EMPRESARIO - JUNE 2019
President's Corner: Transitions
John Hernandez

In my 25+ years in the professional world, there is one consistent truth - Change is inevitable. Some people dread change but I, on the other hand, embrace it. I've come to learn that I'm a person that thrives in chaos. I like to make something out of nothing, experiment with new ideas and improve processes. I'm just wired that way. 

The year 2019 brings yet another exciting change for me. This July completes my fourth and final year as President and CEO of the FWHCC. I have to admit, it's a bittersweet transition. I've had the great fortune to be a part of the evolution of this organization and honored to have met, partnered and worked with some of the the greatest people. It's been a true honor to be entrusted to lead this great Chamber. I will definitely miss my post but I'm extremely excited about what comes next! 

This next stage in my life comes with great enthusiasm. I get to join the family business, which will no doubt allow me to do what I love, thrive in chaos. I realize there will be many challenges, many highs and many lows, but as with every new beginning, I'm ready to embrace it and enjoy the ride! I encourage each of you to do the same, embrace the change. Exciting things are in store for the Chamber in the coming months and years. It's time for someone faster, younger and smarter to lead this organization to its full potential. 

Simply saying thank you doesn't seem to be enough. But I want to thank my community, members and Board for allowing me this opportunity and I thank my family, friends and team for sticking with me when things got tough. I'm leaving the Chamber in the great hands of the next President, Anette Landeros, but I'm not leaving Fort Worth. 

See y'all around town!
CHAMBER NEWS
FWHCC  Selects Anette Landeros as New CEO/President
The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) is pleased to announce that they have selected   Anette Landeros   as the new CEO and President. She will take her post on July 15, 2019, succeeding John Hernandez.

"Anette's appointment is a clear reflection of the Chamber's current state: ready to take on the future and fired up after another strong year of growth," said Michael Dimas, FWHCC Board Chairman.

Landeros brings over 10 years of leadership and problem-solving expertise in government and nonprofit sectors to the organization. Most recently serving as Project Manager for the Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Transportation, Landeros lead teams in program evaluations of national transportation projects. She is also adept in nonprofit fundraising from her years of service with the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, a state-wide nonprofit organization in which she has served in various capacities for over a decade. Landeros will combine her knowledge of business best practices with her community building and nonprofit service to build the next chapter of the FWHCC.

"I look forward to working alongside the FWHCC Board of Directors, Fort Worth business community, and the City of Fort Worth to elevate our city's economic standing to its maximum potential," said Landeros. "It will be an honor to invest my professional and personal energy to the prosperity of this organization."
CHAMBER EVENTS

Up your networking game! Join us for this opportunity to connect with FWHCC members and guests. You will hear from community members and learn about upcoming events. Bring business cards and expand your network. Invite a colleague or friend! This month's event is sponsored by Jim Austin Online and will be hosted at the Western Heritage Center.
 
June 21, 2019 at 8AM
Location: Western Heritage Center
2029 N. Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Seminar for Spanish speaking business owners and entrepreneurs:
Rompe Tus limites: Break Your Barriers!
Featuring Emmanual Falcon
  June 26, 2019 at 5PM
Location:  La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, Suite Town Hall 
4200 S. Freeway Fort Worth, Texas 76115


EDUCATION
FWHCC Awards Over $41,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) recently awarded over $41,000 in college scholarships to 24 students in Tarrant County. Scholarship recipients were recognized at the FWHCC President's Scholar Dinner held at Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus.  Special thanks to Tarrant County College for their community partnership and sponsorship of the FWHCC Scholar Dinner. We would also like to recognize Scholarship Fund donors and participants.  Your contribution and support helps local high school students to reach their higher education goals.

BUSINESS

FWISD Capital Improvement Program invites you to its monthly workshop every first Thursday of every month to discover current and future contracting opportunities with FWISD CIP, learn about the District's HUB Policy and network.   Learn More


Muckleroy & Falls will be hosting a minority outreach informational session. Swing by for some information, make a few contacts who can mentor and guide you through the certification process, and network with other HUB/MWBE subcontractors.   Learn More

MEMBERS
Member Spotlight: Nancy Zuniga

Nancy Zuniga recently moved to Fort Worth with a vision from God to make an energetic impact in children, families and community. As a single mom, and Wela to two darlings, Izaiah and Raven, her family is a major force for her passion in families. Her business is Basic Woodz with a mission to UNPLUG, BUILD, and PLAY by utilizing wood craft activities at children's parties, corporate team building, small groups as well as events with children and elderly at retirement homes. Basic Woodz encourages old-fashioned hands on playtime using woodcraft activity kits. Hammering, building and painting encourages creativity, boost self esteem, team work, practice problem solving and communication. In a world where technology is growing at a rapid pace, Nancy says its nice to slow the pace and unplug for some quality time making memories with family and friends.  She enjoys the outdoors and getting connected in the community. She hopes to make a positive impact in her new home of Fort Worth.   Learn More
Ambassador Spotlight: Glenda Diaz


As a former owner of successful small businesses, Glenda Diaz has been involved in real estate since 2009. She is known for outstanding customer service, consistent communication, and strong attention to detail. She believes strongly that it is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process, so her clients make the best decisions possible.  She has been a great addition to the Ambassador program with the Chamber Learn More
Member News: Catholic Charities Receives TXU Energy Aid Contribution
TXU Energy is proud to support critical organizations in Fort Worth and surrounding Tarrant County communities. Through this commitment, TXU Energy recently contributed $5,000 to the Catholic Charities of Fort Worth's veteran services program, which promotes housing stability and links veterans to needed benefits. And the giving doesn't stop there! Over the last five years, the TXU Energy Aid program has provided $1.7 million in bill-payment assistance to Catholic Charities, helping more than 6,000 customers.
Member Ribbon Cutting: Nations Insurance Solutions 
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
FWHCC President's Scholar Dinner
Thank you to the FWHCC Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors for your contribution toward the FWHCC Scholarship Program. Your hard work and contribution helped us to award over $41,000 in scholarships to 24 local high school students this year. Scholarship recipients were recognized at the FWHCC President's Scholar Dinner held at Tarrant County College - Trinity River Campus. More Photos

ODEMA Forum
The Organizacion de Entidades Mutuales de las Americas (ODEMA) recently held its tenth forum and first in Fort Worth at the Botanic Garden. ODEMA works for mutual aid and economic solidarity.  Ten countries were represented at this forum: Argentina, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Paraguay, and the US. City Councilmember Carlos Flores, Justice of the Peace Sergio De Leon and Sandra Garcia welcomed ODEMA members.

COMMUNITY EVENTS


Payroll Outsourcing Workshop
June 24, 2019
Elite Staffing Services
Learn and understand the processing of your payroll by outsourcing companies. 
Limited Seating. RSVP required.
(682) 703-2400
2810 North Beach Street
Haltom City, TX 76111  

Sunday Funday
June 30, 2019
Panther Island Pavilion
Wind down your weekends with Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion. This family-friendly laid back event takes place every Sunday from June 30 through September 1. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent, along with kayaks, canoes and stand-up-paddle boards from Backwoods Paddlesports Learn More
CORPORATE MEMBERS

ACME Brick Company |  Andrews Distributing of Fort Worth | AT&T | Atmos Energy |  Balfour Beatty Construction  |  Bank of America  |  Baylor All Saints Medical Centers |  BBVA Compass  |  Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  |  BNSF Railway Company  |  BSA Global/Fort Worth Technologies  |  Capital One  |  City of Fort Worth  |  Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages  |  Colonial Savings  |  Comerica Bank  |  DFW International Airport | Dickies Arena | Elite Staffing ServicesEmpire Roofing  | Falcon Steel America, LLC |  Fort Worth Star Telegram  |  Frost Bank  Hillwood Properties  |  JohnSons Press  | JP Morgan Chase & Co Laurel Land Funeral Home Fort Worth |  Lockheed Martin  | Medical City Fort Worth  MedStar Mobile Healthcare  |  MillerCoors  |  Multatech Engineering, Inc.  | Novo Nordisk  ONCOR  |  PayChex, Inc.  |  Pinnacle Bank  |  Portfolio Recovery  |  Reliant Energy  |  Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth  |  Southside Bank  |  Southwest Bank  | Sun Drywall  Tarrant County College District  |   TDIndustries, Inc.  |  Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth  | Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation The Capital Grille  The Rios Group, Inc.  |  University of North Texas System  |  Vistra Energy  |  Wells Fargo  |  XTO Energy, Inc.

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