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Hello!

I am Fernando Levy Hara, Vice Chairman of the Aventura Marketing Council and Chairman of our Council’s newest committee: The Hispanic Committee. Last week we had our first meeting in my office at mckafka Development Group, in which Max Fleisher (SendOut Cards), Veronica Strauss (Mass Mutual), Gladys Mezrahi (Indigo Events), Martha Cavanna (Mercantil Bank) and Rosalie Schlaen (Morgan Stanley) were present.

You should have seen Elaine’s face during the meeting! We maintained it in English the whole time, but the “Latin flair” was very much present. We were all very enthusiastic, speaking loudly, interrupting each other and laughing a lot! Luckily we had Elaine to keep us in order and to direct our focus to what was at hand.

The first discussion was about what we would call this new committee. Some of us preferred “Hispanic Business Connection” and others “Hispanic Business Encuentro”. Someone explained that the term “Hispanic” was more appropriate than “Latin” because what unites us is the use of the same language, Spanish, more than the origins of Latin America. Interesting, right? Since we couldn’t agree we decided to let the AMC members vote on it – a Solomonic decision!

Our goal is to connect our AMC members (Hispanic or not) with the Hispanic market to help their business grow: “Grow, Connect, Invest, Learn”.

Many ideas were brought out, and we will expand on them in the following meeting, i.e., courses for newcomers on “How to Do Business in South Florida”, organize networking events with other Hispanic chambers of commerce, connect with Latin artists, organize dancing events, and many more things.

Be on the lookout, we will soon announce the next meeting and we hope to have many more attend.

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Hola!

Soy Fernando Levy Hara, Vice-Chairman del AMC y Chairman del comité más novedoso de nuestro Council: el Comité Hispano. La semana pasada tuvimos en mi oficina de mckafka Development Group la primera reunión de este comité, a la que asistieron Max Fleisher (SendOut Cards), Veronica Strauss (Mass Mutual), Gladys Misrahi (Indigo Events), Martha Cavanna (Mercantil Bank) y Rosalie Schlaen (Morgan Stanley)..

Deberían haber visto la cara de Elaine durante la reunión! Si bien la mantuvimos todo el tiempo en ingles, el “estilo latino” se notaba mucho. Todos estábamos muy entusiasmados, hablando en voz alta, interrumpiéndonos uno al otro, y riendo mucho! Por suerte la teníamos a Elaine para poner orden y dirigir nuestro foco!

La primera discusión se armó alrededor de cómo llamar al nuevo comité. Algunos preferían “Hispanic Business Connection”, otros “Hispanic Business Encuentro”. Alguien explico que el término “Hispánico” es más apropiado que el término “Latino”, porque lo que nos une es el uso del mismo idioma español, más que la raza originaria de Latinoamérica. Interesante, no es cierto? Como no nos poníamos de acuerdo, finalmente decidimos llevarlo a votación de los miembros del AMC…una salida salomónica!!!

Nuestra premisa es la de conectar a los miembros del AMC (hispánicos o no) con el mercado Hispano para ayudarlos a que sus negocios crezcan: ” Grow, Connect, Invest, Learn”.

Surgieron muchas ideas, que seguiremos desarrollando en las próximas reuniones como cursos para recién llegados acerca de “How to Do Business in South Florida”, organizar eventos de networking con otras cámaras de comercio hispanas, conectarnos con artistas latinos, organizar eventos de danza (tango, salsa, etc.) y muchas otras cosas más.

Estén atentos, pronto convocaremos la próxima reunión, y esperamos ser muchos más.

  • max

    this group is a great opportunity for business development related to Hispanic markets, fun to participate, and definitely is worth to know about it.