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Inspiring Stories from Palm Beach

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out inspiring stories from Palm Beach below.

Charles Bender

My role at Place of Hope started as a vision of my church, Christ Fellowship. I was in church when they announced the plans for the non-profit to serve area children, and they asked anyone with experience to get involved and join a committee. Read more>>

Sarah Spiritual

My father was an entrepreneur and I was raised in the restaurant business. So, an entrepreneurial experience was infused in my lifestyle at an early age. I’m a professional singer, comedian, an entertainer; these were my passions. I studied opera in college. Read more>>

Daniella Orias, David Atlas

Growing Gardens Delray (GGD) is a concept that sprung out of the need for more local and healthy food in Delray Beach. This concept took form when we attended Wise Tribe meetings. At these meetings, we heard about the lack of locally grown food in Delray. Read more>>

David Goodman

I have always pursued differentiation and value add. When I was younger, and not responsible for the company I was in, I pursued employment in environments where I felt I could help create points of difference and true value for the client or consumer. Read more>>

Bob Kissel

At an early age, I became obsessed with the science of exercise and became a personal trainer. Throughout my career, I was never satisfied with the machines or the “tools of the trade” that the exercise machine industry manufactured. Read more>>

Felicia Tidy-Coyle, Mary Tidy-Coyle

Three years ago, Felicia was up late one night, in a little South Florida town called Greenacres – cruising through Netflix. Being an animal lover, she stumbled across a documentary called Blackfish, she thought it was just a documentary about orca whales. Read more>>

Dolly Ramirez, Oscar Ramirez

The Puerto Rican tradition of food, family and music is something I have always kept close to my heart. I can remember watching my mother in the kitchen cooking and trying to memorize every ingredient she used. I loved the secret competition of my mother and grandmother making the dishes I loved and asking who’s was best. Read more>>

Hanna Marks

I got started with business when I was in elementary school. I would buy candy at bulk and then sell it to my friends at school. I enjoyed making profits, but I was also a very generous child if I had something and my friend didn’t I would give them mine, so they would feel happy. Read more>>

James Arena

I was born and raised in the 33435 zip code on the west side of the A1A bridge. I have always loved the Real Estate business ever since I can remember because my mother was one of the senior officers in charge of construction loans for Bank Boynton during my entire childhood growing up. Read more>>

Irene Lummertz

My love of natural gemstones was inherited from my father, a gemologist in Brazil. From my mother, I inherited a knowledge and appreciation of fine art, design and fashion. From my homeland of Brazil, I was blessed with an unparalleled source of raw materials – natural citrine, aquamarine, topaz and more, that only Brazil can offer. Read more>>

Paget Kirkland

After being in the industry since 1994, and in the DMC industry since 1997, I started Kirkland Event & Destination Services July 2006. Through some very strong relationships/partnerships with the Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Breakers, PGA National, Hilton, and many other 4-5 star hotels, we earned a reputation of a leading DMC. Read more>>

Robert Fronrath, Jerry Lee

Hi my name is Robert Fronrath ,Jerry Lee and I founded Florida Medical Marijuana Health Center in October of 2017 in an attempt to cut through all of the media’s misinformation on this subject and deliver the truth to all of the people suffering with qualifying conditions. Read more>>

Thomas Gipson

My first creative passion in life was as a professional chef. I dedicated over 24 years of my life working through the ranks of different sectors in the hospitality industry and professional chef world. From the very early beginning of my chef career, entrepreneurship was a part of my life. Read more>>

Kevin O’Brien

Valor Cycling Club was started as a way to share cycling with like minded riders in Northern Palm Beach County. From that it grew into a fundraising arm for the Florida Tour de Force ( a 501.C3 that raises funds and awareness for Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty) whereby VCC manages two rides each year; “Giro di Zeppoli” (Donut Tour) and The “Hungryland Back 40”, one is a road cycling event and one an off-road cycling event that draws cyclists from all over Florida. Read more>>

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