Great is always better than Good. Last week, the Chamber held its 12th annual South Florida Good to Great Awards® to showcase businesses throughout the tri-county region that have embraced the concepts in Jim Collins book and proven they are a company built to last.

Congratulations to the finalists and this year’s class of amazing winners. Check out the videos of these amazing companies and see what it takes to go from Good to Great!

  • 1-50 employee(s) – Winner: Lunacon Construction;  Finalists: Gilly Vending and IQ Formulations
  • 51-249 employees – Winner: Berger Singerman; Finalists: Stonegate Bank and United Date Technologies
  • 250-999 employees – Winner: The Retail Outsource Companies; Finalists: GA Telesis and Suffolk Construction
  • 1,000+ employees – Winner: Florida Power & Light Company; Finalists: Aeropost and Perry Ellis International

Congrats to all winners and finalists.


From left to right: Conor Flynn, Sapoznik Insurance and Good to Great Task Force Vice Chair; Mark Adams, The Retail Outsource Companies; Irene White, Florida Power & Light Company; Paul Singerman, Berger Singerman; Patricia Bonilla, Lunacon Construction; Tom Cornish, BankUnited, presenting sponsor of the Good to Great Awards; and Jorge Martinez, The Conroy Martinez Group and Good to Great Task Force Chair

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s announcement about exploring a merger between the two organizations resulted in unanimous support in the media and among our members.

See a sample of the stories from the  Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel and South Florida Business Journal and this story in the Tampa Bay Times lauding us for taking the initiative to find ways to work better as a region.  

The due diligence process has just begun but no matter the outcome we will have a better understanding of how the business community can tackle regional issues.
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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 this sector and what business owners should note when trying to grow their companies.

Additionally, for a quick primer about the rising and top stars in this industry, note those individuals and businesses who the Technology Committee just recognized at the Chamber’s Technology Leader of the Year Awards Read More