With a beautiful newly-decorated lobby and ballrooms, the Newport Beachside Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach proved to be the perfect site for a business EXPO for the Aventura Marketing Council/World-Class Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber who teamed up for this special event.
As the sun began to set , exhibitors came pouring into the Newport to set up their display tables, eagerly ready to greet hundreds of business leaders from throughout South Florida who were invited to enjoy an evening of networking and superb one-on-one business contacts.
Over 40 exhibitors filled the Atlantis Ballroom overlooking the ocean as over 200 members from the two organizations filled the room to visit each and every display. DJ music was expertly served up by Ran Oz, CEO of CooLAM Productions and photographer Andy Goldstein was on hand to capture the outstanding networking and business contacts that were happening. The Newport’s fabulous Chef Julius Brown created the most amazing hors d’oeuvres….from sliders to lobster salad sandwiches…..matching the great hospitality of the Newport’s ace team of leaders: Wolfgang Wehen, David Krech, Vladimir Michel, Lance Detotto and Pamela Presley.
“It was such an honor to host such an important event for the Aventura Marketing Council and the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber,” said David Krech, Complex Director of Sales and Marketing. “We hope all those attending were impressed with our new look and all the improvements we have made at Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort. We highly value our strong partnership with these two Chambers of Commerce and their members and look forward to sharing an amazing future with all.”
And then, of course, there was the networking...the amazing one-on-one opportunities to meet hundreds of businesspeople. The true test was the response of the exhibitors… “We made some quality business connections and we were able to engage in more of a conversation with guests. There was definitely interest shown from the attendees.” Alina Sanchez, VP, Branch Sales and Service Manager, Mercantil Commercebank; "DECON Environmental enjoyed interacting with so many engaged attendees that were seeking new connections and business opportunities! It was a great EXPO to exhibit at having joined AMC!" Jonathan Finch, Director of Business Development, DECON Environmental; “Mount Sinai is proud to be a member of the Aventura Marketing Council and a participant in the yearly AMC Business Expo. Our goal is to continue to provide members of the Aventura community with the highest quality health care that Mount Sinai has to offer.” Oscar Llorente, Community Relations and Outreach Manager, Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Topping off a great evening was the drawing of the Grand Prize-- a weekend at the Newport which included dinner for two at their famous Kitchen 305, won by Alex Polstein from DS Xpress/247 onlineprinting.com.