46th Golden Coconut Awards 1/14/16

46th Golden Coconut Awards
Thursday, 01/14/2016 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Golden-Coconut-Awards-Event-InvitationThe Kampong
4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL,
Miami, Florida 33133
Cost: $65

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 46th Golden Coconut Awards, the premier awards event for the historic Coconut Grove community. The winners of these prestigious awards will be named at the January 14, 2016 event taking place at The Kampong.

The 46th Golden Coconut Awards is a celebration recognizing businesses and individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. “There are so many wonderful businesses and individuals among our community who deserve to be recognized for the positive impact they’ve had locally and in their industry,” said Kathy Kesler, Committee Chair of the Golden Coconut Awards. “We are honored to shine the spotlight on these deserving businesses and individuals, and we look forward to continuing to help them succeed thanks to the many resources the Chamber provides that support local businesses.”

The list of the finalists:
Small Business of the Year
• Lesley Clothing, Lesley Tobin
• Roca Gonzalez, P.A., Antonio Roca & Eric Gonzalez
• FrameWorks- Coconut Grove, Cris Sweeny & Claire Lardner

Business of the Year
• MARCA, Tony Nieves, President
• Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, Curtis Crider, General Manager
• Jaguar Hospitality Group (Jaguar Restaurant, Peacock Café & TALAVERA Cocina Mexicana), Lalo Durazo

Business Leader of the Year
• Tony Nieves, President, MARCA
• David Martin, President and Co-Founder, Terra
• Brigitte Kishlar-Founder/President, Miami Conservatory of Music

Non-Profit Organization of the Year
• The Woody Foundation
• The Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, Inc.
• Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc., (Coconut Grove Arts Festival)

Up & Comer of the Year
• Karl Fong Yee, Assistant Vice President, Regions Bank, Coconut Grove
• Justin Rundle, Partner, Rundle Law
• Jane Muir, Partner, Gersten & Muir P.A.

Community Service
• Louis Del Borrello, “Grove Ambassador”, Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID)
• Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove, Marlene Erven, President
• Commander Manuel Morales, City of Miami Police Department

Outstanding Service By An Individual
• Joyce E. Nelson, Grove Resident, Owner, Cosmopolitan Jewels
• Manny Gonzalez, Executive Director, Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID)
• Commander Manuel Morales, City of Miami Police Department

The Golden Coconut Award is selected among all applications and will be announced at the event on January 14, 2016. (This award is presented to a Community Member who demonstrates a commitment to not only the coconut Grove Chamber, but also to the entire business community and who consistently promotes our business community and the Chamber in their business dealings.)

For tickets, and more information about the event in general, please visit www.CoconutGroveChamber.com or email info@CoconutGroveChamber.com.