New Leaders Council Miami Presents: Why Miami? 10/21/14

New Leaders Council Miami Presents: Why Miami? (or why startups, start here)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LiveNinja HQ
120 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
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The entrepreneurial sector is alive and well in Miami, but ever wondered why these startups, start here? Join LiveNinja and Wyncode founders to discuss why businesses choose to start and stay in our town.

6:00 PM-Doors open, networking opportunities and appetizers served.
6:45 PM-Program starts.

About NLC Miami: New Leaders Council (NLC) Miami is a chapter of a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that prepares and connects the next generation of leaders in Miami.

Q&A about applying to be an NLC Miami Fellow to follow. Deadline for applications is 11/11/14. More info at
About NLC Institute: NLC Miami’s Institute is a formal leadership training course for selected NLC Fellows. As a Fellow, you will:
Learn from local and national experts in media, policy, fundraising, community engagement, and Miami.
Spend 5 weekends (1/28, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30) creating a deep network of allies.
Receive coaching in defining your leadership vision and be matched with a mentor interested your growth.
Execute a capstone project that allows you to share your passion with Miami.

About Live Ninja: LiveNinja is a video chat marketplace where experts, or ninjas, can sell and buy expertise from each other.

Photographs of Miami Foundation Our Miami Official Report Release at Bakehouse Art Complex on 10/15/14

The Miami Foundation Our Miami Official Report Release at Bakehouse Art Complex on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

“The Our Miami Report is a snapshot of our city’s quality of life indicators. It combines secondary research in eight issue areas key to Miami’s vitality, showing our greatest challenges and opportunities. The Miami Foundation, along with experts and advisors, compiles the report every two years to serve as a data-focused picture of Miami’s quality of life, a roadmap to drive community impact initiatives, and ultimately, a collective vision for our future.”

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Creator of GeoStar and Sirius Radio, Martine Rothblatt to speak at the Church of Perpetual Life 11/2/14

Creator of GeoStar and Sirius Radio, Martine Rothblatt to speak at the Church of Perpetual Life
Sunday, 11/02/2014 – 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Church-of-Perpetual-Life-smaller-logoChurch of Perpetual Life
1855 McKinley St.,
Hollywood, Florida 33020
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Cost: FREE

Join the Church of Perpetual Life for a special presentation with Martine Rothblatt. She will be discussing the Terasem Movement which she launched in 2004. It is a transhumanist school of thought movement focused on promoting joy, diversity and the prospect of technological immortality via mind uploading and geoethical nanotechnology.

The presentation begins at 4:00 PM at The Church of Perpetual Life, 1855 McKinley Street, Hollywood, Fl, 33020. The doors will open at 3:00 PM and following the presentation there will be a reception for Ms. Rothblatt. This is a FREE event. Seats are limited. To get more info or to RSVP email:

GMCVB 2014 Annual Meeting Featuring Miami Artists 10/27/14

GMCVB 2014 Annual Meeting Featuring Miami Artists
gmcvbmeeting2 Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
GMCVB Partner: $65
Non-GMCVB Partner & Walk-Up: $75
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Limited Self Parking is available and included with ticket.

For information, please call 305/539-3069 or email

Buffet Lunch/Networking/Business Expo, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Business Meeting, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Join us to kick off the City of Miami Beach Centennial Celebration

Life Is Art presents Live Painting by Miami Artists
From 11:00am to 12:30pm, enjoy live painting by four diverse Miami artists, hosted by the GMCVB and curated by Life Is Art.
Diana Contreras, Dianne Romero, Rei Ramirez, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney

Emerging Technology Business Showcase: “ETBS in Paradise” 10/23/14

Emerging Technology Business Showcase: “ETBS in Paradise”
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 08:00 am – 06:30 pm
etbsThe Chapman Center Room 3210 on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132

The Florida Venture Forum and the Enterprise Development Corporation will serve as hosts to the 17th annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase Oct. 23 in Miami, Fl. At this year’s event, titled “ETBS in Paradise,” entrepreneurs seeking financial support for their businesses and venture capitalists seeking insight on start-up investments, will have the opportunity to learn about networking and educational resources available in the South Florida startup community.

Photographs of Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 on 10/14/14

Life Is Art presents Art/Work Connections Seminar 24: The Affordable Care Act and The Arts Year 2 at the Artisan Lounge on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we covered The Affordable Care Act and The Arts.

Thank you to our Panelists:
Mary Siaz, Insuring Sources, Inc.
Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Health Council of South Florida
Arts & Business Council
Snacks courtesy of KIND Snacks
Coffee tastings by Mad Chiller
About Mary Saiz , Insuring Sources, Inc.
Mary has over 25 years of senior management experience in health insurance and managed care organizations. She has worked for local and national carriers throughout her career and has been at the fore front of the Healthcare Industry and its’ evolution. Her responsibilities and knowledge have been in the areas of operations, product development, compliance, sales and marketing. She has held positions that ranged from Director of Claims to the V.P. of Commercial Marketing & Medicaid Business Development for Medica Health Plans of Florida, Inc. She is currently the President and CEO of Insuring Sources, Inc. a Healthcare Marketing and Consulting Firm in Miami, Fl

About Maura Shiffman, Health Council of South Florida
Maura Shiffman is a Community Health Specialist for the Health Council of South Florida. She received her Master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Policy and Administration from Florida State University and is currently focused on the Health Council’s Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She continues to work with community partners to enhance the overall health and quality of life for the residents of District 11.

About Geronimo Schmidt, Friends With Benefits Insurance & Financial Services
My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help meet my client’s established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.

About Artisan Lounge
The Artisan Lounge was established in 2011 by Christ Fellowship Miami, as a studio space for local artists with 26 naturally lit studio spaces, three exhibiting galleries and two artist lounges that promote a collaborative and creative environment unlike any other Art Studio Space in the city. Open Studio Nights, Gallery Exhibitions, Artist Talks and Workshops throughout the year bring a unique mix of artists and art lovers alike. The Artisan Lounge provides opportunities for residents, artists and visitors, to create, build and strengthen relationships with the Miami Art community.

About the Art/Work Connections Program
The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more.

About Life Is Art, Inc.
Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

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The 2014 Our Miami Report official release 10/15/14

The 2014 Our Miami Report official release
Our-Miami-general-invitationWednesday, October 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St
Miami, Florida 33127
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The 2014 Report draws on connections between Miami’s quality of life indicators, uncovering powerful conclusions about our city. See what we learned and how you can help address Miami’s most pressing issues.


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