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CALIFORNIA HISPANIC CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION

Posted on 8/26/2014 by Alex Ayala

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce’s annual convention in Orange County came to a close Friday, August 15th and concluded with announcements regarding this year’s award recipients.

 

CALIFORNIA HISPANIC CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce’s annual convention in Orange County came to a close Friday, August 15th and concluded with announcements regarding this year’s award recipients.

 

Marking its 36th year of empowering Latino business entrepreneurs and business professionals throughout the state of California, this year’s convention drew thousands of attendees during its three-day event that took place August 13-15.

 

This year’s convention theme, “Latino Business Energizing, Powering, Transforming the U.S. Economy,” showcased the power of Latino businesses in California and the impact they are making in California’s economy.

 

This year’s award recipients are:  

 

  • Excellence in Business: Lily Rocha, SABOR LATINO
  • Rising Star: Veronica Corona
  • Trailblazer Award: Nely Galan , Adelante Movement
  • Latina Businesswoman of the year: Martha de la Torre, El Clasificado , Orange County Chamber Member
  • Family Legacy Award: Doreen Dominguez, VANIR Construction 
  • Chamber Executive of the Year:  Jay Tamsi -  Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Chamber of the Year:  Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • John Aguilar Procurement Award: Darrel Sauceda, ACS Group
  • Corporate Advocate:  Joe Alderete, Southern California Edison   

 

“The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce congratulates all its award recipients for their considerable accomplishments,” said Alice Perez, President and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. “Our award recipients were chosen for the difference they are making both professionally and in their community.”

 

Produced by LatinPointe Brands, this year’s convention featured an array of speakers, panelists and entertainment.

 

Some of this year’s convention highlights included: International trade Day, Procurement Matchmaking, and Business Success Stories Live luncheon featuring legendary actor Edward James Olmos, actress Ana Ortiz, and Access Hollywood’s Liz Hernandez.  CHCC’s Latina Hall of Fame luncheon inducted entertainment entrepreneur Nely Galan and Chairman of Vanir Group of Companies Dorene Dominguez.   

 

Among the top Hispanic business experts who presented at this year’s convention included:

Author Sylvia Mendoza, Latina Global Executive Leadership Program CEO Dr. Yasmin Davidds, and Chef Lala. Hispanic leaders that spoke to convention attendees included Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and Antonio Gonzalez, President of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP).

 

This year’s convention would not have been possible without the support of its gracious sponsors: Title Sponsor:  Wells Fargo. Platinum Sponsors:  SoCal Edison, JP Morgan Chase. Gold Sponsor: Disneyland Resort. Silver Sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross, AT & T, Covered California, FedEx Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, State Farm Insurance, Time Warner Cable. Bronze Sponsors: Aetna, BBVA Compass, Comerica, Capital One, DGS, Health Law Guide, Union Bank, Verizon, Visa. Brass Sponsors: Capital One, Wal-Mart.

 

About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has a network of over 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the State of California.  Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business associations, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 Hispanic business owners in California.  The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses. For more information, please visit our website at www.cahcc.com