Doral Business Council continues leading the way with solid direction

Casimiro Global Foundation Gala Celebrates 12th AnniversaryChange is good and this year saw significant change in the City of Doral. We welcomed a new City Hall, new Mayor and three City Council Members.

We received national exposure with the Trump Organization purchasing the Doral Golf Resort and Spa.We continue to benefit from affordable commercial rents, favorable business environment and most importantly, an improving economy.

The City of Doral is certainly moving in the right direction and The Doral Business Council is proud to be leading the charge.

Since its formation in 2004, the DBC has been a force for economic development, increased business awareness and continued professional support for its members. With a corporate membership of over 200 companies and 500 plus individual representatives, the Council produces over 35 yearly events for its members and provides one of the best opportunities to build relationships, meet other engaging professionals and ultimately grow your business.

THIS PAST year saw the introduction of our Legacy Gala Awards. Almost 400 attendees came out to the Doral Golf Resort & Spa for a fabulous Black Tie event to honor three truly dynamic Doral business leaders. Honorees for 2012 included former Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, Juan Del Busto, recently retired Regional Executive for the Federal Reserve and a Doral pioneer, and Stephen Musolino, Founder and President of Casa Linda Tile. We were also excited to relocate our monthly signature breakfast at Doral Golf Resort & Spa and appreciate the relationship forged with the Trump Organization.

For 2013, we are planning some of our most impressive events to date.

In March we will be hosting ourWomans Alliance Group Luncheon. In May, we are planning our inaugural “20 Under 40 Top Professionals in the City of Doral”. A seminal event, we will identify 20 up and coming professionals who work or live in Doral, highlighting each in a special magazine, the event and website. Of course, we are planning our 2013 Legacy Gala Awards in October, expecting over 500 to attend our second installation year.

We are continuing our monthly signature breakfast on the second Tuesday of each month with a roster of high-profile keynote speakers. Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks March 12.

WE ARE also planning an exciting list of After-Hours networking events and Business Spotlights for members to meet and interact on a more intimate level. Our DBC workshop series will continue to focus on business and personal improvement with seminars planned on digital marketing, effective public speaking and business expansion opportunities.

We were fortunate to bring in numerous new members to the DBC this past year including American Welding Society, Pointe Group Advisors, Jackson Health System, Vidal Sprint, Sky Bank Financial, Virtual Tree, Nova Southeastern University, Keiser University, Carolina Ale House and many more. Our renewal rate was among the highest in DBC history and we expect that trend to continue throughout 2013.

I am also excited to announce the addition of seven new members of the DBC Board of Directors with Nelson Penalver of Logistical Outsourcing installed as our new Chairman. Nelson’s experience with organizations such as DBC along with his relationships in the community ensure we have the right leadership in place.

Keep up to date on DBC events and other happenings at our website: or call the office at 305-470-9597. Special membership incentives are now being offered. Mention the Doral Tribune to receive a complimentary pass to an upcoming signature breakfast.

AS ONE of the first members to join back in 2004 and now as Executive Director, I have seen this organization grow from its infancy to a leader in economic development and business expansion in the City of Doral. I am committed to providing our members with the best opportunity to meet and build new relationships, grow their organizations and maintain a vibrant business community in the City of Doral.

Ron Mann, DBC Executive Director, can be reached directly at

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