The Economic Development and International Trade unit of the Sustainability, Planning and Economic Enhancement (SPEE) Department of Miami-Dade County in collaboration with Peter A. Quinter of the law firm Becker and Poliakofflaunches its 2012 Import/Export Workshop Series ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Practical Tools for Trade. The workshops are designed to help Miami-Dade County small and medium-sized enterprises by providing useful information and practical tools that they can use to meet the challenges involved in international trade.
Port Miami reported containerized cargo movements were up 7 percent in FY 2010-2011 with a total of 906,607 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moving through the Port during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2011. PortMiami continues to rank as the number one container port in the State of Florida.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are extremely pleased with our performance,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Port Director Bill Johnson told more than 1,200 business and civic leaders who participated in todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s annual State of the Ports Briefing at the Miami Airport Convention Center. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe seven percent increase in container volumes follows a five percent growth the previous yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âsolid performances in view of the ongoing uncertainties in the global economy.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
In celebration of WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s History Month, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department and the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, in partnership with The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, are hosting the 24th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Celebration presented by MacyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6-9 p.m., at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Thirteen local women will be recognized for contributions in their fields and to the Miami-Dade community. The event also provides lasting support to the WomenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Park and park programs throughout Miami-Dade County.
The honorees include:
MayorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Pioneer AwardÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬ÂScherley Busch
Noted commercial photographer, well known for her distinctive photographic vision and interpretations of Florida's people, places and landscapes. Founder, director and creative force behind the Florida Women of Achievement project.