NOVEMBER 2017
EMPRESARIO
Presented by:

A MOMENT WITH THE PRESIDENT
John Hernandez
One Fort Worth: That was the term that seemed to resonate the most.  The day after attending one the greatest parties Fort Worth -   ¬°Hasta Los Muertos Bailan! HWNT Gala. I was very fortunate to participate in the Community Conversations meeting co-hosted by Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and United Fort Worth. I must admit that I was a little skeptical that we would get much done but to my surprise, it was a big hit.
 
We had people from different backgrounds, experiences, and professions come together and converse. Facilitated by Mr. Estrus Tucker, who did a great job of setting the tone by sharing a poem of unity and collaboration. Broken into small groups and were tasked with answering challenging questions without interrupting others or interjecting.  It worked! People started to share and open-up about Fort Worth... both the good and the bad.
 
In the end, we all felt we had been heard; maybe not completely understood but we certainly had a different perspective. In finality, it was great to see relief and feel a sense of ease amongst the attendees. The sense of being a part of something that will help Fort Worth was an awesome feeling. There are many more conversations to be had.  

Your Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber is currently scheduled to co-host a Community Conversation on November 18th with the Fort Worth Chamber & the Fort Worth Metropolitan Chamber. More positive results are sure to come! Stay tuned Fort Worth. 
 
"A Change Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke.


Business 
After  Hours 
November 9th
5:30 - 7:30pm

Pinnacle Bank
250 W Lancaster Ave 
Suite 170
Fort Worth, TX

Coffee  with the 
Chamber

  November 10th
 8 - 9 a.m.
 
 Tarrant County College
Café Area
300 Trinity Campus Cir
Fort Worth, TX
Young Professionals of Fort Worth Graduation

 November 16
12 - 1 p.m.

 Capital Grill
800 Main Street 
Fort Worth, TX



Young Professionals
of Fort Worth Mixer
Register
November 30th
5:30 - 7:30pm

Taco Dinner
156 W 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX

2018 Fiesta Night at the Rodeo

January 19th
5:30 - 11:30pm

Round Up Inn
at Will Rogers
Coliseum
3400 Crestine
Fort Worth, TX
Annual American
Salute Gala

April 13th
5:30 - 11:30pm

Renaissance Worthington Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX

MEMBERS Members
Welcome to Our New Members

Spotlights
 


Member

The National Advisory Board (NAB)  serves as ambassadors, business advisors and a fan resource for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA). With over 900 female student-athletes under its supervision, the organization is proud to provide its riders the support, recognition, and opportunities to succeed that they deserve. Anyone looking to showcase their brand to hundreds of thousands of fans can contact Director of Development Jessica Garcia at  jessica@collegeequestrian.com Please join us to support NAB by providing sponsorship! 

How has the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce helped you? 
As a nonprofit organization and business owner, the FWHCC is critical to building relationships in the communities you serve. A successful chamber is tied into every aspect of a community. The FWHCC is one that stands out and knows their customer base. The Chamber has served as a beacon for many businesses, small and large. Not only do they serve their business community at large, but they also serve their non-profit organizations. 

If you had three recommendations for a new business owner, what would they be? 
Join. Engage.  Serve.


Ambassador

Rafael Peralta  was born in Bogota, Colombia and has been  married for the last 18 years to wonderful woman he met in Dallas, who also is also from Colombia.  Together they share two amazing children. 

Rafael is the Assistant Vice President of the Texas Region for Comerica Bank in Fort Worth. Rafael has 15 years of management experience and holds two bachelor's degrees in Business Management and Graphic Design. O ne of his passions is to help the Hispanic community here in Fort Worth with his experience and knowledge. 

What do you like most about being an Ambassador? 
It's an honor to be an Ambassador for the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors act as a representative and a promoter for the Chamber. Therefore, where ever I go, I represent not only Comerica but also the Chamber. I take great pride in doing representing both.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Economic
Tarrant County Stays Conservative on Budget and Expenses
It's always good news when the tax rate goes down. Tarrant County has lowered its property tax rate a penny for this next year, from 25.4 cents to 24.4 cents per $100 of taxable value. Tarrant County Judge B. Glen Whitley shares more in Fall 2017 County Judge Quarterly read more..
COMMUNITY EVENTS CommunityEvents

Construction Opportunity 

November 9th
10am - 12:30pn

Tarrant County College
Northeast Campus
828 Harwood Road
Hurst, TX
Student Center Room 1615A


Dallas/Fort Worth
Vendor Fair

November 10th
8:00am - 4:00pm

Tarrant County College
South Campus
5301 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX
Student Center

Talk with 
County Judge 
Glen Whitley

November 10th
10am - 11:30am

Austin Ranch
2009 Anderson Gibson Road
Grapevine, TX


Pay at door!


College 
Scholarship Workshop

November 11th
8:30am - 1:30pm

Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences
3813 Valentine Street
Fort Worth, TX




Introduction
 Information Resources

November 14th
9am - 11am

UNT System Business Service Center
1112 Dallas Drive
Denton, TX
Suite 4200


HUB Vendor Fair
UNT System

November 15th
10am - 2pm

University of North Texas
Student Union Building
1155 Union Circle
Denton, TX
Room: 314


OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS Highlights
Women in Technology
 
Thank you to the following for making this event possible and turn our so great.
 Panelists: Elisa Salazar, Cherle Hays, Lorena Loucel, and Denise McKnight;
moderator,  MaryAnn Means-Dufrene, Emcee; video services from Chris Quinn, Fort Worth Today;  photography by Rachel DeLira; and event sponsor, DFW Airport.

Five Pillar Lecture Series: Leadership with Mayor Betsy Price
 

Thank you Mayor Betsy Price for sharing your wisdom  and Carlo Capua for the thoughtful and invoking questions.  This intimate conversation between Mayor Price and Carlo Capua, provided us all with fresh perspective on some controversial topics as well as insight into the work and efforts aimed at improving the community we all live in and love.  Another big thank you to  the following for making this event possible:  video services from Chris Quinn, Fort Worth Today; 
photography by Rachel DeLira and Salman R. Simon; and premiere sponsor,  BNSF; table sponsors, Wells Fargo and ONCOR.

Interested in a Ribbon Cutting?
Get your ribbon cutting and gain exposure for you and your company. 
  • New members
  • Moved to a new location
  • Remodeled or expanded an existing business. 

Schedule your ribbon cutting by contacting Sandra Garcia at (817) 625-5411 or sandra.garcia@fwhcc.org

Thank You to Our Corporate Members