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  • 09-Sep-2018 9:31 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


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    11th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    11th

    Noche Latina

    8 PM – 11 PM

    @ BURN by Rocky Patel Pittsburgh

    *Free*

    Guests will be able to enjoy delicious small bites made exclusively for Noche Latina, cocktails, cigar specials, and more! We will also have a featured guest DJ spinning the hottest Latin Pop and Reggaeton hits.


    13th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    13th

    First Step Business Start-Up Essentials (Wexford)

    10 am - 12 pm

    North Regional Chamber

    New business start-ups and entrepreneurs without previous business experience must attend our Business Start-up Essentials Workshop. The start-up essentials workshop is a 2 hour session. Register Now


    15th

    Kennywood LATINO DAY!

    Latino Kennywood Day in collaboration with LACU, Latin American Cultural Union.. Habrán puestos de comida, música, presentaciones artisticas, etc.

    Dj Juan Diego and Marlon Silva on sound!


    15th

    Spanish for Beginners

    1 pm - 2 pm

    Carnegie Library, Classroom A

    *FREE*

    This introduction to Spanish meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. This class runs from January through April, but new participants are welcome at any time!


    15th

    Independence of Mexico and Central America in Beechview

    12 pm - 9 pm

    There will be live music, soloists, musical groups, mariachis, food stalls, games for children, Kids bouncy house, and more presented by Las Palmas, LACU & PHDC. More Info


    17th

    Regional Economic Inclusion Summit: Launching Employee Resource Groups

    @ Westin Convention Center

    When should you launch ERGs for your organization; and if so, how do you get started? This session will explore the questions and the work that should be done when considering ERGs or other employee networks for your organization. More Info


    18th

    Social Media Series: LinkedIn

    9 am - 12 pm

    Duquesne University SBDC

    Speaker Joel Burstein will lead you through setting up a LinkedIn profile; offer tips for best practices and review examples of how LinkedIn is being used by customers like yours to help them find businesses like you. Register


    19th

    Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits: Understanding Financial Statements Workshop

    9 am - 12 pm

    @ Duquesne University SBDC


    This hands-on workshop takes a step-by step approach to explaining two important financial statements: profit and loss statement and balance sheet. A representative from Wilke & Associates will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within your business and set realistic financial goals. You will leave knowing how to read your statements and how they can be used to increase your profits. Register


    20th

    How to Nail Your Interview & Elevator Pitch

    6 pm - 8 pm

    Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon

    *Free*

    Join NBMBAA- Pittsburgh Chapter in learning key interview skills that will set you apart from the competition.

    Sign Up


    22nd

    Salsa Night 

    @ La Palapa

    Come to dance and have lots of fun at our South Side location! Parking available in the lot beside Mallorca and the Lot across the street! Dj Dee will be mixing some Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and more. Info Here


    27th

    CLAS Welcome Back Reception

    5 pm

    @4130 Posvar Hall

    Hosted by Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

    Meet the Center for Latin American Studies staff, affiliated faculty members, interns, and other students. This is a chance to learn about all that the Center offers, including opportunities available in the upcoming year. More Info


    29th

    LACU annual Picnic

    12 pm – 7 pm

    Bring your family and friends to enjoy music, games, participate in raffles and more! As always, BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE!


    29th

    Alba Flamenca in Concert

    8 pm – 11 pm

    We are back at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, coming together again for a night of music, dance, friends, and wine to welcome the new season and celebrate a birthday!!

    Alba Flamenca will be playing some of your favorite flamenco tunes and premiering some new material in an intimate setting where you can enjoy the rhythm and melodies of this beautiful art form. Guest musicians include Erik Lawrence.

    The event is family friendly.

    Cash bar available.

    Register Now


    28th - 30th

    For the Love of Bachata Experience, Fall Edition

    @ Art & Style Dance Studio

    More Information


    By: Melanie Marie Boyer



    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 09-Sep-2018 9:25 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    August 2018

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    PMAHCC Thanks all who attended our Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza at: 

    Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant -Featuring Clemente Mural Artist, Jeremy Raymer

    PNC Park- the Pittsburgh Pirates donated a portion of ticket sales to the scholarship fund

    The Fairmont with Salsa 412



    A special thanks to Allegheny Home Insulation Service who, in addition to the sponsors recognized at the event, made a large contribution at the celebration.


    Photo: Rocio Alers, 2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient

    Congratulations to the 22 students who receive $26,000 in Scholarships from our PMAHCC Foundation in 2018!

    For a full list of recipients, their colleges and majors: Click Here



    We also thank The Rivers Club, ALPFA and all of those who attended our "Special Invitation to the Rivers Club" event.

    For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE


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    According to The Brookings Institute, Pittsburgh is making it's rise as a Global Innovation City effectively capturing the next economy.


    "Today, the competitive advantage of the region is no longer its rivers and raw materials but its high-skilled workers, world-class research institutions, and technology-intense advanced manufacturing. In 2016, for example, the region’s per capita university research and development (R&D) spending was nearly two and a half times the national average. While these assets are considerable, they also place Pittsburgh in competition with a number of other innovation cities that are rapidly investing billions in a suite of new technologies and industries poised to reshape the global economy." Read More


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    This year local Nonprofit, PowerLink has helped 4 companies reach the one million dollar mark, with 8 other companies close to reaching that milestone.

    Powerlink CEO, Anita Brattina, writes about the five lessons learned that aided these companies in reaching this great milestone: 

    • Recurring revenue
    • Recurring lead pipeline
    • Branding and social media strateg
    • Hiring and leading
    • Sales process and pricing

    Read More


    Thank you to PMAHCC member, Natalie Olup (left) of Rosedale Tech, for donating her 50/50 winnings to the PMAHCC scholarship fund at our Rivers Club event this past month!

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    Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

    What are you doing to celebrate our heritage this month? 

    Send details and a photo to MelanieMarie@pmahcc to be included in next month's newsletter!

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    The 2018 National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention, featuring Zoe Saldana, will take place from September 15th through the 18th at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Learn More


    PA Latino Convention


    The first ever Pennsylvania Latino Convention will take place in Lancaster from September 19th through the 22nd. This event was created to serve as the annual gathering to ignite positive change in local communities across the state while ensuring key stakeholders are accessible, accountable and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.

    PALC is an opportunity to assemble the state’s professionals and emerging leaders to tackle issues impacting the fastest growing segment of the population.

    Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 million Latinos and is home to the second largest migration of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, this convention discusses challenges and opportunities for new Pennsylvanians. Sign Up


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    PMAHCC Board Member, Jesus Torres & wife, Elizabeth Torres who welcomed their first child, Isla Bella Torres, on August 16th!


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    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today the appointment of Ramiro Cavazos as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors chose Cavazos to lead America’s largest Hispanic business organization representing over 4.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses. Cavazos is currently President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and will replace Fernand Fernández, Interim President & CEO. Read More


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    Be sure to tune in to the Barrio Latino Radio show on 88.3 WRCT every Thursday from 6-7 pm.

    PMAHCC greatly apprecaites support from Ivan Cao-Berg, host of Barrio Latino.

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    Pittsburgh is to receive over $30 million in redevelopment grants awarded to local resources and institutions like Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead and Allegheny General Hospital & more as part of the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

    The grants, which have been awarded every year since 1986, are given to a wide variety of businesses and projects around the state.  Read More at Next Pittsbugh

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    Thank you to the Tribune Review for featuring the details of our Hispanic Heritage Month event.



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    The Lean Startup Conference is seeking Hispanic speakers for it's 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV from November 14-16th. The deadline to apply is September 14, 2018.

    Whether you work in a bootstrapped startup, small business, government agency, non-profit, or a large enterprise, Lean is looking for diverse voices and wants to hear from you! Apply now

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    The Novus Group is seeking applicants for a Field Representatives position for an Outreach/Community Relations project with one of the largest companies in Pittsburgh. The position will go from September 24 through December and pay $18.00 - $20.00 per hour, with the possibility for bonus!


    Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is soliciting plumbing, electric and HVAC quotes for a 4,500 square foot tenant fit-out on the second floor of the Beechview Senior Center located at 1555 Broadway Avenue in Beechview. Your firm is invited to submit a quote on the scope of your trade.  Quotes are due by Noon, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    For Questions email: info@PHDCincubator.org

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    Highmark seeks an Applications Developer – Java to analyze, design, code, test and implement application enhancements, and provide general production support.




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    Duquesne Light Company is hiring an IT Sr. Project Manager I to oversee large projects related to internal information systems.




    Jewish Family and Community Services are seeking someone to join their team as their in-house marketing guru and make an impact on the lives of people working through life’s changes & challenges across Pittsburgh. 



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    Verdetto's Bar & Resturant is seeking a full-time bartender to work Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm for $10/ hour plus tips.

    Send Applications to: Verdetto2838@verizon.net





    To view more than 8,000 jobs in South Western PA 

    CLICK HERE



    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Please Like, Follow and Subscribe us at:

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  • 09-Sep-2018 5:52 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)


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    Written by: Melanie Marie Boyer


    2018 PMAHCC Foundation Scholarships


    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to giving back to the Hispanic community of our great city. One way that we do this is through providing scholarships to the next generation of outstanding Hispanics, our future leaders!


    Above: Rocio Alers (2018 Rob Vega Scholarship Recipient) speaks at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .


    Since 2011, when the fund began, the chamber has awarded 120 scholarships in the amount of $168,000 to promising Hispanic students in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The names of the individuals receiving the 22 scholarships in 2018 will be presented at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Extravaganza: Pregame event. See photos


    Above: Anamaria Ortiz (2018 Scholarship Recipient) waves as she is recognized for volunteering at the recent PMAHCC  "Hispanic Heritage Month Extravaganza" event .


    If you would like to contribute to the future of the next generation of Latinos Donate Here.


    The following is a full list of our 2018 PMAHCC Scholarship Recipients.

    Name Last School/Year Career High School
    Nicholas R Acuña 1st yr CMU Mechanical Engineer Moon Area High Scholl
    Raymundo Arvizu Guzman 1st yr Penn State Engineering Peters Township High School
    Jorge L Candiotti 2nd yr Slippery Physician Assistant Studies Ricardo Bentin, Lima Peru
    Alexander R Castano 1st yr Penn State-Gtr Allegheny Engineering Brashear High School
    Leonardo E Castano 1st yr Duquesne Physics Brashear High School
    Tessa H Douglas 2nd yr Rider BFA Musical Theater Woodland Hills Jr/Sr HS
    Paulina M Iniguez 4th yr Penn State--New Kensington Corp Communications/Psycology Franklin Regional High School
    Jose Miguel Juarez 4th yr Pitt Med School M.D. ( Doctor)/Clinical Research DePaul Catholic High School- N.J.
    Jose G Key 1st yr Yale Biomedical Engineering North Allegheny Senior HS
    Samuel A Naponic 1st yr SE Uni, FL Public Relations/Spanish Norwin High School
    Jorge A Olan 3rd yr Allegheny Biology, Pre-Med Seneca Valley High School
    Jorge A Oliver 3rd yr Penn State Mechanical Engineer Hampton High School
    Anamaria Ortiz 3rd yr Duquesne Political Science/International Relations Keystone Oaks HS
    Christopher J Pujol Graduate Catholic Priest Valley High School
    Lauren M Quintero 2nd yr Ohio State CivilEngineering Upper St Clair HS
    Nina M Rivero 4th yr Duquesne Finance Pine-Richland High School
    Thomas M Shepherd 1st yr RMU Cyber Forensics Shaler Area High School
    Matthew T Starkman 4th yr Duquesne Physical Therapy West Allegheny High School
    Valeria Tupac Yupanqui 2nd yr Pitt Bioengineering North Hills High School
    Giovanna M Varlotta 1st yr UPA International Relations PGH CAPA
    Andre L Williams 1st yr Ohio State Engineering Peters Twp High School

    Rob Vega Memorial Scholarship

    Rocio Alers Exchange PR Law UPR Escuela Secundaria


  • 31-Jul-2018 10:51 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    August 2018

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    PMAHCC has announced our new Executive Board positions.

    Carmen O. Malloy- Chairman

    Ivan Usero- President

    Jesus Torres- Treasurer

    Armando Ocando-  Secretary



    PMAHCC is actively seeking Fall interns for: Social Media Marketing, Photography, Journalism & Videography. Please submit resume & portfolios to Chamber@pmahcc.org


    PMAHCC Partner, Rosedale Tech will be holding their 3rd Annual Car Show on August 25th


    PMAHCC Board Member, Roberto Clemente Jr. Welcomed his first child in July!



    USHCC has joined the "Open for all" campaignOpen to All is the nationwide public engagement campaign to build awareness and understanding about the importance of our nation’s nondiscrimination laws—and to defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All. Read More


    As part USHCC's new women’s initiative, In Her Footsteps, we want to hear what some of the biggest challenges are for Latinas in the workforce. The form below will be used to gather insights from your unique experiences and will be used to help us better advocate for you. 

    Click Here to Participate

    August 9-10th Facebook Community Boost (FREE!)

    Digital skills classes will be taught at The University Club of Pittsburgh. In between sessions, Facebook Business Help Desks will be available for live 1:1 assistance on Facebook Pages, Ads Manager, Instagram and more! Facebook Community Boost is free to attend and open to the public. More Information



    August 28th Special Invitation to the Rivers Club (FREE!)

    ALPFA and PMAHCC members and friends are specially invited to experience the Rivers Club, their fine cuisine, network and have a wonderful time! Coworkers, Friends, Clients (and more) are welcome to attend this FREE event.

    Hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary beverage will be provided. Additional drinks available from value-priced cash bar.

    More Information



    September 5: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff (Clemente Day)

    The event will take place at Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant where the new Roberto Clemente Mural has been painted. Attendees include Manny Sanguillén, Grant Jackson, Roberto Clemente Jr., The Clemente Family, Mayor Bill Peduto & More! There will be many prizes to be won including airline tickets, autographed sports gear, hotel stays and more!

    In addition, tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates game will be available at a discounted rate for attendees and other PMAHCC friends. A small donation will be made to the PMAHCC scholarship fund for each Pirates ticket sold. All proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship fund!

    REGISTER HERE !

    For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE




    The Allegheny County Parks Department has Grant Coordinator position they are looking to fill.    http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Careers/Parks/Grant-Coordinator.aspx


    The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is seeking bids for its upcoming project

    The project consists of the following trades/ supplies:

    • Electricians, Laborers
    • Plumbers, Laborers
    • HVAC, Laborers
    • Office Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment, Laborers

    For more information contact: GuillermoPHDC@gmail.com


    Etna Borough in conjunction with Shaler Township has made a formal request for proposals for consulting services to prepare a Bicycle Route along Pine Creek from Kiwanis Park in Shaler Township to the proposed Etna Riverfront Park and Trail on Bridge Street, under the Robert D. Fleming Bridge in Etna Borough. For more information contact: jjankowski@etnaborough.org



    The Allegheny County Jail is now hiring for a Director of Nursing in the Medical Unit. Interested applicants may apply at the following link: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/careers/index.asp


    Are you interested in mentoring a team of freshman students in the School of Business this fall? Your role, as a mentor, would be to guide a team through the process of developing a solution, researching its feasibility and creating a final presentation discussing the implementation of this solution. All 300+ incoming freshman will take this class and the winning teams have a chance to earn scholarship money.

    If you feel you might be interested or for more information, please contact: Christine Hughes, hughes@duq.edu


    2018 Vibrant Pittsburgh/Urban Affairs Foundation is accepting Mini Grants. This year’s theme is Language Access through the Use of Technology. Language access describes ways in which your organization will help to bridge the communication barrier for people who cannot speak, understand, hear, read or write English fluently or proficiently. We encourage community groups and non-profits to apply and consider how they can use technology to make our region's resources more accessible to all.

    Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on August 31, 2018. For more information and our application, please visit https://jewishpittsburgh.formstack.com/forms/minigrants. You can also learn more at http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/Module/Resource/MiniGrantsList.




    City Council voted to PASS the "RIV" legislation to update Pittsburgh's riverfront zoning. After an almost two-year public process led by City Planning that involved community meetings, feedback from hundreds of riverfront businesses, neighborhood residents and stakeholders, the RIV is approved! More Information



    To view more than 8,000 jobs in South Western PA 

    CLICK HERE




    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org


    7/31/2018

    Written by: Melanie Marie Boyer



    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Please Like, Follow and Subscribe us at:

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  • 10-Oct-2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Carmen Malloy, Consultant and Customer Relations Specialist with Peoples Gas, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award Presented by Nationwide.

    The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2017 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

    The Steelers honored Malloy at their game on Sunday, Oct. 8 when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m.

    Malloy, a Colombian born naturalized United States citizen, has worked at Peoples Gas for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work master’s program and is committed to the Peoples mission of making life better in our community. In her capacity at Peoples, Malloy advocates for those who are less fortunate.  Malloy joined the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) in 1999 and in 2013 she was elected President of the executive board.  Malloy supports the PMAHCC mission of contributing to making Pittsburgh the city of opportunity and growth for our future generations by managing the Chamber’s Foundation Scholarship program.  This program has provided 97 students with scholarships totaling $142,000 since the initiative began in 2011. Malloy enjoys volunteering and was the 2016 recipient of the Minority Action Group Minority Achiever’s Award.  She donates her time to multiple organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA Greater Pittsburgh Community Advisory Committee.

    Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. 

    Malloy has chosen the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the $2,000 donation which will provide scholarships to two students through the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship program.

    Nationwide’s partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The Columbus-based insurance and financial services company already has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. Nationwide also provides resources, support, and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. The sponsorship of Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide’s goal of partnering with organizations that share the company’s values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.

    “Nationwide is excited to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to present this year’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards,” said Mike Boyd, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. “Nationwide takes pride in working with groups who share our values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community. We look forward to recognizing the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org).

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  • 08-Oct-2016 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    How do you define "community leadership"?

    What would you tell someone who was considering going to medical school?

    What is your favorite part Pittsburgh?

    ​Jose Miguel Juarez is a first-generation Guatemalan American born and raised in a single parent home in Paterson NJ, where he graduated as valedictorian of DePaul Catholic High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated with honors and conducted Atomic and Laser Physics Research for which he was offered a research position at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA.

     

    Mr. Juarez’s greatest passion is living, learning, and working directly among underserved populations and advocating fervently for their rights. Hence, after college he joined Teach For America and served as a high school teacher in a low-income Latino community in Houston TX and in a low-income African American community in Tunica MS. After TFA, he moved to Spring Hill FL and worked in a medically-underserved community as a coordinator of medical services for Crescent Community Free Clinic. Today, here in Pittsburgh, he volunteers as a paramedic for Operation Safety Net, a team bringing medical services directly to the homeless in the streets and under the bridges of Pittsburgh. He is also a coordinator and medical translator for SALUD – Clinica Gratuita, a free clinic committed to helping our Spanish-speaking community. Currently, Mr. Juarez is a third year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he founded the UPittMed chapter of the national Latino Medical Student Association. His area of concentration is Global Health and Underserved Populations, and his area of research is pediatric otolaryngology at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

     

    Mr. Juarez’s passion and commitment to both academics and community service has been recognized nationally by the American Medical Association Foundation and Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. In 2015, he was named a National Minority Scholar. He was also a recipient of the National Magis Medal. He has also been recognized at the city level by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Gateway Medical Society, and Café con Leche. He is one of the recipients of this year’s PMAHCC Scholarship as well as the GMS Academic Achievement and Community Service Award. He is also one of the 2015 FUERZA! Latino Making a Difference in Pittsburgh Award winners. At the school level, he received the 2016 Blue Star Community Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh and the 2016 Sally Miller Award for Advocacy on Behalf of the Medically Underserved by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

     

    Motivated by these experiences, Mr. Juarez is determined to continue learning, serving, and helping to reduce health disparities here in Pittsburgh, and throughout our country. As a doctor, he will continue volunteering and advocating passionately for all who do not have access to health care.



  • 27-Apr-2016 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    I have been involved with the PMAHCC since its inception in 2004. UPMC joined the PMAHCC in 2006. The Chamber is a great partner. The PMAHCC Board is comprised of excellent professionals and leaders. The board chair, Ron Alvarado, is very professional and passionate and works hard to ensure the success of this great organization. The Board is clear on the its mission, vision, and future direction.

    UPMC is a sponsoring partner. We provide financial support to assist the Chamber with the work they perform to grow the Hispanic business community and the Pittsburgh region. UPMC hosted the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Annual Hispanic Gala, Three King Celebration and the Hispanic Heritage Month Gala (where all proceeds benefit the PHAHCC Foundation). In addition, we have attended the Three Rivers Sala Cruise and the Roberto Clemente Scholarship Fundraiser.

    ​The Chamber has provided UPMC qualified suppliers who have provided excellent products and services to include market intelligence, orthotics, staffing, medical supplies, project management, event planning, and

    construction, etc. UPMC recognizes that these suppliers enhance its supply chain and increase its competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    UPMC and the PMAHCC are truly committed to improve the economic development of this region and I believe by continuing to work together we will be successful.



  • 27-Apr-2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Julio Clavijo­Alvarez opened Re­Nova Plastic Surgery 16 months ago in Wexford, Pennsylvania. He opened his business based on his personal values of quality customer service and care. Dr. Clavijo­Alvarez joined the PMAHCC about a year ago in order to connect with Latinos in Pittsburgh (he is originally from Colombia), get support in writing his business plan and support in finding new business loans. When asked what are his hopes are the Pittsburgh region business community, Dr. Clavijo­Alvarez said, “to become stronger as a generator of revenue for the region.”




  • 27-Apr-2016 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Q. You recently won an award, tell us about that.

    A. It was an honor to be awarded the 2015 Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) Engineer of the Year award. This recognition was made possible by two steadfast sources of inspiration: my parents, Norma and Enrique, and my colleagues through the years, particularly at DiGioia, Gray & Associates. The most valuable lessons bestowed have been: 1) Be a living example of the values that the civil engineering profession upholds, and 2) advocate for more students to become socially­engaged engineers. These are the engineers that understand society's needs and strive to maintain and develop the well­being of their communities and clients.

    Q. H ow long have you been involved with the PMAHCC? How did you get involved?

    A. I have been formally involved with the PMAHCC as a board member since 2015 but have known

    several PMAHCC leaders dating back to 1999. It has been a pleasure and pride to see how far the PMAHCC has grown! Particularly in outreach to students and engagement with community leaders.

    Q. What is your favorite thing about belonging to the PMAHCC?

    A. The synergy! And the actions taken to carry through with enthusiasm and endurance the tasks required to complete the PMAHCC goals every year.

    Q. W hat would you say to anyone thinking about joining the PMAHCC?

    A. At some point in time in your career and professional development you must evaluate whether you

    want to be a leader. This typically requires duties above and beyond the average professional's ­ investment of time, ideas and efforts beyond your required responsibilities. The PMAHCC is an organization that provides you the opportunity to work with other professionals in applying your skills, knowledge and experience towards common goals that benefit, in the end, your community. In leading this way, you will find you receive back multi­fold. Let your involvement establish your evaluation!




  • 24-Feb-2016 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    How long have you been a member of the PMAHCC?

    First got involved as a member of the Chamber way back in 2010. (6 years ago!)

    Why did you join the PMAHCC?

    Originally joined when I was a recruiter for Farmers Insurance. Joined in order to attract Hispanic/Latino professionals that may have interest in becoming small business owners by opening a Farmers Insurance Agency. Ended up recruiting myself and became the only full service Spanish speaking insurance agent in Western PA. I am the only one who can offer a full portfolio of insurance and financial products that speaks Spanish as a first language. Given the complexity of the business, I find that people are a LOT more comfortable with me....even if they speak English :)

    What has been the greatest benefit of being a member of the PMAHCC?

    Exposure and instant credibility. When I tell a person or business that I am on the board of the Hispanic Chamber, they instantly perk up. It's really started to help on the business side of things as well because clients want to work with someone that is not only committed to their career, but to making a difference in their community.

    Is your company a member of the PMAHCC? If yes, what has been the benefit to having them be a member?

    Our Agency has been a member of the Chamber for the past 3 years (ever since I started). Our Agency takes great pride in helping the growing Latino community of Western PA and we strive to be recognized as the one place where everyone can get great service! As of now I am the only Spanish speaker, but we aim to add more support staff very soon. Sky is the limit!

    ​What is you advice to a Latino business owner that is new to Pittsburgh?

    Surround yourself with a great team of individuals that will help you succeed. All business owners need Accountants, Lawyers, Insurance and Financial consultants, Payroll administrators and many other types of professionals that can help not only in the day to day, but can help ensure that the doors of the business will stay open! Many newly arrived Latinos think that they are alone and without help which is not the case. Another important thing to do is to get INVOLVED! Even if its in the smallest capacity, people will see that you are out and about; working for what you want! I've always said this and will continue to use this phrase: "People don't care how much you know.....they care how much you CARE!"




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Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization 

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.
Phone: (412) 577-4008  Fax: (412) 255-3701 ● email: chamber@pmahcc.org

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