WASHINGTON, DC, June 6, 2016 –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) celebrated its annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC recognized five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories and celebrated its 40th anniversary.more»
WASHINGTON, DC –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will be celebrating its 40th Annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC will be recognizing five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories. The Gala Chairs are Edwin Villegas, President & CEO of Winmar Construction Inc. and Carlos Perdomo, CEO of Keystone Plus Construction Corporation. The event’s keynote speaker is David Velazquez, President & CEO of Pepco Holdings.
“This year the Chamber is celebrating its 40th anniversary! This is a significant milestone for us, the GWHCC and its members have come a long way since 1976,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO. “The GWHCC works every day to help businesses move forward and to build sectors that play an essential role within the community.”more»
Founded in 1976, the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Ibero American Chamber) is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Washington, DC metropolitan region by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education, and access to capital.
The considerable increase in the Hispanic population over the past decades has signified an overall growth in its purchasing power and business ownership, and as these projections continue to rise, the importance of maintaining a stronger Chamber is further escalated. Hence, the Chamber strives to support this development by empowering members, business leaders and entrepreneurs through our networking opportunities throughout the year. These events range from mixers, A.M. Exchange Series, and Power Talks to an annual gala - platforms which successfully strengthen partnerships among commercial, non-profit, and governmental institutions.
In addition to the networking opportunities, Chamber members are continually benefited through the providence of various services including technical assistance, business ownership development, access to markets, and workforce development.
As a membership driven organization, the GWHCC consists primarily of businesses and individuals representing all segments of commerce in the Greater Washington area, and the diversity of the members mirrors the growing range of the local Hispanic and minority business market.
Today, we continue to encourage the creation of meaningful business relationships among members by hosting opportunities to exchange information and ideas. At the GWHCC, we encourage you to join us and support small businesses.
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