LUNCH/LEARN SERIES FOR BUSINESSES+
The SFLHCC puts together luncheons for the purpose of education and assisting its members with different topics that may be of interest to them. Financial Planning, Health & Wellness, Telecommunications and many other topics are addressed quarterly during a lunch/learn sponsored by a member company.
LOAN LINK PROGRAM+
The program “Loan Link” has the objective of finding alternatives to providing financial assistance to both businesses and individuals. The process is simple and easy and within 48 hours those who contact our offices or fill out our referral form will be contacted by one of the chamber’s financial partners.
EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM+
The SFLHCC through its foundation provides from 10-12 local students with an opportunity to enhance their education by participating in an essay contest. The winners of the contest are taken on an all-expense paid trip outside of Florida in a partnership with Southwest Airlines.
SFLHCC/METLIFE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM+
The SFLHCC through its SFLHCC/MetLife Youth Entrepreneurship Program provides our youth with the necessary tools and leadership skills to become an entrepreneur.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THROUGH THE SFLHCC FOUNDATION+
The SFLHCC implemented a scholarship program soon after its foundation. It saw the need to provide opportunities to Hispanic students enrolled in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In the last 18 years, 98 scholarships have been granted. The SFLHCC Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization. Paid internships are also provided for students that qualify for the program.
The SFLHCC receives hundreds of calls from tourists from the U.S. and abroad concerning hotel referrals, restaurants, local attractions, etc. Through the Hospitality Committee, the chamber handles inquiries and puts together information to mail to tourists.
ANNUAL TOY DRIVE BENEFITTING CENTRO MATER AND MIAMI RESCUE MISSION'S CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN+
The SFLHCC sponsors an annual toy drive during the Holiday season that benefits Centro Mater and the MRM’s Center for Women and Children. What began years ago as a toy drive became a drive for everything imaginable. Trucks full of hygiene products, clothes and toys are delivered to the Center during the Holidays.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber has a referral service to its members for attorneys, CPAs, banks, realtors, title, companies, etc. at no cost and with significant reduction in fees when done through the chamber.
The SFLHCC publishes a monthly e-newsletter “The Scene to be Seen” with chamber news and updates. The SFLHCC’s Website is also an excellent tool to promote your business. With over 70,000 visits per month, our website provides valuable information for the members of the organization and to those new to the area. Advertising opportunities are available by calling (305) 534-1903.
ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO+
Every year, the SFLHCC assembles its members and leaders in its marquee event. The Hispanic Heritage Business Expo/Summit is designed to help companies promote their business within the Hispanic community of Miami-Dade County which reaches a solid and important 67%. This two-day event is free and open to the public. With approximately 3,000 to 5,000 visitors, participants and sponsors are able to interact with both businessmen and women and the general public. Participating in this important community event allows companies to stay on top of their markets. The expo provides the venue to showcase your product or service in Miami.
WORKSHOPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES+
The SFLHCC puts together annual workshops in order to provide the business community with an opportunity of meeting with representatives from the public sector and obtain information as to how to do business with government.
The South Florida Hispanic Chamber has established an excellent relationship with several cities from foreign countries with the objective of promoting our businesses. The SFLHCC was the official Miami Beach host to the visit of the Honorable Mayor of Murcia, Spain and a delegation of 20 members from the Murcia Chamber of Commerce. A strong, solid relationship was also established between the SFLHCC and the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce when the President of the SFLHCC paid a formal visit to Cartagena. Recently, the President of Ecuador, the Honorable Lucio Gutierrez, visited Miami to meet with the members of the SFLHCC. A delegation from Miami is planning a trade mission to Ecuador for 2005.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES+
The SFLHCC’s primary purpose is to identify business opportunities for Hispanic and non-Hispanic owned businesses and to help potential and existing entrepreneurs with all the necessary tools to be successful. The SFLHCC also works in conjunction with other with major corporations and governmental agencies seeking qualified Hispanic suppliers