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Miami as a Visitor Destination Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Episode 273: 07-17-14 Miami as a Visitor Destination Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow William D. Talbert, III, CDME, is President and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. He will be in studio to discuss where Miami has come from, where we are today and where we are heading as a visitor destination. Miami’s visitors are its life’s blood, …

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Lauren Book Travels the World, Fitness for Your Brain, Staying Hydrated During Workouts, Interest Rates and Commercial Real Estate

Episode 272: 07-10-14 Lauren Book Travels the World Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren sought to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors. …

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Summer Cars, A Straight Shot Of Jim

Episode 271: 07-03-14 Summer Cars Larry Zinn, general manager of Warren Henry Infiniti, Jaguar, Volvo, and Fisker, talks about what’s hot in the auto industry this summer, including the new Jaguar F-Type Coup. Larry also discusses Warren Henry in the community and some of their upcoming loyalty events. A Straight Shot of Jim Jim will also give some of his …

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Innovations in the Business of Baseball, Walking for Wellness, Some of Jim’s Favorite Terms

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Episode 270: 06-26-14 Innovations in the Business of Baseball Alex Buznego is Director of Business and Digital Innovation for the Miami Marlins. Buznego begins his third season with the Marlins. He joined the organization in January of 2012 as Manager of Digital and Social Media, the first corporate hire in the realm of digital marketing. Buznego oversees the Marlins digital …

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Market Your Brand with Constant Contact, How My Workouts Changed After Back Surgery, Straight Shot of Jim

Episode 269: 06-19-14 Market Your Brand with Constant Contact Sandi Abbott is owner of Xpresso Content Café. Sandi helps small businesses and brands CAFFEINATE their sales! Xpresso Content Cafe is a digital marketing agency specializing in developing interactive online and onsite marketing campaigns for brands and small business clients. She uses email marketing and social media to keep businesses connected …

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How to Travel Light, New Ways to Control Cholesterol

Episode 268: 06-12-14 How to Travel Light Bruce Turkel is CEO/EDC of TURKEL Brands. Turkel is one of the leading experts on branding in the USA. TURKEL Brands is a full-service, multicultural brand management firm located in Miami, Florida, offering creative, account management, brand strategy, research, production, digital, media planning and placement, public relations and below-the-line marketing services. If you …

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Hotel and Hospitality Update

Episode 267: 06-05-14 Hotel and Hospitality Update Bo Ashbel is managing director at Aztec Group, Inc. Ashbel focuses solely on hospitality acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing. He is both an investor and a transaction intermediary. His experience includes select and full-service hotels, convention-oriented resorts, as well as condominium hotels. Ashbel’s 25 years of hospitality experience includes …

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Dress for Success with Shelly Bloom, South Florida’s Newest Magazine, What’s on Jim’s Mind?

Episode 266: 05-29-14 Dress for Success with Shelly Bloom Shelly Bloom has provided clothing to Miami’s business community for 50 years from his Wynwood location. Shelly Bloom’s Fashion Clothiers’ ‘evolutionary success’ has transcended decades of competition by embracing timely and evolving fashion trends. Whether making a ‘fashion statement or a business impression’, Shelly and his experienced staff have addressed the …

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Tailor Your Marketing to the Hispanic Consumer, What’s on Jim’s Mind?

Episode 264: 05-15-14 Tailor Your Marketing to the Hispanic Consumer Mike Valdes-Fauli – President and CEO, Pinta – is an award-winning marketing professional with experience, having lived in five U.S. cities. Based in Miami, he runs one of the fastest-growing marketing agencies in the country, with clients such as Facebook, Florida Blue, FOX, Johnnie Walker, Miami Marlins, TD Bank and …

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The NEW Miami Condo Marketplace, Energy Management In Commercial Real Estate, Breakthroughs In Cardiac Care

Episode 252: 02-20-14 The NEW Miami Condo Marketplace Neil Fairman is president and founder of The Plaza Group. Over the last two decades, Neil has successfully foreseen opportunities that result in world-class real estate developments. From hotels and high-rise, luxury residences to retail shopping centers and commercial space, The Plaza Group’s diverse portfolio of real estate projects has reshaped communities …

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