Dec 20, 2018 | Chamber News

MDHCC Announces Finalists for Sixth Annual Business Excellence Awards

The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC), the leading chamber of commerce representing and connecting over 60,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the region, has announced the finalists of its prestigious Business Excellence Awards. The winners will be honored during the chamber’s sixth annual Business Award Holiday Gala on January 24, 2019 at the Belvedere in Baltimore.

“We want to congratulate all 2018 Business Excellence Awards nominees,” said Jorge Eduardo Castillo, MDHCC’s Chairman and President. “The contributions, dedication, and commitment that these individuals and organizations shave shown to our Hispanic businesses and Hispanic communities at large are commendable and must be publicly recognized. We are honored to be the institution that has the privilege to recognize them and say thank you for their outstanding achievements.”

The following individuals and businesses have been selected as finalists. The winners of each category will be announced during the ceremony on January 24th:

Outstanding Business of the Year
C.R. Services
Mundo Latino Newspaper
East Coast Auto
Puerto 511

Outstanding Educator of the Year
Jose Antonio Bowen
Alicia Amaral Freeman
Aris Melissaratos
Kelly Raby

Outstanding Elected Official of the Year
Governor Larry Hogan
Kevin Kamenetz (in memoriam)
Mayor Treminio-Lopez
Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Van Hollen

Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year
The Healing Hands Foundation
Southeast Community Development Corporation
Baltimore Tree Trust
Latino Providers Network

Outstanding Professional of the Year
Dr. Joseph Mufareh
Ana Karina Rodriguez
Yancy Lopez
Kristen Dorn
Luis Borunda

Outstanding Small Business of the Year
Cardinal Chiropractic
Adventure Productions
Ricardo Móvil Tax Services
Jamie Lee Photography

Rising Star of the Year
Dedrick Siddall
Luis Enriquez
Julio Cervantes
Daniella Diaz
Franca Muller Paz

Maryland Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk will be accepting our annual Chairman’s Leadership Award!

As has been the case since the Chamber’s first Gala in 2014, this night celebrates all the individuals and businesses that come together to partner with the Hispanic business community in success. “I personally invite you and encourage you to join the Chamber’s diverse and exceptional roster of members. Our MDHCC family is open to anyone who wants to expand his or her network and enlarge their markets; so, join the Chamber, come to the Gala, join a committee and get involved,” Castillo concluded.

Tickets and sponsorship packages for the Gala are available now. The chamber provided the following breakdown for tickets:

Members: $115
Non-Members: $130, including six-month membership for individuals
VIP Reception on the 13th Floor: additional $40 per ticket
Reserved Table of 8: $1,150