First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Officers and Directors

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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. Current president and CEO, Maribel Hernandez, and current Chairman, Rebecca Black, complete their terms on December 31, 2016. They will continue to be vital members helping to grow the chamber. Incoming President and CEO, Cesar Grijota and incoming Chairman, Dr. Rene Pulido, both describe their objectives for the upcoming year, “Our vision for 2017 is to bring the Hispanic community together. Through improved business opportunities, we can improve the quality of life of our Hispanic families and serve as a resource for our local Hispanic owned businesses through organization and communication. Our focus will be to give our Hispanic small businesses the tools that they need to be competitive and thrive. We will increase our strength in the community and the ability to provide more resources through new membership with a new emphasis in product branding and marketing.”

2017 Elected Officers

Cesar Grijota, President and CEO
Dr. Rene Pulido, Chairman
Angela Merritt, Vice Chairman
Toni Higgs, Treasurer
Gianinna Cooper, Secretary
Rebecca Black, Immediate Past Chair

2017 Elected Directors at Large

Dr. Roberto Sanchez
Madelene Skinner
Ami Piñero
Maruja Ibáñez
Lionel Perez
Jose Paredes
Lizette Joiner

About the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) was created to encourage and promote sound, ethical and successful business practices in the Hispanic community and to further the recognition of Hispanic heritage and culture through educational endeavors. The mission of the FCHCC is to positively impact the regional economy by creating value, promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large.

Media Contact: Madelene Skinner
Phone: (904) 346-1118