Liberian Businesses in the Diaspora!
The Liberian Business Association of America is an independent, non-profit, network of business professionals whose mission is to provide services that strengthen capacities, create tangible business values by establishing a professional forum through which information, knowledge, and opportunities can be exchanged.
ABOUT DISCOVER US Xylon Development, LLC is a privately owned real estate company based in Texas. We are comprised of network of entities that work together to build dynamic communities, innovatively using art and architecture to build creative destinations across the US. We focus on developing one property at a time by transforming vacant spaces into thriving additions within various neighborhoods. Our legacy continues to be the communities we improved through our smart development strategies which have made people lives better. Our Mission To develop dynamic residential, multi-family, and mixed-use property which create high-quality real estate space that creates value for our clients and partners, while at the same time maintaining a clean, safe, and desirable conditions within the communities we served. Our Vision Xylon Development vision focuses on: Sustainable Solutions, Art and Architecture, and Placemaking. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Xylon Development has the capability to develop projects as either a developer on behalf of clients or partners. With experience in many markets, Xylon works with professionals to identify development opportunities for ground-up development or asset repositioning. Xylon provides services and expertise in all the following areas. •Supply and Demand Analysis of Selected Market or Sub-market •Zoning and Entitlement Processes •Financial Modeling, […]
HopeCare PCA, Inc. is licensed through the Minnesota State Health Care Program (MHCP) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), operating mainly in the Greater Minneapolis & Saint Paul Metro area. We specialize in providing various homecare assistance to individuals in need while they live and thrive independently within their home atmosphere. Established in 2008, HopeCare PCA, Inc is a Minnesota Home Care Agency which is licensed by the State of Minnesota to provide PCA Services to people of all ages, ethnicities, and personal situations. A strong family unit is the basis of all successful communities. We are completely dedicated to helping people in need and believe in showing clients and employees that they are part of our family unit. Our main principle is that everyone is entitled to be cared for with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to providing industry-leading quality services by using our skill, knowledge & experience with integrity, honesty, and deep commitment to our cause. HopeCare PCA employees are required to complete Minnesota State mandated training and pass an intense background check prior to providing care to any of our clients. It is mandatory that all of our employees are insured and bonded and shares our policy […]
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What’s Happening at LIBAUSA!
OUR APPROACH The Liberian Business Association of the Americas (LIBA) approach to business networking is based on an Open Source Governance Model. The organization is open to all individuals, companies, and associations that have an interest in aggregating and promoting business networking and opportunities. The value of the Liberian Business Association of the Americas lies in its participants and affiliates. Our goal is to enhance networking opportunities, create interlocking relationships with broad powers and deep reach. LIBA operates through the means of a nonprofit corporation and aims to enjoy the support of anyone who shares its vision of an open exchange network. Advancing Corporate Responsibility and Transparency LIBA will support actions to: Assist businesses to come together to leverage corporate investment for the benefit of Community-Driven Development programs. Explore options for interactions with communities or examine the possibilities of cross-sectoral partnerships by involving a spectrum of stakeholders including development agencies, civil society organizations, and the public sector Explore broader support than just financial support, and encompass technical and managerial expertise, skill transfers and jobs access to markets and business linkages. Encourage and promote businesses to commit to public accountability and respect for customers. Strengthening and Supporting Entrepreneurs LIBA will support […]
Dear Members: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2017 has come and gone. It is a fact that minority-owned businesses are the bedrock of an economy and the Liberian Business Association in the Diaspora through its membership contribute to the economic development of our communities. I must admit, your contributions to LIBA have been sustaining. During 2017, we increased our membership by 35%, applied for our non-profit tax-exempt status, participated in the US-Liberia Partnership Investment Forum in Washington DC, had the first successful African Women Business Symposium, completed a five-year strategic plan, had a very successful Annual program and we took three fact-finding missions to Liberia. Our membership involvement and support in community activities through sponsorships totaled over ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and we hope to do more in 2018. We embarked on a project to establish the first Liberian-owned Credit Union, a process that is ongoing. Two of our members donated nine brand new computers to the government Tubmanburg Bomi Hospital in Liberia as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. These might seem as small gains, but we have established and positioned LIBA as a credible and formidable organization in the Diaspora. We have two objectives as an […]
Dear Members: Let me use this time to welcome our new members and thank all of you for the hard work in promoting the interest, values, and mission of the Liberian Business Association. As you all know, we are in the second year of this endeavor and we are making strides to make the organization relevant both in the United States and Liberia. Based on the above, please allow me to update you on some things we are undertaking or have accomplished. 1. I am very pleased to announce to you that we have completed the Tax-Exempt documents and have filed same with the Internal Revenue Services. It is my hope that we will have our status before the end of the year. This exemption will allow us to apply for funding through governmental as well as philanthropic organizations. 2. We are working on a Newsletter and a Business Directory for the Association. We will need your input as to the contents and direction you will like to see in these two instruments. The goal is to promote Liberian-owned businesses. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Kelvin Johnson director of publicity (310-947-6759). 3. I will be leading a delegation to Liberia this […]
A message from the President: Greetings. You are receiving this letter because you are a Liberian or Liberian American who owns a business in the Diaspora. LIBA-USA was restructured in 2016 to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of Liberian-owned businesses in the Diaspora while working to preserve free competitive enterprise and strengthen the Liberian economy. We engage in advocacy, partnerships, and projects that promote entrepreneurship, build Liberian-owned business capacity in the Diaspora as well as in Liberia and foster dialogue on economic development and private sector issues and challenges; with the goal of promoting solutions and best practices that lead to sustained economic growth and private sector empowerment. We believe that as small immigrant businesses, we need a safety net. We are all one sickness or one tragedy away from losing our businesses. Our coming together gives us the opportunity to network amongst ourselves, share best practices and leverage our collective potential. The idea of having a legal shield for our businesses or a blanket life insurance for ourselves make sense but it can only be done through our collective efforts. Access to finance is a barrier to our expansion or business sustainability, we are formulating a loan […]
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This child is living in pain due to “bilateral retinoblastoma”, according to medical report from Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital. A team of eye surgeons from India presently visiting the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia told the parents that they don’t have the equipment needed to save her life except she is taken to India ASAP! Help is seriously needed. She is 1 yr 5 months old. Her mother is having sleepless nights. Click to Donate ( Members are encouraged to support)
LIBAUSA visits LRA
LIBAUSA Delegation met with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in Liberia. The delegation was on a fact-finding mission to Liberia. Commissioner Alfreda Tamba discussed some of the challenges LRA is facing with shipments from Liberians in the Diaspora.
LIBAUSA Tours Local Clinic
LIBAUSA visit at a local clinic in in Paynesville, Liberia.
LIBAUSA Visits Liberian Business
LIBAUSA visit a Liberian Business (Quench Your Thirst International) in Monrovia.
LIBAUSA Visits Hotel Africa
LIBAUSA delegation paid a visit to Hotel Africa looking at opportunities and investment.
LIBAUSA Donates Computers
Corporate social responsibility has traditionally been associated with philanthropy. At the Liberian Business Association (LIBA-USA), however, corporate citizenship means more to us. Liberians from the diaspora wanting to do business in Liberia must understand the complexities of the environment in which they want to operate. For example, the problems of endemic corruption, lack of respect for the rule of law, meagre infrastructure and weak or non-existent property rights can have on foreign and domestic businesses alike. Globally competitive businesses cannot thrive in unstable and poorly governed countries. To ensure the integrity of establishing and operating a vibrant business in Liberia ethically and responsibly, one needs to move beyond a view of corporate social responsibility as charity toward a comprehensive vision of corporate citizenship that encompasses all the institutions that affect economic growth in the places where they operate. Good corporate citizens recognize that one of the most useful contributions they can make is to help improve institutions through leading by example when it comes to corporate governance and through collective action to voluntarily commit to the highest ethical business standards. Based on the above, the Executive Director of the Liberian Business Association (LIBAUSA), Mr. Jackson K. George, Jr. in May […]
LIBAUSA and LIBA-Liberia Working Session
LIBAUSA and LIBA-Liberia had a working section in strengthening relationship since the resignation of the former president Dee-Maxwell Kameyah, Sr. The one day working section took place at the LIBA office in Paynesville, Liberia.
LIBAUSA & LIBA LIBERIA SIGN MOU
A visiting two-member Liberian business delegation representing the Liberian Business Association (LIBA-Liberia) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Liberian Business Association (LIBA-USA). The document which was signed in Minnesota on October 30, 2016, officially paves the way for business collaboration between registered Liberian businesses at home and similar businesses in the United States to encourage and assist active Liberian business participation for involvement in the Liberian economy. During a recent visit to Minnesota, the President, and CEO of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment, Mr. John B.S. Davies lauded the initiative launched in Minnesota to network with Liberian businesses at home and in the diaspora to promote Liberian involvement in the development of their national economy through job creation, investment and training. The LBDI President pledged his bank’s full financial support to facilitate the operations of the business network. In fulfillment of his promise to expedite the activation of the network process, the two-member LIBA-Liberia delegation arrived in Minnesota shortly after Mr. David’s visit to sign the MOU. The MOU was signed by the President and Executive Director of LIBA-USA, Hon. Jackson Karlton George, Jr. and Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. – Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian-based […]
LIBA USA SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHING
The Liberian business community in the diaspora, on October 1, 2016 officially launched the Liberian Business Association in the United States. The Liberian Business Association is an independent member-based network of business professionals whose mission is to create tangible business values by establishing professional mediums through which information, knowledge and opportunities are exchanged. The group focus on helping new entrepreneurs realize their dreams and potential of business ownership and assist existing businesses remain competitive in this ever-changing global economy both in the diaspora and Liberia. Serving as the guest speaker of the occasion, the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), Mr. John B.S. Davies admonished Liberian-American owned businesses to serve as catalyst for accelerating growth and development in Liberia. He said Liberians have the potential to collectively harness their resources and develop investment strategies to complete with foreign investors in every sector of the Liberian economy. Mr. Davies promised to send a team of Investment Consultants from the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) to visit Minnesota and hold strategic discussions with officials and members of the Liberian Business Association -USA aimed at exploring ways by which LBDI can help strengthen […]
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