The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 21st Luncheon and Business Expo last Thursday at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston. A sold-out audience of more than 1,500 attended the event making it Houston’s largest business luncheon.
The Annual Luncheon included a business expo where hundreds filled the hallways to explore the product and services of member corporations and entrepreneurs. The event featured some of the most prominent business and community leaders such as Annise Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston; Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, and David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst’s speech focused on the important role played by Hispanic entrepreneurs and their economic impact.
Dr. Laura Murillo, President and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said, “The Houston Hispanic Chamber works diligently to provide opportunities for small business owners via our corporate and governmental relationships.”
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, Chevron and the Port of Houston were the Event Underwriters. Additional sponsors included: Amegy Bank, BP, H-E-B, Houston Chronicle, Shell Oil, Telemundo, The Home Depot, Bayside Printing, Bud Light, Comcast, Ford, Haynes & Boone, LLP, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative, Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans, KHOU 11, Macy’s & Univision 45.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the largest Hispanic Chamber in the country.
About the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1977. The Chamber’s mission is the leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community.