Ringing in the New Year with hopes for prosperity, the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce hosted their first “Get in Gear for the New Year Business Mixer” on Friday, January 8th, at the Jerk Machine Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.
Jamaica USA Chamber president Marie Gill provided updates on the organization, reporting that the Chamber is growing in membership, and has expanded its ability to provide technical assistance at significantly reduced rates to members of the Chamber, thanks to the Chamber’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Chamber will also be hosting webinars and seminars this year for local importers of Jamaica products on the FDA’s new guidelines and requirements.
Members also gave updates on exciting developments in each of their businesses. Chamber Member Kalvin Vitalis shared the healthy progress of his online auto business, which is pushing a million dollars in sales. IT Expert Nick Brown also outlined the value of his IT business services, particularly to fellow Jamaica USA Chamber members. Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness also stopped by, encouraging chamber members to participate in the county’s economic development committee held ever second Monday in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Active engagement with this program, said Holness, can keep members informed about crucial upcoming developments and business opportunities in the county.