MD Hispanic Chamber News Update – October 2018

MD Hispanic Chamber News Update – October 2018

Dear members and friends, ¡Saludos!

It’s Gala season! But, before getting into it, I want to take a moment to congratulate our very own MDHCC Board Member and President of the MDHCC’s Greater Baltimore Regional Chapter Corina Morga for being named a Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree for the class of 2018 as well as one of The Daily Record’s 2018 Leading Women of the Year. These are monumental achievements that should be recognized and celebrated by all of us. Congratulations, Corina! Also, I want to congratulate our former Chairman and Board Director, Veronica Cool, for receiving the prestigious 2018 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Congratulations, Vero! Very well deserved!

We are very happy to announce that, due to public demand, we will be holding our 2019 Business Awards Holiday Gala at the Belvedere Hotel in downtown Baltimore again! The gala will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 7-11 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer all night long, and a delicious 3-course dinner. Early bird tickets will go on sale soon so stay tuned to get yours!

Also, please mark your calendars for another MDHCC signature event: Our 19th Annual Minority Legislative Reception on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza from 7:00-9:00pm. We are improving and expanding our format to feature a pre-reception Legislative Advocacy Training hosted by our Government Affairs Committee Chair, Katie Nash, beginning at 4:00pm. Space for this special training is limited, so register early!

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Jorge Eduardo Castillo
Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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Coming Up Soon

Port Covington Access to Capital
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
City Garage, 101 W Dickman St. Baltimore, MD 21230Carey School of Business Diversity & Inclusion Summit
Friday, November 2 – Saturday, November 3, 2018
Harbor East Campus, Johns Hopkins University

MDHCC BAM! Roundtable (November Session)
Friday, November 9, 2018
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd. Fulton, MD 20759

MDHCC Minority Legislative Reception
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Legislative Advocacy Training 4:00-6:00pm
Legislative Reception 7:00-9:00pm
1 Veteran’s Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

MDHCC Business Awards Holiday Gala
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The Belvedere. 1 E Chase St. Baltimore, MD 21202

Accepting Nominations for the MDHCC’s 2019 Business Awards

We invite you to nominate deserving professionals to be recognized at the MDHCC’s Business Awards Holiday Gala on January 24, 2019. If you know of an outstanding business, professional, or leader in one of these categories, submit your nomination here:

  • Outstanding Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Small Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year
  • Outstanding Elected Official of the Year
  • Outstanding Professional of the Year
  • Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year

Opportunity to Join the MDHCC Board of Directors

Many in our board will be reaching the conclusion of their board terms and will be stepping down from leadership positions within our Chamber. It is time to pass the torch to a new set of passionate, driven, hungry, and highly talented group of individuals. For that, we need your help.

If you or someone you know has unbendable ethics, vision, a desire to help without expecting returns to benefit you or your business directly, grit, perseverance and commitment to follow through with what you say you will do, then please send an email with a resume/CV and a letter of intent to to be considered.

Share Your Success

CAM Physical Therapy and Wellness LLC, a bilingual outpatient clinic celebrating 15 years in business, will open a brand new location in Silver Spring on November 15, 2018. Join them for the ribbon cutting and open house. Learn more at Congratulations!

Access to Capital Event

The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Port Covington, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and several other leading organizations for an Access to Capital Event on October 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm in Baltimore.

The fight for increased minority access to financial resources has been a chamber focus for years, including through advocating for Hispanic participation in the Partnerships for Lending in Underserved Markets (PLUM) initiative beginning in 2016. We are excited to give our support and invite our members to this much-needed event connecting business owners to lenders.

Opportunity to Inspire Maryland Students

The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to demonstrate our continued commitment to the education of our youth by launching a strategic partnership with the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT), a non-profit coalition of the state’s leading employers. Since its founding in 1992, MBRT has endeavored to play an active role in supporting excellence and accountability in K-12 education, to help Maryland students graduate from high school as college- and career-ready, and to ensure workforce preparedness and drive a world-class economy in Maryland.

The MDHCC/MBRT partnership is aimed at recruiting Hispanic entrepreneurs and business leaders from various sectors to join the Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau community, ensuring middle and high school students are aware of their college, career, and life options and increasing the number of Hispanic role models in our schools. If you are interested in the opportunity to receive training and resources to deliver in-classroom presentations as part of the Maryland Scholars Speaker Bureau, visit, or contact MBRT Chief Education Officer Rudy Ruiz at