Scoring extra points for networking and business building was the Aventura Marketing Council’s October Chairman’s Roundtable meeting hosted by Coconut Grove Bank , Kai at Bay Harbor and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. The meeting featured NFL legend/former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Nat Moore, who now serves as the team’s Sr. Vice President of Special Projects and Alumni Relations and Dolphins Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Walls, who shared news about fanfare celebrating 50 seasons, the newly- renovated Sun Life Stadium and proactive coaching changes.
Past AMC Chair Bob Hollander of Brown & Brown Insurance welcomed business and community leaders huddled at Turnberry Isle Miami along with Adriana Faerman, Director of Sales for Kai at Bay Harbor/ ONE Sotheby’s broker associate; Coconut Grove Bank Sr. Vice President Maira Diaz- Giusti; and Vice President/Aventura Branch Manager Cesar Arguelles.
“Coconut Grove Bank is committed to making your financial success our priority,” Arguelles said. “We strive to offer convenience and personalized services such as account managers who establish and grow relationships. We specialize in real estate commercial lending; business/home equity lines of credit; wealth management and estate planning. The bank’s financial soundness also facilitates very competitive rates. For the last 12 consecutive years, Bauer Financial has given us a five-star recommended rating based on our stability and safety.”
Faerman explained ONE Sotheby’s is providing exclusive sales and marketing for Kai at Bay Harbor – a luxurious boutique condominium with only 57 residences. Developed and designed by internationally renowned 3D Developers and awardwinning Arquitectonica, Kai features dazzling views, innovative floor plans, regal amenities, and an enviable location in Bay Harbor – currently experiencing a renaissance rivaling the rise of excellence in the City of Aventura.
During the meeting’s next quarter, Walls spoke about the “Since Moments” marketing campaign focusing on emotional stories from people recalling how they first became Dolphins fans; and the $450 million Steve Ross financed for Sun Life Stadium renovations. Improvements include new seats closer to the action, a shade canopy; and 10 new clubs promoting a “high-end, luxury experience.”
Before the mic was passed to Moore, AMC members cheered his NFL career highlights. Moore played in two Super Bowls; was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame; and named the Dolphins most outstanding receiver for six straight years as well as the team’s “NFL Man of the Year” for outstanding community service.
Moore, who now works closely with Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium CEO Tom Garfinkel, addressed the question, “What’s next for the team?” In regards to the departure of Coach Joe Philbin, he explained, “Just like in a business, you have to do what you think is in the best, long-term interest of the organization. Steve Ross decided it was time to go in a different direction. The changes truly excite me!
“Dan Campbell is getting back to developing talent and practicing hard so that come game time, the players are prepared to play. This move is not sacrificing the season – it’s about trying to save the season. We have the potential to get on a winning streak. It’s the fans that are the greatest motivation. We want you to be a part of helping us turn this around!”