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CHAMBER NEWS
October 2010
3550 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 306
Office: 305-571-8006
Fax: 305-571-8007
www.puertoricanchamber.com
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
Trustee Members
General Motors; GM
Florida Marlins
Holland & Knight, LLP
Tew Cardenas, LLP
Office of the Mayor
Miami-Dade County
American Airlines
Miami-Dade O.H.C.D.
City of Miami
AT&T
Citibank of Florida
Coco Lopez
Goya Foods of Florida
Avis Car Rental, San Juan, PR
Greater Miami Convention &
Visitors Bureau
Banco Popular
Anheuser Busch Co.
Burger King
Polytechnic University
New York Life
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Staples
TD Bank Florida
US Small Business
Administration (SBA)
STAFF MEMBERS
Hector Rivera, Esq., Chairman
Luis DeRosa, President
Skip Chaves, Program Manager
Steven Zorn, Administrator
Mathew Woods, Dir. of Technology
THE MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPO A SUCCESS!
On Wednesday September 29, the Office of
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez held a “Small Business
Development Expo” in conjunction with three Chambers of
Commerce – the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of
Commerce (Luis De Rosa, President); the Hialeah Chamber of
Commerce & Industries (Mandy Llanes, President) and the
South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Lilliam Lopez,
President). The event was a success – drawing near to 200 visitors and
participants despite the tropical storm conditions. The Expo demonstrated
the Mayor’s ongoing commitment to supporting our County’s Small
Business Community. According to Suzanne Salichs (Project
Administrator, Office of the Mayor) Mayor Alvarez organizes these events
to assist in the growth of small businesses and job creation by bringing
together leaders from the business, financial and government communities.
Hon. Carlos Alvarez,
Mayor, Miami-Dade County
The Expo was opened by Luis De Rosa, who spoke briefly about
how small businesses are the backbone of our economy and how
expanding into new markets such as Puerto Rico offer new opportunities for
growth. Suzanne Salichs welcomed all the participants and visitors to the
Expo in the name of Mayor Alvarez, and spoke about his
commitment to business.
Mandy
Llanes served as the MC of the event
and described the services available
through the Hialeah Chamber of
Commerce. Lilliam Lopez spoke of the
importance of Chambers developing
partnerships to increase the benefits
available to all their members.
The presenters had table tops for
display – with information and
Armando “Mandy” Llanes, Chair, Hialeah Chamber of Commerce & Industries; Lilliam
M. Lopez, President/CEO, The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Suzanne
Salichs, Project Administrator, Office of Mayor Carlos Alvarez & Luis DeRosa,
President, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South Florida
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“giveaways” available. Among the information available was doing business with Miami-Dade County, obtaining Small Business Microloans,
selecting banking services, and much more.
During the luncheon, the following County Departments and
private companies gave presentations on their products and services:
Department of Procurement Management (Miriam Singer,
Director); Department of Small Business Development (Sherri McGriff,
Business Support Services Director); Office of Sustainability (Maribel
Balbin, Sustainability Program Manager); Mercantile Commerce Bank
(Luis Miguel, VP and Regional Sales / Service Manager); TD Bank
(Manny Gonzalez, South Beach Manager); Neighbors and Neighbors
Association ( representative of Leroy Jones, Executive Director); and
Accion USA (Joan Milord, Program Manager).
The South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber looks forward to working
with the Mayor’s office again in the future on behalf of our County’s small
business community.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their dedication and
support. The Small Business Community appreciates all their efforts.
Chairperson
Hector Rivera, Esq.
South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of
Commerce
Board Members
Victor Gutierrez, Esq., Vice Chair
Eduardo Godoy, CPA
Raymond Marin, CPA
Ray Torres
Secretary
Henry Mojica
Treasurer
Manuel Del Valle
Micro-Loan Project Manager
Melvin “Skip” Chaves
President
Luis De Rosa
Steven Zorn, Administrative Assistant
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS!
AVIS CAR RENTAL SAN JAUN, PR | MICHAEL PEREIRA |
FEE SCHEDULE:
TRUSTEE $1000
CHARTER MEMBER $500
1 TO 5 EMPLOYEES $150
NOT FOR PROFIT $125
COMPANY 6 OR MORE $250
INDIVIDUAL $100
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| SOUVENILES DE PUERTO RICO
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN PUERTO RICO
DOCUTEK IMAGING SOLUTIONS
“Promoting Our Members and
Business between Puerto Rico
and South Florida”
Designed by: Mathew Woods
[email protected]
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Officers of Puerto Rican Chamber Take Oaths of Office
The South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of
Commerce, headquartered in Miami-Dade County,
has elected Hector Rivera Esq. as the Chairman of its
Board of Directors. A Swearing In Ceremony was
conducted by State Attorney Katherine Fernandez
Rundle at the Old San Juan Puerto Rican Cuisine
Restaurant on Friday September 10th, at 12 o’clock
noon. Also taking their Oaths of Office at that time
were Manuel Del Valle (Treasurer), Henry Mojica
Henry Mojica, Secretary; Hector River, Esq., Incoming Chair; Kathy Fernandez Rundle, State
(Secretary), and Eduardo Godoy CPA (Board
Attorney Miami-Dade; Manuel Del Valle, Treasurer & Eduardo Godoy, CPA Board Member
Member and founding Treasurer of the Chamber).
Victor T. Gutierrez Esq., Vice Chairman, was unable to attend the ceremony.
The Chamber’s new Chairman, Hector R. Rivera Esq., has an impressive background in both
the legal and community arenas. He currently works as a partner in the Miami office of the statewide
law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer PA. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the
Dade-County Bar, a founding Board Member and Past President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association
of Florida, and a current member of Profesa. Mr. Rivera is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court
of the United States, the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Court of the Southern
District of Florida. He is a 1989 graduate of Temple University School of Law with honors. Born
and raised in New York of Puerto Rican parents, Hector lives with his wife and children in
Miami-Dade County.
En Español
Mesa de la Cámara de Puerto Rico Tomar Juramentos de Oficina
La Cámara Puertorriqueña de Comercio del Sur de la Florida eligió en días pasados a su nueva
Junta de Directores. La ceremonia de juramentación de los nuevos oficiales se efectuó en el conocido
restaurant puertorriqueño The Old San Juan, en el 1200 SW 57th. Ave., de Miami, durante un
simpático almuerzo. El juramento fue tomado por la Fiscal Estatal, Hon. Katherine Fernández Rundle,
quién además se dirigió a los presents expresando los estrechos lazos de amistad que la unen con esta
Cámara y con Puerto Rico. El nuevo presidente de la Junta de Directores es el prestigioso abogado
Héctor Rivera, activo socio del bufete estatal Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., en su oficina
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de Miami. Rivera es miembro fundador y pasado presidente de la Puerto Rican Bar Association of
Florida, además de pertenecer al Florida Bar y al Dade-County Bar. Reconocido por su activismo a
favor de nuestra comunidad, también es un active miembro de PROFESA (Asociación de
Puertorriqueños Profesionales del Sur de la Florida). Rivera está admitido a practicar en la Corte
Suprema de los Estados Unidos, y en la Corte de Distrito del Southern District of Florida. Nació y se
crió en New York, de padres puertorriqueños, está graduado con honores de la Temple University
School of Law y actualmente reside con su esposa e hijos en el Condado Miami-Dade. En la
ceremonia también juraron sus cargos, los señores Manuel del Valle, CPA, como Tesorero; Henry
Mojica, ejecutivo de la Rafael Hernández Development Co., como Secretario; y Eduardo Godoy,
CPA, (es el Tesorero fundador de la Cámara), como miembro de la Junta. El Lcdo. Victor T.
Gutiérrez, Vicepresidente de la Junta, no pudo asistir a la ceremonia. Los nuevos directores de Tu
Cámara expresaron su agradecimiento por sus respectivas selecciones y su mayor y continuado
esfuerzo por el desarrollo de la organización y de nuestra comunidad. Para mas información sobre la
labor que realiza la Cámara puede visitor www.Puertoricanchamber.com

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