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THE GREATER WASHINGTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMED HISPANIC CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
 
Published Monday, September 16, 2013
by Pamela Nieto

Washington, DC September 16, 2013 - It is with deep appreciation that the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) announces it has been named the Hispanic Chamber of the Year (Mid-Size) by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) .

The GWHCC was selected from a pool of chamber candidates representing all areas of the country for its “outstanding leadership, partnerships, and service to the Hispanic community and business community,” according to the USHCC.  “The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce strategically utilizes their location in the nation's capital for their premier Business Expo event - showcasing businesses, participating government agencies, corporations, embassies, non-profits to the local Hispanic business community,” they added.

“The GWHCC accepts this award with honor,” said President and CEO of the Chamber, Angela Franco. “Hispanic and other minority-owned small businesses play an essential role in the success of our local and national economy. We will continue supporting the growth of these businesses within the greater Washington metropolitan area.”

“We thank our members, community and corporate partners for their ongoing commitment and support to the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s important work in our community.   We look forward to continue moving Hispanic businesses forward,” said Mario Acosta-Velez, GWHCC Chairman and Director of State Government Affairs for Verizon – Mid-Atlantic Region. 

Hispanic Chamber of the Year Awards honor small, medium and large Hispanic chambers of commerce that serve fewer than 249 members, between 250 and 499 members, and more than 500 members, respectively. Additional award recipients include the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, named the Large Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Year, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, named Small Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Year.

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About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The GWHCC, founded in 1976, promotes and facilitates the success of Hispanic and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, outreach, advocacy, and education. It envisions building a stronger business network for the competitive future of the greater Washington metropolitan region. To learn more about the GWHCC, please call (202) 728-0352.

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