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Dear NAHCC members: Welcome to a New Membership Year!
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  • Business Development
  • Supplier Diversity/Procurement 'How To' Learning Opportunities
  • Marketing and Promotion for your Business
  • Resource/Facilitator
  • Product & Service Discounts
  • Legislative Voice 
  • Business After Hours and Young Professionals
  • Free training programs 
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Welcome new & renewing
2014 NAHCC Member Survey

Dear NAHCC member,  



Dear NAHCC member,

This survey is being sent to the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce membership so we can get to know you better and understand your business needs. Survey results will guide our new Board of Directors as they continue to fine tune the NAHCC agenda for the year. 


Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your input. This survey will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 615-216-5737 


  Strategic Partnerships
NAHCC partnership with Nashville Film Festival celebrates 45th anniversary April 17-26
Click HERE to learn more.

NAHCC Partners with NAWBO-Nashville
Click HERE to learn more.

NAHCC Named National SBA Partner to Increase Support for Hispanic Entrepreneurs 
Click HERE for more.
NAHCC Offers Healthcare Coverage to Members Through Partnership with Aetna 
Click HERE for more.
Green Builds Business Training helps Hispanic Entrepreneurs Go Green Click HERE for more
"We partner with members to create programs that bring lasting and strategic solutions to the business needs of our membership."


BAH 2013
NAHCC News: Join us in welcoming our newest team members!  

Paul Marchena
Paul Marchena,
Corporate Relations

Paul is a native of Curacao, the island discovered in 1944 by the Spanish Alonso de Ojeda (navigator, governor and conquistador famous for having named Venezuela and one of Christopher Columbus' lieutenants). Paul is fluent in four languages and has over 16 years of experience in the risk management consulting and insurance placement arena for companies with annual revenue streams between $5mln to $2 billion. His industry specialization areas are manufacturing, distribution, and restaurants. Our Corporate Relations desk focuses on working with the NAHCC larger members, and those companies and individuals whose primary interest is affecting public policy at the highest levels.

Govend Mar�a Akreyi
Govand Mar�a Akreyi-Wani,
Member Relations Volunteer  Services

Govand holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee State University and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan Career Institute.
Jobs: Lowe's Spring Hire   

Apply on-line @ www.lowes.com/careers



Jobs: Bi-lingual Receptionist    

 The Law Offices of Sean Lewis is seeking a part-time bi-lingual receptionist/secretary. After 3 months, a promotion could lead to full-time employment. The candidate is expected to handle deadlines, must be meticulous with details and read and write in both English and Spanish with native fluency. Duties include: scheduling, drafting forms and letters, handling heavy phone traffic. This job is perfect for a person who likes to help people and is able to handle stressful situations. A customer service background is preferred. U.S. work authorization is required and deferred action/DACA recipients/grantees are encouraged to apply! $11.00 to start, parking and training provided. Send a CV/resume to Sean@MusicCityVisa.com to apply or call 615-226-4236 (615-ABO-GADO).


Jobs: UPS is hiring    


Learn about rewarding job opportunities  

at UPS by visiting http://jobs-ups.com/   


Jobs at H&R Block


Learn Tax Preparation From The Best.

Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro. Class times and locations are flexible to fit your current job, school and family schedules. Bilingual courses are available. Not only will you learn a new skill, you could earn extra income as a tax professional.*

For class times and locations, visit hrblock.com/class or call 800-HRBLOCK (800-472-5625)  



  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Loss Prevention
  • Banquets
  • Retail
  • Reservations
  • Conference Services
  • Laundry and more.  
  • Please click HERE to learn more.
Jobs at BMI   


BMI is currently recruiting for the positions of "Buyer", "Business Process Engineer", and "Writer/Publisher Administration Analyst".   


Additional information and application to the positions can be found at  www.bmi.com/jobs       

  • Business After Hours  (April 22)
  • Waller/NAHCC 2014 Roadshow Series  
  • Lunch and Learn Series for the Business Owner: Cyber and Privacy Data Protection Workshop
  • Diversify Nashville Networking Series
  • NAHCC Board of Directors meeting (May 28)  
Register now! 
The NAHCC invites you to join us in celebrating Nashville Film Festival's 45th anniversary (April 17-26)
Hispanic film showcase, member reception, live Latin music concert, and VIP after party next Tuesday April 22
 It is a great honor for us at the NAHCC to be part of the 45th anniversary celebration of the Nashville Film Festival again this year. 
NaFF, is expecting to attract a record breaking 100,000+ attendees, has been named one of the top five in the U.S. by Brooks Institute, and is an Academy Award Qualifier for short films (screening 157 shorts from 33 countries). Furthermore, it has become one of the "premier showcases for the best new work of American and international filmmakers." 
Raising our profile as a prosperous, welcoming, multicultural 'it city', and fostering economic development opportunities for all, are just a few of the reasons why it makes sense to embrace and support NaFF. It is part of our culture. We get it. That's why we do. You too are invited to join us. 
Yuri Cunza
President & CEO
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

4/22: NAHCC Business After Hours @NaFF
Join us Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for another exciting Business After Hours Networking Mixer and Latin music showcase event at the Walk of Fame Park located on the lawn of the Hilton Nashville Downtown and directly across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the hearth of Downtown Nashville. Enjoy meaningful connections appetizers and cash bar and join us in support of the Nashville Film Festival as it celebrates its 45th anniversary. 
Headlining our Latin music showcase will be San Rafael, by far one of Nashville's hottest Latin-Jazz bands, accompanied by several other guests musicians representing our vibrant and growing Latin music scene (see HERE
Please RSVP via email to NAHCC board member Eva Angel�na subject line: Business After Hours Mixer  RSVP@nashvillehispanicchamber.com

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We are here to help you connect with the resources your business needs to grow and prosper. We will work with you to help find the solutions you need. Our mission is to help make your business profitable, sustainable and efficient. We are here to serve you!  BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
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Meet our Board of Directors
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the following members elected to serve on our Board of Directors. Thanks to the hard work, input and dedication of our board, our organization can consistently bring great programming to serve our members. Please take a moment to learn more about them by visiting BOD webpage.
Pictured from left to right. Officers: Loraine Segovia-Paz, Chair, Alba Gonzalez Nylander, Vice Chair, Paul Marchena, 2nd Vice-Chair, Delfine Perales-Fox, Treasurer, Eva Angelina, Secretary. Board: Victor Berrios, Santos Gonzalez, Shawnta Lang-Idoko, Luis Parodi, Mario Ramos, Paul Van Cotthem.

Comcast announces Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Contest
Comcast Business is excited to announce Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs Contest! A national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences.
The Contest entry period is from now through April 30, 2014 and is open to business owners at least 18 years of age or older that are located within the Comcast Business service area and own an independent, non-franchised business with 50 employees or less.Based on an essay submission, entries will be judged and two winners will be selected in each of the 16 Comcast Business Regions: one best use of technology to enhance the customer experience and one best use of technology to enhance the employee experience. Each winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize plus Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years plus up to $2,500 Comcast Business Account Credit services, along with services from Comcast's Upware partners Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, DocuSign, Soonr and Swiftpage Engage for one year. The total approximate value of cash and prizes is up to $15,000. Winners will then be eligible for the grand prize, worth up to $40,000.




ENTER BY APRIL 30, 2014 Regional winners will be notified the week of May 19, 2014.

Three NAHCC members participated in the USHCC Foundation Chamber Training Institute on Public Relations & Media last March 25 and 26 in Washington D.C 
Govand Akreyi and Loraine Segovia-Paz with incoming USHCC Chairman Ignacio Veloz.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce(USHCC) Foundation's Chamber Training Institute is an executive-level training provided by the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business offering chamber leaders  a free, two-day, world-class learning experience to  develop business and managerial skills across a wide  range of topics.  

NAHCC Board Chair Eunice Loraine Segovia Paz (right) with USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez, and Govend Akreyi-Wani, (left) NAHCC Member Services, at University of Notre Dame's class dinner.


Congratulations to our Nashville team lead by Board Chair Loraine Segovia Paz, for participating and graduating from this University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Certificate Program. Visit our Facebook  page for photos from the training and Summit.

Loraine with USHCC Chairman Emeritus Nina Vaca


Eat Well For A Good Cause: Join us for Dining Out For Life

On Tue, April 22, 2014 an estimated 6,000 people will dine out to fight AIDS in Nashville at over 70 participating restaurants.



Nashville Pharmacy Services and Embassy Dental are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the event, where restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day's meals to Nashville CARES.


Dining Out For Life is the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind and has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America.  In 2013, more than $150,000 was raised to fight HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. 


So how does it work?  Thousands of people from all over the metro Nashville area will choose their favorite participating restaurant and dine out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, knowing that a percentage of their bill will be donated by the restaurant to benefit Nashville CARES and the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Click to view a full list of participating restaurants.


The NAHCC is a proud host and supporter of Nashville CARES Dining Out For Life. Together we can make a difference. 


Please email us if you would like to participate by joining us for breakfast or brunch at info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com or call 615-216-5737

April 15: Marian University at Saint Thomas Health 


The NAHCC congratulates Marian University and Sue Leighton School of Nursing on the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Marian University at Saint Thomas Health next Tuesday, April 15., 2014


NAHCC representatives will be in attendance to hear the announcement of Marian University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. A presentation by Mayor Karl Dean is scheduled.


April 30: Join us for Solace Oral Surgery Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Please join us for the Grand Opening and RibbonCutting Ceremony for Solace Oral Surgery, next
April 30th, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


Meet Dr. Romero, his dedicated professional staff and enjoy new friends, food and enter a drawing for gifts and prices. Dr. Romero will also be offering free dental implant consultations for the 10 first attendees.  

Visit Solace Oral Surgery Facebook page invite HERE  
Save The Date: Breakfast with the Lawyers - May 15
Contracts in Bankruptcy

Every business uses and depends upon contracts. But what happens when one of the parties to the contract goes into bankruptcy? Can you enforce your contract?
What rights do you have in a bankruptcy case? What rights does the other party to your contract have?

Join us next Thursday, May 15 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Pinnacle Bank Learning Center to hear from Tom Forrester a GSRM lawyer who specialized in insolvency law, withh emphasis in commercial bankruptcy cases.

Complimentary breakfast and parking in The Pinnacle Symphony Place garace are included.

This is a FREE to members program brought to you in partnership with NAHCC member GSRM Attorneys at Law. RSVP to jsummey@gsrm.com 615-921-4220 by May 13

Questions? Please call us 615-216-5737 or email info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com


Give a boost to your international career and become a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)


An internationally recognized certification of global business and trade professionals that demonstrates your ability to successfully conduct international business, including business management, marketing, supply chain management and trade finance.


For beginner professionals, GCBP establishes a professional development goal to ensure a full understanding of the international trade profession. For organizations, CGBP assures their employees are able to practice global business at the professional level required in today's competitive environment. To learn more please call us: 615-213-5737


We all know marketing is key to small business survival and success. And these days we're so inundated with marketing platforms and tools that it can be overwhelming to know what to do to be an effective marketer.


What you need is a marketing action plan so you can lay out a path to follow. First though, warns Hal Shelton, a business executive, SCORE board member and author of The Secrets of Writing a Successful Business Plan, you need to define your company's buying cycle. Read more HERE 

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