Alaska Coffee Roasting Company Finds Mojo In North Miami

Co-owner Michael Gesser roasts coffee at Alaska Coffee Roasting Company in North Miami, Friday, Nov. 2. Located at 13130 Biscayne Blvd., the café offers estate coffees from a variety of regions across the world, sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, as well as cakes, pastries, and breads baked in house. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD  

2012-12-02T23:44:59+00:00 December 2nd, 2012|Business|

FIU Graduate Opens Sports Training Facility

By Christina Watkins Read in the Sun Sentinel After struggling to become a professional athlete, former Florida International University football player and recent graduate Solomon Smith decided to create his own path to success. In January, Smith opened his own training facility in Miramar, Grind Hard Athletics, with two others to train young athletes and help them

2012-09-09T22:20:43+00:00 September 9th, 2012|Business, Uncategorized|

Social Networking Opens Doors for Recent Grads to Land Jobs

By Vanessa Espinel Read in The Miami Herald After various attempts at updating his résumé, Graeme Anthony, a 26-year-old public relations major from London, realized the words blurred somewhere between boring and monotone. “The issue I had was that the résumé had become bastardized,” Anthony said. “You could download a template from the Internet, and it would

2016-04-05T22:23:39+00:00 December 17th, 2011|Business|

Aventura Boutique Sells Unique Fashion Finds

By Silvana Ordoñez Read in The Miami Herald Fashion designer Carolina Benoit has two rules for items sold at her new women’s lifestyle boutique in Aventura: Nothing manufactured in sweatshops and nothing mass-produced. “If things are handmade by designers, it assures everyone that laborers are not being exploited overseas, and everything is made responsibly,” said Benoit, 24,

2011-09-08T00:45:13+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Business|

A Glitch In the Plans For Horse-Themed Community

By Pninit Cohen and Jonathan Szydlo Read in The Miami Herald A would-be developer is hoping to turn the derelict California Club Golf Course in northeast Miami-Dade in to an "equestrian-themed" residential community — but not without opposition from residents upset they could lose their view of the greens and gain almost 2,000 new neighbors. Liliane Stransky

2011-06-26T14:09:36+00:00 June 26th, 2011|Business|

Fast-Food Franchises Can Keep Business In The Family

By Jorge Valens Read in The Miami Herald Gabriel and Oscar Rodriguez didn’t go to camp during their childhood summers. While other kids enjoyed their time off, they were busy learning the ins and outs of their family’s business: owning and operating McDonald’s franchises. Now the brothers are looking to take over the business as third-generation McDonald’s

2011-03-29T14:18:56+00:00 March 29th, 2011|Business|

In North Miami, A Firm Nationally Known For Bentley Restorations

  By Zaimarie De Guzman Read in Sun Sentinel When Richard Gorman was 3, he and his younger brother would pretend Gorman was a mechanic who worked on extraordinary vehicles. Almost 55 years later, Gorman is the president of Vantage Motorworks, lauded by classic car collectors as one of the best restoration companies in the nation. His

2010-02-21T23:56:08+00:00 February 21st, 2010|Business|