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Zensah

Miami-based Zensah grows compression-sportswear company through innovation

Ze’ev Feig, owner of Zensah, center with blue, glasses and on ladder, along with his “team” of employees holding compression legging sportswear, pose at his warehouse Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff.       By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in Miami Herald For the Miami-based company Zensah, it only took the approval of one Heat star ...

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Budsies

New business turns budding artists’ work into stuffed animals

Courtesy of Budsies.             By Lisbet Castillo Read in The Palm Beach Post  When Alex Furmansky was growing up, he watched his little sister’s art evolve from wacky shapes to advanced illustrations. The drawings went from being displayed on the fridge to being buried in a dismal box in the basement. Then, last August, Furmansky, ...

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Coral Gables boutique plans jewelry trunk show

Emporium boutique owner Sara Zamikoff chooses some articles of clothing that will be available for purchase at Thursday’s trunk show. Photo by Chavon Ellington/South Florida News Service.         By Chavon Ellington Read in Miami Herald For several years, Sara Zamikoff, a former pastry chef, set her sights on opening a tea house. But after considering a number ...

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Melissa Del Toro

Home-Baked Cakes Are ‘Rebels’ But They Taste So Good

Melissa Del Toro, founder and owner of Rebel Sweets, forms cherry blossom flowers for a cake inside one of the teaching kitchens at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in North Miami on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Allison Diaz / For the Miami Herald     By Madison Fantozzi Read in The Miami Herald Mitch Eisen’s groom’s ...

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YOUmedia

Innovative Media Program For Teens Faces Uncertain Fate

Santiago Acosta (left) and Khalel Bailey (right) edit a video using After Effects, a video production software from the Adobe Creative Suite. Photo by Camilo Londono / South Florida News Service         Camilo Londono  Read in The Miami Herald Wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt and headphones that were once reserved for audio recording professionals, Patricia Joachim, 19, said ...

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Afach Motors

Man Turns Love Of Wheels Into New Business Endeavor

Andres Arango, founder of Afach Motorsports, a company that sells motorcycle parts and racing apparel, along with his girlfriend, Juliana Montoya. Photo by Camilo Londono/South Florida News Service.         By Camilo Londono  Read in The Palm Beach Post The humidity that clung to the air at the Palm Beach International Raceway on a recent Saturday afternoon would have ...

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Trunx

Miami-Based Trunx Is Working Out

Chris Patterson works out at CrossFit Downtown Miami while wearing a tri-blend, poly-cotton t-shirt by Trunx. Photo by Allison Diaz/The Miami Herald.         By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in The Miami Herald Less than a year ago, Karla Perez, 36, removed all of her furniture and placed it in the back room and patio of her Miami home to ...

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RashawnRose

Family Tragedy Turns Into A Successful Business

Rosemarie Wallace, 50, owner of RashawnRose Bridal, opened her business following the loss of her son. In planning her daughter’s sweet 16 and searching for the perfect dress, the idea of starting her own company “fell into her lap.”  Photo by Margaret Chebat/South Florida News Service.     By Lina Agudelo and Margaret Chebat  South Florida News Service When Rosemarie ...

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Go Inside The Trip Of A Lifetime

In January 2013, six Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication students got the opportunity of a lifetime. Accompanied by a professor/editor, they headed to Washington, D.C, to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Here is a mini-documentary the students shot and edited about their trip to the capital with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating ...

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custom converse

How A Spark For An Idea For A Sneaker Turned Crystal4U Into A Sparkling Business

These pairs of Converse, embedded using Swarovski crystals by Cynthia Rodriguez, go for about $250. Tatiana Bonilla/South Florida News Service.         By Tatiana Bonilla Read in The Miami Herald During her freshman year in high school, Megan Rodriguez, now 21, wore Converse sneakers of various colors almost every day. Her signature style of shoes would not change, even ...

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