HMC Banner

May Newsletter

May 2011
Román D. Hernández 

Join us in celebrating the 2011 Scholarship award winners at the Scholarship luncheon in May!


The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber will announce the 2011 Scholarship award winners on May 3, 2011.  A total of $132,850 will be awarded to 47 students at the Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Román D. Hernández Shareholder of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt will be the keynote speaker at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon.


Mr. Hernández has devoted a significant amount of time to civic and community involvement. Mr. Hernández is the Immediate Past President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), a bar association that represents the interests of 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law students and paralegals throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Currently, Mr. Hernández is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The HNBA Legal Education Fund, the HNBA's only charitable foundation. He is a past President of the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.


In 2010, Mr. Hernández joined the board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation, which has assets in excess of $1 billion and is the sixth largest community foundation in the nation.


In 2009 and 2010, Latino Leaders magazine identified Mr. Hernández as one of the country's "101 Most Influential Hispanic Leaders" and featured him in its publication. Additionally, Hispanic Business magazine selected him as one of its "Hispanic Business 100 Influentials" in 2009, a distinction which identifies him as being among the country's top business leaders. In 2010, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber awarded Mr. Hernández with an "Outstanding Member Award" in appreciation of his continued leadership in working to advance the Hispanic community in Oregon. To read more about Mr. Hernández, please click here.


Latino Leadership Application Deadline: May 31, 2011


Reminder: please remember to submit your Latino Leadership applications by May 31, 2011.  To learn more about the Latino Leadership program, please click here.
New Members..., Inc.
Type of Business: Hispanic Social Media Network
Oregon University System
Type of Business: State Board of Higher Education -  State Agency
Rural Development Initiatives
Type of Business: Non-profit
State Farm Agency Ryan Paulson
Type of Business: Insurance
Join Button  
Find us on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter

9th Annual Employment & Business Fair

Previous Trade Show

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Ballroom
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
Admission is FREE!

 PDCODOTAmerican Family InsuranceMultnomah County


  • Business owners interested in learning about contract opportunities
  • Individuals interested in learning about employment and training opportunities


  • Buyers from private corporations and public sector agencies
  • Human resource recruiters from private and public sectors


  • How to conduct business with these organizations
  • How to apply for employment with these organizations
  • Who the contact people are & what your first step should be




If your organization or business is interested in participating, please contact Gale Castillo at

Calendar of Events


May 3, 2011 - Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Keynote speaker: Román D. Hernández, Shareholder, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Place: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232

Cost: $25.00 Members/$30.00 Non-members

Table of 10 $250.00 

To RSVP: Contact Sandra Cervantes at or online

Corporate sponsor: State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance 

 May 12, 2011 - Workshop:

"How to Make a Great Impression on your Resume and in your Interview"

Presenters: Marc Welker & Jose Olguin, State Farm Insurance

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Place: Hispanic Chamber Training Room (downstairs)

333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100

Portland, OR 97204

Cost: None to Attendees

To RSVP: Contact Sandra Cervantes at or online.


May 19, 2011 - Workshop:

"How to Identify Great Employees"

Presenters: Marc Welker & Jose Olguin, State Farm Insurance

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Place: Hispanic Chamber Training Room (downstairs)

333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100

Portland, OR 97204

Cost: None to Attendees

To RSVP: Contact Sandra Cervantes at or online


May 26, 2011 - After-hours Networking Event

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Place: The Gerding Theatre at the Armory

128 NW 11th Ave.

Portland, OR 97209

Cost: None to Attendees

To RSVP: Contact Sandra Cervantes at or online.

Sponsors: City of Portland, Bureau of Purchases & The Gerding Theatre at the Armory

City of Portland

Questions or concerns?  Feel free to contact us at 503.222.0280.