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August 2012
SAVE THE DATE! 
HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION
 

 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

 

OREGON CONVENTION CENTER, OREGON BALLROOM
777 NE MARTIN LUTHER KING, BLVD 
PORTLAND, OR 97232

COST: $130 MEMBERS/$135 NON-MEMBERS 
OR CALL 503.222.0280. 
CORPORATE SPONSORS:
Altria PDX Multnomah County     PDC

Providence Health & Services  

 

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF GREAT SPEAKERS, A SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND HONORING MEMBERS WITH THE ¡BRAVO! AWARDS!

 

 The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (Hispanic Chamber) will hold the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration to celebrate the many contributions that Latinos have made to the United States.

 

The Hispanic Chamber will present ¡BRAVO! Awards.  These awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that are role models and have contributed to the economic and social advancement of Latinos in Oregon and southwest Washington.  

 

The keynote speaker at this event is Ramona Romero, General Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Pres. Obama Appointee), Washington D.C.

 

The event also will include a Silent Auction to benefit the Latino Scholarship Program, and recognition of the graduating Latino Leadership Class VI  and the incoming Class VII.    

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
RAMONA ROMERO, GENERAL COUNSEL,
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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Ramona Romero will give the keynote address at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center.

As the General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture, Ramona Emilia Romero is the principal legal advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack and other Department officials.

President Obama nominated her on June 28, 2010 and she was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on December 22, 2010.

Ms. Romero serves as the Chief Legal Officer of the USDA and oversees the work of about 300 legal professionals who provide legal advice and support to all components of the Department. Ms. Romero reports directly to the Secretary.

To read more about Ms. Romero, please click here.

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¡BRAVO! AWARDS

The following awards will be made this year at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center:






Latino Justice ¡BRAVO! Award:

Marco Hernandez,
U.S. 9th District Court Judge  










Latino Business ¡BRAVO! Award:   

 

Gil Carreon, President,  

Liberty Steel Erectors 

 

 






Latino Health ¡BRAVO! Award:

 

Tina Castañares, M.D.  

 

 

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Latino Community Service ¡BRAVO! Award: 

 

Román D. Hernández, Attorney  

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

 

 

Multnomah County

 

 

Public Partner ¡BRAVO! Award   

 

 

 

 

Providence   

Community Partner ¡BRAVO!

   

 

 Conexiones C3 summer program
 
More than 30 Portland Public Schools students successfully completed the Conexiones C3 Summer program, located at Madison high school.

Participants gained skills and insight into college, career options, and cultural & self-identity development.  Through our partnership with Latino Network, students visited Gunderson and Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital to learn about career opportunities.

 

IN THE NEWS
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce commends Bank of America for investment in green business practices
 
CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY.

 

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
P.O. Box 1837
Portland, Oregon 97207
503-222-0280