RUSSIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Bringing People Together

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 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. READ MORE... 

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. READ MORE...

10/10/18 RAC and AMC Business Mixer at MidiCi in Aventura, Florida 

A joint event between Russian American Chamber of South Florida and Aventura Marketing Council turned out to be a great success! A very special thank you to our friends at AMC and to MidiCi - The Neapolitan Pizza Company who hosted an incredible event and celebrated with us the Grand Opening of Aventura’s newest restaurant. At MidiCi, they do it the way Italians invented it over 300 years ago! Their pizza is authentic, made with few and fine ingredients, and accessible to everyone. MidiCi’s is sure to be a local favorite in no time!  READ MORE...

​9/13/18 RAC Local Leaders Meet and Greet Reception Hosted by Coffey Burlington
At Dezerland Park in North Miami, Florida


A momentous event took place on September 13th at Dezerland Park in North Miami, Florida, when Local Government Leaders came together to establish relationships with the growing Russian American community in South Florida. Our distinguished guests included public officials who are currently in office as well as those running for election on the city, county and state level in Florida. The warm reception received from so many government leaders marked another incredible milestone for the Russian speaking community in South Florida. READ MORE...

​8/23/18 RAC “Dance” Business Mixer at VK Dance Arena in Hallandale Beach, Florida 

1... 2... CHA CHA CHA... If pictures say a thousand words... then these are proof that networking has never been this much fun before! 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 Salsa, Bachata, Foxtrot and the CHA CHA. Bringing people together is what Russian American Chamber of South Florida does best! If you haven’t been to RAC Business Mixer before, you are missing out! If you own or manage a business in South Florida, RAC events are an amazing opportunity to connect with like-minded business professionals to help further the growth of your business.  READ MORE...

7/19/18 
RAC Business Mixer at Himmarshee Public House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

By popular demand, once again, Russian American Chamber of South Florida ("RAC") headed to downtown Fort Lauderdale for another successful business networking event. This time, the venue was a well-known local favorite, Himmarshee Public House which has earned the reputation of a popular hangout to socialize with friends over drinks and delicious comfort food. Bringing people together is what Russian American Chamber of South Florida does best; and this evening was no exception. Russian American Chamber believes in the old-fashioned way of doing business in a modern economy. Personal relationships are still the number one reason why people do business together.
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​6/28/18 RAC Business Mixer at The Apothecary 330 in Fort Lauderdale

The mystery has been solved!!! 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. The phrase of the night was “wow, this place is amazing”. The Apothecary 330 is well known for their delicious, hand-crafted cocktails prepared by “bar chefs”, custom built leather couches and red velveteen covered walls which set the mood for a truly unique experience. A huge thank you to The Apothecary 330 for hosting the RAC Business Mixer.  READ MORE...

​5/3/18 RAC Business Mixer at Etaru in Hallandale Beach

What started out as a bad hair day for most ladies… turned out to be an amazing night!! When you’re having this much fun… who cares what your hair looks like! RAC members and friends gathered for a business networking event on the 3rd floor rooftop terrace of the luxurious, Etaru Restaurant, overlooking the Atlantic. The cool breeze of the ocean and the beautiful sunset was the backdrop for the most recent RAC Business Mixer. Guests could not stop raving about Etaru located on Surf Road in Hallandale Beach. Most were surprised to learn, Zuma’s sister restaurant, was just minutes away from their backyard.  READ MORE...

4/29/18 Russian American Heritage Weekend (Album 2 of 2)

The First Annual Russian America Heritage Weekend took place on April 28 and April 29, 2018, hosted by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to honor the many Russian speaking people who live in our community and the contributions they make to South Florida. The initiative by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to engage with the Russian speaking community and honor them with this special two-day celebration marked an unprecedented milestone for the Russian speaking community. More than 1,500 people joined in the festivities over the weekend. READ MORE...

4/28/18 Russian American Heritage Weekend (Album 1 of 2)

The First Annual Russian America Heritage Weekend took place on April 28 and April 29, 2018, hosted by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to honor the many Russian speaking people who live in our community and the contributions they make to South Florida. The initiative by the City of Sunny Isles Beach to engage with the Russian speaking community and honor them with this special two-day celebration marked an unprecedented milestone for the Russian speaking community. More than 1,500 people joined in the festivities over the weekend. READ MORE...

4/12/18 RAC Business Mixer RAC Hosted by ROK:BRGR American Kitchen and Cocktails

It was another great evening among great friends and business professionals. A huge thank you to ROK:BRGR for hosting the RAC Business Mixer. Many of our members had never been to ROK:BRGR and upon arriving were instantly comforted by the relaxed atmosphere, the incredible hand-crafted cocktails and the delicious array of some of ROK:BRGR’s signature dishes. The relaxed atmosphere was the perfect place for members and guests to network and make business relationships to help the growth of their business. After all, personal READ MORE...

3/8/18 RAC Business Mixer Celebrating International Day hosted by Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman, P.A.


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 lead 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, many of the incredible READ MORE...

1/22/18 RAC Share the Love Business Mixer hosted by Memorial Cardiac & Vascular Institute

It was an incredible evening as many members and guests joined us for RAC Share the Love Business Mixer at Adena Grill & Wine Bar to enjoy delicious food, chilled wine and to make long lasting relationships to further the growth of their businesses. This special evening celebrated Heart Month in a special way... #CELEBRATELIFE. Our Special Guests included Michele Slane, Vice-President of the Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Dr. Enrique Gongora, a Board-Certified Cardiac Surgeon at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute and their patient, Jeannie Lee Sullivan. Jeannie shared her courageous story with us and how she overcame READ MORE...

1/25/18 RAC Business Mixer Co-Hosted by Farrey’s Lighting & Bath and Eten Catering

A huge thank you to the host of the First RAC Business Mixer of 2018!!! Thank you Farrey's Lighting & Bath for an unforgettable evening! The evening began with our members and guests surprised as they walked into a fairytale of lights and sparkles in the exquisitely elegant and jaw-dropping showroom located in North Miami. Those coming to Farrey’s for the first time, were astonished that they had not been to this magical place before. Not only is Farrey’s the perfect place to shop for lighting and bath but this family owned and operated company made each of our READ MORE...

​2017 MEMORIES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM RUSSIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Thank you to all our members and friends for another incredible year of Russian American Chamber of South Florida "RAC". We pride ourselves on bringing people together for the purpose of bringing unity to the Russian community, bridging ties between Russian and American businesses and creating an entrepreneurial environment where companies grow, individuals succeed and the community benefits. READ MORE...

12/07/17     RAC Lexus International Food & Wine Gala

It's the most talked about event of the season! Beautiful ladies in designer gowns and gentlemen in sleek suits and tuxedos celebrated the holidays in luxurious 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 is one event people will be talking about for a long time to come! Our dear members and friends didn't miss the chance to strike a pose with the paparazzi on the red carpet… READ MORE...

11/09/17          RAC Business Mixer at El Gan Inka

GREAT BUSINESS MIXER! The best antiques in life are old friendships and there is no better place to foster those relationships than at a Russian American Chamber ("RAC") Business Mixer. Another great evening was spent networking among business executives forming new connections and reunited with old ones. And what better place to do that than at one of our members' favorite restaurants... El Gran Inka!  READ MORE...

10/26/17          RAC Business Mixer at Cantina Laredo

The best Margaritas in town made the evening truly memorable! Members and friends spent the evening laughing and having a great time at the beautiful Cantina Laredo. Cantina Laredo creates authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the City of Mexico and adds a unique, modern twist. Many of our guests were first time visitors to Cantina Laredo... but will surely become regulars. Everyone was raving about the delicious food and drinks; especially the tuna tacos and amazing margaritas! But the night was not complete until Cantina Laredo surprised everyone with a live mariachi band to entertain the guests. What started out to be a business networking event... turned into a party!! Bringing people together is what Russian American Chamber does best and this was another incredible evening among like-minded businesses professionals coming together to make connections face to face.  READ MORE...

10/14/17          RAC Halloween Carnival at Miami Auto Museum

Nothing but smiling faces at the RAC Halloween Carnival hosted by the Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection. Not only did the parents join in the fun by dressing in their favorite costume characters... but kids had to battle the parents for a spot at the video games. This special community event featured unlimited game play in the video arcade, carnival games, prizes for all kids, face painting, balloon artists, DJ dance party, trick or treating, costume parade and so much more. Some of the favorites included the virtual reality rides, basketball, air hockey and of course, the Miami Dade Fire Truck parked outside our event with our local fire fighters greeting the kids. But what guests could not stop raving about was how  READ MORE...

10/5/17            RAC Business Mixer at Trump International Beach Resort

It was an unforgettable evening of breathtaking views of the ocean, mouthwatering cuisine featuring a lava stone cooking demonstration, mini spa treatments, tantalizing cocktails, luxury raffle prizes and a fashion show featuring the latest styles presented by beautiful models. A huge thank you to Trump International Beach Resort for hosting this Private Event for Members of Russian American Chamber of South Florida and going to great lengths to make the evening truly special. The luxurious atmosphere of Trump International Beach Resort is the perfect venue for a unique and elegant event.  READ MORE...

8/24/17            RAC Business Mixer at Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Berkowitz Pollack Brant spared no expense welcoming RAC members to their beautiful office. It was an incredible evening among like-minded business professionals coming together to network with each other and make connections face to face. Guests could not stop raving about the extravagant display of Russian cuisine, chilled wine and even Russian beer. Berkowitz Pollack Brant is truly a class act. Thank you for your hospitality and making the evening truly special. If this is how they treat their guests at a business networking event, you can imagine how they treat their clients. Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants is one of the most prestigious accounting and consulting firms in South Florida.  READ MORE...

7/20/17            RAC Business Mixer at Campania

RAC EVENT done ITALIAN STYLE. Despite the rain, traffic, road closures and a bridge stuck in the upright position, our loyal members and friends braved these obstacles to join us for the RAC Business Mixer hosted by Campania. Campania Coal Fired Pizza in North Miami Beach is a sophisticated Italian-American eatery which served up some amazing pizzas, eggplant parmesan, pasta and the most amazing meatballs you've ever tasted....even better than Mama used to make! READ MORE...

6/22/17                        RAC Business Mixer at Endeavour

A huge thank you to the co-hosts of the RAC Business Mixer, Endeavour Co-Working Spaces and Finding.Wine. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres, chilled wine, the innovative and modern atmosphere of Endeavour Co-Working Spaces and Finding.Wine. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our event partner: Perrier-Jouët Champagne.  READ MORE...

5/4/17              FROM RUSSIA WITH BUSINESS

With its spectacular weather and extraordinarily diverse culture, South Florida has long been a magnet for foreign visitors throughout the world. In recent years, one of the most dynamic and growing communities is the more than 400,000 Russian-speaking people who include many professional and business people as well as leaders in dance, art, music and other elements of the entertainment world. Until 2014, South Florida was a favorite venue not only for residents and tourists but also for investors from Russia. 

The strong growth in business opportunities between Russia and America met a new challenge with U.S.-imposed sanctions in 2014. With the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, many observers concluded that there would be a resurgence in business opportunities for the Russia-American community. To discuss the latest political developments as well as the potential change in the business climate, a forum was conducted by the Russian American Chamber of South Florida ("RAC"), the most important organization in the Russian-American community. The catalyst for the forum was a panel including Michael Caputo, a long-time Trump political advisor, and Max Slyusarchuk, a community leader whose company, A&D Mortgage, is a major business force.  Moderating the panel was Kendall Coffey, the former United States Attorney in South Florida who is the legal advisor to the Russian American Chamber. Among the many important points of discussion were the results of a survey among guests. According to those polled within the Russian American community, forty percent have already seen READ MORE...

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