April Newsletter

April 6, 2010 
 The Hispanic Chamber is now accepting applications for its 5th annual Latino Leadership Development Program
Latino Leadership Class IV
Each year, a class of up to 20 selected individuals participate in a 12-month Hispanic Chamber Leadership class.  The program enhances the leadership and management skills of Latino leaders to position them to continue their advancement in their employment while also promoting community leadership through volunteerism on public boards and commissions.


Qualifications and the Selection Process:

Any Latino who supports the mission of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Hispanic Chamber) can apply.  Past scholarship recipients of the Hispanic Chamber Scholarship Program are encouraged to apply.


Participants must complete a formal program application and all attachments.  Participants are selected on their own merits.  A Selection Committee will recommend individuals to participate in the annual program.  The Hispanic Chamber governs the Latino Leadership Program.


To download the Latino Leadership Program application, please click here.

Best wishes and good luck!
Susan Castillo, Oregon's Superintendent of Instruction, will address Scholarship Award Winners at May Awards Luncheon Susan Castillo
Superintendent Castillo firmly believes that raising the achievement of all students is critical to getting Oregon's economic grow and future prosperity.  Her priorities for improving Oregon's education system are: increased accountability, promoting literacy, closing the achievement gap, improving middle and high schools, strengthening community ties, and increasing the efficiency of the Oregon Education Department.
In 2007, she was named their "Champion of Children" award winner.  She is an active board member of the Council of Chief State School Officers. In 2004, she was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in America by Hispanic Business.
Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer will also address this year's Scholarship Award Winners 
Ted Wheeler
Ted Wheeler was appointed as Oregon's 28th State Treasurer on March 9, 2010 by Governor Ted Kulongoski and was sworn into office on March 11, 2010.
At the time of his appointment, Wheeler was the elected chairman and chief executive officer of Multnomah County, Oregon's most populous county.  He won election in 2006 with 70 percent of the vote.
As the State Treasurer, he is dedicated to help lead Oregon out of the recession through careful financial investments.  Wheeler recently announced a new College Savings Plan with more options and lower fees for Oregon families.
2010 Employment & Business Fair
Previous Trade Show June 29, 2010  
Portland Hilton Hotel,
Grand Ballroom
921 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
 Free to the Public!
Our Sponsors:
    Worksource Oregon               Click here to Register Now!    
Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns at
 (503) 222-0280 or email
Jane Nevarez at
Calendar of Events 
April 12, 2010 Workshop:
"10-Steps to Starting a Business"
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM 
Place: Midland Library

805 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 988-5392  
Cost: Free
RSVP Now! 
April 26, 2010 Workshop:
"Primeros Pasos Para Comenzar un Negocio" 
Time: 5:30-7:00PM  Place: Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233
(503) 988-5392  
Cost: Free
RSVP Now! 
May 4, 2010 Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Susan Castillo, OR Superintendent of Instruction 
Welcome Address: Ted Wheeler, OR State Treasurer
Place: Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 235-7575
Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Sponsor: State Farm Insurance 
Quick Links
Would You Know What To Do?  Learn How to Save A Life.
The Hispanic Chamber is partnering up with the American Red Cross toAmerican Red Cross provide Chamber members with the opportunity to learn lifesaving skills such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and first aid.  American Red Cross will come to your workplace to train your team and have the flexibility to provide training in either Spanish or English.  
The American Red Cross will offer 20% off Workplace training as well as on first aid supplies.
Click here to take advantage of the 20% discount on first aid and preparedness products from the American Red Cross Online Store (enter the code "ROJA" at checkout).  
These discounts are available through June 30, 2010.
To schedule workplace training, contact Ruta at (503) 528-5655,