Coconut Grove Chamber names Golden Coconut Grove Award winners

Coconut Grove Chamber names Golden Coconut Grove Award winners
Coconut Grove Chamber names Golden Coconut Grove Award winners
Pictured (l-r) are Melissa Jimenez, Rosamary Rodriguez and Cristina Lujan from Prestige Realty Group.

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 45th Golden Coconut Awards, the premier awards event for the historic Coconut Grove community. The winners of these prestigious awards were named on Jan. 8 during an elegant reception that took place at The Kampong.

The 45th Golden Coconut Awards is a celebration recognizing businesses and individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community

“There are so many wonderful businesses and individuals among our community who deserve to be recognized for the positive impact they’ve had locally and in their industry,” said Kathy Kesler, committee chair of the Golden Coconut Awards. “We are honored to shine the spotlight on these deserving businesses and individuals, and we look forward to continuing to help them succeed thanks to the many resources the chamber provides that support local businesses.”

The list of the winners: Sue McConnell, Small Business of the Year;
Dharma Studio, Business of the Year; Pointe Group Advisors, Up & Comer of the Year;
Tony Rodriguez, Prestige Realty Group, Business Leader of the Year;
Peter Gardner, Pointe Group Advisors, Non-Profit of the Year;
Entrepreneur of the Year, Brigitte Kishlar, Miami Conservatory of Music;
Community Service Award, Monty Trainer, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, and
President’s Award, Rotary Club of Coconut Grove.

For information about the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce and its upcoming events and community opportunities, visit or send email to

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