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Fort Lauderdale – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance announced today that three companies: Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications, LLC, JGA Marketing, and D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., will join the ranks of its Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Fellowship Program.


As the official public/private partnership for economic development, the Alliance is comprised of member companies that invest yearly in initiatives that strengthen and diversify Broward County’s economy. Members range from Fortune 150 corporations to small businesses. The MWBE Fellowship Program is designed to identify minority and women-owned businesses that have already established themselves as companies with staying power and are ready to take a greater role of involvement in the Broward business community as a member of the Alliance at the Entrepreneurship Council level. The program allows a company to gradually phase in its membership investment over four years to the annual commitment of $2,500.


“The Alliance Fellowship Program helps ensure the diversity of businesses operating in Broward is reflected in Alliance membership.  This opportunity for our smaller yet flourishing businesses leads to a stronger economic fabric in our community, and we are proud to support them,” said Clinton Perkins, Broward Health, Chair of the Alliance’s Ambassador Cabinet, a group of volunteer leaders that serve as membership ambassadors for the Alliance.


Based in Fort Lauderdale, D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. (DSC), represented by President Joseph Sanches, is a successful construction firm founded by former Miami Dolphin Dwight Stephenson and his wife Dinah in 1992. Since inception, DSC has provided construction management, program management, general contracting and design-build services to various clients throughout South Florida, and has earned a reputation for delivering complex projects on time and within budget. The company builds long lasting client relationships by providing unequaled service. For more information, visit

Coral Springs company, JGA Marketing, represented by President Monica Chan-Gonzalez is an integrated marketing company specializing in the areas of creative, marketing, media and consulting through various strategies including: interactive and web advertising and design, broadcast and print production, multilingual capabilities, strategic planning and brand positioning, consumer research, national, regional and franchise account management and customer retention, among others. For more information, visit:


Fort Lauderdale based Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications, LLC, represented by Chief Marketing Connector & Founder Arminda “Mindy” Figueroa is an award-winning marketing and communications firm connecting brands, talent, businesses, communities, government and media partners to create winning solutions for its clients. The company has more than 80 years of combined hands on experience with in-culture marketing expertise in the health, education, technology, financial, digital/new media, TV/entertainment, consumer packaged goods and culinary sectors. For more information, visit


“We are delighted that D. Stephenson Construction, Latin2Latin Marketing + Communications and JGA Marketing have joined the ranks of the Alliance’s highly sought after Fellowship Program. We value the unique perspective and diversity these companies will bring to the work of economic development and look forward to their involvement,” said Adriana Fazzano Ficano, Broward College Chief of Staff & Associate Vice President of Corporate Relations and Alliance MBWE Fellowship Program Chair.


To learn more about the Alliance’s MWBE Fellowship Program, please click here.