FCHCC Officially Opens Applications for its 2017 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program

February 17, 2017 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The Achieving the Dream (ATD) Scholarship Program returns to encourage Hispanic students 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 are invited to apply for the 2017 ATD Scholarships starting February 17 through Friday, April 28. In 2016, FCHCC awarded 13 scholarships to admirable Hispanic students at the inaugural…continue reading →

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Officers and Directors

December 15, 2016 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - Since its tenure in 1992, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) has been an advocate for Hispanic businesses, and promotes the regions rich Hispanic culture and heritage to all business professionals, both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. FCHCC board members announce the 2017 slate for Officers and Directors. The chamber’s mission is to create value through promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses, and by engaging the northeast Florida community at large. The Board and FCHCC Members have elected the 2017 Board Officers and Directors.…continue reading →

First Coast Hispanic Chamber Announces 2016 Achieving the Dream Scholarship Recipients

August 31, 2016 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is proud of their impact to the lives of more than one hundred scholarship recipients for their signature program, Achieving the Dream Scholarship, for over 24 years. Applicants undergo a rigorous process handled by a committee of community leaders determined to award the 13 scholarships (valued at $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 Awards presented by…continue reading →

FCHCC Invites Panel of Experts to Discuss the Fiscal Crisis in Puerto Rico

August 16, 2016 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) will host a panel of experts to provide an overview of the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico. The business luncheon sponsored by Univision 18 Jacksonville will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club, 1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217. The luncheon is from 11:30am - 1:30pm. The business luncheon is open to FCHCC active members and non-members. Chad Dominicis, President and General Manager for Univision 18 Jacksonville, joins the…continue reading →

eMed Multispecialty Group Sponsors First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards

August 2, 2016 - JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) announces its first Annual Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards presented by eMed Multispecialty Group, to be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the Club Continental, 2143 Astor St., Orange Park, FL 32073. The event is from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. The FCHCC Hispanic Heritage Gala and Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards recognizes the outstanding achievements of Hispanic students awarded scholarships while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual gala is one of the premier Hispanic…continue reading →

First Coast Hispanic Chamber Announce Winners for the Excellence in Business Awards

Leaders in the Hispanic Community Awarded and Honored for their Achievements July 14, 2016 – JACKSONVILLE, FL - The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) held their first Excellence in Business Awards Breakfast to recognize leaders in the Hispanic community and celebrate their accomplishments. On Thursday, July 14, The University Club was filled with key influencers in the community to include the founding fathers of FCHCC who were also honored for their achievements. Mayor Lenny Curry also stopped by to welcome attendees and deliver the community leader message. The 2016 Excellence in…continue reading →

Award-winning Consultant Pegine Echevarria to Speak at First Coast Hispanic Chamber Excellence in Business Awards Breakfast

For Immediate Release: JACKSONVILLE, FL (June 27, 2016) – The upcoming inaugural First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) Excellence in Business Awards Breakfast takes place at The University Club with attendance from key stakeholders in the community. The purpose of the event is to recognize individuals and businesses that have positively impacted the Hispanic community, and honor the founding fathers of FCHCC. Keynote speaker, Pegine Echevarria, sponsored by the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, will deliver an impactful and motivational speech to organizations, business owners and influential leaders, who want to engage, market,…continue reading →