Monday, May 9, 2011

U.S. Hispanic Chamber Board Chair to talk about Latina businesses

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host networking luncheon focusing on Latina business ownership.

USHCC Board Chair Nina Vaca
TYSONS CORNER, VAThe Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) will host a networking luncheon and roundtable with special guest speaker Nina Vaca-Humrichouse, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Board of Directors Chair and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources, at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner on Wednesday, May 18th from 10:30am-1:30pm. This roundtable and luncheon is hosted by the VAHCC Women in Business group and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is the title sponsor.

Also addressing the luncheon will be Angeles Ortega-Moore from the US Census Bureau, sharing fresh demographic and economic data on Hispanics in Virginia and the Washington region, and Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, who will discuss the county's dynamic minority business community.

“Fairfax County already is home to many of the nation’s largest Latino businesses, and we know that this group constitutes one of the fastest growing groups of businesses in the nation. Fairfax County is proud to be known as a place where business people of all backgrounds can succeed just by being good and having drive,” said Gerald L. Gordon,

Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.

The event, with tickets on sale at, will include a seated luncheon and a roundtable discussion about topics relevant to today’s business climate and the increasing impact and value of Hispanic businesswomen, anticipating some of the nation's top Latina businesswomen in attendance.

“Hispanic Women-owned businesses is one of fastest growing segments in business today,” says Michel Zajur, VAHCC president. “Many of these are located in the greater Washington Metro Area and are having a large impact on the economy there.”

Roundtable discussions taking place before the luncheon include: government contracting & legal matters, VAHCC networking opportunities, marketing strategies, business resources, and others. Tickets are $35 for VAHCC members and $45 for non-members. Visit or call (703) 790-0303 for tickets & more information.

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