March 23, 2013
Hispanic small businesses leaders from across the country met in Washington DC with government officials and top executives from Corporate America about legislative policy and the impact on the small business community. Carlos Gonzalez, President /CEO of the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce , highlighted access to capital and technical assistance as the number one need for small businesses, who are the number one job creators in America. Meetings with Senator Nancy Polosi, Rand Paul, John Cournyer, Xavier Baceras and Congress woman Lydia Sanchez allowed Latino business leaders to advocate and urge for immigration reform. Immigrant make up sixteen percent of the workforce and are growing the economy by starting there own business. Latinos are a 1.2 trillion dollar market and by 2015 expected to be the 11th largest economy in the world.
October 02, 2012
Business leaders celebrate Hispanic Heirtage Gala. Jose Salce, owner of Salce Transportation and Maria Perez owner of Liberty Tax honored as oustanding business in 2012.
April 05, 2011
On March 31, 2011, MA Latino Chamber of Commerce honored five women for their contribution in entrepreneurship, community activism, government, educational, media and journalism, technology or innovation achievement as trailblazers and trendsetters. The event took place at Meliah Restaurant, located at 1060 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA.
March 28, 2011
The Massachusetts Latino Chamber sprints into its “How to start your small business” Seminar featuring state-of-the-art, bilingual, up-to-date workshops moderated by successful area entrepreneurs, proprietors and industry experts.
March 24, 2011
In honor of Women’s National recognition month the MA Latino Chamber of Commerce will host a “Successful Woman” Networking Event, in honor of Women’s National recognition month, on Thursday March 31, 2011 at 5:30PM at Meliah’s Restaurant 1060 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA. Entrance FREE of charge.
February 17, 2011
“Latino Night at the MassMutual Center with the Springfield Armor “Una Noche con los Armors” featured: Recognition of Small Businesses All-stars, National Anthem by Omar Ortiz, Charlene Cuevas, Miss Señorita Desfile Puertorriqueño and Chastelyn Rodriguez- Miss Diaspora Model International, Salsa Performance by RBDC Dance Group and the DNBA Springfield Armor vs. Maine.
January 10, 2011
Three Kings Holiday Celebration generates food for homeless and gifts for children.
December 08, 2010
Tatyanas’s Hair Salon celebrated their grand opening at 1098 Memorial Ave. West Springfield, MA 01089.
November 18, 2010
Meliah Restaurant celebrated its grand opening. Meliah Restaurant is located at 1060 Wilbraham Road in Springfield, MA in the plaza across from Duggan School. Meliah Restaurant is owned and operated by Yessenia Feliciano and Norberto Garcia, with Yessenia serving as the manager.
November 11, 2010
MA Latino Chamber of Commerce offered the Jumpstart to College workshop on Wednesday November 10, 2010, as part of the Leaders of Tomorrow program. ACCESS Springfield Promise Program interacted with the students and offered them key information about college applications, finalcial aid assistance and scholarships.
November 05, 2010
MA Latino Chamber of Commerce in partmership with William Cumpiano recognized the participants of the first "How to make a musical instrument" fifteen day worshop. The workshop gave the participants the great opportunity of making their own musical instrument while learning from the Puerto Rican culture.
October 26, 2010
Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield's Mayor Domenic Sarno, City Council President Jose Tosado and other local and state elected officials celebrated with 750 participants at the Latino Community EXPO.
October 20, 2010
MA Latino Chamber of Commerce in partnership with William Cumpiano started the "How to make your musical instrument" two-week workshop. Coordinated by Veronica Marti.
October 11, 2010
MLCC Foundation Golf Tournament (Doña Marta Scholarshp) was celebrated last Sunday October 10 on the East Mountain Country Club.
August 19, 2010
Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce offered a traditional Puerto Rican “Pig Roast” including rice and beans was the featured meal. The Latino Community Picnic celebrated the “Employee Appreciation Day” recognizin the hard working staff of small business and non-profit organizations.