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Workshop: "How to Apply for Federal Employment"

The Hispanic Chamber will be hosting a workshop designed to help job seekers better understand the process of applying for a federal job.  The workshop will help to understand the language in job announcements, writing KSA's, resume & interviewing skills, and much more. 


It's also a great chance to learn about the employment opportunities available at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Presenter: Bonneville Power Administration & other federal agencies
Location: Hispanic Chamber Training Room
333 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97204
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Register to: Sandra at or onlineSpace limited, registration required.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Dinner
The Hispanic Chamber is pleased to announce Alberto Ponte as this year's keynote speaker.  Alberto Ponte is the Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy, his keynote address will explore a creative approach in capturing an ever-growing Latino market.
Alberto Ponte

Alberto Ponte, Creative Director


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keynote speaker: Alberto Ponte, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, "Capturing an Exploding Latino Market"

Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost: $130 Members/$135 Non-members

Corporate Table: $1,300

Register to: Sandra at or call 503.222.0280.


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To reserve your corporate table, please contact Gale Castillo at
Friday, October 21, 2011

Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Portland, OR

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

$95 per person

For more information,

please call 503.222.0280.


The Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce its first annual Northwest Latino Leadership Conference which will take place on October 21st in Portland, Oregon.  We are also pleased to announce the following keynote speakers who will bring their expertise and wisdom to a variety of topics concerning the Latino community.  

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Herrera, George


Opening breakfast keynote address: "The Power of Leadership" by George Herrera


George Herrera, President & CEO, Herrera-Cristina Group Ltd.

George Herrera is the founder and President/CEO of the Herrera-Cristina Group Ltd, a Hispanic-owned, multidisciplinary management firm, specializing in marketing, communications, corporate diversity, public affairs, event planning and research.  Founded in 2004, with offices in New York City and Washington D.C., the Herrera-Cristina Group has an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients.


Mr. Herrera is currently an independent Director of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, one of the world's largest hospitality companies, where he serves as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and is also a member of the Audit committee. 


From 1998 thru 2004, Mr. Herrera served as President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 


Mr. Herrera is the creator of the nationally syndicated television show "Hispanics Today," which is viewed by more than 30 million viewers on NBC, CBS, and ABC networks.


In 2002, Mr. Herrera was inducted as a FELLOW, The Wharton Society of Fellows, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

 Ruth R. Bennett

Luncheon keynote address: "Leading Through Change Management" by Ruth Rios Bennett


Ruth Rios Bennett, Principal, RBBennett Enterprises, LLC

Ruth Bennett served as the Bonneville Power Administration's chief operating officer from November 2003 until August 2007. BPA, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is a multi-state power marketing and transmission agency under the Department of Energy.


As COO, Bennett was responsible for daily operations of the agency, which included approximately 3,000 employees and 3 billion dollars in annual revenue. She coordinated and supervised activities of the Power Business Line, Transmission Business Line, and Fish and Wildlife/Environment department. She also oversaw agency wide corporate services including general counsel's office, finance, risk, human resources, business resources and information technology. 


Bennett formed RBBennett Enterprises LLC and is assisting utilities, businesses in the energy sector and energy developers with their power and transmission business, and management efforts. 

New Members... 
Brown/Armstrong, a Professional Corporation
Type of Business: Accounting Firm
JE Dunn Construction Company
Type of Business: General Contractor
LifeWorks NW
Type of Business: Social Services
Monica G. Mackenzie
Type of Business: Fine Art
Northwest Family Services
Type of Business: Social Services, Education
Oregon Translation, LLC
Type of Business: Language Services
Washington County
Type of Business: Government
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