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JANUARY 2010 Palmetto Truck’s Yglesias joins FIU Business Forum D avid Yglesias, Dealer/Principal of Palmetto Truck Center, has been named to Florida International’s Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center’s Family Business Forum. The Family Business Forum is composed of a distinguished group of individuals from the familybusiness community in South Florida. Yglesias will meet throughout the year in a highly-interactive venue where Chief Executive Officers for family business and regional experts come together for the exchange of insights and experiences. An annual contribution will be made by Palmetto Truck Center to the FIU Foundation representing a highlyexclusive membership. “I am honored to be a part of the Family Business Forum.” stated Yglesias. “The forum is a valuable tool for the DAVID YGLESIAS business community of South Florida and an integral part of the Entrepreneurship Center’s growth.” Palmetto Truck Center, Inc., a second generation family-owned and operated truck dealership, has served the South Florida community since 1966. The Center is the largest Ford wholesale parts distributor in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties servicing businesses throughout the area and exporting to countries around the world. While the dealership specializes in all size commercial truck sales, it has a The Center also features sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks. For more information, visit online at <>. Major U.S. research firm focuses on So Florida D BY RICHARD YAGER uring a 40-year history, WAC has provided market research expertise for a variety of U.S. and international companies from its New York offices. With a focus on South Florida, the firm next expanded its reach into South Florida with operations at its Fort Lauderdale office at 1415 Cypress Drive. Next in Doral, WAC began even more conveniently serving Miami-Dade clients from its recently opened-office at 8300 NW 53rd Street in Doral’s Trenton Building. A leading market research company since opening its door in New York City in 1972. Above: WAC cafe windows overlook Doral’s landscape. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– See WAC, page 2 Left: Palm tree logo emphasizes South Florida base United HomeCare Ser vices initiates national program O BY LEE STEPHENS Lilia Pinedo, left, daughter of Lilia Pinedo-Castella, helps Chuck E. Cheese celebrate her mom’s 100th birthday. (See story inside) ver the next three years, caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders stand to benefit from Community Reach II (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health), a new program offered by United HomeCare Services in Miami-Dade County. UHCS is playing an unprecedented roll by being the first U.S. in-home care agency selected to roll out REACH II in the community. The delivery of the program through UHCS will set the foundation for an effective and sustainable community basedprogram to be replicated nationally, according to Blanca Ceballos, communications director for the local service organization. Located at 5255 NW 87th Avenue in Doral, UHCS will manage the Miami-Dade program to help caregivers develop an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and how to manage difficult behaviors and learn about the importance of self-care, often neglected when an individual is intensely involved in caregiving. Sara J. Czaja, PhD, Principal Investigator for REACH II in ––––––––––––––– See UHCS, page 3

Doral Tribune, January 2010, Edition, Local, Community News - Miami, Florida

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