Photo caption: Sam Sami, president of AARYA CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN, INC. and Ismailia Rashid, president of the CSBE Association present Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan with a plaque on Thursday, to show their appreciation for her work on behalf of small business enterprises.
CEOs and managers gathered yesterday to applaud Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan for her hard work and dedication on behalf of certified small business enterprises. The honor comes just days before Commissioner Jordan proposes additional legislation to help small businesses thrive in Miami's highly competitive market.
"Small businesses are struggling to survive," said Commissioner Jordan. "Even though set asides were in place, small businesses still had to fight for their fair share of the work. Now that there are fewer set asides, we've got to implement other measures to assist these companies."
According to Miami-Dade County's Division of Small Business Development, there are more than 1,500 small businesses registered with the County. Those companies include technology, catering, construction, architectural & engineering firms, and goods & services.
"Commissioner Jordan was selected because of her strong support of small businesses," said Dorothy Brown Alfaro, public relations director of CSBE Association, Inc. "Her door is always open and she is conscience of our needs. She understands that small businesses are the backbone of Miami-Dade County."
CBSE Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization and it is not affiliated with Miami Dade County. It has more than 60 members, and it advocates on behalf of all small businesses.
For more information, please contact Commissioner Jordan's office at 305-375-5694.