The Canadian American Business Alliance of South Florida was founded as a result of initial meetings held in the summer of 1989. Among those in attendance were Mike Donnelly, Ric
Base and James Crandell. Our first board also included Marc Chamberland, Mark Coel, Marilyn Halberg, Claes Lindberg, Alice Reiter and Mark Young. Special mention must be made of Stewart Beck, the first
Canadian Consul and Trade Commissioner in Miami. We were in our very formative stages when Stewart got involved with CABA and became a board member. His involvement was instrumental to our early success.
Canada and the US and Canada and South Florida enjoy a very special relationship. The Canadian American Chamber of Commerce of South Florida wants to enhance this special
relationship. We need your involvement to make our efforts a success.
Michael J. Donnelly
Chartered Professional Accountant (British Columbia),
Chartered Accountant (British Columbia)
One of the principal reasons an individual or company joins an organization like the Canadian American Chamber of Commerce is to network with those who share similar interests with the purpose of exploring new
business opportunities. The Canadian American Chamber of Commerce provides a unique opportunity for business people sharing an interest in Canada or Canadian / American issues to come together to meet, discuss
and exchange ideas and develop long term business relationships.
The CanAm Chamber has organized, hosted and participated in a variety of events and programs over the years.
The CanAm Chamber has hosted two types of speaker programs. One which focuses on technical issues related to cross border trade and the other which features prominent speakers from both the public and private
The CanAm Chamber has participated in numerous receptions for visiting Canadian dignitaries, Canadian companies exhibiting at trade shows in South Florida and many other special occasions.
The CanAm Chamber has organized social programs for sporting events (hockey and baseball), cultural events (ballet and symphony) and other functions such as the CanAm Chamber's Canada Day Reception, the CanAm Chamber's
Weekend in Naples and the CanAm Chamber's New River cruise.
Canadian University Alumni Dinner
The CanAm Chamber has organized a "Canadian University Alumni Dinner" for Florida alumni of Canadian universities. The event has been cosponsored by a major Canadian university in cooperation with the alumni
associations of other Canadian universities.
The CanAm Chamber organized two international healthcare conferences and exhibitions with participants from Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
The CanAm Chamberhas co-sponsored events with many other South Florida business organizations over the years including other bi-national chambers of commerce, WTCs, local chambers of commerce and the South Florida
chapter of the Association For Corporate Growth.
To contact the Canadian American Chamber of Commerce
please send us an e-mail.