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Upcoming Events

January 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This reception will help educate small business owners in wards 7 and 8 about free one on one assistance, training and
January 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join us on January 24th from 9:30am - 11:00am at our offices for our first ever small business focus group. Share your
February 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as we kickoff our first GWHCC Exchange of 2018 at a brand new location! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and free flowing drinks
February 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Join us to learn tips on financial planning for your business. For more information please contact Emilia Cortes Gomez at

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Published Thursday, September 1, 2016
Home | Contact The Chamber 2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration GWHCC is pleased to invite you and join us to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on more»
Published Monday, June 6, 2016

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.


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Chamber Staff

Nicole Quiroga
President & CEO
Alma Alfaro-Laska
Senior Advisor of Membership and International Affairs
Manuela Celis
Assistant of Programs and Resources Development 
Emilia Cortes Gomez
Director of Programs and Resources Development
Ashley Pierce
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Maronel Stewart
Event Planning Coordinator
Lourdes Morales
Business Development Specialist Arlington

Board of Directors



Margarita Dilone, Chairman
President, Crystal Insurance
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Juan Jara, Vice Chairman
Senior Vice President, Market Manager, City National Bank 
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Alfredo Casta, Treasurer
Founder & Chairman, Cascades Technologies, Inc. (CTi)
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Ernie Cordova, Secretary
Managing Director, Accenture
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Members At-Large



Mario Acosta-Velez
Director of Mid-Atlantic State Government Affairs,

Andres Echeverri
President and CEO,
ACSI Translations
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Andres Hayes
Principal, PRIMAPACT Group
VP, Skål International
Washington DC Club
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Syddia Lee-Chee
President, Energetica Group
DC Public Relations, Goya Foods
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Denise Rodriguez-Lopez
Vice President, Program Operations, MicroTech
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Michael Veve 
Founding Partner of LM&V LLC
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