MBVCA Grant Information

MBVCA Grant Information

The FY 2016/2017 Tourism Advancement Program guidelines and application forms  are now available. Click below for more information...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the MBVCA created an all-inclusive Miami Beach App? So, if you are having trouble finding your way around the City; download our Miami Beach Information App today! www.miamibeachapi.com

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News Articles and Press

News Articles and Press

Each week, the MBVCA publishes a newsletter for its partners, industry leaders, and colleagues.  Its goal is continuously inform the MBVCA's partners on the various initiatives being created. In addition, the MBVCA's PR Firm Hill & Knowlton has published and released several stories over the past few months.  View the…

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Grant Recipient News

Grant Recipient News

The MBVCA awards over $1 million each year through its various grant programs, focusing on its core initiatives of Cultural Tourism; Customer Service; Design and Architecture; Entertainment and Nightlife; Festivals; Film and Fashion; Gay/Lesbian; Group Stimulus; Health and Wellness; Promotional Campaigns; Television Origination; Wine and Food. Click below to view…

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Program of Work

Program of Work

Each year, the MBVCA produces an annual Program of Work for their upcoming fiscal year.  This reports outlines the MBVCA's accomplishments for the prior fiscal year and provides information on their goals for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Steve Adkins

Steve Adkins was re-appointed to the MBVCA in December 2016, after serving from 2007 to 2014. During his tenure, he served as both Vice Chair and Chair. He is currently the President of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the largest not-for-profit corporation in the County for gay and lesbian businesses. MDGLCC membership has increased ten-fold since Adkins took over the reins in 2005. 

In 1999, Steve moved from his native San Diego, California to South Florida and immediately became interested in promoting Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, when he owned and operated the Jefferson House, a South Beach Boutique Hotel.  Prior to his move to the East Coast, Mr. Adkins held several positions in the banking world. From 1995 to 1999, he served as  Vice President of International Trade and Finance Manager for the Union Bank of California, Southern California; handling such major accounts as Aldila, Inc., Hybritech, Inc., Titan, Inc., ASI Aerospace Group, and Jenny Craig.

In addition to the MBVCA, Mr. Adkins also serves on the board of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Miami Beach Gay Pride; and the Coalition of Chambers; Mr. Adkins received the 2009 Eddie McIntyre Community Service Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; the 2010 Bacardi Icon Award, will receive a Pa’Lante from the Gay8 Festival, and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce received Equality Florida’s first “Equality Means Business” Award in 2012.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science, from San Diego State University and a Business Administration Degree with a strong emphasis on Management with Concentration in Finance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our video section contains the VCA's Service and Attitude Video, the "My Beach" campaign video, and the VCA's presentation to the City of Miami Beach Mayor and Commission.

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