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April 5, 2012 


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
   CURTIS
Friday, May 4, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Oregon Convention Center  
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd. 
Portland, OR 97232 
$35.00 Members/$40.00 Non-members 

Register to Tania Sanchez at tsanchez@hmccoregon.com
or call 503.222.0280. 
 
The Hispanic Chamber will award $115,500 in scholarships to 47 Latino students at the Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 4th at the Convention Center in Portland.  The scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,500 and are based on academic merit and community service.

Yvonne Curtis, Superintendent of the Forest Grove School District, will give the keynote address.
 
Curtis began her teaching career 30 years ago as an elementary teacher in San Diego and later taught in the Bend-LaPine School District.  She began her administrative career as assistant principal of Jefferson County Middle School in Madras moving to principal of Terrebonne Elementary School in Redmond. 

Curtis remains committed to the work of transforming our public school system into one that graduates every student with the knowledge and skills they need for a successful life.  To read more about Yvonne Curtis, please click here.
 
Thank you to our Scholarship luncheon sponsors!
Oregon Lottery   State Farm
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
Listed below are the 2012 Hispanic Chamber Scholarship recipients:
NAMECITYMAJOR(S)SPONSOR/AMOUNTTOTAL
Makowski, Daniela
Wilsonville
Engineering
Howard S. Wright $2,000, Sal & Betty Kadri $1,000, Bonneville Power Administration $2,500
$5,500
Reyes Galeana, Abigail
Tualatin
Health
Legacy Health System $5,000
$5,000
Joseph, Thomas
Portland
Engineering
Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters $2,000, Bonneville Power Administration $2,500
$4,500
Santiago-Hernandez, Lorena
Portland
Int'l Relations
Wieden+Kennedy $2,500, Town & Country/DCMDA $2,000
$4,500
Lopez, SandraCorneliusBusinessWells Fargo $2,500, State Farm Insurance $1,000$3,500
Orellana, AidanPortlandCommunicationWells Fargo $2,500, P&C Construction $1,000
$3,500
Muoz-Licea, AlianaMilwaukieHealthOregon Health & Science University $1,000, Bertha Ferrn & Friends $1,000, State Farm Insurance $1,000$3,000
Regalado, CarolinaWhite CityHealthRegence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, Linda & Scott Andrews $1,000, State Farm Insurance $1,000$3,000
Verdin, EdgarAlohaEngineeringWalsh Construction $1,000, Vigil-Agrimis, Inc. $1,000, Portland General Electric $1,000$3,000
Abriel, RachelleTillamookEducationWieden+Kennedy $2,500$2,500
Carillo, YeseniaRedmondPolitical ScienceCentral Oregon Latino Fund $1,250, Picket Dummigan $1,000, HMC Latino Leadership Classes $250$2,500
Chavez, DulceWoodburnHealthElaina Medina $1,500, Portland General Electric $1,000$2,500
Garcia, AlejandraGreshamHealthLegacy Health System $2,500$2,500
Garcia-Hernandez, SandraSalemHealthU.S. Bank $2,500$2,500
Gutierrez, SoniaRedmondVeterinary MedicineCentral Oregon Latino Fund $1,350, P&C Construction $1,000, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber $150$2,500
Leon Gutierrez, MaritzaWoodburnHealthProvidence Health & Services $2,500$2,500
Lopez, SoniaCanbyHealthLegacy Health System $2,500$2,500
Navarro Gomez, DiegoPortlandHealthLegacy Health System $2,500$2,500
Pleitz, MonicaTualatinHealthLegacy Health System $2,500$2,500
Saldana, AzucenaRedmondHealthCentral Oregon Latino Fund $1,250, Slayden/Sundt $750, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber $500$2,500
Serrano, DaisyBendHealthCentral Oregon Latino Fund $1,250, Slayden/Sundt $1,250$2,500
Abarca, KristineAlohaHealthRegence BlueCross BlueShield $1,000, AT&T $1,000$2,000
Anaya, MatiasBeavertonEthics/PoliticsPortland Trail Blazers $1,500, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber $500$2,000
Bailey-Ramos, EricaVancouverEducationEnterprise Rent-A-Car $2,000$2,000
Cervantes Martinez, DianaHubbardBusinessTravel Portland $2,000$2,000
Cortes, CeciliaMolallaHealthEnterprise Rent-A-Car $1,500, HMC Latino Leadership Classes $500$2,000
Diaz-Hui, JonathanPortlandMicrobiologyOrcilia Ziga Forbes $1,000, Victor & Madonna Merced $500, Anderson Construction $500$2,000
Frias, EdgarPortlandCounselingCascade Centers Inc. EAP $1,000, Pacific Power $1,000$2,000
Garcia, AbnerTillamookEngineeringRick & Nancy Calero $1,000, Rhonnda & Ricky Edmiston $500, Lara Media Services LLC $500$2,000
Garcia Perez, GreciaSalemMath/SpanishOregon Shakespeare Festival $1,000, Gil & Gerri Jimenez $500, Pacific Power $500$2,000
Gonzalez, EricaGrants PassHealthOregon Health & Science University $1,000, AT&T $1,000$2,000
Gonzalez, LuisWilsonvilleEngineeringPortland General Electric $1,000, Turner Construction $1,000$2,000
Gonzalez, SamuelJunction CityPolitical ScienceNW Natural $1,000, OnPoint Community Credit Union $1,000$2,000
Gonzalez-Montiel, GiselaPortlandHealthOrcilia Ziga Forbes $1,000, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber $1,000$2,000
Gonzalez Pea, JosueSalemHealthHMC Latino Leadership Classes $2,000$2,000
Madriz-Rodriguez, BeatrizPortlandHealthDon & Mona Geddes $1,000, Orcilia Ziga Forbes $1,000$2,000
Prez-Da Silva, KarenBeavertonEducationDirectors Mortgage, Inc. $1,000, Friends of Ladd's Addition Gardens $1,000$2,000
Plascencia, RosaBeavertonEducationTown & Country/DCMDA $1,500, KWBY La Pantera $500$2,000
Provost-Shean, AlexiMedfordHealthHispanic Metropolitan Chamber $2,000$2,000
Rentz, XavierBeavertonBiologySeabold Construction $1,000, Jim & Jennifer Mark $1,000$2,000
Reyes, CindyGreshamPre-Law/BusinessSchwabe Williamson & Wyatt $1,500, Portland Latino Gay Pride $500$2,000
Rivera, OmarHillsboroFilm/BroadcastingTown & Country/DCMDA $1,500, Lara Media Services, LLC $500$2,000
Rivera-Garcia, SandraTigardHealthPortland Timbers $1,000, Chick of All Trades $1,000$2,000
Torres Mondragon, MiguelPortlandUndecidedState Farm Insurance $1,000, PMG Environmental Services, Inc. $1,000$2,000
Venegas, AnelIndependenceBusinessPortland General Electric $1,000, Ken & Marta Thrasher $1,000$2,000
Venegas Trujillo, ItselIndependencePre-LawOregon Hispanic Bar Association $1,000, Portland General Electric $1,000$2,000



Total
$115,500
THE HISPANIC CHAMBER IS HIRING

 

The Hispanic Chamber will have an opening for a Business Development Coordinator starting in mid April, 2012.  For position details, please click here.   

 

If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, please submit a resume and letter to gcastillo@hmccoregon.com.

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 503.222.0280.  Thank you.  

2012 EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS FAIR
Previous Trade Show
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
 Oregon Convention Center 
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

FREE TO THE PUBLIC 
 
The Hispanic Chamber will host its 10th Annual Employment & Business Fair on June 26th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. 

Individuals, business owners, and contractors interested in learning about employment and contracting opportunities should attend.


For more information on how to become an exhibitor, please click here.

Multnomah County    Biz OR  OHSU
Thank you to our Business Fair sponsors!
POSITION TO WIN: BUSINESS ACCELERATOR WEBINAR

bIZaCC  


The Hispanic Chamber is pleased to partner with American Family Insurance to bring our members
Business Accelerator 2012, a growth coaching series for small business owners-at no cost to you!  Get a taste of what this program has to offer by attending the next Business Accelerator webinar:

Differentiate or Die: The Most Critical Thing Your Business Can Do to Tell Your Story
, presented by Scott Cooper, President of Marketing Engine Group. The webinar will be held on:
Friday, April 27th from 9:00 - 10:00 am PDT.


Mr. Cooper will explore the reasons companies spend so much time on this issue and then jump right into a discussion on how you'd go about positioning your company by answering three questions:

1. Who are you for?

2. What is it you really do for your customers?

3. How are you meaningfully different? 

 

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  For more information on the April 27th webinar, as well as the April 17th Coach Chat on Making Time for Selling, and to enroll in this NO COST program, visit: amfambusinessaccelerator.com.

WEBSITES ARE NOW FREE FOR OREGON BUSINESSES

 


We believe the web is an essential tool for all small businesses. That's why we've joined Oregon Get Your Business Online, a Google-led program that provides small businesses the resources they need to succeed online. 

Here's what you'll get:

 
  • Free, easy-to-build Intuit website
  • Free customized domain name
  • Free web hosting for one year 
  • Free online tools and training