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July 22, 2014

Broward College’s Miramar West Center to host open houses

For anyone looking to advance their careers in business, supply chain management and global trade and logistics, Broward College’s new Miramar West Center is hosting open houses at 6 p.m. July 24 and 31 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 14501 Hotel Road, Miramar.

Prospective students will learn more about academic programs, as well as the registration and advisement processes.

Scheduled to open this fall, the Miramar center will feature classrooms, science labs, meeting spaces and more. It will be at 1930 SW 145th Ave.

For more information, visit or call 954-201-7350.

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July 21, 2014

New location for Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy has announced that its local program will be hosted at Broward College in the fall.

“We are excited about this expansion and specifically chose Broward College because of its reputation for academic excellence and emphasis on community involvement,” said Gayle Jagel, CEO and founder.

YEA aims to transform local middle and high school students into entrepreneurial successes by guiding them through the process of starting and launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year.

”This program will be such a positive influence on students in our local community and will provide an innovative, challenging and fulfilling experience for everyone involved," said Robert Goltz, president/CEO of the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “This experience is something students will be able to apply to any field they choose to enter and will provide them with the necessary skills to become future leaders of their industries.”

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July 8, 2014

Chamber elects new board of directors

The Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2014-2015 board of directors.

They are: Chairman John C. Collier, CSM, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens; Chair Elect Henry A. Rose, Falcon Foundation; Vice Chair of Finance Marc Liebeskind, Principle Financial Group; Secretary, Teresa Justice, Teresa Justice Consulting; and Immediate Past Chair, Ismael Monroig, PSAV Presentation Services.

The remainder of the board are: Maria Alexandra Sanchez, Zambrano Foundation; Tim Bowers, Waste Pro of Florida; James Brown, Oasis Church; Leah Carpenter, Memorial Hospital Miramar; Gaspar Garcia, Newbridge Securities; Tony Gordon, AAMCO; Leslie Kristof, University of Phoenix; Isabell Martin, Celebration Time Florists; Sidania Musset, Hilton Garden Inn; Henry Rose, Falcon Foundation; and Laurie Woodward Garcia, Kaylin Printing and Promotional Products

The city of Miramar representative is Deborah Stevens and the Pembroke Pines representative is Mike Stamm.

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June 26, 2014

Miramar to honor Caribbean pioneers

Celebrate the rich heritage of Caribbean-American culture at the Miramar Cultural Arts Center’s Gala Reception honoring Caribbean pioneers in various categories.

“As one of the most diverse cities in South Florida, our event highlights how celebrating our diversity makes our city one of the best in the region," said Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis, who is co-hosting the event, in a statement.

The evening will consist of an exhibition, "Migration of the Sign," featuring works by Karl Jerry Craig, Koffi Kayiga and Cecil Cooper. In addition, individuals who have made great contributions to the Caribbean community will be honored.

This free event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 30 at the center, 2400 Civic Center Place.

For more information, call Ermine Brookes at 954-602-3090.

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June 25, 2014

Local chamber hosts China tour

The Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Citslinc International on the Discover China Tour, scheduled for April 1-9.

The trip will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou, with opportunities to visit historic sites like the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. There is also an opportunity to visit with a local Chinese business and see the differences between their normal day and ours. The tour will include English-speaking guides, transportation and more.

This fully escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of China.

The chamber is hosting an open information session on July 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Miramar.

Although the information session is free, reservations are requested by calling the chamber at 954-432-9808.

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About the Reporter

A native of Broward County, Fallan Patterson covers Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Cooper City for Community News. A Florida International University journalism graduate, she began her career as an editorial assistant at the Sun Sentinel, later covering coastal communities and condo legislation for the Hi-Riser...

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