Highlighting history, community legacy and employee pride, the City of Miami Gardens in June kicked off the first in a series of Sensational You Employee Appreciation events with a unique twist: spotlighting the famed Enrico Dairy Farmhouse in the heart of Miami Gardens, located at 18450 N.W. 12th Avenue. Designated on May 23, 2013 by the Miami Dade County Historic Preservation Board as one of Miami Gardens’ historic structures, the Enrico Dairy Farmhouse served as the backdrop for celebrating the blending of old and new.
As the City of Miami Gardens continues celebrating its tenth anniversary, employee appreciation is one of a number of initiatives on tap to mark the City’s birthday.
“We know that a City is able to thrive because of the individuals who are the City: our employees,” said Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “Hosting the Sensational You Employee Appreciation event makes sense. It’s a way for us to say thanks for all you do.”
Building on existing business relationships and forging new partnerships through the newly formed Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce, Sensational You Employee Appreciation showed employees that despite busy schedules and tight budgets, they are appreciated! Employees enjoyed a “lunch on the go,” from Chef Chad’s Bring Organics Back, a Miami Gardens KFC franchise, snacks from COSTCO, mid-day chair massages offered by Euphoric Healing, had access to educational and financial information provided by Miami Gardens’ St. Thomas University and the City’s newest educational facility, the College of Business & Technology (CBT), as well as learned about fitness alternatives through Chamber member Gold’s Gym. Long-time business and City supporter Alan’s Dry Cleaning provided support with lunch gift-cards through a partnership with Miami Gardens’ eatery, Snappers.
“The Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the City in support of the Employee Appreciation initiative,” explains Ula Zucker Williams, GMGCC Executive Director. “Chamber members are invited to participate and promote their business. It’s a great opportunity and we look forward to more such events.”
City of Miami Gardens employees enjoyed visiting the grounds of what is soon to be the newest shining star among Miami Gardens’ success stories – the renovation and refurbishing of the oldest home in the City of Miami Gardens, the Enrico Dairy Farmhouse. In 1911, Italian immigrant Savino “Sam” Enrico founded the dairy, bringing the first milk cows to the region in 1914. The property itself was built in 1925. In 1975, the property was donated to the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami which owned it for 34 years until the City purchased it in 2009. Utilizing funds from a Historic Preservation Grant, the City plans to renovate the building which ultimately will be used as a historical museum housing the City’s archives to be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the City of Miami Gardens.
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