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Media Contact: Jaimie Miller
Director of Marketing and Events

NAPLES, Fla. (March 14, 2017)—The 2017 Face Award winners have been selected and will be honored at the upcoming Face Awards gala, presented by Gulfshore Business and D’Latinos magazines and title sponsor Fifth Third Bank, to be held on Friday, March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort& Spa.

This year’s winners are: Large company, Hilton Naples; small business, Black Onyx World, LLC; medical, Neighborhood Health Clinic; nonprofit, Helen Midney, Guadalupe Center; education, Florida SouthWestern State College; arts and culture, Xavier Brignoni. The keynote speaker and diversity lifetime achievement award winner is Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, President of Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Face Awards recognize businesses and outstanding individuals who reflect and celebrate positive values and the ethnic and racial diversity within the Southwest Florida community. In its seventh year, the event has become an evening of celebration, unity and inclusion while honoring those being awarded.

The Face Awards would not be possible without the support of generous sponsors. The 2017 event sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, Florida Gulf Coast University, Felix & Andrea Lluberes Foundation, Arthrex, Keiser University, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Stock Development, Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, Synovus Bank, First Florida Integrity Bank, Bee the Social Buzz, Century Link, Hertz, BB&T Bank, DeAngelis Diamond, El Dorado Furniture, Family Foot and Ankle, Florida SouthWestern State College, Guadalupe Center, Hilton Naples, The Lauren Maxwell Team of American Eagle Mortgage, Lee Health Foundation, Lipman Produce, Quarles & Brady, LLP and Univision SWFL.

The magnificent performance of the night will be by the Opera Naples with the presentation of the international renowned New York City opera singer, Jessica Rose Cambio and the Asiatic pianists duo Catherine Lan y Tao Lin.

Tickets to attend to the event are $250 each or $2,500 for a table and can be purchased by visiting For more information, please contact Rob Wardlaw at (239) 449-4145 or Mayela Rosales at (239) 734-8888.

About Gulfshore Business magazine

Gulfshore Business is the leading business-to-business magazine covering Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties and serving nearly 41,000 readers. Gulfshore Business tracks the area’s major industries, including real estate and development, healthcare, tourism and agriculture. Each issue delivers trends, profiles and expert advice to help executives and other decision-makers stay ahead of the curve. Headquartered in Naples, Gulfshore Business is owned by Open Sky Media Inc., a Texas-based publisher of city magazines in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, Oklahoma City and Marin County, Calif.

About Media Vista Group

Media Vista Group is a multi-platform Hispanic-owned media company. Its broadcast holdings include Univision and UniMas in Fort Myers-Naples as well as Azteca America Fort Myers-Naples. MVG also owns and operates Univision Minneapolis and Univision Kansas City. Its holdings include the D’Lanitos program, now in its 14th year of continuous local broadcast; D’Latinos Magazine, a monthly Spanish-language lifestyle publication; and, a Spanish interactive portal.

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