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March 5, 2012:
Press Release

Subject: Doral Décor District Merchants Association has been formed
Location: Doral Décor District, Fl

The City initiated Doral Décor District master plan has taken a significant step forward with the incorporation of the Doral Décor District Merchants Association, Inc., effective February 14, 2012. The newly formed Merchants Association will be made up exclusively of licensed business and property owners who have a physical presence with the designed design district. The Merchants Association will be led by a seven Member Board of volunteers headed by Tony DeRosa and Steve Musolino as President and VP, respectively, along with Armando Alvarez as Treasurer and Ernesto Avino as Secretary to represent the Executive Board. Former Vice Mayor Robert Van Name, will serve as a Special Advisor..

The central purpose of the Merchants Association is to promote and enhance the profitability and public image of merchants and businesses within the “Doral Décor District”, providing Marketing, Branding, Advocacy and support to the Merchants Association of the Doral Design District membership.

The Merchants Association will encourage our merchant and associate members to conduct business through teamwork, professionalism and ethical principles and most importantly it will create a unified Business Community Voice within the Doral Design District, “One Voice … One District”!

The Doral Décor District concept was first introduced to the Doral City Council by Former Vice Mayor Robert Van Name in 2004 to formalize and promote the Design, Tile & Marble, and Building Trades industry sprouting along the NW 79th Avenue and surrounding areas. Since inception, the City has done a wonderful job facilitating this project with the creation of a Doral Décor District Master Plan, a Feasibility Study on the development of a major “Trade-Conference Center within the District, formalized a “Signage Program” with street signs, banners and an entrance features to designate the design district. The City also created a Doral Décor District Steering Committee to advise and promote the design district development and is planning a major “Street Fair” in the fall of 2012 to Kick-off and promote the Doral Décor District. Details on the Doral Design District can be found on the City website www.CityofDoral.com

Association President, Tony DeRosa states, “he is excited for the opportunity and potential to bring the merchant, business and owner community of the Doral Design District together in a united voice and to move the project forward. I look forward to working effectively with the City of Doral and the Merchant Members to promote and facilitate the Doral Décor District.”

Vice President, Steve Musolino who will spearhead the Merchants Associations initial membership drive states, “he is amazed at the significant progress that has been made in the establishment of the Merchants Association and looks forward with enthusiasm in working with the Merchant Members and the City to finally make this great project happen!”

A Merchant Association website www.DDDMA.com is presently under-construction.

In the interim any questions about the organization and / or membership maybe directed to Robert Van Name, DDDMA Special Advisor at rvanname@bellsouth.net or 305- 469-4241.

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