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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society crowns Man, Woman of Year

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society crowns Man, Woman of Year

The Southern Florida and Puerto Rico Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced the winners of its 2013 Man and Woman of the Year campaign in Miami where a total of $187,000 was raised by all candidates. Alejandro Mendieta, senior financial consultant for Amtrust Bank, was crowned the Miami Man of the Year […]

Fairchild Tropical Garden receives chamber’s Green Legacy Award

Fairchild Tropical Garden receives chamber’s Green Legacy Award

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and education- based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation, has received the 2013 Green Legacy Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the unparalleled dedication and commitment to ecological sustainability over the past […]

Students participate in debates during 11th Fairchild Challenge

Students participate in debates during 11th Fairchild Challenge

Fairchild Garden recently conducted its 11th annual Fairchild Challenge Urban Sustainability: Environmental Debates and Project Showcase. Some 400 local high school (HS) and middle school (MS) students in the Fairchild Challenge multidisciplinary, environmental education outreach program demonstrated their knowledge of urban sustainability through debates and an innovative projects showcase in four areas: inventions (HS), green […]

Navarro Discount Pharmacy opens its 32nd store in WK

Navarro Discount Pharmacy

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S. and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has opened its 32nd store at 14055 SW 88 St. in West Kendall. “The new store in West Kendall is well positioned in the Kendale Lakes Plaza among other discount brand retailers,” said Juan Ortiz, president/CEO, Navarro Discount […]

Ceremony marks opening of Fairchild Science Village

fCeremony marks opening of Fairchild Science Village

Some 250 members, donors and VIPs attended the Dec. 1 opening of the Science Village at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The Science Village includes more than 25,000 square feet and features the Clinton Family Conservatory with an interactive “Wings of the Tropics” butterfly exhibit, the Glasshouse Café, and the Whitman Tropical Fruit Pavilion. Creating a […]

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors Simply Healthcare Plans

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors Simply Healthcare Plans

Simply Healthcare Plans has been named the “Company of the Year” by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as part of its 2012 Sunshine Awards. “In just two and a half years, Simply Healthcare has become the fastest growing minority-owned company in Florida,” said Lourdes Rivas, chief operating officer of Simply Healthcare Plans, who […]

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Middle school students present research on ‘plant superheroes’

More than 800 students, parents and teachers attended the Fairchild Challenge Performances for middle schools on Oct. 17 and 18 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. It was the kickoff event for Fairchild Challenge schools and students in Miami. On two nights the students presented their research on their “plant superheroes” (i.e. plants that can feed, […]

Some 4,500 participate in Miami Light the Night Walk

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Some 4,500 people participated in the recent Miami Light the Night Walk by the Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising $850,000 which doubles the amount raised in 2011. Seventy eight percent of all moneys raised goes directly to research for cures for blood cancers. The Miami Tower was lit in gold, […]

Simply Healthcare recognized by S. Florida Hispanic Chamber

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Simply Healthcare Plans has been named the “Company of the Year” by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as part of its 2012 Sunshine Awards. “In just two and a half years, Simply Healthcare has become the fastest growing minority-owned company in Florida,” said Lourdes Rivas, chief operating officer of Simply Healthcare Plans, who […]