Miami-Dade Tech Company Among Top Florida Companies

Key Lime Interactive Named One of 
GrowFL’s 50 Companies to Watch 
Sheri Colas-Gervais with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council; Ania Rodriguez, CEO, Key Lime Interactive; and husband Alex Rodriguez,
CFO Key Lime Interactive attended the GrowFL event held in Orlando.

Key Lime Interactive, with offices in Miami and Brooklyn, New York, is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The company based in Doral was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Ania Rodriguez has served as a user experience advisor to Fortune 500 companies around the world for nearly two decades on the topics of User Interface Design, Product Design, and User Research. Known for her focus on actionable results and quality, her leadership has resulted in double-digit growth over the past six years and the company has emerged to become the leading user experience research firm in the United States.


 Local Transportation Solutions for Miami-Dade Discussed with European Experts
Topics Included Mass Transit, Smart Cities Tech and Shared Rides 
The future of local transportation was discussed with European experts and infrastructure leaders during a workshop provided under the framework of the EU Jean Monnet Project, held and co-sponsored by the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. 
Topics included mass transit, clean vehicles, smart transportation, tactile internet and quality delivery of services at affordable pricesThe County recently created a new Transportation and Public Works Department as a more holistic approach to easing the county’s congestion challenges, and placed Alice Bravo, who participated in the panel, as the sole director in charge of road maintenance and cars-for-hire as well as buses and rail. 

Alice Bravo, Director, Transportation
 and Public Works, participated in the panel discussion.
Presentations were provided by:
 Dr. Atorod Azizinamini, Professor and Chair, Civil and Environment Engineering Structural and Bridge Engineering, Florida International University
– Dominique Bertrand, Senior Advisor, CEREMA – Center for Studies depending on the French Department for Transport, Environment and Energy (France)
– Alice Bravo, Director, Transportation and Public Works Miami-Dade County
– Dr. Ing Meryem Simsek, Chair of IEEE Tactile Internet Sub-Committee, TU Dresden Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, TU Dresden (Germany)
Moderator: Danye Aboki, Counselor, Transport and Sustainability Cities French Embassy in Washington D.C.

Fashion Featured at Launch of Miami Dade College’s New Institute
Miami Dade College debuted its new fashion institute recently at its Downtown Miami campus. The Miami Fashion Institute is part of a new degree program that provides students with knowledge about the world of fashion, learning about the industry from both the creative and business sides. The new program located at MDC’s Wolfson Campus was made possible with the support of the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation. Miami Fashion Institute is the only facility of its kind within a public higher education institution in Florida, and only one of a handful that exists nationally.

American Marketing Association Logo Launch Hosted by Miami-Dade Beacon Council 
Local corporate marketers and business leaders gathered at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council in downtown Miami for the American Marketing Association (AMA) relaunch event. Guests heard from leaders in the marketing industry and the AMA team, networked and saw the unveiling of the new AMA branding. Russ Klein, AMA CEO (below) provided remarks. Klein previously served as CMO for Burger King. Miami-Dade Beacon Council CMO Susan Greene discussed the nonprofit’s job-generating mission and strategy. 


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Monday, November 7, 2016
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Nov. 7-13, 2016 NEWSLETTER
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Did you know? 

Talent is the key to the future
* 57% of executive see employee attraction and attention driving workplace strategies
* 50% of executives chose markets based on talent requirements
* 44% see skilled labor shortages as a primary challenge facing their organization 

*Results of the 2016 Global Occupier Survey

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StartUP FIU 
showcases entrepreneurs and innovators and how their products and technology impact the way we live and work
Part of the Connect & Grow Series

Third Annual NAI Florida Forum 
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Treetop Ballroom in Jungle Island 
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Friday, Nov. 19

Presented by Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department’s Small Business Development Division

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Save the Date!
Wings of Change 2017 – Miami
An Aviation Conference Discussing Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Opportunities 
Organized by IATA & Miami-Dade Beacon Council
May 2 & 3, 2017
Location: Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove
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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. 
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