Celebrating 28 of Latino achievements in Oregon and SW Washington – Here is Oregon

Join the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC) in celebrating twenty-eight years of Latino achievements in Oregon and SW Washington on September 14. “We are very pleased to be gathering in-person this fall after these past two years to showcase Latino excellence throughout our community,” says HMC’s Executive Director, Carmen Castro. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gustavo Balderas, the Superintendent of the Beaverton School District. The evening will consist of Bravo Community Awards, dinner, live music, a silent auction, a raffle, and more!

Bravo awards recognize the outstanding efforts of individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to the economic and social advancement of Latinos throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. The following awards will be made:

Latino Art: Hector Hernandez, Portland, Oregon

Latino Business: Gonzales Wine Company, Portland, Oregon

Latino Community Partnership: Community Foundation of SW Washington, Vancouver, Washington

Latino Education: Cynthia Gomez, Portland State University, Oregon

HMC exists to create opportunities and grow the Latino community’s wealth and assets by investing in its community’s entrepreneurial spirit; supporting its future generations’ access to higher education; and preparing its emerging leaders to succeed in their careers and in the communities at large.

Since 1994, HMC has provided a variety of services and activities that focus on creating sessions opportunities and relationships for their members and clients, including one-on-one business technical assistance, networking, workshop for small businesses, leadership development education for Latino professionals and an educational and scholarship program for Latino students to attain higher education.

HMC is proud to have served the Latino and greater community for the past twenty-eight years and looks forward to continuing its mission of leading the economic advancement, wealth creation, and equity for Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington.