Here are SFGN's "Best of 2019" winners in the People category in Broward County.



Bar Staff

Scandals Saloon
3073 NE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale


If you want to go where everybody knows your name, Scandals Saloon if the place for you in South Florida. 

SFGN’s 2019 Best Bar Staff is Scandals Saloon. 

Within the past year, new ownership, and management has made Scandals a place that allows you a break from all your worries.

The Scandals facelift can be seen in everything from the newly renovated patio, to their fun take on events that happen all of the time. 

Alex Amarosa, the general manager said that there are some days that they have 8 events in a single day…. Everything from poker and karaoke, to live singers and fundraisers. 

Jessica Channing, head of entertainment credits Scandals’ success too“the leadership of Alex Amarosa. He sets the positive town for the entire bar. His enthusiastic demeanor makes Scandals a very fun place to work and the family that everyone wants to be a part of.” 

— J2

Group for LGBT Youth

2312 Wilton Dr
Wilton Manors


SunServe is known for its social services groups so it’s no wonder they took home awards for Best Group for LGBT youth and Best Group for the Trans community. 

For LGBT youth, winding up homeless or in foster care because of unsupportive parents is a very real possibility. But in Fort Lauderdale, there’s a home for that population: SunServe.

SunServe is a social services center for LGBT people of all ages with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors. One of their specialties is serving marginalized youth and the economically disadvantaged. 

Director of Youth Services Tori Bertran said the basic life skills that SunServe teaches like cooking, opening bank accounts and doing laundry makes them different from most other LGBT youth organizations. 

“Our social events always keep people engaged,” Betran said. Some of those events are game and movie nights, roller blading, and youth proms. 

Along with basic life coaching, SunServe also hosts therapy, peer groups, and support groups including this year’s Best Group for Trans — Safe “T” Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Bertran estimated SunServe sees at least 250 youth per year utilizing their services. With little exceptions, youth resources are free.

– KG

Sunserve has also won in SFGN's Broward-Groups

Cleaning Company

Butlers In the Manors


Few things are better than coming home to an immaculate house, especially when someone else cleans it. That’s part of what makes Butlers in the Manor so successful.

Launched in 2011, Butlers in the Manor provides professional residential cleanings. The company uses a detailed checklist to ensure homes are thoroughly cleaned.

Butlers in the Manor owner Andrew Durning recently started offering free cleanings to cancer patients and their caregivers. 

“I lost my husband of 20 years to cancer,” Durning said. “I know firsthand what the struggle is to keep everything under control. The importance of a clean environment when battling cancer is what drew me to Cleaning For A Reason.”

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Helping others is how Butlers in the Manor does business.  

“We want to give back to our community,” Durning said. “We donate to the Stonewall Gala and a couple of churches in the area. You kind of feel good that you're doing something really good.” 

The company serves Wilton Manors and its surrounding towns including Oakland Park, Victoria Park and Poinsettia Heights.

— DR


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