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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 

Meets:  4:30 PM, 2nd Monday of every month, at the chamber.

Chair: Sharon Haxton, Community Outreach Coordinator, Chapman Partnership

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 Company / Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

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

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

Marketing Committee
Meetings called as needed

Chair,  Felecia Vescera, Director of Sales & Marketing, Florida City Centre DBA Brothers Property Corporation

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

Military Affairs Committee
Meets: 1st Thursday (Every Month) at 11:30AM - 1:00PM lunch - at HARB

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 South Florida

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: 4:00 PM, Last Tuesday of the month, at the Chamber 

George Mirabal, Relationship Manager, Clearent 

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
Meetings called as needed. 

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: Charlie Hudson, Charlie Hudson Writes

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 needed

Chair – Debbie Brady, Executive Director, Dade County Farm Bureau 

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
Meetings called as needed

Chair – Susana Vela,  Miami Dade College -Homestead  

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