September Newsletter

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Reserve your seat today!
Dr. Pedro Rosselló
Pedro Rossello
The Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce Dr. Pedro Rosselló, former Governor of Puerto Rico, as its Keynote Speaker for the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner
Dr. Rosselló was elected Governor of Puerto Rico in 1992 and was re-elected in 1996 with the largest vote ever recorded for that office.
As Governor he propelled a variety of significant reforms which included:
  • Restoring both English and Spanish as official languages
  • Establishing wide-ranging health reforms based on the principle that health care should be the inalienable right of an individual, and not a privilege.  The centerpiece of his reform was a universal health insurance plan for low-income individuals, allowing 1.8 million beneficiaries (45% of the population) to receive medical treatment.
  • Reducing violent crime by more than 50% throughout the island in 8 years.
      September 9, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception/Music
          7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pedro Rosselló, M.D., M.P.H., Former Governor of Puerto Rico
Topic: "The Social, Economic & Political Influence of Latinos in the U.S."
       - Music
       - Silent Auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund
       - Recognition of graduating Latino Leadership Class IV
       - Announcement of Latino Leadership Class V
       - ¡Bravo! Awards 
Place: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., MAP IT! 
Portland, OR 97232
      Cost: $120 Member/$125 Non-members  
      Table of 10: $1,200 (Includes listing in the evening program)
      Corporate Sponsors:
Altria  Multnomah County Oregon Lottery  Portland Development Commission  Providence Health & Services
 Or Email Jane Nevarez at 
Please call (503) 222-0280 for more information.
Send your associates & friends an invite!  Click here to download the invite.
If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact Gale Castillo at (503) 807-0101 or by email at 
"¡Bravo!" Awards

This year for the first time, the Hispanic Chamber will present "¡BRAVO!" Awards at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.  These awards are meant to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Latinos in the community and also recognize organizations that have supported the Hispanic Chamber's efforts to contribute toward the advancement of Latinos in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  The following awards will be made:
                                    Latino Artist Award:                                   
Humberto Gonzalez
Humberto Gonzalez
Yolanda Valdés-Rementería
Yolanda Valdes R
              Latino Justice Award:              
Chief Justice Paul de Muniz
Chief Justice De Muniz
Latino Business Award:
George Puentes
George Puentes
         Latino Community Service Award:          
Orcilia Zúñiga Forbes
Orcilia Z. Forbes
Public Partnership Award:                Private Partnership Award: 
Portland Development Commission                             US Bank
Latino Leadership Program

Latino Leadership Class IV
Latino Leadership Class IV

The Hispanic Chamber will announce the incoming Latino Leadership class at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 9, 2010.
The Hispanic Chamber will also recognize the graduating Latino Leadership participants of Class IV.  Please join us in celebrating and honoring their hard work, and welcoming Class V participants.
About the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic-owned businesses in Oregon and SW Washington.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
P.O. Box 1837
Portland, Oregon 97207
(503) 222-0280