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      Fifth Third Bank

      Proud 2017 Diamante Partner!
      www.53.com
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      Chemical Bank

      Proud 2017 Oro Partner!
      www.chamicalbankmi.com
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      SpartanNash

      Proud 2017 Oro Partner!
      www.spartannash.com
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      Amway

      Proud 2017 Plata Partner!
      www.amway.com
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      DTE Energy

      Proud 2017 Plata Partner!
      www.dteenergy.com
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      Varnum Law

      Proud 2017 Plata Partner!
      www.varnumlaw.com
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  • West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Welcome!

    The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned business and assist the professional growth of the Hispanic business leaders in West Michigan. 

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  • MORE ABOUT US!

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  • Member Orientation Member Orientation

    Quarterly Orientation

    January 12, 2017

    July 13, 2017

  • Conecta Membership Meetings Conecta Membership Meetings

    Third Thursday of the month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Different locations in West Michigan. Free for members!

  • Talleres Empresariales Talleres Empresariales

    Workshops in Spanish for business owners. Every fourth Thursday of the month from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Lindon Mexico Restaurante. Free to attend and breakfast  included.

  • After-hours After-hours

    Quarterly on 1st Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Different locations in West Michigan. Free for members!  

  • FEATURED MEMBERS OF THE MONTH

    El Granjero Mexican Grill
    Paola Mendivil- Catering Coordinator
    950 Bridge St. NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    P. (616) 458-5595/ E. catering@elgranjeromexicangrill.com

    Marvin Law Office, PC
    Lee Marvin - Attorney
    2522 Woodmeadow Dr. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    P. (616) 414-4655/ E. leelmarvin@marvinlawoffice.com

    Stegenga Funeral Chapel
    Alex Garcia- Family Services
    1601 Post Dr. NE
    Belmont, MI 49306
    P. (616) 866-7200/ E. alex@stegengafuneralchapel.com

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    PRESS RELEASE

    September 14, 2017

    West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces Launch of Foundation, 2017-2018 Strategic Plan, and New Board Members

    Grand Rapids, MI, September 14, 2017 – The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the formation of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that will offer key programming and support services to Latino business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as educational programs for Latino students. "The Foundation will allow us to serve the Hispanic community in a way that we believe is unprecedented in West Michigan," said Luis Avila, President of the Board of the Chamber. "By making this a community-wide effort—through key partnerships with like-minded organizations, and relying on the support of grant making organizations, businesses and individuals—we believe the Foundation will have a tangible, long lasting, positive impact in the areas of economic and workforce development in our region," he said.

    The Chamber also announced its 2017-2018 strategic plan. "We are excited to roll out an aggressive agenda over the coming months," said Guillermo Cisneros, Executive Director of the Chamber. First, "we are launching a new program, Transformando West Michigan, that will focus on the revitalization of Hispanic businesses in West Michigan by collaborating with both the private and public sector to help qualifying Hispanic businesses access resources that are not currently available to them," he said. Among those resources, the Chamber will assist with mentoring, cosmetic improvements, marketing, employee training, access to capital, and strategic planning. Second, "the Chamber will create programming for Latino students to receive the guidance, mentoring, and resources to successfully enter the West Michigan job market upon the completion of their studies," said Cisneros. "We want to surround Latino students with the necessary resources to pursue their dream career, whatever it may be," he said. Recognizing the ambitious agenda, Avila emphasized that "collaboration with other community stakeholders will be vital to the lasting success of the Chamber's strategic plan."

    It was also announced this week that the Board of Directors of the Chamber has named new Board members. "We are a working board, so the unique skill-set and background that each new Board member brings to the table is critical," said Avila. "We are very excited to have such a talented group of individuals, who are passionate about helping the Hispanic community, join the Board of Directors," he said.

    The new board members are as follows (in alphabetical order):

    • Raul Alvarez (Chief Communicator, GTSD Group)
    • Dr. Tony Baker (Director of Community Engagement, Ferris State University)
    • Brad Laackman (President, Honor Construction)
    • Caryn Zavala (Supervisor Americas Compensation & Benefits, Amway Corp.)

     

    Board members serve a three-year term.