Veterans need more than a day; they need a career!

Community By Thomas A. Kennedy, Special to The Laker Wednesday, January 1, 2014

  America is home to 21.2 million veterans – men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country. Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home – finding work. According to the Labor Department, more than 700,000 U.S. veterans are currently unemployed. This simply isn’t acceptable. Our veterans have earned the opportunity to earn a living and take part in the very...
  JetStream Federal Credit Union was one of the table sponsors for the Doral Business Council’s recent first ever Economic Forecast Luncheon. The event, hosted by the DBC’s Financial Services committee chaired by Mara Falero, vice president of Marketing for JetStream, was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral. Keynote speaker was Dr. Tom Cunningham, vice president, senior economist and regional executive for the...
  Barber's Ink, located in the Lake Katherine Shopping Center, opened it's doors in early December for the official grand opening of the newest barber shop in Miami Lakes. Owner George Betances sealed the day as one of his most memorable by proposing to his girlfriend moments before the ribbon was cut.  "It was a special day in my life. I proposed to my beautiful girlfriend Jessica before cutting the ribbon. I felt as if it was a...
  JetStream Federal Credit Union employees benefited two local charitable organizations during the holiday season. JetStream collected donations to benefit the disadvantaged children and youth of His House Children’s Home during the season. In their continuing efforts to help His House families, employees donated a variety of gift cards, toys, toiletries, clothing, baby items and food. Established in 1989, the organization...

Barber's Ink opens in Lake Katharine Shopping Center

Business By R.A. Romero, The Miami Laker staff Monday, December 23, 2013

  Barbershops were once considered a hub for debates, public forum, and social interaction. George Betances, owner of the new Barber's Inc. barber shop in the Lake Katherine Shopping Center, hopes to revive the lost art and atmosphere from the barbershops of yore. "We are not just hairdressers or barbers. We're tonsorial artists," said Betances. Barber's Inc. offers a wide range of services including hot towel treatments, designs,...
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