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13 Texas Businesses and Member Chambers Honored By TAMACC During Annual Convention and Awards Gala

September 10, 2012—Austin, TX— The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) recognized 13 Texas businesses, individuals and member chambers during its recent 37th Annual Convention and Business Expo in San Antonio.

Over 500 attendees from across the state benefited from procurement roundtable sessions with state agencies and corporate executives, as well as franchise opportunities, a business tradeshow and expo, workshops and seminars.

A highlight of the convention was the presentation of a new research study of Hispanic-owned businesses entitled “The Survey of Texas Hispanic-owned Businesses with Paid Employees” by The University of Texas at Austin’s Bureau of Business Research. It found that two critical challenges for Hispanic-owned businesses to grow are overcoming a lack of training in management and communication skills and gaining better access to markets. The full report is available at ic2.utexas.edu/hob.

“The TAMACC Annual Convention is one of the largest statewide business and business opportunity gatherings in Texas,” said Ben Mendez, TAMACC Chairman. “Each year, TAMACC member chambers nominate individuals from their community to compete for TAMACC business awards.”

The 2012 honorees are:

Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2012 Small Chamber of the Year

Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2012 Medium Chamber of the Year

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2012 Large Chamber of the Year

Pete Garza – Apache Disposal, Inc.
2012 Business Man of the Year
Seguin, Texas (Small Chamber)

Carlos E. Varela – Pronto Insurance
2012 Business Man of the Year
Brownsville, Texas (Medium Chamber)

Oscar Venegas – Venegas Engineering Management & Construction
2012 Business Man of the Year
El Paso, Texas (Large Chamber)

Maria Lourdes Campero – Forever Tiles
2012 Business Woman of the Year
Irving, Texas (Small Chamber)

Amada Flores – Aim Construction
2012 Business Woman of the Year
El Paso, Texas (Large Chamber)

Ruben Estrada – Delphi Global Supply Management
2012 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
El Paso, Texas (Large Chamber)

Larry Elizondo, Sr. – CITGO
2012 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
Corpus Christi, Texas (Medium Chamber)

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center
2012 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
Seguin, Texas (Small Chamber)

Robert A. Eads – City Manager, City of Del Rio
2012 Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
Del Rio, Texas (Small Chamber)

The Honorable Silvestre Reyes – U.S. Congressman
2012 Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year
El Paso, Texas (Large Chamber)

TAMACC will host its 38th Annual Convention and Business Expo in September, 2013 in Houston, Texas. For more information about next year’s convention, contact the TAMACC office at (512) 444-5727

About TAMACC
TAMACC promotes the growth, development and success of local Hispanic chambers of commerce and serves as the leading advocate of Hispanic business in Texas.