Best Broadway Plays Right Now

Fiddler on the Roof pic
Fiddler on the Roof
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Since 2003, Antonio Junior has led Florida Conservation, Inc., in Miami Springs. The founder of the company, he maintains responsibility for its financial success and management retention. He holds an MBA from Florida International University in Miami. Outside of work, Antonio Junior is a fan of Broadway productions and has visited New York City to see a number of performances.

Broadway shows are a huge draw for visitors to New York City. According to Time Out New York, here are some of the best:

1. The Encounter. An intimate one-man play based on a true story, The Encounter requires audience members to wear headphones. The musical tells the story of a photojournalist and his time with a Brazilian tribe.

2. Fiddler on the Roof. Revisit this classic in a production renowned for its stellar cast–particularly Danny Burstein, who plays Tevye.

3. Hamilton. Of course, the year’s most buzzed-about musical has made the list. Though star and director Lin-Manuel Miranda has departed the show, Hamilton is still worth checking out for its groundbreaking combination of hip-hop and musical storytelling.

Florida Conservation Inc. – Improving the Bottom Line

A resident of Miami, Florida, Antonio Junior operates a number of successful businesses and has had the privilege of attending White House ceremonies such as the one observing of the passage of the Community Reinvestment Act. One company that Antonio Junior founded and leads is Miami-based Florida Conservation, Inc. (FCI).

In partnership with California-based GRS, LLC, FCI is responsible for growing the fuel reclaiming services market in Florida. Vehicles that are sold or auctioned off usually still have a sizable amount of fuel in their gas tanks. With OSHA-approved state-of-the-art equipment, FCI extracts the excess fuel from these turn-back vehicles and returns it to the fuel supply tanks of its clients.

Among the advantages of partnering with FCI is that the client will have no out-of-pocket expenses, as the service fee is based on the number of gallons extracted. The client will no longer need to purchase sophisticated siphoning equipment, as most cars have anti-siphoning and anti-spillover mechanisms which FCI can easily bypass. There is also no need to hire additional personnel with its corresponding labor costs.

FCI has a $2 million liability policy in place and over two decades of car rental industry experience. The company provides industry data illustrating how savings can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for large rental companies, positively impacting their bottom line.

Among the companies FCI services are Hertz, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Advantage Rent A Car, Alamo Rent A Car, Dollar Rent A Car, National Rent A Car, and Manheim Central Auction.

FCI is the top revenue producer in GRS’ network of nationwide partners.

Visiting Robben Island in South Africa

South Africa is Robben Island,
South Africa is Robben Island,

 

A past president of the Miami Dade Urban Banker Association, entrepreneur Antonio Junior is involved in a number of Miami-based enterprises including fuel-reclaiming service provider Florida Conservation Inc., consultant service provider Diversified Management International, and social conscious lifestyle concept 7one. Outside of work, Antonio Junior enjoys traveling and one country he has visited is South Africa, a trip taken at the time when Nelson Mandela was president.

A memorable place to visit in South Africa is Robben Island, a rocky outcrop standing roughly 30 meters above sea level across Table Bay from Cape Town. The island was initially inhabited by a diverse range of wildlife such as seals, penguins, and birds. It is well known as the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in incarceration when a maximum security prison for South Africa’s political prisoners was operated there.

What is not widely known is that it began as a place of incarceration 350 years ago when a member of a now extinct indigenous group was banished there by colonial settlers. The island has also been used as a grazing ground and been home to an outpost, a mental hospital, and a post office.

There is a three and a half hour tour of the museum on Robben Island which starts in Cape Town, followed by a 30 minute ferry ride to the island. Most often, former political prisoners guide visitors around the prison facility sharing personal experiences of their time spent there. Mandela’s cell can be seen, which is about seven feet square. A 45 minute bus tour around the island showcases its historic locations including the mental hospital, leper colony, and military base.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island is a symbol of hope, justice, and self-sacrifice.