Corporate Partners are windows to the businesses and industries that surround us. Our Corporate Partners provide valuable interchange and establish working relationships that continue to be a driving force behind our success.
If anyone knows the value of being a Corporate Partner, it’s H. Wayne Huizenga. Architect of three Fortune 500 companies, this renowned entrepreneur continues to forge relationships that set a benchmark for others to follow. Today, working together for a common cause is what propels the Corporate Partnership program at the Huizenga Business School.
Some ways in which your company can partner with the Huizenga Business School include: recruiting talent, corporate consulting, on-site degree programs, mentorships, conference facilities, gift and naming opportunities, internship opportunities, employee education and executive education. In addition to these opportunities, our corporate partners also benefit from professional and social events hosted by the Huizenga Business School throughout the year. From The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Celebration to Rock 'n' Roll Night benefiting Huizenga School Scholars, our partners find networking with other business leaders a valuable plus.
Never has there been a better time to discover the many ways your company can benefit from a Corporate Partnership. For more information about becoming a corporate partner of the Huizenga Business School, contact the Office of Development at 954-262-5008.
Corporate Partner News
Corporate Partner Participates in ESCAPE Camp
(Steve Nudelberg with E.S.C.A.P.E. Campers)
The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University hosted its annual entrepreneurship summer camp for high school students in July 2013. The Entrepreneurship Summer Camp and Personal Enrichment (E.S.C.A.P.E) program is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship and the process of starting a business and maintaining ethical business practices. Each day was filled with lectures from NSU professors and South Florida business leaders, lively discussions, and interactive exercises.
This year the camp was attended by 21 high school students coming from Broward and Dade County public and private schools as well as from Tampa, New Hampshire, Jamaica, and Colombia. Prior to the start of camp, each participant wrote an essay on a business that they want to start. By the end of the week they were able to present their business idea in great detail, including mission statement, target market, and start-up costs to a panel of entrepreneurs who then gave them advice on how to make their dream a reality. Presenters included Corporate Partner, Steve Nudelberg, Principal, On The Ball Marketing. Prior to the first day of camp, Steve read each camper's essay about the business they wanted to start and gave each advice based on his personal experience, "There are no bad ideas, just bad execution," said Nudelberg. He told campers the only competitive advantage they have, is themselves. He also talked about the importance of networking and encouraged campers to join LinkedIn.
"The E.S.C.A.P.E. program showed me how a viable idea can be created into a successful business." American Heritage student, Grade 10.
"The E.S.C.A.P.E. program made learning about entrepreneurship enriching but fun and easy to learn. I had a great week, I'll never forget it." Miami Lakes Educational Center student, Grade 12.
Host.net Receives Boca Raton Chamber’s 2013 Business of the Year Award
Corporate Partners, Lenny Chesal, (in blue suit jacket) and CEO Jeff Davis (at left)
photographed with other honorees and Chamber personnel
Host.net received the 2013 Business of the Year Award. The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce hosted The Business Awards Luncheon celebrating entrepreneurs and business people who not only generate economic prosperity in our community, but also have a strong philanthropic involvement. More than 400 business representatives gathered at Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton, FL on May 17, 2013 to recognize this year’s honorees. Host.net is a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation; cloud computing and storage, and network transport and transit for education, finance, government, healthcare, and other enterprise organizations as well as wholesale and carrier clients. The company operates multiple enterprise-class data centers connected to an extensive fiber-optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wider array of last-mile options. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. Host.net has been a Corporate Partner of the Huizenga Business School since 2005.
Corporate Partner, Consolidated Credit, Wins Big
Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. (Consolidated Credit) received the 2012 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. The EIFLE Awards were introduced six years ago, to acknowledge innovation, dedication, and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. The Institute received a record number of nominations, and awarded an unprecedented 19 EIFLE Awards to recipients. The award was presented at the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Orlando, Florida on April 18, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel.
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. The Annual Conference on Financial Education provides professional development opportunities for individuals who work with financial literacy education and offers attendees a critical networking event and the opportunity to learn about current trends, develop funding strategies and otherwise advance the cause of financial education.
“The Nonprofit of the Year Award is a prestigious accolade and is a wonderful recognition of all our efforts over the years. We are dedicated to helping Americans become educated about their finances. We believe financial literacy education is the basis for a successful financial future,” said Howard Dvorkin, CPA and founder of Credit. Consolidated Credit is a Corporate Partner of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Corporate Partner Renaissance Hotel, Plantation Renovates:
The Renaissance Hotel in Plantation has completed a 3.8 million dollar renovation. The renovation includes a makeover of all 250 rooms, the lounge and meeting spaces, the lobby, and the award winning restaurant, Bin 595. The restaurant exudes a new feel and look but promises the same wonderful fun.
Located at 1230 South Pine Island road, the stylish and sophisticated Renaissance Plantation is a full-service hotel with the ambiance of a boutique hotel. The pleasant and professional staff makes attentive service a priority so guests can fully enjoy the revitalized and upscale accommodations. The hotel is a central location in Broward County, just off I-595, which provides a quick link to all of the area’s other major highways. The Renaissance can cater to weddings, Quinceaneras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, banquets, corporate events, fundraisers, or intimate cocktail receptions. The Hotel has more than 10,000 square feet of event space, a beautiful Cornerstone Ballroom, the lakeside terrace, and experienced event management and catering teams to serve you.
Energy Sheriffs is a Winner in Business CompetitionEnergy Sheriffs is a winner of the 2011 Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business Plan Competition in which members of the business community compete for a share of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Energy Sheriffs is spearheaded by Chief Energy Detective, Salvatore Cavalieri, a proud Huizenga Business School graduate. The company competed in this difficult competition and won second place standing as a new venture among hundreds of other outstanding businesses. Energy Sheriffs’ success relies on its express and 100% guaranteed energy saving results. For more information, visit www.EnergySheriffs.com
Pictured: Salvatore Cavalieri and Stephen C. McGill
Consolidated Credit Launches New HUD Housing Counseling Services: Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. has received approval from the Office of Housing and Urban Development to offer housing and foreclosure avoidance counseling to South Florida. As a HUD housing counseling agency, Consolidated Credit will be joining the struggle to help the countless numbers of consumers who have been devastated by the fallout from the mortgage crisis as well as help first-time home buyers make smart choices based on sound financial principles. Consolidated will provide programs such as Reverse Equity Mortgage Counseling, Post-Purchase Counseling, Predatory Lending Education, Financial Management/Budgeting, and Home Buyer Education Workshops. Foreclosure prevention counseling services are provided by nonprofit housing counseling agencies working in partnership with the Federal Government.
Throughout the nation, Consolidated Credit offers assistance with money and credit management through financial education and comprehensive debt counseling in both English and Spanish; now they are committed to helping people in need of housing counseling as well. For additional information please visit the following website http://www.consolidatedcredit.org/press/housing-counseling-services.aspx or call Beatriz Hartman at 954-377-9210.
Host.net Acquires Ft. Lauderdale Data Center & Colocation Operations: Jeffrey Davis, Host.net’s Co-Founder & CEO, said “the move into Ft. Lauderdale reflects Host.net's strategy of expanding in its existing markets to better service our customers needs. Our team has done a wonderful job of delivering a disciplined local service-driven business model, while deepening our footprint and service delivery capabilities. As a result, we have achieved significant scale without diminishing our core value proposition – strong local market presence and customer service.”
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Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino Joins the Huizenga Business School as Corporate Partner
The H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship welcomes Gulfstream Racing and Casino as Corporate Partners. Gulfstream Park is Florida’s premier thoroughbred track and county-approved racino in Hallandale Beach. One of the most important venues for horse racing in America, highlights include the $1 million Florida Derby (which produced 21 Kentucky Derby winners, including Barbaro and Big Brown). In addition to world-class thoroughbred racing, Gulfstream offers live music in the Casino Wednesday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight. Fine dining is offered by Silks Food Court, Ten Palms’ buffet-style dining, and the famous Christine Lee’s, a 37 year award-winning establishment featuring prime sirloin steaks, Asian specialties and a sushi bar. Las Vegas-style slot machines and no-limit poker is available every day, year-round.
The Village at Gulfstream Park, a $1.2 billion shopping and entertainment complex is being developed next to the racetrack. The target opening date is summer 2010. The complex will feature retailers such as Pottery Barn, West Elm and The Container Store. Restaurants will include Texas de Brazil, Brio Tuscan Grille and Ola Cuba. Upon completion, The Village will have 70 stores covering more than 410,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, plus 80,000 square feet of office space.
Please visit www.gulfstreampark.com for more information.
Patrick Jacquot, Director of Player Development presents check for $25,000 to Jade Chen, Director of Development and Joe Pineda, Assistant Dean of External Affairs.
Jeff Ostrow, managing partner of TKO, is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the firm. He has been named as one of Florida's “Legal Elite Attorneys,” a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal's Key Partners Award, and is a member of Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals. Ostrow graduated from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University with a Juris Doctorate.
Turner Construction Company, located in the heart of downtown Miami, is the newest Huizenga Business School corporate partner. The Huizenga Business School is proud to announce the anticipated October start of an on-site MBA program at Turner. Turner Construction Company, founded in 1902, is a recognized leader in the construction industry.