Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc. is an award winning custom publishing and advertising firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida specializing in providing highly targeted, custom-designed, print and digital publications and online communications programs for local businesses, civic and homeowner associations and professional organizations. As publisher for the most influential neighborhoods and business associations in Fort Lauderdale, each FLMA publication combines contemporary print and online magazine layout & design with the ‘up close and personal’ touch of local editorial directly from neighborhood, city and business leaders.


George Mihaiu, President & Publisher

George Mihaiu (pronounced Me-high) is president and founder of Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc., and personally directs all the company's projects and publications. With 30+ years of award-winning, international custom publishing experience for clients such as the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Miami, Port Everglades, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and Broward Health, he brings extensive publishing, marketing and business development expertise to FLMA publications. Since selling his former port publishing company to a major maritime industry publisher in 2006 (and taking a 2-yr sabbatical), he’s turned to local Fort Lauderdale publishing projects and serves as publisher for Fort Lauderdale's highest-profile neighborhood HOAs, civic and business associations. Beginning with Rio Vista's newsletter in 2008, George transformed the newsletter into a full-color, magazine-style publication that is mailed to every home and business throughout Rio Vista and Lauderdale Harbors by their Rio Vista Civic Association. The upgrade to magazine-style and design proved hugely successful and George was quickly sought out by Harbor Beach, Coral Ridge Country Club Estates, The Landings & Bay Colony to publish similar neighborhood magazines for their neighborhoods. In 2015, he created LAS OLAS BOULEVARD & ISLES MAGAZINE and partnered with the Las Olas Association to develop the only magazine in Fort Lauderdale  exclusively focused on showcasing Las Olas Boulevard's world-class downtown, boulevard and Isles business and residential area, which has since become the official magazine of the LOA and one of the fastest growing magazines in Fort Lauderdale over the past several years. Aside from his publishing pursuits, George also has long had a keen interest in Fort Lauderdale city affairs, having served as a member of the city's Economic Development Advisory Board from 2011-2014 and frequently interacts with City officials and representatives while following the many civic issues arising from the dynamic growth of Fort Lauderdale's business community and residential population.

Ann Mihaiu, Vice President & Associate Publisher

Ann joined husband George Mihaiu in Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc. in late 2013 after spending over seven years in the not-for-profit sector with PACE Center for Girls – Broward as Development Coordinator for Fundraising. Prior to her time at PACE, she was with AT&T Wireless for 10+ years in retail sales, dealer training & development and retail store development. Ann serves as chief administrative executive for FLMA with responsibility for all billing and invoicing, as well as local ad sales, civic affairs and business development as needed. With her Fortune 500 administrative experience and local connections throughout the Fort Lauderdale philanthropic and not-for-profit community, she is an integral contributor to all FLMA publication programs as well as a facilitator and service specialist for clients and customers. Ann's community interests include being a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, where she also serves as a Chamber Diplomat helping new members to meet other Chamber members and become acquainted with Chamber resources available to them.  



James Polo, Design & Creative Director

James Polo is the creative director and designer of Fort Lauderdale Media Associates publications, continuing a working relationship with publisher George Mihaiu that began in 2005 when James was hired by Mihaiu as staff graphic designer for Commonwealth Business Media's Seaports Publications Group. James worked with Seaports Group as Art Director until 2012 when the company was bought out by United Business Media and he left to pursue his own independent design firm, ContactPolo design. He reunited with Mr. Mihaiu in 2013 and continues as Creative Director for all Fort Lauderdale Media publications. His talents also reach into the South Florida film industry, where he serves as a graphics consultant to several leading film and video production companies in Miami and Miami Beach. One of his more interesting and passionate hobbies is playing the growing sport of Disc Golf. James' pursuit of this hobby has led him to become a semi-pro player on the South Florida circuit, competing both indivdually and as a team member at a Championship level.


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