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Press Release: The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Announces New Board Member: Carl Momplaisir

PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release

Contact: Patrick Martin, Esq.
  Phone: 305-733-9066
Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida
Announces New Board Member: Carl Momplaisir
Miami, Florida                                                                                                                September  13, 2019

The Haitian-American Chamber Commerce of Florida is proud and honored to welcome Carl Momplaisir as their newest Board Member.

Carl Momplaisir is a respected team leader, hands-on senior executive and Telecom professional with over 26 years of experience in commercial and operational success. He’s worked with several Senior Telecom Management team across the US and the Caribbean . He also worked directly with business owners in the region helping them reshape their organization, built strong alliances with the media outlets across the region and corporate communications departments. This has led to an excellent track-record in growing revenue and market share in mature and developing markets. By Conceptualizing and orchestrating efficient sales and marketing campaigns, he has proven to reinforce and build brand images and development strategies.
Through wireless products distribution and small business dealer positions for strong international companies like AT&T, Sprint and Nextel, he’s established relationships with large and small companies across the telecommunications industry. Carl Momplaisir has proven to be able to handle overall emergency corporation restructuring and sales development strategies. He has worked in both CMO and GM capacities while charged with crisis management responsibilities.
Carl has a proven track record in helping clients make well-informed pre-entry risk decisions by sharing his knowledge of how threats can manifest themselves and impact investment plans. His knowledge of revenue management through effective distribution network optimization is also in high demand. Resourcefulness, awareness and recognition of local motivations and abilities are skills Carl has applied to many international appointments. As a result-oriented person, he has brought success in New England to some of the most troubled operations throughout the Hispanic market. His ability to write and speak English, Spanish, French and Haitian Creole has helped build and maintain relationships with business owners of different backgrounds. Carl went to UMass Lowell where he studied Business Management. Carl is currently the General Manager of Southern Bahamas at Aliv where he is responsible of Managing all sales, Distribution network set up, marketing and operations in these territories. Previously Carl served as the General Manager of Digicel Business in Port au Prince Haiti. While in Haiti, Carl was elected as chairman of the Diaspora Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce where he serves as board Member for four Consecutive years. During his tenure Carl was instrumental in bridging the gap between Amcham and the various Diaspora Chambers of Commerce. Before Haiti, Carl worked with Nextel, Sprint, AT&T over the span of 15 years where he was known as one of the most respected senior executives in the region. Carl currently serves as Vice Chair of the HACCOF Foundation.
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ABOUT HACCOF
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

Press Release: Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida congratulates Mr. Francois Guillaume II on his appointment as Head of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Haiti to Doha, Qatar.

PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release

Contact: Patrick Martin, Esq.
  Phone: 305-733-9066
Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Congratulates
Mr. Francois Guillaume II on his appointment as Head of Mission and
Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Haiti to Doha, Qatar.
Miami, Florida                                                                                                                September  11, 2019

The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) would like to congratulate Mr. Francois Guillaume II as the Head of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Haiti to Doha, Qatar.  He officially presented the accreditation letter on September 4th, 2019 to Dr. Ahmad Hassan Al-Hamadi, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Guillaume looks forward to 

strengthening bilateral relations and improving socio-economic cooperation between both countries.

We are honored to have Mr. Gullaume as a member of our Board of Directors from 2016 to 2019.  From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Guillaume served as HACCOF’s Executive Director and successfully worked to complete its vital mission to promote and protect Haitian-American business interests, as well as to promote investment in Haiti.

From December 2011 to April 2014 Mr. Guillaume served as the Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Miami. Major accomplishments include a greater presence and engagement of the Consulate in its communities; mobile consular services to further-located communities; a re-branding strategy that encouraged the Diaspora and foreigners to invest and visit Haiti; as well as a completely renovated consulate office along with improved and diversified services.

From April 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Guillaume was then appointed to serve as the Minister of Haitians Living Abroad of the Republic of Haiti where he restructured the ministry to be a better catalyst to its Diaspora’s engagement process.

The entire Board of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida wishes continued success to Mr. Francois Guillaume II in this new role and all of his undertakings
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ABOUT HACCOF
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

Press Release: Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Presents The “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2019 Haitian-American Young Professionals

PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release

  Phone: 305-733-9066
Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Presents
The “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2019
Haitian-American Young Professionals
Miami, Florida                                                                                                                              July 19, 2019
The Board of Directors of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) is proud to present its ” Top 20 Under 40″ Class of 2019 honoring the Top Young Haitian-American Professionals (YoPros) in the Florida community, age 40 and under, for their outstanding professional achievements in their respective industries, civic leadership, and community engagement.
As a group of vibrant, energetic, creative and out-of-the box thinkers, HACCOF South Florida YoPros are examples of professional excellence, commitment to community, and an expression of cultural pride throughout the Haitian community.
HACCOF received applications and nominations this year from members of the Haitian-American community in the State of Florida.  After a highly competitive and extensive vetting process, a HACCOF/YOPRO Committee panel has selected and hereby presents the 2019 class of “Top 20 under 40” YoPros. HACCOF will hold its Fourth Annual YoPros Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The entire community is invited to come celebrate this exceptional group of Young Haitian- American Professionals. Tickets will be on sale soon at:  www.haccof.com
“It is my distinct honor as Chairwoman to continue the annual tradition of recognizing the Top 20 Under 40 Haitian American Young Professionals (YoPro). These dynamic individuals reflect the vision and mission of HACCOF and join a group of noteworthy change makers in our community. I congratulate the 2019 YoPros and look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the awards ceremony.” – Paola Pierre, HACCOF Chairwoman.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities regarding the 2019 HACCOF YoPros Awards, please contact the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida at yopro@haccof.com
Click here for a short introductory biography of each of the ” Top 20 Under 40″ Class of 2019 Honorees.
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ABOUT HACCOF
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

Press Release: Haitian Professional Organizations Collaborate for this year’s “Annual Summer Mixer”.

PRESS RELEASE / For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Fayola Delica
Phone: 954-305-1266
Email: Delicafayola@gmail.com
Haitian Professional Organizations Collaborate for this year’s 
“Annual Summer Mixer”.
July 10, 2019
Miami, FL- On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) will join forces with a number of other Haitian professional organizations in the community for their Annual Summer Mixer. This is an effort to collaborate with other Haitian professionals that are affiliated with these organizations and in the local community. The event will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  It is going to be a great time to network and even get a tour of the current art exhibit PòtoPrens: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince taking place at MOCA.
Some of the partnering organizations are the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC), Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA), Association of Haitian Educators of Dade (AHED), Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida, Inc. (HANA), and Fonkoze.  The main sponsors for this event are Caribbean Media Group and Miami Shores Animal Clinic.  The cost of the event for members of any one of the partnering organizations is $10 and $20 for all non-members.  There will be entertainment and food in the company of South Florida’s leading movers and shakers.  Our featured DJ will be NickyMix.  We look forward to having you join us as this summer Haitian professionals are coming together to connect in uplifting our community in South Florida.
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Press Release: Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Congratulates Dotie Joseph, Esq. and Commissioner Jean Monestime.

Miami, FL.                                           August 31, 2018

The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) sends “Special Congratulations” to Haitian-American Attorney Dotie Joseph for winning the State House primary race in District 108.

HACCOF is proud to have Dotie among our “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2018 – Honoring her outstanding professional achievements in South Florida.

A “Big Round of Applause” for Chamber exceptional supporter, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, on being re-elected to his District 2 seat on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 for his third term. Commissioner Jean Monestime is a proud Haitian-American devoted to his community and constituents.

While the chamber does not endorse candidates or political parties, both Dotie Joseph and Commissioner Jean Monestime are both excellent community leaders working towards prosperity for all – their commitment and achievements need to be recognized. We look forward to continue working with them.
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About HACCOF
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

Press Release: Communities and families are being affected by the recent riots in Haiti

 

Press Release: 

The Haitian-American Chamber Of Commerce of Florida
Communities and families are being affected by the recent riots in Haiti

Miami, FL.
July 10, 2018

The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) extends its sympathies to all individuals, families, and entities affected by the riots in Haiti over the last week-end.  As individuals, we are all saddened by the loss of life and property and extend our support to all the parties affected by the recent unfortunate events.  As a Chamber of Commerce, we are very concerned about the impact of the property damage on Haiti’s economy.    Haiti has had to rebuild several times in recent years following a major earthquake and hurricane.  It is incumbent upon all sectors of the country to acknowledge that the cost of rebuilding is shared by the entire population and that the image of riots and destruction both on the national and international stage discourages job-creating investment that Haiti sorely needs.

HACCOF is dedicated to its mission of promoting partnerships and alliances within communities throughout Florida and Haiti to build healthy business climates, foster investment, create employment, and encourage public and private sector collaboration.  HACCOF supports all efforts that would foster dialogue between the various constituencies (government, business leaders, political parties, community organizations and leaders) to resolve the current crisis for the improvement of both the quality of life and business climate in Haiti.

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About HACCOF
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

Press Release: YoPro Class of 2018

 

Press Release
The Haitian-American Chamber Of Commerce of Florida Presents
The “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2018 Haitian-American Young Professionals.

Miami, FL.
May 31, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) is proud to present its “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2018 honoring the Top Young Haitian-American Professionals (YoPros) in the South Florida community, age 40 and under, for their outstanding professional achievements in their respective industries, civic leadership, and community engagement.

As a group of vibrant, energetic, creative and out-of-the box thinkers, HACCOF South Florida YoPros are examples of professional excellence, commitment to community, and an expression of cultural pride throughout the Haitian community.

HACCOF received more than one hundred applications and nominations this year from members of the Haitian-American community in the State of Florida.  After a highly competitive and extensive vetting process, a HACCOF Advisory Panel has selected and hereby presents the 2018 class of “Top 20 under 40” YoPros. HACCOF will hold its Third Annual YoPros Awards ceremony on September 15, 2018 with The Honorable Michele Sison, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, as our Keynote Speaker.  The entire community is invited to come celebrate this exceptional group of Young Haitian- American Professionals.  Tickets will be on sale soon at: www.haccof.com

For more information and sponsorship opportunities regarding the 2018 HACCOF YoPros Awards, please contact the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida at info@haccof.com

Click HERE for a short introductory biography of each of the “Top 20 Under 40” Class of 2018 Honorees.

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Press Release: Now accepting applications and nominations for its 2018 YOPRO Awards

 

The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida is now accepting applications and nominations for its 2018 YOPRO Awards which recognize the “Top 20 under 40” Young Haitian-Americans Professionals and Leaders within their respective fields.

Miami, FL, 
March 20, 2018
Young Haitian American Professionals are a vital asset to the South Florida Region and our State.  It is important to recognize and acknowledge those who have made a mark in their field while shaping the future of our community.
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (HACCOF) is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting nominations and applications for its 2018 “Top 20 Under 40” Haitian American Young Professionals (YOPROs) Award for Leadership, Professional Excellence, and Community Involvement.
Candidates in any industry or field of expertise can apply.
Candidates must be 39 years or younger as of June 16, 2018 and be based in the State of Florida.  An Advisory Panel will meet to review all applications and select our 2018 “Top 20 Under 40” YoPros honorees.  Advisory Panel decisions are final.
Applications must be submitted by April 22, 2018.  You can apply online at:  www.haccof.com/yopro
Our 2 nd a nnual HACCOF “Top 20 Under 40” YoPros award event held last year was attended by over 350 attendees at the JW Marriott in Miami.  It was a wonderful community celebration of our very best young professional leaders coupled with some well-deserved acknowledgment of gratitude for our elders who have paved the way.
Honorees will be notified of their status as a Top 20 under 40 Honoree by the end of April. HACCOF looks forward to beginning to announce honorees online starting May 1st thru May 15th, 2018. Our “Top 20 under 40” YoPros 2018 class will be recognized at our award event ceremony on June 16, 2018. All Honorees “Top 20 under 40” YoPros are fully expected to attend the award ceremony.
For additional information, please contact The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce  at 305-733-9066 Ext. 3 or ppierre@haccof.com
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About HACCOF
Established in February 2005, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) serves as a resource for its members, partners and businesses, dedicated to serving their needs and the economic development of the broader Haitian-American community. The Chamber p romotes partnerships and alliances within communities throughout Florida and Haiti to build healthy business climates, foster investment opportunities, create employment growth, and encourage public and private sector collaboration.
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Press Release: HACCOF introduces its new Board Officers and Renewed Board Members slate.

Miami, FL, March 16, 2018
The Haitian-Am erican Chamber of Florida held its annual membership meeting on March 15, 2018 and also held its board elections.
The Chambe r’s new board officers and board members promote the organization’s mission, provide financial oversight, ensure ethical and legal governance for the organization.
New board members officers include: 
 
Delle Joseph, CPA of TD Bank, who will serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Jeff Lozama of CMS International Group Corp., who will serve as Immediate Past Chair.
Patricia Elizee, Esq. of Elizee Law Firm, P.A., who will serve as Board Vice-Chairman.
Dr. Lumana Joseph, PT, DPT of Lumana Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, who will serve as Board Treasurer.
Patrick F. Martin, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, who will serve as Board Secretary.
“We are excited and fortunate to have these successful business leaders and community servants as our newly elected Board Officers. ” – Jeff Lozama
About HACCOF: 
   
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida was established in 2005. Its mission is to serve as an advocate for its communities as well as a resource for consumers and businesses dedicated to serving both the needs of its members and the economic development needs of the broader Haitian American Community. The Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce also promotes investment and trade with the Haitian private and public sectors.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: HACCOF Decries the insults leveled by President Trump at Haiti and Haitians, El Salvador, and African Countries

Miami, Florida – January 14, 2018 – Haiti has suffered from major natural disasters and political instability, but it is a country of proud and hard-working people. Haitians take great pride in their history as the first Black republic, in their internationally recognized art and culture, and in the myriad members of the Haitian diaspora who work hard and achieve at the highest levels. Represented in every profession, Haitian Americans proudly serve in the US military, have achieved great success in business, and are engaged in every field of endeavor in this country.
As a Chamber, we promote Haitian-American business and engage the entire Florida community to bring greater economic prosperity throughout Florida and to our members. Thankfully, we have been able to collaborate with people of all races and ethnicities in the community without being subject to overt racism. We hope this will continue in spite of the disparaging language used by President Trump to describe Haiti and its people.

Even if we are unable to change the President’s opinion, we want him to note that we decry his insults and ask that he refrain from further singling out Haiti and Haitians for negative treatment in future comments. We also ask that Haitians not be removed from positive consideration in any solution that seeks relief for immigrants who have been living here legally with DACA and/or TPS. Haitians should not be “taken out” solely because they do not appeal to the President as the most desirable immigrant group. In spite of the negative comments, Haitian-Americans are great contributors to the “United” States of America.

The membership of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc. includes Haitian-American businesses and other businesses doing business with or are interested in doing business with the Haitian-American community.

About HACCOF
Established in February 2005, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) serves as a resource for its members, partners and businesses, dedicated to serving their needs and the economic development of the broader Haitian-American community. The Chamber promotes partnerships and alliances within communities throughout Florida and Haiti to build healthy business climates, foster investment opportunities, create employment growth, and encourage public and private sector collaboration.
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