On Saturday, Oct.26, the Doral Business Council held its Second Annual Legacy Awards Gala at the Trump National Doral. The night was filled with excitement and the 320-plus attendees were delighted by a beautiful event to celebrate the legacy created by three amazing individuals in our community:
Barbara L. Romani (Citi), Ron Esserman (Esserman Automotive Group), and Joe Roisman (Perry Ellis).
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since our inaugural DBC Legacy Awards Gala. It was our goal to create an award that would honor the inspirational leaders in our community whose hard work and dedication have had a deep effect on those around them.
This year’s honorees follow in that tradition and we are proud to honor an inspirational leader, a strong and independent banker and a true pioneer in the automotive industry.
The three individuals being honored with Legacy Awards have shown through their hard work and commitment a true dedication to business development, civic involvement, charitable giving and devotion to family. They are in their own way the embodiment of success and the American dream and, for this, we honor them.
Without a doubt, the DBC Legacy Awards Gala was a complete success. Not only did we have we a fabulous time but, more importantly, we had the privilege of honoring three outstanding business leaders from our community.
Additionally, we enjoyed the company of many friends and DBC members who came together for this unforgettable event. In fact, bringing people together and creating opportunities for the business community has been a DBC priority since its inception in 2004.
Looking back on this magnificent event, I could not help feeling extremely proud to see that many of the original members are still with the organization today. This reaffirms our commitment to be a conduit for opportunities, a catalyst for growth and facilitator of a positive environment where relationships are built and business can thrive.
The Legacy Awards Gala would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and, specifically, Mercantil Commerce Bank for taking the Title Sponsorship role for a second consecutive year. We also recognize and thank our growing list of Bronze Sponsors including Baptist Health South Florida, Chivas, Florida National University, Florida Power & Light, Great Florida Bank, Miami Dolphins and Regions Security Services for their generous support.
Most of all, I would like to thank the leaders and mentors who inspire DBC. Many of us can trace our success to a person who took the time to care, listen, guide us, and support us. I encourage you to do the same and be that person yourself.
Finally, I ask that you take the time to learn more about the DBC and consider its many benefits: access to over 500 members representing 70 industries, expanding relationship building opportunities and strategic alliances, meeting the right people, building contacts, learning about professional and workforce development as well as promotional and marketing opportunities.
By participating in events relevant to our business community, you gain visibility, knowledge and grow professionally and personally. The list is endless. To learn more about the DBC, visit www.doralbusines.com and join us!