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Mark Trowbridge Named Inaugural Recipient of Florida Chamber of Commerce’s International Champion Award

MIAMI (January 31, 2019) — Mark Trowbridge, President and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce was presented the inaugural edition of the Florida Chamber’s International Champion Award.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce presented Trowbridge with this award during its Miami Area Business Leaders Meeting held at Bacardi USA in Coral Gables. The award recognizes Trowbridge’s partnership, support and direct engagement with the Florida Chamber’s recent Business Development & Trade Mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

“What a distinct honor to be recognized by our Florida Chamber for our organization’s international advocacy efforts and commitment to a global marketplace,” said Mark A. Trowbridge, President & CEO, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. “The opportunities that exist on these outstanding international trade missions help us identify and secure foreign direct investment dollars for Florida – and Coral Gables.  They are also the driving force behind our Chamber’s participation by opening doors to endless connections that lead to doing more significant business abroad.”

Trowbridge is an avid supporter of free enterprise and a member of the Florida Chamber Federation.

“Mark’s contributions and willingness to advance the role of international trade is invaluable,” said Alice Ancona, Director of International Strategy and Policy, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “We are grateful to have Mark and the Coral Gables Chambers continued support in this endeavor.”


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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit for more information.

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