The Inside Scoop on Tallahassee was the theme of an Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting featuring Ronald L. Book, principal shareholder of a law firm priding itself on being “the very best at getting legislative and governmental problems resolved.”
The event was hosted by Atlantic Broadband and Showtime presenting “TV at Its Best” along with The Continental Group – Florida’s leading property management company.
AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman, joined by Mary Hughes, director of commercial development for Atlantic Broadband and Continental Group CEO Timothy G. O’Keefe welcomed hundreds of business and community leaders who came to Turnberry Isle Miami bearing gifts for the Aventura Police Department’s Holiday Toy Drive for underprivileged children.
Protecting children from sexual predators has become one of Ron Book’s priorities as his daughter Lauren Book founded “Lauren’s Kids” to help survivors, raise awareness and promote supportive legislation. The community is invited to participate in the 2012 “Walk in My Shoes” event covering the entire state of Florida, embarking from Aventura Mall Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. in the white parking lot – east side of the Mall.
Giving AMC members the inside scoop on Tallahassee, Book, who leads one of the state’s top governmental affairs lobbying law firms, emphasized, “Monster legislative issues include passing a budget and the redistricting plan. I predict there will be special sessions and then the courts will take over.” Laying odds on the future of gaming, he said, “It’s anything but a ‘done decision’ – there are lots of fights left ahead and nobody knows what’s going to happen, so don’t put your chips in place just yet!”
Turning to making success a sure bet, Hughes noted, “Atlantic Broadband has invested over $100 million in our system and the local economy to deliver the latest digital high definition video, high speed Internet and telephone services. “In South Florida, Atlantic Broadband serves over 120,000 customers and the Showtime network helps us support our over 450 bulk; condominiums, many managed by The Continental Group.” Atlantic Broadbands’ Business Services has saved many local businesses serious money on their phone and internet service without sacrificing features or reliability. While Atlantic Broadband customers are enjoying exclusive Showtime movies, specials and critically-acclaimed series such as Dexter and Homeland – homelands throughout Florida including 35 Aventura properties are “green and pristine” thanks to The Continental Group and its Lukes- Sawgrass landscaping division – lead sponsors of this year’s Founders Day festivities. “The Continental Group is the state’s largest manager of multifamily rental communities as well as condo and homeowner associations,” O’Keefe explained. “We continuously strive to be unique, provide more services and be the industry’s hardest working company.” For information visit atlanticbb.com; tcgmgt.com; laurenskids.org orcall Ronald L. Book, P.A. 305-935-1866. (MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 18)