Olga Negrón, HGSK Lawyers Chair, Hispanic Chamber
Feliz Año Nuevo from your Hispanic Chamber familia! Starting a new year is a great opportunity to re-evaluate, re-purpose and get back on track. Each Chamber and Council started the fiscal year in July with a strategic planning session, taking a closer look at the work each group is doing to accomplish our mission. Starting a New Year falls in the middle of our fiscal, and I think it’s a perfect timing to keep us on track. The Hispanic Chamber worked diligently during our first half of our fiscal year to accomplish our goals. We partnered with PA Latino Convention, which host- ed over 800 Latino leaders from across the commonwealth uniting forces, energy and much power. We partnered with the Hispanic Center and helped them raised money to purchase turkeys for families in need and built new connections creating awareness of the valuable work the center does. We ended the year with our Holiday Fiesta Celebration in connection with the other business and diversity councils. THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS!
Considering the diversity that we have in the Lehigh Valley, it makes lots of sense that instead of looking at differences we become stronger when we build partnerships and learn from one another. The Chamber is a great conduit to strengthen our Lehigh Valley economic power if we encourage support- ing each other and working together.
We are starting our New Year with another new partnership with the Community Action Development Corporation Bethlehem, who helps individuals start businesses across the Lehigh Valley. During the remaining of our fiscal year, we are planning more partnerships as we move around the Lehigh Valley showing individuals the great advantages of becoming members of the Chamber familia! Stay on track and continue looking at your strategic plan and Felíz Año Nuevo!