Members of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Board and Staff attended the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Gala embracing South Florida's Multicultural Business Community. The black-tie gala was held at Jungle Island's Treetop Ballroom.

08f27e28 d126 436f a04f bbba37b29fefThe Empowerment Experiment Foundation, Author, OUR BLACK YEAR. 

Maggie Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as global media covered their year-long stand living exclusively off businesses, professionals, and products from the Black community for an entire year. This first-ever real-life case study in self-help economics was called The Empowerment Experiment (EE). Their experiment resulted in a landmark study conducted by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

gemmadailyNews Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016:Two Caribbean-born women, one who has called the US home since 1992, the other, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands for the last 15 years, and their US-born friend, have come together to launch a daily blog to empower women. Gemma David, Glenda Jack and Stephanie Gates launched, “a virtual destination for presenting all aspects of life’s issues and a platform for an ongoing social project to empower women” on Nov. 30th.

85a7cd6f 10fa 4209 a4ef e11f37cecb61The owner of Island Monkey Market Place, a graduate of the District 8 Small Business Academy initiated and run by Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava in 2015, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently to celebrate its opening. Sheri Colas-Gervais, Vice President of Economic Development and Urban Initiatives at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, met the CEO Rosalind Malcolm during an academy workshop and began working with the company assisting them with finding a location, providing data and strategic marketing as well as introducing them to business contacts.

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