Press Release: MBF Provides loan to R & A Shoeshine, Inc

Date: December 23, 2015

Media Contact:

Linda Theander-Adam

MBF

(305) 379-7070 Ext. 201

In December 2015, MBF provided a loan to R & A Shoeshine, Inc to open its third shoeshine station in Miami.

Robert Abraham, the Executive Director and Founder of R & A Shoeshine, has been in the shoeshine business for over 30 years. Being a “people person”, he says, has helped him to remain successful for all these years. Abraham enjoys conversing with his customers while shining their shoes.

Abraham’s upbeat personality and contagious smile will surely help him to continue attracting customers at R & A’s brand new location in the Stephen P. Clark Government Center on 111 NW 1st St.

Originally from Jacksonville, Abraham moved to Overtown in Miami as teenager in 1970s. After working several years as an employee for other shoeshine companies, he started his own. Starting his own business was challenging at first.

To provide for his wife and five children he combined his shoe-shining business with working night shifts at the Baptist Hospital. Today all his children are grown and one of his sons run R & A’s shoeshine station at the Conrad Hotel in Brickell.

This holiday season Abraham is looking forward to meeting old and new customers and spending some quality time with his wife.