This has been an exceptional year for TAMACC! As we look back on our accomplishments and remember the year's highlights, we think mostly of our incredible members and partners. Our successes are driven from our members and would not be possible without you!
We have grown our membership and have included the first Hispanic Business Organization and Individual memberships; hosted and assisted many procurement matchmaking sessions; visited with our elected officials with candid conversations about issues effecting our state; and always advocating for our members and partners.
Next year marks TAMACC's 40th Anniversary and we have an incredible year of celebration planned for you. Watch for updates of our Legislative Events, Women of Distinction Awards, the 40th Annual Convention and Business Expo in Austin, Texas where we will Celebrate Texas Business, and some incredible offers to grow your business.
We look forward to seeing you next year. As President John F. Kennedy said: A rising tide lifts all boats.We all succeed working together!
On behalf of Chairman Roland Barrera, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Staff we wish you a very happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!
Pauline E. Anton
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC)
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year from TAMACC!
On behalf of the Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee, and Staff we wish you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday. There is still much to do this year and even more next year so a few days to recharge with family and friends always brings joy to our hearts. We are thankful for YOU and your continued support of TAMACC and our mission.
TAMACC is a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) association that has a base membership of over 15,000 and is the leading Hispanic business advocate of over 500,000 businesses in Texas.
Visit the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce web site for more information. There will be corporations, state agencies and universities as well as business to business networking along with great workshops!
The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will recognize ten Texas businesses, individuals, and organizations during the TAMACC 39th Annual Convention and Business Expo in McAllen, Texas.
The TAMACC Annual Convention is July 31 through August 2, 2014 in the Rio Grande Valley. It is one of the largest statewide business and business opportunity gatherings in Texas. Each year, TAMACC Members nominate individuals from their community for these prestigious.
2014 Chairman's Award
Walmart works with more than 3,000 diverse suppliers. As the world's largest retailer, Walmart strives to save people money so they can live better. This mantra is at the core of every decision we make. One way we fulfill this commitment is to embrace diversity in all aspects of our organization from our talented associates to the supplier partners we work with to deliver the products and services our customers want and need. An important aspect of meeting these needs across Walmart is our Supplier Diversity Program. This program provides companies owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities equal footing to effectively work with us while at the same time, growing their own business.
2014 Large Hispanic Chamber of the Year
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to be the pre-eminent resource of business and the leading advocate in supporting the growth of the El Paso Border Metroplex. The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has remained an effective organization for 24 years because of its efforts to serve the ever-evolving small, minority and women owned business community, in the Border Area. Your Hispanic Chamber believes we each have a fundamental, moral obligation to help each other, and while some of us may rise faster than others, our ultimate goal is that we will rise together, while maintain our individuality.
2014 Medium Hispanic Chamber of the Year
Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
In 1938, a small group of local Hispanic business people and community leaders identified a need for Hispanic business organization that would help small minority and women-owned businesses grow and prosper. Together, they worked diligently to build the foundation of what is now the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to serve the business community by developing positive changes through active participation in education, leadership, public affairs, and creating business opportunities for our members, particularly small and minority owned businesses, while increasing awareness of the Hispanic heritage.
2014 Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year
Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is located in McLennan County Waco, Texas and is one of the first Hispanic Chambers that joined TAMACC in 1975. Over the years, the Hispanic chamber has impacted the city of Waco and continues to be an asset to the city in areas of economic development, education, and improving the quality of life. As a small Hispanic Chamber, we are able to provide a one-to-one service to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The work of the chamber includes Economic development at its simple definition is a job creation organization but more-so with a "Whatever it Takes" mindset.
2014 Business Woman of the Year
Elizabeth E. Rios-Carl - HFP Benefit Solutions
Ms. Elizabeth Rios-Carl is a stellar example of a business woman whose mission is to improve, empower and develop her own community. With over 40 years of experience in the insurance agency and 22 years specializing in employee benefits, Elizabeth E. Rios-Carl began HFP Benefit Solutions in April 2010. Mrs. Rios-Carl experienced the challenges of opening her own business and the development of the learning curve. Servicing small businesses, Benefit Solutions specializes in employee benefits as well as other commercial insurance.
2014 Business Woman of the Year
Margarita De Leon - Gorditas Dona Tota & Pellizcadas
Margarita De Leon is the founder of the Gorditas Dona Tota franchisa in the Rio Grande Valley and founder of the "Pellizcadas" Mexican food restaurant chain. Her career as a businesswoman in the United States began in 1994, starting in a trailer which then changed to an actual establishment. By July 2007, she opened a second location in Mission and from there continue to open restaurants. Now there are six restaurants with two more expected to open this year.
2014 Business Man of the Year
Oscar Venegas - Venegas Engineering Management & Construction
Oscar Venegas spent more than 20 years preparing for the susccess he now enjoys. Venegas' career started after he graduated from the university of Texas at El Paso, with a degree in Civil Engineering. From 1982, when he first went into business for himself, until he started his present company, Venegas Engineering Management and Construction, Inc. (VEMAC) in 2003, Venegas learned the ins and outs of the construction business and gained experience as a business owner. By 2008, VEMAC was named the fastest - growing Hispanic Business in the country by Hispanic Business Magazine.
2014 Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
Diane N. De Hoyos - The University of Texas at El Paso
Diane N. De Hoyos is the Director of purchasing and general Services at The University of Texas at El Paso. Diane has served in the this capacity since October of 2010. Prior to joining UTEP, Diane spent 29 years in the private sector with General Motors, Allied Signal and the Outboard Marine Corporation in the areas of procurement, Cost Reduction, Supplier Quality and Supplier Diversity. Diane has extensive professional experience in Mexico with over 12 years in the Maquiladora Industry and has led global procurement teams throughout her tenure. Diane has been an invited motivational guest lecturer for the past 25 years throughout the country sharing her experience as a successful dynamic Latina.
2014 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
H-E-B began with one store in 1905, nestled in Kerrville, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We've always believed in the value of hard work and the importance of taking care of people. And we've always dreamed big. We hire great people, offer Customers the best service and sell only the freshest, safest products. Moreover, we always look for great products for today and tomorrow, and make sure to give Customers low prices with the best value. H-E-B takes great pride in the diverse community in which they serve. H-E-B is committed
to integrating diversity in every aspect of our company, from employee recruitment to in-store product selection.
2014 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board
In September, 1992, the Public Service Board Instituted a policy to use small locally-owned, minority and women-owned businesses in the purchase of supplies, materials and services to the maximum extent economically feasible. Additional subcontractors and suppliers to general contractors are the most urgently needed companies which the Utility needs to add to their vendor base. The Board has directed staff to actively provide outreach services to small, minority and woman-owned local businesses, in order to continue increasing purchases from local, minority and woman-owned businesses.
For all of the registration and additional information, visit our website www.TAMACC.orgor telephone (512) 444-5727.