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Youngest Latina to own law firm in Northeast Florida to be honored at State Capitol

Belkis Plata’s law office is on the 25th floor of the Bank of America tower, peering over a picturesque St. Johns River and all of downtown Jacksonville. The trial attorney just opened the law firm with legal partner Shannon Schott last fall. And at 29, she is the youngest Latina in Northeast Florida to do so. “A lot of times, I find myself doing work and I stare out the window and I’m like, ‘Is this really my life?’ ” she said, sitting at her desk.

¿Quién es quién?

Esta columna busca resaltar la labor de los latinos residentes en el Norte de Florida, destacados en actividades útiles a nuestra sociedad. En esta edición, Eco Latino, quiere destacar a Ramón Ledón, un inspirado poeta residente en Jacksonville, quien antes de dedicarse a la poesía fue un famoso deportista, ganador de varios campeonatos internacionales de boxeo. Su libro de poemas, “Con un poco de amor”, ha sido premiado en varios certámenes. ¿Cuándo y cómo emigró a los Estados Unidos?

Who’s Who?

Colombian author Mario Bahamón Dussán uniquely illustrates within his column Eco Latino’s efforts to cast a bright spotlight on North Florida’s Hispanic residents involved in activities that are influential and useful to our society. Dussan features Jacksonville resident Ramon Ledon, who before devoting himself to writing inspiring poetry, was a Cuban welterweight boxing champion. Ledon’s “With a Little Love” book of poetry has received international recognition. How and when did you emigrate to the United States?

Comienzan matrimonios de parejas gays en Florida

Parejas de gays y lesbianas se casaron el lunes en Miami ante la misma juez que dijo no ver la razón por la qué no debían recibir de inmediato sus permisos horas antes de que Florida se convierta en el 36to estado de la nación donde son legales los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo. La adición de los 19,9 millones de habitantes de Florida significa que 70% de los estadounidenses viven ya en estados donde son legales los matrimonios de parejas del mismo sexo.

Gay marriage ban ends as couples wed throughout Florida

Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. But they were beaten to the punch by a Miami judge who found no need to wait until the statewide ban expired. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel presided over Florida's first legally recognized same-sex marriages Monday afternoon.

SEMINARIOS Y CONSULTORÍA GRATIS PARA EMPRESARIOS HISPANOS

(Jacksonville, FL) Octubre 28 de 2014 – El 18 y 19 de noviembre hispanos en la región noreste de la Florida que poseen o deseen establecer empresas tendrán la oportunidad de participar en seminarios y recibir consultoría individual gratis para pequeñas empresas del Fondo de Iniciativa para Negocios Hispanos de la Florida (HBIF, por sus siglas en inglés). Los talleres se presentarán en español cada día desde las 9 a.m.

FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS AND CONSULTING FOR HISPANICS

(Jacksonville, FL) October 28, 2014 – On Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, current and potential Hispanic entrepreneurs in Northeast Florida will have the opportunity to participate in small business workshops and receive individual consulting for free from the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida (HBIF). The workshops will be presented in Spanish each day at 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo & Jacksonville Urban League Partnership Historic Springfield Community Learning Center, followed by individual consulting sessions in Spanish or English.

Jorge MaJfud

by Mario Bahamón Dussán Who is Who?, seeks to highlight and make known the work of the hispanic residents in north Florida outstanding in activities useful to our society In this edition, Eco Latino wants to highlight the Uruguayan writer and educator Jorge Majfud resident of Jacksonville. Author of the novels: La reina de América (2001), La ciudad de la Luna (2009) y Crisis (2012).

Jacksonville en sexto lugar como mejor ciudad de la nación para los empresarios hispanos

By Drew Dixon Jacksonville es uno de las ciudades más populares en el país para los empresarios hispanos. El sitio web que da seguimiento en tendencias económicas y de negocios Wallethub.com dio a conocer su clasificación para las mejores y peores ciudades que acojen las empresas de capital hispano. Jacksonville fue clasificada como la sexta más alta en términos de mejores lugares para los empresarios hispanos.

Jacksonville ranked sixth best city in nation for Hispanic entrepreneurs

By Drew Dixon Jacksonville is one of the hottest hubs in the country for Hispanic entrepreneurs. The economic and business trend tracking website Wallethub.com came out with its rankings for the best and worst cities that cultivate Hispanic-owned and run businesses in the United States Tuesday. Jacksonville ranked the sixth highest in terms of best places for Hispanic entrepreneurs. Even with the high ranking, Jacksonville was outdone in Florida by Pembroke Pines which was ranked first in the nation. Another Florida city, St. Petersburg, came in at eight.



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