Dear MBCC Members and Guests,
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce represents the majority of the businesses that make up the economic engine in Miami Beach and our surrounding area. As a member of this powerful organization, your representatives have the opportunity to network with some of the region's top executives at exclusive events. Additionally, our dedicated staff will work one-on-one with you to assist in developing leads and to providing your company with exclusive marketing opportunities. Members have the opportunity to participate in the wildly successful INcard program which permits them to offer discounts to residents as well as visitors to Miami Beach and the surrounding area. The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Miami Beach and the Visitor and Convention Center (VCA), have already distributed over 360,000 INcards to residents and tourists.
Our relationship with the Miami Beach Community News, a bi-weekly newspaper permits the Chamber to feature Pillar members and their businesses as well as to share important community issues with both members and non-members. The 15,000 newspapers that are distributed throughout South Beach from 41st St. to South Pointe Park have been a big success and more of our local businesses are finding value in advertising in this paper.
The Chamber's Board of Governors, led by Alan Lips, partner at Gerson, Preston, Robinson & Company, P.A., has recently increased to 60 members to more accurately reflect the sentiments of our business community. In addition, our Pillar Board of Trustees, which is led by David Sacks, Attorney at Law of Pathman Lewis, LLP, has increased to 30 members. The strength of the Chamber is directly related to the strength of our business lay leadership, and we are indeed fortunate to have the breadth and depth of dedicated individuals in leadership positions that we currently have on our Boards as well as on our Councils.
The Chamber's professional staff are ready, willing and able to assist our members in any way possible to make their business even more successful, and we are constantly striving to deliver greater value to our members for their membership dollars. As an organization, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is poised to assist you in taking your company to the next level. I am excited to be working as the President and CEO of this dynamic organization and I will make myself available to each of you should you like to schedule a meeting.
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce President & CEO