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

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

A Renewed Commitment to Transforming Miami's Transit Future

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Transit Committee Chair Mitchell Bierman held a meeting of the Denver Transit Fly-In delegation. Along with additional Chamber members and other community stakeholders, the goal was to to reach out and discuss lessons learned on the Denver trip. The event was co-hosted with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Approximately 100, 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

South Florida

As the chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and CEO of rbb, I have access to some of the most interesting and inspiring personalities shaping South Florida business today. Each week on LEADERSHIP LESSONS, I’ll share insights from these great leaders on what makes Miami the entrepreneurial capital of the world and what are their tips for, Read More