Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Inc

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Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Inc

EIN: 45-4661157


Our Mission is to strategically manage Haitian interests locally and internationally for economic mobility and stability. We have a dedicated and experienced staff committed to promoting and supporting commercial and cultural relations through learning, networking opportunities and skilled workforce while focusing on revenue growth.

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Vice President

Djenane Gourgue

Main address

3472 NE 5th Ave Unit 8

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 USA

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Subject area info

Folk arts

Traditional knowledge

Sustainable development

Financial counseling

Business promotion

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Population served info

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

Domestic workers

Self-employed people

Military personnel

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NTEE code info

Promotion of Business (Chambers of Commerce) (S41)

IRS subsection

501(c)(6) Business Leagues, etc.

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Broward Enrichment Session & Training

The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce through BEST offers tailored professional learning through skill-building training and information sessions. These sessions are designed to support entrepreneurs, small business owners, new migrants and students. During the implementation and execution stages, we involved the community partners and other stakeholders to boost and support program success.

Population(s) Served

Monthly Networking Events
- Promote B2B, B2C, B2G networking and business opportunities for Chamber members through coaching, training to build relationships with entrepreneurs representing different business sizes and industries.

Tropical Market Business Expo
- Provide an opportunity for artists and artisans to display their products, services and talents to other business communities. The objective is to stive for partnerships to expand market and facilitate trade (inport/export and marketing/logistics.

Seminars & Workshops by Community Partners
Each Chambers’ members can learn from business and community entities that provide a series of growth-focused workshops through city initiatives, based on relevant topics for small business success.

Population(s) Served

- The Youth Financial Literacy Program is key to helping young people especially new migrant teeagers to manage effectively money and understand how the american system works in ter of credit, finance, and wealth. This program is designed to teach them understand and appreciate the skills necessary to become financially stable, build assets and achieve the personal goals. These young adults will grow up understanding their options (responsability and opportunity of entrepeuneurship, self employment, freelancing).

Population(s) Served
Self-employed people
Unemployed people
Self-employed people
Unemployed people

Where we work


Leadership Award 2017

Consulate of Haiti in Miami

Business, Trade and Professional Exchange 2023

Sister Cities International

International Women's Achievement Award 2023

World Trade Center Miami

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2022

Score Palm Beach 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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Broward Enrichment Session & Training

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

A variety of educational topics associated with running and growing your business: including finances, security, marketing, social media, and more. Members have the opportunity to host a worshop

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

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Broward Enrichment Session & Training

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success


Context Notes

One-on-one coaching with business owners and entrepreneurs the process of one person helping another overcome an issue ofimprove performance.

Total number of free admissions

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Broward Enrichment Session & Training

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

Workshop and Cultural courses

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

It's essential to refer to our mission, vision, and goals outlined by the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Inc. because over the past 12 years our structure, leadership has evolved from being regional focused to international reach. They are listed here by priority order

Business Networking:
Facilitating networking opportunities among Haitian American businesses to foster collaboration, partnerships, and business relationships.

Events and Conferences:
Organizing events, conferences, and seminars that bring together professionals, experts, and leaders to discuss relevant topics and share insights.

Economic Development:
Promoting economic growth and development within the Haitian American business community through various initiatives, cohorts and programs.

Advocating for the interests and needs of Haitian American businesses at local, and regional levels and including addressing regulatory issues and policy concerns with our congressman, state representative and local commissioners.

Entrepreneurial Support:
Providing resources, mentorship, and support for Haitian American entrepreneurs and startups to help them succeed in the business environment from workshops, to info sessions and one on one mentoring with SCORE, and SBA.

Cultural and Community Engagement:
Celebrating and promoting Haitian culture within the business community and actively engaging in community events and expo.

Education and Training:
Offering educational programs, workshops, and training sessions to enhance the skills and knowledge of Haitian American business professionals.

International Trade:
Supporting and promoting international trade opportunities between Haitian American businesses and businesses in Haiti, South Florida and other countries of the CARICOM.

Marketing and Promotion:
Promoting the products and services of Haitian American businesses through marketing initiatives, events, and collaborations.

Resource Sharing:
Facilitating the exchange of information and resources among members to enhance their business operations and opportunities.

Community Outreach:
Engaging in community outreach programs to address social issues, support local initiatives, and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

Success in the near future (meaning the next 10 years)will likely require adaptability, resilience, and a willingness to embrace change. We are keeping in mind that economic landscapes, technologies, and various other factors such as COVID, inflation can significantly change over time. Here are some strategies that we keep relevant within our HAAMCC Network:

Continuous Learning:
We encourage our members to invest in their skills and education because lifelong learning is crucial in adapting to changing job markets and industries.

Starting a business, either traditional or online, can be a way to create income and build wealth therefore early on we encourage the exploration of entrepreneurial opportunities.

Diversified Investments:
Diversify your investments across different asset classes while we focus on real estate as a tool for generational wealth.

Technology/Innovation and Crisis Preparedness:
We require an online presence and that entrepreneurs stay abreast of technological advancements to keep abreast with the competition. The embrace of emerging technologies may and can increase revenues.
Developing financial resilience by building an emergency fund and be prepared for unexpected challenges and economic downturns are part of our 6 month review with each members

Financial Planning and Technology:
Proposed all entrepreneurs to develop a comprehensive financial plan and focus on balance sheets, profit and loss statements. (Fintech) Keep an eye on developments in the fintech sector especially the Digital payment systems.

Global Opportunities:
Our chamber recommends business owners to explore opportunities beyond your local market, through trade Shows and International Expos. Globalization may provide avenues for business and investment on an international scale.

Health and Wellness Industry:
As people increasingly prioritize health and wellness, consider opportunities within this industry.
This could include fitness, nutrition, mental health services, and holistic practices.


Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Inc


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Vice President

Djenane Gourgue

In 1998, Djénane St-Fleur Gourgue migrated to Florida, since she has always been a community advocate. She is presently the President of Afro Caribbean Groove PR Inc. and she is also the Vice President of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce servicing Broward and Palm Beach counties. Mrs. Gourgue serves as the Chairperson for Haiti with the Lauderhill Sister City, where she is also the vice-President since 2004. Djénane St-Fleur carries the Haitian culture in her Heart. She is involved in various cultural, health, social activities varying from Haitian Heritage Month, Breast Cancer Awareness, Kreyol Month, and political campaigns to ensure that community’s interest is voiced. She advocates by being a Media Sponsor for the Susan G Komen Affiliates, as a canver survivir and advocate She received several awards and is considered a pillar in the community.

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Haitian American Chamber of Commerce Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2023
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Board chair

Djenane Gourgue

Jean-Pierre Turgot

Turgot & Associates

Bito David

Editions Perles des Antilles

Kurt Lucien


Joseph Turgot


James Guillaume

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/12/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.