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For Immediate Release:
January 26, 2015
Media Contact:
Susana Cortázar
susanac@miamidade.gov
305-375-5661

Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and West Perrine Community Development Corporation Hosted the 3rd Annual MLK Business Expo

Free community event for residents to learn about a myriad of South Dade services and products was a huge success


(MIAMI, January 26, 2015) –Drawn together by a common desire to expand their market, share and build a presence, nearly 100 South Dade businesses showcased their products and services at the recent MLK Business Expo during the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend. The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) hosted the event as a part of the annual West Perrine MLK celebration activities and commitment to small business growth in Miami-Dade County.   In its third year, the event gave South Dade residents an opportunity to learn about the vast array of services in the areas of community health and government agencies, financial institutions, tax preparation companies, newspapers, caterers, small business owners, attorneys, clothing and jewelry sellers, among others.

In attendance were South Dade Commissioners Dennis C. Moss and Daniella Levine Cava, who expressed their support and appreciation that this event is held in their community and provides such critical and practical information to residents who might otherwise not have access to it. In addition, the MDEAT Trust Board and Economic Development Action Committee members were present.

MDEAT Director John E. Dixon said, “I want to thank everyone attending this event tonight, on his or her own time, to share products, services, and expertise with members of the South Dade community.  This is a very important endeavor that provides a professional forum unlike any other to this area, and brings everyone together to network, learn, share, teach, and make friends.  Next year’s event will be even bigger and better!”

Ed Hanna, president of the West Perrine Community Development Corporation, thanked vendors and attendees, and said the next event would have “a twist” to it.

Event supporters were Miami-Dade County Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava, District 8, and Dennis C. Moss, District 9.  Event partners were Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade; Neighbors and Neighbors Association; Partners for Self-Employment and Unique Coalition of Minority Business of South Dade, Inc.