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TAMACC is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization founded in 1975 by a small group of Hispanic businesspersons interested in increasing business opportunities. The association, strategically headquartered in Buda, Texas is the organizational umbrella for Hispanic chambers and business organizations. TAMACC provides advocacy, technical assistance, programs, and services to its members. TAMACC has a membership of over 15,000 business and is the leading advocate for over 700,000 Hispanic owned businesses in Texas.

TAMACC Awards Luncheon Honors 12 Women from Across Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will honor twelve (12) outstanding Latina leaders at the sixth annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

“I know I speak for all our Chamber and business members in congratulating this year’s Women of Distinction award recipients,” said TAMACC Chairman Samuel Guzman. “Year after year we are proud and honored to recognize and celebrate the outstanding successes and contributions that women make to our Hispanic communities, state, and indeed our nation.”

The 2017 Women of Distinction are:

  • Melissa P. Aguillon, President and CEO, Aguillon & Associates, LLC, San Antonio
  • Chris Alderete, Owner, The Rose Boutique, San Antonio
  • Linda Garza Battles, Deputy Commissioner for Agency Operations and Communications/Chief Operating Officer, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin
  • Olga Campos Benz, Community Relations Director, Milton Verret & Investments, Austin
  • Jo Anne Bernal, El Paso County Attorney, El Paso
  • Virginia M. Fraire, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Services, Austin Community College, Austin
  • Crissy Z. Hinojosa, Ph.D., Director of Business Intelligence, Bay Ltd., Corpus Christi
  • Ana Lozoya, Business Consultant, West Texas A&M University Small Business Development Center, Amarillo
  • Celina Moreno, Attorney, MALDEF, San Antonio
  • Julia Villaronga, President, Killeen LULAC Council 4535, Killeen
  • Elvia Wallace-Martinez, Executive Director and Founder, Debes Creer en Ti, Irving
  • Bertha A. Zuniga, United States Immigration Judge (Retired), Zuniga Law, PLLC, San Antonio

“Women are amazing! They work hard for their family, career, community, church, but are so humble when someone wants to recognize them for their endurance, excellence, and tenacity. We are excited to continue recognizing women for their contributions to our communities and for allowing us to see a glimpse of what they do,” said TAMACC President Pauline E. Anton. “We look forward to inducting these women into the TAMACC Women of Distinction.”

For additional information, event tickets, or sponsorship opportunities please visit our web site at or telephone (512) 444-5727.



U.S. Census projections indicate that the Hispanic population is growing faster than originally projected. The 2010 Census reveled some unexpected growth. From 2000 to 2010 Hispanic accounted for 56% of the nation’s growth

The U.S. Hispanic population is now 57 million and is projected to double over the next 25 to 30 years. Hispanic buying power in the U.S. is $1.5 trillion and continuing to grow. As expected, Hispanics consumers continue to be brand loyal even during tough economic times.


U.S. Hispanic Buying Power


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Women of Distinction Awards


Each year the number of influential Hispanic women making noteworthy contributions in this country continues to grow. Nominations are now open for the 2017 TAMACC Women of Distinction Award. TAMACC recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments, contributions, and positive impact of 12 outstanding Texas Hispanic women.

If you know of an outstanding Texas Latina who is making a difference, we are interested to learn more about them. Click on the WOD Nominations button for a PDF of the nomination form. Self-nominations are welcome.

We invite you to join us October 27, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin for TAMACC’s 6th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon. Hearing the stories of these amazing women will motivate and inspire; you will be so enthused that you attended this awards luncheon.

Find Out More


With over 700,000 Hispanic businesses in state of Texas. TAMACC has now opened its membership and is reaching out to help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals across the state.

Until recently, you had to be a member of a TAMACC chamber to get the benefits, resources and training the organization offers. However, due to a by-law change you can now join TAMACC directly as an individual or a business member.

TAMACC, the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas since 1975, provides Hispanic chambers and their members with resource, connections, business opportunities, professional development, and education. To learn more about Individual Membership click below.