One connection at a time

As many of you have seen, the Doral Business Council has adopted a new theme for the DBC: “Growing Together…One Connection at a Time.”

This new theme is not just another slick tagline.

It defines the vision of a deeply-committed group of individuals, working together to create a thriving business community, which promotes growth and opportunity for our members, and the business community of the City of Doral. ‘One connection at a time’ describes the process by which we develop relationships and expand the network of contacts.

Beyond the resulting direct or business relationships, we get to know the person behind the business. From a business perspective, it allows the members and partners to share information about the services each brings to the marketplace. At this point in the process, the members should have achieved a comfortable level of confidence to partner, showcase and recommend member companies when someone in the community is in need of a product or service.

With this in mind, the DBC has launched a program called “BUY DBC FIRST”.

I am excited about this initiative because it will become the main conduit by which our organization, its members and our community will engage in conducting business with people we all know and trust.

Please give it the opportunity to work and make it happen. Next time you are looking for a product or service, remember to “Buy DBC First.” Visit our web site and look for the member who can work with you.

Another aspect of ‘One connection at a time’ is partnering with external business and community organizations in South Florida that can help DBC grow and, at the same time, provide our members with better services and programs throughout the year.

I believe these high-level alliances will have a profound impact on the DBC, not only in terms of visibility, but in accessing areas of our community with the resources and personalities that play a vital role in the development of the economic activity in Miami-Dade County.

This is a key component of our growth strategy, and, with this in mind, we have been working hard in making the right contacts and emphasizing the benefits and opportunities of the DBC. Proof of that is the recent meeting we held with the Beacon Council, to involve the DBC in its program, “One Community, One Goal.”

We have also participated in our first joint event last month with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce that is lending us an incredible deal of support. Also, The Doral Overseas Chinese Business Chamber, in conjunction with the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of Taiwan, has provided us with the opportunity to host the Fourth Annual Overseas Chinese
Gala on Saturday, May 18, celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at the classy Intercontinental at Doral. This will be a truly unique and elegant event, and we encourage you to visit our web site for more information.

There are many more projects in the works, and I will be providing you more details during the next few weeks.

As you can see, we are working nonstop to take the DBC to the next level, strengthening its foundation and ensuring its permanency for years to come. Please stay tuned… There is no doubt; this is the year for the DBC!

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