Stories written by Marilyn Luna

Burger King scholars program honors student’s achievements

Miami-Dade County students honored are pictured at the Burger King Headquarters in Miami. They are joined by Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus president Madeline Pumariega and Early Childhood Initiative president David Lawrence Jr.

Recently, the Burger King McLamore Foundation continued its tradition of giving back to the South Florida community during its annual Burger King Scholars Award Ceremonies hosted in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Almost 300 students from both public and private high schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties were recognized for having received a $1,000 award from […]

Greater Miami Chamber announces Jeanne Bellamy scholarship recipient

Pictured are scholarship recipient Mayen Vergara (left) and Zoila De Yurre of Miami-Dade College.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2012 Jeanne Bellamy scholarship recipient — Mayen Vergara, a senior at the School for Advanced Studies with a grade point average of 5.6. Vergara, who plans to attend the University of Miami and major in business, received a $2,500 college scholarship. Vergara’s dream to pursue a […]

Greater Miami Chamber recognizes Minority Business Award winners

Pictured (l-r) are Ralph MacNamara of Kaufman, Rossin & Co.; Shannon Hori of CBS4; pop artist Romero Britto; Maria C. Alonso of Bank of America, and Jorge Sarria of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce honored the winners of the Top 100 Minority Business Awards on Mar. 22 at Jungle Island. The awards luncheon highlights and celebrates South Florida’s minority business community and the steadfast spirit of entrepreneurship in spite of today’s sometimesturbulent marketplace. The businesses represent a variety of industries and showcase the […]

Greater Miami Chamber awards recognize minority businesses

Among the 2011 Top 100 Minority Business Awards recipients pictured are (l-r): Joy Wallace, A Joy Wallace Catering; Wilhemena Black, University of Miami; Lori Medici, Perry Ellis; Abe Ng, Sushi Maki; Magda Lopez, Lopez & Partners LLC; Jorge Plasencia, Republica; John E. Brown III and Miyako Haag Acelor, Pepsom Group, and Cristy Leon-Rivero and Steve Kaczynski, Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

By Marilyn Luna…. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce honored the winners of the Top 100 Minority Business Awards on Thursday, Mar. 24, at Jungle Island. The awards luncheon highlights and celebrates South Florida’s minority business community and their steadfast spirit of entrepreneurship in spite of today’s sometimes turbulent marketplace. The nominees included businesses from […]

Greater Miami Chamber names Technology Leaders of Year

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By Marilyn Luna…. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce honored the winners of its fifth annual Technology Leaders of the Year Awards on Apr. 19 at Jungle Island. The awards luncheon recognized individuals and organizations with extraordinary technological hands-on experience whose management of technology resources and/or technological innovations have made outstanding contributions to their organization […]

Baptist Health unveils new Medical Plaza in C. Gables

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By Marilyn Luna…. More than 250 guests attended Baptist Health South Florida’s most recent preview reception. The special affair celebrated the 10th anniversary and new home of the Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Gables, 10 Giralda Avenue. Visitors were among the first to tour the new state-of-the-art facility featuring diagnostic imaging and urgent care centers. […]

Celtic Cultural Series to present talk on John Ford’s The Informer

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By Marilyn Luna…. John Ford based his 1935 film The Informer, starring Victor McLaglen, on Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel of the same title. The novel earned O’Flaherty far more critical acclaim than his previous fiction (which he thought was better); the film won four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Ford) and Best Actor (McLaglen), and […]

The Celtic Cultural Series presents Irish composers

Paddy Kelleghan lectures during last year’s Celtic Cultural Series.

By Marilyn Luna…. The Irish are known for their music from sophisticated symphonies to simple tunes for crying in your beer — and who is better prepared to discuss Irish music than Paddy Kelleghan? Kelleghan, a musician born in Dublin, will be the first speaker in the 2010-11 Celtic Cultural Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, […]

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