Edited By: WCC Communications Committee
Entrepreneurs Ivette and Nick Vazquez have just opened a restaurant in Coral Gables, Azucar Cuban Cuisine located at 2 Aragon Avenue. This couple is not new to the business since they’ve been at it now for over 15 years in New Jersey serving authentic Cuban dishes in a 1950’s supper club atmosphere. The location here in Coral Gables has only been open for two weeks but there’s already quite the buzz! An Executive Lunch special brings in the local office dwellers and half priced cocktails brings them back for happy hour! With live music and dancing Wednesday through Saturday, this place is not one you will want to miss!
Open Monday – Sunday 11:30AM – 12AM. www.azucarcubancuisine.com. 786-391-0372
Congratulations to member Rebecca Jones on her recent graduation from Florida International University with a Master’s in Business Administration. Rebecca is part of the first Cohort graduating from the FIU Brickell campus (1101 Brickell Ave). Rebecca was the recipient of a full scholarship from the Downtown Development Authority for her essay on how to further development the downtown area. Congrats to Rebecca and all Women’s Chamber of Commerce spring graduates!
Carlton Fields’ Tampa Shareholder Sylvia H. Walbolt received the 2013 Chambers Women in Law Award for Litigation Lawyer of the Year from Chambers & Partners USA. Carlton Fields’ Tampa Shareholder Lori Baggett was named to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program. This program identifies, trains, and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. In its West Palm Beach office, Alexandra D. Blye joined Carlton Fields’ Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice. The following Florida lawyers were elected to shareholder at Carlton Fields:
- Miami – Jennifer Christianson, Elaina I. Sodhi, Jack R. Reiter
- Tampa – Lori Baggett, Dana R. Blunt, Fentrice D. Driskell, Amanda Arnold Sansone
- West Palm Beach – Allison Oasis Kahn, Dean A. Morande
The YWCA of Greater Miami Dade is hosting its first annual Power of Persimmon cocktail and networking reception on May 16 – click here for details. Nominations are currently being accepted for the YWCA “W” Award, which recognizes outstanding women and corporate leaders in our community and will be presented that evening.