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Our Committees

Chamber mission: To strengthen the economy of South-Miami Dade County, preserve and protect the American system of free competitive enterprise and enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors.

Governmental Affairs Committee
Meetings called as needed

Chair, Tony Garcia, The Keyes Company,

Mission: To promote a coordinated effort with local, state and federal governments to address core issues of local significance for business development and retention

1- Election Forum
2- Miami-Dade Days
3- Legislative Agenda
4- Engage local, county and state government officials 

Economic Development
Meetings called as needed

Chair Mike Kiley, Florida Power & Light Co.,

Mission: To develop a strategic plan to create a sustainable, regional economy

1- Develop information package on both cities to attract new busines
2- Focus on our industries - HARB, Agriculture, Turkey Point, Speedway, Tourism,  Education

Marketing Committee
Meets: Last Tuesday (Every Month) at 3:00PM, at the Chamber. 

Chair, Renee Reichling, Community Bank of Florida,

Mission: To create a regional marketing plan that will highlight Cities of Homestead/Florida City and Chamber businesses

1- Helping the Chamber maximize its ability to communicate its message to the membership, community and governmental entities
2- Assist in formulating rollouts for new Chamber projects, (Website & Community Resource Guide) assist with web content, appearance and advice in collateral and branding

Military Affairs Committee
Meets: 1st Thursday (Every Month) at 11:30AM - 1:00PM lunch - at The HARB Falcon’s Nest.
Chair, Tony Fiore, Cruising Unlimited - Intelmar USA Inc.,

Mission:  To enhance the quality of life for military personnel and their families in our community.

Operations Committee
Meetings called as needed.

Chair, Corey Gold, Homestead Hospital, Baptist Health, 

Mission: To oversee administrative responsibilities of the Chamber.

1- Bylaws Review
2- Employee Policy Review
3- Member Dues Structure
4- Employee Programs
5- Member Benefit Programs

Membership Committee
Meets: Last Wednesday (Every Month) at 8:30 AM, at the Chamber 

George Mirabal, Heartland Payment Systems,

Mission: To welcome new and potential members, and to encourage members who are not participating or may be dropping.

1- Create a value added experience for current and new members

Special Events Committee
Meets:  2nd Tuesday (Every Month) at 3:00PM, at the Chamber.

Chair, Larry Roth, Keyes Company Realtors,

Mission: To rise funds for the Chamber and to create and maintain a lively interaction among members 

1- Fundraisers
2- Coordinate with Staff and the Speakers & Programs Committee organizing Trustee   Events, Ribbon Cuttings and Special events as planned
3- Volunteer Coordination (Ambassadors, etc.)                                           

Speakers & Programs
Meetings called as needed

Chair, Sharon Wilson, Combank Mortgage Co,

Mission: Offer more engaging, interesting speakers on topics important to our community that educate and inform members 

1- Identifies speakers and themes for all Monthly Luncheons & Special Events
2- Coordinate with Chamber Staff and Special Events Committee choosing entertainment and event logistics.

Green Committee and Health and Wellness
Meetings called as neded

Chair – Daneille Torres, Hampton Inn & Suites

Mission – To provide awareness, education and connections to green resources. To promote education of health and fitness issues to businesses, organizations, schools and the community.

1- Create awareness of green business practices and programs and their financial and environmental benefits.
2- Educate the business community about ECO sustainability through our website, newsletter, workshops and new business practices.
3- Provide tools and resources to its members to promote healthier lifestyles for all.


Education and Workforce Development
Meets:  3rd Wednesday, (Every other month) at 8:30 AM, at the Chamber

Chair – Dr. Jean Jacobs, Miami Dade College -Homestead 
and Co Chair Susana Vela    

Mission- To ensure that the region’s education and workforce development and programs align the region’s target industry needs.