RAC NEWS

09/22/22 - RAC Business Mixer hosted by Pulse Restaurant

WHAT A NIGHT!! On September 22nd, RAC Members and Friends gathered for another incredible business mixer at Pulse Restaurant in Aventura, Florida. Although a relatively new restaurant, Pulse is quickly becoming a popular hot spot! Guests were blown away by the endless array of delicious, European-Fusion style food, exquisite cocktails and the beautiful atmosphere of Pulse!

 

A very special thank you to Pulse Restaurant for hosting this incredibly, memorable event! Guests will be talking about this one for a long time to come!

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02/10/22 - RAC Business Mixer hosted by Bamboo Beach Club and Tiki Bar

Russian American Chamber of South Florida kicked off 2022 with their first event of the year at Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar right on Fort Lauderdale Beach! For the first time ever, RAC had a dress down event with shorts, t-shirts, jeans and beachwear. It was a kick back, relax and unwind kind of event. It was great to see old time members and friends and also meet some first timers who joined us for a night of business networking. The breathtaking view was the perfect backdrop for this amazing event for business professionals.

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12/9/21 – RAC Local Government Meet & Greet Reception and Holiday Celebration hosted by Coffey Burlington and AD Mortgage. Co-hosted by Tatiana Restaurant.

A MOMENTOUS EVENT took place on December 9th when Local Government Leaders came together to establish relationships with the growing Russian Speaking American community in South Florida. Our distinguished guests included public officials who are currently in office as well as those running for future elections on the city, county and state level. We are grateful to the following government leaders who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our special reception and embraced the growing Russian Speaking American community (in order by State/County/Alphabetical City)

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11/18/21 - RAC Business Mixer hosted by Tokyo Sushi

It was another incredible Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida (“RAC”) networking event! Business professionals gathered together to promote their companies and expand their referral sources. Despite the rain and traffic, the event was a great success. Besides the great networking opportunity, the talk of the night was how delicious the sushi was. Not only were guests surprised at how this small, quaint sushi place located on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, had some of the best and freshest sushi they ever tasted, but they were shocked to learn that Tokyo Sushi was owned and operated by a Belarusian family.
Tokyo Sushi went out of their way welcome guests with an over-abundance of mouthwatering food including a soup station, oysters, sushi, specialty rolls, sake, wine, champagne and more.

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10/14/21 RAC Business Mixer hosted by Casa Calabria

It was another amazing event among great friends and business professionals! Since the Russian speaking population in South Florida is vast and distributed among the tri-counties, our Fort Lauderdale events have become quite popular! And Casa Calabria was the perfect place to meet for delicious food and drinks, nice music and of course the spectacular ocean view. If you haven’t been to Casa Calabria you are missing something truly special! Mamma’s Southern Italian recipes is what makes this place a local favorite! A very special thank you to Casa Calabria for hosting this incredible event! We will absolutely be back!

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09/23/21 RAC Business Mixers hosted by Divieto Ristorante Aventura

“Personal relationships are still the number one reason why people do business together”. This has been RAC’s motto from the very beginning. RAC Business Mixers are a great way for members and friends to stay connected with one another. The monthly business networking events also allow members and guests to form new connections to further expand their referral network and attract new business. The most recent evet took place at Divieto Ristorante located in Aventura Mall and they were the talk of the evening. For most guests, it was their first time at Divieto Ristorante and they could not stop raving about the delicious food and the special culinary presentation by the chef himself. A very special thank you to Divieto Ristorante for their hospitality and going above and beyond to welcome Russian-Speaking American Chamber members and friends to their restaurant. 

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08/12/21 RAC Business Mixers hosted by Terrazas at Hyde

 

A BAD HAIR DAY DIDN’T SPOIL THE FUN!! Not even a big rain storm or heavy winds could keep our members and friends away from the RAC Business Mixer hosted by Terrazas at Hyde. Due to the weather, the event was initially moved indoors but as soon as the weather cleared up, guests were thrilled to move outdoors to 9th Floor Rooftop and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The breathtaking view was the perfect backdrop for this amazing event for business professionals. Thank you to our dear members and friends for braving the storm and joining us for this special event! A very special thank you to Terrazas at Hyde for the hospitality. ​

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07/15/21 RAC Business Mixers hosted by Piazza Italia

By popular demand, once again, Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida (“RAC”) headed to downtown Fort Lauderdale for another successful business networking event at the beautiful Piazza Italia. This Italian "Town Square" concept on Las Olas Boulevard, comprised of distinct themes throughout the restaurant grounds, was the perfect spot for this amazing networking event. Bringing people together is what Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida does best; and this evening was no exception. Members and friends were excited to finally be reunited after such a long and difficult time away during the pandemic. A huge thank you to Piazza Italia for hosting the RAC Business Mixer. 

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01/24/21 RAC Business Mixers Time To Get Back To Business

​Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida (“RAC”) has been bringing people together for over a decade. Through their popular monthly business mixers to their annual galas, RAC events have created tremendous opportunity for local business professionals to attract new business, connect with new referral sources and brand their company name. Bringing people together has been nearly impossible during a time of social distancing but things are looking up and IT’S TIME TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS!!! Stay tuned for upcoming events coming soon! 

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02/13/20 RAC Business Mixer hosted by Piazza Italia

BACK IN FEBRUARY 2020....
It was another amazing evening among great friends and business professionals! A huge thank you to Piazza Italia for hosting the RAC Business Mixer at their beautiful and trendy restaurant located on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and thank you to our special guest, Russian Standard Vodka for the delicious cocktails. If you've never been to a Russian-Speaking American Chamber Business Mixer, you are missing out on an incredible opportunity to connect with amazing business professionals and develop business relationships to further the growth of your business. If you own or manage a business in South Florida, we invite you to join us at future networking events. Visit www.RACsouthflorida.com for details on upcoming events.

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01/23/20  RAC Business Mixer hosted by Farrey's Lighting

What a way to start the new decade!! Despite the heavy rain and rush hour traffic, our dearest members and friends joined us for First RAC Business Mixer of the decade hosted by Farrey’s Lighting + Bath. The January event at Farrey’s has become an annual tradition and members look forward to kicking off the year with a little sparkle at one of everyone’s favorite event venues. Guests visiting Farrey’s for the first time were astonished by their exquisitely, elegant and jaw-dropping showroom. It’s as if you stepped into a fairytale full of crystals. Not only is Farrey's the perfect place to shop for lighting and bath, but this family owned and operated store made each of the guests feel the warmth of their hospitality

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12/12/19 RAC Lexus International Food & Wine Holiday Gala

On December 12th, the red carpet was sizzling with the beautiful people of South Florida wearing the latest designers and fashion trends. Nobody celebrates the holidays in style better than Lexus! This unforgettable night could only be described as the event of the season!!! The Lexus International Food & Wine Holiday Gala co-hosted by Lexus of North Miami and Lexus of Pembroke Pines has become the annual celebration people look forward to all year! Our dear members and friends lined up for their moment to strike a pose and shine on the red carpet with the paparazzi and enjoyed exquisite international food, handcrafted cocktails and the display of luxurious Lexus vehicles

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11/14/19  RAC Business Mixer at Juniper on the Water

Owners and managers of local, South Florida businesses came together for another amazing RAC Business Mixer. This special event took place at Juniper on the Water which is one of the best kept secrets in the area. The elegant atmosphere, live music, delicious food and tantalizing cocktails were only a few of the reasons why guests were happy to discovery this local hot spot. Located on South Ocean Drive, with expansive views of the intracoastal, makes Juniper on the Water, the ideal spot for a night of romance, a casual meeting with friends, a beautiful spot for Sunday brunch and, of course, a RAC Business Mixer.

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10/24/19  RAC “Karaoke” Business Mixer at PlugIn Karaoke in Gulfstream Park

There’s nothing more fun than rocking out to your favorite tunes with colleagues and friends. Whether we were singing center stage, helping out with background vocals or simply laughing and having a great time, RAC’s first “Karaoke” Business Mixer was a blast! PlugIn Karaoke was the perfect spot to relax, unwind and have an amazing time singing your favorite songs. A huge thank you to PlugIn Karaoke for going above and beyond to welcome RAC members and friends to their state-of-the-art karaoke club. While everyone was expecting great fun with Karaoke, the most unexpected surprise of the evening was the food. Everyone agreed the gourmet hors d’oeuvres were something you would expect at a high-end restaurant and their tuna tartar was one of the best in South Florida. 

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09/19/19  RAC Business Mixer at Merci Restaurant

Owners and managers of local, South Florida businesses came together for another amazing RAC Business Mixer at Merci Restaurant. It was an amazing night with amazing people who gathered at one of the newest restaurants to open in downtown Hollywood serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Connecting like-minded, business professionals is one of the things Russian American Chamber of South Florida “RAC” does best. That’s why RAC Business Mixers are a great way to attract new business and gain new referral sources. A very special thank you to Merci Restaurant for hosing the RAC Business Mixer! Thank you to all our members and friends for joining us at this special event. 

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08/8/19  RAC "Dance" Business Mixer at VK Dance Arena

Networking has never been this much fun before! Despite the pouring rain and heavy, rush-hour traffic, the RAC “Dance” Business Mixer was a huge success. Thanks to VK Dance Arena, our members and guests put their dancing shoes on, let their hair down and had a little fun on the dance floor. There’s no better way to network and exchange business cards, than over a little ballroom dancing. Guests enjoyed a glass of champagne, delicious appetizers, a beautiful performance by VK Dance Camp Dancers and of course the all-time favorite, Salsa Dance Class. 

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7/11/19  RAC Business Mixer at Stefano Andolfi Jewelry

What could be better than enjoying an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres, chilled wine, mixing and mingling with amazing business professionals and trying on exquisitely beautiful diamond jewelry? It’s getting to spend the evening with the designer, Stefano Andolfi who personally welcomed us to his boutique jewelry store located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach. While Stefano Andolfi's jewelry has gained immense popularity in Italy and other countries in Europe, their Sunny Isles location is the first boutique to open in the U.S. Thank you to Stefano Andolfi for sharing your beautiful craft with us and treating us to an incredible evening.

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6/27/19  RAC Business Mixer at Gatsby’s Joint

It was another amazing event among great friends and business professionals! Due to the requests of many members and guests, this month’s RAC Business Mixer took place in Fort Lauderdale to accommodate our friends in Palm Beach and Broward County. A huge thank you to Gatsby’s Joint for hosting this incredible event. This swanky supper club was the perfect place for members and guests to network and make business relationships to help the growth of their business while enjoying delicious appetizers, cocktails and even some caviar. After all, personal relationships are still the number one reason why people do business together! 

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5/29/19 Russian Heritage Celebration in Sunny Isles Beach – Art & Culture Showcase

The Second Annual Russian Heritage Celebration Weekend took place on May 18 and May 19, 2019. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the City of Sunny Isles Beach decided to make the celebration an annual tradition. The City of Sunny Isles Beach is a small paradise lined with magnificent high rises and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. With this much beauty all in one city, it’s no wonder the Russian speaking population has an affinity to this prestigious zip code. We are grateful to the City of Sunny Isles Beach for once again hosting this two-day special celebration to honor the many Russian speaking people who live in the community and the contributions they make to South Florida.

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5/28/19 Russian Heritage Celebration in Sunny Isles Beach – Concert in the Park

The Second Annual Russian Heritage Celebration Weekend took place on May 18 and May 19, 2019. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the City of Sunny Isles Beach decided to make the celebration an annual tradition. The City of Sunny Isles Beach is a small paradise lined with magnificent high rises and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. With this much beauty all in one city, it’s no wonder the Russian speaking population has an affinity to this prestigious zip code. We are grateful to the City of Sunny Isles Beach for once again hosting this two-day special celebration to honor the many Russian speaking people who live in the community and the contributions they make to South Florida. 

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4/11/19  RAC Business Mixer at The Apothecary 330

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. The Apothecary 330 is one of our members’ favorite spots to enjoy a delicious cocktail and mix and mingle with business professionals. Those visiting the Apothecary 330 for the first time were in for a treat, as this is not your typical bar in South Florida. It starts with a mystery because unless you’ve been there before, you can’t find it!!! After circling the block several times, guests quickly realized there is no sign for The Apothecary 330. That’s because this unique cocktail club is known only by word of mouth. Once inside, your eyes quickly adjusted to the darkness and you immediately felt transported into the “Gatsby” era. 

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3/7/19 RAC Business Mixer at Etaru Celebrating International Women’s Day

On March 8th women around the world celebrated International Women’s Day in recognition of the tremendous social, political and economic achievements women have made. Through history, women have been empowered to be better, achieve more, climb ladders and break glass ceilings. The courage, determination and strength of women has led them to a time they can be proud of. Whether they are a daughter, a sister, a wife, or a mother, women understand how important it is to set the right example for the next generation of women to reach new levels of success in business and family. In honor of this widely celebrated holiday, RAC members and friends gathered for a business networking event on the 3rd floor rooftop terrace.

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02/21/19 RAC Share The Love Business Mixer at Novecento Aventura

February was the perfect month for sharing the love by connecting like-minded, entrepreneurial, business professionals and making new connections. Owners and managers of local, South Florida businesses came together for another amazing RAC Business Mixer to make long lasting relationships to further the growth of their businesses. It was an amazing night with amazing people but what truly made it complete was Novecento, an elegant bistro with incredibly, delicious food and tantalizing drinks. Located in Aventura, Novecento is a favorite among many locals who frequent the restaurant for their Argentine, Mediterranean and Pan Latin cuisines heightened by French techniques. A very special thank you to Novecento for hosing the RAC Share the Love Business Mixer! Thank you to all our members, friends and new guests for attending our Share the Love Business Mixer at the Novecento! 

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01/24/19 RAC Business Mixer at Farrey's Lighting + Bath

AN AMAZING START TO 2019!! Despite the heavy rain and horrendous traffic, over 100 of our dearest members and friends joined us for First RAC Business Mixer of the year hosted by Farrey’s Lighting + Bath. Guests visiting Farrey’s for the first time were astonished by their exquisitely, elegant and jaw-dropping showroom. It’s as if you stepped into a fairytale full of crystals. What better way to kick off the new year, than with a little sparkle! Not only is Farrey's the perfect place to shop for lighting and bath, but this family owned and operated store made each of the guests feel the warmth of their hospitality. 

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01/01/19 Highlights and Memories from 2018

Thank you to all our members and friends for another incredible year of Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida "RAC". We pride ourselves on bringing people together for the purpose of bringing unity to the Russian Speaking community, bridging ties between Russian Speaking and American businesses and creating an entrepreneurial environment where companies grow, individuals succeed and the community benefits. AMAZING PEOPLE. AMAZING EVENTS. AMAZING MEMORIES FROM 2018. Check out these photos of memories and highlights from 2018 and join us in 2019 for another incredible year of Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida. 

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12/05/18 RAC Lexus Holiday Gala in Lexus of North Miami

​On December 5th, the place to be was the Lexus Holiday Gala in North Miami, Florida! Stunningly beautiful women in designer evening gowns and handsome gentlemen in stylish suits and tuxedos celebrated the holidays in style at the event of the season! The Lexus International Food & Wine Holiday Gala co-hosted by Lexus of North Miami and Lexus of Pembroke Pines will be talked about for a long time to come! Just like in prior years, the tradition continued and our dear members and friends lined up for their chance to strike a pose on the red carpet with the paparazzi and enjoyed exquisite international food, wine, cognac, scotch and of course, the display of luxurious Lexus vehicles.  

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11/15/18  RAC and RC Business Mixer at Mount Sinai Medical Center at Skylake

GREAT NIGHT AMONG GREAT FRIENDS!!! Members of Russian Connections and Russian-Speaking American Chamber of South Florida “RAC”, gathered to mix and mingle, socialize, enjoy good food and wine, check out one of the newest locations of Mount Sinai Medical Center and to unwind, relax and have a little fun with friends. Mount Sinai Primary & Specialty Care Skylake is a new, state of the art medical facility, conveniently located in Skylake to serve the needs of the growing community. 

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10/20/18 RAC Halloween Carnival at Dezerland Park in North Miami, Florida

SPOOK-TAC-ULAR FUN at the RAC Halloween Carnival hosted by Dezerland Park. If pictures say a thousand words... than these are proof that the RAC Halloween Carnival was a blast!! Parents joined in the fun and had to battle the kids to get a spot in the arcade. This special community event featured games in the enormous arcade, carnival games, prizes, balloon artist, DJ dance party, trick or treating and so much more! Some of the favorites included air hockey, bowling, the limbo contest and of course, the Miami Dade Fire Truck parked outside our event with our local fire fighters greeting the kids. Guests could not stop raving about how INCREDIBLE Dezerland Park was. 

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