Stories written by Jorge Martinez

William Banchs named as CEO of BHSF Foundation

William Banchs named as CEO of BHSF Foundation

  Baptist Health South Florida recently named William Banchs CEO of the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. In his new role, Banchs will run the daily operation and oversee all fundraising and activities for Baptist Health South Florida Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide volunteer leadership and philanthropic support to improve the […]

OB Prayer Breakfast to feature FSU’s Sammie Smith as speaker

Join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as they celebrate athletes, coaches and participating communities at the 42nd annual Orange Bowl Prayer Breakfast. Baptist Health South Florida once again will sponsor the prayer breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 29, 7:30 a.m., at Jungle Island. This year’s breakfast includes a raffle that features exclusive travel and leisure prizes. […]

Miami Seaquarium announces Give $3, Save 30% promotion


In a continuing effort to help local animal charities, Miami Seaquarium introduces the Give $3, Save 30% offer, which gives guests the opportunity to donate to one of their favorite charities and receive a 30 percent savings on admission to Miami Seaquarium. Following the success of the past two years’ similar promotions, which raised more […]

4IT expands with data center in Palmetto Bay


By Jorge Martinez…. 4IT Inc., an Information Technology engineering and consulting firm, recently announced its expansion with an Enterprise Class Data Center facility located at the Palmetto Bay Village Center. The data center provides affordable co-location rack space, Internet bandwidth, VOIP telephone service, and monitored firewall service for clients needing ultra-reliable electrical power, environmental control, […]

‘Reason to Run’ 5K to benefit research for pediatric cancer

Runners particpate in previous “Reason to Run” benefiting CancerFree Kids Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance.

By Jorge Martinez…. The third annual “Reason to Run” 5K run/walk and family event benefiting CancerFree Kids Pediatric Cancer Research Alliance will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m., at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave. On-site registration and check-in will begin at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $30. Last year’s “Reason […]

New trucks help local waste collection become ‘greener’

Pictured during the ceremony for Miami-Dade County are (l-r) Charles Gray, director of Advanced Technology Division for EPA; Jeff Cullman, president of Parker Hydraulics Division; Jimmy Johnson, president of Autocar; Wendi Norris, director for General Services Administration; Kathleen Woods-Richardson, director for the Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management; Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson.

By Jorge Martinez…. Three South Florida communities got “greener” on Sept. 15. Miami-Dade County along with the cities of Hialeah and Miami became the first local governments in the country to receive the most environmentally friendly refuse trucks in the U.S. Representatives from Autocar and Parker Hannifin were on hand to turn over the first […]

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