Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hispanic Advisory Committee

In an effort to do more outreach in the Hispanic community the chamber has organized a new Hispanic Advisory Committee.

This committee consists of Jose Dieguez, Solo Flooring; Daisey Figueroa, Cooper Road Branch Manager for Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co.; Ana Pilato, Pillar Systems; Eduardo Prestonsoto, Leadership Compass LLC; and Christina Schoendorf, Progreso Hispano.

The HAC has a mission to outreach to Hispanic businesses and tell them about the chamber of commerce and the services provided with the objective of bringing many of them into the chamber. This type of outreach will help strengthen our community and allow all types of businesses to associate more freely.

The committee is currently involved in identifying Hispanic businesses. Their next meeting will be Thursday, September 2, at 9:00 am. Any interested chamber members are invited to attend.