What We Do
At First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we strive to establish and encourage better Hispanic-owned and -operated businesses by looking for opportunities to foster an understanding of Hispanic heritage on the First Coast.
We encourage all business professionals, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic, to get involved with the programs we offer. Keep up with our monthly networking events and workshops to our Achieving the Dream Scholarship program to promotional opportunities for you and your business. And, if you’re looking for a way to give back, we welcome you to volunteer to any of our committees!
Our mission is to positively impact the regional economy by creating value, promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large.
To be recognized as the premier Hispanic Chamber of northeast Florida for building successful partnerships that encourage business growth.
We accomplish this in several ways:
- Maintaining our Hispanic heritage through educational endeavors
- Promoting business opportunities through networking events and workshops
- Advancing the welfare and growth of Hispanic businesses by encouraging a unification across our distinct Hispanic cultures
- Supporting and recognizing Hispanic achievement throughout Florida’s First Coast.
Do you have a physical address?
At present we do not. However if you need to correspond to us by mail, send to:
First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 57972
Jacksonville, FL 32241
How long has FCHCC been in service?
In 1992, a small group of Hispanic business leaders undertook the task of unifying the Hispanic business community. The Hispanic American Business Association (HABA) was formed and immediately began to advocate for Hispanic business and to promote the region’s rich Hispanic culture and heritage. The organization was renamed the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) in early 2003.
The FCHCC has grown to include individual, corporate, and nonprofit members. In 2005, the FCHCC instituted a Trustee Program for larger corporations and organizations interested in significant and substantial support of Hispanic in business, who are shaping our local, state, and national economies.
Programs and Events Questions
How can I pay for an event?
We accept credit cards, checks, cash, and money orders. You can pay online through our website or at most events.
I paid to come to an event but was unable to attend, can I get a refund?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable and cannot be applied to future events. However, you can transfer your ticket to someone else provided that you notify FCHCC by clicking here prior to the event and the transfer can only be applied to the same event that the ticket was originally purchased for.
How do I get a payment receipt?
If you pay online through our website, you should receive an email with your payment. Use this as your ticket when you check in at the registration table. If you pay by check or money order via mail, keep a copy and bring that to registration table. If you are paying at the event, you will receive your receipt there.
How can I offer a venue for a future networking event?
We will be happy to consider different venues for upcoming events. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.