By Pascale Mondesir

Photo Credit: United Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Southwest

A group of Haitian professionals decided to band together and provide support and resources to the Haitian business community in Southwest Florida

A group of Haitian leaders of organizations, business men and women, finance professionals, entrepreneurs and more have gathered together to launch the United Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Florida (UHACCSWFL). Its goal is to primarily promote economic growth and prosperity in Haitian communities in Florida and beyond, according to the group, by serving as an economic, social and educational development for its members and other local business owners. 

The UHACCSWFL officially launched on Aug. 29 at Peyko Venue in Fort Myers, Florida, where new and potential members mingled with the board of directors and prominent Fort Myers leaders such as the Mayor of Fort Myers, Randall Henderson, who was also in attendance. There they networked with other business-minded professionals as they began this new network. The Haitian Times spoke with a few board members about the ideas behind the venture and what members and the community can expect from the chamber.

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