EMPRESARIO - NOVEMBER 2018
President's Corner:  Thankful
John Hernandez

Celebrating Thanksgiving always makes me think of all the blessings I've received and the great people that help the Chamber deliver. In fact, I don't think that I thank these fine people enough. I am truly blessed to have supportive board members, committed ambassadors, engaged members and last, but certainly not least, an awesome team.

I share this because I encourage each and every one of you to thank the people around you. Put your people, your team and your community first and everything will surely work out. Now, bring on Christmas!
CHAMBER EVENTS

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is rounding up its partners for the upcoming 36th Annual Fiesta Night at the Rodeo to be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. This signature event features a dinner, auction and raffle, rodeo and dance with live music from Latin Express. Sponsorships available.

CHAMBER EVENTS

Coffee with the Chamber
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8AM
Tarleton State University - Fort Worth
6777 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, TX 76116
Suite 101

Join us for our last Coffee with the Chamber of the year. This morning networking event provides insight to our local businesses. FWHCC members, community members and guests are invited to attend. Seize an opportunity to expand your network! Invite a colleague or friend. This month's Coffee with the Chamber is hosted and sponsored by  Tarleton State University.
MEMBER BENEFITS

Your Path to Personal and Professional Success.
Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members can now take advantage of an exclusive membership benefit through our partnership with  Dale Carnegie of North Texas

FWHCC members are eligible to receive 10% off select Dale Carnegie training. In addition, for every training package purchased through our partnership, Dale Carnegie will donate 10% back to the FWHCC Scholarship Fund benefiting local students. It's a win-win for all! Learn More

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The State of Hispanic Owned Businesses

Since 2011, the five-year average growth rate in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has been double or triple the national average for all businesses, according to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship InitiativeHispanic-owned businesses contribute $700 billion annually to the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read More

MEMBERS
Member Spotlight: Robert Muñoz, Ed.D.
Tarrant County College,  Community and Industry Education

Tarrant County College's Community and Industry Education Department is committed to serving the community: individuals, families and businesses. Explore the college to find convenient, affordable and flexible non-credit programs and activities to suit your needs. Take continuing education classes to improve your current skills, learn something new and engage with your peers.

TCC is beyond thankful for the continuance hard work and inclusion that Robert Muñoz, Ed.D. Vice President for Community and Industry Education, does for the campus. Learn More


Ambassador Spotlight: BBVA Compass & Texas Live
 


Corporate Plaque Presentations
Pictured top left: FWHCC Ambassadors, Carlos Guzman, Mario Valdez and Noe Neaves, presented Brain Happel, CEO of BBVA Compass Bank, and FWHCC Board Member John Gerdes with a corporate plaque.
 
Texas Live Lunch and Tour
Pictured top right: Thank you to Tashunda Scott of Texas Live for arranging a lunch and tour at the new beautiful location.

Seeking 2019 Ambassadors

FWHCC is now accepting applications for 2019 Ambassadors. The FWHCC Ambassadors are a highly visible, prestigious group of volunteers who serve as the Chamber's primary liaison to new Chamber members and the community. They are considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber and play an essential role in member recruitment, communication, and retention. Each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to the Chamber staff. For more information, contact Sandra Garcia at:  sandra.garcia@fwhcc.org
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
FIVE PILLAR LECTURE SERIES: LEADERSHIP


Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Five Pillar Lecture Series on Leadership featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Harriet B. Harral, Principal Consultant at The Harral Group and also Executive Director of Leadership Fort Worth .   More Photos
BUILDFW EXPO


Dedicated to creating and enhancing business and economic development opportunities in Fort Worth, the FWHCC hosted its Inaugural BUILDFW event giving local businesses the opportunity to meet with public and private entities to discover their unique procurement process, supplier diversity, and requirements for doing business .   More Photos
COMMUNITY EVENTS


Home for the Holidays Gala
December 7th
The Fort Worth Club
The 24th Annual Home for the Holidays Gala will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Fort Worth Club. Since 1994, supporters and friends of the Shelter have come together for an evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction and have done so in support of the ever increasing needs of our homeless populationLearn More

A Navidad on Ice
December 9th
Panther Island Ice
Join in the celebration of Latino arts and culture at A Navidad on Ice on December 9th from 5-7PM at Panther Island Ice. There will be performances by Artes Academy Youth Program, Diamond Hill Jarvis HS Dazzlers, Ballet Folklorico Azteca and Becerros del Norte Mariachi. 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.  |  Ben E. Keith Beverages   |  BNSF Railway Company  |  BSA Global/Fort Worth Technologies  |  Capital One  |  City of Fort Worth  |  Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages  |  Colonial Savings   |  Comerica Bank  |  Compact Power Equipment Rentals  |  DFW International Airport |  Empire Roofing  |  Fort Worth Star Telegram/Diario La Estrella  |  Frost Bank  General Electric  |  Hillwood Properties  |  JohnSons Press  |  Lockheed Martin  |  MedStar Mobile Healthcare  |  MillerCoors  |  Multatech Engineering, Inc.  |  Omni Fort Worth Hotel  |  ONCOR  |  PayChex, Inc.  |  Pinnacle Bank  |  Portfolio Recovery  |  Reliant Energy  |  Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth  |  Southside Bank  |  Southwest Bank  |  Tarrant County College District  |   TDIndustries, Inc.  |  Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth  |   The Rios Group, Inc.   |  University of North Texas System  |  Vistra Energy  |  Wells Fargo  |  XTO Energy, Inc.

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