How you can become involved in the Irish-American business community in South Florida.

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We all know about the Irish havens of New York, Boston and Chicago but did you know about the strong Irish community in South Florida?

And why are we surprised? After all, Florida may have been the site of the oldest St Patrick's Day parade in the world. 

We've already met with two incredible Irish women flying the flag for us in The Sunshine State—queen of nightclubs, Sarah Lucey, and hotel expert Mary Rogers—but if you're looking to get yourself more involved in the local Irish community, the South Florida Irish American Chamber of Commerce is also there to help. 

"The South Florida Irish American Chamber of Commerce is the premier Irish-American business organization in South Florida," their website states.

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"We are an innovative and inclusive organization that is dedicated to fostering the economic and cultural prosperity of its members by encouraging trade between the Irish-American community of the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.

"Additionally, the SFIACC seeks to promote opportunities for reciprocal investment between the South Florida region and the island of Ireland.

"Our three-chapter chamber comprises a diverse membership base, spanning across a wide array of industry sectors and provides the easiest means to engage with the Irish-American business community in our region. We are an independent, nonsectarian and apolitical organization."

With networking events, guest speakers, seminars, and other endeavors to raise awareness of the wealth of Irish talent in South Florida, the SFIACC has even attracted the attention of Enterprise Ireland, who may open a new office in Miami. 

Look for an Irish business community in your area? You can find a list of them around the world here. 

This July IrishCentral pays tribute to the International Irish who are breaking the mold, smashing glass ceilings, and emerging as the next generation of global thinkers and leaders. You can follow IrishCentral’s International Irish throughout by using the hashtag #InternationalIrish or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Find more in IrishCentral’s business section here. 

Miami Florida's downtown district shot from an altitude of about 1000 feet over the Biscayne Bay during a helicopter photo flight.Getty