HONORS AND AWARDS THAT HAVE BEEN BESTOWED UPON YOUR EL PASO HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Our success has been recognized by numerous awards on so many levels, local, state and nationally. Achieving our goals as identified in our Eight Points of Progress, which were established to continue to focus the Chamber as the primary advocate for small business. Each point is broad based, diverse, and designed to focus on new ideas, initiatives and concerns for small minority and women owed businesses to achieve desired results.
We are proud to share with you some of our recent accomplishments and thank you for the opportunity to share them with you.
UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD WINNERS
El Paso Recognized as Best in the Nation
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was honored to be named the USHCC Large Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Year in several ocassions: 2008, 2009 and 2010. Our CEO Cindy Ramos Davidson was named USHCC Chamber Executive of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as well.
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MEXICAN AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AWARD WINNERS
In 2015, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce bestowed with the highest honor given to a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce. Your EPHCC was named the TAMACC Large Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders & Chamber were recognized as the best in the state of Texas by the Texas Association Mexican American Chamber of Commerce (TAMACC) 39th Annual Convention ....
13 Texas Businesses and Member Chambers Honored By TAMACC During Annual Convention and Awards Gala. We are also very proud to host the 2016 Annual Convention & Business Expo in our Sun City. Chamber from all over the state will be visiting our city.
TAMACC LEGISLATIVE AWARDS
El Paso was well represented on March 22, 2006 at the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce (TAMACC) 2006 Legislative Leadership Awards Luncheon. During the award ceremony, TAMACC recognized local, state and federal individuals as well as organizations for their leadership, legislative advocacy and community involvement in the representation of the small Hispanic/ Latino business community
SBA'S SMALL BUSINESS WEEK WINNERS
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was successful at promoting three active Chamber members and partners during the Annual Small Business Week Award ceremony
SBA's Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Winners
The MBDA National MED Week Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise. Your Hispanic Chamber nominates local members every year. We have proudly stood besides many El Paso winners, like Mamie Salazar-Harper, Regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year in 2005; Juan Carlos Diaz, from United Bank of El Paso del Norte in 2013; VEMAC, 2014 Minority-Owned Construction Firm of the Year; among many others.
2001 SBA's Women's Business Border Center Grant and Subsequent Sustainability Grant
SBA's Microenterprise Development (PRIME) Grant
2002 The City of El Paso Annual Performance-Based Grant
Casa Cyber Grant with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Hispanic Chamber understands firsthand the need for small business incubation services in the El Paso region and offers a unique "virtual" incubator to three businesses that are in various phases of growth.
Environmental Protection Agency Grant to manage the International Small Business Environmental Education and Voluntary Compliance Program
This project provides funding under the EPA Border 2012 Program for implementation of a community-based, voluntary approach to emission reductions in the small business community through both stationary and mobile-source emission reduction strategies.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation Financial Literacy Grant
“Smart Money Financial Literacy Curriculum” to prospective business owners, and youth groups. The curriculum is comprised of 12 learning modules, complete with participant take home guide, interactive worksheets, and overheads
AT&T Technology Grant
Through the continued operation of the Entrepreneurial Technical Assistance Centers, the Hispanic Chamber is able to adequately assess the needs of our client, then direct them to the ETA Center that will be of the most assistance to them, whether it’s getting started and maneuvering through the maze of licensing and permits, to applying for certifications that will help them to realize valuable procurement opportunities.
El Paso is now one of 38 cities in the United States to have the designation of a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC). The El Paso MBEC is federally funded by the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce and will be locally operated by your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
SBA GRANT/ THE WOMEN’S BUSINESS BORDER CENTER:
The WBBC was featured in Women Entrepreneurs Magazine for the second year in a row, and has been awarded funding to continue operating the Women’s Center for the 12th year.
The EPHCC was thrilled to receive a grant award from Walmart to develop a year program to support women in business.
Wells Fargo Hablemos de Dinero Grant
Your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was proud to announce a collaborative effort with Wells Fargo Bank, with a one year training program entitled “Hablemos de Dinero Business Development Program with Wells Fargo Bank & the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.” The primary focus is to promote the economic development and the financial literacy of our entrepreneurs. The training courses throughout this one year program will offer emerging and existing business owners a friendly environment to learn, ask, and take notes on how to start, manage and grow your business. This interactive session allows participants to meet one on one with business development specialists from the Hispanic Chamber, and banking professionals from Wells Fargo.
OUR CEO WAS NAMED FEDERAL RESERVE DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE 11TH DISTRICT BRANCH EL PASO IN 2011, AND CHAIRMAN PRO-TEM ON 2012
Our CEO was honored to be named member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank and later on as the Chairman of the board, providing unique insight to the economic development of our local, women, veteran and minority owned businesses.