Friday, May 12, 2017

Hispanic Chamber Updates

Luis Campos, City of Easton, Hispanic Chamber of the Lehigh Valley Chairman

Thank you to everyone who joined us this month at our Cinco de Mayo celebration in Easton, Pennsylvania! This year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration was held on Tuesday, May 2 at the Crayola Experience. The family-friendly event included a variety of food trucks, live music, and of course plenty of activities for children.

In June, the Hispanic Chamber will be participating in the Excellence in Business Awards. We are currently accepting nominations for the Hispanic Business/Person of the Year. Nominations should be sent attention to Samantha CartageƱa. This is a great way to highlight an individual or member who has earned the right to be acknowledged by their community.

In 2009, the Hispanic Chamber launched the FE (Future Entrepreneurs) Foundation, which  provides corporate internships as well as social and academic training for primarily Lehigh Valley Latino high school students. Since FE’s launch, 218 students have participated in the program. This year’s class is expected to enroll over 30 students. FE’s annual reception took place at Lehigh Country Club on March 31, where Nacho Abia, President and CEO of Olympus North America, emphasized the importance of giving back to the community and in particular programs such as the FE Foundation. The Hispanic Chamber is grateful for the support received by not only Olympus, but all the Lehigh Valley companies that have and continue to sponsor this great program.

For more information on our events, or how you or your business can be involved with the Hispanic Chamber of the Lehigh Valley, please contact Samantha CartageƱa at

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