The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is back for its 78th Year, Continues its Impact in Miami

The Progressive Miami International Boat Show returns to Virginia Key from February 14-18, 2019, marking the annual event’s 78th year here in Miami. The Show is a must-see for recreational boaters, but there’s a lot more to it than just the latest and greatest in boats and marine gear. Whether you’re a boater or not, […]

Fridays are for Fierce (South) Florida Females

Inspired by our Chair, Fierce Female Penny Shaffer (Market President – South Florida, Florida Blue), The Beacon Council will be joining the #FierceFemaleFriday movement. We’ll be highlighting some of our business community’s many strong, influential women on our social media platforms, as well as in our newsletter. Our goal is to inspire and empower a […]

A Year in Review as Chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Technology and Innovation Committee

By: Ivan Rapin-Smith Today marks the official leadership transition of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Technology Committee where I step down as chair. I wanted to capture the highlights of the work we did with my partner in crime Christine Johnson. Highlights Core themes: Raise awareness to what is available for startups and corporates who choose […]

New Miami Businesses presented with Governor’s Business Ambassador Honors

The Governor’s Office and Enterprise Florida (EFI) honored four new business ventures headquartered in Miami-Dade at their Board of Directors meeting last week. The Board and Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera presented The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award to these outstanding companies for creating new jobs and contributing to the overall business development of Miami-Dade County and […]

Business Readiness in the Sunshine State

DEM/DEO Article – Miami Dade Beacon Council Business Readiness in the Sunshine State Florida is no stranger to disasters – hurricanes, floods, fires, terrorism and other potential hazards all pose a serious threat to businesses statewide. But Florida’s business owners know that the steps they take today to prepare can make the difference for maintaining […]

Logistics & Supply Chain Management Account for 20% of Miami’s Economy

MDBC Trade and Logistics Committee Draws more than 100 Participants The most recent MDBC Trade & Logistics Committee meeting was hosted by FedEx on August 2, 2018. The meeting began with setting the tone for a discussion on the “jobs of the future” in an industry that reportedly accounts for approximately 20 percent of Miami’s […]

Be Red Cross Ready this Hurricane Season

2017 was an unprecedented year for the American Red Cross. We responded to six major disasters in only 60 days; we provided support for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate; and responded to the Las Vegas shooting and the California wildfires.

Miami-Dade’s Tech Talent Pool is Widening…You Just Have to Look in Different Places

You may not have noticed but Miami has very quietly become one of the biggest technology & innovation hubs in the U.S. You probably already know that Miami-Fort Lauderdale area was recognized in 2017 by The Kauffman Foundation as the region with the #1 in startup activity in the nation.

New Opportunity Zones Could be a New Beginning for Miami’s Inner-City

You may not have noticed but Miami has very quietly become one of the biggest technology & innovation hubs in the U.S. You probably already know that Miami-Fort Lauderdale area was recognized in 2017 by The Kauffman Foundation as the region with the #1 in startup activity in the nation.

Small Business- Preparing Your Business for an Active Hurricane Season

You may not have noticed but Miami has very quietly become one of the biggest technology & innovation hubs in the U.S. You probably already know that Miami-Fort Lauderdale area was recognized in 2017 by The Kauffman Foundation as the region with the #1 in startup activity in the nation.

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