Just before the Miami Dolphins first pre-season game against the Cowboys, hundreds of business and community leaders huddled for an Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting featuring a 2013 season preview with Kim Bokamper, former Dolphins linebacker and CBS4 Sports Anchor; and broadcaster Jesse Agler, host of “Finsiders.” Aventura Auto Gallery/ Aventura Honda were the title sponsors and host site of this full-house meeting, while partner sponsors were Airstron Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Parksman Parking and Allstate Insurance/M. Priestman Desjardins Insurance Group.
AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman kicked off the morning by welcoming guests along with Ralph Perkins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Potamkin Auto Group and Jeff Golden, General Manager of Aventura Honda. Perkins encouraged AMC members to “bypass haggling and negotiating” by using the Aventura VIP Advantage offering special benefits such as vehicles at 1% below dealer invoice, priority service appointments, and personalized concierge service on Honda, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM models. Guests were encouraged to connect with Dana Russo, Community Relations Manager/VIP Coordinator to create their very own personalized concierge experience at 786-210-9848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the mic was passed to Bokamper, he provided an historical retrospective of how the Miami Dolphins became one of the greatest franchises in the NFL with two Super Bowl wins and the legendary 1972 undefeated season. He encouraged the audience to support their team, saying “The Dolphins are ready to make this community proud--they’ve acquired great players and a great coach - but fans really need to participate. Go to the stadium and help make it tough for the teams coming to play in South Florida. The Dolphins are on a meteoric rise with things changing for the better. It’s going to be a great ride and now’s the time to jump on and enjoy it!”
Agler added, “Dolphins excitement is taking off! Over 22,000 people were recently at the July 29 scrimmage game, and we’d love to see you at Sun Life Stadium for the regular season!” He spoke about the “Three Game Pack” to save over individual ticket prices, how to choose preferred seating, purchase playoff tickets and earn Fins Club points. For more information, phone: 888-FINS-TIX. Everyone was also invited to join in the Nov. 2-3, 2013 Dolphins Cycling Challenge benefitting the Sylvester Cancer Center. To register, visit ridedcc.com.
During the meeting, Maxine Lopez VP of Business Development for Airstron, noted that for over 27 years, Airstron has provided quality, value and superior service to our customers in the South Florida area. Now one of the region’s largest mechanical contractors specializing in air conditioning, refrigeration, sales, service, design builds and total retrofit projects, Airstron is very proud to continue being part of the Aventura business community. For more information, contact Maxine Lopez or Bob Dolan at 954-923-1654.
Michelle Desjardins, CEO of the Allstate Insurance / Priestman Desjardins Insurance Group, spoke about the full spectrum of insurance and financial services they cover, including business/personal auto, casualty, liability, home, life and health insurance, long- term care and retirement planning. For more information, contact Michelle Desjardins or Bob Mednick at 305-945-0823.
Parksman Parking, one of Florida’s most successful full-service valet and parking management companies founded by Ben Launerts, now serves over 60 premier properties and recently received an ESGR U.S. Patriot Award for hiring veterans returning from military service. For more information, phone 888-982-7275 or visit parksmanparking.comFor more information about Aventura Auto Gallery and Aventura Honda located at 2150 Northeast 163rd Street, phone: 305-493-5100 or visit aventuraautogallery.com Written by Bari Auerbach Photography by Andrew Goldstein