GWHCC'S 34th Annual Gala Moving Forward and Creating Opportunities

Jun 17, 2010, 14:13 ET from Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Friday June 18th the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will host its 34th Annual Gala. GWHCC is celebrating its accomplishments in supporting small, Hispanic and other local minority-owned business to move forward in a recovering economy. Over the past year many exciting developments have taken place at the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. From the expansion of technical assistance programs in Washington DC and Arlington to the successful business expo held in April, the Chamber has continued to provide small businesses with the resources they need to grow. As the Chamber enters the 34th year of service, its funders, sponsors, supporters, members, staff and board of directors will celebrate these achievements and look forward to the future success of the Hispanic business community in our nation's capital.

The GWHCC 34th Annual Gala, "Moving Forward and Creating Opportunities", will highlight the importance of the Hispanic business community and its influence in the DC Metropolitan area. It will also celebrate the Chamber's accomplishments while presenting guests with a dynamic platform to facilitate and strengthen partnerships among entrepreneurs and various local and federal agencies. More than 250 business leaders in the area will gather to support the Chamber's mission in bringing economic progress to entrepreneurs and the communities they serve.

WHO: Angela Franco, president & CEO, GWHCC

Greg O'Dell, president & CEO, Washington Convention and Sports Authority

Valerie Santos, deputy mayor, Office of Planning and Economic Development

DC Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Ward 4

DC Councilmember Michael Brown, At-Large

DC Councilmember Harry Thomas, Ward 5

Mistress of Ceremonies - Liliana Henao, anchor news, Telemundo Washington

More than 250 business and community leaders

WHEN: Friday, June 18th, 2010
7:00-11:00 pm

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Room 201

Washington, DC 20001

RSVP: To purchase tickets please visit For more information, contact the Chamber via email to or call at 202.728.0352

SPONSORS: Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, Verizon, Telemundo, American Airlines, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, El Tiempo Latino, Giant Food, John Marshall Bank, Keystone Plus Construction, KV Limo, Pepco, PNC Bank, SunTrust Bank, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Toyota, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Postal Service, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Washington Gas, among others.

About the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of Latino and other minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve through networking, advocacy, education, and access to capital. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is 501(c)6. For additional information visit our website

SOURCE Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce