Message From the Chair of the Board2020-10-16T10:31:40+00:00

Message From the Chair of the Board

As the world changes I’m more proud than ever to serve as Chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. As a Chamber we remain focused on our mission and vision statement, while proving to be an adaptable, effective resource in the face of adversity. Without interruption we have continued to serve as a voice and a forum for our business community, creating opportunities to connect and to come together.

I’m fortunate to live, work, and play in this vibrant city. Although quaint, Coral Gables has so much to offer. Our plethora of parks and recreation areas are within walking or biking distance of our residences and business district.

Chair of the Board

Brian Barakat

From the aquamarine waters of the aquafer-fed Venetian Pool to our world-renowned golf courses, The City Beautiful is home to many green spaces that provide tranquility and joy.

Home to over 150 multinational companies and 23 consulate and foreign trade offices, there is no limit to opportunity. Our bustling business community provides each of us the chance to build our brand, our reputations and our businesses without ever leaving our walkable, yet diverse, downtown.

High-end, hip dining and a trendy shopping scene rounds out our City. Where else can you fulfill your fashion fix and indulge in gastronomical greatness, offset by a scenic stroll? Coral Gables offers a high restaurant to resident ratio, showcasing some of the finest cuisine in all of South Florida.
Come and join us at Merrick Park, on Miracle Mile, Giralda Plaza, or any of the charming side streets and byways in our great City.
You’re sure to find what you’re looking for!

Brian Barakat

Chair of the Board
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce