Frequently-asked questions
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General Questions

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
You can always keep up with us by checking our events calendar OR by signing up to receive email communications.
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.

Membership

After we’ve get and document your payment, you will receive a PAL (Payment Acknowledgment Letter) in your email and your name (if you’re an student or individual member) or business (if you’re a non-profit up to trustee member) will appear in our members business directory.
Absolutely! Make checks and/or money orders payable to: First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 57972 Jacksonville, FL 32241
The annual membership period runs for one year from the date a new member makes payment and renewable each year on that anniversary date. Corporate Members are allowed a 90-day grace period (all others 30-days) to pay their dues and remain active members. A member will be considered in good standing upon payment of dues. You will receive a renewal letter via email from our membership committee when it's time to renew.
We love to spotlight our members and it's easy! All you need to do is submit an article (less than 300 words) about you and your company, a picture of yourself and/or your company logo. Send your article and photo on our website by following this link: https://fchcc.com/members-info/submit-your-member-spotlight-article/

Achieving the Dream Scholarship

No, unfortunately ATD Scholarships are only for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Resident, or DACA Recipient.
No, scholarships are only for students whose parents or grandparents come from a Spanish speaking country.
No, only students who are graduating from high school this academic year and are planning to start or continue their undergraduate education in the fall 2017 can apply.
You can do this easily by going to “Scholarship” and click on “Donate to the ATD”, or follow this direct link: https://fchcc.com/scholarship/donate-to-the-achieving-the-dream-scholarship/.

Members Discount Program

Any business may request to offer a Member Discount, you don’t have to be an FCHCC member; however, keep in mind that the Chamber reserves the right to refuse any Discount request.
When you join or renew your membership, you will mailed a membership card to use to get any of the members discounts posted on our website.
Member discounts expire one year after we post them. You will receive an email when your discount is near expiration and you’ll have the chance to renew it or submit a new discount.
Visit our website by following this link: https://fchcc.com/members-info/member-discounts/member-discounts-program/offer-a-member-discount/. You'll receive a follow-up email if and/or when your discount is accepted.
Besides using our website, we publish all our member discounts in our monthly newsletter which goes out to 1,000+ subscribers. We also share on our social networks.

Programs and Events

Visit our 2016 FCHCC Events Calendar page for a list of upcoming events.
We accept credit cards, checks, cash, and money orders. You can pay online through our website or at most events.* *Spacing is limited at most business luncheons and therefore payment is required upfront.
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.
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.
We will be happy to consider different venues for upcoming events. Just send an email to fchcc@fchcc.com.