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Executive Director Message

Welcome to the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s Website. I am excited you are visiting our site and I hope that we can engage you to become one of our members. In our platform of services you will find many benefits such as access to other members’ business profiles, job postings, special programs, events and much more. Our members benefit from our strategic collaboration with national, regional and statewide organizations and speakers. As the Executive Director, It is my goal to provide you with access to as many resources as possible to help you and your business be successful. If you are in a professional transition or planning on starting a business, you will find very helpful the many contacts you will encounter when attending our events and educational programs. As a corporate representative, we will be your resource to connect you with the Latino entrepreneur and professionals in the Charlotte Metro area as well as provide support to your Employee Affinity Groups.

Our platform of services is offered in English as well as in Spanish.  We attract the small business owners who might otherwise feel left out due to language barriers. We want to provide those Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs the opportunity to form strategic alliances, and obtain important information in their own language.  We believe supporting Latino owned small businesses is essential for the economic growth in our region.   

 

Every aspect of our service to the Latin-American business community is made possible by the funding from our sponsors, whose support I deeply appreciate. Our Board of Directors and I will work diligently to maintain their support, while always seeking out new sponsorship partners. I also encourage each and every one of you to reach out to us and share your ideas, thoughts, and recommendations for new services, partnerships and sponsorship opportunities. 

 

I was born in New York City to Colombian parents, and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I spent my childhood in my parents’ homeland, then studied in Europe as well as in the United States. . I have had the opportunity to lead a bicultural-bilingual life. My variety of life experiences reinforces my commitment to support a diverse community. Working as a Real Estate professional provided me with a solid understanding of how our diverse community works, as well as the many challenges and benefits of being a business owner. I joined the LACCC as an active member back in 2004 and saw the benefits of connecting with other members. I was later on invited to join the LACCC Board of Directors as the Executive Secretary in 2010, later on hired as the Director of Memberships and Resource Development in 2012.  My commitment to the LACCC, resulted in a 300% increase in annual membership from 2013 to 2014.  In 2015, the Board of Directors entrusted me to lead this organization and we continue to grow in leaps and bounds! I pledge to maintain the high standards of professionalism and legendary customer service our members are accustomed to receive.   

 

I invite you to JOIN US! There is a simple one-step process to quickly complete the on-line application, customize the search criteria according to your business/industry and make a secure credit card payment. With your member login and password, you may register to our networking and enrichment programs, as well as seek out and contact members whose businesses can serve your needs. I encourage you to navigate our Web page and discover all that we have to offer. I invite you to register and attend our programs and events in order to take advantage of all the opportunities that come with membership to the LACCC. 

 

To all of our members and soon-to-be members, thank you for your past and future support. I look forward to my role in making the LACCC work for each of you. 

 

Rocio Gonzalez
LACCC Executive Director

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