ChamberSOUTH Committees

Ambassadors

Chair: Allison Polk (National Planning Corporation)
1st Tuesday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 4:00 pm
First National Bank of South Miami Board Room
This group of members plans activities and events to welcome and involve new members, while becoming mentors to new and prospective chamber businesses. Membership is by invitation

Wellness Committee

Chair: Jan Hurley (Hurley Health Resources)
1st Wednesday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 8:00 am
First National Bank of South Miami Board Room
The ChamberSOUTH Wellness Committee promotes a collaborative approach to personal and community wellness. We are committed to providing opportunities that facilitate, educate and support growth in the multiple dimensions of wellness

Governmental Affairs Committee

Chair: Dennis Deblois (International Data Consultants)
1st Thursday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 8:00 am
First National Bank of South Miami Board Room
ChamberSOUTH is a strong voice for business in our community. We represent the needs of businesses to local, state, and federal levels of government. Your input in this process is welcomed as we review critical issues that impact your business.

Small Business Committee

Chair: Zac Hall (Minuteman Press at the Falls)
1st Friday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 7:30 am
Baptist Health South Florida Conference Room
This committee builds relationships with local businesses. They are main planners of the annual ChamberSOUTH Business EXPO and are responsible for promoting it.

Trustee Committee

Chair: Pamela Mayers (Esslinger Wooten Maxwell, Inc., Realtors)
1st Friday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 9:00 am
First National Bank of South Miami Board Room
Trustees come together at this meeting, as the leaders of the community, to facilitate connections between business owners in our service area through different events throughout the year

Military Affairs Committee

Chair: Carmen Layne-Powers (Country Inn & Suites)
2nd Thursday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH Palmetto Bay Office, 8:00 am
MAC supports our local military. Membership is by invitation, additional annual fee of $50.

Transportation Committee

Chair: Hon. Joseph Corradino (The Corradino Group)
2nd Friday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH Palmetto Bay Office, 8:00 am
An efficient transportation system is the backbone of our economy. This committee works with local leaders to enhance and coordinate Economic Development initiatives along the US1 corridor.

ChamberNXT

Chair: Jacqueline Donate (Miami Children’s Health Foundation)
3rd Wednesday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 4:00 pm
Baptist Health South Florida Conference Room
ChamberNXT engages young professionals in ChamberSOUTH to become the leaders of tomorrow by enhancing their networking skills and providing opportunities to expand business relationships and connect with the community.

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Education and Business Coalition

Chair: Dr. James Jackson, NOVA SE University
Co-Chair: Latoya Kilgour, CinnamonStixx Parties Rentals
3rd Friday of the Month
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office, 7:30 am
Baptist Health South Florida Conference Room
Businesses need a strong school system to thrive. This committee enables educators and business people to work together to ensure that our school system is providing a qualified workforce.

Not for Profit Committee

Co-Chairs: Mindy Herris (University of Miami) & Debi Moore (Gulliver Schools)
4th Tuesday of the Month
Networking and Lunch, 11:30 am
Business Meeting, 12:00 pm
ChamberSOUTH South Miami Office
First National Bank of South Miami Board Room
This committee was established to create collaboration between and among non-profit community organizations, area businesses and community leaders. It is the goal of the committee to educate the public about the critical role of community service and to develop, implement and recognize volunteerism that enhances the quality of life for all members of our community.