Lehigh Valley, PA - Alvaro A. Diaz, Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the L.V. (HCCLV), and Tony Iannelli, President and CEO announced the partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the move of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce office from Allentown to a new location in Bethlehem on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Hotel Bethlehem followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor John Callahan and representing Senator Pat Browne, Ellen Kern. The new Chamber office at located at 561 Main Street, Suite 245, Bethlehem, PA. The following Public Officials attended the official announcement.
The following Public Officials attended the official announcement.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Members in attendance consisted of Alvaro Diaz, Executive Director, Tom Groves, Vice Chair, The Equinox Agency, Fidel Gonzalez, Secretary, Polaris Engineering, Alex Santos, Bank of America and Rebecca Newsom, First Niagara Bank. The GLVCC Board Chair Gregg Feinberg led the opening address and all of the GLVCC Board of Governors members were in attendance as well. Both Chambers showed excitement and are looking forward to a wonderful partnership. “Alvaro Diaz, Executive Director shared the agreement that was unanimously approved by the boards of governors of both chambers guarantees the autonomy and independence of the Hispanic Chamber and the preservation of its own distinct brand. The commitments and relationships of the Hispanic Chamber with its own sponsors and partners, particularly its Fé Foundation, will remain unchanged.
Strategic alliances are commonplace in the business world and this one will certainly strengthen both chambers by offering our memberships marketing opportunities not existent until now. The Hispanic Chamber will have access to resources available from the Greater LV Chamber in the areas of staffing and logistics. The Greater LV Chamber will expand its diversity footprint to the Hispanic marketplace by teaming up with the Hispanic Chamber. The growing Latino market estimated in this Valley at 100,000 is a highly coveted segment by the suppliers of all kinds of goods and services, and together we can assist our members to participate in it. We are very optimistic that this agreement will be beneficial to both chambers and our corresponding constituencies. I think there is a brighter future ahead of us.”
About The Chamber: The mission of The Chamber is to: deliver value to members through superior programs and services; fight for pro-job, pro-business interests; unify the Lehigh Valley business community to leverage regional resources and strengthen its collective voice; and to create opportunities for businesses to grow. With nearly 5,000 member businesses that employ more than 140,000 individuals, The Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania, largest in New Jersey, and one of the most active advocates for member businesses in the nation.
March 01, 2013 - Joining in the celebration of International Women’s Day, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its well-known “Minority Women in the Professions and Business” Panel on Thursday, March 7th at the Hotel Bethlehem.
December 05, 2013 -