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 region’s rich diversity.

Eight companies received awards in the following categories:

Business Corporate Champion — Arise Virtual Solutions Inc.;

Community Involvement (small company) — Lemartec Engineering & Construction Corp.;

Community Involvement (large company) — Britto Central Inc.;

Emerging Business of the Year — Hudson & Calleja LLC;

On the Map–Miami and Beyond — Brightstar Corp.;

Outstanding CEO of the Year — Jose L. Prendes, CEO of;

Outstanding Minority Business of the Year (small company) — Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP, and

Outstanding Minority Business of the Year (large company) — MasTec Inc.

For information about the Top 100 Minority Business Awards and applications for next year, contact Christina Flores at 305- 577-5451 or by email at <>.

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