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may 2022
 
 
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
 
 
The GMCVB's Miami Attraction & Museum Months
 
The GMCVB makes adventure, history and culture more accessible than ever with Miami Attraction & Museum Months. The two-month long program invites visitors and those vacationing in their backyard to explore the destination’s hot spots and hidden gems, offering special discounts, events and BOGO deals through May 31. There are over 35 participating partners. Click here for a complete list of offerings and program details and learn more about our many Miami Temptations.
 
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Best of the Best Music Fest
 
On May 29, South Florida's premiere Caribbean music fest returns to Bayfront Park overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay.  Best of the Best International Music Festival is an event/concert like no other. It is a 10-hour long cultured experience with the best lineup of pop, R&B, soca, reggae, hip-hop and Caribbean music.  It's one of the largest international music festivals in North America today, with a history of attendance averaging 25k to 30k people and still growing. Now in its 16th year, Best of the Best has been built to legendary status by bringing crowds to their feet with classic artist performances!
 
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Celebrate Diverse Heritages in May
 
Fresh off the heels of Diversity Awareness Month, is May which celebrates multiple heritages! This month, explore and celebrate Haitian Heritage, Jewish American Heritage and Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by visiting our Multicultural Miami page to learn more about our mosaic of cultures manifested through art, music, food and unique experiences. By celebrating diversity, the goal is that people will get a deeper understanding of each other and well is be more engaged in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Explore our heritage communities at Multicultural Miami.
 
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Tee Up for the H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament
 
The GMCVB hosts their 29th Annual H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament, benefiting the Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI), this Friday, May 6 at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Focused on advancing economic participation for Black Americans in Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s hospitality industry, the BHI has awarded more than 450 scholarships and raised over $3.5 million in scholarship funds since its launch in 1991. 
 
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The GMCVB Seeks Director for the BHI
 

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking a dynamic qualified Director with demonstrated leadership to oversee the Black Hospitality Initiative.  Please see GMCVB Employment Opportunities for additional details.

 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Art of Black Miami Podcast
 
The GMCVB officially launched the second-annual Art of Black Miami Podcast Series highlighting and introducing the stories of local artists whose style of work is represented or influenced by South Florida’s diverse landscape. The new season features 15-minute conversational-style interviews with Addonis Parker, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Cornelius Tulloch, and other Black, Latin, and LGBTQ+ artists who contribute to the rich culture of Miami and Miami Beach.  Art of Black Miami Podcast Series II kicked off last month featuring Addonis Parker.  Tune in monthly as we introduce and highlight Miami-based artists sharing their experiences and artistic expression influenced by Miami’s cultural landscape.  The podcast is available to stream for free on the GMCVB website (ArtofBlackMiami.com), Podbean, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
 
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RELIEF GRANTS, LOANS AND RESOURCES
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
$100 Million Goal to Advance Tech Equity is Within Reach
 
The Miami Foundation stood alongside the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, aīre ventures, and JPMorgan Chase to launch Tech Equity Miami – a transformative initiative to deploy $100 million in philanthropic funding over five years to advance equity in Miami through tech.  With the recent acceleration of the tech sector in Miami, the initiative's aim is to focus on expanding opportunities for underrepresented groups to build a robust, thriving, and inclusive tech ecosystem for all Miamians. Click here to learn more.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
Calle Ocho
 
Haitian Heritage Cultural Month: Passport to Discover the Beauty of Haiti
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime is inviting the community to experience the magic of Haitian culture, art, music and food by participating in the annual celebration of Haitian Heritage Cultural Month during the month of May. Highlights of this year’s celebrations include Commissioner Monestime’s Haitian Heritage Cultural Month opening reception, Taste of Haiti, Sounds of Little Hait and much more. Locations, dates and times of all events are listed in the 2022 Haitian Heritage Cultural Month Calendar, which is available online it 2022 Haitian Heritage Cultural Month Calendar.
 
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
Small Business Week
 
Join Miami-Dade County’s Small Business Development Division (SBD) to celebrate Small Business Week from May 2-6.  The SBD Division will join many national and local organizations to celebrate the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Learn best practices, contracts, SBE Certification and much more.  To register click here, under the Outreach Section, click on the “events” tab and select the event and date you’d like to attend. 
 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Hospitality Industry & Education
 
GMCVB 2022 State of the Tourism and Travel Industry Presentation
 
Join us May 12 for our Annual State of the Tourism & Hospitality Industry at The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Miami Beach from 3-5 pm.  The Business Meeting will be followed by a networking reception, business expo, refreshments, entertainment and the chance to win valuable prizes!
 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
North Beach Bandshell Sunset
 
GroundUP Music Festival

The 5th Annual GroundUP Music Festival takes place May 6-8 at the North Beach Bandshell on Miami Beach. The festival features dozens of performers celebrating music with intimate masterclasses and expert workshops. Four-time Grammy-winners Snarky Puppy, acclaimed by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the most versatile bands on the planet,” performs daily. For tickets, click here.

 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Conventions, Leisure & Travel
 
Greater Miami Festivals & Events 9th Annual Conference and Exhibition 
 
Gather your team on June 2 and register for GAME ON!  The GMFEA’s 9th Annual Conference and Exhibition at Jungle Island.  Their keynote speaker, Lee Schrager from the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and the event industry panel will teach you how to play like a champion and create winning events! The conference will include a vendor showcase with leading event industry products and services to help you develop top-rated experiences for your attendees. You cannot miss the entertainment showcases full of all-star talent and performances. Plus enjoy breakfast and lunch – all included in this winning day!
 
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THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
305/539-3123
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Herlinda Lombardi
Coordinator,
Multicultural Tourism and Development
305/539-3128
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Petra Brennan
Director,
Tourism Business Enhancement
305/539-3126
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