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 →

September 2017 Member Spotlight: Florida Diversity Business Council

The new Florida Diversity Business Council (FDBC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote fully inclusive Supplier Diversity initiatives. We connect corporations, government agencies and diverse business enterprises in Central and North Florida. We work with diverse business advocate organizations, such as local and regional chambers of commerce, to design and implement programs and services which connect corporate member with diverse suppliers. The Florida Diversity Business Council is proud to partner with A&P International, Inc., for our customized, one-on-one, Business Coaching Program. Some of the benefits are: Customized coaching and training…continue reading →

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Recipients

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is proud of their impact on the lives of more than one hundred scholarship recipients for their signature program, Achieving the Dream Scholarship, for over 25 years. Applicants undergo a rigorous process handled by a committee of community leaders determined to award the 10 scholarships (valued at $2,000 - $2,500 each) to outstanding qualified Hispanic students of Northeast Florida. These students will be recognized for their achievements at the Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship…continue reading →