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MDHCC Receives Governor's Citation

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Brandon Warehime

Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Receives Governor's Citation
Pictured above (L to R): Brandon Warehime, MDHCC Managing Director; Corey Grunert, MDHCC Board Secretary and Marketing Chair; Corina Morga, MDHCC Greater Baltimore Regional Chapter President; Lorena Rivera, Administrative Director of the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs; Jorge Eduardo Castillo, MDHCC Chairman & President; Luis Borunda, Maryland Deputy Secretary of State; Roger Campos, Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Baltimore, MD—March 1, 2018—The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC), the leading chamber of commerce representing and connecting over 60,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the region, was honored with a Governor's Citation commemorating the MDHCC's contribution to Maryland's small and minority-owned business community.

Lorena Rivera, Administrative Director of the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, presented the award to MDHCC representatives earlier this February at the Chamber's headquarters in Towson. "I was pleased to present the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a Governor's Citation on behalf of Governor Hogan and appreciate all opportunities to listen to the concerns of Maryland's Hispanic business community," Rivera stated of the occasion. "The administration continues our commitment to ensuring that all Maryland businesses, including our 60,000 Hispanic-owned small businesses, have the resources they need to succeed."

The citation reflects the chamber's growth in the past few years, which has been coupled with increased programming, networking opportunities, legislative impact and the creation of the MDHCC's first local chapter, the Greater Baltimore Regional Chapter. Just this year, the chamber celebrated its highest member retention rate on record of 93 percent.

"It is such a humbling honor to receive this distinction from Governor Hogan," commented Jorge Castillo, MDHCC's Chairman & President. "This validates the arduous job that our board and committee members-all volunteers-as well as our support staff, have done throughout our 32 year history, but especially in the last five," he continued. "Our work continues on, our dedication to Hispanic and minority businesses does not waiver, and our leadership throughout our great State shines on."


About the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier state-wide institution for the representation and advancement of business interests before the public and private sectors. The Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC) focuses on developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community and the business community at large with cohesion and strength. The MDHCC delivers its members with the three proven “P’s” to propel businesses towards success: Promotion, Partnerships and Procurement Advice.

Since its inception, the MDHCC has worked towards bringing the issues and concerns of the state’s thousands of Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the state’s economic agenda. Throughout its 30-year history, the Chamber has enjoyed outstanding working relationships with the state’s Administration, the state legislature and its leaders, Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation and the current and former White House Administrations. Through its association with a network of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the MDHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic and non-Hispanic enterprises to the public and private sector. For more information visit

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