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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Imported charisma

Joseph Berta and Aniko Berta-Kis are not your ordinary entrepreneurs.  The pair moved here from Europe in search of the proverbial American Dream and have been steadily building their brands—Art of Leather and Cango & Rinalidi—haute leather and high fashioned located at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.

I was drawn to this young couple as they recently joined the Chamber.  I want to see them succeed in every way possible so this week we met at their store on the second level (park in the plumb lot) and talked about the timeless quality of their leather goods spanning over 100 years of Tuscan craftsmanship.  The briefcases and travel bags on display were of exceptional design and workmanship (

On the other side of the expansive boutique are exquisite women’s shoes, purses and jewelry.  On display is an impeccable collection of handmade designs direct from the 107-year-old Italian design house (  The quality is outstanding right down to the Swarovski inlaid crystals.

These two retailers have a passion for their business and love South Florida.  Recently they have become involved with our non-profit community and more involved with the Chamber.  I encourage you to head over to the Galleria and introduce yourself to Aniko and Joseph—tell them I sent you.

Posted by: Dan Lindblade, CAE @ 4:15:30 pm 
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