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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Peggy Benua, Chair

Peggy Benua was appointed to the MBVCA in February 2012 and elected Board Chair in 2014. She has been General Manager of Dream South Beach hotel since November 2008 and was previously General Manager of the Marriott South Beach. Peggy has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent the last 15 years of her career on Miami Beach since joining the Eden Roc Renaissance in January 2000 as Resident Manager. 

Peggy earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of North Florida, where she graduated cum laude, and obtained her Master’s in Hotel and Food Service Management from Florida International University. After completing her management training program with ITT Sheraton, she held various positions in San Diego and Los Angeles area Sheraton Hotels, including the Sheraton LAX and the Sheraton Grande, part of the ITT Sheraton Luxury Collection.  Prior to relocating back to Miami, Peggy was Hotel Manager at Le Meridien Dallas from 1994 to 1999.

In addition to the MBVCA, Peggy currently serves as Board Chair of the Greater Miami and Beaches Hotel Association, as well as co-chair for the GMBHA Sustainable Hospitality Council.  She volunteers as a member of the Advisory Board of the Miami Dade’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism as well as the Advisory Committee for Miami Dade College’s International Hospitality Center. Voted HSMAI’s General Manager of the Year for 2012; in 2014 Peggy received the Red Cross Sara Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Award for Women, and in 2015 the Coral Gables Chamber’s Outstanding Leader for Hospitality award. 

Visit the Calendar of Events section to view events currently taking place throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches.

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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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