The winner of the FBLA 50/50 raffle is John Gregory, a friend of FBLA. Mr. Gregory has donated his winnings to FBLA. Thank you Mr. Gregory and to everyone for supporting FBLA.

Linda Alvarez

With a dynamic blend of academic accomplishments and real-world business experience, my career has been a journey of continuous growth and diverse achievements. Holding a BA in History from the University of Florida, I recently completed my MBA in Marketing and Communications from Fitchburg State University. This milestone underscores my dedication to lifelong learning. I was honored by the Brattleboro Community and the Reformer as the 2022 Remarkable Woman for Entrepreneurship. My entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by the successful ownership, operation, and sale of two successful restaurants, including earning the title of Best Cafe in Florida in 2000 by Florida Trend Magazine. My commitment to community and education is demonstrated through my role as a founding member of the Windham Grows a Food Small Business Accelerator, my involvement in the Restaurant Apprenticeship program, and a significant 18-year tenure in teaching at both high school and middle school level. As I embark on a new chapter as a Business Instructor at the Windham Regional Career Center, I am thrilled to bring this rich tapestry of experiences to inspire and educate the next generation of business leaders.