New Leaders Taskforce “My Miami” Showcases Opportunities for
From “Why Miami?” to “My Miami” was the theme of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council New Leaders Taskforce third annual networking reception and entrepreneur focused program on June 22 at the East Miami Hotel. The New Leaders Taskforce connects local young professionals and students with business leaders to help them better understand career opportunities in Miami-Dade.
Keynote Speaker Carlos Migoya, President & CEO of Jackson Health System, encouraged young professionals to take advantage of Miami’s openness by noting “this is a town where nothing is given to you, but you can get anything you want” with hard work. He said prioritizing relationships is essential to being successful in business. “Every business is a people business,” he said. Topics also included Miami-Dade’s growing startup community and development of more public spaces, as well as the area’s first virtual-reality conference. The Beacon Council Chair Ernie Diaz opened the event discussing job-generating accomplishments from the past year and Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams talked about the importance of talent development in recruiting businesses to Miami. Oscar Lopez, NLT Chair, closed the event by thanking the NLT members for reaching 3,000+ young professionals.
Thank you to Moderator Mark Trowbridge, President & CEO, of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; and Keynote Speaker Migoya for sharing personal experiences and their knowledge of Miami. Thank you to Panel Moderator Ann Keil, reporter with WSVN; as well as panelists Brian Brackeen, CEO of Kairos; Mary Spio, President, of CEEK VR; and Tico Aran, Co-Founder/Director of Operations, of JOJO Tea; for their insights.
Thank you to our sponsors: Florida International University College of Business, MiamiDDA, JP Morgan Chase, Greenberg Traurig, Florida East Coast Realty, Carlton Fields, FirstBank, FEAM, Goldman Sacks 10,000 Small Businesses, Bank of America, WeWork, eMerge Americas, Invest Miami and Pete De La Torre Radio Show. Thank you to East Miami Hotel for providing the stunning Miami skyline as a backdrop.
To find out more about the New Leaders Taskforce, contact Marc Schlags at The Beacon Council firstname.lastname@example.org
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Village Council Takes Big Leap Toward Downtown Palmetto Bay
The Palmetto Bay Village Council approved the site plans for the first two downtown projects at a zoning hearing on June 21, catapulting the dream of Downtown Palmetto Bay into fruition.
Global Tax Forum in Miami: Economic Panel Forecasts Miami’s Growth
NBCTelemundo Tour Illustrates Spanish-Language Programming’s Success
The Beacon Council CMO Susan Greene and Executive Vice President of Economic Development Dyan Brasington toured NBCTelemundo’s Hialeah headquarters. Sandy Lighterman, Film Commissioner with Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment, Jeff Mayzurk and Jeff Stamatis of Telemundo, provided the guided tour of the massive studio complex which produces an average of 800 hours of programming annually. Services include multiple stages, lighting, grip, cameras, control rooms, scenery, props, remote production, post production, and support services. Universal Telemundo Enterprises is building its global headquarters at a new site in Miami-Dade County, creating 150 new jobs and investing more than $250 million. The new building will house 1,100 employees, with the capacity to expand to approximately 1,300. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ new headquarters will bring all of the division’s offices, broadcast and production operations, under one roof including the Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International, as well as its cable network NBC UNIVERSO, its digital media operations. The company will be poised to provide Spanish-language programming and multiplatform connections to the growing U.S. Hispanic market and audiences around the world.
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OCOG Report to the Community
Thursday, July 21
@University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center
8 to 11 a.m.
Entrepreneurship: EcoTech Visions
EcoTech Visions is a new business incubator and accelerator designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida. More specifically, the company supports the development and assists start-ups in the planning and production of products that are manufactured with recycled materials.
Investor News: Access to “Invest Miami 2016”
Miami-Dade Beacon Council Members have free access to the publication’s online library. The publication, sold for $129, is a research apparatus showcasing Miami’s current trends and developments, told by top business and civic leaders.
Miami-Dade Schools Launch Paid Summer Internship Program
The Miami-Dade Public School System announced its paid summer internship program for its students to gain work experience at local companies. The students will be paid during their internship through a grant. Therefore there is no cost to the participating company. The grant will also cover liability insurance to further reduce the impact on the employer. This is a great opportunity for companies to have a motivated student work on a project and for students to learn about their chosen field. Read more.Fill out form.
GIS Website Features Available Properties
The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County website www.miamidadesites.com 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. Contact Stephannie Cetoute,
Featured listing of the week:
Owner-User or Investment Opportunity
· Address: 1900 NW 89th Place
· City: Doral
· County: Miami-Dade County
· Zip Code: 33172
· Type: Call Center, Flex …
· Min Size:79,271 sqft
· Max Size:79,271 sqf
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