The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce
the FINALISTS for the 47th Annual Golden Coconut Awards!
The following businesses, organizations and individuals are the finalists we are honoring on
Thursday, January 12, 2017.
That evening one will be chosen in each category for further recognition of their significant contributions to the economic and civic development of Coconut Grove.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINALISTS OF 2016!
ENTREPRENEURIAL START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
A business that is in the early stages of its operations, 36 months or less and 25 employees or less.
BIANCO GELATO ~ CRUISER CLUB ~ DAVID KURZ REAL ESTATE
LOCALLY-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
A locally owned business proving goods or services to our local population. Non-franchised, but there could be more than one location of business. The business should be privately held, at least 50% of the business ownership living in our local area and registered in Florida with no corporate/national headquarters outside of region.
ARQUITECTONICA ~ DETLEV-AVEDA LIFESTYLE SALON & SPA ~ H&H JEWELERS
SERVICE INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR
A business that provides services rather than goods, including: accounting, advertising, banking, consulting, beauty, health, wellness, communications, dry-cleaning, gyms, personal trainers, wholesale; all professional services such as engineering, legal, medicine; all consumer services; and all government services.
MERCY HOSPITAL ~ KELLER WILLIAMS: KATHY HIDY TEAM/JERRY ROSEN ~PROSTHODONTIC DENTISTRY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY LEADER OF THE YEAR
Includes restaurants, tourist attractions, transportation and hotels.
GROVE BAY HOSPITALITY GROUP ~ THE MUTINY/PROVIDENT HOTELS ~ SONESTA COCONUT GROVE
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
GLASS & VINE ~ JAGUAR CEVICHE SPOON BAR & LATAM GRILL ~ STRADA IN THE GROVE
CHEF OF THE YEAR
CHEF GAETANO ASCIONE, SPASSO ~ CHEF TED MENDEZ, SPARTICO ~CHEF GIORGIO RIPOCAVOLI, GLASS & VINE
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
THE MUTINY/PROVIDENT HOTELS ~ SONESTA COCONUT GROVE ~RITZ CARLTON, COCONUT GROVE
GM OF THE YEAR
CURTIS CRIDER, SONESTA COCONUT GROVE ~ DIDI LOPEZ, MUTINY/PROVIDENT HOTELS ~ERIKA VILLANUEVA, REGIONS BANK
RETAILER OF THE YEAR – BRICKS & MORTAR
Must be a retail business located in Coconut Grove, but may have more than one location outside the Grove.
FARREY’S LIGHTING ~ H & H JEWELERS ~ SHELL LUMBER & HARDWARE
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
More than 10 employees.
ARQUITECTONICA ~ MERCY HOSPITAL ~ TERRA
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Less than 10 employees.
BIANCO GELATO ~ THE RILEY SMITH GROUP ~ WAVETECH
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
A non-profit is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization’s income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers. This includes churches, public charities, public clinics, legal aid societies, volunteer services organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institute and museums.
SMALL NPO FINALISTS ARE:
THIS & THAT SHOP/PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL ~ SHAKE-A-LEG ~ COCONUT GROVE SAILING CLUB
LARGE NPO FINALISTS ARE:
THE BARNACLE SOCIETY ~ COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL ~ COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
This category is for an individual or group that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community involvement, awareness activities and/or volunteer efforts which focus on a positive impact to community.
MAJOR MANNY MORALES, CITY OF MIAMI POLICE ~ IRIS BURMAN, EDUCATING HANDS ~ SANTIAGO VILLEGAS, FORTUNE INT. REALTY
and the Golden Coconut is….to be announced on:
January 12th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30pm
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Avenue
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Please join us for an evening of Awards & Celebration, Open Bar & Gourmet Bites.
(FOR DRESS IDEAS THINK WINTER WHITE)
FOR INFORMATION ON SPONSORSHIPS AND CORPORATE TABLES: www.goldencoconutawards.com
The Golden Coconut Award was established in 1965 as the annual recognition bestowed by the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce for considerable merit. It is presented to any individual, business or organization/group, which have significantly benefited Coconut Grove.
COCONUT GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GIVE SPECIAL THANKS TO