March Newsletter
Candidates for Metro President will address March Membership Luncheon

What is Metro?
Metro is your regional government, working to make the communities and neighborhoods of the Portland metropolitan area extraordinary places to live, work and play.  Metro manages parks and natural areas, public places like the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center & Portland Center for the Performing Arts.  Metro oversees the region's recycling and garbage services & offers a guide to living sustainably.  Metro brings together business, government, and community leaders to build a sustainable and robust future. 
Who are the Candidates? 
Rex Burkholder
 Rex Burkholder 
Rex Burkholder first joined the Metro Council in 2001 and continues to represent district 5.  Councilor Burkholder represents the Metro Council on the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation. 
For more information, please click here.
Tom Hughes Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes was first elected to office in 1976, winning a spot on the Hillsboro City Council that he held until 2000.  In 2001, he was elected Mayor of Hillsboro, the state's 5th largest city.   For more information, please click here.
Bob Stacey
Bob Stacey
Bob Stacey is a former Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon.  Mr. Stacey's professional career includes work as director of the Bureau of Planning for the City of Portland; Executive Director of Policy and Planning at TriMet.  For more information, please click here.
Hispanic Chamber Receives Grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund Spirit Mountain Community Fund
"Latino Community Advancement Program"
The Hispanic Chamber has been awarded a grant in the amount of $49,000 for the "Latino Community Advancement Program."  The purpose of the program is to meet the growing needs of the Latino community by increasing the amount of scholarships for Latino students.  Shelley Hanson, Director of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund said, "As a Tribe we know the benefits of promoting business and entrepreneurship in helping our community members gain self-sufficiency.  In this economic recession as jobs disappear, having revenue generating abilities is saving many families."
Save the Date!
Employment & Business Fair 
June 29, 2010
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Place: Portland Hilton Hotel,
Grand Ballroom
921 SW Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Admission is Free to the Public! 
Booth Cost: $700
  • 1 booth with 1-8' table & 2 chairs
  • Pipe & skirting for each 10'x10' booth
  • Exhibit identification signs
  • Listing in ads placed in El Hispanic News
  • Listing in announcement in our Business Matters newsletter sent to over 2,000 receipients
  • Listing in announcement placed on the Hispanic Chamber website
For more booth information, please contact the Chamber at (503) 222-0280 or e-mail Jane Nevarez at 
March Sponsor

Legacy Health System

 Thank you!
Member Recognition

Sho Dozono

This month the Hispanic Chamber will recognize Sho Dozono, President & CEO of Azumano Travel as an Outstanding Member 
Sho Dozono has been in the travel industry for over 30 years, and since 1987 has served as President and CEO of Azumano Travel in Portland, Oregon.
A strong advocate of diversity and equal opportunity, Dozono is a respected business and civic leader and devotes much of his time to civil and individual rights.
In 2009, Dozono was appointed Chairman of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.
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March 8, 2010 Workshop:                  
(Monday) "10-Steps to Starting a Business"   
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Place: Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 988-5392
Cost: Free to the Public
March 12, 2010 Luncheon Program: 
(Friday) "Regional Competitiveness & Latino Integration: Developing our Workforce" 
Keynote Speaker: Mayor Sam Adams, City of Portland 
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: World Trade Center Portland
121 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97204
(212) 277-8389
Cost: $20 for all Registrants. $15 for AS/COA members.
March 17, 2010 Workshop:
(Wednesday) "Introduction to Business Valuation"
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Hispanic Chamber Conference Room
333 SW 5th Ave. Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 222-0280
Cost: Free to the Public
March 22, 2010 Workshop:
(Monday) "Primeros Pasos Para Comenzar un Negocio"
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Place: Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 988-5392
Cost: Free to the Public
March 30, 2010 Membership Luncheon
Keynote Speakers: Candidates for Metro President:
  • Rex Burkholder
  • Tom Hughes
  • Bob Stacey
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm 
Place: Benson Hotel, Mayfair Ballroom
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2000
Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-members
Corporate Sponsor: Legacy Health System