Abigail Figueroa is the Owner of Home Helpers of San Antonio, a home care company that provides compassionate home care, personal assistance, and companionship services to the elderly. Coordinating and providing care for loved ones has always been her passion. She began her home care business in 2011 after honorably serving 23 years in the Navy. Throughout her career she held numerous positions that provided her the discipline and experience to continue to support family members and their loved ones. As an Embajadora she truly embraced her role and responsibilities. She believes that volunteerism is key not just for business but for personal growth too as it is just as important to give as it is to receive. She is grateful for all the relationships and friendships developed and is honored to be a part of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Ruiz is a Senior Business Consultant for Pinnacle PEO Corporation. He is a degreed accountant with prior experience as internal auditor for a Retail chain and as an Accounting Manager for a General Insurance Agency located in Houston, Texas. Joe entered the insurance and financial services in 1988 as President of Ruiz Insurance and Financial Services, and held this position for more than 18 years. Joe went on to start his new business career in the Professional Employers Organization where he has been for the last six years. He has assisted many small businesses throughout Texas with internal business services needed for day-to-day operations, and has shown them how to be cost efficient and compliant with the many regulatory agencies small businesses must comply with. He feels the honor of being recognized as Embajador of the Year comes with much gratitude. Joe says that becoming an Embajador is the best position to become active in at the Hispanic Chamber; it puts you in touch with the business community on a personal level. In addition to his Embajador duties, he is also an active member of the Hispanic Chamber’s Small Business and Special Events subcommittees.