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City of Sunny Isles Beach hosts Bill Talbert, CEO Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

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The City of Sunny Isles Beach recently hosted an Aventura Marketing Council (AMC) Breakfast Meeting highlighting a “progress, prosperity and luxury on the rise” report presented by Mayor Norman S. Edelcup. Good news about record-setting tourism trends in Miami-Dade was also shared by guest speaker Bill Talbert, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman welcomed hundreds of business and community leaders gathered at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, which is proud to be home of the Forbes Travel Guide five-star rated Acqualina Resort & Spa, as well as the four-star Trump International Beach Resort.

On behalf of the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission, Mayor Edelcup invited everyone to join in celebrating the city’s 16th anniversary in June. “We’re so proud of our city, leading the county in new construction with nine new residential projects that will add another $3 billion to our tax base, already close to $7 billion. In just a couple of years, Sunny Isles Beach, spanning just one square mile, will have a $10 billion tax base. We now have ten new parks and one of the finest K-8 schools, so successful, that we’re adding twelve classrooms.

“All of our city commissioners, past and present, have worked diligently to heighten quality of life, transforming Sunny Isles Beach into an internationally -renowned community. This mission is facilitated by win-win partnerships we’ve forged with premier developers, Miami-Dade Public Schools and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.” Continue reading

‘NOT business as usual in North Miami Beach’ hosted by Cornerstone Group’s Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes

Barbie Mendez, Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes; Mari Garcia, Cornerstone Group; North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo; Don Sanders, Cornerstone Group

The Aventura Marketing Council’s February breakfast meeting showcased Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes, the Cornerstone Group’s newest community that will be a perfect place to call home – and exciting new business opportunities in the City of North Miami Beach, where progressive revitalization initiatives are being spearheaded by Mayor George Vallejo and members of the NMB City Council.

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman welcomed hundreds of business and community leaders gathered at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center along with Don Sanders, Cornerstone Group’s Vice President of Marketing and Training. Continue reading

International entertainer Ethan Bortnick star student of Hochberg Preparatory


It was music to the ears of Aventura Marketing Council business and community leaders when they learned the AMC’s March general membership luncheon was going to feature the amazingly talented 12-year-old entertainer extraordinaire Ethan Bortnick. Beyond being an international pianist, composer, singer, humanitarian and star of the feature film Anything is Possible, Bortnick is also a star student at Hochberg Preparatory School, where “the best and brightest learn, explore and excel.”

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman helped welcome hundreds of guests gathered at the Trump International Beach Resort along with luncheon co-hosts including Joel Hochberg, benefactor of Hochberg Preparatory; Head of School Dr. Linda Marks; Hochberg Pre-K student Ben Cohen, the youngest AMC member sponsored by his parents Yoav and Izabella Cohen; and Christian Bertot, branch manager of Popular Community Bank in North Miami Beach. Continue reading