December 2017 Member Spotlight: Joshua La Bouef, Brennan, Manna & Diamond

Joshua La Bouef joined Brennan, Manna & Diamond in 2007. He has over 10 years of experience in civil litigation, appellate law, arbitration, mediation, administrative and other forms of dispute resolution in a wide range of areas including: Commercial Litigation Labor and Employment Litigation Non-Compete Litigation Probate Litigation Business Torts Shareholder and Partner Disputes Insurance Coverage Disputes Earn-Out Disputes Real Estate Disputes Education Law Appellate Law Government Relations In addition, Joshua assists domestic clients seeking to do business in Latin America and foreign clients seeking to establish a U.S. presence through Brennan, Manna…continue reading →

November 2017 Member Spotlight: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

For over 100 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has aimed to inspire the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. As a non-profit organization and premier resource for education, conservation, and recreation, we use our position in the community to educate and provide free field trips and teacher-led educational programs to over 110,000 children each year. In 2016, the Zoo reached a milestone of over 1,000,000 annual visitors and remains the First Coast's premier regional attraction. On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the Zoo hosted Fiesta del Jaguar,…continue reading →

October 2017 Member Spotlight: Jacksonville Symphony

As a proud member of the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Symphony seeks to reach all of North Florida through its music and performances. Whether it's hosting entertainers such as the Mambo Kings, playing the score of "Raiders of the Lost Arc" with the film or presenting the classics such as Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven, there is something for everyone to love. This year's expanded schedule includes more of everything - more Fidelity National Financial Pops performances, more Florida Blue Masterworks, more holiday presentations and a four concert series at…continue reading →

FCHCC Invited to Participate in the Regional project for the Western Hemisphere, for Transparency and Accountability in Government

We thank GlobalJax, Jason Wells, Andrea Hartley and David Manjarres for inviting The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Cesar Grijota (pictured 1st row 6th from left) and Business Development Associate, Francisco Sefair (pictured 1st row 8th from left), to participate in the Regional Project for the Western Hemisphere for Transparency and Accountability in Government. A special thanks to Mario Mario Ernesto Decunto, Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board President and Dr. Johnny Gaffney for sharing with us their experiences. We enjoyed meeting and sharing experiences with the Latin-American participants: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS Bolivia Mr.…continue reading →

Media Advisory: Annual Gala to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Award Scholarships to Local Students

September 21, 2017 – (Jacksonville, FL) - First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by Virginia College in Jacksonville. Festivities include a star-themed evening with live music, red carpet, photo booth, Latin food and more to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture, and showcase the achievements of local Hispanic students. Guests will be entertained by event emcees Monica Garcia (First Coast News) and Nick D’Castro (comedian, actor), Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Ritmo and Sabor, and Javier Perez Latin All Stars. Additional sponsors…continue reading →

Hispanic Chamber Celebrates 25 Years of Service to Businesses in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 25 years of service to Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. As a growing organization, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is positively impacting the regional economy by creating value, promoting and facilitating the success of their devoted members and by engaging the community at large. A 25th Anniversary celebration took place at Havana JAX on September 1, 2017, to appreciate past and present members (photos below).     In…continue reading →