Message From the Chair of the Board2023-09-05T15:42:35+00:00

Message From the Chair of the Board

On behalf of the board of directors and staff, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to Coral Gables, a thriving business community that represents the best of what Miami-Dade County has to offer. Residents, business owners, artists, restaurateurs, and more flock to our city from all over the world, adding to its vitality and uniqueness.

I feel incredibly lucky to enjoy the things that make Coral Gables special – its stunning architecture, its sprawling parks, the lively restaurant scene, the retail shops on the Miracle Mile, the theaters, and cinemas, and one of our most treasured gathering places, Books & Books.

Almost 100 ago, George E. Merrick created the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and  today it  remains a vibrant leader of our business community.

               Chair of the Board

                 Sara M. Hernandez

As Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, I am excited to rally us around this year’s theme, “Lights, Camera, Action!” Our goal is to shine a spotlight on the magic of Coral Gables and to set the stage for continued success in the future.

To me, that means success for all – our members, our vibrant community of residents, and the growing number of businesses in our city. I know there will be challenges, and my hope is that you’ll reach out to me so that we can work together to overcome them, while creating a true synergy among all people in Coral Gables.

I’m delighted to be working alongside Chamber President & CEO Mark A. Trowbridge, who has brought exceptional leadership to the Chamber for the past 18 years.

Let’s set the stage for success – together!

Best Regards,

First Citizens Bank

Chair of the Board
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce