ADEPT Gives Back in 2016
This year has been a year of giving back to our community through charitable and volunteer opportunities that ADEPT is very thankful to have been a part of in 2016.
16th Annual Imperial Point Fall Harvest Picnic
ADEPT proudly invites you to attend the 16th Annual Imperial Point Fall Harvest Picnic & Car Show on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
This family fun event begins at 11AM and the fun continues until 3PM! The kids will enjoy hopping on a pony for a ride, petting the animals at the petting zoo, getting their face painted, and making crafts to take home! There will be live music, a car show, and performances from local Dance Academy. Don’t forget to stop by and see the local vendors and participate in the City of Fort Lauderdale Tree & Plant Give-Away.
A Look Inside ADEPT PR's Office
Rising public relations and advocacy firm, ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations found its permanent home in Uptown Fort Lauderdale’s light industrial corridor. The office is located at 5300 Powerline Road on the second floor of a 400,000 square foot industrial building owned and managed by real estate mogul Michael Dezer of Dezer Development. Dezer’s automobile collection, the Dezer Collection, sits directly beneath ADEPT and provides a unique view of luxury automobiles such as Queen Elizabeth’s Rolls Royce, the James Bond Collection and the Batmobile.
ADEPT PR's Xtreme Office
ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations has a new, modern office, located in Fort Lauderdale within a 350,000sf mixed use building that includes Xtreme Action Park, Florida’s premiere indoor entertainment venue and real estate mogul and billionaire, Michael Dezer’s The Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection. It’s easy to get the creative juices flowing after an adrenaline rush on 65 mph go-karts or dangling 11 ft high on the ropes course.
Gartel's One of Kind Mixed Media Art
The ADEPT Public Relations team had the pleasure of watching renowned pioneer of the digital art movement, Laurence Gartel, complete two different mixed media pieces over the course of a few weeks. Gartel is widely known for his Art Cars and more recently as the Official Artist of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Local, Natural Pickles to Make You Go "Yee-Haw!"
Founded just four years ago in July 2011, the Yee-Haw Pickle Company was established by owners and pickle-lovers Andrew and Allison Cesati in Park City, Utah, and has quickly spread as a local favorite nationwide. After a long search for a healthy and quality pickle, too often filled with artificial ingredients and preservatives, they decided to create their own.
Alpine Jaguar and ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations announce Uptown Fort Lauderdale 1230 WBZT radio station
We are extremely happy to announce that Uptown Fort Lauderdale has its own radio station sponsored by Alpine Jaguar and ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations.
Tune in Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. on Channel 1230 WBZT for Community News & Review and Fridays from 6-7 p.m. for Legal News & Review. Also available at iHeartRadio.
1st 5v5 Strikers Uptown Cup Soccer Tournament
ADEPT Public Relations is proud to announce our support for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Football Club and Envision Uptown, Inc.'s 1st 5v5 Strikers Uptown Cup Soccer Tournament hosted at Lockhart Stadium and training grounds.
Healthy Eating Welcomed to Uptown Fort Lauderdale
ADEPT is happy to welcome Saladworks Fort Lauderdale, offering “America’s Best Salads,” to Uptown Fort Lauderdale. A fast-casual restaurant providing healthy dining alternatives to area residents and businesses, Saladworks gives healthy consumers the opportunity to choose from pre-determined Signature Salads or build custom entrée-sized salads by choosing from more than 60 garden-fresh ingredients, all chopped crisp, in-house every morning.
ADEPT Gives Back in 2014
It has been a great year at ADEPT and we are so thankful for all of the charitable and volunteer opportunities that our team has been apart of during 2014. We believe in the importance of existing as part of the community and giving back when and where possible. As the year wraps up, we would like to take a look back on all of the wonderful events and organizations that ADEPT has had the chance to participate with, whether through hosting, sponsoring or providing support. ADEPT has been proud to devote a portion of our time to different nonprofits, associations and organizations in the community to bring together a sense of fulfillment and support to those industries we strive to support.
Beneath the Surface: What Rests Inside an Architect? Gallery Exhibition
Last Thursday, ADEPT Strategy & Public Relations, along with Forré & Co. Fine Art Gallery, the Urban Land Institute and Tropic Magazine, hosted a Gallery Opening Reception for a fine art and architectural exhibit, “Beneath the Surface” - What Rests Inside an Architect? The Reception was held at the Forré & Co. Fine Art Gallery at its Fort Lauderdale location on Las Olas Blvd in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month.
The exhibition will run through October 22, 2014 and features collaboration between eight leading architects professional and personal artwork, displayed side by side to celebrate the fine artist within the architect. The event welcomed over 200 local supporters of architecture, design, culture and fine arts. Forré & Co. Fine Art Gallery Owner, Ania Forré, who also owns two additional gallery locations in Aspen and Vail, Colorado, was also present at the event.
Art Talk at Forre Fine Art Gallery with Sunny Bak
Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Forré Fine Art Gallery with Broward County Cultural Division in Fort Lauderdale welcomed Los-Angeles based celebrity photographer, Sunny Bak, for its Art Talk event. Guests were able to listen to Bak speak about her artwork, projects and view a collection of rare photos of well known celebrities taken by Bak in the 70’s and 80’s, including Andy Warhol, Madonna, the Beastie Boys and more. In a one-on-one talk with Tour Manager, Allan Baldwin, Bak took the Gallery and its audience through her artistic voyage and shared personal stories about her journey working with so many notable figures.
Emerging Wines for Emerge Broward
Last Thursday, August 14, we had the pleasure of hosting Emerge Broward at Forré Fine Art Gallery with Adept Co. Public Relations. There were three stations, highlighting seven wines from different “Emerging regions” around the world: areas that have been making wine for a generations, that are now entering the international market with newfound poise and force. These regions, like Greece, Portugal, Sicily and Southwest France offer incredible quality and value at very approachable price points. They are wines to keep in mind when you want to impress at dinner, bring a stellar bottle to a party, or just thoroughly enjoy at home. Then, with Forré Fine Art Gallery’s curator, Laurent Kosinsky, we paired pieces of art that spoke to the mood, region or flavors of the wine.
Trends in Transportation: Transformational Shifts for New Urbanism
What did you do last weekend?
Enjoy a park or festival? Stop by your community Farmer’s Market or take a stroll through a neighborhood you haven’t been to in years (and would now LOVE to live in?) Perhaps stopping for dinner, entertainment or to snap a selfie in front of the temporary installation of sculpture by the new shuttle stop on the corner?
You’re not alone and that was no accident. These are design features of a healthy community and it’s happening all over America. Transportation is at the heart of it all.
City of Miramar Honors Foresters for their Community Efforts
Every day, individuals all over America are contributing a portion of their time and property to enhancing the state of the community we live in. We donate our time to schools, churches, hospitals and other nonprofits in our local areas to bring together a sense of fulfillment and support. Striving on existing as much more than a life insurance provider, First Investor, a Foresters Company has delivered its inspiring support and charitable donations alongside its various partners to fulfill its purpose: To enhance the well-being of families and communities. After a review of Foresters generous contributions, Mayor of the City of Miramar, Lori C. Moseley, has proclaimed June 17th to be Foresters Day.
Celebrating African American History in Florida
Since opening its doors in July of 2001, the SPADY Cultural Heritage Museum has dedicated itself to sharing and preserving the African American history and heritage in Florida. The importance of education in the Delray Beach community and historical accuracy of records has shaped the values portrayed by the SPADY Museum.
The City You Never Want to Leave
City of Fort Lauderdale staff, management and commission have been very busy lately. In just over a year the City has been recognized by multiple national award programs and has introduced its long-term Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale: 2035 Vision Plan, the Press Play Fort Lauderdale: 2018 Strategic Plan and Fiscal Year 2014 Commission Priority Initiatives to reestablish and inspire what’s to come for the city.
What is the skinny on FAT Village?
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale in the Flagler Village warehouse district is FAT Village (Flagler Arts and Technology); an up and coming hub booming with local creativity. As the home to some of Broward’s top filmmakers, photographers, artists, designers, urban planners and web developers, FAT Village is paving the way to becoming the Wynwood of Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale Ranked Third in Best Complete Street Policies of 2013
In 2013, Fort Lauderdale was one of 83 communities in the United States to adopt Complete Streets policies. Broward County Commission voted unanimously in support of this program, which was designed to encourage the creation of a cohesive transportation system that provides all users with safe access to their destinations.
In a March 2013 announcement following the Board meeting Commissioner Kristin Jacobs wrote: “The Broward Complete Streets Guidelines include establishing an interdepartmental Complete Streets Team; coordinating with municipalities, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and other departments on implementation; and to temporarily suspend fees for municipal Complete Streets project applications.
Flights From Fort Lauderdale, Destination: Anywhere.
What’s a new year without some changes? The $2.3 billion expansion program underway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is said to provide nearly 100 additional Southwest Airlines flights a day. Regularly noted for its low-hassle reputation, FLL and executives are making strong efforts to maintain convenience and reasonable pricing for guests traveling.
The City of Miramar Putting Your Bond Dollars to Work
According to a press release put out by the City of Miramar at the end of December, several informative sessions will be hosted as part of a city tour called “Your Bond Dollars at Work!”. The information sessions were formed to enlighten the residents of Miramar about upcoming neighborhood projects and to make available the details regarding various opportunities that come along with these changes.
Recently, the city commission invested in Miramar by approving a $50 million bond program to address various projects within the city. The residents are not the only ones that will reap the benefits of the City’s Revenue Bond Program, local businesses will be made aware of potential opportunities with the planned projects.
To give or receive? Which is better for small business owners?
Conscious capitalism may be a hot trend for large brands, but how can a small business make a difference without writing a large check?
Charities are relying more and more on the revenue and support of private business. Gone are the days of generous single donors and their employers to maintain their significant needs.
Major brands can afford to make investments in non-profits relationships, ensuring their financial sustainability and gaining huge recognition. Supporting the community is often a difficult decision for retailers and new companies where every dollar earned is a dollar re-invested or spent on staff and new product.
There are companies who have found a way. Miss Katie’s Charm School, a local Aventura Mall retailer for women and girls, has a long-standing partnership with community outreach and sustainable giving.
The Tech Takeover
The South Florida tri-county has been actively pursuing the opportunity of becoming a major tech hub to the Americas, and additional support just keeps coming. A great deal of logic stands behind this attempt, location being a main factor. Many companies, such as Microsoft, Corp., already have Latin American corporate offices located in Fort Lauderdale and Miami which compliment the rise in interest as the tech focal point changes from hardware to software.
A Desired Streetcar named The Wave
The idea of Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Planned Streetcar System, the Wave, was first entertained nearly 10 years ago, and the light at the end of this tunnel is finally in sight. The system, or 1.4-miles of it anyway, is said to be up and running by 2016 and with current rate of progression that just might be accurate.
All Aboard the Comeback Train
Every single day Florida inherits thousands of new residents. “Did you know that more than 50 million people travel between Orlando and South Florida annually for both business and pleasure?” reads the All Aboard Florida website. As said by the private development plans of the Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) — owner, operator and management of the future railroad — in just two short years the South Florida tri-county will offer passenger rail service for the first time since July 31, 1968.
Port Jobs and Federal Funding in Broward's Near Future
Port Everglades is looking up with news presence at a high lately; the recently simplified and revamped website being available to a variety of smart phones, Princess Cruises’ brand new ship, Royal Princess, made its debut and will take off from the port on its maiden Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Also last minute changes in favor of Broward County made to the major water bill passed this week call for Federal Reimbursement.