Message from the President
Hello Coral Gables!
This has been a year of incredible transformation in The City Beautiful: a newly updated and reimagined Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue are now open for business, incredible public art dots the downtown bringing smiling faces as well as endless #selfies on social media, and a multitude of new and exciting businesses have opened that continue to raise our profile in the South Florida business community!
With our centennial less than a decade away, the time is perfect to think about our future as a Chamber and City. This latest edition of our comprehensive guide to all things Coral Gables contemplates just that. Our Chamber directory is just what you will need to help you get further acquainted with the people and places (and businesses!) that shape what we love most about our City Beautiful.
Published annually by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, it is our pleasure to share the enduring charm that is our hometown, along with valuable insight and demographics that inform our beloved Gables.
Since our founding by the visionary George E. Merrick in 1925, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to making our community an epicenter for business, both domestically and globally, while diligently serving our resident, employee and visitor populations. With a focus on balanced growth and robust job creation, together with a superior lifestyle designed for live, work, learn and play, the Chamber leads the way in our business community. We are your voice.
The Official Community & Visitor Guide of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is published each Fall and serves as a convenient, one-stop resource to everything we love about the Gables. Listings include information on hotels, recreation, restaurants, shopping, education, health care, culture, our history and more.
If you need the phone numbers or emails for our elected officials, demographic information on the City, restaurant and retail listings or insight into cultural offerings – it is all packed in here, right at your fingertips.
Enjoy our special visitor section, too, which contains detailed information about our most delicious restaurants, the endless selection of amazing stores, unique attractions and the vast array of cultural arts opportunities. There is no more complete resource on the amazing amenities available in the Gables than our Chamber’s annual guide.
Most importantly, you will find detailed information on each of our Trustee and business members – the companies that have made a significant investment in our great Chamber and amazing City. We hope that you will recognize and honor their commitment by patronizing their establishments throughout the coming year and trusting them with your business.
To all of our visitors, we welcome you and hope you enjoy The City Beautiful. Of course, we invite you to return again very soon. To our residents, we thank you for your support, especially during a difficult past year. To businesses seeking a new market to expand into, we say join us as we help you make Coral Gables your home! And to our business community, we salute you and value your enduring commitment to making Coral Gables the very best in all of South Florida.
We encourage you to take advantage of the renowned restaurants, world-class shopping, historic venues, unparalleled culture, incredible hotel product, outstanding educational and health care institutions and international flair that make Coral Gables magnificent!
As we like to say to our members, we are your exclusive concierge as you discover the sophistication and charm of our Coral Gables!
Now, let’s go out and Do Big Things together this year!
Mark A. Trowbridge
President & CEO
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Mark A. Trowbridge