In this Issue
• News from the
• News from our Members
• GWHCC Past Events
• Welcome New Members
• Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendar
We want to thank our member Andrea
Stone, Principal of Dynamic Pro, for her help in making
the Expo's Business Matchmaking event such a success. Andrea
was instrumental in bringing procurement agents from many important
Expo - 1,235 participants attended the Expo!
Thank you to the more than 1,200 attendees who participated in our
Business Expo last week. Here are some details from the event:
- ABC7, The Washington Post, In The
City reported about the
Business Expo, our members, their success stories and how Hispanic
entrepreneurs are part of the recovering economy in the region. Please
to see the videos, articles and stories that the Expo generated.
- Let us know your opinion about
the Expo. Please share with us what
you liked about the expo and what needs to improve for next year.
Please click here
to take a short anonymous survey to help us make it better next
- We have the winners for the
American Airlines tickets!
We raffled two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the US, Canada, the
Caribbean, Mexico and the Bahamas among the respondents of a Social
Media survey, people who like our Facebook page and Expo participants.
The lucky winners are Edgar Arana,
from Client Rocket and Charles
Sills, from Trillacorpe Construction. Congratulations!
Save the Date for
the Chamber's 36th Annual Gala
Please mark your calendars for the Chamber's 36th Annual Gala on June 1st,
2012. This year the gala will be held at the Park Hyatt
Washington D.C. We hope all our members and friends can join us. Ticket
sales and more information will be available soon.
Starting a Restaurant in DC? - Join Think Local First on April 3rd
The GWHCC Foundation is
partnering with Think Local First DC to offer an educational event for
current and future restaurateurs. GWHCC Foundation will give cover the cost
($149 value) for two eligible entrepreneurs that want to attend the whole
day. Please contact Gabriela Mossi, Director of Programs and Resource
Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at
Corrales Featured as the Cover Story of this Week's Washington Hispanic
This week's issue of Washington
Hispanic newspaper featured GWHCC member Maria Patricia Corrales, CEO of Capital Construction Enterprises. The article
highlights her success as the newly appointed chair of the National
Hispanic Contractors Association (NHCA). Congratulations to Maria Patricia
and best wishes for the upcoming NHCA Legislative Conference on April
Launches Hispanic Directory
Last Monday, GWHCC member Vega Pages launched the first edition of its
Páginas Amarillas (Yellow Pages) in Spanish. This directory is a
great resource to find useful information about businesses serving the
local Hispanic market, healthcare organizations, government offices and
educational institutions. Go to www.vegapages.com to access the directory
online. Congratulations to our friend, President &
CEO, Francisco Vega!
Español - Business Opportunity Mixer at Salsa Room
Last night, BizLaunch en Español
hosted a successful networking event at Arlington's The Salsa Room.
Attendees enjoyed a free salsa lesson right following the event.
Pictures will be published soon.
Español - Branding and Marketing Educational Event - La Marca de su Negocio - ¿Le está
atrayendo más clientes?
On March 21st, BizLaunch en Español Verizon Wireless welcomed more
than 50 entrepreneurs wanting to learn more about how to make their brands
attract more clients. For information about upcoming educational events,
please click here.
Pictures for the Business Expo are all on our website. Please click on the
images below to see the albums from different parts of the Expo.
Exhibitors and Participants
Welcome to Our New &
For more information on
membership, please contact Julia Hobbes at (202) 728-0352 or email@example.com
and Partners' Events
Business of the Month
Dulce's Bakery & Empanadas
After receiving technical assistance from the Hispanic Committee of
Virginia, Dulce's Bakery & Empanada Shop is opening doors this upcoming
week. They are hosting a grand opening preview party today, Friday, March
30th, from 6:00-9:00pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy a free empanada
tasting. Congratulations to Ms. Teresa Hayes. They are located at 3900 C
Pickett Rd. Fairfax, VA 22031.