HISPANIC CHAMBER NEWSLETTER
 April, 15th 2021 
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Upcoming Events: 


  • Emprender Juntos – Dale utilidad a tu sitio web | Crece con Google
    Date: April 29, 2021

    Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Online-Zoom
    Cost: None to Attendees
    Presenters: Israel Serna- Google
    Topic: Learn how to promote your presence online, You will learn about Google My Business, Google Analytics, and more. (Presentation in Spanish) 



  • 2021 Virtual Latino Scholarship Award Luncheon 
    Date: May 7, 2021
    Time: 11:30am (pre-show) 12pm 
    Keynote Speaker: Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero 
    Place: RSVP
    Program Sponsors: University of Oregon

    Media Sponsor: Univision 
HMC Events

HMC's News:

All in Washington
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber helps 21 clients receive All in Washington Grant.
This March 2021, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber with the support of the All in Washington Fund disbursed 21 grants totaling $90,000 with an average grant size of $4,300. Most of the grant recipients are residents of Clark County, Washington.

HMC's client and recipient of the All in Washington gran, Israel Juarez, owner of American Professional Cleaning, LLC, was thankful for the grant funds that allowed his family to keep their business open, in spite of the odds they faced during the pandemic: “…We lost work contracts and my wife was laid off the second time she had to quarantine, and economically we are trying to pay our debts since our family in Mexico also contracted COVID-19. Our equipment was stolen from our garage, we think by desperate people facing the same situation we are facing. Many Thanks, Israel Juarez”

Hispanic Chamber Featured on Openheim Nonprofit Report Webinar.
Mark Oppenheim led a discussion this past April 1, on supporting Hispanic/Latino-owned businesses and their leaders during the pandemic. Laura Murillo, President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Carmen Castro, Executive Director of Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland Oregon were the featured speakers.
Hispanic Chamber talks about Supporting Hispanic/Latino Owned Businesses
HISPANIC METROPOLITAN CHAMBERS PROGRAMS:

Scholarship Program 

Congratulations to all of the amazing Latino students selected to receive a Hispanic Chamber Program scholarship this year. Many thanks to all donors who make this work possible. Please join us at the 2021 Latino Scholarship Award Virtual Ceremony, May 7, 2021, featuring Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero as keynote speaker, to celebrate the students, their families, and donors. Click Here to see the full list of recipients and donors. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor The University of Oregon.

 Latino Leadership Program


The Leadership Program 2021 is still accepting applications! This is a great program that supports and elevates emerging Latino leaders in your organization. It is a cohort-based program that not only enhances and strengthens leadership and management skills for career advancement but also creates community. Contact Carmen Castro, Executive Director, for more information at ccastro@hmccoregon.com or go to the program page to apply  https://hmccoregon.com/leadership/
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Small Business Development

Meet Juan Carlos, owner of Lobos Street Food located at Cedar Hills Farmer's Market. Thanks to a grant from Business Oregon, The Hispanic Chamber was able to provide a brand new website for this business at no cost. In addition to digital services, the program also has supported other Latino businesses on a statewide basis with bookkeeping and tax services. This program is part of the Hispanic Chamber’s efforts to help Latino businesses survive the pandemic. Since the program started in fall 2020, it has served over 80 businesses to date and is on pace to serve over 200 businesses before the program ends this June. To apply send a request to info@hmccoregon.com
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HMC New Staff: 

Kimberly Quiroz Alvarez 
Business Development Coordinator 
Kimberly Quiroz Alvarez was born in the vibrant state of Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated with Latin honors from Portland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources.  Kimberly brings passion and commitment to her new position at the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber. 

Join our team today!
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Become a Member

You can join our mission of advancing the Hispanic community and become a member of the Hispanic Chamber today. There are several benefits available to active Hispanic Chamber members including a listing in our member directory, posting on our job board, and overall higher visibility of your commitment to support the Latino community.

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Our Contact Information: 
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber 
Phone: 503-222-0280
Email: info@hmccoregon.com
Portland Office:
333 SW 5th Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97204
Vancouver Office:
805 Broadway Street, Suite 605
Vancouver, WA 98660
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