On January 18, 2018, The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC) held their 5th annual Business Awards Holiday Gala at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. ChesMRC was nominated and won the “Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year” Award and ChesMRC’s own Estela Ramirez was also nominated for “Outstanding Professional of the Year”.
The sold out event brought together over 250 professionals and community leaders to celebrate Hispanic achievement in Maryland businesses. Many other community leaders came together to celebrate the award winners, including Baltimore Mayor, Catherine Pugh; U.S. Senator, Ben Cardin; U.S. Congressman, John Sarbanes; Maryland Delegate, Joseline Peña-Melnyk; MD Department of Commerce Secretary, Mike GillMaryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation-Division of Financial Regulation Commissioner, Antonio Salazar; Anne Arundel County Executive, Steve Schuh; Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz; Deputy Secretary of State, Luis Borunda; Walter Electric CEO, Donna Kolb Boesl; Hispanic Officers Law Enforcement Association President, Miguel Rodriguez; Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Director, Paul Taylor; Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA) Director, Catalina Rodriguez Lima; Montgomery County Small and Minority Business Development Director, Daniel Parra; Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation Vice President of Communications, Rosa Cruz; PNC Bank Vice-President of Community Development, Lourdes Montes-Greenan; Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce CEO & President, Doris Camack-Spencer; and MD Chamber of Commerce Vice-President for Government Affairs, Larry Richardson.
ChesMRC was honored to be among so many leaders within the Hispanic community and even more so to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. We are truly grateful for all of the support and recognition we were shown at this event.
The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier state-wide institution for the representation and advancement of business interests before the public and private sectors. The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC) focuses on developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community and the business community at large with cohesion and strength. The MDHCC delivers its members with the three proven “P’s” to propel businesses towards success: Promotion, Partnerships and Procurement Advice.