MBE Success Stories

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” —Bill Bradley

Tied for 1st place at Galleon Open Golf Classic at Woodlands Country Club on Friday March 18th

Charles Murphy and Larry Thelmas participated in the Galleon Open Golf Classic at Woodlands Country Club on Friday March 18th and tied for 1st place.

Broward College’s culinary competition crowns Winner

S & J Catering won Broward College’s Catering Competition for Small Disadvantaged Businesses on April 1, 2016

Mason Global LLC has been nominated for a 1 Million Cups Tampa Business of the Year Award

The awards reception will be held on Thursday, May 19th from 6-8pm at the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa.

Artec Group Inc. Selected General Contractor for Construction of Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Facility in Daytona Beach, FL

The Artec Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to complete a 13,916 square foot aircraft rescue and firefighting facility for Volusia County at 2316 Bellevue Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

ACY-Albu, A Joint Venture, LLC. selected by OCPS to perform Construction Management at Risk Services at local middle school

On February 16, 2016, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) selected ACY-Albu, A Joint Venture, LLC. to provide Construction Management at Risk services for the Odyssey Middle School Capital Renewal Project, in Orlando, FL.

Endeavor taps South Florida entrepreneur Marcell Haywood for global network

With $300, Marcell Haywood started a maintenance company as a side business while in college. Today, Encompass Onsite, formerly called Dirt Pros, is a multifaceted service business with hundreds of employees that has been lauded for its fast growth and socially responsible actions. And this week, Endeavor Miami announced that Haywood was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

Founder of Peace Love World says it pays to be positive

One of the biggest names in luxury lifestyle apparel didn’t study design or art. “I actually studied business and finance,” says Alina Villasante, adding, “I consider myself to be an artist at heart, but I’m happy to build a business that has allowed me to express who I am.” That business is Peace Love World, which initially branched out from her love of fashion but soon took on a life of its own.

Walgreens Selects Finalists for Capacity Building Initiative

The Pepsom Group graduated from the Goldman Sachs program in February 2015. After three interviews and two meetings at the Walgreens Corporate Headquarters, The Pepsom Group has been selected as one of five finalists for the Walgreens Capacity Building Initiative.

Legacy Magazine's Business of the Year Award Winner

Charles Murphy, President of RM Financial Group won Legacy Magazine’s Business of the Year Award. Mr. Murphy is also a member of the SFMSDC MBE Input Committee.

Lingua Franca Translations Invited to an Exclusive Federal Reserve Bank Outreach Forum

Lingua Franca Translations was invited to an exclusive Federal Reserve Bank Outreach Forum back in July of 2014, just three weeks after receiving their certification as a Minority Supplier. They were given an in-depth look at how the Federal Reserve Bank deals with Minority Certified vendors within the Atlanta Procurement Department. They were also able to present their services to the FRB decision-makers as well as to network with other prospects vendors.

Broward College Hosts 'Chopped,' Offering Local Caterers the Chance to Win a Business Contract

To present an opportunity for small, local businesses to grow and contribute to the vibrant and prosperous South Florida community, Broward College’s Office of Supplier Relations and Diversity recently hosted “Chopped.” This event provided an opportunity for companies to compete for a contract to work with the College on multiple catering projects. The winner was Standing Ovations Catering, based in South Florida for the past six months, and co-owned by Maria Kramer and Sheron Chin Barnes.

New South Florida MBE Experiences Substantial Growth and Customer Expansion in 2014 After Joining SFMSDC and Securing MBE Credential

The year 2014 was one marked by growth and very a strong Q3 and Q4 performance for SFMSDC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) affiliate Rafael Marrero & Company. This Coconut Grove based, minority owned and operated management consulting firm is a Project and Vendor Management Consultancy specializing in solutions that enable its clients to drive cost savings, mitigate risk, and institute repeatable winning processes.

República Wins A 2016 Ad Age Small Agency Of The Year Award

República Receives Exclusive Corporate Plus® Designation

República Earns Exclusive Status in the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll

Jorge Plasencia's República: Mad Men, Miami-style

DCR Workforce Named to 2013 MSP Baker's Dozen

DCR Workforce, a leading provider of Vendor Management System (VMS) and Managed Services Provider (MSP) solutions, today announced that it has been recognized amongst the top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in HRO Today magazine’s highly anticipated 2013 Baker’s Dozen list. Results were announced at the HRO Today Forum in Philadelphia, PA.

LATINA Style, Inc. Announces Groundbreaking Speakers at LATINA Style Business Series in Miami, FL on March 24, 2016.

Journey to Success

Olga M. Ramudo found her career by going on vacation. She was a stay-at-home mom in the mid-1980s when she and her sister organized a ski trip with a group of about 30 friends. The next year, the crowd grew to 110.

Lemartec Wins National Honor for Design Construction of Miami Executive Aviation Facility

A 39,973-square-foot hangar facility designed and built by Miami-based Lemartec Engineering and Construction Corporation for Miami Executive Aviation has been honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation’s largest providers of metal building systems.

Lemartec has received a Best in Class in Varco Pruden’s annual Hall of Fame awards in the Transportation category.

The Printer of Choice for SunTrust Banks

Sixty years ago, Colonial Press International was founded on the simple principle of providing the best quality and value to its customers. Today, the company has become the reliable printing source for many Fortune 500 companies. Colonial is fully digital, with the most advanced printing technology and equipment.