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The Jamaica American Chamber of Commerce in association with Gateway Capital Holdings, LLC, will present the inaugural Jamaican- American Investment Summit (JAIS) 2010 on September 30 in New York City. JAIS 2010 is a unique investment information exchange designed to bring together for the first time in one location private equity fund managers, brokers/dealers, investment banks, business leaders and individual/entrepreneurial investors with an unprecedented number of Jamaican-based projects that are ready for investments. There will be a wide variety of opportunities and projects ranging from government-based divestment assets to private placement deals across multiple industries.
American Pediatric Dental Group™ (APDG), a new dental facility specializing in quality, patient-centered dental care for infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients, will be celebrating the grand opening of its new Pembroke Pines office at 5:00pm EST on Monday, January 23. The new facility is located at 10021 Pines Boulevard, Suite 100, just minutes away from the Pembroke Lakes Mall. The occasion will be marked by a special ribbon cutting event hosted by Doctor William Peña, founder of APDG, along with distinguished local officials, fellow business professionals in the community and Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis.
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners today approved a 30-year lease and operating agreement with theFlorida East Coast Railway, L.L.C. (FEC) to develop an Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades, which will allow freight to move more efficiently between South Florida and the southeast United States via rail. The facility will become operational at the beginning of 2014. “This is a great public-private partnership that has been 15 years in the making and is expected to take less than two years to complete,” said Broward County Mayor John Rodstrom, Jr. “The ICTF is a double-bonus win for Broward County because it will help increase international trade while taking trucks off the roads.”
Did someone leave you feeling like you were taken advantage of after a business transaction? The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department is holding a FREE clinic on Tuesday, May 11 that teaches you how to take your case to Small Claims Court. Attendees receive hands-on help filing the appropriate paperwork and advice on what kinds of cases are worth pursuing. The event will be held at the C. Lawton McCall Community Center, 9617 Park Drive in Miami Shores, starting at 6:30 p.m.
In an effort to make Miami-Dade County more business friendly, Miami-Dade County Chairman Joe A. Martinez  joined forces with Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Law to review the Miami-Dade County Code in order to identify provisions that delay, impede or hinder the manner in which business and industry interact with the County.  The details of the code revision initiative were presented at FIU’s College of Law on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2 p.m.Phase One of the project involves law students identifying the application of a particular Code section to one or more businesses.  Phase Two of the project will delve into what Code provisions should be revised and, if so, in what manner.