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GMBHA in the News: Drop In Hotel Occupancy Taking Toll On Miami-Dade’s Bed Tax Collection

By Faheemah Garzon | July 31, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – CBS4’s Hank Tester spoke with Wendy Kallergis, the president of the Greater Miami Hotel Motel Association, for some perspective.

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GMBHA in the News: Miami Beach has shut down Airbnb amid COVID. Here’s where you can still book

By Faheemah Garzon | July 29, 2020

GMBHA in the News: Miami Beach has shut down Airbnb amid COVID. With many hotels and motels on the brink of bankruptcy and Airbnbs heavily regulated, legal short-term rental options are running low in Miami-Dade County.

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GMCVB Achieves Reaccreditation with Distinction from Destinations International (DI)

By Faheemah Garzon | July 3, 2020

GMCVB Achieves Reaccreditation with Distinction from Destinations International (DI) Dear GMCVB Partner, I am very proud to announce that after a year-long process, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) was reaccredited with distinction by Destinations International (DI) through its prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). DMAP evaluates Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) on a…

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Miami Seaquarium Opens June 20th!

By Faheemah Garzon | June 15, 2020

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM RE-OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 Enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures key as parks readies to welcome guests MIAMI – (June 12, 2020) – The first day of summer will bring a ray of sunshine after a challenging spring: Miami Seaquarium will reopen on Saturday, June 20, 2020. South Florida’s best aquarium and favorite…

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City of Miami Beach Extends State of Emergency Declaration

By Faheemah Garzon | June 12, 2020

Link: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/City-of-Miami-Beach-Extends-State-of-Emergency-Declaration-6.12.20.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2020 City of Miami Beach Extends State of Emergency Declaration –  Along with Lifting Beach Cooler Restriction – Miami Beach, FL – Today, the City Manager has extended the city’s State of Emergency Declaration and Emergency Measuresthrough June 19, 2020. These measures allow for coolers on the beach…

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As Restaurants Open, Select Miami Beach Streets Will Close to Vehicles

By Faheemah Garzon | May 20, 2020

Link: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/As-Restaurants-Open-Select-Miami-Beach-Streets-will-Close-.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020 As Restaurants Open, Select Miami Beach Streets Will Close to Vehicles —Allowing for Expanded Outdoor Seating & More Active Space for Pedestrians— Miami Beach, FL – Starting next week, several Miami Beach roadways will partially or fully close so that restaurants mandated to reduce their capacity by…

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CareerSource South Florida invest $1.5 Million to Expand TechHire Summer Bootcamps

By Faheemah Garzon | May 18, 2020
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City of Miami Beach Announces Reopening Dates

By Faheemah Garzon | May 18, 2020

Link: http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/City-of-Miami-Beach-Announces-Reopening-Dates.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2020 City of Miami Beach Announces Reopening Dates –  First Phase to Include Retail and Commercial Establishments Permitted to Reopen Under Miami-Dade County EO 23-20 — Miami Beach, FL – The City of Miami Beach is preparing to safely welcome back residents and visitors to a myriad of…

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Miami Beach Resident Tees Up Generous Donation — Raising Nearly $50,000 for Golf Club Staff Members

By Faheemah Garzon | April 21, 2020

Link: https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Miami-Beach-Resident-Tees-Up-Generous-Donation-.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2020 Miami Beach Resident Tees Up Generous Donation — Raising Nearly $50,000 for Golf Club Staff Members —  WHO/WHAT:             When members of the city’s public golf courses — Normandy Shores and Miami Beach Golf Club — learned that staff was furloughed due to the impacts of COVID-19, they…

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Jungle Island invites Kids to Weekly Facebook Live Chats

By Faheemah Garzon | April 13, 2020

JUNGLE ISLAND INVITES KIDS TO WEEKLY FACEBOOK LIVE CHATS  WITH POPULAR ANIMAL DOCTOR AND SPECIAL GUESTS, STARTING APRIL 16    ~ Miami’s Premier Eco-Adventure Park to Host LIVE Talks on Cool Animal  Behaviors, Habitats and Wildlife Conservation in both English and Spanish ~               MIAMI (April 10, 2020) – In addition to educational virtual online lessons, Jungle…

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