Miami Dade Urban Banker Association – NAUB

As the founder of Florida Conservation, Inc., in Miami Springs, Florida, Antonio Junior is responsible for overseeing the management retention and financial success of the company. Antonio Junior has also been associated with a number of charitable organizations, including previously being a president of the Miami Dade Urban Banker Association, a branch of the National Association of Urban Bankers (NAUB).

The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC), formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers, is a nonprofit organization created to provide equitable treatment and participation for minorities in the financial services industry. The coalition provides advisory assistance and educational programs to help minority professionals take advantage of the financial programs available to them.

The organization that would become the UFSC was created in 1974 and has nearly 50 chapters throughout Canada and the United States with more than 3,000 members. The organization was started by several minority bankers from some of the nation’s larger cities including New York, Chicago, and Boston.

A Primer on Internal Audits

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Internal Audits
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A graduate of the MBA program at Florida International University, Antonio Junior is the founder of Florida Conservation, Inc., in Miami Springs, Florida. Antonio Junior manages all corporate statements and budgeting concerns at the Miami-area firm.

In businesses of all sizes, internal auditing plays an essential role in ensuring the financial well-being of the company. While external audits are designed to give stakeholders an idea of how the company is running, internal audits are typically initiated by the business itself. Using the results of the internal audit, businesses can adjust their operations to maximize efficiency and work toward organizational goals.

During an internal audit, auditors typically begin by analyzing documents containing the company’s purpose, goals, and objectives. Auditors then assess performance by looking at financial records, observing the workplace, and interviewing employees. Internal auditors provide a neutral, third-party perspective on the business, providing an invaluable data point for executives. Indeed, many businesses organize internal audits on a regular basis.

The Early History of Broadway Theater

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Broadway Theater District
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An entrepreneur based in Miami, Florida, Antonio Junior is the founder of Florida Conservation, where he oversees all annual budgeting and implements organizational policies and procedures. Outside of his professional activities in Miami, Antonio Junior enjoys traveling to New York City to see plays on Broadway.

New York’s famous Broadway Theater District traces its roots to 1750, when Walter Murray and Thomas Kean opened a 280-person theater company on Nassau Street. Designed for ballad operas and Shakespearean plays, the theater company rose to fame by hosting the popular John Gay ballad opera The Beggar’s Opera.

Following the Revolutionary War at the end of the 18th century, the 2,000-seat Park Theater was built. Many more theaters were constructed in the first half of the 19th century, including Niblo’s Garden and the Astor Place Theatre. Toward the mid-1800s, musicals began to displace the previously popular Shakespearean plays, with burlesque troupes such as the British Blondes also gaining popularity. The first modern musical with choreographed dance and music occurred in 1866 and was five and a half hours long. The mid-century also marked the time that many theaters began moving to Broadway proper in Midtown Manhattan due to lower real estate prices.

Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Takes on Dreamgirls Classic

 

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Norbert Leo Butz
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Miami-based Antonio Junior is the Founder of Florida Conservation, Inc., where his responsibilities include hiring, training and managing division leaders to oversee the company’s workforce. Though he lives in Miami, Antonio Junior regularly travels to New York City, where he enjoys attending Broadway plays. One of his favorites is Dreamgirls.

In early April, veteran stage performer and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz took to the stage at the MCC Theater’s annual MisCast Gala, where he performed multiple songs from Dreamgirls. The Miscast Gala provides performers the opportunity to take on songs they would never get to perform professionally due to differences like gender, age, and race.

Butz led an ensemble cast made up of stage veterans Brian d’Arcy James, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kelli O’Hara, Jordan Fisher, Stephanie J. Block, and Jenn Colella. Together, the group performed the Dreamgirls hits, “It’s All Over,” and, “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

To cap off the performance, Butz ended by bowing at the feet of Jennifer Holliday, who originated the role of Effie in the Broadway production of Dreamgirls. The performances are available for viewing via the MCC Theater’s official YouTube page.