The beautiful old world architecture of the Cuba Libre restaurant

The Commercial Red Carpet Reception

Every year NAR holds a special reception just for commercial practitioners. This year the Commercial Red Carpet Reception was held at the Cuba Libre restaurant at The Pointe in Orlando. The restaurant’s name translates to “a free Cuba” and signifies hope for the future for the Island Nation. The restaurant is wholly dedicated to celebrating the great Cuban American heritage here in Florida including Cuban music, art, and and of course flavors!

The reception was well attended by commercial practitioners from all over the country. This is one of the best events for networking at the conference. People talk, get to know each other and before you know it they are trading cards and promising to stay in touch. That’s how it really happens, nothing complex at all, just people, placed in an environment where they can get to know each other better. That is how you create relationships, build trust and ultimately earn referrals.

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Great food artfully prepared and presented at the Cuba Libre
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One of the many stylized frescos on the walls at the Cuba Libre

4-Time Featured Attendee

Alex Ruggieri serves as a senior investment adviser for Sperry Van Ness, specializing in the sale of investment properties in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois.

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