Food For The Poor has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. Among the 2,400 submissions, Food For The Poor was chosen as a top five regional finalist for Charity of the Year and for the Disaster Relief and International Aid category.  The CLASSY Awards is the largest charity awards ceremony in the country that celebrates the greatest philanthropic achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. 
The Beacon Council attended Salon Allure's swim fashion show on Friday and announced in a video the second year in a row that the Beacon Council will partner with New York for Fashion's Night Out Miami, a celebration of the retail industry with participating stores, scheduled for Sept. 6 from 6 to 11 pm. The video shows Frank R. Nero, The Beacon Council President and CEO, and Vice President Pamela Fuertes, who discussed the business of fashion and the importance of the Creative Design Industry. The video also included footage of last year's FNO activities, the Wolfsonian as well as students from the University of Miami, School of Architecture and the Miami International School of Art and Design.
On August 7, 2012, Building Contractors are invited to join New England Development, Eastern Real Estate, EMJ Construction and the City of West Palm to learn about contracting opportunities for the new Palm Beach Outlets Development project.  A similar fair was held on July 9th and more than 400 site-work related contractors were in attendance.  This time, Building contractors are invited to come out and learn about bidding opportunities. The Developers recently acquired an 80-acre property located on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard at Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The Palm Beach Outlets will include an open-air outlet center and an adjacent shopping center featuring a dynamic mix of national and retail tenants. Palm Beach Outlets is expected to open in 2013.
The Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef Program was established by DERM in 1981 and since then it has established or assisted other applicants to establish offshore and inshore artificial reef sites, which span the length of Miami-Dade's 35 nautical mile coast.