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USHCC, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Wells Fargo Team Up to Support College Advancement

$100,000 Wells Fargo grant supports 40 scholarships for Hispanic students  Los Angeles – On September 18, 2012 at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) 33rd Annual Convention, the USHCC, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo announced a first -time scholarship program reinforcing a commitment to higher education and entrepreneurship. Wells Fargo’s $100,000…

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Methodist Healthcare Names Michelle DeStefano Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital

Methodist Healthcare has named Michelle DeStefano, BSN, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital.  “Michelle is passionate about creating and sustaining work environments that promote retention of nursing staff, positive patient outcomes, collaboration among physicians and other providers, and improvement in patient and staff safety…

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Jordana Barton will be accepting Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award for Capital One Bank

Capital One Bank has been named the area’s top Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Antonio Chapter.  The announcement and award will be made at the AFP’s National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) luncheon on Nov. 8, 11:30 am – 1 pm,  at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Jordana Barton, Vice…

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Hispanic Chamber coordinates visit for The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Monterrey Tech)

On Thursday and Friday, October 18-19, 2012 the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber coordinated a visit for a group of 30 students and 3 professors to San Antonio. During the visit the group of Mexican students representing The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education visited and learned about the great work of three members of the Hispanic Chamber that…

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SAHCC supports Pre-K 4 SA

“The  Mayor’s Pre-K 4 SA Initiative will ensure that our youth are well equipped with the educational tools necessary for them to succeed, and ultimately create an internationally competitive workforce in San Antonio.” – Raúl Lomelí-Azoubel, Chairman of the Board    San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   The following article is from the City…

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President Obama to Establish César E. Chávez National Monument

On October 8th, 2012, President Obama will travel to Keene, California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Years in the making, the monument – which will be designated under the Antiquities Act – will be established on the property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen…

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Christine Ortega Appointed to Board of the Smithsonian Latino Center

Christine Ortega of Southwest Airlines was recently nominated and approved by the Smithsonian Board of Regents to serve on the board of to the Smithsonian Latino Center.  The Smithsonian Latino Center works pan-institutionally with the entire network of Smithsonian museums, research centers, programs and almost 200 affiliates nationwide to ensure that Latino culture, achievement and…

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Marc Rodriguez Named Chairman of the United State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

Marc Rodriguez, a native of San Antonio, was introduced as the Chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Board at this year’s USHCC National Convention and Business Expo in Los Angeles.  Visit for more information. SHARE THIS POST

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Home Prices Rise for 6th Month

U.S. home prices increased for a sixth straight month in July in the latest sign of a sustainable housing market recovery. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.4% in July on a seasonally adjusted basis. Economists had expected a gain of 0.9%, which would have matched June’s advance. Case Shiller is…

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Global Entry is coming to San Antonio International Airport

Beginning on August 29, the San Antonio International Airport’s international arrivals will have access to the Global Entry Program kiosks.  In July, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) approved San Antonio International Airport as a designated Global Entry airport, allowing pre-approved travelers to expedite their entry into the U.S. with automated kiosks that streamline the…

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