Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South Florida
"South Florida & Puerto Rico, two markets that work for you!"
Exciting news! After many years, the South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce has been successful in securing a new home to be built in the heart of our heritage neighborhood and current economic development hotbed--Wynwood. The new chamber headquarters, scheduled for occupancy in Fall 2025, will be located at 2900 NW 5th Avenue, and will house the Chamber office as well as conference, educational, and retail spaces available for lease. Look for further news as we seek to expand the Chamber’s impact both locally and internationally and provide additional services to our growing list of members.
2023 1st Business networking Event: Join us in starting the New Year off right!
February 2nd at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
County Commissioner Micky Steinberg: Meet & Greet honoring local women in business.
March 27, 2023 starting at 5:30 pm
Puerto Rico Summit: "Women as Entrepreneur, Community and Government Leaders" Event
June 14, 2023 starting at 9:00 am
''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''
CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
(L-R) Joe Chi, Chairman, CAMACOL, Luis Chi, honoree award plaque, Isabel Villalon, Pres. Blueprint Consulting, Willy Gort, former City Commissioner/ Miami, Luis DeRosa, Pres. Puerto Rican Chamber; former Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. Recognized for their service to the community and encouraging economic growth opportunities at the February 2023 networker held between CAMACOL and the Puerto Rican Chamber of South Florida.
The naming of the building at Roberto Clemente park wynwood miami supported by Miami City Commissioner Chairwoman Christine king and supported by the community including Borinquen Medical Centers; De Hostos Seniors Center; Wynwood Bid; Puerto Rican Chamber; Wynwood Foundation; Artistic Awakening Seniors/Youth Arts; Dynamic CDC, Wynwood Norte; and others joined to honor the history and legacy of Roberto Clemente in celebration of Hispanic heritage month.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
(L-R) Arts instructor Maribel, Chairwoman/ City Commissoner Christine King; Luis DeRosa, PR Chamber; Miami Dade county Commissoner Keon Harderman & Matt Malone, Miami City Rums
Miami Dade County Dist. 3 Commissoner Keon Harderman annual Hispanic heritage celebration with the Puerto Rican chamber was joined by Chairwoman Christine king, Commissoner district 5 City of Miami in celebration of Hispanic heritage & hosted by Luis DeRosa , Prez. PR Chamber , Suzana Baker Chair, Arts & Culture committee & Luis Salaza owner of the Black Tower Art studio in the design District. According to Chairwoman King it’s an honor to share with the Hispanic community the many achievements and looking forward to working together to resolve the challenges ahead. Commissoner Harderman expressed his appreciation to the the event organizers and his commitment to seeing the Puerto Rican Chambers Community center built in the wynwood community.
Met with Senator Rick Scott, joined by Joe Chi, President, Camacol, Cuban Chamber, where I took liberty to invite the Senator to a Miami chamber event & the June 14-16 2023 Puerto Rican Summit in Orlando.
L-R, Jorge Figueroa, Pres. Puerto Rican chambers of central Florida, Hon. Pedro Pierluisi Governor, Puerto Rico, Luis DeRosa, Pres. Puerto Rican Chamber of South Florida & Maribel Camacho. Arts Instructor, Roberto Clemente Park, Miami.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi met with local business people to discuss the many issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Island at the Cilantillo Puerto Rican restaurant in Orlando.
Thank you to all who came out for our groundbreaking and everyone who has supported our chamber!
On September 15, 2020 history was made for Puerto Ricans in the Wynwood community of Miami. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce facility (Puerto Rican Community Center) was held on the first day of Hispanic Heritage month. According to Luis DeRosa, President, Puerto Rican Chamber, it has taken 10 years from the conception of this project to groundbreaking.
The speakers representing Government were: Hon. Carlos Gimenez, Mayor of Miami Dade County; Hon. Francis Suarez, Mayor of the City of Miami; and Hon. Audrey Edmonson, Chairwomen of the Miami Dade County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Edmonson has been the prime sponsor and mover in County government for the creation of the Puerto Rican Community Center and helped push the project forward. We are forever grateful for her contribution. Also speaking was Moishe Mana, the prime private sector participant whose contribution to the Puerto Rican Community Center made the project possible. We are grateful as well for his commitment to the project. Miami Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle spoke about the importance of collaboration among community groups and David Efron, Esq.. Honorary Israeli Consulate to Puerto Rico mentioned the support from Puerto Rico and Israel for the project.
Representing the Puerto Rican Chamber was Hector Rivera, Esq. Chairman of the Board who spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony on behalf of the membership. Paul Velez, President of Borinquen Medical Centers and Eva Perez, Borinquen Chairwomen, spoke about the many contribution the “Boricua” community has made to Miami starting with its first Mayor of Hispanic heritage, fellow Puerto Rican Former Mayor Maurice Ferre . Also attending were Puerto Rican Chamber board members Victor Gutierrez, Esq.; Rosie Hernandez, & Juan Bracete, Esq. . The groundbreaking was attended by local community leaders and residents of the Wynwood community among whom were Maria Rodriquez, President , Puerto Rican Leadership Council; Rafi Gonzalez, President, PROFESA, Manuel Mejia, President, PROOF, Maribel Camacho, Arts Instructor, Roberto Clemente Park, and Maruxa Cardenas, La Mesa Boricua.