MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#calleocho2017–For the fifth 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 12th in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana district.
Organized by the Kiwanis of Little Havana, Calle Ocho is the largest
Hispanic street festival in the Southeastern United States. More than
one million event-goers from around the world 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. Block after block of Little Havana full of
international food, dance, sampling sites, and family entertainment to
celebrate life and all Hispanic ethnicities. All proceeds benefit the
Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation’s youth development programs.
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.”
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.
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 238 branches are located in
Miami-Dade and Broward.
Alex Bustos, 813-637-6277