Helping to facilitate growth and prosperity of Jamaican entrepreneurs, businesses and professionals.
The Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Inc. “JamCham” was founded in May 2014, as a result of a recommendation by an exploratory committee established by the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Inc. (AJA) which had a 2014 goal to provide support for the financial endeavors of the Jamaican community.
There were 22 founding members made up of community leaders, business owners, business professionals, and members of the AJA, and with the full support of Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami, responsible for consular affairs in 13 States of the Southern USA, as well as in the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Hon. Franz Hall,
Jamaican Consul General to Miami
Hon. Jewel Scott, Esq.,
Jamaican Honorary Consul at Atlanta
Founding Corporate/Government Sponsors
Atlanta Hartsfield Airport
Aroma Ridge, Coffee Distributors
Chef Rob’s Caribbean Café & Upscale Lounge
Our Core Principles
Our vision is to support the growth and prosperity of Jamaican entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals through increased access, greater empowerment, and a stronger voice across the community of Atlanta, GA and beyond.
To help entrepreneurs and business owners grow their businesses.
To assist professionals in advancing their careers or starting their own businesses.
To ultimately build a more connected, engaged, and successful business community among Jamaicans in metro Atlanta and the wider community.
Board of Directors
Dr. David Panton
Executive Vice President
Patron Consul General
Patron Honorary Counsul
Dr. Elaine Bryan
Comptroller (Ex-Officio Officer)
Dr. Glen Laman
The Organization Committee focuses on Regulatory compliance, 501 (c) 6, legal affairs, and bylaws & policy.
Ethics and Contract Negotiations
The Ethics and Contract Negotiations Committee focuses on two separate issues. The first is the Ethical obligations of our organization by laying out a strategy for preventing harm and dealing with ethical situations. The second are the contractual obligations of contract negotiations, maintaining administration and project management activities for contracts for specialized goods and services for the benefit of JamCham and member services.
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for JamCham.
Operations Committees / Units
The Membership Committee focuses on representing and serving JamCham members.
Strategic Partnership Committee focuses on ways to attract the support and partnerships needed to meet JamCham’s goals
The Public Policy Committee monitors, recommends and advocates public policy positions supported by JamCham and its members
Marketing & Promotions
The Marketing & Promotions Committee develops, markets and promotes JamCham’s products and services.
The Public Relations Committee is responsible for the development and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities such as community news, events and opportunities.
The Financial Controller is responsible for Accounting, Internal Audit and Tax reporting for JamCham.