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Azimut|Benetti Group World Premiere of 22 Yachts


At the Cannes Boat Show, the Italian Group will be presenting three new Azimut Yachts models and a major Benetti world premiere. The Benetti  Ocean Paradise, the largest mega yacht at the show, will also be on display.


The Italian Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s top manufacturer of yachts and megayachts, will be one of the star attractions of the first must-see Autumn Boat Show, to be held from the 9th to the 15th of September, with its Azimut Yachts and Benetti brands. Our…

54th International Boat Show

Massimo Perotti, the Chairman of UCINA – Confindustria Nautica and a member of the Board of Saloni Nautici SpA (the company organising the Boat Show and associated with UCINA), confirms he is satisfied with the results achieved so far. Again he stressed the crucial points of the three-year plan to relaunch the event and to renew it, two processes that began in this edition. The aim is to restore the event in Genoa to its former levels of importance in Europe and in the Mediterranean region.

Genoa Boat Show a Winning Formula

The Genoa Boat Show, in its 54th edition, has been renewed and major investments have been made in three fundamental areas: the international market, the new exhibition layout, and the emphasis on Italian productions, being that the leisure boat industry is the protagonist in this area and its best testimonial. A far reaching, 3-year project which is winning over the industry’s professionals.

The Boat Show is slightly less than three months away (1 to 6 October), yet booked participants a…

Standard Pacific Homes Opens Private Golf Course

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s leaders in homebuilding quality, announced today the grand opening of The Reserve at Alaqua. This community is designed to meet the discerning tastes and expectations of today’s distinguished move-up or country club buyers. Home shoppers will have the choice of six brand new home designs and are invited to tour the community at this weekend’s grand opening. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.


Located within the highly-acclaimed Alaqua Country Club, th…

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Opens Innovative Summer Studio

Adding to the success of the Rolls-Royce Studio in Cannes on the Cote d’Azur last year, this summer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will welcome guests both to Cannes and a second ‘Summer Studio’ at the exclusive enclave of Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy. This unique brand experience centre will offer Rolls-Royce’s guests an insight into the world of the iconic marque in a relaxed club atmosphere in the most innovative and effortless of manners.


Created on the Pr…

An All‐Italian Luxury Lifestyle Experience

The 2014 “Yachting Gala” was a resounding success. From June 28 to June 29, this exclusive and now traditional event, which Azimut|Benetti and its partners of excellence dedicate to luxury yacht fans worldwide, saw over 600 select customers from across the globe gather in a prestigious setting in the Principality of Monaco.

This year, the traditionally spectacular and exhilarating event had an even stronger Italian appeal. The seventh two‐day Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala in Monte Ca…

Smart City Networks Begins Tampa Convention Center

Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading communications provider for convention centers and hospitality venues, announced today the company successfully began operations at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) in Tampa, Fla. almost two weeks ahead of schedule.


Smart City, which was recently awarded an exclusive two-year communications contract with the TCC, was scheduled to begin operations on May 18. However, due to an immediate need to prepare for the IBM S…

WCI & Golf Supports Harry Chapin Food Bank

For the fifth consecutive year, WCI Communities has partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank to create a unique funding opportunity: Supporters who donate $100 to the food bank through the website will receive a complimentary foursome at one of four WCI golf courses in Southwest Florida.  For each $100, the food bank can purchase $600 worth of food and supplies.

Last year’s promotion raised nearly $19,000, which was leveraged into approximately $114,000 in food products …

To Post or Not To Post

How brides are saying “I Do” (or “I Don’t”) to social media on their wedding day

Everyone has seen the viral video of a couple’s first dance as husband and wife, the amazingly choreographed entries of wedding parties, or the beautiful picture of the loving couple walking up the aisle after exchanging their vows. But for brides who do not want their weddings to play out like a reality TV show, how much is too much? Official status update: social media may or may not be invited to t…

Barnes & Noble Not Out for the Count

Of Henny Penny and Bookstores

Response for article by Michael Levin 

If you’re in business – no matter what business – you know that having to listen to the odd Henny Penny is an occupational hazard. You remember Henny Penny, the children’s storybook character who felt an acorn drop on its head and believed the sky was falling. The folk tale has become the seminal example of a hysterical, uninformed and mistaken belief that disaster is imminent.


Recently, some Henny Pennys hav…