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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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Press Conference: Officially announcing His Excellency, Jovenel Moïse, President of the Republic of Haiti, as this year’s special guest at the Haitian American Business Summit and Top 20 Under 40 Haitian Young Professional’s (YoPros) Presidential Gala.

Miami, Florida                                                                                                                           June 10, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of FL (HACCOF), the Consul General of Haiti in Miami, Mr. Gandy Thomas, Banque de la Republique d’Haiti (BRH) and the Office of Commissioner Jean Monestime, will hold a joint press conference on Monday, June 12, 2017 to announce officially His Excellency, Jovenel Moïse, President of the Republic of Haiti, as this year’s special guest at the Haitian American Business Summit and Top 20 Under 40 Haitian Young Professional’s (YoPros) Presidential Gala.
The press conference will be held at Ivan’s Cookhouse, 14815 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami, FL 33181 at 4:30 PM.
 
The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce will host The Haitian American Business Summit at Florida International University North Campus Koven’s Center (3000 NE 151st St, Miami 33181) on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. The 2nd Annual Top 20 Under 40 Haitian American Young Professional’s Presidential Gala will be held at the JW Marriott Miami (1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131) on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 6:00PM to Midnight.
This two-day summit is open to the public. Pre-registration is required and tickets may be purchased online at www.haccof.com. For additional information, please contact Joann Milord at jmilord@haccof.com. Please join us on June 16-17, 2017, where your presence and interaction will surely enhance our CONNECT – ENGAGE – INVEST objectives.
 
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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FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Joann Milord, Executive Director for HACCOF