The One SouthCoast Chamber and Portuguese Consulate are pleased to recognize our Portuguese-American businesses in New Bedford and the South Coast. The following companies have been nominated to for the coveted PABRA and will be honored at our “Good Morning, SouthCoast Breakfast” on October 19th at the Waypoint Event Center, 185 MacArthur Dr., New Bedford, MA.

2018 Nominees:

Antonio’s Restaurant

Azores Airlines/SATA

Castelo Group

Club Madeirense S.S.Sacramento

DeMello International Center

DeMello’s Furniture

Fernandes Masonry

Hair In Motion

Horacios, Inc.

Luso-American Financial

Luzo Auto

No Problemo

Places to Go Transportation

Sagres Vacations

WJFD 97.3

Join us as we pay tribute their years of hard work, success and civic contributions.

The prestigious PABRA is an accolade reflecting on the nominee’s achievements, growth and devotion to the betterment of our community.  Portuguese Consul, Shelley Pires and local elected officials have been invited to help present the esteemed PABRAs and recognize all nominees.

Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) will host a special seminar immediately following the Award Ceremony.   This educational and informative seminar will focus the social and economic development of Portugal and the local economy through cooperation and partnerships with our business community and the United States.  The Let’s Talk About Business Program is aimed at entrepreneurs looking to develop business ideas or existing businesses, as well as to all managers and executives interested in exploring new opportunities and creating innovative projects. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from experts and professionals that work directly with Portugal’s Business Community and within our local economy.

The award ceremony and breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM until 9 AM. From 9AM to noon the Luso-American Development Foundation’s special seminar will occur. Tickets for breakfast and awards are $30 each for memebrs, for non-members $45 each. A table of ten is $300 for members, and $350 for non-members. The seminar at 9AM is free but registration is required.


Any questions? Contact Deven Robitaille at