The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) along with the Belize Business Brokers signed the first San Pedro Chapter on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in San Pedro Town.
The Belize Business Brokers will now serve as the BCCI’s official Chapter in San Pedro Town. The formation of this Chapter is in accordance with the BCCI’s Act, Chapter 308 of the Laws of Belize. The BCCI’s goal in establishing the San Pedro Chapter is to extend its reach and better serve those areas of the country geographically removed from the BCCI’s hub of activity inBelize City.
The Belize Business Brokers is led by its CEO Mr. Michael Haworth, who has been an international business owner for more than 20 years and is also a new investor to Belize. Mr. Haworth has been an active member of the Hamilton (Ontario) Chamber of Commerce in Canada, and has participated in their policy making committees and has been actively involved in that Chamber’s community service program. He moved to Belize two years ago and entered a joint business partnership with Ms. Elida Escobar. Ms. Escobar is the President of the Belize Business Brokers. The Belize Business Brokers aims to encourage more trade and investment to Belize. Mr. Haworth is also a Rotarian and a member of the San Pedro Rotary Club.
The BCCI’s President, Mr. Nikita Usher shared with the audience that he advocated to be on the Chamber’s Executive Council in order to represent Belize’s Industry sector. To date he has served as Councilor for two years and is now ending his two-year tenure as President. Serving at the decision making table, he recognizes the crucial need to extend our representation to all sectors in Belize. “We need the voices and the input of all businesses and sectors across the country. There is Strength in Unity”. President Usher expounded on ongoing policies and draft legislations that the Chamber has been working on which requires the invaluable input from businesses in San Pedro Town. The President and the CEO of the Chamber called for Businesses and Employers in San Pedro Town to approach their newly launched Chapter, become members, share their business experiences and challenges, and participate in upcoming activities that will strengthen the business hub in San Pedro Town.
We hereby extend a special thanks to the members and businesses who attended this launching and to the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) for their support in this initiative. If you are an entrepreneur, a business owner, employer, or manage a company, and would like more information on how your company can become a member of the Chamber, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 223-5330.