Chamber in the News
By carefully developing and scrupulously maintaining a culture based on sound governance, exemplary leadership, transparency, and accountability, and a business ethics that rests upon the six principles of Character Counts!, the Chamber has become an influential advocate for the business community and the community at large and, at the same time, it has been also extraordinarily successful in being portrayed accurately by the news media.
Morevoer, our strategically selective and low-key approach in addressing a variety of business and social issues has yielded significant goodwill and results, and has enabled the Chamber to maintain high visibility in the community and be a consequential player in local and regional affairs.
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By Hoy en Delaware Wednesday, 24 April 2013 04:01
On April 18, a business forum was organized at First State Manufacturing facilities in Milford, DE. The event was organized by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC), and served as the first networking event held in Delaware.
By Bryan Shupe, MilfordLive.com Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:02
The Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC) held its first Hispanic Business Forum at First State Manufacturing, Inc. in Milford, DE on Thursday, April 19. Since its inception in 2002, MAHCC has become one of the leading voices for women, veteran and minority-owned businesses in the region.
By Kent Hoover, Washington Bureau Chief, The Business Journals Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:14
By Nicholas C. Stern, Frederick News-Post Monday, 22 October 2012 08:52
As a remodeling contractor whose 35 years in business has taken him throughout Frederick and Montgomery counties, Steve Klitsch has interacted with a variety of clientele from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Awkward moments followed by apologies led him to the realization that behaviors that are acceptable for people with deep roots in the area may be seen as rude or even offensive to some newcomers, depending on the country or the culture from which they hail, he said.
By Luz Lazo, The Washington Post Sunday, 21 October 2012 08:47
Ping Eng and her daughter Sarah walked slowly through the crowd, each holding a tiny plate with a corn tortilla filled with cheese, beans and pork. "I am excited about this," Eng said as she took a bite of a pupusa. She later wondered aloud how cooks were able to get the meat filling inside the pupusa. "It must be difficult to make."
By Public Opinion Online Monday, 15 October 2012 22:01
A Hispanic Business Forum will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the community room of the Chambersburg Mall. The forum is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
By Samantha Cossick, Public opinion Online Monday, 15 October 2012 14:53
CHAMBERSBURG - The first ever Hispanic Business Forum aims to assist current and aspiring Hispanic business owners as they launch and manage their own businesses. The forum, free and open to all community members, is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Chambersburg Mall's community room. It is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
By Lindsey Robbins, Gazette Newspapers Friday, 07 September 2012 09:30
Attendance at the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference on Tuesday dipped from last year, with various explanations offered by organizers and others. In February, 2012 Chairwoman Maria Jose Zelaya and 2010 Chairwoman Lorna Virgili both resigned from the foundation that produces the annual conference, alleging that organizers violated nonprofit rules and failed to file federal tax returns.
By Grace Yao, The Epoch Times Friday, 02 December 2011 19:26
The Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC) hosted the 2011 Poinsettia Festival Awards Dinner and Dance at Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University on Nov. 19. The theme of 2011 MAHCC annual event was "English Literacy: Pathway to the American Dream."
By Rachel Holman and Jorge Ribas (contributor), France24.com International News Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:00
A "flash mob" is generally defined as a group of people who suddenly gather in a public arena to stage an act of performance art, briefly interrupting everyday routine. In recent years, flash mobs have become so hugely popular that the concept has been used in everything from advertisements to staging massive picnics in city centers. In the US however, some young people have put a new twist on the movement, transforming the idea of a flash mob into a "flash rob".
By By Nicholas C. Stern, Frederick News-Post Saturday, 09 July 2011 00:57
Supporters of a successful petition to overturn a law granting in-state college tuition to some undocumented immigrants say they will continue their campaign until the measure appears on the ballot in November 2012.
By By: Nicholas C. Stern, Frederick News-Post Wednesday, 04 May 2011 10:42
The Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mariachi Restaurant, 5854 Urbana Pike, Frederick.
By Danielle Douglas, The Washington Post - Capital Business Monday, 28 February 2011 03:41
Mega Market International, a Hispanic grocery chain based in Silver Spring, has kept pace with the Latino population boom in suburban Maryland, opening five stores in the past decade. The supermarkets sprang up in central immigrant hubs in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, including Hyattsville and Rockville. New arrivals from Latin America and the Caribbean can find familiar labels of beans, flours and grains from back home at these 10,000-square-foot stores.
By Nicholas C. Stern, Frederick News-Post Monday, 31 January 2011 13:16
Jose Perez, part owner of Frederick’s Cacique, MexiCali Cantina and, most recently, Mariachi restaurants, said that since about October 2007, business has dropped significantly. By mid-2006, more than a year and a half before government statistics proved the obvious, Jorge Ribas saw symptoms of an economic downturn.
By Ed Waters Jr., Frederick News-Post Tuesday, 05 October 2010 01:50
Marvia Sawyer knows Latino business owners face the same challenges as others in the tough economy. But as the new vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sawyer said her goals are to strengthen the organization, grow membership and increase the group's visibility and its membership. She will oversee the Frederick County Chapter of the chamber.
By Melissa Castro, Washington Business Journal Monday, 04 October 2010 14:32
Remember the famous BlackBerry that then-President-elect Barack Obama toted around during his frenzied transition period? That device — and every other computer system the transition team used — was provided and integrated by a homegrown Hispanic-owned business, MicroTech Inc. of Vienna.
By Steve Monroe and C. Benjamin Ford, Gazette of Politics & Business Friday, 11 December 2009 21:58
Gov. Martin O'Malley touted his new initiatives to boost job creation at a Baltimore business summit . . . but business leaders gave the proposals mixed reviews. After he pointed out that "three out of five jobs in the state are created by small and family-owned businesses," O'Malley (D) outlined plans to help businesses . . . "An economic agenda that strengthens small businesses and create jobs is, face value, a sound approach," said Jorge Ribas, president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "But this recession will not lead to recovery as fast as past recessions," Ribas said, "because credit remains so tight."
By Milagros Meléndez-Vela, El Tiempo Latino Friday, 13 November 2009 03:09
El desempleo entre los latinos del area golpea no sólo a la población más vulnerable económicamente sino también a empresarios y familias establecidas, observó el lunes 9, el presidente de una importante cámara de comercio hispana en la región de Washington.
By Janel Davis, Gazette Newspapers Wednesday, 08 July 2009 02:53
During a little-discussed piece of business last week, the [Montgomery] County Council voted to extend the county's minority business program another three years while a review is completed. In the meantime, business participants have recommendations for county administrators: better publicity of available contracts and more opportunities for smaller companies.
By Janel Davis and Steve Monroe, Gazette Newspapers Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:23
A big challenge awaits. That's the consensus of many state business leaders of what lies ahead for whoever succeeds David W. Edgerley as secretary of the Department of Business and Economic Development. Edgerley announced his resignation this week, effective Jan. 30, after almost two years on the job.
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