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

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

East Meets West on South Florida Shores

As the Entrepreneurial Capital of the World, Miami and its business community are setting their sights beyond Latin America to attract commerce from the largest global economy: China.  The September Trustee Luncheon featured an engaging discussion, moderated by WLRN’s Tom Hudson, on the growing Miami-China connection with panelists including Anthony Kang, partner with Arnstein, Read More

Leadership Miami

Strong leadership not only has the power to shape a business’ future, but also the future of the surrounding community. Learning to lead and affect positive change takes time, focus and enthusiasm for community service. Leadership Miami®, a program run by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and its South Florida Progress Foundation, helps participants develop leadership, 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

Greater Miami Chamber Helps Kick-Off Miami Dolphins Season

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Miami Dolphins, hosted the popular annual Meet the Dolphins event on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the InterContinental Miami.  More than 500 “Dol-Fans” were in attendance to meet players and coaches at the sold out luncheon.  Miami Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin, Executive Vice President, 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