The U.S. Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Alex Sokoloff meets with the BCCEC Board of Directors on March 19.
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Tuesday, March 19, the new Chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and
Employers Confederation (BCCEC) I. Chester Cooper and the Board
of Directors visited the U.S. Embassy to meet with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Alex Sokoloff and other Embassy officials
to share the priorities and concerns of The Bahamas private sector.
U.S. Embassy has consistently provided support to the BCCEC which has included
sourcing and funding of expert speakers on matters ranging from entrepreneurship
to access to finance for small and medium size businesses. The major initiative
over the past decade has been the Embassy’s support for the annual Business
Education and Development Seminar, which has included a number of top speakers from
the U.S. including Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Steve Stoute, among others.
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce is one of four independent chambers in The Bahamas including
Grand Bahama, Exuma and Abaco, but is the largest and most representative of
Bahamian business interests. Two years ago the ‘Nassau’ Chamber merged with the
Bahamas Employers Confederation to establish The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) and is now considered the voice of both the
business community and employers throughout The Bahamas.