FIU Celebrates City of Miami Beach’s 100th Anniversary

MBUSAs part of an expansive partnership with the city that began last year, FIU is hosting numerous events in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of Miami Beach.

Though the celebration runs all year, the major centennial events will be held March 22-26, including a performance by the FIU Symphony and Concert Choir at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on March 25.

According to John Stuart, associate dean of cultural and community engagement in the College of Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) and executive director of the Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), FIU has had a significant presence on Miami Beach for years ­­­­­– so partnering with the city was a natural fit.

Beyond the centennial events, projects included in FIU’s partnership with the city range from sea level rise and transportation to dual enrollment and new courses at MBUS.

Located in the iconic 420 Lincoln Road building, FIU’s MBUS has worked with city leaders for months to help plan FIU’s collaboration with the centennial. In addition to MBUS, the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU will play a part in the festivities.

Oberhausen Marketing & PR (OBR) is not only a business of Miami Beach, but is also a vested party in the future of the community. South Beach local Josh Oberhausen, President of OBR and member of the Board of CARTA, is passionate about seeing these projects through to fruition.

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Amicon Construction: Building the New Miami Design District


The Miami Design District is undergoing a complete renaissance that will bring together some of the world’s most upscale retailers. Construction teams are working at a rapid pace seven days a week and by 2016, the district is expected to include over 120 luxury brand stores, some of which, will be the first Miami location.

One local construction firm is at the forefront of the Miami Design District’s transformation, Amicon Construction.

Amicon, a leading boutique construction firm in South Florida that specializes in upscale commercial interiors, is currently working on several exciting new projects in the Miami Design District – including Brown Jordan, an iconic leisure furniture brand, Miu Miu, part of the Prada Group, Chrome Hearts, a luxury lifestyle brand, Jason of Beverly Hills, celebrity jewelers and a new retail space on 3711 N.E. 2nd Avenue.

These retailers specifically chose Amicon because of its understanding of the neighborhood, relationships, and local resources that help them save time and money.

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Wynwood Central Artist Collective

The Wynwood Central Artist Collective was commissioned to celebrate and show appreciation for the talented artists who have helped make Wynwood an internationally recognized arts center.  Developed and managed by Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations (OBR) and produced and curated by prolific and esteemed street artist Daniel Fila, a.k.a. KRAVE, and Yuval Ofir of Yo Miami, the exhibit showcased the works of nine prominent local street artists on the fencing of the Wynwood Central construction site during Art Basel 2013.

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Chat Chow TV Video Podcast Expands to the West Coast

Chat Chow TV, an award-winning, mouth-watering video podcast that began in South Florida, expands to the West Coast featuring new weekly webisodes showcasing food personalities in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Foodies can visit Chat Chow TV and see Samuel Marcelino Samson, Manager and Fish Monger of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Fish Market; and Jean-luc Kayigire, owner of Muka Underground Wine and Dessert Lounge; and Ian Garrone, Owner of Far West Fungi organic mushrooms, both of San Francisco.

Launched in Miami on April 2011, ChatChowTV™ is a mouth-watering video podcast that goes behind the scenes with celebrated chefs, owner and mixologists. Chat Chow TV’s creator and executive producer is Cuban-born, Miami –raised Gio Gutierrez, who also serves as Tinsley Advertising’s Director of Interactive Media. Chat Chow TV is a 2011 Telly Bronze Award Webisode winner and a W3 Silver Award Podcast winner.  Foodies can tune in to Chat Chow TV by visiting and

Miami’s Italian Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Laura Larsen, Bisazza's architectural promoter, and Josh Oberhausen of Oberhausen Marketing & PR

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Miami recently held their 20th Anniversary Gala at the Coral Gables Country Club.  The chamber recognized Bisazza, the top luxury producer of glass mosaic, and several other Italian businesses for their extraordinary impact on the South Florida Community, as well as the Southeastern US at large. Oberhausen Marketing & Public Relations joined the lovely Laura Larsen, architectural promoter for Bisazza, in the celebration that included a delicious dinner, dancing and silent auction.

Moveable Feast at the Shore Club

Shore Club Penthouse with champagne and raw bar

The Shore Club on Miami Beach hosted a fantastic event showcasing their Oceanfront Meeting Space, 2oth Floor Penthouse, Skybar Red Room & Terrace, Beach House Bungalow and Pool. The food was outstanding as expected from the team at Nobu and Ago. The night ended with a fireworks display and Shore Club replica cake for dessert. Special thanks to General Manager Tim Nardi and the entire Shore Club team.

Private Pool outside the Beach Bungalow

Ornare, Design District Miami

Last Thursday, Claudio Faria of Ornare hosted a kick off party at his showroom in Miami’s Design District for top Brazillian designer Marcelo Quadros.

Special thanks to Hubolt fine time pieces and Leblon cachaca.

Miami Design

Special thanks to Damir Sinovcic of Design Book and Poliform for hosting a terrific event and launching the Winter 2011 issue.

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