The Forming of the
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc.
In December 1990, changes were occurring in Florida, especially the formation of organizations to represent some of the larger countries. Noting that the local Caribbean community was rapidly growing, Mustapha Baksh suggested forming a chamber of commerce to represent Caribbean small businesses and professionals which could accommodate and advance the commercial, professional, civic and general interests of its members. He thought that such an organization could also facilitate Florida Companies wishing to do business in the Caribbean.
With the support of many enthused Caribbean–American businessmen, Mr. Baksh approached the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce to help draft the necessary documents. Over the course of the next month, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc. was officially formed and legally incorporated in January 1991. The Founding Members are Mustapha Baksh, Lee Bell, Nan Kanhai, Michael Joseph, David McLean and Mark Modeste.
What we do:
The Chamber strives to improve relations among all groups and businesses in Florida and throughout the Caribbean region. This is achieved through group exchanges, workshops, seminars and generally serving as a conduit to facilitate business development in the Caribbean Diaspora. Over the years we have developed strategic alliances with local government in Orange, Lake, Seminole & Osceola counties and the Consulates in Miami. We have hosted Government ministers from the Caribbean, facilitated meetings with Fortune 500 companies and assisted with Disaster relief as the need arises in the Caribbean.
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