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Hotel and hospitality update: 3 industry veterans speak

Hotels are awesome. I love ’em – and not just for the occasional vacation. I’m heavily involved on the capital side of the business, so I could not pass up the opportunity to get a hospitality update from three heavyweights in the sector. Bo Ashbel of Aztec Group, Inc., Robert Finvarb of The Robert Finvarb Companies, and Don Weidenfeld of …

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Holistic migraine treatment featured at UHealth

So, my wife comes home one day to tell me that her doctor is going to start using Botox to treat her chronic migraine headaches. I thought this was a bit unusual, in all honesty, so I decided to take my questions straight to the source – Dr. Tesha Monteith, assistant professor of clinical neurology and director of the Headache …

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New magazine highlights South Florida business and wealth

“Print is dead!” That’s the takeaway you’ll get from mainstream media sources as they recount story after story of failed or failing newspapers and magazines. But Gary Press respectfully disagrees. As chairman of Lifestyle Media Group, he says print isn’t dead at all. In fact, it’s having a revival on the local level. LMG has 10 local community/business magazines, and …

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Marketing to Hispanics takes insight, skill

If you’re in business today, you ignore the Hispanic market at your own peril. That’s the message I took away from my recent interview with Mike Valdes-Fauli, president and CEO of cross-cultural marketing firm Pinta. The 2000 census, Valdes-Fauli said, had much to do with the current business focus on the Hispanic market when it reported that this demographic had …

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Legislative cooperation benefits Florida, Miami-Dade

I just did one of my favorite interviews for the entire year. I spent more than 20 minutes talking to longtime Tallahassee lobbyist Ron Book, who provides a valuable scorecard on the annual Florida legislative session in Tallahassee. “Miami-Dade County had a great year in Tallahassee. Nothing bad happened, and lots of good things happened,” he told me. Here are …

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Jim Fried muses on life and business in South Florida

It doesn’t happen often, but the entire May 1 show was dedicated to my thoughts on a number of topics that are important to me. I wanted to provide what I hope is some information and insight. Beckham Stadium Major League Soccer coming to Miami is a great idea, but starting the process with an out-of-town representative was not. Teaming …

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BNI’s Misner shares secrets of networking with the opposite sex

I just had an enlightening conversation on the air about business networking and sex. No, it’s not what you think. It was actually about the differences between how men and women approach networking, and my guide was none other than networking expert Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI just did a …

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Kidney disease up close – and personal

In January of this year I had the scare of my life when I got a call that the love of my life, Vivian, was lying unresponsive on the floor at home. As we rushed her to the hospital, we started what would become a journey into learning and healing. After years of misdiagnoses, we finally learned that she was …

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Fish ‘N Chips event highlights Marlins community service

When you read the sports pages, the headlines about the Miami Marlins usually have more to do with game play than anything else. Well, the Marlins are awesome corporate citizens also, and you don’t hear nearly enough about their charitable work in the community. We did our best to change all that on a recent show when I talked to …

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Rilea’s Ojeda touts attractive Miami condo market

Think the condo market in Miami is still hung over from the recession? Think again. According to Diego Ojeda, vice president of Miami-based Rilea Group and a speaker at IMN’s Condo Development, Finance and Investment Forum, the market has recovered to the point that developers like himself find it more than a little attractive. During the last condo boom, Ojeda …

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