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

Building a legacy through civic service

The holiday season is synonymous with giving. However, for South Florida businesses volunteering and dedication to civic causes should be a year-round affair. A strong commitment to improving and enhancing our region means a stronger community overall, both for business growth and quality of life.  The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has always focused, Read More

Building South Florida Into One Community

As our community continues to evolve, a key element of accelerating our progress is collaboration and coalition building. I was curious to see leaders think about our efforts to achieve true collaboration and recently spoke to Bobbie Ibarra, Executive Director for the Miami Coalition for the Homeless. Bobbie is the very definition of a strong, Read More

Why sustainability is key for business success

South Florida’s weather and beautiful natural environment are a tremendous competitive advantage that lures business to Miami. Protecting our home cannot be taken for granted, and that is why the Greater Miami Chamber and its sustainability committee tackles topics such as sea level rise, conservation, and smart energy solutions.   Irela Bagué, Chair of, Read More

One of the keystone issues facing the South Florida business community is traffic and transportation infrastructure. The Greater Miami Chamber Commerce has made this one of our top priorities and continuing to drive the conversation forward, Mike Reininger, president of All Aboard Florida was the featured speaker at the October Trustee Luncheon, which drew, Read More

Historic visit from Counsel General of China bodes well for business relationships

We recently met with the Honorable Li Qiangmin, Consul General of China, who is posted to Houston with responsibility for the southern states. We were joined by the Mayor Gimenez, the directors of the airport and seaport and more than 50 interested members. This was the Consul General’s first trip here, and I believe, Read More

Miami represents the future of the American Dream

As Associate Vice President of Communications & Outreach for Jackson Health Systems, Matthew Pinzur is used to thinking big.   As a former newsman he also knows South Florida business inside and out. That makes him the perfect choice to lead the Greater Miami Chamber’s Senior Executive Orientation Committee.  Each year the Chamber graduates, Read More

GA Telesis breaks down barriers in aerospace

Our world is becoming smaller, as globalization and technology are breaking down barriers and narrowing the gap between once distant places, people and ideas. Aerospace has been a driver of this movement, and creating solutions for this key industry is vital. Fort Lauderdale-based GA Telesis has grown to become one of the world’s largest, Read More

The Secret to Building Leadership in Miami

To be able to lead, it is best to have walked in someone’s shoes before. Current Leadership Miami Chair Steven Eisenberg, Esq. is not only is a program graduate, but a Carlos J. Arboleya Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami Award winner. At Lipscomb, Eisenberg & Baker, P.L., Eisenberg focuses his practice on, Read More

South Florida Corporate Leadership: Business Looking Up

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recently released the results of its inaugural Greater Miami Executive Survey. The first-of-its-kind study provided a direct look into the South Florida business community, taking the pulse of more than 225 local leaders who shared their feelings on the current economic environment, and more importantly what needs to, Read More