The Doral Chamber of commerce kicked off its new Year networking event with Doral’s Mayor J. C. Bermudez

I attended this business meeting in Doral, Florida, this Thursday morning.

Mayor Bermudez and his team kicked off this new year  Business Start  Up Series on “How to grow a Successful Business in Doral.”

The gathering was held in partnership with the Doral Chamber of Commerce, led by businessman Manny Sarmiento.

Sarmiento, President/CEO of the Chamber of Doral, introduced Mayor Bermudez, who told the audience “business is a key component of Doral’s community.”

Mayor Bermudez told me, in a short conversation after his presentation, “Doral is in competition with South East Broward (Miramar) and South West Dade (Coral) Gables to attract business.”

He mentioned traffic as a key issue with highways 826 and 836 as a “blessing and a curse.”

But Doral ‘s competitive advantage resides in its diversed descent Hispanic cultural background with a lot of hungry for opportunity newcomers from Venezuela, and Cuban descents, and other nationals.

Questions were raised about Homeowners Association’s participation in the new landscape of the city.

“HA’s should get more involved to raise their concerns and participate in their vision and fabric of the community,” the mayor said.

I had the opportunity to network with some entrepreneurs and business managers. 

Economic Development’s team of the City presented processes to do business in Doral, permits, zoning, planning… do’s and dont’s … accumulated wisdoms to become successful in their business venture. 

“Doral is booming,” Manny Sarmiento and his colleague Carmen Lopez at the Chamber said. 

“We have real people ready to meet you, and to make it easier for you to succeed. Your individual success will grow Doral as a great success,” they said mentioning the Chamber was founded in 2008 to provide education’s tool for business.

The Chamber holds regular training session on social media, email marketing, negotiation.

Manny told me the Chamber will initiate some soft-skills, personal, and professional development series. 

And as a speaker and leadership coach myself, I am excited to have shared some contents and areas of cooperation with several other entrepreneurs and the Chamber’s leaders to help Doral’s business community and members to live the life they’ve always wanted.

For more info: http://www.cityofdoral.com

Www.doralchamber.org

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4 thoughts on “The Doral Chamber of commerce kicked off its new Year networking event with Doral’s Mayor J. C. Bermudez

  1. Hi Roosevelt,

    I’ve been meaning to reach out to you and introduce myself. With the holidays and then this week I’ve been doing some professional training I just haven’t had an opportunity yet. But I saw this email and thought I’d at least send you a note.

    I know that Andrea Rojas from the Marriott connected us and I’d love to get acquainted. Perhaps we can set a phone appointment for next week to say hello. Warmly, David

    On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:24 PM Roosevelt Jean-Francois wrote:

    > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Roosevelt posted: “I attended this business meeting in Doral, Florida, > this Thursday morning. > > Mayor Bermudez and his team kicked off this new year Business Start Up > Series on “How to grow a Successful Business in Doral.” > > The gathering was held in partnership w” > > > > > > > > > >

    • Hi David,
      Thank you for your reaching out to connect. Andrea spoke highly and positively about you. I can`t wait to initiate conversations with you and build some projects together.

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