Thursday, June 7, 2012

California's Hispanic Chamber sees changes at the top

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Announce New Chairman of the Board
Ernie Gutierrez to succeed Roy Perez in Role

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce announced today that Ernie Gutierrez, the organization’s current Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been named its new Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.  He succeeds Roy Perez, who has resigned his position for personal reasons.  

“We understand Roy’s decision to resign after having served the CAHCC with care and commitment for over seven years and after having had a long career that has spanned four decades.  His tenure included growing the Central Region chambers as flourishing chapters with active members, providing leadership training to the four Chamber regions on an annual basis, and establishing sponsorship relationships with key corporate constituencies,” said Julian Canete, the organization’s chief executive officer.  “He leaves behind a CAHCC that remains vibrant and wholly committed to its strategy of helping Latino small businesses in California succeed.”

“Ernie, our new Chairman of the Board, inherits a strong and talented Board of Directors and a committed staff that will appreciate his impressive breadth of experience,” Canete said.  “Ernie is a thoughtful leader and has demonstrated the kind of superior business and non-profit acumen that makes him uniquely qualified to be the CAHCC’s next Chairman.  His entrepreneurial success story serves as an inspiration to the millions of Latino entrepreneurs that make up the fastest growing business demographic.”

“I am honored to assume leadership responsibility for the CAHCC Board, and I am committed to continue growing the organization on its already solid foundation,” said Gutierrez.  “We will be focused on supporting our member Chambers with ongoing resources and training to help Latino small businesses thrive, developing and fostering corporate sponsors, and building on state and national legislative agendas with relevant advocacy that best serve our chamber members.”

Gutierrez is the president and chief executive officer of a Hispanic 500 business, Allied Industries, Inc.  Headquartered in Los Angeles and founded in 1997, Allied Industries provides environmental remediation, construction and renewable energy services throughout the Western United States.   Gutierrez has received notable distinctions and honors, including Inc. 5000’s “Fastest Growing Companies” award in 2010, 2011 and 2012, “Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist” in 2011 from Ernst & Young, the “Business Elite Award” in 2010 from the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and “Fastest Growing Business” award in 2010 from Hispanic Business Magazine.

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  1. Video : "If you are watching this video is because I am arrested" -- Little Girl Daniela Cruz defied the "toughest Sheriff in America" Jow Arpaio and got away with it after being arrested by this bad guy - Stephen Lemons : SB1070 Civil Disobedience Must Escalate

    A little Girl in desperation and tired of being harassed and "Racially Profiled" becomes very brave and filled with courage against the Toughest and Roughest Sheriff.

    See the Video of Daniela Cruz at the bottom of this page --- "If you are watching this video is because I am arrested" .... The text was written by Stephen Lemons :


    One of the more daring examples of DREAM Act civil disobedience occurred in March, when 150 student protesters blocked a street in West Phoenix. Six undocumented students chose not to move from the center of the street and were arrested, thus risking deportation.

    In a YouTube clip released to coincide with her arrest with the others, Daniela Cruz explained how she and fellow DREAMers were fed up with living in a limbo where they legally cannot work or go to college at an in-state tuition rate. America is the only home they’ve ever known, and they demonstrated that they are through being victims.

    “I’m willing to risk everything I have,” Cruz told her audience. “I’m willing to risk being deported because I’m done seeing people be scared.”

    To the surprise of both her and her jailers, ICE holds on Cruz and her cohorts mysteriously were lifted during their 28-hour stay in Joe Arpaio’s Fourth Avenue Jail. They were released on misdemeanor charges.

    Cruz and her pals quickly became heroes in the Latino community.

    “One day, we’ll be reading about them in history books!” declares Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo, who is pushing for repeal of 1070.

    Gallardo predicts increased public protests in the wake of the expected Supreme Court ruling. “I’ll be right there with them,” he says.

    A demonstration scheduled for June 23 by the Phoenix human rights group Puente will target Arpaio’s infamous Tent City. Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists who will convene in Phoenix during that weekend for a national conference will participate in the protest.

    The Unitarians and Puente teamed up in 2010 for a massive show of anti-1070 civil disobedience that rocked Phoenix.

    Puente organizer Carlos Garcia cites the example set by the DREAM Act kids as one to emulate.

    “When undocumented people confront the system, it crumbles,” he says. “And it becomes clear that they are more afraid of us than we are of them.”

    Arrested in Phoenix | Undocumented: Daniela Cruz

    Published on Mar 20, 2012 by DreamActivistdotOrg