MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fourth consecutive year Amscot Financial, a leading provider of
convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, is pleased to be a
sponsor of the Annual Calle Ocho festival, scheduled to take place on
March 13th in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana district.
Organized by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, Calle Ocho is one of the
world’s largest street festivals, held annually in South Florida. More
than one million event-goers join the internationally renowned block
party to celebrate Hispanic cultures from around the world on Miami’s
legendary Calle Ocho (8th street). The 19-block strip in Little Havana
will vibrate with the hip-shaking rhythms of Latin music from salsa to
hip-hop, including street performers and eight dedicated stages.
Throughout the afternoon, event-goers can join street dancers or create
their own conga line as they bring the music to life; enjoy hundreds of
international food kiosks simmering with authentic local and Latin
flavors, sample products from many national brands and more.
Amscot associates will participate in the festival at the Amscot booth,
where associates will invite patrons to spin a Carnaval prize wheel and
present winners with bike helmets bearing Amscot’s name. Look for the
Amscot booth near the intersection of 8th Street and 23rd Avenue, near
the Telemundo booth.
Ian MacKechnie, founder and CEO of Amscot Financial, said: “Calle
Ocho is a celebration of the many diverse cultures in South Florida. We
are proud to partner with the Kiwanis of Little Havana to be part of
bringing this major event to the residents of South Florida.”
About Amscot Financial
Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs close to 2,000 associates who
work at the company’s retail branches and at the company’s corporate
headquarters in Tampa. The company operates branches in 20 Florida
counties with retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco,
Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola,
Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Marion, Citrus, Flagler, Broward and
Miami-Dade counties. 44 of the company’s 240 branches are located in
Miami-Dade and Broward.
Alex Bustos, 813-637-6277