The Path to Success

As a final act of my chairmanship, I wrote a byline for the Miami Herald about the value of civic engagement and how multitaskers can use this tool for business growth. Those who engage in civic activity not only make our community a better place to live, work and play, but they also reap, Read More

Miami has long been known as the Gateway to the Latin America, but as our economy continues to grow and evolve, we must embrace our strength as a region. That sentiment comes from Senator George LeMieux, Chairman of the Board for the law firm of Gunster and a member of the Chamber’s Board of, Read More

Taking the Next Step

On the heels of the Chamber’s South Florida Good to Great Awards®, now is the perfect time for business leaders to look in the mirror and see how we can challenge our organizations to grow further, embracing the concepts in Jim Collins book. Miami is a city that has been built on the entrepreneurial spirit, Read More

While Miami’s presence as an entrepreneurial capital continues to grow, one sector that has always been strong for the destination is banking. As the Gateway to Latin America, many multinational financial institutions have called Miami home, and the Chamber is looking to grow that footprint even wider as we target Chinese investors. In advance, Read More

Tech incubators are helping to enrich Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. But as South Florida continues to ascend as a destination for start-ups, it’s important we all understand this important industry and what can fuel its growth.  Recently I exchanged e-mails with Jorge Diaz, leader of the Chamber’s Technology Committee, to discuss the vital issues in, Read More

Interview with Ralph MacNamara: The Road Ahead

It’s always vital to understand the key issues shaping our local economy, and more importantly for the Chamber to proactively work with other local organizations and corporations to help create solutions. That is why last year the Chamber conducted an Executive Survey of its membership, executed by Kaufman Rossin, to evaluate key issues to, Read More

Courting the Far East to South Florida

While Latin American and European economies fluctuate, many agree that the economies of Asia are the prize target for world-class cities targeting new investment. As a global crossroads and growing entrepreneurial hub, Miami and the Chamber are making a strong push to attract the Chinese to our sunny shores. Leading the Chamber’s trip to, Read More

Miami has always been lauded for its diversity. As a natural global crossroads, our city is in a unique position to be a destination where the best and brightest minds can come together to do business. But how is that being done and what is the impact? I had a conversation with Lauren Smith,, Read More

Getting real about the real estate market

Miami is unquestionably one of the most burgeoning real estate markets in the world. However, as the market it is cyclical, it’s always important to take a long view. Those real estate leaders that have succeeded in Miami, know this best. With that in mind, I recently had an exchange with David Restainer, Managing, Read More

The value of the Miami Chamber Chairman's Circle

Knowing that one size does not fit all, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce offers South Florida companies a variety of membership levels within the region’s largest business organization. While networking, lead generation and brand building are primary member goals, the Chamber offers an elevated, customized experience for those companies that want unique access, Read More