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The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) July 2021 Breakfast Membership Meeting, in person, was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make it possible, including our great IHCC team and Board members, our sponsors, and The Union League Club of Chicago.
Thank you Lisa Duarte, José Alvarez, Alderman Gilbert Villegas, and Dr. Gloria J. Gibson for speaking at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Membership Meeting.
We are grateful for the time and effort you took to share your thoughts and experiences with our Latino community. Thank you again for your contribution!

WELCOMING REMARKS / Jaime di Paulo – President & CEO of IHCC

Our Chairman of the Board, Juan Gaytan Jr., addressing Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) guests and members in our first in-person Breakfast Membership Meeting since 2020. #IHCCmovingforward

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE / Lisa Duarte – Government Affairs Partner, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres

GUEST PRESENTATION / Arabel Alva-Rosales, Chairwoman of the IHCC Foundation Board.
ILLINOIS TOLLWAY / José Alvarez, Executive Director

ELEVATE TOGETHER INITIATIVE /John Rorer – General Manager, Supply Chain, Office Depot

Thanks to the Elevate Together initiative and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  awarded six grants of $5,000 to Hispanic and Black small businesses in Chicago with five or fewer employees.
After a broad and rigorous selection process tailored to small businesses, the winners in #Chicago selected by the IHCC are:
Edith De La Cruz, Antigua Inc
Stephanie Martinez, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, LLC
Hector Perez, Rocket Productions, Inc
Shall We Wine, Regine Rousseau


GUEST SPEAKER / Alderman Gilbert Villegas – President, Chicago City Council Latino Caucus

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