ORLANDO — After serving in the United States Army for 12 years, Hector Rivera traded in his weapons for clippers. “It’s a little bit hard and challenging,” he said. He suffers from traumatic brain injury and PTSD, among other things, after a car bomb exploded and injured him while in Iraq. “It was a little…Details
A group of 26 U.S. Armed Forces veterans was recognized earlier last month at Florida Technical College Pembroke Pines for their academic excellence and their efforts to make a successful transition into the civilian labor market. The students received plaques and medals during a campus reception attended by community and business leaders.Details
I recently went to an event hosted by my business coach called, Be The Change. It was all about starting a business or growing the one you already run. I was surprised and very happy to see nearly half of the attendants were older than my parents.
I hate it when people say they’re too old to do something – go back to school, change a career, etc. It’s an excuse with no merit.
KISSIMMEE — This week’s Chef’s Kitchen is taking us to the drive-thru. El Meson Sandwiches — known in Puerto Rico — is now in Central Florida. “This is very famous in Puerto Rico,” said Kissimmee General Manager, Francisco Ortiz, referring to the restaurant chain’s potato. Called the “Surfer Potato,” it’s packed with with meat-like goodness, yet…Details
Ante una audiencia de estudiantes ansiosos por conocer la ruta al éxito, el presidente y cofundador de El Mesón Sandwiches, Felipe Pérez Grajales, compartió en el Florida Technical College (FTC) en Kissimmee, Florida consejos para triunfar profesional y personalmente. La charla formó parte de “Influencer Series”, un programa mensual que trae al campus de FTC…Details
Not long ago, Tiffany Bires couldn’t bear to enter a crowded store, go out into the community or even sit through an entire college class without being overwhelmed by anxiety. Bires, a DeLandite and U.S. Army veteran, is one of nearly 8 million Americans afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, thanks to a gregarious mastiff-mix…Details
KISSIMMEE Zazon Café may sound like your typical restaurant spot inside of Kissimmee’s mall Plaza Del Sol, but it’s far from it. It’s actually a handson classroom run by Florida Technical College. Evelyn Candela, originally from Brooklyn, New York, is one of the program’s students. Before moving here, Candela says she was around drugs…Details
Tal como lo dice el inicio de una de sus canciones, “hace ya bastantes años” que un grupo de puertorriqueños redefinió el rock de la Isla del Encanto con un tema llamado El Wanabi. La narrativa poética tan solo pedía “un momento pa’ probar de qué estoy hecho”, pero la voz de Tito Auger, acompañada…Details
Latin restaurant chains get lost crossing continents when they lose touch with their brand culture, their true recipe for success. Menus may not translate to new U.S. markets, even heavily Hispanic ones, but authentic brand culture and communications will always transcend time and place. To successfully cross over, brands must adapt, not transform. Becoming something…Details