami Hilton. The prestigious Jay Malina Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, and named after the late founder of the first One Community One Goal (OCOG) initiative, will be given to Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President, Florida East Coast Realty. He is being recognized for his leadership and notable contributions to the growth of the Miami-Dade County economy. The Distinguished Award winners are: Baptist Health South Florida: Chairman’s Award, sponsored by Dosal Corporation;  LaunchCode: Education Award, sponsored by Bank of America and TOPP Solutions: Corporate Responsibility, sponsored by Florida Blue. The Industry Award winners are: FEAM: Aviation, sponsored by Boeing; Ocean Bank: Banking & Finance, sponsored by AXA Advisors; NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises: Creative Design, sponsored by FirstBank; EcoTech: Entrepreneurship, sponsored by Florida International University; ACCOR North America: Hospitality & Tourism, sponsored by American Airlines; FIU Center for Children and Families: Life Sciences & Healthcare, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida; FreeBee: Small Business, sponsored by Carlton Fields; Easy Solutions; Technology, sponsored by Florida Power & Light; and PortMiami: Trade & Logistics, sponsored by SunTrust. 

CareerSource Summer Youth Programs Provide Job Training
CareerSource’s Summer Youth Employment Programs provides job training and valuable life exposure. Businesses interested in participating in the programs must register.

ChamberSOUTH Honors Military Service
Phil Lyons, Insource; Mary Scott Russel, President ChamberSOUTH; Scott Buschman, United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral; Claudia Cancio,  Chair ChamberSOUTH, First National Bank of South Miami; and Ken Kistner, CBT College participated in the recognition ceremony. 
On April 22, the Military Affairs Committee of ChamberSOUTH hosted an event honoring local military service. United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Scott Bushman addressed the audience and the winners of a local ROTC essay contest were recognized at the event. ChamberSOUTH plays a leadership role in our community through programs, services and events that enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of South Miami, Kendall, Cutler Bay, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Greater South Dade. 

Attention: Small Businesses
Apply Now for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Cohort 9 
Miami Dade College is accepting applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program, specifically Cohort 9. Join one of a series of available informational webinars through June 8. Deadline to apply is June 16.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a classroom-based practical business education program that gives entrepreneurs several benefits including valuable skills for growing their businesses, the opportunity to access financial capital and powerful networking opportunities at no cost to participants.
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GIS Website Features Available Properties
The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County website features available vacant industrial and commercial properties. It is based on user-defined criteria for Miami-Dade County utilizing geographically based demographic and business information. 
It also enables commercial real estate brokers to register and highlight available parcels. Listings are provided at no cost and reach a targeted audience including Site Selectors/Consultants, Real Estate Developers, and businesses pursuing new opportunities in Miami-Dade County. Listings are featured regularly in this newsletter. 

 Featured listing of the week:


Airport North Logistics Park
  • Address: 8501-8503 NW 80 ST
  • City: Miami
  • County: Miami-Dade County
  • Zip Code: 33166
  • Type: Class A, Distribution                           Warehouse
  • Min Size:23,760 sqft
  • Max Size:793,108 sqft


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Monday, May 2, 2016
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May 2-8, 2016 NEWSLETTER
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Did you know?
For the second time in a row, FIU College of Law graduates have earned the top bar passage rate in Florida, with 84.6 percent passing the exam that allows them to practice law in the state. 

The Beacon Council in the News

Hollo receives top honor
Miami Today
Leaders in luring jobs to area probe to make best case
Miami Today
Catalonia bid for Miami ties targets TBC accord
Miami Today


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Tuesday, May 3


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The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit kicks off in Miami
May 4 to 7

Get a chance to gain exposure for your business by interviewing live on-site for MSNBC’s Your Business program

Exclusive discounted stay at the Loews Miami Beach Hotelas an attendee of the Entrepreneurs Summit

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The Beacon Council, Action Coach and Miami Growth Advisors have partnered to present a panel discussion on: 
Opportunity requires Thinking, Planning and Action
Friday, May 13

Legacy Magazine Dealmaker Symposium
“Harnessing Our Collective Power “
Friday, May 13
Your chance to interact
with the most powerful
players in business/industry
and government…
Historic Lyric Theater
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Vitalize Florida: GrowFL to Convene Second-Stage Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders 
Friday, May 20
This CEO Summit Provides Critical Insights about Complex Business Challenges and Opportunities to Strengthen Florida’s Business Climate.
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Our Mission:
As Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, The Beacon Council is charged with bringing new, job-generating investments to the community, while assisting existing businesses in their efforts to expand. By doing this, The Beacon Council facilitates the creation of quality jobs for each and every resident of Miami-Dade County. The Beacon Council is an accredited economic development organization. 
Will you join us? Call Member-Investors at (305) 579-1326(305) 579-1326


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