In honor of Black History Month, the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 14th Annual Voices of Jamaica in collaboration with various U.S. Department of Commerce programs operated by M. Gill & Associates. The celebration is scheduled for Friday, February 24, at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Episcopal Church located at 18501 NW 7th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169. This year’s theme is Blacks in the Black – Business & Culture.
“During this month, we acknowledge and honor the achievements of those who came before us,” said chamber president, Marie Gill. “Black History Month is a time when we celebrate all descendants of Africa, while showcasing Jamaica’s contribution to Black History—and that is precisely what Voices of Jamaica is all about.” According to the nonprofit Migration Policy Institute, some 336,000 members of the Jamaican Diaspora reside in Florida, with most of them concentrated in South Florida.
“We are excited to bring the community together for this celebration, and we encourage everyone to join us and enjoy the cultural performances and business networking opportunities,” said Ms. Gill.
Voices of Jamaica is sponsored by various Jamaicans and is presented free to the public. Attendees will enjoy an evening filled with music, cultural performances, Jamaican trivia, and business-to-business networking. Those who wish to attend can reserve their spot at https://www.eventbrite.com/
Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC)
The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC) is a not-for-profit organization committed to creating trade opportunities for its members and strengthening national, regional, international and cultural relationships between the United States and Jamaica.
JAUSACC is the only Jamaican Chamber of Commerce in Florida and the only known Jamaican Chamber of Commerce in the United States of America. JAUSACC creates and represents Business Linkages among Jamaican businesses in Jamaica and in the Diaspora. JAUSACC is highly focused on helping small businesses grow, as well as creating and maintaining linkages among members throughout the U.S. and increasing trade and investment between Jamaica and the United States.
JAUSACC is governed by a volunteer board of directors led by a volunteer president. In her role as volunteer president for the past 20 years, Marie Gill’s firm M. Gill & Associates, has carried out the administrative, member services, and marketing responsibilities of JAUSACC. The sitting Consul General of Jamaica, currently Mr. Oliver Mair, holds the position of honorary chairman. For more information, visit www.jamaicausachamber.