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FLORIDA’S TOP 100 EVENTS
Dance, Music &                                                          at 15 venues throughout the city. Sean Perry and Rick Wheeler are
                                                                        the founders and directors of the fest, produced by aXis Productions
                                                                                                                                                    artists from all over the country to perform at Jacksonville Beach’s
                                                                                                                                                    oceanfront Sea Walk Pavilion. Other events at the fest include a 5K
Theater Events                                                          & Events. The music returns to Orlando from May 14 to 17.
                                                                        INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL OF MIAMI In its 13th sea-
                                                                                                                                                    run, a surfing contest, and a bike ride for cancer research.
                                                                                                                                                    SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL City Theater presented its 13th
BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC CONFERENCE & AWARDS The                           son, the festival has become a major international ballet event, fea-       annual theater program to thousands of viewers at two south
most prestigious Latin music conference to date, the 19th annual        turing nearly 120 dancers representing more than 25 dance compa-            Florida performing arts centers, the Adrienne Arsht Center and the
event brought more than 1,000 music industry professionals to the       nies from around the world.Workshops,dance film showcases,ballet            Broward Center.The theater creatively divided the program’s works
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood April 6 to 10 to         master classes, and the presentation of 94-year-old Frederic Franklin       into age-appropriate formats: “Shorts 4 Kids,” “Undershorts” (for
honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers.                   with a lifetime achievement award were among this past year’s high-         adults only), and “Signature Shorts” (consisting of 16 plays divided
Determined by sales and radio airplay data gathered for Billboard’s     lights. The festival is the creation of Pedro Pablo Peña, founder of the    into two programs). The 2009 theater program will take place
weekly charts, the awards were sponsored by Heineken. Peripheral        Miami Hispanic Ballet, and will take place August 28 to September 6.        throughout May and June at both venues.
events included educational seminars, nightly networking parties,       LANGERADO MUSIC FESTIVAL In its sixth year, the jam-                        SUNFEST Founded in 1982, this waterfront music and art festival
and the Billboard Bash—a preshow event featuring performances           band-based music festival relocated from Sunrise’s Markham Park             brings more than 300,000 people to West Palm Beach annually. Top
by the finalists—at Spirits nightclub the night before the awards.      to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation, in the heart of the Florida          names such as Santana, Ludacris, Sheryl Crow, and Kool & the Gang
The 2009 event, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, is scheduled for     Everglades. The four-day festival attracted more 25,000 revelers in         have performed.Produced by Sunfest of Palm Beach County Inc.and a
April 19 to 23 at the Eden Roc resort in Miami.                         2008 with bands like R.E.M and 311. Produced by co-founders                 structured board of directors and members (including Jimmy Buffett
CLEARWATER JAZZ HOLIDAY What started as a 10-day series                 Ethan Schwartz and Mark Brown, Langerado moves yet again for                as an honorary member), the 2009 concert is set for April 29 to May 3.
of jazz concerts held on the back of a flatbed truck has evolved        2009 to downtown Miami’s Bicentennial Park from March 6 to 8,               TAMPA BAY BLUES FESTIVAL Some 45,000 blues fans head to St.
over the past 30 years into an international jazz festival. The free,   with featured acts such as Snoop Dogg and Death Cab for Cutie.              Petersburg’s Vinoy Waterfront Park for the three-day Tampa Bay Blues
four-day event—presented by Mercedes-Benz and Marine Max—               ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Created in                            Festival every year.The 2009 festival—sponsored by Florin/Roebig per-
attracts 60,000 jazz enthusiasts to the Tampa Bay area each year.       1992 by Terry Olson, the festival is now the longest-running Fringe         sonal-injury lawyers—is slated for March 20 to 22,and will feature per-
Jazz ’n’Art Walk (running in conjunction with the festival) debuted     festival outside of Europe, Australia, or Asia. It has evolved from using   formances by Delbert McClinton and Irma Thomas, as well as an offi-
in 2008 and will double its size to include 50 displaying artists in    empty storefronts as venues to using the Orlando Shakespeare                cial after-party at independent event venue Nova 535.
2009. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, the City of               Theater and the Orlando Reparatory Theater. Twenty-five thousand            WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE Going into its 24th year, WMC
Clearwater, and its volunteers coordinate the event, which will cel-    guests and 500 artists attended and participated in 2008. The festi-        is an annual weeklong music conference in March, offering more
ebrate its 30th anniversary October 15 to 18.                           val—whose philosophy is to be 100 percent unjuried, uncensored,             than 500 performances, seminars, and networking parties. Held in
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Held at the Stephen Foster Folk                   accessible, and profitable for the artists—returns May 14 to 25.            more than 30 Miami venues, the 2008 event attracted 2,211 of the
Culture Center State Park in White Springs, the folk fest celebrated    PENSACOLA JAZZ FESTIVAL In spite of some rain, the 25th                     world’s most celebrated artists and DJs like Lady GaGa and Bob
its 55th year in 2008. More than 20,000 attendees enjoyed dance         Annual Pensacola JazzFest—held April 5 to 6, 2008—drew more                 Sinclair, as well as 3,726 industry delegates and more than 62,000
workshops, arts and crafts, banjo and fiddle contests, and of           than 10,000 to downtown’s Seville Square. Butch Thompson's Big              music lovers from 70 countries. The electronic music industry will
course, folk music. Originally started by Ada Holding Miller—pres-      Three, the Shelly Berg Trio, and Jazz Guardians were amongst the            return to Miami from March 24 to 28.
ident of the National Federation of Music Clubs—in 2002, the            nationally known headliners. Produced by the Jazz Society of                ULTRA MUSIC FEST The closing event of the Winter Music
Florida Park Service produces the festival.The 2009 event is sched-     Pensacola, the 2009 event will take place the weekend of April 4.           Conference, Ultra draws more than 40,000 revelers to Bicentennial
uled for May 22 to May 24.                                              SPRINGING THE BLUES FESTIVAL Known as Florida’s largest                     Park to witness more than 200 musicians and DJs perform on 10
FLORIDA MUSIC FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE The music                           free outdoor blues festival, the three-day event draws more than            stages.With sister events in Ibiza, Brazil, New York, and Puerto Rico, the
industry takes over downtown Orlando every spring for this four-        40,000 attendees to the city of Jacksonville Beach. Held annually           event—founded and produced by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes—is
day event consisting of concerts, seminars, music video screenings,     on the first weekend in April, the festival is planned and executed         the largest of its kind in the United States. The 11th annual concert is
and industry parties.The 2008 event featured more than 250 artists      by the Springing the Blues Society, and attracts renowned blues             March 27 and 28 featuring Tiësto, Moby, and the Prodigy.
Trade Shows, Expos &                                                        powerboats,engines,sailboats,electronics,and marine accessories from       dees, an 11 percent increase from 2007, to the Miami Beach

Conventions                                                                 more than 2,200 exhibitors. Based at the Miami Beach Convention
                                                                            Center, with in-water displays at the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center
                                                                                                                                                       Convention Center from March 10 to 13, 2008. Each year the show
                                                                                                                                                       brings together the commercial shipping, cruise, and yachting
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW The Fort                            and Strictly Sail taking place in the Miamarina at Bayside, the five-day   industries under one roof to network and share information such
Lauderdale Boat Show, billed as the largest boat show in the world,         show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association          as new destinations, new products, and traditional port updates.
returned to South Florida October 30 to November 2. With events at six      and is one of the largest consumer boat shows in the world. Events         The show, considered the leading industry event, introduced two
sites in the coastal Fort Lauderdale area, the annual boating event show-   scheduled for the 2009 show February 12 to 16 include the annual block     new elements in 2008: Cruise Shipping Television and Travel
cased an estimated $3 billion of marine transport hardware. An interna-     party, Discover Boating Center, Big Game room, and the new child play      Agent Thursday, a trade education program for agents to attend
tional news and press breakfast and the 11th annual Bremen Brothers         area across the street at the Miami Botanical Gardens.                     the show and gather insider information about the industry’s lat-
Beach Bash at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park were among the events sur-       PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW The 2009 PGA Merchandise Show                         est advancements. The show is produced by CMP Princeton Inc.
rounding the four-day conference.The 2008 event was presented by Ginn       was scheduled to take place in Orlando from January 29 to 31, offer-       and will return to the convention center March 16 to 19.
sur Mer,a luxury community atWest End on Grand Bahama Island.               ing more than 70 educational seminars presented by the PGA of the          SOUTH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW One of the
HD BOUTIQUE A design trade show for the hospitality industry,               Americas and the Association of Golf Merchandisers. Launched in            largest and most prestigious in the country, the South Florida
the HD Boutique expo and conference in Miami attracts everyone              1954 as the first golf trade show of its kind, the three-day show draws    International Auto Show previewed the newest models of cars,
from architects and hoteliers to interior and furniture designers.          more than 45,000 people annually to the Orange County Convention           trucks, and SUVs from November 7 to 16 at the Miami Beach
Presented by Hospitality Design magazine and held at the Miami              Center. The 2008 show covered more than a million square feet of           Convention Center. The 38th annual show featured nearly 1,000 of
Beach Convention Center, companies and hotel suppliers showcase             floor space with 1,200 companies represented and nearly 45,000 PGA         the newest models from more than 40 manufacturers—from luxu-
their latest products and the newest design trends during the               professionals and leading industry experts in attendance.                  rious and exotic to concept and everyday vehicles—from all over the
three-day show, which hosted more than 700 manufacturers, sup-              Throughout the show attendees may also test-drive the newest               world in more than one million square feet of exhibit space. For the
pliers, and artisans in 2008. The expo returns to south Florida             products on demo day, attend the award banquet honoring the best           first time, attendees were also given the chance to test-drive gener-
September 14 and 15.                                                        in the PGA America ranks, and more.                                        al motors’and Hyundai’s 2009 cars at ride and drive events held dur-
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW AND STRICTLY SAIL                             SEATRADE CRUISE SHIPPING CONVENTION The 24th                               ing the show. Clifford S. Ray is the event show coordinator; the show
This annual event brings together thousands of the year’s newest            annual global exhibition and conference drew nearly 11,000 atten-          is organized by the South Florida Auto-Truck Sealers Association.


Film & Media Events                                                         the Dorset rooftop at the Catalina Hotel, Score nightclub, Vino
                                                                            Wine Bar, and the Maxine hotel. The festival wrapped up after
                                                                                                                                                       2008—over the same number of days as in years past. Screenings,
                                                                                                                                                       including 10 world premieres, were held nightly at the Gusman
INTERNATIONAL CLIO AWARDS The 49th annual                                   showing a record 97 shorts, documentaries, and feature films,              Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. The festival—
International Clio Awards and Festival took place May 14 and 15,            with a closing-night gala at the Miami Art Space in the                    which attracts big-name actors and directors like David
headquartered at the Gansevoort South Hotel on South Beach.                 Wynwood arts district. The Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film              Schwimmer, Helen Hunt, and Demi Moore—returns March 6 to 15.
The ceremony, co-produced by Neil Vogel and Rodger Berman, is               Festival held its inaugural event May 1 to 4 in conjunction with           SUNSHINE STATE AWARDS CEREMONY The 14th annual
the most recognized global award competition for the advertis-              the established Miami fest. The 11th annual event returns to               Sunshine State Awards took place on May 31, 2008, at the Sheraton
ing, design, interactive, print, radio, and television industries. The      Miami from April 23 to May 3.                                              Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel. The awards, given in 67 categories,
show moves to Las Vegas for its 50th anniversary May 12 to 14.              MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Close to 70,000                          were presented by the South Florida chapter of the Society of
MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL Presented by                              people—along with 300 filmmakers, producers, and industry rep-             Professional Journalists, are bestowed on journalists across the
HBO, the 10-day 2008 international film festival began April 25             resentatives from around the world—attended the 25th annual                state for excellence in categories such as feature writing, investiga-
with the official opening-night “Christmas in April”-themed                 festival February 28 to March 9, 2008. The event experienced a 300         tive reporting, and non-deadline sports journalism. The Miami
gala at Jungle Island. Following the film screenings each night,            percent increase in film submissions since 2007, resulting in a 20         Herald took home top honors, with 10 first-place wins, followed by
after-parties were held at various South Beach venues, including            percent increase in the number of screenings—totaling 166 in               The Tampa Tribune. The 2009 ceremony is scheduled for late May.
FLORIDA’S TOP 100 EVENTS
Arts & Cultural Events                                                      CHASCO FIESTA Ranked as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s
                                                                            top 20 events for five consecutive years, the Chasco Fiesta is centered
                                                                                                                                                      from February 9 to March 9, the festival—produced by Bobby
                                                                                                                                                      Rodriguez Productions—gives patrons a taste of the 16th century
ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH A four-day art fair, Art Basel Miami                  on the legend of Queen Chasco and her consort, Pithla. Celebrating        with Renaissance-era arts, crafts, and food vendors, as well as
Beach combines millions of dollars of contemporary art with mil-            Florida’s Native American heritage in New Port Richey’s Sims Park,        knights in full armor jousting and sword fighting. The 2009 event
lion-dollar parties and thousands of international visitors, making         this 11-day event includes a street carnival, antique show, golf and      is scheduled for February 11 to March 8.
it one of the biggest annual events in Miami. A spin-off of the main        softball tournaments, and parades benefiting more than 30 non-            GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL This three-day juried art
fair in Basel, Switzerland, the event takes place every December at         profit groups. The 2009 festival is scheduled for March 19 to 29.         show in Pensacola’s historic Seville Square receives more than 600
the Miami Beach Convention Center and multiple venues across                COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL The festival, held every                      applications annually for the approximately 200 artist spots avail-
the city. The 2008 festival was held December 4 to 7 and attracted          February, attracts more than 150,000 patrons to check out the             able. The event offers nearly $25,000 in prize money and was
nearly 40,000 people.                                                       juried work of the more than 330 participating artists, and is one of     recently ranked as one of the top 50 fine art shows in the nation by
ART DECO WEEKEND FESTIVAL The 32nd annual Art Deco                          South Florida’s premier events. The BlueCross Blue Shield of              Sunshine Artist magazine. The next festival is scheduled for
Weekend, presented by the Miami Design Preservation League,                 Florida-sponsored festival sells an estimated $4 million of art in        November 6 to 8.
took place between 5th and 15th streets on Miami Beach’s Ocean              three days. The 2009 festival—the 45th annual event—will take             PHOTO MIAMI Held in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach
Drive from January 16 to 18. Nearly 400,000 people were expected            place February 14 to 16 on the streets of Coconut Grove.                  each December, the third annual Photo Miami—a photo-based
to attend the three-day festival’s more than 85 events, including           DELRAY AFFAIR The 47th annual Delray Affair, the most popular             art, video, and new media exhibit—took place December 3 to 7. In
lectures, films, parades, and a street fair. The event aims to attract      arts and crafts street festival in Palm Beach County, is scheduled for    a 40,000-square-foot temporary structure in the Wynwood art
visitors to the Art Deco historic district and raise awareness of the       April 17 through 19 along 10 city blocks and side streets of down-        district, the exhibit showcased work by more than 200 contempo-
arts and culture of the Art Deco era (around 1925 to 1945). The 2010        town Delray Beach. Drawing more than 250,000 people annually,             rary artists from more than 60 galleries. Organized by Artfairs Inc.,
fair is scheduled for January 15 to 17.                                     the fair has more than 600 vendors, as well as strolling entertain-       the event was expected to attract nearly 15,000 people.
ARTIGRAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Named one of the top 50 fine-                   ment and live performances on three stages. This three-day festi-         SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE The annual Springtime
art festivals in the country by Southeast Tourist, the ArtiGras Fine Arts   val is held the first weekend after Easter and is produced by the         Tallahassee Festival brings nearly 200,000 people and more than
Festival takes place every February at the Abacoa Town Center in            Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.                                 $5 million in tourism income every March. Started in 1967, the
Jupiter. Attracting nearly 150,000 guests, the three-day event is coor-     DESIGN MIAMI Last year’s Design Miami was held December 3                 event is dedicated to the preservation of the city’s history, and with
dinated by the North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce,                 to 6—taking place alongside Art Basel—in a 43,000-square-foot             a parade of more than 70,000 participants, has been ranked as one
along with 1,200 volunteers, and features more than 280 artists             modular structure in the city’s design district, constructed specifi-     of the top 20 eventsby the Southeastern Tourism Society. The next
annually. The 2009 festival will take place February 14 to 16.              cally for the event by EventStar and New York-based architects            festival is scheduled for March 28.
ART MIAMI Previously held in January at the Miami Beach                     Aranda/Lasch. The four-day event, featuring installations by 25           TAMPA BAY BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL A 10-day annual
Convention Center, Art Miami was rescheduled to December and                leading historical and contemporary design galleries, was present-        cultural event in January, the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
relocated to the midtown Miami arts district to coincide with Art           ed in partnership with HSBC Private Bank and sponsored by Audi            was founded by Dr. Samuel Lamar Wright Sr. and the Tampa Bay
Basel Miami Beach. The 100,000-square-foot pavilion in midtown              and Swarovski Crystal Palace.                                             and Company to raise awareness of African heritage within the
housed more than 115 national and international contemporary art            DIGITAL GRAFFITI AT ALYS BEACH Every Labor Day weekend,                   Florida community. The 2008 event brought 180,000 people to
galleries’ featured artists from December 3 to 7. Shuttle service to        Alys Beach—a white sand, white-walled Caribbean-inspired town             more than 20 venues across the Tampa Bay area for a variety of cul-
and from Art Basel’s home base at the convention center was                 on the panhandle—welcomes artists from around the world to                tural enrichment activities, including a keynote speech from actor
sponsored by BlackRock, the country’s largest asset manager.                participate in its Digital Graffiti event. In 2008, more than 40 digi-    Danny Glover alongside Felix Justice.
CALLE OCHO Serving as the culmination of Carnival Miami,                    tal artists created temporary technological installations by project-     URBAN BEACH WEEK Held over Memorial Day weekend on
this 23-block street festival attracts nearly one million Hispanic          ing digital art such as short films, photography, and YouTube             South Beach, Urban Beach Week has become a major attraction for
partygoers of all ages to Little Havana every March. Renowned               videos onto the walls of the beachside community. More than               young African-Americans, drawing as many as half a million peo-
for its musical attributes, the festival’s talent lineup includes the       1,000 attendees from as far as Japan and New York gathered to see         ple. Originally started as Urban Fashion Week, it has morphed into
top names—as well as newcomers—in Latin entertainment and                   the one-of-a-kind art show.                                               a multipronged party week, with hip-hop fashion and music at the
an array of authentic culinary vendors. Produced by the Kiwanis             FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL The 16th annual Florida                      center. Nightclubs around the beach host concerts from top pro-
Club of Little Havana, Calle Ocho will return on March 15 to cele-          Renaissance Festival brought more than 100,000 history buffs to           moters, which in turn bring in a host of celebrities and models to
brate its 31st year.                                                        Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Taking place each Saturday          the Magic City. The 10th annual event will take place May 22 to 25.



Benefits                                                                    the ticket booth and security entrance, to the ticket scalpers and rock
                                                                            entertainment, the rock-concert theme was evident. In the end, more
                                                                                                                                                      Diamonds Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort
                                                                                                                                                      Lauderdale. On November 1, nearly 450 guests stepped out in their
AN AFFAIR OF THE ARTS GALA Every January, the National                      than $320,000 was raised for the hospital’s radiology department.         best combination of denim and formal wear to enjoy a night of
Foundation for Advancement in the Arts hosts the An Affair of the           DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE’S LOVE AND HOPE BALL                          entertainment and fund-raising coordinated by the organization,
Arts gala as the culmination of youngARTS week in Miami. The                The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation once again held its 34th       which resulted in more than $150,000 for the charity.
event brings together the area’s best young and established artists         annual Love and Hope Ball at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in        HEADDRESS BALL The 2008 Headdress Ball took place
and donors to raise money for the foundation’s support of young             Hollywood on February 16. In keeping with this year’s theme, “An          September 6 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Billed
artists, art education, and support of the arts in America. The 2009        Evening of Dance and Romance,” Atlas Floral Decorators—with help          as Orlando’s most outrageous black-tie event, the fund-raiser
gala was scheduled for January 17 at the remodeled Fontainebleau            from Nuage Designs and Panache: A Classic Party Rental Company—           included the traditional reception-dinner-dancing combination of
hotel on Miami Beach.                                                       employed shades of red, pink, burgundy, and creamy white from floor       many charity galas, but stood apart from the pack with its outra-
BAPTIST HOSPITAL BALL Nearly 650 guests attended Baptist                    to ceiling within the hotel ballroom. In combination with the event’s     geous headdress fashion show and competition depicting the
Hospital’s annual ball on November 22 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa      preview party in December 2007, the event raised more than $1 million     year’s “Wild Thing: A Night at Headdress” theme. Organized by and
in Miami. The Rock ‘n’ Royalty-themed gala—the brainchild of Baptist        for the foundation.The ball will return to the Westin on February 14.     benefiting the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, the 20th
Health Foundation’s Lori Elsbree and executed by Galaxy                     DELIVER THE DREAM DENIM & DIAMONDS GALA Deliver                           annual event will take place October 3 at the new Hilton Orlando.
Productions—was the foundation’s departure from the traditional             the Dream, a nonprofit, specialized retreat program for families fac-     IN THE GARDEN GALA When the scheduled venue for the
black-tie gala,inviting guests to wear their best jeans and jewels. From    ing serious illness or crisis, held its fifth annual Denim and            University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's




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FLORIDA’S TOP 100 EVENTS
annual In the Garden Gala—the newly renovated Fontainebleau              for the charity in 2008.                                                               place across the state, with Fort Lauderdale’s 16th annual event
in Miami Beach—was not going to be ready for the November 1              MAGNOLIA BALL The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research                              held on June 11 at the Broward County Convention Center, Miami’s
event, a new location needed to be found to accommodate a large          Institute once again held its annual Magnolia Ball at the A La                         20th annual held at the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne on July 24, and
turnout just a few weeks before the event. The Miami Beach               Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. Corina Wian-Literski, event design-                     Orlando’s on August 9 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Convention Center was chosen, and Barton G. went to work trans-          er for the pavilion, designed and created the spring-themed event,                     THE UNGALA GALA The John and Mable Ringling Museum of
forming the grand ballroom and lobby into a scene reminiscent of         which raised $3.2 million for the organization, exceeding the 2007                     Art’s 23rd annual fund-raising event took place on October 18 in the
Venice, Italy. From the classically dressed masked performers to         net results by $600,000. The 2009 gala is scheduled for April 25,                      museum’s 1920s-style courtyard and gardens overlooking Sarasota
the trellises weaved with greenery and the large gondola in the          with the Beach Boys as headlining performers.                                          Bay.The 1,200 black-tie guests are by invitation only with the theme
center of the bar,Venetian style was abundant. Switching off each        MARINERS HOSPITAL BOUGAINVILLEA BALL The                                               each year kept a tightly guarded secret until guests arrive with
year with the Party in the Park fund-raiser, the gala will return to     Mariners Hospital held its annual Bougainvillea Ball at the Cheeca                     hints given to the appropriate attire by the design of the invitation.
Miami in 2010.                                                           Lodge & Spa in Islamorada again. More than 400 guests stepped                          The event—named “Best Black Tie Event” in Black Tie and Sarasota
INTERCONTINENTAL MAKE-A-WISH BALL The 14th annu-                         out on January 26 and raised $154,000 for the hospital.                                magazine’s Best of the Best in 2006—is organized by the museum
al InterContinental Make-a-Wish Ball took place on November 8            Coordinated by the hospital’s in-house event planner Wendy                             and raised nearly $50,000 at the retro Ringling-themed event in
in Miami, once again attracting a star-studded crowd, including          Gentes and designed and executed by Deco Productions, the                              2008. The 2009 event will take place October 17.
live-auction host Kim Kardashian. Sutka Productions trans-               “Follow the Silk Road”-themed 19th annual event channeled the                          VIZCAYAN BALL Every November,Vizcaya Museum and Gardnes
formed the property’s lobby and ballroom into an enchanted for-          Orient with its use of orchids, flowing silk, and bright colors. The                   hosts its annual Vizcayan Ball to raise money for the restoration
est, with ferns lining the steps to the hotel, ambient lighting          2009 event was scheduled to take place January 31.                                     and upkeep of the house and gardens. Held on November 22, the
throughout, a horse wearing a unicorn horn that posed for photo          STORYBOOK BALL This Ronald McDonald House Charities of                                 2008 gala—dubbed the Preservation Ball in celebration of the half
ops, tables draped in leaf-printed linens, a variety of mythical         Tampa Bay annual fund-raiser is always themed after a classic                          century of work put into restoring, protecting, and preserving the
creatures entertaining guests, and more. Recognized as one of            fairy tale. For the 2008 affair on May 17—which raised $390,000—                       property—welcomed 500 guests to the James Deering estate for
the premier fund-raising galas in South Florida, the 2008 event          Vicki Walters of Gold Productions brought to life Where the Wild                       an elegant dinner from Thierry’s Catering. The evening concluded
raised $1.6 million for the charity.                                     Things Are by Maurice Sendak with Busch Gardens' Jungala                               with a fireworks display over the waters of Biscayne Bay.
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS BALL The 52nd annual                             dancers leaping about while “King Max” and his wild things                             X-CUISINE DINNER AND DESSERT The Museum of Science
International Red Cross Ball was scheduled for January 31 at             roamed throughout the A La Carte Event Pavilion. Lasso the Moon                        and History holds its annual X-Cuisine benefit—a night where culi-
Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Recognized as              will be the theme for the 2009 gala on May 16.                                         nary demonstrations,science discovery,historical reenactments,and
one of the most anticipated events of the Palm Beach social sea-         TASTE OF THE NATION Share Our Strength’s Taste of the                                  live entertainment collide—every September to raise money for the
son, the gala is known for its elegance, with guests clad in white       Nation is the country’s preeminent culinary benefit supporting                         museum’s programs. Scheduled for September 12, the 2009 dinner
ties, tails, tiaras, and couture gowns. Coordinated by American Red      anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts. Beginning April 29 at the                        and dessert event will feature Top Chef participant Richard Blais, the
Cross’ Greater Palm Beach Area chapter, the affair raised $1 million     Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, the annual culinary showcases took                           X-Fire and X-Elimination food and trivia challenges, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                SPHERION ORLANDO CITRUS PARADE Just before the
Parades & Festivals                                                      downtown Tampa to watch a reenactment of the invasion by Ye
                                                                         Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla—complete with a ship and blasting can-                      Capital One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium each
BLUE ANGEL AIR SHOW HOMECOMING The U.S. Navy’s                           nons. Organized by Tampa Bay and Company, the festival also fea-                       December, thousands of people from around the world tune in to
Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, entertained more         tures the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates and Pirate Fest Street Festival,                watch this popular parade, which is broadcast in more than 150
than 15 million spectators in 38 cities across the country on the 2008   with food and beverage tents set up along the 3.5-mile parade route.                   international markets. Presented by Delta Air Lines and produced
national air show tour. The six-month tour concludes in November         GAY DAYS Beginning as a single day in 1991 where the gay commu-                        by the Florida Citrus Sports Committee, it is part of a three-event
at the squadron’s home base, Pensacola Naval Air Station. The            nity was encouraged to “wear red and be seen” while visiting Disney                    celebration, with more than 50 corporations involved. The event
homecoming air show is a mix of formation flying and solo routines       World, Orlando’s Gay Days has evolved into a weeklong celebration                      celebrated its 29th anniversary in 2008 with 12 marching bands
using F/A-18 Hornets, with pilots performing about 30 maneuvers          with more than 50 different events citywide. Held June 3 to 9, 2008, it                and six citrus floats made up of more than 100,000 grapefruits,
during the hour-and-a-half-long demonstration. More than                 attracted more than 145,000 celebrants—up 10,000 from 2007—                            oranges, and tangerines—all donated by local citrus growers Heller
200,000 attendees from around the country gather to celebrate.           including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people from                        Bros., Leroy Smith Inc., and Conoley Citrus Packers. Nearly 85,000
FANTASY FEST The 10-day festival held the week leading up to             around the world. Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual                             onlookers lined the two-mile parade route in downtown Orlando.
Halloween is estimated to attract 90,000 revelers to Key West.           Community Center of Central Florida, the event brings in $100 million                  WHITE PARTY WEEK This week of parties and events at Miami’s
Fantasy Fest is comprised of an outrageous assortment of events,         annually and is scheduled for June 2 to 8.                                             hottest clubs and hotels includes the renowned White Party, which
including a pet masquerade parade, celebrity look-alike competition,     HEMINGWAY DAYS American legend Ernest Hemingway                                        featured Cyndi Lauper in 2008 and is held annually at Vizcaya
beach party, masquerade march, and street fair, as well as the high-     comes to life every July during Hemingway Days in Key West. The                        Museum & Gardens. Produced by Care Resource, an HIV/AIDS
light Duval Street Promenade and Captain Morgan’s Fantasy Fest           three-day festival consists of a series of parties and events, the                     awareness organization, the 24th annual event took place
Parade.The revelry returns October 23 through November 1.                highlight of which is the Hemingway look-alike contest, which                          November 26 to December 1 and annually raises more than $1 mil-
FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS This annual summertime festival cele-               attracts participants from around the world. The event is produced                     lion.The event attracts more than 10,000 gay men and women from
brates the founding of Pensacola which has since had five different      by an unofficial board of locals and with Hemingway’s grand-                           around the world and is being held November 25 to 30 this year.
flags flown over it: the Spanish, French, British, Confederate, and      daughter Lorian Hemingway, who’s also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated                       WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE Sponsored by Seminole Hard
American. One of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in the        author. The 29th annual celebration will be July 23 to 25.                             Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, the 2008 parade was held on
state, the 2008 event featured the traditional boat parade, in which     MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL The 25th annual Miami                                    December 13. The 37th annual event had participants transform-
people can either decorate their own boats and join the parade at        Book Fair International, recognized as the country’s largest book fair,                ing 100 boats into elaborate displays of color and light employing
the mouth of Bayou Chico or watch from the shores. The Fiesta            took place November 9 to 16 in downtown. The event has three                           the “Rockin’ the Night Aweigh” theme. The parade draws nearly
Forces coordinate the event each year with the assistance of near-       parts: the Festival of Authors, a two-day street fair, and the                         one million spectators along its 12-mile route each year, making it
ly 400 volunteers.The 2009 event is scheduled for May 1 to June 14.      International Pavilions Village. For those unable to attend, podcasts                  the seventh largest one-day event in the country. The
GASPARILLA PIRATE FESTIVAL The annual festival is named in               of select book-fair presentations were available on iTunes. A partner-                 International Festival and Events Association have also ranked it
honor of legendary pirate Jose Gaspar, who invaded Tampa cen-            ship between Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan and Miami-                            the 20th-best parade in the world of more than 50,000 in the U.S.
turies ago with his crew. In 2008 nearly 400,000 people gathered in      Dade College, the 2009 fair is scheduled for November 8 to 15.                         alone. The 2009 event is planned for December 12.




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 IN THIS ISSUE NEW VENUES STAFFING COMPANIES PREMIUM GIFT COMPANIES TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES


                                                                                                                                                                restaurant— Maison d’Azur—by a two-story wine cellar, this 800-




 NEW VENUES
                                                                                                                                                                square-foot restaurant can accommodate groups of 40 for dinner and
                                                                                                                                                                provides in-house belly dancers, DJs, sound, and lighting, as well as a
                                                                                                                                                                projection screen for events. Buyouts are available. (956 Washington
                                                                                                                                                                Ave., 305.403.7618, www.hotelastor.com)
                                                                                                                                                                MAISON D’AZUR
                                                                                                           By Dana Gruber                                       Opened in November, this French-inspired seafood brasserie inside South
                                                                                                                                                                Beach’s Hotel Astor can seat 150 guests inside and features a vertical water
                                                                                                                                                                sculpture in the connecting garden. For private affairs, two outdoor cabanas
                                                                                                                                                                can host 15 people combined, while the wine cellar can accommodate par-
                                                                               SADDLEBROOK RESORT
NORTH                                                                          Rated one of the top 100 golf resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, this Tampa
                                                                                                                                                                ties of six. Buyouts are available. (956 Washington Ave., 305.403.7618,
                                                                                                                                                                www.hotelastor.com)
In the Works                                                                   resort completed a $300,000 face-lift to its conference center in early          PRIME ITALIAN
HOTEL DUVAL                                                                    December. The new center has 95,000 square feet of meeting and func-             Myles Chefetz of Miami’s Prime One Twelve teamed up with developer
This upscale boutique hotel—in the heart of Tallahassee’s historic down-       tion space, 34 meeting rooms, and three column-free ballrooms ranging            Jorge Perez for this 7,500-square-foot Italian restaurant on South Beach.
town district, just six blocks from the State Capitol building—is scheduled    from 7,790 to 17,743 square feet. The resort also features five restaurants, a   Opened in December, the 180-seat restaurant features an open kitchen
to open in March with 114 luxury guest rooms and suites, a full-service        European-style spa, and two Arnold Palmer golf courses. Teambuilding             with a wood-burning pizza oven, a semiprivate wine room for 12, and out-
American-style steakhouse, lobby bar, gym, and business center. There will     activities and audiovisual services are also available. (5700 Saddlebrook        door seating for 60. All areas are public or semiprivate, and the restaurant
be more than 5,500 square feet of meeting space including six meeting and      Way, 800.729.8383, www.saddlebrook.com)                                          does not offer buyouts. (101 Ocean Drive, 305.695.8484, www.primeital-
banquet rooms, the largest of which seats 250 guests or holds 300 for a        TEATRO ON SEVENTH                                                                ianmiami.com)
reception. The hotel also has a glass-encased rooftop that can be used for     Opened on October 10, this Ybor City restaurant is in a restored building
events. The property has no exclusive vendor contracts and is available for                                                                                     SAGE BISTRO & OYSTER BAR
                                                                               built in 1892. The restaurant offers hand-rolled Ybor City cigars on the         Owned by renowned chef Laurent Tasic, Sage Bistro & Oyster Bar brings
buyout. (415 North Monroe St., 850.224.6000, www.hotelduval.com)               cigar terrace, which can accommodate 16, as well as 6,200 square feet of         French-American cuisine to Hollywood. Opened in December, this 5,000-
                                                                               dining space for 275 seated or as many as 800 guests standing. Teatro
CENTRAL                                                                        serves lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly. Off-site catering
                                                                                                                                                                square-foot restaurant can seat as many as 120 guests, with an addition-
                                                                                                                                                                al private room for 50. Buyouts and outside vendors are welcome. (2000
Renovations                                                                    and custom menus are available, as are buyouts. (1600 East Eighth Ave.,          Harrison St., 954.391.9466, www.sagecafe.net)
BELLEVIEW BILTMORE RESORT                                                      Suite C-201, 813.248.9400, www.teatroonseventh.com)
On a 22-acre bluff overlooking Clearwater Bay, this historic resort built in                                                                                    SERENDIPITY
1897 has announced a $100 million restoration including a new spa, ball-       SOUTH                                                                            This famous ice cream café in New York City—so good a movie was
room, 90,000-square-foot hotel annex, and fully landscaped event lawns.        AREA 31                                                                          named after it—opened inside the Boca Raton Resort & Club in mid-
The Biltmore has three existing ballrooms, nine meeting rooms, and an          On the 16th floor of Brickell Avenue’s Epic Hotel in downtown Miami,             November. Jose Gonzales Architects employed color schemes related to
additional cottage that boasts more than 40,000 square feet of event           Area 31 opened on December 15, offering skyline views and seating for 78         ice cream flavors and rainbow sherbet to give the space, the company’s
space. The 13,000-square-foot Tiffany Ballroom can host as many as 1,200       guests. The restaurant has two private dining spaces for groups of six and       first outside of the Big Apple, a candy-esque feel. The 1,200-square-foot
guests and features 22-foot ceilings and a stained-glass dome. As an           12, and poolside dining for 64, including 10 cabanas accommodating two           eatery can accommodate 47 people seated or 75 standing and offers buy-
added bonus, the Belleview Biltmore Beach Club can be reserved exclu-          to eight. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Area 31 will arrange buy-       out options. (501 East Camino Real, 561.447.3700, www.bocaresort.com)
sively to accommodate private beachfront events. Audiovisual support           outs on a case-by-case basis. (270 Biscayne Blvd., 305.424.5234)                 660 MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN
and full-service catering are available. (25 Belleview Blvd., 727.373.3000,    CITY FISH MARKET                                                                 In the historic South Beach Art Deco district at the Angler’s Boutique
www.belleviewbiltmore.com)                                                     The former home of local landmark Pete’s, this newly renovated 15,000-           Resort, 660 Mediterranean is an intimate restaurant with two semiprivate
OCEAN CENTER                                                                   square-foot restaurant opened in October in Boca Raton with a variety of         dining spaces (which accommodate 55 guests total), a front porch for 40,
Just a short drive east from Orlando, the Ocean Center’s $76 million           spaces for events or business entertaining. Providing water views and            and two poolside cabanas complete with dark wood picnic tables and
expansion, which began in April 2005, is scheduled to be completed in          adorned in nautical colors with porthole-style mirrors on the walls, City        seashell chandeliers. As many as 200 can be accommodated for receptions
February. The Daytona property will have more than 200,000 square feet         Fish Market has four private dining rooms, three of which are intercon-          poolside, and a 250-square-foot boardroom is also available for as many as
of interior and exterior meeting space, just 400 feet from the Atlantic        nected and accommodate 150 guests when used together, and a separate             14 guests. The Mediterranean-inspired menu of fresh seafood, steaks, and
Ocean. The center will feature a state-of-the-art sound system through-        space for 85 opening onto one of two terraces that can host 100. Outside         pasta can be served inside or out. (660 Washington Ave., 866.729.8800,
out, staffing services, equipment rental capabilities, and more. On-site       audiovisual, linen, and floral vendors are welcome. (7940 Glades Road,           www.theanglersresort.com)
Ovations Food Services is the exclusive caterer, although a list of other      561.487.1600, www.buckheadrestaurants.com)                                       Renovation
preferred vendors is provided on the Web site. (101 North Atlantic Ave.,       JOEY’S ITALIAN CAFE                                                              WESTIN BEACH RESORT, FORT LAUDERDALE
386.254.4500, www.oceancenter.com)                                             Joey’s Italian Cafe opened in December 2008 in Miami’s Wynwood arts              This resort—in the yachting capital of the world—completed a multimil-
RENAISSANCE VINOY RESORT                                                       district. The 1,600-square-foot restaurant can seat 45 guests inside,            lion dollar renovation in January and now boasts more than 32,000
This St. Petersburg property has announced plans to give its ballrooms a       with accommodations for an additional 30 on the private terrace.                 square feet of meeting and event space equipped with high-speed
$500,000 makeover in August. Slated for completion in mid-October, the         Executive chef Ivo Mazzon’s menu changes seasonally and is comple-               Internet access and the most up-to-date audiovisual and videoconferenc-
renovations will include new furniture and a complete revamping of two of      mented by a selection of Italian wines hand-selected by owner Joey               ing capabilities. The Las Olas Ballroom has more than 10,000 square feet
the hotel’s four ballrooms. The 900-acre property has a combined 40,000        Goldman. The cafe is open for both lunch and dinner, valet parking is            of space for groups of more than 900, while the Atlantic Ballroom’s 7,000
square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space equipped with        available, and buyouts are welcome. (2506 NW 27th Ave., 305.438.0488,            square feet can accommodate 850. Additionally, the 6,300-square-foot
wireless technology, including 20 breakout rooms and three landscaped          www.joeyswynwood.com)                                                            Sunrise Terrace offers views of Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Atlantic
lawns offering views of nearby Vinoy Park and Marina. The property has an      LAYLA                                                                            Ocean for groups of 600. Catering is available, and audiovisuals are exclu-
exclusive, full-service D.M.C. relationship with Welcome Florida. (501 Fifth   The contemporary, Moroccan-inspired Layla opened inside South                    sive to PSAV. Buyouts are welcome. (321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Ave. NE, 888.303.4430, www.vinoyrenaissanceresort.com)                         Beach’s Hotel Astor in November. Separated from the hotel’s main                 800.823.2240, www.westin.com/fortlauderdalebeach)




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Babysitting/Childcare                                 F: 440.274.9966                                        HOSPITALITYSTAFF                                          T: 305.577.3705
KID’S NIGHT OUT                                       www.borrowabartender.com                               4604 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32207      F: 305.754.5259
1375 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830    BOTTOM’S UP BEVERAGE                                   T: 904.399.3200                                           4989 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
T: 800.696.8105                                       Fort Pierce, FL 34946                                  F: 904.399.0305                                           T: 407.859.6064
F: 407.828.0918                                       T: 772.408.2444                                        4626 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33021                 F: 407.859.5881
www.kidsniteout.com                                   F: 772.466.8066                                        T: 954.987.6777                                           www.staffix.org
RENT-A-NANNY                                          www.bottomsupbeverage.com                              F: 954.987.6718                                           Janitorial Services
T: 904.241.2723                                       CATERED COCKTAILS                                      6220 South Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 517                GA JANITORIAL CLEANING SERVICES
T: 904.262.6894                                       1833 Kings Way, Neptune Beach, FL 32266                Orlando, FL 33809                                         2755 Indigo Hills Court, Jacksonville, FL 32221
www.rentananny.net                                    T: 904.246.4410                                        T: 407.855.8586                                           T: 904.781.3278
                                                      OLIV’R TWIST                                           F: 407.855.9587                                           F: 904.786.4667
Bartenders/WaitStaff                                                                                         28 Broadway, Suite 216, Kissimmee, FL 34741
                                                      620 10th Ave. North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250                                                                www.gajanitorial.com
AT YOUR SERVICE                                                                                              T: 407.518.5502
                                                      T: 904.241.6858                                                                                                  MRF INC.
240 Charles Court                                                                                            F: 407.870.5569
                                                      T: 888.240.6858                                                                                                  9061 SW 162nd Lane, Miami, FL 33157
Satellite Beach, FL 32937                                                                                    1950 West Magnolia Palm Drive
                                                      www.olivrtwist.com                                                                                               T: 786.385.6856
T: 321.591.4441                                                                                              Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
F: 321.777.2801                                       PC BARTENDING                                                                                                    www.mrfservices.com
                                                      T: 386.986.3405                                        T: 407.938.0767                                           NATIONAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE
BARFLY BAR CATERING SERVICES                                                                                 F: 407.938.0075
                                                      POTIONS IN MOTION                                                                                                5005 North Hesperides St., Tampa, FL 33614
50 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801                                                                     www.hospitalitystaff.com
                                                      6453 West Rogers Cir., Unit S2, Boca Raton, FL 33487                                                             T: 813.877.7467
T: 407.256.7405                                                                                              MG PROMOTIONS
                                                      T: 561.699.9279                                                                                                  F: 813.879.6212
F: 407.423.1648                                                                                              11824 Delfina Lane, Orlando, FL 32827
www.bar-fly.net                                       F: 561.210.5836                                                                                                  SFM SERVICES INC.
                                                      www.potionsinmotion.com                                T: 407.857.0486                                           9700 NW 79th Ave., Miami, FL 33016
BARTENDER4HIRE                                                                                               www.mg-promotions.com                                     T: 305.818.2424
Jacksonville, FL                                      Full-Service Staffing
                                                                                                             MOORE’S STAFFING AGENCY                                   F: 305.818.2428
T: 904.403.1764                                       EAST COAST CONCIERGE                                   5221 SW 5th St., Miami, FL 33134                          www.sfmservices.com
www.myspace.com/bartender4hire                        3521 Twisted Tree Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32216         T: 305.431.1486                                           SNL EVENT SUPPORT COMPANY
BORROW A BARTENDER                                    T: 904.322.7161                                        F: 305.447.5131                                           1891 North 61st Ave., Suite 406, Hollywood, FL 33025
1820 NE 182nd St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162        F: 866.798.0203                                                                                                  T: 786.290.5228
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T: 305.244.9966                                       www.eastcoastconcierge.com                                                                                       F: 954.963.5667
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PREMIUM GIFT COMPANIES
ART SHARKS                                            F: 305.541.0128                                        T: 305.445.0100                                           F: 904.212.0233
4207 Vineland Road, Suite M-9, Orlando, FL 32811      www.gisnesiadesign.com                                 www.tobaccotraders.com                                    www.leighscoffee.blogspot.com
T: 407.540.0026                                       GOOD CATCH!                                            MYA CIGARS                                                SILVER STAR PROMOTIONS
F: 407.540.0027                                       P.O. Box 370366, Miami, FL 33137                       927 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405             1743 Independence Blvd., Suite D-6
www.artsharks.com                                     T: 305.757.7700                                        T: 561.659.3230                                           Sarasota, FL 34234
BELLISSIMO HAND PAINTED GLASS                         F: 305.754.1116                                        F: 561.659.7407                                           T: 941.355.1447
4521 P.G.A. Blvd., Suite 203                          www.goodcatch.com                                      www.myacigars.com                                         F: 941.355.5232
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418                          INSTANT PHOTO FRAMES                                                                                             www.promostar.com
                                                                                                             PALM BAY GIFTS
T: 800.377.6407                                       2300 Twelve Oaks Drive, Suite K-13                                                                               SM WOLF TRADING
                                                                                                             4544 SW 71st Ave., Miami, FL 33155                        330 Clematis St., Suite 116
F: 561.624.4439                                       Orange Park, FL 32065                                  T: 305.740.6454                                           West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.bellissimo1.com                                   T: 904.272.0959
                                                                                                             F: 305.574.5704                                           T: 561.204.1894
THE BRANDMARKET: PROMOTIONAL                          J.Y.’S PERSONALIZED PRODUCTS INC.                                                                                www.smwolftrading.com
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PRODUCTS AND DESIGN                                   600 NE 36th St., Suite 1211, Miami, FL 33137                                                                     SPIRITS.COM
8010 West McNab Road, North Lauderdale, FL 33068      T: 305.576.8963                                        PICTURE THIS PARTY PROMOTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                       T: 877.774.7487
T: 954.718.4400                                       F: 305.718.0654                                        19902 NE 19th Court
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F: 954.718.4448                                       www.jy-personalizedproducts.com                        North Miami Beach, FL 33180                               3550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 201, Miami, FL 33137
CABANA CIGARS                                         KEY CHAINS PLUS                                        T: 305.933.4055                                           T: 305.438.0095
5825 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33144                      P.O. Box 4132, Hallandale, FL 33008                    F: 305.933.9864                                           F: 305.538.0045
T: 305.266.1767                                       T: 954.232.2702                                        www.picturethispartypromotions.com                        www.starlightad.com
F: 305.266.3529                                       LA TRADICION CUBANA                                    PINNACLE AWARDS & PROMOTIONS                              STARPACK INC.
www.santiagocabana.com                                                                                                                                                 3389 Sheridan St., Suite 227, Hollywood, FL 33021
                                                      13375 SW 128th St., Suite 103-A, Miami, FL 33186       4963 North Pine Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792               T: 954.894.3808
CHRISTIAN DIOR PERFUMES                               T: 305.643.4005                                        T: 407.681.1111                                           www.starpackinc.com
5535 Summerland Hills Cir., Lakeland, FL 33813        F: 305.643.2527                                        www.mypinnacleonline.com                                  YOURMEMORYLANE.COM
T: 863.648.5990                                       www.tradicion.com                                      PLAUDITS                                                  T: 866.795.5001
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8004 NW 154th St., Suite 273, Miami Lakes, FL 33016   P.O. Box 3297, Tampa, FL 33601                         T: 407.993.4200
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ALL ACCESS TRANSPORTATION INC.                          P.O. Box 17825, Plantation, FL 33318                  1330 SE Fourth Ave., Suite 1, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316   www.a1alimo.com
6704 Benjamin Road, Suite 250, Tampa, FL 33634          T: 954.452.7771                                       T: 954.237.2961                                           AVENTURA LIMOUSINE
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www.busbank.com                                         www.tforlando.com                                                                                               F: 904.751.5466
                                                                                                                                                                        www.danaslimo.com
                                                                                                                                                                        DAYTONA LIMOS
                                                                                                                                                                        1127 Roberts St., Ormond Beach, FL 32174
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 386.795.5466
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 386.677.0510
                                                                                                                                                                        www.daytonalimos.com
                                                                                                                                                                        EAST COAST TRANSPORTATION




            If You Can Imagine It
                                                                                                                                                                        11315 St. Johns Industrial Pkwy. North
                                                                                                                                                                        Jacksonville, FL 32246
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 904.525.8600
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 904.565.8382
                                                                                                                                                                        www.ectjax.com




            We Can Host It.
                                                                                                                                                                        MANALAPAN LIMOUSINE & TRANSPORTATION
                                                                                                                                                                        211 Sunrise Ave., Suite 1, Lantana, FL 33462
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 561.547.1904
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 561.547.8510
                                                                                                                                                                        www.limocall.net
                                                                                                                                                                        NYC LIMOUSINE & TRANSPORTATION L.L.C.
                                                                                                                                                                        19403 SW 68th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 954.434.7003
                                                                                                                                                                        www.nyclimousinellc.com
                                                                                                                                                                        PARK AVENUE LIMOUSINES
             Imagine hosting your next event at Dolphin Stadium. A legendary venue for spectacular events.                                                              1521 Majestic Oak Drive, Apopka, FL 32712
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 407.222.6972
             A unique place where uncompromising service forms the foundation of imaginative thinking.                                                                  F: 407.880.0695
                                                                                                                                                                        www.parkavenuelimousines.com
                                                                                                                                                                        WORLDWIDE LIMOUSINES
                                                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 260007, Miami, FL 33126
             Dolphin Stadium is as modern as it is famous. As singular as it is inspiring. With the capability                                                          T: 305.271.4900
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.279.8182
             to host events from casual to formal, intimate receptions to mega experiences,                                                                             www.worldwide-limo.com
                                                                                                                                                                        Valet Parking
             the 350,000 square feet of event and entertainment space will enliven                                                                                      AAA PARKING
                                                                                                                                                                        15400 SW 35th Terr., Miami, FL 33185
             your senses and animate your celebrations.                                                                                                                 T: 305.868.4282
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.229.8325
                                                                                                                                                                        ASTRO PARKING SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 30459, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 954.927.3517
             For more information, call (305)626-7398,                                                                                                                  F: 954.764.1015
                                                                                                                                                                        ELITE VALET SERVICES INC.
             e-mail Events@DolphinStadium.com                                                                                                                           2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 800.690.0912
             or visit DolphinStadium.com.                                                                                                                               www.elitevaletonline.com
                                                                                                                                                                        GOLD STAR PARKING
             Plan an event that will make a legend out of you.                                                                                                          12550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 207, North Miami, FL 33181
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 305.531.4466
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.895.2229
                                                                                                                                                                        MAC PARKING INC.
                                                                                                                                                                        12700 Biscayne Bay Drive, North Miami, FL 33181
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 305.891.6207
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.891.5552
                                                                                                                                                                        PARK ONE
                                                                                                                                                                        12000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33181
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 305.891.0060
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.891.1905
                                                                                                                                                                        www.park1.com
                                                                                                                                                                        PREMIERE PARKING INC.
                                                                                                                                                                        100 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 305.372.9127
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 305.374.9051
                                                                                                                                                                        PROFESSIONAL VALET PARKING
                                                                                                                                                                        5769 Graystone Road, Spring Hill, FL 34609
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 813.272.9900
                                                                                                                                                                        www.professionalvaletparking.com
                                                                                                                                                                        TOWNE PARK
                                                                                                                                                                        7600 Southland Blvd., Suite 107, Orlando, FL 32809
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 407.582.9788
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 407.582.9090
                                                                                                                                                                        www.townepark.com
                                                                                                                                                                        USA PARKING SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                                                                        1330 SE Fourth Ave., Suite D, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 954.524.6500
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 954.524.3609
                                                                                                                                                                        www.usaparkingsysteminc.com
                                                                                                                                                                        V.I.P. VALET INC.
                                                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 10538, Tampa, FL 33679
                                                                                                                                                                        T: 813.933.6383
                                                                                                                                                                        F: 813.221.8471
                                                                                                                                                                        www.tampalimos.com

				
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