UPCOMING & PAST
**Due to COVID-19 some in person events have been temporarily postponed and/or limited in capacity adhering to recommended health & safety guidelines. Stay tuned for more future events!
Meeting with Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vasquez
Meeting with Governor Vasquez to extend invite to this years 11th yr Puerto Rican Summit in Orlando May13-15 at the doubletree Hilton by Seaworld. Community & Economic DeveL, Power of the Vote, hurricane/ earthquake-readiness & Puerto Rico / Florida, 1 million plus PR’s
Puerto Rican Chamber lunch Meeting in Miami produces “Action Plan”
The Puerto Rican Chamber 4th Quarter Luncheon Meeting Celebrates Puerto Rico Discovery Day with special guest from the Island and Orlando. The event held at the Doubletree Hilton in Miami had a 10:am pre-lunch discussion with members of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed at the annual National Puerto Rico Summit in Orlando May 17, 2019. The guest participants were: Amilcar Cordova, President, Puerto Rican Chamber of Central Florida, Orlando; Representing Miguel Vargas Jimenez, Exec. Dir. Cámara De Comercio de Puerto Rico, San Juan; was Eugenio M. Alonso, President Florida Consumer; Gustavo Torres Decos, CPA, President Chapter Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants; Luis DeRosa, President, South Florida Puerto Rican Chamber, Miami; Carlos M. Rodrigues, President, Puerto Rico Manufactures Association; Eduardo Arroyo, President, Arroyo & Associates Strategic Leadership; Edmary Abad, CPA, current Miami Chamber BD member; Arminda Figueroa, President, Latin2latin; Monsy Irizarry, HR Executive, San Juan, & Angel Lopez, CPA,MBA, Esq. as the moderator of the event. Manuel Laboy, Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Government of Puerto Rico & Miriam Martinez, PR Summit coordinator, were unable to attend.
The discussion centered on creating an action plan for MOU members to address the challenges and opportunities facing the growing Puerto Rican communities of Florida, to work in merging our forces to assist Puerto Rico recover economically, especially after the devastation of hurricane Maria and to promote Puerto Rico/Florida as viable markets for business development, tourism and partnership opportunities.
For more information please contact Angel Lopez, CPA, MBA, Esq., MOU Coordinator
Relationship Building with Puerto Rican Leaders on The Island
Puerto Rican Senator Carmelo Rios welcomed delegation from Florida including Luis DeRosa, President Puerto Rican Chamber , Miriam Martinez, consultant, Maribel Camacho & others not pictured discussing the Miami (March 29th) Opportunity Zone presentation and the Orlando annual Puerto Rican Summit.
2019 Three Kings Day Networking Event at Mofongo's
The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (PRCCSF) in cooperation with the Puerto Rican Bar and the Puerto Rican CPA Assoc. held its first networker at Mofongo’s Restaurant on Calle 8 with special guest President of La Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico Kenneth Rivera, CPA, who encourage everyone to see Puerto Rico as an opportunity for business exchange and as well, to visit the Island. Hector Rivera, Esq (PRCCSF) welcome those in attendance was also joined by BD members (Juan Bracete, Esq.; Isabel Villalon; & Victor Gutierrez, Esq.) Representing the Puerto Rican Bar was (Jessica Collazo,Esq.; & Richard Robles,Esq). Representing the Puerto Rican CPA Assoc. were Angel Lopez, CPA ; Juan Pizarro, CPA; & Gustavo Torres, CPA the incoming President of the Puerto Rican CPA Assoc. based in Kissimmee/Orlando gave special remarks pledging to continue working together promoting business & community development initiatives. Luis DeRosa, President, (PRCCSF) thanked everyone in attendance & reminded all that through networking & collaboration our community will continue to move forward. He also welcomed the President of the newly established Puerto Rico Business Network Alliance, Inc. represented by Ramon Ortega, CPA.
Los Tres Reyes Magos 2019 Celebration - "Keeping the Tradition Alive”
Los Tres Reyes Magos – “2019 Celebration - keeping the tradition alive” was held at Roberto Clemente Park by the Dorothy Quintana Senior/Youth Affairs program and its Arts Instructor Maribel Camacho. The toy drive organized by Father - Luis Brignoni, Sr. and Son – Luis Brignoni, Jr., Co-Founders of the Wynwood Brewing company collected toys as gifts for the youth in attendance at Roberto Clemente Park in Wynwood, Miami. The event celebrated a Hispanic tradition. Borinquen Medical Center’s sponsored the food for the seniors in attendance purchased at and delivered by Mofongo Restaurant’s Owners: Jose & Omar Colon, two young brothers who opened on Calle Ocho to great reviews. Borinquen was represented by Eva Perez, Bd. Chair; Debbie Ponce & Jocelyn Michel, Bd. members; and Ivette Perez Bd. Vice Chair. Luis DeRosa represented the Puerto Rican Chamber.
Puerto Rican Chamber Board Members Luncheon
Puerto Rican chamber Board Members meet at mofongo restaurant to show support to co-owner Jose Omar Colon. L-R Hector Rivera,Esq., Chairman, Victor Gutierrez, Esq.;Luís DeRosa, Rosie Hernandez, Realtor, (Omar) Isabel Villalon; Juan Bracete, Esq.
CPA Accounting Networking Event at Mofongo's Restaurant
Global Empowerment Mission 2018 Gala
Puerto Rican Actor/Activist Osvaldo Rios & Luis DeRosa, Puerto Rican Chamber recognized for their efforts assisting Hurricane Irma & Maria victims during Puerto Rico's time of need.
2018 Puerto Rican Summit
Puerto Rican Chamber celebrates 25 years of Community Service
w/ special guests Senator Rick Scott, Former Mayor Maurice Ferre & Florida State Rep House Rep Robert Asencio
Miriam Martinez, PR Summit; Maurice Ferre, Former Mayor - City of Miami; FL Governor Rick Scott; LDR; Robert Ascencio, FL State House Rep. and Puerto Rican Actor Osvaldo Rios
Maribel Camacho, Art Instructor; Debbie Ponce, Borinquen Medical Center; Hector Rivera, Esq., Chair - PR Chamber; Carlos Reyes, Esq.; LDR; Nilsa Velazquez; Miriam Suarez
Andrew Suarez, Mana Wynwood; Janitza Kaplan; LDR; Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney; Robert Asencio, FL State House Rep. Dist. 118
Puerto Rican Summit's Eighth Annual Summit on Puerto Rican Affairs
Standing L-R: Hon. Tony Ortiz, Commissioner, City of Orlando; Hon. Wanda Rentas, Commissioner, City of Kissimmee; Luis De Rosa; Hon. Darren Soto, US Congressman; Olga Aymat, News Anchor, Telemundo;
Sitting L-R: Julio R. Benitez-Torres Esq., Deputy Secretary, Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. (PRIDCO); Hon. Carmelo J. Rios Santiago, Senator, Majority Speaker, Puerto Rico Senate; David Rodriguez-Ortiz, President, Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Carlos Mercader, Esq.; Executive Director, PRFAA, Washington D.C.
L-R : Luis DeRosa; FL State Senator Victor Torres; FL House Representative John Cortes; Norma Asencio, East Florida Sales Manager Wellcare Health Plans; Puerto Rico Senator Carmelo Rios-Santiago; and US Congressman Darren Soto.