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Multicultural Miami
 
november 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
 
 
Miami-Dade Farmers Month: Celebrating Miami's Countryside
 
Less than an hour south of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s urban core, there’s another side of the destination: South Dade, Miami’s countryside. Stretching from Pinecrest all the way to the Redland, Homestead, Florida City and the edge of the Everglades, this rural enclave is the heart of Miami’s farming community.  South Dade’s farmers have made an indelible impact on the destination as both an economic engine and as a resource for its MICHELIN-recognized dining scene. To honor their contributions, the GMCVB is excited to debut the inaugural Miami-Dade Farmers Month, which will run from November 1-30. 
 
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Miami Entertainment Months
 
There is something for everybody in Greater Miami. 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. Through November, browse through deals and events like concerts, theater shows, sporting events, performances at art centers and much more during Miami Entertainment Months.
 
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Native American Heritage Month
 
The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month.  This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the US to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways/concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. Federal Agencies are encouraged to provide educational programs for their employees regarding Native American history, rights, culture and contemporary issues, to better assist them in their jobs and for overall awareness. Click below to learn how Miami Celebrates Native American Heritage and the history of the Miccosukee Tribe.
 
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GMCVB Annual Meeting
 
If you were unable to join us in person for the 2022 GMCVB Annual meeting, you can watch the general meeting portion of the event by clicking the link below. Our President & CEO, David Whitaker, and our Chairman of the Board, Bruce Orosz, shared highlights from the past year and our vision for the future at the October 11 meeting held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
 
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GMCVB Coffee & Conversation Featuring: Miami Arts, Culture & Heritage Months

Miami Arts, Culture & Heritage Months will be a celebration running December – January highlighting all of the incredible experiences happening throughout our community. On November 16, John Copeland, Director of Arts & Culture Tourism and Petra Brennan, Director of Tourism Business Enhancement will share updates, news and information about Miami Art Week 2022 and how the GMCVB is encouraging visitors and residents alike to explore all that Greater Miami and Miami Beach has to offer.

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Save the Date: Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala

On December 3, join the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Gala as they recognize individuals who have contributed to Miami-Dade County and the South Florida Community.  For over 48 years, the Chamber has met the needs of the black business community by connecting local businesses to opportunities and providing technical resources.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 
 
Business Development
 
Miami-Dade Business Navigator Info Session
 
If your business is located in Miami-Dade County and is majority-owned by a woman, veteran or socially and economically disadvantaged individual, make sure to log on to this info session. The Miami-Dade Business Navigator (MDBN) program is an exciting new local initiative funded, in part, through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The program brings together seven local groups working to expand their reach and support small and micro-businesses like yours. Register today and learn how you can access one-on-one consulting, training, business information and resources from your Business Navigators. Held on November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
Miami Art Week Showcases Arts Culture and Diversity With Art of Black Miami 
 
This year’s Art of Black Miami events will be activated and rolled out through curated art initiatives organized by art organizations, galleries, and spaces in neighborhoods including Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Opa Locka, North Miami, The Airport Area, Design District, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and South Dade. The 2022 Art of Black Miami exhibitions and events will offer a unique appeal and cultural aesthetic represented in exhibitions, fairs, performances, artist talks, films, popup events, and a mural unveiling. Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, celebrating the black diaspora.
 
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RESOURCES, RELIEF GRANTS & LOANS
 
 
Relief Grants, Loans and Resources
 
Miami-Dade Beacon Council 2022 Annual Meeting
 
This year marks The Beacon Council’s 37th year as Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership. The 2022 Annual Meeting and accompanying Annual Report serve to highlight the incredible impact that The Beacon Council’s recruitment and engagement efforts have had over the past year – and what that means to Miami-Dade County in the long-term as they work to market, grow, and shape this community’s economic future. RSVP here for the November 17 event.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
MOCA
 
Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival
 
On November 12, meet us at the intersection of Culture & Commerce for the 5th Annual Uptown Avenue 7 Arts & Culture Festival.  A free community festival brought to you by Commissioner Jean Monestime, the 7th Ave CRA, Miami-Dade Public Library System and MUCE 305. Experience a one-of-a-kind cultural explosion that is fun for the whole family with headline performances to be announced.
 
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CONVENTIONS, LEISURE & TRAVEL
 
 
Black Travel Summit
 
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Annual Convention
 
Connie Kinnard, Senior Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development and Joe McCray, GMCVB Convention Sales Manager will be attending the 39th Annual Convention of National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals November 16-19 in Jacksonville, FL.  The NCBMP is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American Meeting Planners.
 
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
 
 
North Beach Bandshell Sunset
 
CultureFest 305: Celebrating What Makes Miami, Miami

Immerse yourself in the magic of our city at HistoryMiami Museum’s sixth annual CultureFest305.  Connect with your community during this jam-packed afternoon on November 12 and explore the sights, sounds, and flavors of Miami with performances, demonstrations, and activities for all ages.

 
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 
 
Graylyn Swilley Woods
 
The GMCVB Names New Director of Black Hospitality Initiative
 
The GMCVB has appointed Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Ph.D., as the new Director of the Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI). In her position, she will be responsible for leading BHI’s mission of advancing opportunities and increasing workforce participation for African Americans and Black people of African descent in Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s visitor industry through scholarships, talent development and job referral programs.  Dr. Swilley-Woods has more than 25 years of experience in community engagement, economic development, hospitality and higher education.  The Black Hospitality Initiative has evolved and will now be a component of the overall Multicultural Tourism & Development Department. 
 
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Make today a museum day! Celebrate Miami Entertainment Months with a trip to one of Downtown #Miami's most prominent cultural destinations, the @PAMM. Get BOGO admission at the #LinkInBio. 📸: @vanessapiccs

Miami Farmers Month

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Discover #Miami’s countryside during Miami-Dade Farmer’s Month! Check out a different side of #MiamiAndMiamiBeach in South Dade, the heart of Miami’s farming community. Learn more at the #LinkInBio

 
 
THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
Senior Vice President,
Multicultural & Tourism Development
305/539-3123
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Graylyn Swilley Woods
Director,
Black Hospitality Initiative
305/539-3088
E-mail
 
 
Ella Pedre
Coordinator,
Multicultural Tourism & Development
305/539-3097
E-mail
 
 
Petra Brennan
Director,
Tourism Business Enhancement
305/539-3126
E-mail
 
 
Herlinda Lombardi
Program Manager,
Multicultural Tourism and Development
305/539-3128
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