Over 1,200 participants network at GKBA ‘Expo’


Pictured (l-r): Albie Barnes, Miami’s Community Newspapers account executive, is welcomed by Jay Schaaffe, Maggie Rehman and Beatriz Herrmann.

For five hours more than 1,200 participants created new business among themselves and with 104 exhibitors during the “Seventh Annual Expo” hosted by the fastgrowing Greater Kendall Business Association (GKBA) on Oct. 11 at Lexus of West Kendall’s towering automotive showplace.

Maria Prado tries Colombian-styled rice served by Paula Franco of Macita’s Restaurant in Kendall.

Chaired each year by Julie Rico, the 2012 event included free samples, giveaways, food from several Kendall area restaurants, a miniature putting contest, casino blackjack for fun and never-ending networking of merchants, professionals, distributors and owners, large and small, attracting new customers to increase their clientele.

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