Tag: Miami

Export Lending Forum

Learn about U.S. Government tools that can boost your access to foreign markets.


According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 96% of the world’s customers reside outside the United States. In fact, most of the companies in the United State do not think of foreign markets nor that sales opportunities abroad are possible for them.

Miami businesses have the advantage of being located in a trade and logistics hub that is also the gateway to the Americas. This workshop will provide you with the information on resources available to Miami businesses that are either already doing business abroad or are interested in going global.

In particular, the event will discuss:

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Lending Programs
  • Local Export Lenders & their programs
  • Local small business programs to promote exports


Sponsored by:

First American Bank


in association with

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

Surety Bonding Preparedness Workshop

Learn about Surety Bonding & How To Increase Bonding Potential

Proper surety bonding is critical for businesses contracting with the Federal government, the State of Florida, and local government. This powerful “Lunch-N-Learn” workshop, will provide established businesses with tools and resources to successfully pursue bonding for their projects. Due to demand this workshop for businesses seeking contracts of less than $1 million.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How the bond qualifications process works
  • Steps to preparing a successful application for bonding
  • How to maximize your bond support & use surety to grow your business
  • Recommendation on short and long term strategies to obtaining bonding


Presented by Unique Surety & Insurance Services, LLC

in association with

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center & Florida SBDC at FIU

My Miami Story @ FIU in DC

On October 17, 2017, FIU in DC will be hosting a unique conversation about resilience in Miami Dade County as part of the Miami Foundations My Miami Story initiative. Serving as our university’s bridge to federal resources and influence, we will be assembling a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders with ties to Miami and a genuine interest to see our country be more resilient. We are thankful to be a leader in this conversation, both in Washington D.C. and back at home, through our post-storm damage assessments and recommendations. 


The conversation will be recorded live and uploaded to our FB page. We will be posting more information on this as the month progresses. 

Fashion Revolution Event

Calling all Fashion Revolutionaires! Join us for the first ever Fashion Revolution event in Miami! 

Fashion Rev is a global movement where cities around the world raise awareness of the fashion industry and prompt the question #WhoMadeMyClothes? It is a way to promote sustainable and ethical practices within the industry and help people become more conscious of where their clothes come from, how it was made and who made them. 

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Bring up to 5 pieces of gently worn or unused clothes and swap it for something you will love and value

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Shop local, sustainable and ethical brands that are leaders in the fashion movement in Miami. 






Sea Level Rise and Civic Response in the City of Miami


Code for Miami, the Sea Level Solutions Center, and the School of Communication and Journalism are pleased to host Jane Gilbert, newly appointed Chief Resiliency Officer of the City of Miami, for an invigorating discussion about how data and technology may be used to help citizens and local agencies mitigate against and adapt to impacts of sea level rise and climate change.

This event is free, please RSVP here.

Operation Opportunity

Veterans Workshop

The Career and Talent Development Office will be partnering with Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 38 H.O.T. Miami, Leadership Miami, United Way, and South Florida Progress Foundation to present this professional development session for our veterans!

For additional information, reach out to Mercedes Dericho at mdericho@fiu.edu or call 305-919-5770.

Roundtable with FIU faculty experts on the Impact of Castro’s Death in Miami

Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era

Roundtable with FIU faculty experts on the Impact of Castro’s Death on the Cuban-American Community in Miami
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 10AM – 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 150

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for the third in a series of roundtable discussions on Cuba in the Post-Fidel and Trump Era.

This session will focus on how Castro’s death will impact Miami and the Cuban-American community, including effects on inter-generational relations, immigration and the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Expert panel featuring:

  • Eduardo Gamarra, professor, Department of Politics and International Relations and founder of the Latino Public Opinion Forum, the first university initiative in Florida to study the impact of Hispanic voters on U.S. politics
  • Sebastián A. Arcos, associate director, Cuban Research Institute and former advisor to the U.S. State Department on human rights issues in Cuba
  • Michael Bustamante, assistant professor of Latin American history, specializing in modern Cuba, Cuban America and the Caribbean and former research associate for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in D.C.

This program is free and open to all. For more information, call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by:
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center • Cuban Research Institute  • Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy • Office of Global Learning Initiatives • FIU Honors College.