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Alexandra Figueredo is founder of Mission Based Branding Institute, a full-service communications agency dedicated to helping mission-driven businesses and entrepreneurs. She enjoys speaking and writing about topics related to social good and cause marketing. Prior to her communications career, she worked in banking for nearly a decade, most recently as an officer at a private bank in Miami. During her years in the corporate world, she realized her legacy was to give back to others, which drove her to resign and work with philanthropic measures and ultimately create her agency. In 2011, she released her first book Sculpt Your Life From Sketch to Masterpiece(TM), a practical and inspirational guide helping readers discover their mission and create a mission-based business. She has been involved in singing, musical theater and dance performances her whole life and is particularly passionate about giving back to causes that use arts for therapeutic means to help under-served youth. Alexandra completed her master’s in Global Strategic Communications at Florida International University, and obtained her bachelor’s in Business from University of Florida. Born and raised in Miami, she’s an avid traveler and has already checked off 5 continents and dozens of amazing landmarks from her bucket list. She may be found on Twitter/Instagram: @OnAMissionAlex

Recap: MicroTheater Miami’s New Season “Backwards and Forwards”

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MicroTheater Miami is a hidden gem in South Florida, promoting live, local theater in the heart of Miami in both English and Spanish. This fun entertainment venue in Miami, sponsored by the Knight Foundation and Centro Cultural Espanol Miami, has been sharing this unique form of theater in Miami for over 3 years now.

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Perez Art Museum Miami Launches Music x Art Performance Series, WAVES

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(Photo Credit: pamm.org)

This month, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) launches WAVES, a series of four commissioned performances that feature musicians collaborating with artists across genres of dance, video and visual art. These immersive, experiential installations depict the influence of technology on contemporary culture in a three-dimensional, social space.

The first WAVES performance […]

Miami Weekend Guide: December 19 – 21, 2014

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The weekend is once again upon us, with lots of great holiday events and activities for the whole family.

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This Friday, December 19, enjoy a Holiday Concert on the Museum Plaza at Coral Gables Museum, featuring musicians and singers from around the world who will do their best […]

The Girls’ Choir of Miami Annual Holiday Extravaganza

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Girl Power presents The Girls’ Choir of Miami Annual Holiday Extravaganza to be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Beth David Congregation. In addition to the young ladies who make up The Girls’ Choir of Miami, the Holiday Extravaganza will feature Miami’s legendary songstress Maryel Epps and Beth David’s Youth Choir.

The event […]

Miami Weekend Guide: October 24 – 26, 2014

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With several charity fundraisers and outdoor festivals happening in South Florida this weekend, there is something for everyone.

The Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 25 will feature fun and food for the whole family. Ten locally selected restaurants will showcase 20×20 culinary gardens and an array of signature seafood menu […]

Recap: International BRA Day 2014 To Benefit The Roslyn L. Weiser Memorial Foundation

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International BRA Day, also known as Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, was internationally recognized on Wednesday, October 15th to promote education, awareness and access to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. In South Florida, the Physician’s Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and Memorial Cancer Institute raised awareness for breast cancer and breast reconstruction by celebrating BRA Day […]

International BRA Day 2014 In Miami To Benefit The Roslyn L. Weiser Memorial Foundation and Memorial Cancer Institute

BRADay 2013 with Dr. Jonathan Weiser, Brooke Baker, Alexia Acheverria and Dr. Craig Uecker (Photo Credit: PhysiciansInstitute.info)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 is International BRA Day, which stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. Appropriately falling within Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this day promotes education, awareness and access to post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

In South Florida, the Physician’s Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Memorial Cancer Institute are helping to support and […]

Recap: The Ultimate Pooch Party In Miami To Benefit Chapman Partnership’s Dog Kennel

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The Ultimate Pooch Party Dog Walk and Donation Drive was held Saturday, September 13 at the Chapman Partnership South Center. Approximately 50 dogs and nearly 100 humans came out to help raise money and collect donated items for the Chapman Partnership’s Dog Kennel.

The festivities began at 9 a.m. Pet activities included demonstrations by […]

Miami Weekend Guide: September 18 – 21, 2014

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Looking for something unique, fun and fulfilling to do this weekend? With a range of fundraising events for fashionistas, foodies, casino lovers and yogis, there is something for everyone this weekend.

Get a look at this season’s styles on Thursday, September 18 at the 3rd Annual Fashion Gives Back event to benefit Miami Children’s […]

The Ultimate Pooch Party In Miami To Benefit Chapman Partnership’s Dog Kennel

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Bring your four-legged furry friend out to The Ultimate Pooch Party Dog Walk and Donation Drive for a morning of fun activities to raise money, spread awareness and donate items for the Chapman Partnership’s Dog Kennel. The event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Chapman Partnership South Center.

The festivities […]

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