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SEPTEMBER 2021
 
 
Welcome to our GMCVB Multicultural Tourism and Development e-newsletter! This newsletter consists of GMCVB collaborations, business relief efforts and resources available on a local and national level. In addition, it contains past department activities and upcoming in-person and virtual events in Greater Miami and Miami Beach. 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
 
What's New
 
 
Miami Spice Restaurant Months and Miami Hotel Months Continue
 
Tease your senses and enjoy the best hotel accommodations and dining that Miami has to offer! Miami Spice Restaurant Months runs through September 30. Participating restaurants are offering $28 brunch, lunch and $43 dinner menus. And why not plan a staycation? You deserve one! Miami Hotel Months also continues with participating hotels offering special discounts such as discounted stays, resort credits, complimentary meals and more, through end of September. All of these program details and offers can be found here. If you represent a restaurant, hotel or spa, and would like more information on how to participate in the Miami Temptations programs, please send us an email.
 
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month - Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
 
What does Miami have in common with Hispanic Heritage Month? Miami has the largest melting pot of Hispanics in the country, totally influencing its culture and its Latin vibe throughout almost all of Miami’s intricate neighborhoods and streets! Experience the lively and vivacious cultures of more than 20 Hispanic and Latin countries from Spain, the Caribbean, Central and South America. There’s something for everyone!
 
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The 15th Annual Best of the Best Music Fest Returns to Miami
 
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau invites everyone to attend the Best of the Best Music Fest as it celebrates its 15th Annual concert on Sunday, October 10th at Miami’s Bayfront Park. One of South Florida’s highly anticipated and highly attended Caribbean stage shows, this festival hosts Dancehall, and Reggae artists, including Koffee, Spice, Lady G, Tanya Stephens and more. The GMCVB is a proud sponsor of this annual heritage festival that continues to be a rich cultural backdrop of the cultural diversity Miami has to offer to positively highlight the Caribbean music influences that are uniquely Found in Miami. For tickets and general information, please visit the Best of the Best Concert.
 
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GMCVB Welcomes David Whitaker
 
The GMCVB Family proudly welcomes David Whitaker as President & CEO.  We are excited to have him back where he was once part of the GMCVB team from 1990-2007, most recently serving as CMO and Executive Vice President. Prior to rejoining the GMCVB, her served as President & CEO of Choose Chicago and Tourism Toronto and served five years with the United Way of Miami-Dade.  His experience and leadership in attracting major convention groups, special events and international group and leisure business will serve Greater miami and Miami Beach in our tourism and meetings convention efforts.  Please join us in welcoming David back home!
 
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Miami Bayside Foundation Hosts 2nd Spanish Small Business Entrepreneurial Training
 
After a successful launch of their Spanish Small Business Training over the summer, the Miami Bayside Foundation is hosting their second training program in Spanish beginning on September 14th  and running through October 6th.  The businesses enrolled in the program will receive training in topics such as Digital Marketing, Accounting & Financial Projections, Legal and Small Business Certification all taught by industry experts. The Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) Small Business training is supported by various partners including the GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism & Development Department.
 
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Nuestro Fest - Live from Miami!
 
Atlantino and Brilla Media will produce Nuestro Fest, a National Hispanic Heritage Month-themed virtual festival that will be hosted live from Miami October 2nd from 8-10pm EST, on national broadcast TV and through various streamers and online platforms.  The two-hour broadcast and live stream experience will feature a jam-packed line-up of iconic and emerging Latin music artists, celebrity co-hosts, a fashion show, mixology segments, fashion, Latino culinary recipes, and other creative surprises. Click here for full details of Nuestro Fest.
 
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The 37th Annual Miami Carnival Set to Restart on Columbus Day Weekend
 
The Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOCHC) and the South Florida Carnival Bandleaders Association have announced that they will host the 37th annual Miami Carnival cultural festival on Columbus Day weekend, October 10th. After working with county medical and park department officials in Miami-Dade and Broward County, the producers of the Miami Carnival have been given the green light to advance planning for the 2021 Miami Carnival celebrations. With guest safety as the highest priority, the Miami Broward Carnival One Host Committee (MBOCHC) will promote and implement an event plan of reduced capacity in adherence with recommended CDC COVID guidelines. For more information visit the Miami Carnival website.
 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Art of Black Miami Podcast
 
As part of a continuation of year-round programming that showcases the diversity of visual arts celebrating the black diaspora, Art of Black Miami podcast series continues to highlight Miami-based artists. The monthly podcast which began April 2021 introduces one artist each month as they share their experiences and artistic expression influenced by Miami’s cultural landscape.  The new summer series will culminate on September 20th with renowned artist Robert McKnight however the podcast will be a mainstay as part of our annual summer programming. The Art of Black Miami Podcast features a varied selection of emerging and experienced artists who make Miami an exciting place to live and visit.  For more information about Art of Black Miami and the Podcast Series visit Art of Black Miami
 
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RELIEF GRANTS, LOANS AND RESOURCES
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
LaborMiami.org Launches
 
Miami-Dade County and City of Miami are working with The Miami Foundation to provide local residents and small businesses access to career development and business resources via a newly launched LaborMiami.org portal. This robust resource will serve as a career development resource providing students, job seekers, entrepreneurs and employers with free access to the tools, training and information they need to build successful careers.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
16th Annual Viva Miami Hispanic Heritage Business Expo Kick Off
 
Join the SFLHCC in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as they kick off the 16th Annual Viva Miami Hispanic Heritage Business Expo.  Experience Hispanic culture, art and music along with complimentary drinks and appetizers.  Thursday, September 16th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Casa Tiki. Read more at SFLHCC.
 
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
Free Small Business Training Opportunity Now Available 
 
Miami Bayside Foundation Small Business Training is now accepting applications for the Fall Small Business Training.  This free training is open to entrepreneurs seeking to take their small businesses to the next level. Small Business owners interested in applying must be an active business in operation for a minimum of six months, at least 51% minority-owned, and located in Miami-Dade County. To learn more about this opportunity email Petra Brennan, Director of Tourism Business Enhancement at Petra@GMCVB.com.
 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Hospitality Industry & Education
 
MBVCA Tourism Advancement Program
 
The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is accepting grant applications for special events, activities and festivals which will stimulate tourism for Miami Beach between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022. Grant opportunities are available in various categories including: Development Opportunities, Major One Time Special Event, and Tourism Partnerships. Click here for more information.
 
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MEDIA & MARKETING
 
 
Media & Marketing
 
Registration Open for Miami Entertainment Months

With no shortage of things to do and see across Greater Miami and Miami Beach, Miami Entertainment Months showcases the entertainment scene that locals already love, and visitors can’t wait to explore. Participation is FREE for GMCVB partners, enrollment required by September 17th. Interested partners can register via the partner extranet or contact us here.

 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
Calle Ocho
 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the Heart of Calle Ocho!

Join Calle Ocho News on October 1 for their Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Event - Celebrating Milestones! Calle Ocho has a lot of history and it is what it is today because of the people behind it, so why not be a part of “History in the making”. We choose to celebrate this yearly event during Hispanic Heritage month to honor our culture and the thriving nature of our ancestors at a time when it matters more than ever. Register here to celebrate community milestones made possible by local artists and business owners.

 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Conventions, Leisure & Travel
 
Association of Black Travel Professionals FAM Group
 
The GMCVB Travel Industry Sales team is hosting a group of ten Association of Black Travel Professionals (ABTP) travel advisors for Greater Miami hotel site tours and experiences September 14-16. All participating travel advisors are graduates of the Greater Miami & Miami Beach Travel Specialist Program. The ABTP was created in 2020 to enhance the Business Development of travel professionals of color and to be the premiere organization providing industry certification, education, advocacy and networking opportunities to the Black travel professional community.
 
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Miami Shines Safely
 
The GMCVB is showcasing its Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge with amazing Partners working to make visiting Miami a safe and enjoyable experience, along with testimonials from their guests. Click here to view this week's feature. Thanks to the careful measures undertaken by our Partners and the strict following of sanitation and health guidelines, the destination remains open to visitors from across our state and beyond. The commitment to the safety of all visitors by the GMCVB and its Partners is further outlined in the Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge. Enjoy Miami, safely. Click here for more information.
 
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THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
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Herlinda Lombardi
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Multicultural Tourism and Development
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Petra Brennan
Director,
Tourism Business Enhancement
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