In this Issue
• News from the Chamber
• News from our Members
• Upcoming Events
• Member Spotlight
• Business Articles in the News
• Welcome New Members
• Career Opportunities
Sanchez Ziny - Blue Star Strategies, LLC
We would like to
congratulate Gabriel Sanchez Zinny, Managing Director at Blue
Star Strategies, LLC for the
publication of the English version of his fourth book “And Now…Quality:
Insights Into the Education Policy Debate in Latin America,” co-written
with Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education in Argentina.
The Chamber is proud to
have a member that has accomplished so much in international educational
policy. We wish Gabriel the best of luck on his book and his future
News from the Chamber
The Chamber Hosts Third Annual Reception with 8(a) Certified
Bean, Director of the Small Business Administration’s Washington
Metropolitan Area District Office, and Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for
Management Department of Homeland Security, were the keynote speakers
at the event on October 19th. The Chamber is very grateful to sponsor
Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, PC and the government officials who
attended including District of Columbia Councilmember Vincent Orange
Hispanic Community Welcomes Monsignor John Enzler
partnered with the Spanish Catholic Center to celebrate the appointment of
Msgr. John Enzler as the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the
Archdiocese of Washington. The Chamber wishes Msgr. Enzler all the best at
this important and influential organization that helps thousands of needy
people every year.
Successful Marketing and Social Media Seminar
Marketing and Social Media seminar hosted last October 12th gathered more
than 30 entrepreneurs in Arlington. We would like to thank the presenter
and Chamber member, Carla Briceño, co-founder of Bixal Solutions, Inc for
sharing her expertise.
from our Members and Partners
Keystone Plus Construction Featured on the Front Page of
Washington Hispanic Newspaper
GWHCC would like to congratulate board member, Carlos Perdomo, of Keystone
Plus Construction, for his feature as President & CEO of one of the
biggest Hispanic construction companies in the US. Please click here to read the article in the October 21st
edition of Washington Hispanic newspaper.
Verizon Wireless Opens a New Store in DC
Wireless inaugurated a new retail store at Union Station with a ribbon
cutting ceremony last month. We would like to congratulate Verizon on their
beautiful new space and we wish them much success at this location.
El Tiempo Latino Receives Outstanding Spanish Language
José Martí Awards for Excellence in Publishing, during the 26th Annual
National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) Convention, El Tiempo
Latino received a Gold Award as Outstanding Weekly. GWHCC would like to
congratulate members Zulema Tijero, Advertising Director and Alberto
Avendaño, Publisher of El Tiempo Latino for this award.
B-Thrifty Featured in the Washington Post for Helping Flood
would like to applaud and congratulate Alonso Zamora, co-founder of
B-Thrifty in Woodbridge, for being featured for his commitment to
helping the recent flood victims in Northern Virginia. Please click here to read the complete article.
Vida Senior Centers to Honor Leaders for their Work on
Behalf of Senior Citizens
42th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, November 8th, Vida Senior Centers will
honor the contributions of Dr. Aida Maisonet-Giachello, John Transviña,
Augusto Tono and Volunteers of America for their leadership on behalf on
seniors, particularly those from Latino and other multicultural
communities. Please click here to learn more about this event.
Washington, DC Economic Partnership Restructures
non-profit that facilitates economic development through business
attraction programs in DC, restructured its 2012 budget and priorities in
an effort to recreate its role as a key contributor to business development
in the city. Click here to learn more.
Members' and Partners' Events
Articles In The News
Banks Blink on New Card Fees
Street Journal, October 28, 2011. A month after Bank of America got
pummeled by consumers and politicians for introducing plans for new
debit-card fees, most other big U.S. banks are steering clear of imposing
similar charges. Click here to continue reading. Signal Financial FCU
offers the Hispanic community financial alternative for banking with
reduced fees. Please contact GWHCC member Elssie Ramos for more information
Content Marketing Is King
October 20, 2011. When it comes to marketing strategies, content marketing
has just been crowned king, far surpassing search engine marketing, public
relations and even print, television and radio advertising as the preferred
marketing tool for today's business-to-business entrepreneur. Click here to read more.
Tips for Better Content Marketing
October 27, 2011. Last week I wrote about the importance of creating and
publishing original content as part of your overall marketing
strategy. Today, I offer my 10 tips for better content marketing:. Click here to read more.
to Start New Hires on the Right Track
October 26, 2011. Assessing employees starts on Day One. Your hiring
process shouldn't be complete until you have a fully-oriented employee with
their own development plan - a clear plan of action that will engage and
hold your new hire accountable. Click here to read more.
New Businesses of the Month
is an importer and wholesaler of Pisco in the Washington
DC metropolitan area. Founded by Santiago Bedoya, the mission of
SanF is to introduce to consumers the world’s most artisanal and versatile
spirit, Fio Pisco! SanF focuses on educating its client
base about the unique Fio Pisco manufacturing process and the
subsequent result, a clean and high quality spirit loved by the
masses. Another aim of SanF is to reinvigorate the art of mixology
for the bartending community by promoting the versatility of Fio
Pisco. For promotional and sales inquiries, please contact
SanF, LLC via email at Fio@FioPisco.com and/or contact SanF via Facebook
and Twitter at www.facebook.com/fiopisco and www.twitter.com/fiopisco.
is a new Latino restaurant inaugurated last June in Alexandria, VA that
offers an innovative fresh, Latin fusion food for its customers with a
unique Caribbean décor. Contact Agua Viva at firstname.lastname@example.org,
aguavivarestaurant.com/, p: 703 836
0984, 808 King St Alexandria, VA 22314.
to our New Members!
Moreno, National Hispanic Construction Association
Elsa Patricia Grady, Washingtonian Tours
Short, The Veritas Law Firm
Alert, Nancy Alert & Associates
and William Gutierrez, Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
Salmeron, Embassy Suites Hotel
Guraieb, Inlingua Washington DC
Shao, Dragonbridge, Inc.
Rob Smith, Fitzgerald Auto Malls
Haynes, Airport Minority Advisory Council
Dorsonville, Spanish Catholic Center of DC
Mullings and Santiago Bedoya, Fio Pisco
Oliver-Farrow, The Oliver Group Inc.
Klein, Fab Lab DC
Sam Sweet, Atlas
Performing Arts Center
Alvarez, Alvarez Martinez Law Firm
Ramos, Signal Financial FCU
Rothenberg, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice
Diaz-Asper, Venture Count
Clausen, Rush Hour Printing
Sonia Gutierrez, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
Aracelly Watts, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
information on membership, please contact Julia Hobbes at (202)
728-0352 or email@example.com