Today Gilson Rodrigues, owner at Vittorio’s Restaurant and Gilson’s Restaurant his newest venue, as we have recommended here before, hosted a large group of Brazilian Entrepreneurs from Ceara’-Brazil. They have travelled from Brazil to the USA to learn more about businesses and visited other companies to learn more, and today they had the opportunity to listen to Gilson’s Story and valuable lessons.
They were a great group of people, avid to hear and learn about Gilson’s life story, and information about the Restaurant Business and his lifetime journey as a Business Man.
In his story Gilson tells about his arrival to the USA at age 20, his will to work hard and catch his dream. Anyone can dream but not everyone finds a way to catch their dream, and this is a fundamental difference. You must be willing to work hard, and conquer all challenges, become legal, and be tireless. He believes the first part is to become legalized in order to get where you need to be and to achieve success. The immigration process is hard and expensive, requires a lot, then after this first step be able to open your business, establish your brand and work harder. Gilson believes that his success comes from his large experience, his ability to listen to his clients, and never refuse a customer. His doors are always open, to friends, dedicated employees and clients. His secret is dedication and vision.
He also spoke about the process of building Gilson’s, his ultimate dream, and how important it was to use his own experience and self-confidence. Many questions were asked, all about the structure, financial and employees profiling used to hire the right person, salary range etc. You could see they were interested to learn and maybe invest in Orlando in the near future. Gilson was applauded many times, his story is inspiring, encouraging, and invites people to dream like he did. It was a great opportunity and we all learn from it.
Now Check the pictures!Gilson Rodrigues Gives Inspirational Speech to Brazilian Entrepreneurs from Ceara-Brazil. Today Gilson Rodrigues, owner at Vittorio’s Restaurant and Gilson’s Restaurant his newest venue, as we have recommended here before, hosted a large group of Brazilian Entrepreneurs from Ceara’-Brazil.
The HOLA office celebrated today its 10th Anniversary, valuable work and assistance to the community was celebrated by many community leaders that were present and congratulated Alicia Ramirez for her outstanding job at the HOLA command for so many years.
Mayor Dyer was present to show his support, along with City Commissioner Tony Ortiz and City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings. HOLA has provided care to the Hispanic and Brazilian Community and provides valuable information and referral services to hundreds of residents and families in the Orlando area, connecting them with more than 140 government and community organizations to find jobs, housing, healthcare services, educational opportunities and other resources.
It was a great event with many of its collaborators showing their support. O. C.Property Appraiser Office Rick Singh, The ICLA da Silva Foundation, SunRail, and many more. Now check the pictures!HOLA 10TH ANNIVERSARY The HOLA office celebrated today its 10th Anniversary, valuable work and assistance to the community was celebrated by many community leaders that were present and congratulated Alicia Ramirez for her outstanding job at the HOLA command for so many years.
The Citizens Council of Florida met in Orlando with Community Leaders.
A Brief History of the Council.
The Council was inaugurated on September 13th of 2013, it is informal, apolitical and created to counsel and advice the Brazilian Government.
In accordance with the Rules of the Consular Legal Department , the Citizens Council aims to: bring the Brazilian Consulate – General close to the Community ; plan and implement projects to benefit the local community ; allow the exchange of ideas and information gathered, by the Consulate – General, on the needs, problems and interests of the Brazilian community in Florida in order to enhance the provision of consular services, among others.
Leaders have a term of two years, renewable for the same period, and were called because of their representations and their work developed in the Brazilian community in its jurisdiction .
The Citizens Council is chaired by the Consul – General in Miami Helio Ramos Filho and has as members the following citizens : the President of Brazil International Foundation Aloysio Vasconcellos; the Portuguese Program at Florida International University , Augusta vono ; President of Brazil Focus Foundation , Carlos Borges ; President of the ” International English Parents Association ” – PIPA , Cristina Brulay ; President of the Rotary Club of Brazil to Orlando , Marcia Van Guilder ; a Director of Sales and Marketing ” Broward Center for the Performing Arts ” , Maria do Carmo Fulfaro ; Director of Development ” Rhythm Foundation ” , Gene de Souza ; the Plastic Artist Jade Matarazzo ; Director of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil -US , Renato Scaff ; the Executive Director of New Hope Care Center , Sandra Freier ; Director of the Community Network for Brazilians in Florida Silair Almeida ; the President of Brazilian Community Center , Urban Saints ; Yara Gouveia and businesswoman .
Also accepted the invitation to join the national President of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil – USA of Central Florida , Amy Litter- President of The Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce , the President of Brazil Club , Carlo Barbieri , and the President of New Hope Church , Wesley Porto.
The Executive Secretary of the Board is the President of Brazil International Foundation Aloysio Vasconcellos , who shall be assisted in the exercise of his functions , the Director of the Portuguese program at Florida International University, Professor Augusta Vono. Also elected, the Director of the Brazilian Network of Florida, Silair Almeida, representing the Citizens Council in the new Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad ( CRBE ).
The meeting in Orlando was conducted in the Rotary Club Brazil Orlando Office, and it had the main purpose of meet and cause awareness about the Council’s mission and purpose. The most important aspect of this meeting was to make it clear that both The Consulate and the Council want to facilitate the interaction between the Brazilian Community and them, in order to present solutions to many of the problems that Brazilian Citizens have and find it difficult to solve.
The dynamic between Brazilian citizens and government entities abroad, needed a mediator and that is what will happen starting with the mapping and all data they will be doing in order to get closer from many Brazilian citizens that are residents in The State of Florida and need a better representation. Brazilians are in favor of a representation that will really bring their questions to the table and will try to solve them without a political agenda.
The choice to bring some community leaders to the council, gives a re-enforcement to the theory that these leaders will be able to fight for their community. The Itamaraty (Ministery of External Affairs for the Brazilian Government) Jurisprudence, decided that the presence of leaders from Miami and Orlando in the Council was of extreme importance due to the urgency of this project. For more than 20 years now, Brazilians come to the USA and many times their needs are not met for, lack of communication, information and even excessive distance to make it viable a visit to the Consulate. This must change, as also the presence of the Consulate in Orlando. It is already predicted by law, but it must be approved by the Brazilian Senate, and this may take some time, unless the people put pressure on the issue. There are a lot of Brazilian Citizens in Orlando and their voice must be heard on the matter. The Council was able to bring the Brazilian Presidential Elections to voters in Orlando that no longer will have to travel to Miami to vote.
This was a great step and the council was heard. it is important also to mention that not all Countries give their people a representation other than a Consulate or Embassy to their people, Brazil is a pioneer in this type of initiative, and we must recognize that. The Council meetings are every two months, at the Consulate of Miami and also in Orlando.The Citizens Council of Florida Met in Orlando With Community Leaders The Citizens Council of Florida met in Orlando with Community Leaders. A Brief History of the Council.
O cantor Gabriel Diniz – que desponta no mercado do entretenimento brasileiro como um dos expoentes desse novo forró – aproveitou os show que realizou em Miami e Orlando para gravar por aqui o seu novo clipe musical.
A música “Minha Cara de Preocupação” ganhou imagens gravadas nas duas cidades. A produção da Luan Promoções – que contou nos Estados Unidos com o apoio da Sonus Studios, de Renato Sinelli – que ficou responsável pela captação das imagens que em breve estarão sendo veiculadas nos shows e na internet. Gabriel Diniz agradou muito em sua passagem pela Flórida: o artista tem um carisma impressionante, é alegre e divertido dentro e fora dos palcos. Produtores locais já conversam para que o artista volte em breve para novas apresentações.O cantor Gabriel Diniz – que desponta no mercado do entretenimento brasileiro como um dos expoentes desse novo forró – aproveitou os show que realizou em Miami e Orlando para gravar por aqui o seu novo clipe musical. O cantor Gabriel Diniz - que desponta no mercado do entretenimento brasileiro como um dos expoentes desse novo forró - aproveitou os show que realizou em Miami e Orlando para gravar por aqui o seu novo clipe musical.