The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Annual Chamber Awards recognizes the passion and accomplishments of Hispanic
leaders who exemplify our values and community stewardship. Every year, we embark on the process of finding inspirational
individuals whose work and determination help advance our Hispanic community throughout California.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

Chamber


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County

 


Chamber of the Year

Recognizes a Hispanic Chamber/Affiliate for their work in leading the advancement of Hispanic small businesses and communities they serve. The award recognizes excellence in operations, member services, and community leadership.


Marlen Marroquin

 


Chamber Executive of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding Chamber Leader who exemplifies the highest level of professionalism, passion, and drive towards supporting Hispanic small businesses.


AT&T

 


Corporate Partner of the Year

Recognizes a corporate partner that has been a champion for small businesses, Hispanic Chambers, and the Latino community in California. A true partner to the mission, vision, and purpose of the CHCC.


To Be Determined

 


John Aguilar Procurement Achievement Award

Recognizes a small business (or presentative) that inspires, motivates, and affects advancements in procurement practices, demonstrates high ethical standards and leadership in the Hispanic business community. This Award was renamed in 2008 to honor the life of John Aguilar, founder of Vernon Transportation Company.

Latina


Dorene Dominguez

 


Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame

Recognizes a successful woman in Business in the Southern Region. A business woman who has built a successful career and has created a pathway for new generations.


Carmen Rad

 


Latina Empresaria Hall of Fame

Recognizes a successful woman in Business in the Southern Region. A business woman who has built a successful career and has created a pathway for new generations.


Brenda Rejamand

 


Minerva Empresaria

Recognizes a business woman who empowers others by leading by wisdom, and passion. A Minerva is recognized by her passionate spirit, community involvement, and business excellence.


Regina Talamantez

 


Pioneer Empresaria

Recognizes a woman whom has initiated, developed, applied or has lead the way to innovative methods in business. A Pioneer is recognized for her wiliness to accept risk by seizing opportunities that continues to impact future generations, her industry, and community.


Nathalie Huerta

 


Rising Star Empresaria

Recognizes an emerging business woman under 35 years of age who embodies the future Latina business woman. A Rising Start who inspires others and has significantly exceed the expectations in her industry and community.

Hispanic Millennials


Jesus Arguelles

 


Hispanic Shark of the Year

Recognizes a successful Hispanic angel investor who promotes and supports emerging Hispanic business enterprises. A visionary with exceptional business acumen who transforms industries, innovation, and business practices.


Tiq Chapa

 


Oscar de la Hoya Entrepreneurship & Community Excellence

Recognizes Millennial Hispanic leaders who exemplify the tenacious spirit and life of the iconic boxer. Individuals whose tenacity and determination have This Award was renamed in 2017 to honor the distinguish career of Oscar De La Hoya.

Chairman’s Award


Dr. Yasmin Davidds

 


Chairman’s Award

CHCC Chairman’s Award is one of the most prestigious awards, and honors individuals who best represent the values, mission, and vision of the CHCC. This award is presented to leaders who has invested their time, energy, and passion to advancing opportunities for communities, specifically for their overwhelming support and generosity that elevates the values of CHCC.


Richard Montanez

 


Chairman’s Award

CHCC Chairman’s Award is one of the most prestigious awards, and honors individuals who best represent the values, mission, and vision of the CHCC. This award is presented to leaders who has invested their time, energy, and passion to advancing opportunities for communities, specifically for their overwhelming support and generosity that elevates the values of CHCC.


Zendejas Family

 


Chairman’s Award

CHCC Chairman’s Award is one of the most prestigious awards, and honors individuals who best represent the values, mission, and vision of the CHCC. This award is presented to leaders who has invested their time, energy, and passion to advancing opportunities for communities, specifically for their overwhelming support and generosity that elevates the values of CHCC.

Veteran’s Award


Joel Ortiz

 


Veteran’s Award

The Inaugural Veteran’s Award is presented to two veterans each year and seeks to recognize the positive contributions of a Hispanic veteran to the Hispanic community, small business, our country, and the economy.


LT. Col Olga Custodio

 


Veteran’s Award

The Inaugural Veteran’s Award is presented to two veterans each year and seeks to recognize the positive contributions of a Hispanic veteran to the Hispanic community, small business, our country, and the economy.

Regional Business Award


Nick Lopez

 


Inland Empire Region Business of the Year

The Regional Business Awards are awarded to those businesses who have been engaged with their local and regional Hispanic chambers and have championed and supported Hispanic entrepreneurs and the Hispanic community. The award specifically recognizes businesses who have shown a commitment to their region’s economic growth and well-being of the Hispanic community.


Lawrence Garcia

 


Central Region Business of the Year

The Regional Business Awards are awarded to those businesses who have been engaged with their local and regional Hispanic chambers and have championed and supported Hispanic entrepreneurs and the Hispanic community. The award specifically recognizes businesses who have shown a commitment to their region’s economic growth and well-being of the Hispanic community.


Dr. Feliciano Serrano

 


Southern Region Business of the Year

The Regional Business Awards are awarded to those businesses who have been engaged with their local and regional Hispanic chambers and have championed and supported Hispanic entrepreneurs and the Hispanic community. The award specifically recognizes businesses who have shown a commitment to their region’s economic growth and well-being of the Hispanic community.


Carlos Solorzano

 


Northern Region Business of the Year

The Regional Business Awards are awarded to those businesses who have been engaged with their local and regional Hispanic chambers and have championed and supported Hispanic entrepreneurs and the Hispanic community. The award specifically recognizes businesses who have shown a commitment to their region’s economic growth and well-being of the Hispanic community.

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