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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory

ABOUT THE CHAMBER | ACERCA DE LA CÁMARA HISTORY OF THE KANSAS CITY HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Since its inception, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has worked towards the development of its member and promoting business relationships between Hispanic businesses and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area community. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is the founding Chamber of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. In 1979, only two years after starting the Kansas City Hispanic Chamber, our founding fathers incorporated the United The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Greater Kansas City was founded in 1977 (USHCC) with the charter in the state of by 25 Hispanic business leaders led by New Mexico and headquarters here in Hector Barreto, Sr., who envisioned the Kansas City, Missouri. Both organizations need for an organization that would shared offices and staff for the first 10 years represent the interests of the Hispanic of its inception in an office on Southwest business community before public and Boulevard. It wasn’t until 1989 that the private sectors. The organization aimed at USHCC raised money to move their office developing a business network that would to Washington D.C. to be closer to the provide the Hispanic business community White House and Congress. with cohesion and strength while promoting economic growth and development of its member businesses and the Hispanic community. COMMITMENT THROUGH COMMERCE, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE In recent years, the Hispanic Chamber of The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Commerce of Greater Kansas City has grown works to bring many elements of the to be one of the top and most respected Hispanic business community together. We Chambers in the Greater Kansas City metro, play many crucial roles: that of educator, specializing in programming and capacity speaker, advocate, promoter, facilitator, building for small business, MBE/WBE liaison, and mediator. We work to create certification programming and creating opportunities for businesses to succeed in networks for small business contracting. For the community. The success of the corporate America, the Hispanic Chamber Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the serves as a resource for diversity, supplier success of our members. diversity and branding to the fastest growing demographic in Kansas and Missouri. 2


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory
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