Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps local aesthetic and wellness business navigate the pandemic

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Nearly a decade after the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) helped her launch her own business, Rosanna Bermejo again turned to the small business development center. This time, she sought help for her business, Med Aesthetics Miami, in recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The skincare and […]

Rebuilding the engine: Philanthropy for the next generation

–By Nina Rose  Alberto García Marrero was out of gas.   It was spring 2019, his second-to-last semester at FIU, just a handful of credits away from earning his bachelor’s in international business. Marrero’s FIU tuition was paid for by scholarships, but he helped his parents out financially and could barely cover his living expenses.   Marrero was running out of money, and student loans might be his only solution. He was at the gas […]

Business alumni leverage industry experience, FIU education to shift company focus to include pandemic response

Carlos Duart ’94, MS ’99 and Tina Vidal-Duart ’02, MIB ’04, president and executive vice president, respectively, of CDR Maguire, leveraged their contacts and industry experience to help advise and coordinate relief efforts on a major scale. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, College of Business alumni Carlos Duart ’94, MS ’99 and Tina Vidal-Duart ’02, […]

FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News For Frank Gonzalez and Barbara Pestana Cartaya, investing in FIU College of Business students is an important way to give back. Thanks to their education and years of hard work, these FIU Business alumni rose from humble beginnings to great achievement. Along with their families, they believe that supporting […]

Porsche comes to FIU for project management know-how

–By Ellen Forman for FIU News Every year, as president and managing director of Porsche Latin America, Inc., George Wills helps plan his team’s shared learning experience. He seeks out a training opportunity that can be tailored to meet the needs of each member of his team, from interns and novices to seasoned experts. He is particularly […]

FIU researcher: Deterrence-based audit policies reduce excess costs in health care

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the health care industry are reduced by innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that the reduction is based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set […]

Demand for home ownership is falling in major markets, index produced jointly by FIU and FAU experts shows

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News If you’re looking to build wealth, renting a home may be wiser than buying, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the first quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the […]

Auschwitz survivor donates to Holocaust studies program

–By Nicole Montero for FIU News Auschwitz survivor and renowned Miami developer Tibor Hollo believes the Holocaust is being forgotten. It all started with a conversation with a teen. “A supplier of mine came into my office with his son,” said Hollo, chairman and president of Florida East Coast Realty. “Somehow, the conversation turned to […]

Remembering Betty Chapman

On February 20, 2019, the FIU family lost a committed community leader, philanthropist, humanitarian, and advocate, Betty Chapman. She was the wife of the late civic leader and FIU supporter Alvah Chapman Jr. The university community mourns her passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Chapman family during this difficult time. In 1993, […]

FIU Alumnus Malcolm Butters Continues to Support Real Estate Students

By Eileen Spiegler In 2016, Malcolm Butters was asked what advice he would give to his younger self, looking to the future at his own college graduation. “Give back,” Butters answered. For the fifth year, the FIU alumnus is helping to ease the debt burden for two students who received their Master of Science in […]