Jamaica USA Chamber Of Commerce Members selected by the U.S. Dept. Of Commerce Small and Minority Business for exemplary service and commitment to excellence

Miami, FL- Aston Lue, President of Ocho Rios Miami, Inc. was selected as Minority Exporter Of The Year Statewide, Regional and National and was presented with his Regional and National Awards in Atlanta and D.C., respectively. He will be honored with the Statewide Award at Florida’s MEDWeek on September 29. Lue is a member of the Board of JAUSACC

Dorothy Pottinger, President House Of Charms Inc. received the Minority Service Firm Of The Year Florida Statewide. Ms. Pottinger is of Jamaican descent and is a member of JAUSACC. She will also receive her award at Florida’s MEDWeek on September 29.

Several other Minority Firms will receive awards at this year’s MEDWeek. A Haitian-owned Subway owner received the Regional and Statewide Minority Retail Firm Award from Commerce, and a group of Cuban-Americans, the Munilla Brothers, a $58 million construction firm won the Statewide, Regional and National Minority Construction Firm of the Year Award.

M. Athalie Range, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on September 29 and will be honored as a matriarch of the African-American “movement” in Florida.

The Keynote Speaker for the Sept. 29th Awards will be the Hon. J.O. Obetsebi-Lamptey, Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City, Accra, Republic of Ghana.

MEDWeek 2005 will be held September 27-29 at the Sheraton Miami Mart Hotel & Convention Center, located at 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue in Miami.

MEDWeek 2005 will feature: Matchmaker meetings between MBEs and Corporate Representatives; “Success Strategies Seminars” with expert panelists from federal, state and private agencies from around the country covering topics such as Corporate & Government Contracting, Marketing, International Trade and Financing & Grants for start-up and growing businesses; over 150 Exhibitors; A Matchmaker Golf Tournament and the 23rd Annual MEDWeek Awards Gala.

For more information and to register please visit the MEDWeek 2005 website at or call 305.576.7888.

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