About The Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI), founded in August 1985, is a statewide membership organization, which has developed expertise in providing business assistance to small and start-up business owners, in areas of business planning, financing, procurement, certification, expansion, and export/import opportunities.
Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) extensive track record of service delivery, established partnerships with government and private business entities have enabled the organization to continue the following initiatives:
Continue to manage and operate the Flatbush Caton Vendors Mart, a 9,000 sq. ft. micro-enterprise incubator, an indoor facility in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Conducted over 600 business development networking seminars and meetings, attracting entrepreneurs and speakers from the public and private sectors, business and community leaders, corporate partners, Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) members, Heads of State from the Caribbean and other international leaders.
Sponsorships, Meetings & Briefings
CACCI has sponsored trade missions, convened numerous business meetings and held briefing sessions with several Heads of States including: Prime Ministers P. J. Patterson, Jamaica, Dr. Keith Mitchell, Grenada, Honorable Dr. Lowell Lewis, Chief Minister of Montserrat, Ralph Gonsalves, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Denzil Douglas, St Kitts and Nevis, Kenny Anthony, St. Lucia, Owen Arthur, Barbados, Patrick Manning, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Samuel Hinds, Guyana, Baldwin Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda, Portia Miller Simpson, Jamaica, and several government officials and ministers of Haiti. CACCI has also hosted H.E. Julian Robert Hunte, then President of the 58th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Dr. Edwin Carrington, Secretary General of CARICOM who is also the recipient of CACCI’s Roving Ambassador Award.
Establish partnerships with Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) members and with public and private business entities which have contributed to the success of such annual events as: Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martín Luther King (January), Participation in Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Business Forums (February), Seminar focusing on Certification and Procurement Opportunities for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) (March), Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala (April), International Conference on Doing Business with the United States and the Caribbean focusing on Export/Import Opportunities (May), Celebration of Service to the Business Community and Salute to Caribbean American Leadership (August), Participation in Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Business Forums (September), Doing Business with NYC, NYS and US government agencies (October), Salute to Small Business Visionaries (December).
Caribbean American Trade Center & Incubator
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) has made considerable progress in the development of the first ever Caribbean American Chamber Trade Center/Business Incubator in New York State to be located in one of the busiest commercial corridors in Central Brooklyn, New York City.
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) recently received official endorsements for The Caribbean Trade Center/ Business Incubator from Dr. Edwin Carrington, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on behalf of the Caribbean Heads of Government, and from Dr. Harold Robinson, Consul General from Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of the Association of Caribbean Consular Corps in New York City on behalf of the Association, Federation of the New York State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Haitian Centers Council.
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) has received commitments of support from the New York City Mayor, New York State Governor and other elected officials, Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council and the Brooklyn Borough President. Numerous corporate members, its board of directors and The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI) membership have also supported this project.
The Trade Center/Business Incubator will house commercial anchor tenants, offer an array of domestic and international business services and programs, create jobs and promote trade, investment and cultural opportunities between the United States, the Caribbean region and other international communities.