U.S. Chamber of Commerce Awards Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation
PEMBROKE PINES, FL. — November 13, 2023 — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce with its designation of Accredited with 4 Stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
“Chambers of commerce that achieve an Accreditation designation are truly leaders in their industry” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and IOM. “When chambers of commerce earn the distinction of becoming Accredited, it is a mark of excellence for the organization, its staff, and its leadership. This rigorous review includes all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations, and programming, and Accredited chambers are recognized for their ability to serve as a resource to their region’s businesses while maintaining transparent governance practices, sound financial controls, safe work environments, effective communications, and value in programming. They are commended for their continued advocacy of free enterprise, and for their commitment to serving members and their local businesses. Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment.”
PEMBROKE PINES, FL. — August 16, 2023 -- With safety as the top priority for the teens and families at Children’s Harbor, the non-profit organization has increased security at the main campus, recently celebrating a ribbon cutting for a new security gate at the main entrance.
In addition to the security gate, Children’s Harbor, a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to help strengthen families who are struggling in the community while providing safe shelter and support to teens in foster care, also added new security cameras, security alarms and upgraded external lighting to ensure the safety of residents.
Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber Launches Groundbreaking Veteran Business Owners Committee, Strengthening Support for Military Entrepreneurs
PEMBROKE PINES, FL. — August 2023 — In a monumental step towards fostering a vibrant community of military entrepreneurs and honoring their dedication to service, the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking Veteran Business Owners Committee. This visionary initiative underscores the chamber's commitment to creating a dynamic ecosystem where veteran business owners can thrive, collaborate, and access essential resources to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
The Veteran Business Owners Committee, the first of its kind in the region, will serve as a pivotal platform to facilitate connections among veteran business owners and create pathways for their businesses to flourish. By providing a comprehensive suite of resources and fostering an environment of camaraderie, the committee aims to:
Evening of Hope, American Cancer Society’s newest experience, is back! Join us on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – March 2023 – This year, the American Cancer Society South Florida’s distinguished event experience, Evening of Hope, presented by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD, is taking place at the exclusive Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, on Friday, June 2, 2023. The event, chaired by Nikki F. Upshaw, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Oceania Cruises, will kick off National Cancer Survivors weekend through a magical night where guests will reiterate their commitment to the fight against cancer.
“Cancer is indiscriminate and has impacted my loved ones and affects so many of us.” said Nikki F. Upshaw, “The American Cancer Society’s valuable work is making a difference, and yet there is more to be done. I am honored to lead the continuing efforts to fight this disease and am humbled by the opportunity to give back to my community and those in need."
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals Recognizes the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce as Chamber of the Year
OCALA, FL - December 7, 2022 - The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) recognized Florida’s top chambers of commerce throughout the state for their outstanding achievement and dedication to the industry. The awards were presented at the organization’s Annual Conference, held December 6-8, 2022, at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Ocala.
Annually, FACP recognizes up to three chambers of commerce within Florida that have excelled in a variety of areas, including: financial stability, membership recruitment and retention; governmental relations; strategic planning; technology; communications; special events; innovation and accomplishments over the past three years. The application process is very detailed and requires a true commitment from those who choose to apply.
This year, FACP recognized the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce in the annual budget category of less than $500,000.
City of Miramar’s Economic Development and Housing Department Receives Accreditation by the International Economic Development Council
The Only City in Broward County to Receive the Designation!
MIRAMAR, FL - November 23, 2022 - The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the City of Miramar’s Economic Development and Housing Department (EDH) has been recognized as one of 71 economic development organizations across the United States and Canada to be accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).
“Miramar’s Economic Development and Housing Department displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Nathan Ohle.
Anita Fain Taylor, Director of Miramar’s EDH added, “My team is honored to be given this distinction by the IEDC. We have a hard-working and dedicated staff who administer the various programs that benefit our local businesses, and they continue to deliver with consistency and excellence.”
Everglades High School Army JROTC Team to Compete in National Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, DC
MIRAMAR, FL - April 13, 2022 – Through all the obstacles students have faced over the last two years, Army JROTC cadets have risen to the challenge through their participation in the 2021-2022 JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB). The cadets from Everglades High School have proven their ability to overcome and succeed despite those obstacles.
After advancing through two intense phases of online competition, the Everglades High School JROTC Academic Team, composed of Jean Carlos Gonzalez, Lorenzo Trocio, Tien Pham, and Evelyn Contreras, will compete in a Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2022 U.S. Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship will be held on The Catholic University of America campus, June 24-28, 2022. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.
Everglades High School JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,942 Army JROTC academic teams that competed worldwide. The team is one of only thirty-two Army JROTC Academic Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense-paid trip to the Championship event in D.C.