Thursday, November 17, 2011

Emergency Notice: Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.

Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.

RE: Temporary Change in USDA-APHIS MIS Services Notice

Good  morning

This email shall serve as a notice of a temporary change in our services Yesterday morning, our west gate (both enter and exit gates) was struck by an industry member and damaged severely, such that the gate has been rendered inoperable. Therefore we will not be able to provide our customary after hours services at the Inspection Station.

All services normally rendered at the Inspection Station is affected (Plant Inspections, Pest ID). Effective immediately, weekday after hour services between the hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am cannot be provided at this time. This will also affect services provided on the weekends. After hour services for the weekend shall be as follows: Saturday from 7:00 am till 3:30 pm and on Sunday from 8;00 am till 4:30 pm.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. As soon as the gate is repaired(Hopefully next week) we will revert to our normal after hour services.
If there is a need to contact us, please feel free to call our operations supervisor at (305) 492-1832/1836.

Pedro J Millan
South Florida, Area Director

6302 NW 36 Street
Miami, Florida, 33126

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Governor Selects Gray Swoop to Lead Enterprise Florida

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Governor Rick Scott today selected Gray Swoope to lead Enterprise Florida.

As Florida’s business and community leaders focus on returning Florida to the number one state for private sector job creation and innovation, Governor Rick Scott’s selection of Gray Swoope, one of the nation’s leading economic development professionals, is a big win for Floridians and a perfect fit for Florida’s future.

For more than two decades, Florida has been competing against top-level economic developers like Gray Swoope. His experience, combined with the restructuring of Florida’s economic development system, and Governor Scott’s pro-jobs budget recommendations, will send an international message that Florida is again on the move.

Florida’s extensive network of local economic development organizations, combined with a successful system of public private partnerships, will infuse speed into the job creation process and return Florida back to the nation’s number one job creator status.

As Florida seeks to grow tourism, agri-business, and stabilize the housing market, Gray’s experience along with the consolidation and streamlining of the state’s economic development system, will jump start the targeted high-wage industries in clean technology, life sciences, information technology, aviation and aerospace, homeland security and defense, financial and professional services, and trade and logistics.

Congratulations to Gray Swoope.