CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce has introduced the winners of its Roaring 20’s Grand Gala Enterprise Awards 2020.
The awards, introduced as a part of the Chamber’s digital gala on Oct. 23, acknowledge excellent leaders who’ve contributed to the expansion of the group and companies that serve the group.
Listed here are the winners (all descriptions have been offered by the Chamber):
Coral Springs Small Enterprise Chief of the Yr
Spiro Edgos, The Bin Physician
Spiro grew up in Pittsburgh in a conventional Greek household, which by legislation means working within the household restaurant. He obtained his BS from Duquesne and MBA from the College of Pittsburgh. Spiro was a World Account Supervisor with FedEx within the NYC space the place he met his spouse, Christy. After having a child, Spiro and Christy moved to Coral Springs to be nearer to household and work with IBM.
After three years with IBM, Spiro determined he wished to make a distinction locally. Throughout this second of reckoning, Christy requested Spiro to scrub their disgusting trash bins…and that is how The Bin Physician was born. After three years of labor, The Bin Physician has surpassed 1,150 prospects and sanitized greater than 34,000 bins.
In 2017, the Coral Springs Financial Growth Workplace awarded the Bin Physician “Rookie Enterprise of the Yr.” Spiro is an lively ambassador for the Chamber and member of the Schooling and Chamber for Good committees and co-chairs the Membership Appreciation Committee. He’s additionally on the Board of Administrators for the Sawgrass Nature Heart as treasurer and Parkland Chamber of Commerce as vp.
Spiro stated: By means of the assistance of the Chamber, we have been in a position to meet and work with different corporations within the space and with native metropolis officers. It was the relationships from the Chamber that helped The Bin Physician solidify a contract with Coconut Creek and Republic to develop into the primary firm within the nation to be awarded a city-wide contract in our trade.
Coconut Creek Small Enterprise Chief of the Yr
Jaime Johnson, CGI Enterprise Options
Jamie S. Johnson is the regional vp for CGI Enterprise Options. Jamie has been a licensed well being and life insurance coverage agent for 30 years and a board member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Well being Underwriters for greater than 25 years. Since 2016, Jamie has been accountable for main the CGI Enterprise Options Florida workforce, enterprise operations, group involvement and income progress.
Serving on each side of the carrier-client relationship, Jamie is acknowledged as a extremely certified material professional with a wealth of expertise within the healthcare trade. She is incessantly known as upon as a public speaker on the matters of healthcare reform and trade points. She has been interviewed repeatedly on quite a few media broadcasts and lectured as a keynote speaker at state and nationwide conferences hosted by numerous payroll, advantages, human useful resource, and medical health insurance organizations. Jamie can be an authorized teacher for credit-qualifying programs required by specialists who want to keep up their skilled designations as accountants, HR professionals, and insurance coverage brokers.
Jamie has served as president of the Broward Affiliation of Well being Underwriters and is an lively member of the Agent Advisory Council for the main medical health insurance carriers within the South Florida area. Moreover, she has been engaged because the Healthcare Reform and Revolutionary Options advisory Useful resource for Fortune 500 corporations. Jamie represents CGI as a Trustee member of the Hollywood and Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional chambers of commerce and is a long-standing member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Insurance coverage and Monetary Advisors.
Jamie has known as Coral Springs dwelling for the previous 26 years, her two sons Kenny and Jimmy proudly performed baseball, basketball, soccer, soccer, and lacrosse within the Coral Springs leagues earlier than graduating from Marjorie Stoneman Douglass Excessive College.
The Coated Bridge Award
John Biggie, JB Administration & Upkeep
John Biggie carries on the household custom – providing a aggressive flex-space for-lease product in Coral Springs for properly over 30 years. John and his workforce have created a distinct segment within the Company Park of Coral Springs. The park’s proximity to residential Coral Springs, Parkland and Boca Raton makes it a sought-after location for enterprise house owners – near 50 acres within the Company Park are underneath his management.
Main the property portfolio in administration and upkeep, John is trying ahead to many extra profitable years in Coral Springs, serving the group’s business house wants. John earned a Grasp’s in Engineering & a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from College of Florida and likewise holds a Basic Contractor’s license.
John serves on the COAT committee representing Coral Springs, is the present chair of the Property House owners’ of Coral Springs Company Park Affiliation, and is the treasurer of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber.
Coconut Creek Butterfly Award
Karen Matroni, Promenade at Coconut Creek
Karen Matroni has been within the business actual property subject for the previous 25 years and is at the moment the overall supervisor of the Promenade at Coconut Creek. She served for 10 years on the Worldwide Council of Procuring Facilities (ICSC) Governmental Affairs committee, elevating consciousness and lobbying for a change to various legal guidelines affecting actual property house owners within the state of Florida. She has additionally volunteered her time with various organizations, together with the Brevard Public Library and Area Coast Remedy Canines. She at the moment serves on the Board of Administrators for Do the Proper Factor of Coconut Creek, Inc., and the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Administrators. She can be a proud member of the Ladies’s Membership of Coconut Creek.
Beforehand, Ms. Matroni labored for NAI Merin Hunter Codman as a senior property supervisor for a 700,000 sq. foot portfolio of buying facilities and workplace buildings. Earlier than transferring to South Florida, Ms. Matroni held the place of vp of property administration for Prime Web site Realty, a shopping mall growth, leasing and property administration firm positioned in central Florida. Throughout that point, Ms. Matroni earned her Licensed Procuring Heart Supervisor designation from the ICSC.
Non-Revenue of the Yr
Rotary Membership of Coral Springs
The Rotary Membership of Coral Springs was began in 1969, and has been in steady service to the group since then. They’re a part of Rotary Worldwide. Rotary has over 34,000 golf equipment and 1.2 million members in 192 international locations. Rotary has been lively since 1905. The motto of Rotary is “Service above self.”
The Rotary Membership of Coral Springs applies the motto to the whole lot they do. They’ve 20 members that meet on a weekly foundation to plan group service tasks. Members are from all elements of the group. They’re enterprise folks, retirees, and members from the general public sector all working collectively to attain native in addition to worldwide objectives. They’re open to any member of the group who needs to be of service.
Their tasks are each native and worldwide in scope. They’ve native tasks of their very own (BeeApiary, Neighborhood Backyard, and many others), partnerships with different non-profits (SOS Childrens Village, NICKS camp, and many others), in addition to Worldwide (Polio Plus, Faculties in Thailand). All of those intention to higher our world by way of service above self. The management of the membership adjustments on a yearly foundation, however mission to supply service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by way of fellowship of enterprise, skilled, and group leaders stays.
NEXTgen Skilled of the Yr
Pleasure Arauz, JM Lexus
Pleasure Arauz was born and raised on a farm in rural Indiana. She attended Indiana College, the place she acquired a Bachelor of Arts with a double majored in Studio Artwork and Artwork Historical past. At the moment, she is engaged on her MBA at Florida Atlantic College.
Pleasure moved to Florida in 2015 and was blessed to have the ability to be a part of the advertising workforce at JM Lexus. Pleasure is accountable for digital advertising, which incorporates e mail campaigns and web site design, conventional advertising together with print, TV and radio, social media together with Fb, Twitter, and Instagram, repute administration, in addition to group engagement and relations.
Neighborhood relationships have at all times been important to Pleasure, and she or he is delighted to be part of such a incredible enterprise group. Pleasure is trying ahead to being a part of the continuing progress of Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Tim Hogans, Florida Energy and Gentle
Tim Hogans is an exterior affairs space supervisor for Florida Energy & Gentle Firm, the biggest rate-regulated electrical utility in Florida. He manages relationships with elected officers, enterprise and county stakeholders in North Broward County.
Previous to becoming a member of exterior affairs in January 2015, Tim served in a number of management roles inside Buyer Service and Energy Supply over the previous 17 years as small/medium enterprise accounts regional supervisor for Dade and Broward Counties, engineering lead, RL, PL, and CPM.
Tim at the moment serves on the next boards: Quick previous chairman of the Board Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber of Commerce; previous chairman of the Board for the Higher Pompano Seaside Chamber of Commerce; Management Florida Governance Chair; Authorities Affairs Chair for Junior Achievement; 2nd vice-chair for the City League of Broward County; Broward Days, Parks Basis of Broward County; and Secretary of Broward 2-1-1. He’s a member of Management Florida Join Class VI, Management Broward Class XXXIII; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.; and 2018 Ft. Lauderdale Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man of the Yr.
Tim holds Bachelor’s of Science and Grasp’s of Science levels in electrical engineering from Florida State College. Tim is married to Cortnee, and has two kids.
Donna Denton, AmTrust Financial institution
Donna Denton is a “banker with a coronary heart”, in addition to knowledgeable networker. Born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica. Donna has labored with AmTrust Financial institution, a division of New York Neighborhood Financial institution, for greater than 20 years, and is presently the Vice President and Department Supervisor. She is an lively member of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, present chair of the Skilled Ladies’s Alliance, Trustee member, Ambassador, and a part of the Schooling and Chamber for Good committees.
She is actively concerned in volunteering, and mentoring each corporately and individually, with organizations such as Broward Outreach Heart, The African American Analysis Library and different nonprofits equivalent to Autism Speaks, Muscular Dystrophy Affiliation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is previous Board Member of Abi’s Place, a non-profit faculty for youngsters with disabilities, and is a former Board Member of the Plantation Chamber of Commerce, and former ambassador and member of BNI.
Donna has a level in Enterprise Administration, and certifications in management, and can be a proud graduate of Management Coral Springs. She is taken into account a useful resource to her friends and seeks out alternatives to assist these in her group.
The Roaring 20’s Grand Gala, introduced by Joe DiMaggio Kids’s Hospital, on Oct. 23 will begin with cocktail networking at 5:30 pm. This yr’s theme is “Roaring 20’s” and can characteristic musical performances, a magic present, and reside auctions and door prizes.
Proceeds from the occasion public sale will profit the Coral Springs Chamber Schooling Basis.
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