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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Vice Mayor Guzman Recognizes Downtown Homestead Businesses for Resilience and Adaptability

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Vice Mayor Julio Guzman presented certificates of recognition to a group of exceptional businesses in Downtown Homestead, honoring their unwavering perseverance and innovative approaches in navigating the challenges posed by the recently concluded COVID-19 pandemic. 

“These businesses have not only survived through an extraordinarily difficult period but have also demonstrated remarkable resilience and dedication to the Homestead community,” remarked Vice Mayor Guzman. 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruptions to businesses worldwide, and Downtown Homestead was no exception. Faced with lockdowns, restrictions, and changing consumer behavior, these local establishments proactively sought creative solutions to adapt and overcome the obstacles in their path. Their commitment to serving the community remained unwavering throughout, ensuring that Homestead residents had access to goods, services, and experiences even during the most challenging times.

The honored businesses exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence that make Downtown Homestead a vibrant and thriving destination. Through their resourcefulness and determination, they successfully weathered the storm and emerged stronger than ever, embodying the resilience that defines the Homestead community.

The recognized businesses include:

  • Artisanal Harvest Market - Kemar Martin 
  • La Patrona Bakery - Luis Echagaray
  • Homestead Bikes - Henry Angulo
  • Atala Montessori School - Dr. Kristine Burns          
  • Home Hardware and Supply - John Jackon 
  • Abuid Tax Service - Joseph Abuid 
  • Family Medical Clinic Homestead - Liz Rodriguez & Breezy Calderon 
  • Jacobsen's Mall - Peggy Jacobsen               
  • AT&T - Demmetrius Knowles
  • Alea Therapeutic Behavioral Service - Alina Alea 

The certificates of recognition serve as tokens of appreciation from the city, acknowledging the extraordinary efforts and contributions made by these establishments during such a challenging period. Vice Mayor Guzman expressed gratitude to these businesses for their remarkable contributions to the local economy, their dedication to their employees, and their unwavering commitment to the Homestead community.

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