The Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. We exist to advance the business and economic interests of the Haitian-American community in the State of Georgia, and to promote bi-lateral trade and investment with Haiti.
We empower our community, one business at a time, through the following programs:
Workshops and seminars to …
- Build the business and technical capacity of the Haitian professional community.
- Advance entrepreneurship among the Haitian community.
- Expand the financial literacy, economic capacity and quality of services available to the Haitian community.
- Provide coaching and mentoring services to Haitian businesses to promote growth and increase profitability.
Networking Events and Business Expo to …
- Foster collaboration with other civic organizations working to advance economic development.
- Promote awareness and increase participation of the Haitian business community in the wider economy.
- Connect consumers to Haitian businesses and create opportunities for buying Haitian.
- Foster an environment where Haitian businesses are doing business with each other and are collaborating and teaming up to serve new and larger clients.
Scholarship Fund and B.E.L. Initiative …
Educating the future leaders of Haiti and the Haitian Community is an important aspect of fulfilling our mission. To that end, GAHCCI has established the Future Leaders Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to invest in the civic/professional growth and development of aspiring young men and women in Haiti, and college-bound students of Haitian descent in the State of Georgia.
Since its initial inception in 2014, sponsors and donors have helped raise over $10,000.00. To date, GAHCCI has distributed close to $9,000 in scholarship awards to eleven (11) High School graduates ranging from $1,000 to $600. In 2017 and beyond, GAHCCI seeks to expand the impact of the Future Leaders Scholarship Fund through our B.E.L. Initiative.
The B.E.L. Haiti Initiative is a program that gives an opportunity to groups of young students, entrepreneurs, business or community leaders from Haiti, the chance to explore business culture in the United States over the summer. Our goal is to help spark ideas and carry out business plans in Haiti, created by participants that will have a positive, economic impact on the communities where they live. The program usually lasts two weeks and exposes participants to four key areas that have high potential for improving the economy and Haiti.
In the summer of 2017, students will spend one week at Albany State University located in Albany, Georgia focusing on agribusiness and tourism, then one week at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, focusing on renewable energy and international business. Participants will also have the opportunities to pitch their business plans and ideas to a group of possible investors at the end of the program in Atlanta. The program starts on June 19th, and ends on June 30th.
We are working diligently to make this program free of charge to all the Haitian participants. The support of our corporate partners continues to grow this important program.