We are pleased to announce that our president, Fernando Mariano, was awarded the Outstanding Business Achievement Award by the Focus Brasil Foundation.
The Business Press Awards was celebrated at a dinner event for 200 guests, held on May 7 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Mariano was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments as the president and founder of Multimedia, as well as for his contributions to the Brazilian business community in the United States. With over 50 years in the communications business, he founded and led Multimedia to become a prominent media placement agency for print and digital publications all over the world.
Mr. Mariano was one of eleven winners to receive awards at the inaugural Business Press Awards, which was created by the Focus Brasil Foundation to recognize and celebrate Brazilian men and women who stand out for their success stories as entrepreneurs in the United States.
According to the producer of the event, Andrea Vianna, the Business Award can serve as an incentive for other Brazilians to be courageous in opening their own businesses. “From experience we know that the awards are a great stimulus, because the public recognition and celebration of achievements is often as or more valuable than purely commercial success,” commented Vianna.
The Press Business Awards is yet another hallmark celebration brought on by the Focus Brasil Foundation, which has become an international beacon for the organization of events that project the Brazilian community into the social and cultural landscape of America, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Mariano was among other award recipients such as Flávio Augusto da Silva, Chairman and Majority Owner of Orlando City Soccer Club; and Dr. Anthony Portigliatti, President of Florida Christian University. Brazilian individuals recognized by the Business Press Awards were celebrated for their stories of overcoming obstacles while doing business abroad, all the while cultivating the spirit of entrepreneurial vision to lead and inspire the worldwide Brazilian business community.