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Next meeting date for JA/USA Chamber of Commerce Orlando Chapter is Wed. Feb. 20, 2013 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Taste of Jamaica Restaurant located at 6406 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Fl. 32810 The meeting will once again be hosted by Bryan Ivey of VIP Financial who is also host of Back 2 Basics Radio Show on WOKB 1680 AM How can the JA/USA Chamber of Commerce become a meaningful part of your business and what do you also have to offer others with your business as well? JAMAICANS and other interested parties...Come on out to the next Jamaica/USA Chamber of Commerce Orlando Chapter Meeting. Come on out and proudly represent your business, profession or organization! JA/USA Chamber Orlando Chapter moving forward....Be part of the excitement! I AM JAMAICA...WE ARE JAMAICA! Visit www.jamaicausachamber.org to learn more about the existing JA/USA Chamber JAMAICANS JOINED TOGETHER The chapter is designed to further strengthen organizing Jamaicans in our region with propelling specific business interests and helping drive our entrepreneurial spirit while too, serving to promote and reinforce 'Brand Jamaica' Contact Sandy Isaacs@ (407) 272-7522 for questionsor email firstname.lastname@example.org Hope To See You At The Next Meeting! Here are photos from the initial JA/USA Chamber of Commerce Chapter launch meeting held at Taste of Jamaica Restaurant June 27, 2012...Isn't it great? THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM!DSC04534.JPGDSC04532.JPGDSC04535.JPGDSC04531.JPGDSC04527.JPGDSC04526.JPGDSC04535.JPGDSC04524.JPGDSC04519.JPGDSC04518.JPGDSC04517.JPGDSC04516.JPGDSC04535.JPGDSC04535.JPGDSC04513.JPGDSC04512.JPGDSC04511.JPGDSC04510.JPGDSC04509.JPGDSC04507.JPG DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT MARIE GILL, PRESIDENT OF THE JAMAICA/USA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? Marie Gill is owner of MGill & Associates, Inc ...A Full Service Management & Public Relations Consulting Company located in Miami, Fl. Marie Gill is Operator of Florida's MBDA (Minority Business Development Association) Business Center, under contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA. MGill & Associates does the following:* Public Relations & Marketing*Economic Development Consulting*Small/Minority Business Development*Strategic Planning & Training Services*Corporate Diversity Programs*Government Consulting Marie Gill is President and CEO of the award-winning M. Gill & Associates, Inc.which she founded in 1990. In 1999, Ms. Gill joined the management team of the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust as a Financial and Public Relations Consultant, and has recently been confirmed by the Trust Board to continue providing those services on a contractual basis.
A seasoned economic development practitioner, Ms. Gill has worked in various positions in government, community organizations and the private sector, before settling on a career as an entrepreneurial service provider. Born and reared in Jamaica, Ms. Gill spent the early years of her career in urban planning, working on such projects as the Kingston Waterfront Development, Housing for Sugar Workers, the revitalization of the Dunn’s River Falls tourism attraction, and organizing sugar cane workers into forming entrepreneurial sugar cooperatives. In later years, she joined the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica where she was in charge of international marketing and negotiating the purchase of crude oil to service the country’s energy needs.
Throughout her career, Ms. Gill has demonstrated a passion for helping to start and grow small businesses and improving the quality of life for the less fortunate wherever she lived or worked. Upon her arrival in the U.S. in 1978, she joined New Jersey’s Newark Coalition for Neighborhoods as its first President, and gained accolades for community organizing, establishing a revolving loan fund and winning attention and funding from the Carter Administration for economic development programs in Newark’s five Wards.
In Miami,she worked for eight years as Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Center, providing marketing services and technical assistance to minority firms in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and coordinating the nationally acclaimed MED Week program, before launching her company on a full-time basis.
A finance, marketing and public relations professional, Ms. Gill maintained a news column in the Jamaica Daily Gleaner where she covered financial and human-interest news from age 17 until she migrated to the U.S. She is constantly sought after for speaking engagements, and for insights on business and public purpose issues. Ms. Gill received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica; a Mass Communi- cations Diploma from the University of New Brunswick, Canada; and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. Join our JA/USA Chamber of Commerce Orlando Chapter and be in GOOD company! View photos from JA/USA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE '7th. ANNUAL RECOGNITION LUNCHEON & TRADE FORUM FEATURING 50 OUTSTANDING JAMAICAN BUSINESS ACHIEVERS IN FLORIDA.' by clicking on the link below.
- Photos by Don Parchment
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