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Mr. Carmen J. Cartiglia
Board Chairman
Carich Expos, LLC
Miami Beach Jazz, Inc.

Carmen Cartiglia proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. Upon his honorable discharge in 1970, he was employed and worked as a general manager in his family owned retail business. After leaving the retail market, he decided to step into the business community, and became licensed as a commercial real estate broker in Fairfield County, Connecticut, one of the most active areas in the country.

As a result of the real estate crash in the 80's, Mr. Cartiglia formed a show management company.  Carich Expos has produced and managed hundreds of expos for a variety of exceptional companies throughout the United States and Canada, and is celebrating over 27 years of success. In 2010, and again in 2014, Carmen was the recipient of an award by the U.S. Commerce Department. The USCA "Best of Local Business' Award" recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community. These are local businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Since 1990, Mr. Cartiglia has been an active member of both the Direct Selling Association and the Direct Selling Education Foundation. He has served both foundations on many levels, including the DSA Board of Directors, and Chairman of the DSA Supplier Advisory Committee, as well as the DSA Members Services Committee, amongst various others. He has also served the DSEF for many years as a member of the DSEF Development Committee.

After relocating to south Florida in 2009, Carmen recognized an opportunity to marry his love and passion for pure jazz, with his vast experience and knowledge of creating exciting shows and transforming venues. As a result, in November of 2013, the Miami Beach Jazz Festival was born! The overwhelming response from a multitude of jazz enthusiasts was an obvious sign for a solid future.  The 2nd Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival took place in January 2015, and featured "Living Legends of Jazz"!  Cartiglia presented such jazz greats as Randy Weston, Rufus Reid, Bucky Pizzarelli, Federico Britos and Monty Alexander to a sold out crowd at the New World Center and plans for the 3rd Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival are well under way! Mr. Cartiglia is considered the driving force behind the movement to bring jazz back to the city of Miami Beach.

As further endorsement, and in light of Carmen's most recent accomplishment, the highly distinguished Steinway and Sons awarded Carmen the coveted Steinway and Sons Cultural Achievement Award at a ceremony held at Miami Beachs' historical and charming Raleigh Hotel. For over 160 years, Steinway and Sons have honored individuals who share their ideal of excellence.  What a wonderful vote of confidence for Carmen and his entire group of dedicated and tireless MBJF members, as they move into the future and secure a spot for what promises to be, one of Miami Beachs' most successful and highly enjoyed annual music festivals!

Mr. Cartiglia is married with 3 grown children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. For further information:

CarmenC@CarichExpos.com
CarmenC@MiamiBeachJazz.com

Carich Expos, Inc Receives 2014 Best of Trumbull Award (April 23, 2014)

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Carich Expos, Inc Receives 2014 Best of Trumbull Award

Trumbull Award Program Honors the Achievement

TRUMBULL April 23, 2014 -- Carich Expos, Inc has been once again selected for the 2014 Best of Trumbull Award in the Promoters Of Shows & Exhibitions category by the Trumbull Award Program.

Each year, the Trumbull Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Trumbull area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Trumbull Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Trumbull Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Trumbull Award Program

The Trumbull Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Trumbull area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Trumbull Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Trumbull Award Program

 

Carich Expos was previously the recipient of this honor in 2010.

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, September 20, 2010 -- Carich Expos, Inc has been selected for the 2010 Best of Trumbull Award in the Promoters Of Shows & Exhibitions category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

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Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
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