First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Reports 1st Quarter 2018

March 28, 2018 – (Jacksonville, FL): Dear FCHCC Members and Partners, It is with great pleasure to report that the first quarter of 2018 has been a fruitful one. We continue to gain the support of our local business community and we are committed on paying it forward. On February 8th, we had our very first National Day of Prayer Breakfast, all funds collected were donated to Hunger Fight, a local nonprofit recognized for packing over 1.7 million meals for children in Northeast Florida since 2012. We want to continue to make an…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 →

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 →

Florida Elite Soccer Academy and First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Team Up

June 27, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL -  The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their partnership with The Florida Elite Soccer Academy. This partnership supports the leading soccer organization for outreach with the Hispanic community. Florida Elite provides development opportunities for players starting at a young age. A player-centric approach fosters individual confidence along with team success. These goals are achieved through hard work, dedication and the complete commitment to every level of player from Recreational to Elite player. The Florida Elite Soccer Academy teaches players a style of…continue reading →

Virginia College Sponsors the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards

June 27, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - June 26, 2017 (Jacksonville, FL) The 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by Virginia College in Jacksonville will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The event is from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm hosted by the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Community Development Inc. (FCHCC). The 2017 scholarship recipients will be honored red carpet style at this year’s gala. Attendees can anticipate a night of live music,…continue reading →

FCHCC Extends Application Deadline for its 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program

April 17, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has extended the application deadline for students until May 31, 2017. The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarship Program is available for students with Hispanic origin who want to pursue their college degrees. Over 25 years, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) Community Development, Inc. has awarded scholarships to high school seniors and undergrad students of Hispanic origin living in Northeast Florida including Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties. Students can now apply for the 2017 ATD…continue reading →