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Business group honors Navarro
April 11th, 2011
MIAMI – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has received the Top 100 Minority Business Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Navarro is the largest Hispanic-owned drug chain in the United States. The retailer, which is now observing its 50th anniversary, was recognized for its commitment to the community at a luncheon honoring other minority-owned businesses last month in Miami.
“As a community pharmacy serving Hispanics, it is very important for us to participate in activities and organizations in all of the neighborhoods where we do business,” says chief executive officer Steve Kaczynski. “We are grateful to the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our efforts in the Hispanic community.”
The Top 100 Minority Business Award program from the chamber applauds South Florida’s minority business community and celebrates the region’s rich diversity and spirit of entrepreneurship. Kaczynski and Cristy Leon-Rivero, vice president of marketing at Navarro, were presented the award by local NBC news anchor Jackie Nespral.
Navarro has participated in more than 250 community events throughout the past year. The retailer contributes to various causes and local organizations through in-store collections and in some cases has contributed with matching collections.
To date, Navarro has collected and donated tens of thousands of dollars for a variety of local charities, including Kiwanis of Little Havana, Amigos for Kids and Centro Mater.