The Miami Seashore Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) hosted its 16u Annual Champions of Enterprise Awardson March 30 at 7:00 pm on the Miami Seashore JCC. The annual occasion acknowledges pillars of the enterprise group, together with a Chamber board member for his or her management.

Distinguished this 12 months are:

  • Michael Shvo, SHVO | Enterprise Champion Award
  • John Stuart, FIU | Governor James McDonnell Excellent Council Award
  • Reinaldo Borges, Borges Architects + Associates | Boutique Modern Agency of the Yr Award
  • Stephanie Leger, first-class hospitality | Glorious DeAnne Connolly Graham Lady in Enterprise Award

The Chamber is worked up to proceed its custom of honoring the visionaries in our enterprise group, stated Jerry Libbin, President and CEO, Miami Seashore Chamber of Commerce. The honorees are champions of their respective industries, which embrace actual property improvement, structure, schooling and hospitality, that are vital to Miami Beachs economic system.

The honorees of the Enterprise Champions are:

The Champion of Enterprise Award: The award acknowledges a profitable entrepreneur who has been efficient in altering the dynamics inside an trade, developed revolutionary concepts and enterprise methods, and used expertise to advance a model whereas sustaining charitable actions.

  • Michael Shvo, President and CEO | SHVO

Michael Shvo is the Founder, President and CEO of SHVO, the premier luxurious actual property improvement, possession and funding firm.

Headquartered in New York with workplaces in Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, SHVO owns and manages a nationwide portfolio of greater than $8 billion in belongings below administration with greater than 4.5 million sq. toes in all trade sectors, together with industrial workplace and retail, hospitality and luxurious residential properties.

The businesses’ eclectic portfolio of architecturally vital properties, from revolutionary new developments to revitalized landmarks that outline the skyline on the earth’s main cities, contains the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, The Raleigh Miami Seashore, 333 South Wabash Avenue also referred to as, The Huge Crimson , in Chicago, Mandarin Oriental Residences at 9200 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Mandarin Oriental Residences, Fifth Avenue in New York and AMAN New York, Resort and Residences within the Crown constructing.

Michael attracts from his various actual property background, from brokerage to advertising and marketing and gross sales to improvement, to information his enterprise in creating and reimagining distinctive properties in among the world’s most vital and sought-after places.

He leads company funding and transaction technique, capital markets, siting, planning and conception – and anchors a workforce of among the world’s most notable buyers, together with pension funds, insurance coverage corporations, monetary establishments and different main institutional buyers, who share SHVO imaginative and prescient of making distinctive worth by elevating the way in which folks reside and work.

Governor James McDonnell’s Excellent Council Award:Awarded yearly to the excellent Board of Administrators for his or her years of dedication to the development and progress of the Chamber and Miami Seashore.

  • John Stewart, Affiliate Dean of Cultural and Neighborhood Engagement at FIU and Govt Director at Miami Seashore City Studios within the Faculty of Communication

John Stuart, AIA, Distinguished College Professor in Structure, Affiliate Dean for Cultural and Neighborhood Engagement and Govt Director of Miami Seashore City Studios is an architectural historian and visible artist who develops collaborative analysis initiatives on complexity, group, identification, expertise, the surroundings, and public house with funding from the Van Allen Institute, the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, the Nationwide Science Basis, the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities, and the Graham Basis for Superior Examine within the Positive Arts.

The Boutique Modern Agency of the Yr Award: Introduced to an revolutionary and rising enterprise for his or her excellent achievements.

  • Reinaldo Borges, CEO and CEO | Borges Architects + Associates

Reinaldo Borges has a Masters in Structure with a concentrate on Combined Use and Hybrid city initiatives and concrete planning. With over 25 years {of professional} expertise, he has received quite a few awards in worldwide design competitions. His work has been revealed in nationwide and worldwide architectural publications and ranges from the design collaboration of the New American Airways Enviornment in Miami, the Royal Palm Crowne Plaza Resort Resort in South Miami Seashore, the New Carillon Canyon Ranch Resort in Miami Seashore, to Neighborhood Facilities and Fireplace Stations in Dawn Florida. He’s a registered architect in Florida and Maryland, a licensed member of the Nationwide Board of Architectural Registration Boards, and an lively member of the American Institute of Architects and the US Inexperienced Constructing Council.

Reinaldo has developed a well-rounded background within the subject of structure, on initiatives starting from luxurious high-rise condominiums to resort/city heart accommodations and sophisticated mixed-use amenities to Fireplace Stations and constructing renovations. The design and hospitality initiatives of mid- to high-rise condominium complexes are his strongest design specialties. Reinaldo makes use of responsive inventive drawback fixing from idea to remaining detailed execution of labor, with an enthusiastic workforce strategy. He has efficiently labored with nationwide design groups in design collaborations many instances. Through the design of the brand new American Airways Enviornment the place Mr. Borges as head of design, he led a workforce of 20 design professionals starting from Sports activities Architects to Fabricators and Mechanical Engineers. Rigorous design oriented and balanced with a powerful technical background is the main Borges strategy to the structure and techniques engineering occupation.

The DeAnne Connolly Graham Lady in Enterprise Award:Launched in 2015, this award was initiated by the Ladies’s Enterprise Council, chaired by DeAnne Connolly Graham, and acknowledges an impressive girl who’s a pacesetter within the enterprise group. Honorees are acknowledged for his or her continued progress, success and being an inspiration to the Miami Seashore group. In 2022, the Miami Seashore Chamber of Commerce honored DeAnne by renaming the award in recognition of her life’s work and dedication to ladies’s empowerment.

  • Stephanie Leger, Chairman | First-class hospitality

Stephanie Leger has over nineteen years of expertise within the resort trade worldwide, together with Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Forbes Journey Information Inspector, AAA and lots of others associated to the luxurious resort trade.

Through the years, Stephanie has offered numerous operational evaluations and skilled workers in world service requirements on the world’s main accommodations. It has additionally helped accommodations throughout instances of disaster akin to hurricanes, ZIKA, COVID-19 and the 2008 recession.

Her ardour for creating worker efficiency, improvement and engagement has marked her as a well-rounded skilled who works properly with folks of all cultural backgrounds. Different areas of experience within the hospitality trade embrace Spa, Meals & Beverage, Leisure and On line casino.

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