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Written by on November 30, 2000


Miami is a weekly feature of Miami Today, keeping readers ahead

of the news. Here are highlights from the most current edition.


Enterprise Florida is sponsoring a Team Florida trade mission to South Africa

from Feb. 11-17. The last day for registration is Dec. 14. The goal, say organizers,

is to increase Florida exports to the region, which totaled more than $140 million

in 1999. Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan will lead the mission, said Bryant Salter, director

of Enterprise Florida’s African trade expansion program. He said South Africa

is already one of Florida’s top 50 trade partners. "Its market of 43 million

people, solid infrastructure and pro-business environment," he said, "make

it the perfect launch point for our long-term trade expansion program." Details:

(305) 569-2660.

PR BOOM: The Beacon Council, Miami Dade County’s economic

development partnership, is issuing a request for proposals for a public relations

firm to handle its Miami-Dade image campaign. Under the banner BOOM 2001 —

for Business Opportunities of Miami — the marketing thrust will be funded

with public and private funds. The three-year campaign will cost $1 million a

year and is divided in two parts. Turkel Schwartz & Partners will be in charge

of advertising. Details: (305) 579-1338.


US Congressional staffers were scheduled to speak about sales of food to Cuba

from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Miami Beach Convention Center. Topics were to

include the potential for trade and the challenges of getting products transported

and delivered to Cuban consumers. The World Trade Center Miami organized the session

as part of a trade show.

E-TALK: The Miami Internet Alliance is holding a seminar,

"Public Private Partnership on the Future of E-commerce in Florida"

from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today (11/30) in the JW Marriott Hotel, 1111 Brickell Ave.

Details: (305) 358-0180.

MEXICO ROUNDTABLE: Miami’s growing ties with Mexico

are the focus of Miami Today’s International Roundtable breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Dec. 7 in Union Planters Bank, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Speakers

include M. Carricarte, president of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Inter-American

Chapter, and Jerry Haar, chairman of the North American Committee of the Greater

Miami Chamber of Commerce and a senior research associate at the North-South Center

of the University of Miami. The session is co-sponsored by Union Planters. Reservations

requested. Details: Jody Bray, (305) 358-2663.


The Beacon Council is still encouraging area Internet businesses to complete its

Miami-Dade Internet Economic Development Survey posted at The

results of the poll could be available by mid-January 2001, officials say. The

outcome "will help market this community to other areas of this country and

the world," said John Cordrey, senior vice president of research. The survey

seeks to know what services each e-company provides, its geographical market focus

and language, among other data. Details: (305) 579-1300.

RELIEF DEADLINE: The US Small Business Administration

announced a Dec. 3 deadline for applications to its Disaster Assistance Program

to help with recovery from the effects of October’s severe storms and flooding.

Details: Federal Emergency Management Agency, (800) 462-9029.

WAREHOUSE SALE: Warehouse Realty Inc. bought a 35,229-square-foot

warehouse at 149 W 21st St., Hialeah, from Sam Drayman, Jerry Drayman and Harriet

Kirschner for $500,000. Hollywood attorney R. Joel Weiss represented the buyer

and Jorge Vigl of Rasco Reininger & Perez represented the seller in the transaction.

Dave Sokol, executive vice president of The Keyes Co., was sole broker. Mr. Sokol

said the property sold for $875,000 in 1986 and for $525,000 in 1981.

ARIES SIGN: Aries International leased 25,000 square

feet of warehouse space at 7970 NW 14th St. Carlos M. Xiques of Alliance Commercial

represented the lessee in the transaction. Vivian Sanchez of Kennedy-Wilson represented

the landlord, MICC Venture.

TRIWAY LEASE: Triway Logistics leased a 16,141-square-foot

warehouse and office building at 9280 NW 12th St. from Airport Lakes Industrial

Center. Reshma Parvani of US Commercial Realty Group represented the tenant in

the transaction.


Jaramillo Gutierrez & Associates bought a 2.78-acre industrial site at Southwest

142nd Street and 142nd Avenue, next to Kendall-Tamiami Airport, for $362,600.

John R. Steinbauer and James J. Steinbauer of Steinbauer Associates marketed and

sold the property for the seller, Crown Properties Ltd.


St. Thomas University has named Sarah Shumate vice president for student services.

Dr. Shumate had been vice president for student affairs at Central Washington

University in Ellensburg, WA, and before that held posts at Kent State University.

Born and raised in Hudson, OH, Dr. received her Ph.D. at Kent State but has also

studied at the University of Graz in Austria and Oxford University in England.

FLU ON HOLD: The Miami-Dade County Health Department

and Miami-Dade Community College announced Monday the cancellation and rescheduling

to a date to be announced of flu shots listed in the Health section of our Nov.

23 calendar due to "a shortage of vaccine."

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