Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Launches VIP Experience

Want to linger in the lap of luxury at the 56th-annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? The royal treatment can be yours thanks to the new VIP Boat Show Experiences program, which is offering boat show perks like never before. It’s part of several new attractions being offered at the world’s largest in-water boat show,

Reaching Women

Some companies lose millions of dollars every year because they don’t have a clue when it comes to selling their products and services to women. The good news is that they are starting to realize it, says Delia Passi, former publisher of Working Woman magazine and author of “Winning the Toughest Customer: The Essential Guide

Take some of the mystery out of bankruptcy

More often than ever before, bankruptcy cases are affecting businesses and consumers, yet little is shared about what should be done to protect their rights. SFBW spoke with attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum, Florida Director of Tripp Scott, who focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors” rights, as well as complex business litigation. He is a

The Big Squeeze

Uncertainty is the watchword for South Florida’s community banks as they grapple with the banking reform regulations resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act. Dodd-Frank already has more than 5,000 pages of complex regulations – with more to come – that are meant to curb the questionable lending practices that helped create the Great Recession. This, coupled

Progressively Palm Beach

The Bristol, one of the newest condo buildings set to be built in West Palm Beach, will likely set a modern standard for gracious, ultra-luxury living. The groundbreaking for the 25-story waterfront structure is planned for early 2016 by developer Flagler Investors, with completion expected by early 2018. Breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean,

Portal To The Future

Miami has joined the major league of cities with rail mass transit connections to their airports with the opening of the Metrorail station at MIA. Like the grand rail terminals of the past, this station has striking architectural elements – notably a stainless-steel clad canopy that rotates and tapers. The American Institute of Architects Florida/Caribbean

Uptown in Downtown

If any ultra-luxury condo building can lure wealthy buyers away from South Beach to downtown Miami, it’s likely to be One Thousand Museum, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid’s first residential skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.  When completed in late 2017, the 62-story One Thousand Museum (located at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard on an acre of property overlooking

Entrepreneurial Know-How

Nurturing the growth of South Florida’s entrepreneurial community has never been a higher priority than it is now for local colleges and nonprofit organizations. In 2015, the number of startup businesses nationwide rose for the first time in five years, experiencing the largest year-over-year increase in the past two decades, according to The Kauffman Index,

Fort Lauderdale: Residential Growth Is All Part of the Plan

With at least 35 new projects in some stage of development, Fort Lauderdale is experiencing a wave of growth. But because the phenomenon has been years in the making, city officials and developers say the city will likely avoid the density and intensity of places like Miami.  “Before the recession, we saw a renaissance in

Feel the Love

There was a time when day-old coffee was the gold standard in customer amenities at car dealerships. Now, cutting-edge dealers may ask you whether you want a latte or cappuccino. Showrooms deliver customer perks aimed at gaining market share, securing service business and reinforcing brands.  “We know that people have more choices than ever before

Seeking Serenity

Relief from the hustle and bustle of Miami is the idea behind The Harbour, an eco-serene community being developed by Key International and 13th Floor Investments (the partnership also responsible for projects such as 400 Sunny Isles, Eden House and 1010 Brickell).  Overlooking Biscayne Bay in North Miami Beach, The Harbour will comprise two 32-story

Mostly Modern and More

There’s one “m” word that will make buyers of upscale single-family homes in South Florida run a mile in the opposite direction: “Mediterranean.” But there’s another “m” word for which they’re willing to pay a premium: “modern.” Just like buyers of homes priced from $10 million and up, those in the market for homes priced