I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacations! As we get our fiscal year started at the Chamber, I want to take this time to welcome our new Chairman, Roberto Muñoz, as well as our Board of Directors Officers for the FY2022-2023. I know your commitment to our community and our mission here at The Chamber will make for a prosperous year and I look forward to seeing all we can accomplish together.
While the summer months are usually quieter around The Chamber, that does not mean we have not been hard at work. If you have visited our website recently, you’ll notice a new revamped look and feel. As the enhancement of our Chamber continues, we hope to reflect the burgeoning business and tech hub Miami has become.
With much more happening, I hope you take the time to look through this report and see all the things we have been up to and what you can expect in the coming weeks and months from your Chamber. Our committees are in full swing, and we have a great number of events and programs coming up in the fall.
Make sure to mark your calendar for our next event on September 7: Trustee Luncheon featuring the 21st Annual NOVO Awards.
I look forward to seeing you all there!
All the best,
Newly Elected Board of Directors
Our FY2022-2023 Board of Directors Officers is led by Roberto Muñoz, President, COO and Founder of ELITE Family Office as Board Chair; Amy Furness, Co-Managing Shareholder for Carlton Fields Miami office as Chair-Elect; and Hector J. Ponte, Region Bank President for Wells Fargo’s South Florida, as First Vice Chair.
Our Board of Directors are volunteer members that represent businesses of all sizes from a myriad of industries. We are so thankful for all of your support and dedication in helping us advocate for the important business issues affecting our region.
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Earns Coveted ICC Accreditation
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has awarded our Chamber the distinguished International Certificate of Origin (CO), inviting us to join more than 775 chambers from 31 countries using digital documentation with the most stringent and universal certification standards currently available.
The Greater Health Trust is an insurance program created by The Chamber and AvMed for small business members. We are the only Chamber of Commerce in the state of Florida to offer this kind of program that provides large employer group health benefits at prices small businesses can afford.
Greater Health Trust is expected to expand throughout the state eventually, starting with South Florida counties, expanding it throughout Miami-Dade and eventually reaching neighboring counties such as Broward and Palm Beach.
If you are a small business with 2 to 50 employees, find out how to subscribe and save money on your health insurance, without having to wait for the next enrollment period. Benefits will also make businesses more competitive as employees take advantage of the program.
Click on https://www.greaterhealthtrust.org to speak to an AvMed broker.
Sand in My Shoes Award
Don't forget that our 2022 Sand in My Shoes® Awards ceremony will take place on October 27!
This year's recipient, Manny Medina, is a fixture in our business community and we are honored to award him with The Chamber's most prestigious award.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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Celebrating an outstanding fiscal year
The Chamber ended its fiscal year with nearly half a million in surplus funds! Through the combined efforts of our Membership Services team and our member base consistently referring new companies to join, we were able to end the year on a high note.
We would like to especially thank our past chair, Rick Beasley, and our now Chairman, Roberto Muñoz, for their commitment to referring new members and helping us reach this number.