Jessica Rosales, Owner of Red Chair Catering
Having moved to South Florida in 2014 from London (UK), Maria was interested in getting involved with local businesses and the local community. In 2016, Maria has donated Printed Materials and Graphic Design Services to Urban League of Broward County, Firewall Centers and SunServe, amongst others. In September 2016, Maria provided heavily discounted printed materials for Artopia III as well as donated Graphic Design Services. Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors also offers a raffle item once a quarter at the monthly Non-Profit breakfast. In June 2016, Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors was a main sponsor for Hearts With Orlando, a local event that helped raise over $4,500 for people affected by the Pulse Orlando tragedy.
Maria is a City Director for the local chapter of Lesbians Who Tech, an organization that provides a platform to raise awareness of groups who are fighting for LGBT and Women rights, and connect these groups to queer women in the tech community. Lesbians Who Tech also creates a community, increases visibility and improves representation among women and lesbians in technology by partnering with initiatives such as the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship.
Maria Medina has been the owner of her Minuteman Press since September 2014 and was awarded the Small Business of the Year Award in 2016 by the Chamber as well as Best of Fort Lauderdale in 2016 for Design, Print and Promotional Services. Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors is a full service Print, Marketing and Design company that provides a variety of services from Business Cards, Brochures, Postcards, Banners, Signs, Window Graphics and Car Wraps to Pens, Shirts, Mugs, Koozies and other Promotional Items. It is their business to help your business grow, that’s why Maria’s Minuteman Press extends a 25% discount to all Non-Profit organizations as well as offers complimentary design services on a case by case basis to Non-Profits.
Andy has been a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce since 2013. Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts at Williams College in 1990 and initially worked at WCVB-TV in Boston before being hired by Lifetime Television in New York. In 1997 Andy was recruited by Disney to work as a Producer in Orlando. He left Disney in 1999 to start his own production company, Lightship Entertainment. Lightship Media is a full service production company specializing in producing television shows, commercials and promotional videos of all kinds. Under Andy’s supervision, the company has produced more than a dozen prime time shows for Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, the Science Channel and Destination America on various subjects ranging from the thrill rides at Walt Disney World to the latest innovations in concept car design. Andy is actively involved in the Chamber through the GLBX Council and the GLBX Leads Group. He serves on the GLBX Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair Elect for 2017. Andy played a crucial part in planning the very successful Artopia event; one of the Chambers’ annual events held at the NSU Museum of Art in 2016. On his free time, Andy spends time with his dog Bella and enjoys spending time with friends on his boat.