WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 250 leaders from Latin American embassies, local government, nonprofits, corporations and small businesses have confirmed their attendance to the GWHCC 35th Annual Gala. This year’s celebration is special for our community not only for the number of years that the organization has been in place, but also for the positive news about surging entrepreneurship among Latinos. The Chamber has mirrored this growth by increasing its membership to almost 200 members.
The Annual Gala is the Chamber’s most important fundraising initiative and serves as an opportunity for the Chamber to highlight the importance and influence of the burgeoning Hispanic business community in the DC Metropolitan area and to showcase the Chamber’s accomplishments with all stakeholders. A networking reception will kick off the night, followed by a program to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Chamber. The program will also honor the life and legacy of Will Soza, a pioneer and leader in the local Hispanic business community. The program will be followed by dinner, live music and dance. The band 809 will be playing jazz, salsa, merengue and other Latin rhythms. Exclusive goods will be auctioned throughout the night, including airline tickets, hotel stays and art pieces.
Sponsors for the 35th Annual Gala include American Airlines, Building Hope, CapitalWirePR, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Condortech, DC United, Eagle Bank, El Tiempo Latino, Erie Insurance, Eventos VIP Pass, FedEx, Giant Food, I Run Your Ad, John Marshall Bank, Keystone Plus Construction, La Nueva 87.7, Lanigan, Ryan Malcolm & Doyle, M Luis Construction, M&T Bank, Pepco, Petals to the Metal, PNC Bank, Priority One Services, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Romantica 900 AM, Signal Financial, Verizon, Walmart, Washington Convention and Sports Authority, Washington Hispanic and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. GWHCC Foundation and GWHCC funders include Arlington Economic Development, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs, DC Neighborhood Investment Fund, DC Office of Human Rights, Fannie Mae and Washington Convention and Sports Authority.
About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is a 501(C) 6 organization. For additional information visit our website www.gwhcc.org
SOURCE Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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