Monday, October 09, 2017

This Week's  Events & Happenings!

Standard Member

Steve Louis-Charles, Esq.

Professional Member

Jerry Stecher
Professional Member

Ralph Lespinasse, P.E


Haitian Creole Translators and Interpreters

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the country. FEMA has an immediate need to hire current residents of Florida to serve as translators and interpreters to help support the hurricane response and recovery efforts.

Position description
This position communicates with disaster survivors on disaster assistance programs, the process required to receive assistance, and the current status of their case. Applicants must have experience fluently communicating, comprehending, and translating in English and Haitian Creole.

How to Apply
Email your resume to:
and include "Creole Translator" in the subject line. Make sure to let us know the language(s) you are fluent in.



You're Invited!
Join us for our October Meet & Greet
Hosted by the 
2016 & 2017
YoPro Classes

Honorary  YoPro 
Award to 
Gary Bodeau, 
Deputy of Delmas
When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Where: Holland & Knight LLP
              701 Brickell Ave, Ste 3300
              Miami, Florida 33131
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Don't miss our Discount Membership Drive!

$10.00/ RSVP: Member
$20.00/ RSVP: Non-Member
Bring plenty of business cards to share with our friends, members and partners while networking the night away.

A special "Thank You" to o
ur event 


Business Matchmaker

We are pleased to invite Florida businesses for one-to-one business matchmaking meetings with companies from Edo State, Nigeria. The visiting Nigerian companies are seeking deep visibility, direct sales, distributors & wholesale, financing, joint ventures, partnerships, networking and business opportunities of mutual benefit, with interested Florida Companies.

Monday, October 16, 2017

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(B2B meetings are scheduled on 35 minute intervals, per company, on a first-come-first-served basis)

5th Floor Conference Room
1015 N. American Way, Miami, FL 33132

Interested Florida companies should provide and submit the following information no later than Friday, October 13, 2017:

Company Name:
Contact Person:
E-Mail Address:
Industry/Sector or Business Category:
Type of Products/Services:
SIC Code or NAICS Code:
Indicate Nigerian Company 
to meet (choose from list, below):

Indicate your Preferred Appointment Time (choose One):
2:00 - 2:35 PM
2:35 - 3:10 PM
3:10 - 3:45 PM
3:45 - 4:20 PM
4:20 - 4:55 PM
4:55 - 5:30 PM
5:30 - 6:00 PM (Open for re-scheduled meetings)

No participation fee is required. Complimentary parking is available at PortMiami. OEDIT reserves the right to confirm appointments based on best prospects and best match for both sides.

Joann Milord, HACCOF Executive Director -

The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) will be hosting its 6th Annual Conference at the New York University Law School November 2nd-4th, 2017.
The NAAHP Annual Conference is the largest event of the year organized by the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals and is a pivotal moment where Haitian professionals and students in the USA gather to hear empowering speakers, best practices and emerging trends in leadership, professional development, entrepreneurship and within the workforce. Attendees at every level from students to community leaders come together for three days to forge new relationships, explore educational and career opportunities, and discuss emerging topics regarding issues related to opportunities for the Diaspora.
This year's conference, with a focus on identifying opportunities for students and professionals interested in career opportunities and engaging Haiti's Diaspora to augment the Diaspora's growth of economic power at the local, national, and international level, will include panels, workshops, and roundtables intended to pave educational and career pathways, initiate thought-provoking discussion, and challenge attendees to be innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking for the advancement of students, professionals and entrepreneurs in Haiti and the Diaspora. The 2017 conference theme is: "Diaspora Economics: Identifying Economic Opportunities for Haitians in the Diaspora and at Home in Education, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development."