October 2021
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS
North Beach CRA Approved
The City of Miami Beach is excited to announce the creation of the North Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA. The special district, similar to the one credited with turning South Beach around during the 80s and 90s, recently received final approval from the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

Over the next 30 years, the CRA is expected to generate an estimated $317 million for North Beach, which will be used to fund affordable and workforce housing, as well as infrastructure and community projects.

Visit the Miami Beach Magazine fall edition to learn more about this effort and to hear from North Beach business owners here.
2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Awards
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the passion, culture, and history created by members of the Hispanic and Latino community. The City of Miami Beach is doing just that by recognizing individuals and businesses with the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Awards.
 
The Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee announced this year’s business recipients are Oh Mexico Restaurant, located in South Beach at 1440 Washington Ave and Moises Bakery located in North Beach at 7310 Collins Ave.

The awards are intended to honor members of the Hispanic community who live or work in the City of Miami Beach and who have made a positive contribution to the community in their respective professions.

Click here to see the full list of recipients this year.
RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
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Miami Beach Emergency Small Business Expense Reimbursement Grant - Funding Still Available
Small businesses in Miami Beach are encouraged to apply now for a $20,000 emergency grant for rent, mortgage, utilities, payroll, and operating expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic as funding is still available.
 
To date, the Economic Development Department has awarded twenty (20) grants to businesses. The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to apply here.
Miami Beach Job Creation Incentive Program
The City of Miami Beach is offering the Job Creation Incentive Program (JCIP), a performance-based incentive adopted by the City Commission. The program aims to strategically attract new financial services and technology companies and expand existing businesses in these sectors, while increasing the number of quality, high wage jobs.

Click here for more info and application details.
Miami Beach Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Incentive Program
The City of Miami Beach is committed to diversifying the local economy by attracting and retaining targeted industries including financial services and technology.

As part of this effort, the City is also offering an Expedited Plan Review and Permitting Program to incentivize companies in these industries to encourage targeted relocations or expansions and associated development.

Click here to review full program guidelines.
Miami Beach RFP Class A Office Space
The Miami Beach City Commission unanimously agreed to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to enhance the Lincoln Road district’s appeal as one of the country’s premier mixed-use neighborhoods by adding Class A office space to the mix of restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, boutique hotels, art galleries and retail shops.
 
The RFP invites developers to propose projects involving three existing city-owned surface parking lots and one city-owned parking garage in the Lincoln Road area. The future development would ultimately connect the nearby Convention Center complex with Lincoln Road and transform North Lincoln Lane from a service alley to a pedestrian-friendly street.
 
Interested potential developers may register and access the RFP here. For additional information on the RFP please contact Kristy Bada kristybada@miamibeachfl.gov
BUSINESS & WORKFORCE TRAINING
PROSPERA Business Seminars
Prospera’s year-round business seminars are presented in Spanish to offer Hispanic entrepreneur's opportunities to expand knowledge and continue developing skills to start, operate and expand their businesses. Industry experts present on topics such as funding, accounting, marketing/pricing strategies, negotiation and sales, business planning, and more.

Refresh Miami Webinar

The Right Marketing Strategy for Your Business
Thursday, October 14, 2021
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

This webinar will provide an overview of the different marketing strategies and platforms including statistics and ideas, lead generation, brand awareness, free content marketing, Google and traditional marketing. The information provided will help select the best way to connect with potential clients.

LOCAL EVENTS
Go Pink Miami Beach
Miami Beach has gone pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
We invite you to join us by turning your building or office pink. This can be done in numerous ways such as up-lighting the exterior part of your building, decorating common areas or lobbies in pink, and/or hanging decorative items in your windows! Share what you are doing to support breast cancer awareness by tagging the City of Miami Beach and using the hashtag #GoPinkMiamiBeach on your social media posts this October.
Normandy Fountain Vintage Fair & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 17, 2021
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Normandy Fountain Business Association is very excited to announce the Normandy Fountain Vintage Fair & Pumpkin Patch. The Vintage Fair will feature 20+ vendors from Trunk Town, whom of which will be giving away FREE Pumpkins to 100 families!

For more information click here
Tech Beach Talk

Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Rooftop at 235 Lincoln Rd, Ste 400

Join us at the upcoming City of Miami Beach Economic Development, Tech Beach and Miami Beach Chamber Tech Council event featuring Rickelle Williams, Economic Development Director and guest panelists to talk tech.

Find out more here
Halloween #onLincoln

Sunday, October 31, 2021
5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Lincoln Road, Miami Beach’s iconic promenade, will host its annual Halloween #onLincoln celebration with spectacular live music, dining & shopping specials and entertainment.

World famous for its spontaneous parades of the most creative and outrageous Halloween costumes, Lincoln Road opens its streets to a fun packed evening. Families, friends, ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to enjoy the promenade as it transforms into a vibrant catwalk for costume revelers and visitors.
HalloWAVE Fun Fest 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021
3 p.m. to midnight

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to a great day of HalloWAVE family fun!

Children can see over 24 superheroes on each block, and Trick or Treat along the 1.5 mile stretch of Washington Avenue (5 – 17 streets). Dogs have their day at the HalloWAVE Dog Costume contest, and parents can enter to win a prize for best costume. Enjoy a dunk tank, music, food trucks, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and more.

HalloWAVE takes place on Washington Avenue and Espanola Way East in Miami Beach.

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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CONTACT US
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LOCAL AVAILABLE PROPERTIES

Get started on your search with this trendy office space available at 1680 Michigan Ave and this corner property in the heart of South Beach at 1759 Bay Road.

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