Marco V. Ávila, P.E.
Chairman of the Board & President
On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC), it is my distinct honor to lead the MDHCC as the 2019-2021 Chairman of the Board and President. I am sincerely humbled, gracious and excited about the plans in place to continue the grow of the Chamber and deliver on our goals, strategic plan for economic development, and other stated objectives.
As your new Chairman and with the help of the new Board of Directors, we intend to focus on keeping our members beyond satisfied and most importantly, introducing new programs that can benefit our members, following our mission and vision in promoting the establishment, growth, prosperity and retention of Hispanic Businesses, and those entities, and persons that support them in the State of Maryland.
Furthermore, we have created a MD Hispanic Chamber Foundation (MDHCF) that will provide Scholarships to Hispanic Students throughout the State of Maryland. Four components have been established: Scholarships for High School Students, College Students, Trade School Students, and Special Projects (i.e. Charitable/humanitarian projects). Stay tuned as more information becomes available.
The MDHCC have partnered with the Maryland Chamber Federation to provide our members with extensive statewide resources to improve businesses. This union is another added benefit to our members.
As you may know, the MDHCC calls Baltimore home. We are excited that our new Headquarters is now located at the Engineers Club-The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, at the center of Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland. Another benefit to our members is that the Engineers Club will offer our members a discounted ESB membership rate.
As we continue to grow and improve, we at the MDHCC are excited about our internal restructuring, new partnerships, leadership and passion provided by our new Board of Directors. Leadership is hard work within the Chamber to encourage the enthusiastic participation of its membership, it is imperative to continue to receive YOUR support and YOUR commitment to our mission. Everyone is needed, invited, and Bienvenido (Welcomed) to join and be part of our MDHCC FAMILIA (Family) and we look forward to working with each and every one of you!
Marco V. Ávila, P.E.