• Solutions Needed for our Border Banking Issues

    ​The Tucson Hispanic Chamber expanded its presence in the region last year through its affiliate chambers in Sierra Vista, Douglas and Nogales. As we hosted events and held meeting with business leaders in Southern Arizona,, we heard a recurring theme. Access to capital was the leading challenges for small business…

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  • Arizona’s Fresh Start in Mexico

    Governor Ducey launched our recent trade mission trip to Mexico City at a reception where he acknowledged Mexico as our friend and neighbor. I was honored to participate in the Delegation representing our Tucson Hispanic Chamber and affiliated chambers in SierraVista, Douglas and Nogales. Repeatedly during the trip, he spoke…

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  • Solving Latino Educational Gap is critical for Arizona

    Hispanic students today represent nearly 42 percent of total enrollment in our K-12 system. By 2035, the U.S Census estimates that a majority of Arizona will be Hispanic. Yet Hispanic students are less likely than the general population to enroll in either college or graduate school. While 50 percent of…

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  • An untapped asset – PAG

    A few of you may have heard of PAG… if not, it is Pima Association of Governments, our region's metropolitan planning organization. It's an entity you should learn more about. Millions of state and federal dollars flow through PAG and fund short- and long-range transportation projects throughout Pima County. In…

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  • Expand your business: Sierra Vista, Nogales and Douglas

    Recently, our Tucson Hispanic Chamber launched affiliate chambers in Sierra Vista and Nogales. In the near future, we will be launching our Douglas Hispanic Chamber also. Our regional expansion is a great benefit to the more than 1100 members of our chamber as it allows them to build connections throughout…

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  • Are you paying attention?

    ​Our state legislature is in session, but why does this matter to you? Some of you pay very close attention to what's going on in Phoenix. Others don't pay attention at all until it makes a headline in our newspaper. Whether you pay attention or not, our elected officials are…

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  • Kickstarting the Tucson economy

    ​Our Governor, Doug Ducey campaigned for “kick starting the economy” and won his election by a wide margin. His message clearly resonated with a majority of voters in our state who are anxious for a speedier recovery from our recent economic slump. As I speak to the members of the…

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  • A Time for Reflection

    ​The holiday season is a time of reflection. This month our Tucson Hispanic Chamber celebrated our accomplishments for the year at our State of the Chamber luncheon. The event allowed us an opportunity to celebrate 2014 – and to thank our members, volunteers and corporate partners! Our Tucson Hispanic Chamber…

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