FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stanley David, stanleydavid@
Boston, Massachusetts, October 30, 2018 – Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. (HABEXPO) / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (U.S. Haitian Chamber) is pleased to announce that it has secured $100, 000 from Massachusetts FY 2019 budget.
“This fund will enable our organization to hire staff members to provide technical assistance and financial training to local Haitian businesses in Massachusetts, closing the service gap to immigrant and minority-owned businesses.” said Hans Patrick Domercant, President and CEO of the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” said Emmanuela Romain-Amedee, U.S. Haitian Chamber / HABEXPO Community Development Coordinator. “This quote by Colin Powell includes the words that came to mind when we received the wonderful news.” she added.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to our legislative supporters and partners State Representative Dan Cullinane and Senator Nick Collins for co-sponsoring the budget amendment and everyone else who took part in the budget approval process”, said David Petit-frêre, U.S. Haitian Chamber / HABEXPO Trade & Business Investment Committee Chairperson.
“Supporting a diverse economy in which every small business community is valued and invested in needs to be of paramount importance in Massachusetts,” said State Representative Dan Cullinane. “That is why I was proud to author, file and fight for this budget amendment to secure this much needed $100,000 in funding to support the Haitian small business community through the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc.” Representative Cullinane continued, “I believe in this non-profit’s mission and that the technical assistance and employment assistance they will be able to provide in the Haitian community will be a significant step toward ensuring the Haitian small business community can thrive in the Commonwealth.”
“I am proud to have played a part in delivering this crucial funding for such an outstanding mission” said State Senator Nick Collins. “Providing assistance to local immigrant and minority-owned business is good for our communities and our economy as a whole. I’d also like to thank my colleagues, Rep. Cullinane, Governor Baker, and the staff at the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. for their tireless advocacy in this endeavor.”
About the Haitian American Business Expo / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 2016, the Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. (HABEXPO) also known as the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the leading Haitian business association in Massachusetts for advocacy, networking and economic growth. More information is available at www.ushaitianchamber.org /
The Haitian American Business Expo, Inc. / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. IRC Section 501(c)(6) is reserved for business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, or other similar organizations.
For more information, visit the U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce website at www.ushaitianchamber.org, follow us on Twitter @habexpo and on Intagram @haitiamaericanbusinessexpo