Keeping Up With YPN Miami: April 2013 Edition | Entrepreneur Series, Upcoming Events

Posted:  April 2nd, 2013 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

IN THIS ISSUE (April 2, 2013):

(1) AIDS Walk Miami April 28th
(2) YPN President, Brandon Okpalobi, Named 2013 Rising Star of the Year
(3) YPN’s Fabiola Fleuranvil Featured in the Miami Herald
(4) Rising Stars Awards Applications Due April 3rd
(5) YPN Miami Board Positions
(6) YPN Spotlight Accepting Submissions
(7) YPN Miami Discount at Adrienne Arsht Center

Join YPN at AIDS Walk Miami April 28th

The Miami Marlins sponsors YPN Miami’s team for the 25th annual 5k AIDS Walk on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Twenty YPNers will be sponsored to be on the team. To sign up contact our Civic Chair, Stephanie Gaywood at

Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 8am
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

YPN President, Brandon Okpalobi – CEO, Dibia Athletic – Named 2013 Rising Star of the Year

Brandon was recognized by the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Rising Star of the Year and his company, Dibia Athletic, was also among the companies that received the Top Minority Business award by the Greater Miami Chamber.


YPN’s Fabiola Fleuranvil – CEO, Blueprint Creative Group – Featured in Miami Herald

Entrepreneur on a Mission, Miami Herald 3/25/13

Fabiola Fleuranvil is a young and talented Haitian Amnerican, frustrated with the state of Miami’s lack of opportunities for upwardly mobile black twenty-somethings and older sect. A self-proclaimed problem-solver, entrepreneur, and owner of the Blueprint Creative Group, Fleuranvil affirms that Miami is a city on the cusp of transformation.

“Yes there’s money to be made elsewhere,” she began, “but what I always tell people is that South Florida is so open. There’s a huge opportunity to create here–be a change agent and do something big;” an opportunity she explained that separates Miami from other cities. “Those cities are saturated and everything you want to do is already dominated by others who do it well,” she said. Click here to read more


Rising Stars Awards – Applications Due April 3rd

The Coral Gables Chamber invites you to apply or nominate for the upcoming Rising Stars Awards recognizing young professionals in three categories: Shining Star, Model Star, and Shooting Star.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 3rd with honorees recognized at the reception on May 1st at the Bacardi headquarters in Coral Gables. Click here to apply online.


YPN Spotlight Accepting Submissions

We love to shine the spotlight on young professionals climbing the ladder of success. The YPN website features a new Spotlight every week and can be viewed on our YPN Spotlight page.

Interested in being spotlighted? Submit your info at


YPN Miami Discount at Adrienne Arsht Center

YPNers take advantage of upcoming productions at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Enter promo code FABDEALS for discount.

View upcoming events at




Brandon Okpalobi

Jermaine Lee

Carlyn Tribble
Membership Chair

Chaynea Fox-Sampson
Professional Development Chair

Kenisha Brown
Mentorship Program Chair

Stephanie Gaywood
Civic Engagement Chair

Asriele Stubbs
Business Development Co-Chair

Fabiola Fleuranvil
Communications Chair

Jessica Geter
MDCC Liaison

How to reach us:

P: (305) 751-8648



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