Lifetime Achievement Awardee Among Recipients Honored at the Hispanic Chamber’s 40th Annual Gala
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) will honor Juan Garza, VP of finance and development, Central Health, as their 2013 Founders’ Lifetime Achievement award recipient at the 40th Annual Awards Banquet, Celebrando Austin. Additionally, seven local individuals and corporations who exemplify outstanding leadership in the Greater Austin Hispanic community will be honored.
The event will commemorate the Chamber’s 40th Anniversary and the success of those living and working in Austin. The Honorary Co-Chairs for the evening are Manny Flores, CEO/managing partner, LatinWorks and Rosie Mendoza, managing shareholder, R. Mendoza & Company, P.C. The event will also boast live entertainment from Grammy award winning Grupo Fantasma, and acclaimed concert pianist Reuel. The evening will truly celebrate the diversity and success of the Greater Austin area.
“The eight individuals and organizations recognized at Celebrando have shown active commitment to the growth of Hispanic business, as well as to the economic development of the local business community,” said Andy Martinez, president/CEO, GAHCC. “The GAHCC is honored to recognize the award winners for their unwavering commitment to excellence.”
The 2013 award recipients are:
Businessman of the Year: Rudy Colmenero, Mitchell & Colmenero, LLP
Businesswoman of the Year: Sylvia Acevedo, CommuniCard, LLC
Small Business of the Year: Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop
Chairs Award: Celia Israel, Mission Resources
Ambassador of the Year: Shirley Sheffield, Omnibank
Volunteer of the Year: Monica Peña, MUNDU Media
Corporation of the Year: Dell, Inc.
Founders Lifetime Achievement: Juan Garza, Central Health
Tickets can be purchased at www.celebrandoaustin.org.
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC)
Established in 1973, the GAHCC’s primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber continues to stand by its mission to build their members’ wealth through economic and workforce development, business networking, and community and policy advocacy. For more information, visit www.gahcc.org.