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August Newsletter
August 1, 2011 
In This Issue
Hispanic Chamber hosts Obama Administration official.
Hispanic Chamber partners with Latino Network for Summer program.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Register today!
Donate to the silent auction!
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Portland Business Alliance chair J.E. Isaac, with Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez and Hispanic Chamber chair Jerry Petty

Two senior Obama Administration officials visited Portland for President Obama's "Winning the Furture Roundtables with American Business."  Organized by the White House Business Council, this initiative is sending 130 senior officials from dozens of agencies throughout the Obama administration to visit at least 100 communities in all 50 states to hear from businesses across the country.  

A meeting on July 21st with Under Secretary Francisco Sanchez, co-hosted with NW Natural, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber and the Portland Business Alliance focused on increasing U.S. exports.  To read more about the visit, please click here.
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Students at the Portland Airport with Alaska Airlines

In July, the Hispanic Chamber partnered with Latino Network to host a group of high school students in a Youth Summer program.  The students first visited Legacy Health to learn about the opportunities in the health industry. 


Alaska Airlines welcomed the second visit where the students were given a tour of the Portland Airport and a presentation on the airline industry.  The students were also given security clearance to tour its Boeing aircraft.


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Alberto Ponte

Alberto Ponte, Creative Director, W+K

Alberto Ponte, Creative Director of Wieden+Kennedy Portland, will be this year's keynote speaker Mr. Ponte's keynote address will explore a creative approach in capturing an ever-growing Latino market.


Wieden+Kennedy is a full-service advertising agency based in Portland, Oregon.  It has offices all around the world, including Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, São Paulo, and Delhi.  W+K Portland clients include: Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Converse, Dodge, Electronic Arts, Levi's, Nike, Target, Old Spice, and many more!   


The Hispanic Chamber invites its members and community partners to attend the Hispanic Heritage Celebration dinner to honor our heritage, and success in the community.  The Hispanic Chamber will also award each of the following recipients a ¡BRAVO! award to celebrate their outstanding contributions to Latinos in our community as well as organizations that have supported the advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington.   


¡BRAVO! Award Recipients:

  • Latino Business Award: Ralph Martinez, President, Town & Country Dealerships
  • Latino Justice Award: John Haroldson, District Attorney, Benton County
  • Latino Artist Award: Miracle Theatre Group
  • Latino Health Award: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Vice Provost, Diversity, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Latino Community Service Award: Gloria Wiggins, Latino Services Division Manager, Catholic Charities
  • Public Partnership Award: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
  • Private Partnership Award: State Farm Insurance 

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
2011 Scholarship Award Winners

2011 Scholarship Award Winners

Each year the Hispanic Chamber holds a silent auction at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration dinner to benefit the Hispanic Chamber Scholarship program.  The Hispanic Heritage Celebration will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.


We invite our members and community partners to donate art paintings, sports memorabilia, fine bottles of wine, gift certificates, weekend cabins or condos, small getaway packages and etc!  100% of the proceeds will directly fund the Hispanic Chamber Scholarship program. 


If you or your organization is interested in donating an item(s), please contact Jane Nevarez at (503) 222-0280 or by email at jnevarez@hmccoregon.comThank you!


The Hispanic Chamber is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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Laurie Moog, Slipada Designs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jewelry Party!

To benefit the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship program.

Presenter: Laurie Moog, Slipada Designs

Place: Hispanic Chamber

333 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 100

Portland, OR 97204 

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Cost: Free

Please register to: Sandra Cervantes at or online.




Pittock Mansion

Friday, August 19, 2011

Chambers at the Pittock Mansion Networking Night

"Bridging the Rivers of Change: Succeeding Economically in the 21st Century" 

Hosting Chambers: Hispanic Metropolitan  Chamber, OR Native American Chamber, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. 

Place: The Pittock Mansion

3229 NW Pittock Dr.

Portland, OR 97210

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost: Free

Please register to: Lei Hosmillo at or call 503.285.1994.


Portland Art Museum

Thursday, August 25, 2011

After-hours Networking Event

Place: Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Ave.

Portland, OR 97205

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: Free

Please register to: Sandra Cervantes at or online.

Sponsor: Portland General Electric







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