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January 2011
Happy New Year!
Membership Luncheon

Arthur Balizan, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, will address members at the Membership luncheon in January
Arthur Balizan is special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI's Portland Division. 
Balizan, Arthur
Arthur Balizan

Mr. Balizan entered on duty as an FBI special agent in 1981.  Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Francisco, Virginia, he was assigned to the San Francisco Division, where he worked general criminal and drug matters.  In 1983, he was transferred to the San Juan Division where he investigated terrorism matters.

In 2002, Mr. Balizan was named assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the San Francisco Division, assigned to the San Jose Resident Agency.  For more than three years, Balizan had oversight responsibility for the division's cyber and civil rights programs, the Silicon Valley Regional Computer Forensics Lab, and all criminal and terrorism investigations in the San Jose Resident Agency territory. 

Mr. Balizan received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from New Mexico State University in New Mexico in 1976.  He has more than 31 years of experience in law enforcement, including four years as a police officer in Northern California and more than 27 years as an FBI agent.  He is a native of New Mexico and has three adult children. 
Advertise with the Hispanic Chamber! 
Beginning in January the Hispanic Chamber will be accepting reservations for advertising opportunities on its Web site and monthly e-newsletters


HMC Web site & e-Newsletter offer:

  • OVER 6,000 PAGE VIEWS EACH MONTH (Web site)
  • OVER 3,000 EMAIL RECIPIENTS (e-Newsletter)

Contact us for more information at or call 503.222.0280.

Calendar of Events


January 8, 2011

Workshop: "Financial Aid Workshop"

Time: 11:00a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Place: NELA Center for Student Success

1500 NE Irving St., Ste. 135

Portland, OR 97232

Cost: Free!



January 15, 2011

Workshop: Path to Scholarships®

Time: 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Place: Linfield College School of Nursing, Peterson Hall 110

2255 NW Northrup St.

Portland, OR 97210

Cost: Free!



Janaury 19, 2011

Workshop: "Marketing Your Product or Service in a Changing Marketplace"

Presenter: Gil Jimenez

TIme: 10:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.

Place: HIspanic Chamber Conference Room

333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100

Portland, OR 97204

Cost: Free!



January 25, 2011

Membership Luncheon

Keynote speaker: Arthur Balizan, Agent-in-Charge, Portland District Office, F.B.I.

Time: 11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Place: Benson Hotel, Crystal Ballroom

309 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97205

Cost: $25.00 Members/$30.00 Non-members


Welcome our newest Members  
Standard Insurance Company 

Type of Business: Financial Services


Mayahuel Catering
Type of Business: Catering
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Type of Business: Theatre
PMG Abatement & Demolition Contractor
Type of Business: Contractor

CASA for Children
Type of Business:Non-profit

Feel free to contact us if you or your organization is interested in becoming a member at or click here.
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333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100
Portland, OR 97204
On the corner of 5th & Stark
Location perks:
  • Centrally located in Portland's Downtown Business Core
  • Blocks from Pioneer Square, Pearl District & US Bank Building
  • Office has access to public transportation on MAX lines & Bus Mall
  • Walking distance to Local, State, and Federal agencies

Office includes:

  • Desk, 2 filing cabinets, book shelf, credenza & telephone (computer & printer are not included)
  • Reception services (answering phone, etc.)
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Thank you to our January corporate sponsor!

Pacific Power