‘Champions of Business’Panel highlights local success stories

In the business world, many have always wondered how certain business leaders have achieved a high level of success and what their “secret sauce” is. On Friday, August 22, the Emerging Leadership Council of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a panel of successful local business leaders, from an array of industries, who will educate the audience on successful business development. The 8th annual “Champions of Business” Panel, sponsored by City National Bank, will host distinguished individuals that have made recent leaps of progress in their respective businesses &/or careers each having a unique approach. This traditionally sold-out event, held at the beautiful St. Regis – Bal Harbour, will host over 200 business professionals to witness and interact in a discussion between local success stories.

Panelists include former NBA player and entrepreneur Jamal Mashburn; Media Personality, Chef and Attorney Ana Quincoces, President of Primecard Ric Roth and the renowned DJ Irie. The moderator will be Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations at City National Bank Eddie Dominguez.
Leading up to the panel the Miami Beach Community Newspaper will be highlighting each panelist and in this series we will profile President of Primecard Ric Roth.

Roth prides himself in seeking innovative solutions for all businesses and to achieve the highest standards as an active and responsible corporate citizen. His motto is: Have Fun, Make Money, and Do Good for the World. Since 1985, Roth has overseen the operations of Primecard, the nation’s leading dining, retail, travel and entertainment charge card offering savings at over a thousand restaurants and merchants throughout the U.S.

Additionally, he is the President of IGT Media Holdings and Advertising and Media firm, which he started in 1989. With a portfolio of global and national name clients, he is responsible for directing all aspects of client media and advertising strategy and execution. In 2006, he expanded his business with the introduction of the patented Client Reinvestment Program® (CRP). He was responsible for approximately $350 million in annual billings in 2009.

In 2014, Roth started the Apogee Card, which was created for the development and management of Apogee, a preeminent prepaid discount card utilized by travelers for savings on dining, retail, and entertainment expenditures. He oversaw the development team, operations and partner relationships.

Past panelists of the Champions of Business panel include Shareef Malnik of The Forge, Joshua Wallack of Mango’s Tropical Café, Lisa Pliner of Donald J Pliner, Alex Havenick of Magic City Casino, and Dr. Arthur Agatson of the South Beach Diet. Additional sponsors of the event is the Criminal Law Office of Michael Grieco and 84 West Studios. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Panel Discussion beginning promptly at 12:00 p.m. The program concludes an open Question + Answer session from the audience, with the event ending at 1:30 pm. As St. Regis is the originator of the Bloody Mary, there will be post-program networking with a Bloody Mary Bar in the foyer for those who can stay.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce at 305.674.1300.

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