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 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

Trading in four wheels for two

One of the cornerstone issues for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is transportation infrastructure and traffic. Emphasizing the importance of alternative means of travel, our community needs to begin changing its mindset. And an upcoming program looks to do just that. WHEELS is a five-day, free tri-county event from November 11-15, 2015 that, 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

Seeking solutions to South Florida’s transportation and transit woes, a delegation of 53 elected officials and community stakeholders travelled last week to Denver as part of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s “Transportation Fly-in.” Denver is a remarkable success story in transit development, and the group wanted to learn how they did it. The, Read More

If You Build It, They Will Come

Downtown Miami is in the midst of a tremendous building boom. Notable projects such as MiamiCentral Station for All Aboard Florida and Miami Worldcenter are poised to reshape the heart of our city. But a project where there are no construction fences up yet is perhaps going to be one of downtown Miami’s most, Read More

PortMiami Tunnel

It has been a full year since the first cargo trucks diverted from the streets of downtown Miami to a smoother and more efficient route under Government Cut and onto Port Miami through the much awaited and much appreciated PortMiami Tunnel. Not only did the PortMiami Tunnel project complete on time and under-budget, a, Read More