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Durée & Company Named a Finalist for GFLCC Small Business Awards!


While we go big in everything we do, we at Durée & Company are proud to be a small business based in Fort Lauderdale (especially this week, which is National Small Business Week). That being said, we are extremely excited to announce that the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of CommerceSmall Business Committee just named us a finalist in its 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards competition, Professional Services category! Winners will be named at the May 4 Small Business Awards ceremony, at Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Events Center.

As a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and an advocate for the organization for many years, we are incredibly honored to have been named among three finalists in the Professional Services category. Finalists were determined based on several factors, such as philanthropic and chamber involvement, what makes their business unique, goals for success, and much more.

Founded by our president Durée Ross nearly 19 years ago in Fort Lauderdale, we at D&Co. are proud to have grown with, and contributed to, the community in many fascinating and rewarding ways.

 More than 200 chamber members are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony, and we are ecstatic to be attending this event with so many other esteemed community leaders. We hope to see you there!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Five Facts about Durée & Company’s Fort Lauderdale Headquarters


For Public Relations agency Durée & Company, it has been a year of many key milestones. This year not only marks our 18th anniversary, it’s also the fifth anniversary of our Fort Lauderdale office. In honor of these significant achievements, the D&Co Dynamos are sharing five facts about our South Florida headquarters.

  1. Our office was designed by nationally renowned interior designer Eloise Kubli at Collective Construction & Design, Inc. Eloise brought the D&Co brand into our spaces and matched it to our fashion sense while keeping it functional.
  2. While it’s great fun to decorate and design your “home away from home,” it’s even more fun to win an award for exercising your imagination and creativity! Our office suite won an American Society of Interior Designers Florida South Chapter’s Design Excellence Awards in 2013. 
  3. As our D&Co dream team grew, so did our offices! We took over the suite next door two years after moving in. Did you know that Durée herself knocked down the wall between the two spaces?
  4. Art is an important part of our office and the first piece of art
    you see upon entering is very special! Durée Ross purchased this limited-edition pink Snoopy while visiting the Aspen office. The artist is Tom Everhart, the only person authorized by comic artist
    Charles Schultz to paint Peanuts comic strips! Nothing like a pink Snoopy to greet you as you come in! 
  5. Our workspace was most recently named a finalist in the South Florida Business Journal’s Coolest Offices contest! Hundreds of office photos were submitted in 2017 and we’re proud to have been featured!

We invite you to drop by for a visit and see it for yourself!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

 

MADD Broward County Hosted VIP Kick-Off Party for the 2018 La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by Ultimate Software on April 29


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — More than 100 guests enjoyed great food courtesy of BRIO Tuscan Grille and ‘Mocktails’ by La Croix while strolling through the gallery at Artserve in Fort Lauderdale during the 2018 VIP Kick off for the 8thAnnual La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by Ultimate Software. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction and raffle prizes.

Volunteer Chairperson/National Board Member and newly appointed Vice Chair of MADD’s 2018 National Board Heather Geronemus welcomed guests and with a heavy heart paid respects to her father, Dr. Robert Perry Geronemus who was killed by a drunk driver that night exactly nine years ago.

Also speaking at the event were Honorary Chairperson Sheriff Scott Israel with the Broward Sheriff’s Department, Major Robert Chandler with the Florida Highway Patrol, and MADD Broward Kick-Off Event Chairs Rachel Perz and Stephan Greco.

“MADD Broward County is extremely fortunate to have such an incredible team of dedicated volunteers behind every initiative,” said Geronemus. “We are once again indebted to our returning Kick-off Chairs Stephan Greco, attorney at Conroy Simberg, and Rachel Perz, general manager of BRIO Tuscan Grille in Plantation. Both have been instrumental in making this year’s event a resounding success.”

The event closed with a short video of the new national MADD campaign titled “No More Victims.”

The 8thAnnual MADD La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by Ultimate Software will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. More than 3,000 walkers and runners are expected to attend the event. Since it was launched in 2011, the annual La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by Ultimate Software has raised over $1.25 million.

Events sponsors include Signature Sponsor Ultimate Software; Title Sponsors La Croix Water and Lennox National Accounts; Road Guardian Sponsors Aetna, Broward Sheriff’s Foundation and Broward College; Corporate Champion Sponsors Madalon Law and GreespooonMarder, and Spotlight Sponsors OK Generators, Miami Heat and Bank of America.

Featuring the slogan “No move victims,” the walk encourages people to literally take steps to end drunk driving. For more information about the Eighth Annual MADD La Croix & Lennox National Account Services Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K Brought to You by Ultimate Software, visit www.walklikemadd.org/fortlauderdale.

ABOUT MADD
 Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every nine minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP.  In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised more than $1,250,000 since 2011. MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters facilitate hundreds of free events each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.  Learn more at www.madd.orgor by calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.