It’s an era almost impossible to imagine when ensconced in the notorious nightlife and innovative epicurean exhibitions of South Beach today — that this most iconic segment of our penninsular offshoot was once nothing more than a reliquary for our nation’s retired population, an area with an economy that was firmly centered on those of fixed income, many of Jewish descent. Boldly re-examining an area those new to the Magic City have to see to believe comes the newest exhibition at History Miami, telling a charming story of notable eccentrics, pinochle games and Holocaust survivors through the lenses of 5 photographers. “These immigrants, including my family, came to America and created the America that I was living in,” says David Scheinbaum, Santa Fe photographer and exhibition subject. “This was supposed to be their reward, but that’s not always what it looked like to me.”; HistoryMiami.org.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.