Gilt Groupe founder seeks to inspire innovation

Living in New York and working for luxury brands, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson loved to shop sample sales with her friend, Alexis Maybank, where they could nab amazing designer steals at 80 percent off retail. Wouldn’t it be nice, they thought, if friends in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami could have access to such […]

HCA facilities lead top hospital list in South Florida

Five hospitals in the HCA chain are among 11 in South Florida that received top scores from the Joint Commission, the nonprofit group that accredits the nation’s hospitals. The Memorial Healthcare System in South Broward had three on the list. Baptist Health South Florida had two in a report scheduled to be released Wednesday. The […]

ISP launches broadband internet, business voip, dsl, cable and wireless services in West Miami

West Miami Metro Ethernet—streams your data through the air! Don’t permit your knowledge get caught in the traffic jam of conventional arduous-wired data networks. you can now move your web data and voice communications throughout the air conveniently and confidence. using mounted-wireless antenna stations during the Miami seashore area, Sling Broadband supplies broadband web service […]

ISP launches broadband internet, business voip, dsl, cable and wireless services Coral Gables

Coral Gables Metro Ethernet, Why walk when you can fly! Just as an plane flies over a crowded freeway, Sling Broadband’s award-profitable Metro Ethernet community keep away froms the “site visitors jams” of hard-stressed out communitys to flow knowledge, voice and internet services to shoppers through the air at warp-velocity with outstanding simplicity and reliability.Sling […]

Entrepreneur aims to restore Windjammer, Chalk’s and other Florida travel relics

Charles Kropke is on a quest to bring back paradise lost. Longing for the era of swashbuckling ships and island-hopping seaplanes, the 48-year-old entrepreneur has set his sights on bringing new life to the former Miami Beach-based Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, the iconic Chalk’s Ocean Airways and the historic, shuttered Belleview Biltmore Hotel on the Gulf […]

Downtown Miami post office gets new lease on life

Over its approximately 100-year history, downtown Miami’s post office building has been home to a federal courthouse, the Miami Weather Bureau and most recently, an Office Depot. After standing empty for at least a half-dozen years, the circa-1912 building is about to get a new tenant befitting of its stature on the U.S. National Register […]

Small businesses in South Florida provide a destination for shopping

South Florida is home to a variety of small businesses, many that offer products and services you can’t find anywhere else. Some establishments attract shoppers from across the tri-county area and beyond for their unique offerings or a surge in demand for their products. South Florida residents have been flocking to Naples for day trips […]

Return of the bidding war for South Florida homes

When John and Edna Deluccia went house hunting to upgrade from their Fort Lauderdale condo, they experienced the new frenzy in the South Florida home market. “One unit I bid on, a bank foreclosure, went for $480,600 — $94,000 over the asking price,” said John Deluccia, a 39-year-old insurance agent with SWBC. “I bid $10,000 […]

MasTec’s ‘Undercover Boss’ confirms lessons in leadership

The scene at The Stage Miami on the evening of May 11 felt more like a family gathering than a night out at a hot club in Miami’s trendy Design District. The Stage, ( a locally owned nightclub that fuses art, film and music by some of South Florida’s best talent, was the ideal venue […]

Hispanic-owned marketing agencies grow in size, scope

Alma is a Hispanic advertising agency in Miami helping Americans see Latin culture in a new light. Consider an English-language TV commercial called Disfruta that Alma produced for McDonald’s to promote the restaurant chain’s fruit smoothie beverages: The 30-second spot shows a crowd of young Latinos and Latinas throwing paint-filled balloons at each other in […]

While others struggle, 1st United Bank of Boca Raton thrives

While many Florida banks have struggled or failed, Boca Raton-based 1st United Bank is thriving. It’s buying other state banks, has plenty of capital and is known for strong, experienced management. Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, 1st United has raised money twice on Wall Street and bought four small Florida banks, including Anderen […]

Miami event helps small firms start free websites

Hundreds of small business owners showed up Tuesday for the first of two days of free workshops and tutorials at the Florida Get Your Business Online event organized by search engine Google in Miami. The goal: to help entrepreneurs set up a site; teach them how to grow their business online and show them how […]

Miami Beach board game company expanding, adding new items

Inside a sunny, living room-like office near Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road, Eric Poses lays out his board game Loaded Questions and pulls out a card: “What would you do if you wanted to annoy someone?” Poses, the founder and president of the game company All Things Equal, happily explains how the game works — the […]

Bacardi Ltd names Edward Shirley as new CEO

Bacardi Limited on Friday named the former vice chairman of Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty & Grooming division as the new president and chief executive of the global liquor business. Edward Shirley, 55, who retired from P&G last July, will start his job on Monday based at Bacardi headquarters in Bermuda. Shirley replaces Seamus McBride, […]

Four years later, South Florida’s worst recession only hints at a real recovery

About 3 years ago in the depths of the recession, contractor George Cuesta was once hoping to land a small resort renovation process in South seaside. He didn’t get it, however no one else did either. The gutted construction sat idle off twenty second side road when the investment fell aside, as pigeons nested at […]