MBF’s WE ARE MIAMI 2014 Event Celebrates the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Miami.

On October 29, 2014, the MBF hosted its annual WE ARE MIAMI Fundraising event at the historic Freedom Tower located in the heart of Downtown Miami. Close to 200 individuals attended the event including representatives from the City of Miami, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade College, Florida International University, S.C.O.R.E., the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF), and the Small Business Development Agency (SBDA). The evening was a celebration of small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit that has been a catalyst for Miami’s growth and of the educational opportunities provided to minority students in the City of Miami via the Foundation’s scholarship program.

Amongst those in attendance were eighteen small business owners, who have been recipients of the loans program administered by the Foundation and several scholarship recipients. Some of the local small businesses represented at the event were Spinex Medical, Cami-Axle Construction Group, Miami Smokers, Little Executives Day Care, and Panther Coffee Roasters. The MBF aims to advance the City of Miami through supporting small businesses and education. The funds raised at the event will be allocated to provide additional loans to small businesses and scholarship opportunities for City of Miami students in 2015.