The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce had a sold out Mixer last night to introduce the new Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs Zanita Wickham-Zurley at woman-owned Zen West Cafe in Baltimore City North. The new Secretary and her recently appointed Deputy Secretary were on hand to clarify some questions related to highlight the new MBE Reauthorization Law and how it impacts Hispanic-owned small businesses as well as discuss her work over the last six months to ensure minority and women-owned businesses in Maryland have higher share in state contracting.
Throughout its nearly 20-year history, the Chamber has enjoyed outstanding working relationships with the Governor, the state legislature and its leaders, Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation and the current and former White House Administrations. The Maryland Hispanic Chamber prides itself on being the state’s premier go-to networking organisation for Hispanic Business owners as well as anyone seeking to target this increasingly affluent and influential demographic.
Chairwoman Veronica Cool had this to say about the event “This is what we are about – providing access to government representatives and facilitating business development, growth and success for our constituents – we appreciate that the Secretary could be here with us tonight and answer some very important questions. Providing these unique, highly privileged opportunities is one of the key benefits of membership.”
The event was well attended by some of the area’s most prominent Hispanic business owners and community members including – Charlie Ramos (CR Dynamics & Associates), Luis Diaz (Palmtree Catering), Enrique Melendez (Paragon Inc), Frederik L. Riefkohl-Maldonado (CSA Group), Tony White (Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives State of Maryland), Victoria Reyes (Victoria’s Outreach Services), Richard E. Fradkin, Betty Veneros (Cleaning Better Svcs), Carolina Cepeda (IT Nova), John H. Walters (1-2-3- Business Consulting), Brian Cohen (Wells Fargo Investments) and Odette Ramos (Chairwoman of the Baltimore City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) among others.
The Maryland Hispanic Chamber is offering an incredible promotion on membership for individuals for the last quarter of 2012 – for $25 you can “test drive the Chamber” which argumentably offers immediate access to hundreds of affluent, successful and growth oriented hispanic business owners.
A very special event is coming up on September 27, 2012 where in honor of National Hispanic Month the MDHCC will host the annual Hispanic Heritage event which will this year be honoring Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at the Educational Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) facility located at 600 South Ann Street, 21231 on Thursday, September 27th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. . Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez is on faculty at the University of Maryland Hospital and recently performed a ground breaking full facial transplant on a wounded veteran injured in the Iraqi war. The Chamber is honored to recognize Dr. Rodriguez’s outstanding achievements and dedication to his profession.
The Chamber has a range of interesting, informative and lively events planned throughout the rest of the year. For information about membership or to register for an upcoming event click here.