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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.

Published Friday, May 13, 2016

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.”


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Effective Networking Workshop
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Show map
Arlington Economic Development
1100 North Glebe Road
Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 202-619-1000
Email: workshops.scoredc@scorevolunteer.org
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One of the most effective tools in promoting your business is also the one that is most overlooked by entrepreneurs; we talk about expensive marketing campaigns, social media, advertisements etc., but the most effective tool is you, the entrepreneur!

Networking is defined as interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts. This sounds so simple, but how do you do this in an effective and efficient manner? Let’s face it, as an entrepreneur and business owner there are so many demands on you in the company, that going out and interacting with people may feel like a waste of precious time.

In this half-day work shop we will talk about how to network in an effective and efficient manner, how to find the places and events to attend, how to approach people and articulate your message, and how to develop and cultivate meaningful business connections.  We will also discuss social media, especially Linked-In, as a networking tool.


Elma Levy is an entrepreneur who co-founded an IT Government contracting business, Dovel Technologies; Dovel began as a two-person business with the attic of her home in Bethesda as their corporate headquarters; the company has grown to a 750+ multi-division and $100+ million organization with headquarters in Tysons Corner and multiple locations. 

She knows from experience how hard it can be to commit time and energy to networking when there are the multiple demands of running your company, and she knows the challenge of finding the ‘right’ events and places, making the small-talk in order to get a conversation going, getting your message across in an articulate manner, creating and cultivating a contact, and ultimately, solidifying a business relationship that works for you and your business.  She learned that, for the founder and entrepreneur, it is very important to work for your company, and not just in your company.

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