“Dominicans love Americans,” enthuses Alicia Baker, program manager for Chicago-based BCD Meetings & Incentives.
A warm handshake upon meeting and often hugs as the business relationship evolves can be expected, she says. “Be polite and respectful, as in any business situation,” adds Markarian. Dominicans may be a bit formal. Titles should be used in a person’s introduction and when using a person’s name in a formal situation.