On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce team, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and supported our “30+1” Anniversary Gala.
On September 30, 2021, the IHCC hosted an exciting dinner at the Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, in celebration of our 30th anniversary.
Nearly 700 guests joined us to recognize special honorees and guests who have been influential in the IHCC’s development and to pay tribute to our mission and the amazing Latino business community who embody it through their personal journeys and their incredible stories of success.
To our friends and colleagues who joined us, supported us, assisted us and celebrated with us in person and in spirit, we thank you for making this the most wonderful birthday party ever and the beginning of our exciting journey to the next 30 years!
THE PRE GALA SHOW
THE GUESTS ARRIVING TO PARTY
EMCEE – LOURDES DUARTE,
CO-ANCHOR WGN-TV EVENING NEWS
WELCOME REMARKS – IHCC PRESIDENT & CEO,
JAIME DI PAULO
BOARD REMARKS – IHCC BOARD PRESIDENT
JUAN GAYTAN, JR.
REMARKS – GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS,
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR AWARDS PRESENTATION –
GUILLERMO GARCIA, CEO GSG CONSULTANTS &
IRIS MARTINEZ, COOK COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK.
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
STATE SENATOR ANTONIO “TONY” MUÑOZ
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
STATE REPRESENTATIVE EVA-DINA DELGADO
REMARKS – CITY OF CHICAGO MAYOR,
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
REMARKS – COOK COUNTY PRESIDENT,
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – ROBERT DUNN,
PRESIDENT & MANAGING PARTNER,
LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
LIVE PERFORMANCE – ARTIST ELLIOTT FROM PRESENTS ARBEATLIVE – THE EXPLOSION OF MUSIC + COLOR
Elliott From’s performances have been called “explosive”. Whether he is throwing paint at the canvas with frenetic energy, or carefully tracing
the outline of an image, there is no mistaking his work. His talent has taken him around the world performing for iconic events such as the Olympic Games, the NHL Playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, and numerous others, but he is most known for his “BIG” heart. To date, the sale of Elliott’s work has raised over 4.75 million dollars for charity.
Business of the Year – RGE Engineering
Corporation of the Year – WSP
Legacy of the Year – Cook County
REMARKS – LT GOVERNOR JULIANA STRATTON
MELISSA GARCIA, HEAD US BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT, BMO HARRIS BANK
CLOSING REMARKS – MARIA MARIN,
BEST SELLING AUTHOR & ENTREPRENEUR
THE GALA AFTER-PARTY