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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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TECO Companies Donate $1 Million to Charities to Help During Pandemic

By Faheemah Garzon | April 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  TECO COMPANIES DONATE $1 MILLION TO CHARITIES TO HELP DURING PANDEMIC Share program will be able to help thousands of customers Tampa, Fla. (March 26, 2020) – To help the community during this unprecedented time of uncertainty, Tampa Electric and TECO Peoples Gas are donating $1 million to local charities that will…

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MIA operational update in response to COVID-19

By Faheemah Garzon | April 2, 2020

MIA operational update in response to COVID-19 (MIAMI, April 2, 2020) – The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), in coordination with its federal partners, airlines, concessionaires and Miami-Dade County government, continues to closely monitor the latest developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), in order to maintain safe, healthy and efficient operations for essential passengers, cargo and employees…

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City of Miami Beach Adds Additional Measures to their State of Emergency Declaration

By Faheemah Garzon | March 19, 2020

City of Miami Beach Adds Additional Measures to their State of Emergency Declaration Link: http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/City-of-Miami-Beach-Adds-Additional-Measures-.pdf FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 City of Miami Beach Adds Additional Measures to their State of Emergency Declaration –In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus– Miami Beach, FL – As the nation continues to experience rising numbers of…

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Hotel Industry Post Coronavirus

By Faheemah Garzon | March 18, 2020

Current Issue Broadvine Advertisement HotelAVE Projects A Five-Year Recovery Period For Hotel Industry Post Coronavirus PROVIDENCE, RI—Hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE) released a study that estimated that it will take the hotel industry in the United States approximately five years to achieve pre-COVID-19 occupancies, revenues and profitability. In addition, the “hotelAVE COVID-19 Hotel Outlook” predicts that the pace of…

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Report: Marriott Begins Furloughing Employees

By Faheemah Garzon | March 18, 2020

Report: Marriott Begins Furloughing Employee NATIONAL REPORT—Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Marriott International Inc. has begun furloughing tens of thousands of employees, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report noted that the company has shut down some of its managed properties and trimmed staff through furloughs at those properties that are still operating;…

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GMBHA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

By Faheemah Garzon | March 17, 2020

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association are committed to helping local hotel operators respond to challenges presented by the coronavirus. This set of guidelines will help hotels maintain a healthy environment for guests and staff. We have created information cards for display in lobbies, break…

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Alina Tejeda Hudak Joins the City of Miami Beach

By Faheemah Garzon | February 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2020 Alina Tejeda Hudak Joins the City of Miami Beach —As an Assistant City Manager, Managing a Robust Portfolio of Departments — Miami Beach, FL –Today, former Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County Alina Tejeda Hudak joins the City of Miami Beach as an Assistant City Manager — overseeing a large portfolio…

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