October 2, 2023
"Recognizing the business, professional, civic, cultural & artistic contributions of more than 63.7 million Hispanics in our
country and in our local Nashville community"

#CELEBRATE #HispanicHeritageMonth

Happening This Week!

  • NAHCC Celebrates Hispanic Films at Nashville Film Festival screening: When Evil Lurks - In a remote village, two brothers find a demon-infected man just about to give birth to evil itself. They decide to get rid of the man but merely succeed in helping him to deliver the inferno. Mon, Oct 2nd, 9:00 PM @ Regal Green Hills, Theater 2
  • NAHCC Celebrates Hispanic Films @Nashville Film Festival screening: Las Visitantes (Women Visiting a City) 3 retired women travel by bus to discover Europe. They've recently lost their husbands and now it's time to start living. They've heard people talk about the wonders of tourism all their lives and are dying to experience them firsthand. Mon, Oct 2nd, 9:15 PM @ Regal Green Hills, Theater 1
10/3: “Small business loan resources for your small business”
Tuesday 10/3 at 4 PM (CT): Regions Bank is pleased to partner with our Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to grow and develop our small businesses with “Small business loan resources for your small business” seminar facilitated by Regions Bank ERG team. Region's representatives will also present information on Treasury products and a partnership with Catholic Charities Unidos in Banking workforce development program. Moderated by NAHCC President & CEO, Yuri Cunza.--- Click HERE to register. Questions? call 615-216-5737.

10/6: First Friday: Your Small Business Toolkit Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with Williamson Inc.
This month our official strategic partner Williamson Inc., is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with our us. Join us for a panel discussion with insight from Hispanic owned small businesses and networking with over 100 Middle Tennessee professionals. Featuring: Martha Silva of Conexion Americas; and NAHCC members Manuel Cuevas of Manuel American Designs; Marisa Munoz of M Casting Worldwide; and Veronica Salcedo of Nashville Noticias. Don't miss it. Register and learn more about the panelist HERE. (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM).

  • NAHCC @Willco Connected! - Business Mixer in partnership with Williamson Inc. Register HERE. (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM) 
FRIDAY, October 13:  
  • NAHCC President and CEO, Yuri Cunza,  “Building Strong Latino communities” keynote speaker at Trevecca Nazarene University: In recognition and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is partnering with member organization Trevecca Nazarene University and Associate Provost of Mission, Excellence, & Reconciliation Dr. Terrence Schofield (Dr. T) with its students and surrounding community for a Business Lunch and Learn program moderated by Dr. Schofield alongside with presenter Yuri Cunza (President of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce) and special guests entrepreneurs from our local Hispanic community. The event will be held on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University’s Benson Auditorium located in the McClurkan building on campus.  (11:00 AM)

  • NAHCC @Amqui Station/Public Library Festival: We will be present to support our beloved Public Library and Amqui Station and Visitors Center at their fall festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!! Join us at Amqui Station to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with family fun. There will be hot chocolate (courtesy of Garden Fresh Food Market), food trucks, games and activities, information on local community services, library card sign ups, a performance from Glencliff High School's Baile Folklorico Team, and an outdoor movie! FREE and open to the public (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM).
Later this month....
10/15: Civic & Business Leadership: The Role of New Americans with attorney Elizabeth Ozment
Overview of the eligibility requirements for U.S Citizenship and general questions about other immigration matters, including immigration law relief options - Presented by NAHCC member, attorney Elizabeth Ozment, of Ozment Law (10 AM). Register HERE or text 615-977-1825

Elizabeth B. Ozment is an attorney licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. An immigrant herself who attained U.S. citizenship, Ms. Ozment is uniquely aware of the challenges and hurdles immigrants face as they endeavor to make the United States their home. As the spouse of the late Elliott Ozment, the founder of Ozment Law, Elizabeth served as Mr. Ozment’s confidante and most trusted assistant for 20 years, developing her own knowledge of the law and gaining invaluable experience while helping countless immigrants realize their American dreams. Mr. Ozment taught Elizabeth the same tenacity to fight against injustice that made him a Tennessee legend. Ms. Ozment, a native of Colombia, graduated with honors from Lipscomb University and obtained her law degree from the Belmont University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Ozment was the office manager at Ozment Law, PLC. Ms. Ozment is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and resides in Nashville with her family.

Questions? info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com or call our office 615-216-5737
WEDNESDAY, October 18:
  • NAHCC's 19th Annual Business & Community Excellence Awards in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month – Sponsors and Corporate and Community Partners recognition. Belmont University from 5:30 PM TO 7 PM. Preceded by NAHCC Board Chairs: Past and Present roundtable at 4:45 PM Click HERE to register to attend.
Just last week....
NAHCC presents Best Hispanic Film Award to "Primero, Sueño" (First, I dream) directed by Andres Lira at 54th Nashville Film Festival
For over 15 years now we at the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce #CELEBRATE Hispanic Films and Filmmakers at Nashville Film Festival! Join us for their 54 years anniversary celebration from September 28 through October 4.

Visit nashvillefilmfestival.org to get involved and find a selection of Hispanic/Latino themed film on our calendar 54th Nashville Film Festival - Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2023
The “NAHCC’s Best Hispanic Film at NaFF Award” went to Andrés Lira, director of ‘Primero, Sueño’. NAHCC's annual award includes a plaque, and a specially commissioned art prize by award winning Mexican visual artist Jose Vera Gonzalez. (Left to right: NAHCC Foundation Executive Director Loraine Segovia Paz; Suzy and Jose Vera of Vera Art; NAHCC CEO Yuri Cunza, and Ted Parks, NAHCC CiveTVLatino2023 advisory board member. #Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth
9/30: NAHCC Congratulates Mayor Freddie O'Connell at his swearing in ceremony and inauguration celebration
9/24-26: NAHCC Delegation to Joined the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members with United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ramiro A. Cavazos at the USHCC National Conference in Orlando, FL.
NAHCC in the NEWS...
  • Nashville Mayor, city and state leaders join NAHCC to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Mayor highlights and encourages residents to support Hispanic owned businesses and community across Metro Nashville. Click HERE for more.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month is underway, and NAHCC has big plans: From News Channel 5 Nashville HERE.

  • Then and Now: Nashville's Latinx/Hispanic Community: by NPL

Nashville Mayor joins Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NAHCC Foundation members to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with official ceremony at Historic Metro Courthouse
Click HERE for details
9/15/2023: NAHCC Foundation Executive Director Loraine Segovia Paz, holds Mayor John Cooper Proclamation honoring Hispanic Heritage Month presented to the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the City of Nashville

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

At over 63.7 million, the Hispanic population of the United States is the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted more than 19 percent of the nation's total population.

During Hispanic Heritage Month the NAHCC recognizes the professional, civic, cultural and business contributions of members and non-members in our community.

Click HERE for a list of NAHCC members. To nominate someone who demonstrated commitment and leadership to the advancement of our organization, the Hispanic community, and our city, please send us you nomination via EMAIL 

We expect our 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month long celebration to be a memorable experience as we celebrate 19 years of recognizing the contributions of those who help make our city the best place to live, work and visit.
For sponsorship opportunities please contact us via email or call 615-216-5737

* A NAHCC Foundation partnership program.
NAHCC's 2022 Corporate & Community Partners
Questions? Please email us at info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com or call 615-216-5737
About the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is the oldest, longest running Hispanic business association in Tennessee, promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs. With a membership of more than 300 businesses, the NAHCC represents their interests in Nashville and surrounding areas connecting entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises, facilitating strategic alliances, networking and sharing of business and financial best practices. The NAHCC is one of the first Hispanic chambers in the nation to receive the CTI Minority Chamber Certification Designation issued by the University of Notre Dame and co-signed by the USHCC, USBC, USPAACC. The CTI Certification highlights the achievements made by the chamber. The NAHCC is a recipient of the "Chamber of the Year Award" presented by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
41 Peabody St. #222 Nashville, TN 37210 Tel. 615-216-5737
info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com www.nashvillehispanicchamber.com