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Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Woodie Lesesne, IN FOCUS Magazine co-founder and Lesesne Media Group CEO received the BRAVO Award for DIVERSITY by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Ft. Lauderdale. The March 5th event was heldat the Westin Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.
Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE) on May 6, 2010, announced a new partnership that will accelerate response time and provide financial counseling to distressed Florida homeowners whose mortgages are owned by Fannie Mae and serviced by SunTrust.
This week, Port Everglades welcomed its new Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak to the South Florida seaport. Cernak replaces Phillip C. Allen, who recently retired after leading Port Everglades since 2006. "Port Everglades and its business community are primed for continued growth. It is my goal to facilitate that progress in a manner that focuses on job creation and efficient spending," Cernak says.
South Florida’s business and civic leaders gathered Thursday evening as the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce chairman’s gavel passed to its new leader. Ricardo Forbes, corporate vice president and chief diversity officer at Baptist Health South Florida, was officially installed as chairman of the M-DCC Board of Directors. The event, hosted by renowned Miami attorney, Albert E. Dotson, Jr., was held at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP. Judge Orlando Prescott of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida performed the installation ceremony, swearing-in the chamber board of directors’ 2012-2014 officers.
PortMiami reported containerized cargo movements were up seven percent in fiscal year 2010-2011, with a total of 906,607 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) moving through the port during the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2011. The result is that PortMiami continues to rank as the number one container port in the state of Florida. "We are extremely pleased with our performance," Port Director Bill Johnson told more than 1,200 business and civic leaders who participated in the recent annual State of the Ports Briefing at the Miami Airport Convention Center.