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About the Chamber


Welcome Letter from the President


Letter from the Board Chair


HCCL Executive Board, Board of Directors and Staff


Hispanic Women in Business

12 Closing the Digital Divide

Directorio 2019 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Executive Editor / President & CEO Mayra Pineda HCCL Staff Milca Palma-Otanez

14 Training Small Business to Succeed 16 About The HCCL Foundation 17 HCCL Foundation: Achivement Through Education

Special Thanks To:

Jose Garcia Photography Lucas Barrios Photography Ivanna Gunderson Photography

18 Excelencia Gala

Renaissance Publishing

20 Photo Gallery

Editor Topher Balfer

23 Young Professionals

Art Director Molly Tullier Patty

24 Hispanic Community By the Numbers

Chief Executive Officer Todd Matherne Editor-In-Chief/President Errol LaBorde

25 Testimonials

VP of Sales Colleen Monaghan

26 Investors

Traffic Coordinator Lane Brocato Production Manager Emily Andras

28 Membership Information

Production Designers Rosa Balaguer, Meghan Rooney

33 Business Directory

Contributors Alexander Jusdanis, William Kalec,

Jordan LaHaye

On the cover The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is proud to cultivate partnerships and collaboration across the state. This year, our cover includes several of our partners, affiliates and members who are helping HCCL boost the economy while supporting Hispanic communities and businesses. Photos provided by Jose Garcia and Mayra Pineda

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About Us Since 1984, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana has been committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community to promote economic development and progression in Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America. The HCCL is a non-profit organization created as the result of a merger in 1999 of two chambers: The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1984) and The Gulf Coast International Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1990). Just as HCCL works to build capacity in the Hispanic business community, so too does it work with traditional American businesses to help them approach this fastest growing minority population in the United States. We connect communities! HCCL Members gain access to a broad network of businesses, non-profits and government entities as well as a selection of seminars, training courses and networking events dedicated to making your business grow.

Awards & Honors • 2019 Appointment to USHCC Board of Directors • 2019 FestiGals Hats Off Honoree • Young Leadership Council 2019 Role Model Class • 2018 New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achiever • 2018 SBA Minority Business Champion • 2017 WBEC South Partner Organization of the Year • 2017 USHCC Chamber of the Year Award • Parish of East Baton Rouge Recognition • Jambalaya NEWS Recognition • National Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s President’s Award • Hispanic Business Resources & Technology Center Award • N.O. Sotros Magazine Award • Federal Executive Board Special Recognition Award


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Letter from the President Dear Friends, A year of exciting activities and HCCL growth has gone by, and we are pleased to present our second edition of the Membership Directory with enhanced editorial and content to serve as a useful method to connect businesses in the community. The Directory has proven to be a powerful tool providing procurement and business opportunities to small businesses, which is at the core of our mission. The Hispanic community in the State of Louisiana is vibrant and growing and represents a great pool of entrepreneurs, professionals, and an important pipeline for workforce. HCCL recognizes our responsibility to empower Hispanic businesses and build meaningful relationships through impactful programming, networking, training workshops and procurement opportunities which foster economic development. It is a thrilling time to be a member of HCCL. Join us as we champion for diversity and inclusion while remaining proud of our roots and heritage. We continue to collaborate with organizations and elected officials throughout the state, forming strategic partnerships beneficial to the Hispanic community. We have identified a new focus which will bring awareness to the importance of healthcare, healthy communities, technology, and innovation. Stay tuned for more information to follow about this and other initiatives which continue to provide added value to our membership. I would like to extend my appreciation to the Board of Directors for their leadership and support as we continue to raise our organization to new levels. My deep gratitude to our generous sponsors whose commitment allows us to deliver our services and programs to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses scale. I encourage our current members to stay engaged, follow us through our different platforms and share our information with friends and colleagues. Membership participation and input is critical to the growth and direction of our organization, and we are always ready to listen. I am humbled by the opportunity to advocate for you. In service,

Mayra E. Pineda


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Letter from the Board Chairwoman Dear members, At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL), we facilitate opportunities for Hispanic professionals and Hispanic-owned businesses, large and small. In partnership with the HCCL Foundation (HCCLF), our Young Professionals committee (HCYP), and thanks to your generous support, we provide labor and workforce training programs, facilitate public and private partnerships, and develop funding and educational prospects for Louisiana’s Hispanic business community. The Chamber also provides a networking platform for Hispanic professionals and businesses to interact with each other and the Louisiana business community, at large. It is an honor to serve you and our Hispanic community, at large, as Chair of the HCCL’s Board of Directors. When I last wrote to you, I said my goal as Chair was to “add practical value to our members’ business pursuits”. Now, midway through my second year, I am proud to share the progress we have made towards that goal in this – our second edition – of the HCCL Directory. For starters, we have revamped our Directory with an industry-related categorization in order to better facilitate diversity sourcing from within our membership. We have also added additional substantive content detailing the many workshops, programs, certifications, and other opportunities, which HCCL, HCCLF, and HCYP provide throughout the year. I encourage each of you to take advantage of these additions and use the Directory as a tool to advance yourselves and all Hispanic-owned businesses in our community! Over the past year, the Chamber also offered a much broader spectrum of small business workshops designed to assist entrepreneurs build, grow, and manage their businesses. These programs included presentations on developing your business plan, creating your website, managing your message, leveraging your network, and cyber and data breach security. We also hosted courses designed to create business opportunities for our membership including the Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) Small and Emerging Business Development Program (SEBD) certification event and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) System Award Management (SAM) series and registration. The HCCL Foundation diversified its career counseling, web-based employment training, and job placement programming. Our young professionals created the Lunch & Learn Ejecutivo to give our millennial members an opportunity to ask questions of, and learn from, successful Hispanic entrepreneurs. Going forward, we will continue to streamline our programming to better serve your business needs. And your feedback will continue to shape our efforts. I urge you to contact me, our President, Mayra Pineda, and our Board of Directors to make your concerns, feedback, and interests known. Join a Committee, participate in as many events as you can, establish relationships, visit the Chamber, and ultimately you will grow your business. We welcome your contributions with open arms! In closing, I’d like to thank HCCL President, Mayra Pineda, for her tireless representation of the Chamber and our community. I also thank my fellow Officers and Directors, our strategic partners in the region, and the HCCL Foundation and HCYP, for their trust, dedication, and leadership. Finally, I thank each of you: members, volunteers, and sponsors, for your commitment to the Chamber and its programming – none of which could be accomplished without your support. Together, we will continue shaping the future of our community.

Jacqueline M. Brettner HCCL Chair, 2018-2019


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EXECUTIVE BOARD Jacqueline M. Brettner Chair Carver Darden

Martha Castillo, Esq. Executive Vice Chair Pan American Life Insurance Company

Ricardo Carlo Parliamentarian Jones Walker, LLP

Deysi Munoz Secretary Metairie Bank

Raiza Pitre Corporate Vice Chair Cox Business

Anselmo R. Rodriguez, MBA, CPSM Treasurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blanca Robinson Chair Of HCCL Foundation Viva Consulting Group

Mayra Pineda President/CEO


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Janet Brewster Brewster Procurement Group, Inc.

Zach Butterworth Adams and Reese

Patty Riddlebarger Entergy Services, Inc.

Marina Manzanares Metairie Bank

Juan Barreto Orleans Embroidery

Ernesto Posadas Copa Airlines

Teresa Lawrence Delta Personnel

Daniel Toro Edward Jones

Amanda Freeman Telemundo/KGLA

HCCL Staff Mayra Pineda President/CEO

Angelica Rivera Colmex Construction Milca Palma-Otanez Administrative Assistant Ruth Carrasquero Shell Oil Company

HCCLF Staff Alejandra Guzman New Orleans Business Alliance


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Sandra Coburn Center Manager/Instructor Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of LA Foundation

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By Jordan LaHaye


he Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) is built upon a commitment to fostering connectivity, business, and opportunity within Louisiana’s Hispanic community, which has long contributed to the diverse and lively melting pot culture in our state. In this year’s directory, we recognize three HCCL members who have achieved success and distinction through their entrepreneurial endeavors –– not only as entrepreneurs, but as women in the world of business. These women are jewelry designer Cristy Cali, founder of Synergy Design Group Luz Lobos, and the internationally-renowned metalware designer Beatriz Ball. Each woman shares details of her own journey, emphasizing how heritage, community, and organizations like the Chamber have helped them along the way. While the path to success isn’t always easy, these inspiring women prove that dedication and perseverance can lead anyone to success, no matter who they are or where they come from.


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Cristy Cali Jewelry


risty Cali makes no secret of her New Orleans influence when designing her jewelry. Fleur de Lis, pelicans, voodoo dolls, and magnolias –– they are all tastefully cast in sparkling sterling and infused with a certain class and spirit distinct to Cali’s style. Since she started her business in 2012, Cali has grown a worldwide customer base, which notably includes both Senator Mary Landrieu and members of Aerosmith. Today, her line can be found in dozens of stores across Louisiana and beyond –– including one of New Orleans’ most iconic jewelry institutions, Adler’s. Cali has the entrepreneurial spirit running through her veins. As a young child, she watched as her parents achieved success after immigrating from Guatemala to New Orleans in the 1980s. In only a few years, what started as a collection of jewelry and handcrafted Guatemalan goods on a table in the French Market turned into two brick-and-mortar stores called Sterling Silvia, which are still in business today. It was always understood that Cali would someday take over the family business –– which, for a long time, was perfectly fine with her. “I’d travel with my parents to visit manufacturers and hang out with the makers and learn how things were made,” she said. After Hurricane Katrina, Cali, who was fifteen at the time, took on a more involved role at the Sterling Silvia stores, working there most weekends in high school and college. She discovered that she had a natural talent at designing and making jewelry, and she knew that such passion could lead her to a successful future in the industry. After completing an internship in Thailand, Cali came home with her first jewelry line and quickly sold her products through her parents’ store. In the coming years, her enthusiasm for business development grew, particularly when it came to implementing new and evolving trends like social media marketing. She simultaneously worked on earning her business degree and developing her designs –– and she soon realized that the vision she had for her business no longer fit under the umbrella of Sterling Silvia. Taking a risk on herself and her vision, Cali decided to leave her family’s business and to pave her own way forward. “My family experienced a classic clash of generations,” Cali said. “In a Latinx family, and as an only child, me leaving the family business did not go over well. It was one of the most difficult times in my life.” However, Cali said she doesn’t regret her decision, as it eventually allowed her the space necessary to develop and thrive as an individual entrepreneur. “I walked away from the only thing I knew for my whole life, but I did it because I needed to be able to grow without answering to anyone, to learn from my mistakes, and to be excited and curious about seeking new solutions,” she said. Today, Cali’s parents understand why she made the decision to leave, and they celebrate her successes with her. In the end, she said, all of this has been part of the process of figuring out who she is and who she wants to be. “I think entrepreneurship is very similar to life,” she said. “Businesses require human spirit to energize the entity, and to have that spirit, you have to know who you are and what you want to represent. At the end of the day, I am a New Orleans designer raised in a Latin family, and I care a lot about freedom –– freedom of expression and in finding ways to accept and love yourself for who you are.” Photo by Jose Garcia

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Beatriz Ball Collection


eatriz Ball was recently sitting with a group of old friends from her days at Sacred Heart High School in Mexico City. She looked around the table, mentally noting their successes: all of them business owners, one with the best art gallery in Latin America, another the owner of ten stores, and another rising as a prominent figure in politics. Ball herself is no exception: her line of luxury metalware is sold in hundreds of stores internationally and has been featured in countless national publications (including Oprah’s Favorite Things List of 2017). And Ball thought to herself: “None of us went to college!” The great-granddaughter of former Cuban President Mario Garcia Meocal, Ball was twelve when her family was forced to flee the country under Fidel Castro’s regime. When they arrived in Mexico City, her father had only 16 dollars in his pocket. Over the next several years, the family established themselves in Mexico City, where the radically-increasing prices for silver were hurting local markets. At that time, a friend of Ball’s father had discovered a metal alloy that served as a suitable substitute for silver. Made up of 97 percent aluminum and 11 additional elements, the alloy could be cut like silver, possessed a shine like silver, and could be put into an oven. “I always say I was there when the alternative metal industry was established,” said Ball, who would often assist and visit with the artisans training to use the new material. When she eventually moved to New Orleans with her husband, she brought suitcases of products from Mexico City to share with friends who were impressed with the alloy’s beauty and affordability. One day, she decided to try selling them at a home show. “By 9 a.m., it was all gone.” After a few years of selling the artisan products at shows and markets, Ball and her sister decided to take the next step. They built a factory, and following the resounding success of that location, built another in 2013, employing hundreds of artisans in Mexico. Part of the success of the Beatriz Ball Collection stems from Ball’s personal commitment to excellence, a standard that she has sometimes found challenging to impose on others –– though always, in the end, rewarding. “I come from a family of very strong women,” she said. “Our women were all very powerful, and they surely passed it on to me.” In working with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ball said she has found incredible support from members within the Latinx community, particularly from those seeking to give back to their community by purchasing goods and products made in Mexico. “We are always very loyal to our own,” said Ball. “We are good at what we do, and so many of our employees have been with us the whole time. For over 20 years, they have shared the journey, and we’ve all grown up together.”

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n a world where advertising and marketing strategies are radically changing –– and where people tend to prefer interaction through screens than face to face –– “Exhibitionist Extraordinaire” Luz Lobos is pushing businesses to adapt and own their brands in new ways. “Fortune favors the bold,” Lobos said. “It’s important to stand out, but it’s also important to be happy doing it. You have to be proud of your brand and proud to share it with people.” Lobos founded her business, Synergy Design Group, after working as an account executive at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for three years, where she learned about trade shows for the first time. “They never talk about trade shows when you’re learning about marketing,” she said. “You learn interiors, graphics and landscape. A lot of money is spent in advertising and creating beautiful logos, but when it comes to face-to-face selling, there is no cohesive method of implementation.” When she left the hospital to start Synergy in 2000, her goal was to fill that gap, and Our Lady of the Lake became her first customer. Almost 20 years later, the company has grown to serve businesses from right down the street in New Orleans to as far as Spain, England and France. With her exhibit design business, Lobos helps companies elevate their brands by building an inviting, informative environment that stimulates in-person sales and partnerships. Lobos, who was born and raised in El Salvador, said that her Hispanic background has been a great asset as a business owner in New Orleans, as it allows her a unique perspective that she can contribute to the market and her clients. “I embrace my culture proudly,” she said. “It has only contributed to my personal strength and ambition and has benefitted our company as we’ve grown into international markets.” Lobos has also created connections with other Hispanic business owners in the New Orleans community through organizations like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which she said has helped her both learn from and teach other business leaders. “It’s been so rewarding to be able to collaborate and assist other members of the Chamber,” she said. “It’s really amazing to see how it has grown over the years, and all that it’s been able to accomplish and to help the community.” As a business owner so uniquely poised to help other new or aspiring business owners, Lobos said that she’s found incredible rewards in using her experience and journey to help others. Although she spent several years on an entirely different career path, she never overlooked any opportunity that presented itself to her –– and that open-minded outlook led her to successfully innovating the marketing industry. “I share my story and my experiences, and I tell people that it is okay when things don’t work out. You’ve just got to shift. The key is: Don’t look back. Taking a step back is not an option. Figure out how to move around whatever is in the way, left, right –– do whatever it takes to move forward. “Ultimately, the reason I do this is to help companies –– in our community and beyond –– to grow,” Lobos said. “One of the most rewarding parts is to see our customers win.” Photo by Jose Garcia

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By Alexander Jusdanis | Photos provided by Jose Garcia and Mayra Pineda

t may be a surprise to learn that one in three Louisianans lack a home internet connection. As we increasingly need computers for everything from paying bills to doing homework, those who haven’t learned the ins-and-outs of basic technology risk losing out on key educational and professional opportunities. This is called the digital divide. And if you don’t speak English — like many in Louisiana’s Hispanic community — the barrier to entry is even higher. To help bridge this gap, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana has collaborated with Cox Communications to 12

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launch a number of digital literacy training centers across the state. The first opened in the New Orleans metro area this past February, followed by another in Baton Rouge in March, with a third in Lafayette coming soon. Cox has donated 10 Chromebooks to each location, featuring content and resources from Common Sense Media, EVERGI and the Public Library Association. Each Digital Academy offers a variety of classes for children and adults alike — all completely free. And unlike the more advanced technology courses at local community colleges, these programs are simple

enough that someone with no computer experience can jump right in. The Digital Academies project was born out of the long-standing partnership between Cox and the HCCL. It was about a year ago when Cox noticed how the digital divide, as well as the language barrier, was blocking the Hispanic community from attaining its full employment potential. Having already pioneered a program called Connect2Compete, which offers discounted home internet service to lower-income families, Cox wanted to use its expertise to serve Louisiana’s Hispanic families.

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“Cox is fully committed to the Hispanic community and to giving every child the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Cox Account Executive Raiza Pitre. “So, our public relations team reached out to the Chamber and asked, ‘How can we help?’” “This is very important,” said HCCL President Mayra Pineda, “because once people have those basic skills, it will open doors for them in other areas.” Adult participants can develop basic internet competency and learn about cyber-bullying, cyber safety, parental controls and how to take advantage of technology for raising bilingual children. At the same time, children can take courses to help keep up their math knowledge over summer vacation, when such skills often take a hit. The Digital Academies are the first of their kind, both by offering Spanish-language digital literacy classes and providing access to a free computer lab – meaning that Hispanic households without computers or internet at home can utilize tools that will allow them to reach new opportunities in school and work. “We’ve had families tell us what a difference it makes,” said Cox Public Affairs Director Sharon Truxillo. Julia Scarnato works at the Hispanic

Apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, which hosts the city’s Digital Academy, and said that she was immediately interested in partnering with the Chamber and Cox after observing the lack of resources available to the Spanish-speaking community. The training center is part of the Apostolate’s larger project to create a library for the city’s Hispanic community. “You don’t see Hispanic folks going to the library, because everyone there only speaks English,” Scarnato said. In addition, she said that Chromebooks and learning tools have been a welcome and necessary supplement to the education of Hispanic youth. “Children are coming because they don’t have internet at home — their parents can’t afford it. So, if they have homework that needs Internet, they do it here.” “We are very appreciative of Cox’s support and leadership in this effort to bridge the gap,” said Pineda, praising the effective collaboration between Cox and the HCCL. “We both bring something to the table.” Cox has donated its software and hardware, while the HCCL has connected the company with local community centers and promoted the program among its network. Cox is equally pleased with how the project has turned out.

“The Chamber members we’ve worked with have been excellent partners,” said Truxillo. “We’ve shared a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.” Although the Academies were just recently launched, the community’s interest in them has been clear. Around 50 people attended the opening of the Academy in Baton Rouge, while nearly 100 came to the ceremony in New Orleans. Pitre recalled one local businessman who came to the launch looking for online training — and he didn’t even have an email address. Both Pitre and Pineda said that those are the kinds of obstacles they hope to clear for the community in order to make sure that opportunities are available to people of all backgrounds. “Projects like this hit a very critical spot,” stressed Pineda. “If we don’t lift the community to where everyone can access these opportunities, then we’re leaving people behind.” Moving forward, both Cox and the HCCL are looking forward to growing the Hispanic workforce even further. “From talking with the community, we know that businesses want to hire bilingual employees,” said Pitre. “The Hispanic Chamber is a great conduit to make that happen, and I think we’ll be seeing more of that in the future.” •

ABOVE: (From left to right) Millie Baudier, Community Specialist COX; Raiza Pitre, COX and HCCL Vice Chair; Mayra E. Pineda, HCCL; Sharon Truxillo, Director of Public Affairs, COX; Blanca Robinson, Viva Consulting and Chair of HCCL Foundation; Sandra Coburn, Director, HCCL Foundation’s Bilingual Workforce Training & Business Development Center.


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The Hispanic Chamber stays true to its overall mission by establishing and strengthening vital relationships with several initiatives — both government-run and private — aimed to assist small businesses.


n its two decades as a singular entity, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) has strived to serve the various, yet particular, needs of the business community and spark economic development amongst this rapidly-growing segment of the state’s population. One of the many effective methods in doing that has been the HCCL’s commitment to providing local Hispanic Small Businesses every tool available in sustaining long-term success and growth. For example, when Goldman Sachs announced its ‘10,000 Small Businesses’ program nearly a decade ago, HCCL officials made sure to connect local Hispanic business owners with the initiative so that they could take full advantage of the free, advanced curriculum which continues to take place at Delgado Community College. 14

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In February 2019, the HCCL and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center of Greater New Orleans and the Bayou Region — developed in the early 1980s by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Louisiana Economic Development – announced a formal collaboration to enhance its outreach among the Hispanic population, particularly in Jefferson Parish. Perhaps the most noticeable and beneficial facet of the partnership calls for the Louisiana Small Business Development Center to have a satellite office staffed with bilingual consultants within the Hispanic Foundation Workforce Training Center in Kenner. “It’s a win-win for both organizations,” said Mayra Pineda, President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. “The collaboration immediately doubled our staff, and by having the SBDC

in-house at our Center, it’s enabled them to serve the Hispanic community in ways they never could before. It gives those who run small businesses, or are planning to run a small business, the one-on-one consulting services that are such a benefit — in addition to the seminars and instructions we’ve already been doing year-round. “And you see the effect of the collaboration already,” Pineda continued. “Our Center in Kenner has quickly grown into a staple in the community — the go-to place for personal services, direction and resources for small business owners, which is critical.” Available to both start-up and existing small businesses in Louisiana, the Small Business Development Center network provides hands-on management, technical assistance, training and market research for free to clients across all of Louisiana’s 64

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parishes. From the Fall of 2017 to the Fall of 2018, Louisiana Small Business Development Centers helped start 141 businesses and created close to 900 new jobs in the state. Considering nearly 15 percent of Jefferson Parish residents are Hispanic (as of the last U.S. Census), having a SBDC presence in Kenner has already helped the HCCL’s outreach in a community that might not have been fully aware of the boost the network provides to small business owners. “I think one of the things that the (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) has done, since Mayra has come aboard as president, is form strategic alliances, and this is another great example,” said Jo Ann Lawrence, Deputy District Director for the Small Business Administration. “By joining up and partnering, this ensures the Hispanic community is aware and can take full advantage of everything these SBDCs offer to entrepreneurs.” As part of the SBDC/HCCL collaboration, officials have already begun designing business-specific consulting strategies — plans for restaurant owners, for example — and are forming workshops and seminars to help Hispanic busi-

ness owners in numerous sectors of creating and maintaining a business, such as tutorials on how to apply for loans and which approaches work best for business development plans. “What we’re cast to do is provide economic impact, said Carmen Sunda, Director of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center of Greater New Orleans and the Bayou Region. “And it has to be measurable economic impact. Our challenge is to serve a large geographic area, so to have a full-time presence in that training center in Kenner — where there’s such a large surrounding population — is perfect for us and perfect for the Chamber because they have a consultant on site and an Hispanic consultant on contract for those who are more comfortable talking and working with someone in their own language.” The HCCL has a long, proven track record when it comes to introducing those they serve to programs that support their small-business needs. With Goldman Sachs, the HCCL encouraged the ‘10,000 Small Businesses’ officials to promote the initiative to Hispanic small business owners in Louisiana. Those that

were chosen and enrolled received at least 80 hours of business education at Delgado Community College, and 6 to 8 hours per week of business support services and expert advice to help increase revenue and create new job positions in the business. One of the pleasant consequences of the Goldman Sachs program is that Hispanic small business owners also got to network and build relationships with their contemporaries. “We can have so many business opportunities in the area, but if our people and those running the businesses don’t know about it, then it does us no good,” Pineda said. “So The Hispanic Chamber has been a partner in this program and has been able to refer some amazing business owners — landscapers, insurance agents, marketing companies, even communications specialists — every year. “It’s a big commitment, but the business owners who have gone through it have seen the immediate impact it makes on their businesses.” •


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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation The Mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) is to foster the continued economic growth, development, and promotion of education within the Hispanic community by building capacity and helping find jobs as well as workforce opportunities in the Greater New Orleans Area. The HCCLF will provide free employment and training services to individuals within the Hispanic community in preparing and finding gainful employment. The program also offers a series of Business Development seminars open to the community. Services Provided • Career Counseling • Web-Based Employment Training • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance • Interview Preparation • Job Placement

Looking for Employees? We provide workforce solutions to employers for free! We want to engage with the local business community and help fill employment needs. If you are interested in hiring our program participants, please contact the center at 504-305-5901 or via email 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200, Kenner, Louisiana


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HCCL Foundation: Achievement Through Education By Alexander Jusdanis


he Hispanic population of New Orleans area is booming, nearly doubling in size since 2000, and with that growth comes an increased presence of Hispanic-owned workers and businesses in the area. While this growth is exciting, many members of this expanding community still encounter roadblocks on the way to employment — some lack the English skills and resources necessary to find jobs, while others may need additional training to progress in their careers. To pave the way for professional success in the Hispanic community, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation (HCCLF) has rolled out several educational and business development initiatives, including English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, career counseling, resume and cover letter writing assistance, and interview preparation courses. These are all free of charge and open to the public, and many are bilingual. The Foundation also maintains a wide network of local businesses as part of its membership, so that when employers are looking to hire, they have access to a preexisting database of workers with the right skillsets for their companies. One such program comes from the Chamber’s longstanding partnership with Delgado Community College, where Hispanic students are the fastest growing population on campus. Recently, Delgado recognized a problem: While the fishing industry has long been a core economic stimulant in the region, the school saw that

workers tend to age out early, at around 50 to 55 years old. This left many able and qualified workers without a logical next step, even when they were still able to serve as drivers of further growth and development. Delgado turned to the HCCL Foundation for advice. After assessing the current needs of local industry, the Foundation helped Delgado develop welding and safety courses taught in Spanish, allowing older workers in the fishing industry — and anyone else that was interested in starting a new career — to acquire an in-demand skill and remain competitive in the job market. “The response has been strong,” said Delgado Chancellor William Wainwright. “When you work with the Chamber and have their support and advocacy, you have a deeper penetration in the market, and we’ve seen the results of that firsthand.” Delgado and HCCLF plan to double down on the success of the welding classes by creating a dedicated Hispanic training academy for construction and electrical skills, with further courses in hospitality and commercial drilling in the works. By helping workers acquire these new skills, Delgado and HCCLF hope to lengthen the career trajectories of current industry professionals while paving the way to success for new and incoming workers. Dr. Wainwright stressed the importance of HCCL President Mayra Pineda’s diligence and knowledge of local businesses; without the partnership with the Chamber, he said

that identifying these needs and finding solutions would have been much more difficult. “We’re very proud of the partnership with Mayra and her eagerness and willingness to do more.” Dr. Wainwright said. “We depend heavily on her counsel, because we must ensure that what we deliver is relevant to the needs of industry. We know that our students are receiving holistic support, and when they leave, they’re engaged in high-wage, high-demand occupations.” The success of the Delgado partnership is just a sample of the Foundation’s achievements — the Chamber also hosts a variety of other programs that serve to connect workers with new opportunities and continued education, like job fairs and financial literacy seminars. “Our momentum is increasing, and it’s becoming an energetic driving force,” said Blanca Robinson, HCCLF Chairperson. “We can only more forward.” In that regard, Blanca said the Foundation is looking to expand its reach beyond the New Orleans metro area in order to serve and assist more communities in the state, and they will be looking to create more partnerships along the way. Dr. Wainwright agreed that such educational initiatives, like the ones offered by the Chamber and its Foundation, are among the best ways to empower workers and to give them the tools they need for lasting success. “You can’t be a life-long earner if you’re not a life-long learner.” •


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2019 Excelencia Gala Join us for HCCL’s biggest event of the year

Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & September Independence Day of Nine Latin Countries

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Friday, September 20, 2019 7 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

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AnaMaria Uribe-Bech, Viva Nola Magazine Small Business Award

Attire: Black Tie Optional Open Bar Featuring Gourmet Fare by Intercontinental New Orleans’ acclaimed Chef Arthur Batiste


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Meaghan McCormack, World Trade Center New Orleans The Young Leader Award

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Excelencia Gala Sponsorship Packages Amigos Sponsor - $2,000 • Half Page ad appearing in program book • Reserved seating for one table of 8 at Gala • Recognition at Gala • Certificate of Appreciation

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 • Listing as Presenting Sponsor on front cover of program book • Inclusion in all press releases • Full Page ad appearing in program book • Reserved seating for one table of 10 at Gala • Company sign displayed at Gala • Recognition at Gala • Certificate of Appreciation • Two quality bottles of Champagne for table

Individual Tickets - $150 • Reserved Seating is available only through Sponsorship Packages

Hermanos Sponsor - $3,500 • Full Page ad appearing in program book • Reserved seating for one table of 8 at Gala • Company sign displayed at Gala • Recognition at Gala • Certificate of Appreciation • One quality bottle of Champagne for table

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hispanic chamber of commercE Events Baton Rouge Business Luncheon

2018 HCCL Excelencia Gala

COX Digital Academy

Baton Rouge Business Luncheon

2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival

Women’s Business Symposium

Baton Rouge Business Luncheon

Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit COX Digital Academy


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Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon

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2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival 2018 HCCL Excelencia Gala

Baton Rouge Business Luncheon

Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon

Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon

2018 HCCL Excelencia Gala

Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit

2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival

COX Digital Academy 2018 HCCL Excelencia Gala

Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon

Women’s Business Symposium


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Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit

Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit

COX Digital Academy

Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon 2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival

Women’s Business Symposium

Town Hall Roundtable Discussion & Luncheon

Women’s Business Symposium


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2019

Healthcare, Technology & Innovation Summit

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he Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Young Professionals (HCYP) is the next generation of business and professional leaders in the Hispanic community. The driving force behind this initiative is a diverse group of individuals working to provide a platform to young professionals that’s congruent with the overall HCCL mission and the Board of Directors’ vision. This vibrant group of emerging leaders introduces new leadership to the organization by promoting new ideas, initiatives and engaging opportunities to volunteer, network and learn. Through this platform, HCYP members are given an opportunity to participate and collaborate on issues that impact not only their careers, but the community as a whole. This year’s committee has been working

hard on fulfilling their mission and has hosted various events geared towards their goal. Such initiatives include the Annual Lunch & Learn: Ejecutivo Series, where young professionals enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by a renowned local Hispanic chef. Attendees also heard from a panel of influential Hispanic chefs who shared insight on their paths to success and the challenges they had to overcome along the way. Another engaging opportunity was the Annual Women’s Business Symposium. The Leadership & Professional Growth panel, composed of successful and powerful young professional female leaders, provided a plethora of professional growth opportunities and shared on key areas of their success as Young Professionals.

Community Service is at the core of the HCYP’s mission. Mentoring opportunities like the “West Jefferson High School Career Day” and “Junior Achievement Day” are examples of the service opportunities members have been able to participate in, allowing them to promote a positive impact in their community by inspiring school-aged children to become successful and responsible individuals. Future collaborations with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and Liberty’s Kitchen will provide additional opportunities to give back to the community. Becoming a member of HCYP is easy: simply join their mailing list and attend their next event. You can find additional information and upcoming events via social media channels @HCYP, or email them at •


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Hispanic chamber of Commerce by the numbers 70%

of Latino firms are owned by people About born in the United States. In other words, two out of three businesses are owned by U.S.- born Latinos while one out of three are owned by immigrant Latinos.


In 2016, almost of immigrants (19.6 million people) reported having Hispanic or Latino origins.

Immigrants accounted for


people immigrated to Louisiana between 2010 and 2014.

Between 2010 and 2014,


of immigrants moved to Louisiana to help New Orleans and the surrounding communities rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

17% (27.6 million) of the

161.8 million persons in the civilian labor force in 2016. 13.2%

4% of Louisiana residents were born abroad. (between 2012-2016)

186,369 Louisiana residents were born abroad.

of U.S. residents were born abroad (between 2012-2016)

Between 2015 and 2016, the foreign-born population in U.S. increased by about

449,000 In 2014, immigrants in Louisiana earned

$5 billion,

$363.3 million went to state and local taxes, $966.7 million went to federal taxes.

10.4% growth in immigrant population in Louisiana

SOURCES: | | 24

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TEstimonios “Yo, Daysi Crespo

estoy muy agradecida por el servicio que me ha dado la Sra. Sandra Coburn de la Fundación de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana. Me ha dado un trato muy generoso y especial cuando yo necesitaba un trabajo; ella siempre a la orden atendiéndome; me dio varias opciones de trabajo y logré un trabajo estable en una fábrica. Muy agradecida con la fundación y por tener una persona como la Sra. Sandra tan amable, atenta, servicial y humanitaria; siempre en comunicación conmigo, por favor consérvenla mucho. Muchas gracias por todo. Dios los bendiga.”

“ Mi

nombre es Migdalia Candelario y estoy muy encantada con todo el personal de la Fundación de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana porque desde el primer momento que me acerqué a pedir información y ayuda en lo referente a mi negocio me dieron toda la información necesaria para poder tener en marcha mi negocio. Gracias a los talleres y capacitaciones que he recibido me siento cada día más preparada y empoderada…..gracias.”

“ I want to thank

Migdalia Candelario

the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the help in information, training, networking and seminars they offer the Small Businesses; specifically to Mrs. Mayra Pineda for letting me be their catering Chef on some of their events. Also, thanks to SBDC that together with HCCL they have given good and very important certifications to the small business. Thank you very much.” A big thanks from

Migdalia Dominican Hair Salon Kenner, LA

Chef Antonio La Cocina de Antonio

Daysi Crespo

“ The

Hispanic Chamber has been instrumental in the development of my business. While at a crucial stage of finding the right direction, HCCL introduced me to several key resources that provided me with the information and vision to craft the business that I have now. From enrolling in the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses, to taking part in networking opportunities to taking advantage of multiple seminars, HCCL works hard at making these resources available to us. It is up to us to make the best of them!”

Freda A. Paz Owner and Creative Director The Calling Card, LLC From Design to Print

“The New Orleans Ernest N.

Morial Convention Center is always looking to partner with local vendors who provide goods and services for our day-to-day business operations. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been a valuable resource for introducing us to small businesses in the Community and making connections through their marketing and networking. In 2018, the Convention Center advertised for a janitorial vendor. Thanks to the Chamber’s outreach to the community, a local HCC member, Delta Personnel, was able to become a subcontractor for the winning bidder. Through our new Small and Emerging Business (SEB) program, we look forward to extending opportunities for the members of the HCC and forming solid partnerships with goods and services providers in our community.”

“ The Hispanic

Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana is a vibrant and welcoming organization under the leadership of Mayra Pineda. I have been enriched by the stellar programming in the Annual Women’s Business Symposium and quality networking opportunities it has provided. A direct result of my participation in the Show was the introduction to a new client! The prolific quality programming from HCCL is a true asset to the community.”

Sheila M. Craft, Owner FileLink, OfficeLink

Roscean Spencer SEB Program Director New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Hispanic chamber of commerce Of louisiana

2019 Diamond sponsors

2019 Platinum sponsors

2019 Gold sponsors


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2019 SILVER sponsors

2019 BRONZE sponsors

2019 Supporting sponsors

Resource Partners Small Business Administration (SBA) | Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | Louisiana Economic Development (LED)


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Membership Packages + Sponsorship Levels Diamond Sponsorship $20,000 Platinum Sponsorship $15,000 Gold Sponsorship $10,000 Silver Sponsorship $6,000 Bronze Sponsorship $4,000 Large Corporation Membership $1,000.00

50+ Employees


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana 2019

Mid-Size Company Membership $400.00

Small Non-Profit Membership $50

21-49 Employees

Less than 10 Employees

Small Company Membership $250

Retiree (60+) OR Teacher at Accredited Institution Membership $50

1-20 Employees Individual OR Professional OR Independent Membership $100

1-5 Employees (No corporate or franchise affiliation) Non-Profit Organization Membership $100

10+ Employees

Full-time College Student

Valid Student I.D. – Under 30 Free Volunteer Free

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• Chamber members receive free or discounted admission to over 30-40 annual chamber events. Chamber events present an ideal opportunity to connect new businesses, expand networks, and support the growth of the Hispanic community through:

• Members can choose to list their business information on our Online Membership Directory to maximize their business online presence through our search engine optimized website

º Business Luncheons

• Access to our young professionals’ chapter, HCYP (Hispanic Young Professionals of Louisiana)

º Networking Events º Young Professional Networking Nights º Educational Seminars º Business Breakfasts and Lunches º Panels

• Opportunity to participate in our monthly radio show, ‘LA HORA DE NEGOCIOS’ – KGLA-1540am. Every first Tuesday of each month.

• Each member receives our annual printed directory (5,000 copies throughout the State of Louisiana) • Online News Releases, Hot Deals & Event Postings shared on the Chamber’s website and Social Media platforms. • Online Volunteer Opportunities. • Sponsorship & hosting opportunities to heighten visibility and credibility in the community.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS • Participation of our corporate sponsors such as Cox, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, Capital One, Entergy, and Shell opens the opportunity to form new relations between small and large businesses.

• Exclusive Chamber Member Logo for members to use on company websites and marketing materials • Lead Referral & Business Recommendations customized to fit your company’s needs • Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting assistance including the “big gold scissors” and publicity for your milestones • Each member will have a Chamber Masters account with his/her own portal for the opportunity for announcements and marketing

OFFICE DEPOT PROGRAM The Office Depot National Chamber Program offers HCCL Members great savings, including: • 30% off retail price on select office supply items • 15% off retail price on select paper and ink/toner items • 40% off finishing services such as binding, folding, stapling and more

Other Exclusive Benefits • 5% off Next Door Photography for all Chamber members • Members have the option to list Job openings on our online Job Board

• 5% off the retail price on nearly everything else Office Depot sells ** • End Quantity Pricing on all Promotional Products (lowest available!)


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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION To become a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, visit or fill out and send in the form below:

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Primary Company Category (check ONE) Accountants

Construction Management

Holistic Health




Home Furnishings

Photographers/Photo Finishing/



Hospitals & Clinics


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Country Clubs

Human Resource Services

Printing & Typesetting Services

Architectural Design & Building



Property Leasing & Management

Art Galleries


Interior Design

Public Relations

Arts & Crafts

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Elected Officials

Liquor Store

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Banks & Credit Unions


Mail Services/Shipping

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Beauty Salons/Spas

Event Planning

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Shopping Centers


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Marine Charters, Sales & Services

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Car Rentals



Sporting Goods

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Massage Therapy



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Medical Supply

Tax Preparation

Children’s Clothing/Toys


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Funeral & Cremation Services

Mortgage Banking



Gifts & Specialty Items


Title Services

Cleaning Services


Office Furniture & Supplies

Travel Agencies


Graphic Design

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Community Organizations

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Membership Listing We hope you’ve enjoyed the annual HCCL Membership Directory thus far. In these next pages you will find the ultimate business resource. At HCCL, we empower the Hispanic community to connect with and enhance the thriving business climate in Louisiana. We encourage each of you to reach out to the members on these next pages and network, build your book of business, find reliable services and to connect with others who also care about support our mission. We appreciate your membership and hope to see you soon at our next event. For questions about your membership listing, email


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Accountants Accountax Cornelio Pacheco - President 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 205-A Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 889-6646 Accounting Services Unlimited Thomas Fontes 3939 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 301 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 717-6253 Bourgeois Bennett Jose Araujo - Audit Staff 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 17th Floor Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 831-4949 Brown Tax & Accounting Service, Inc. Miriam Brown 512 Terry Pkwy., Suite C Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 362-0540 J Beck Accounting & Consulting Claudia Dixon - Senior Accountant 4242 Government St., Suite 106 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 960-5366 Kramerica Business Solutions LLC 921 Aris Ave., Suite D Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 875-3018 Postlethwaite & Netterville Philip Gunn - Director 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 2100 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-5990

ESP Productions LLC Max Ferrera P.O. Box 56994 New Orleans, LA 70156 (504) 319-8441 Hospitality of New Orleans Rocio Valdiviezo - Marketing Director 3535 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 304-6500 Sketchy Characters Productions Armando Leduc 3726 Dauphine St., Apt.115 New Orleans, LA 70117 (818) 216-8420

Agriculture The Soleau Group Luc Soleau - President 6143 Milne Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 517-6104

Airlines Copa Airlines Ernesto Posadas 6205 Blue Lagoon Dr., Suite 200 Miami, FL 33126 (504) 338-0201 Southwest Airlines 900 Airline Dr., Concourse B Kenner, LA 70062 (800) 826-6667

Architectual Design & Building

Advertising/ Promotions

Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans Terri Thompson - Membership & Marketing Director 2424 N Arnoult Rd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-2700

Buisson Creative Strategies Greg Buisson 3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 318 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 378-3792

Home Depot Chad Abadie 4600 Lapalco Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 341-3682

Perez, APC Angela O’Byrne - President 2525 Burgundy St. New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 584-5100 Professional Design Group, Inc. Ana Phelps 400 Magazine St., Suite 150 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 613-0636

Arts & Crafts Gustavo Duque Gustavo Duque (504) 250-8993 Hernan Caro (504) 236-9716 Painting with a Twist Johanna Natale - Franchise Owner 4931 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite D Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 832-5536 Passport Polish Marion Alejos-Puente - Owner 3501 Bissonet Dr. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 701-3778


Jones Walker William Hines 201 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 582-8583 Law Office of Alvendia Kelly & Demarest 909 Poydras St., Suite 1625 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 200-0000 Law Office of Barbara Fulton Barbara Fulton 424 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 373-5592 Law Office of John W. Redmann John Redmann 1101 Westbank Expwy. Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 500-5000 Law Office of Miriam K. Crespo Miriam Crespo - Attorney 2439 Manhattan Blvd., Suite. 310 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 300-9793 Liliana Stephens Attorney at Law Liliana Stephens 2001 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 102 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 712-4747 MartĂ­nez Jr Esq Nain Martinez New Orleans, LA 70112

Adams and Reese LLP Zach Butterworth - Partner 701 Poydras St., Suite 4500 New Orleans, LA 70139 (504) 581-3234

Marvic Gonzalez Thompson Attorney at Law Marvic Thompson 2356 Drusilla Ln. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 238-6335

Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux LLC Jacqueline M. Brettner 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3100 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 525-3801

McCraine,Sistrunk,Anzelmo, Hardy,McDaniel & Welch LLC Isidro DeRojas 909 Poydras St., Suite 1000 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 846-8233

Cowley Attorney at Law Casey Cowley 620 N Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 485-6554

Miguel Elias Law Miguel Elias 4224 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-3300


categorical Listing Mitchell & Sanchez LLC Monica Sanchez 3850 N Causeway Blvd., Two Lakeway Center, Suite 1500 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 832-3120 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Marti Andry 701 Poydras St., Suite 3500 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-3840 Perrier & Lacoste, LLC Jean Lavidalie, Jr. - Partner 365 Canal St., Suite 2550 One Canal Place New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 212-8820 Riguer Silva Law Firm 4706 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 484-6855 Silva Law Firm 1818 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 301-2549 The Rosado Law Firm, L.L.C. Sophie Rosado - Owner/Attorney P.O. Box 641887 Kenner, LA 70064 (504) 534-5494 Thomas Harang Law Thomas Harang 2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 259 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 313-5821

Automotive Bergeron Automotive McLean Bergeron - Marketing Director 3525 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 888-2131 CarMax - Kenner, LA Rick Lenzi - Production Manager 1601 32nd St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 290-5314 34

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Gerry Lane Buick-GMC, LLC Terry Bell 6615 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 926-7010 JDM Management DBA Rimtyme Custom Wheels Ramon Hernandez 2913 Maryland Ave., Suite C Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 826-9430 Lakeside Toyota Maureen Till 3701 North Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 208-5777 Lamarque Ford Ronnie Lamarque 3101 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-2500 Llantera el Ceibeno 7301 Airline Dr. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 468-6144 Nicholson College Cars John Nicholson 5400 LaPalco Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 341-0072 Peake BMW Joe Constanza 2630 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-6165 Ponce Imports, LLC Rudy Martinez - Owner 6060 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 927-4346 Premier Nissan of Metairie Craig Collins 6636 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 455-5800 Ray Brandt Auto Group 1884 Westbank Expwy. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 290-0171

Banks & Credit Unions ASI Federal Credit Union Javier Sanchez 5508 Citrus Blvd. Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-7274 Capital One Bank Mark Boucree P.O. Box 61540 New Orleans, LA 70161 (504) 533-3029 Fidelity Bank / Nola Lending Group 1001 Julia St., Suite 112A New Orleans, LA 70113 (800) 220-2497 First American Bank and Trust Phillip Callahan 3620 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 883-5130 Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Marcel Gonzalez 3410 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 412-2145 JP Morgan Chase Bank Ilsi Duncan 3540 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 441-5327

Whitney Bank Marvin Saborio - Vice President - International Relationship Banking 201 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 586-7302 Xplore Federal Credit Union Rafael Rondon 1201 Veterans Blvd., Suite 321 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 526-2549

Beauty Salons/Spas Ana’s Beauty Salon 3521 Florida Ave., Suite 2B Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-1186 Aveda Institute New Orleans Cristen McGlothren 3330 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 454-1400 Bella Brazilian Wax Torre Andrade 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 18 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 464-2640 Carmen and Santos Salon 3409 Florida Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-7356 Chino’s Barber Shop 3521 Florida Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 782-9180 chinos-barbershop-barber-shop.

Metairie Bank & Trust Robbin Hardee 3344 Metairie Rd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 832-6330 Regions Bank Paula Bradley 1749 Manhanttan Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70058 (504) 585-4577

Gloss Hair Salon Sandra Gonzalez 3741 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-0553 Hair Loft Andrea Chavez 1000 Girod St. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 895-2911

categorical Listing La ‘’H’’ Barber Shop Rudy Caceres - Owner 3104 Cleary Ave Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 575-9818 Mariposa Salon & Spa Brenda Guzman-McField 1581 Magazine St., Unit 1 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 517-9770 Migdalia Dominican Hair Salon Migdalia Peña - Owner 3218 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (305) 546-7767 migdalia-dominican-beauty-shop. Spa Reyna 5241 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-4171

Business Services Moxey NOLA John Roberts - General Manager 400 Poydras St., Suite 900 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 621-6058 SellSwipe D’Marcus Glasper 7117 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 215-2464

Good Hands Dennis Hewitt 3015 Bienville St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 957-1756 Jet Fix Home Maria DeBiasi 4632 Pecan St. New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 621-9595 Lynda Luis Cleaning Mariela Sarmiento 3100 Ridgelake Dr., Suite 106 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 256-9444 Oxi Fresh of Greater New Orleans Jose Perez 6 Trinidad Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 450-2888 Speedy Alvarez Multiservice, LLC Ricardo Alvarez - Owner 3701 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-9747

Clothing/Shoes Baby One, LLC. Tariq Siddiqui - Owner/Founder/ Designer 930 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 522-9918


Cecy’s Imports,LLC Cecillia Carranza - Business owner 3208 Georgia Ave., Suite C Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 905-6757

Kidcam Summer Camps Mario Bazile - Owner 82 Sequoia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 274-1404

Ennie’s Humbug Stacey Rouen 2707 Williams Blvd., Suite 27 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-3339

Cleaning Services

Community Organizations

Dag Cleaning Service LLC Erick Guzman - Owner/Member 1012 Teakwood Dr. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 344-5557

504ward 935 Gravier St., Suite 2020 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 934-4571

Boy Scouts of America - Southeast Louisiana Council Ernesto Carballo Jr. Scout Executive/CEO 4200 S I-10 Service Rd. West, Suite 101 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 889-0388

HAMACA (Hispanic American Musicians Artists Cultural Association Inc.) Romulado 3500 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1070 New Orleans, LA 70002 (504) 528-8560

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Martin Gutierrez 1000 Howard Ave., Suite 200 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 523-3755

Harmony Neighborhood Development Katherine Johnson - Executive Director 2514 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 524-3919

Center for Immigant Education of Louisiana (CIELO) Samuel Rivera 643 Magazine St., Suite 301 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 267-9319 CRC Global Solutions Ronnie Mains - President 32 East Airline Hwy. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 712-3472 Daughters of Charity Health Centers of New Orleans Zwena Moore-Randolph - Dir. of Business Development and Comm. Engagement 3201 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 207-3060

Hispanic Apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge Julia Scarnato 6380 Hooper Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70811 (225) 927-8700 Hispanic Apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of New Orleans Padre Sergio Serrano 2525 Maine Ave Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 467 2550 Jefferson Council on Aging Liz Yager - Development Director 6620 Riverside Dr., Suite 216 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 207-4691

GNO, Inc. Rachel Shields 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3475 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 527-6907

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) 700 Churchill Pkwy. Avondale, LA 70094 (504) 875-3908

GNO, Inc. NextGen Council Rachel Shields 1100 Poydras St., Suite 3475 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 527-6939

Kenner Business Association Marcel Lashover P.O. Box 1227 Kenner, LA 70063 (504) 575-3552

Good Work Network Hermione Malone 2028 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 430-1216

LA Voz de la Comunidad Coalition Mariana Montero - Project Coordinator 4200 South I-10 Rd. W., Suite 140 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 914-8850


categorical Listing Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Tatiana Bruce 1051 North Third St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 342-5663 Louisiana Small Business Development Center Carmen Sunda 909 S. Jefferson Davis New Orleans, LA 70125 504-831-3730 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Patricia Mariami 2900 Elysian Fields Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 609-3352 New Orleans Business Alliance Alejandra Guzman 935 Gravier St., Suite 2020 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 934-4561 New Orleans City Park 1 Palm Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 482-4888 Pago Local Jess Cotton New Orleans, LA (646) 538-5063 Persiana Latina Dayhanna Salcedo 300 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA (985) 302-7403 Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council Al Williams 400 Poydras St., Suite 1960 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 293-0400 StayLocal Maryann Miller - Program Manager 1307 Orthea Castle Haley Blvd., Suite 309 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 252-1259 36

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WBEC South Katherine Garcia 2800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 180 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 830-0149 Women’s Business Resource Center Urban League of GNO Jana Graber - Program Coordinator New Orleans, LA (504) 620-9647 YMCA of Greater New Orleans Gordon Wadge - President & CEO 320 Metairie Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 568-9622 Young Leadership Council Stephanie Powell 1840 Euterpe St. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 585-1500

Computer Services/ Sales Argent Associates Beatriz Manetta - President & CEO 2800 E. Plano, Suite 400 Plano, TX 75074 (732) 512-9009 Aztec Software Blitt Jonathan - CEO 51 Commerce St. Springfield, NJ 7081 (800) 273-0033 Designum Technologies Charon Flowers Maple - CEO 2051 Caton St., Suite 8196 New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 517-2880 Diego Castellanos Diego Castellanos - Software Consultant 55 Yosemite Dr. New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 290-8050 GE Digital 201 St Charles Ave., Suite 3000 New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 595-1501

Westguard Solutions Mark Westguard 2108 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (855) 937-8482

Construction Management All Renovations & Custom Work Yonny Matute 4500 David Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (936) 232-0268 Alvarez Construction Company, Inc. Carlos Alvarez 15015 Jamestown Blvd., Suite 100 Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 240-4662 APC Construction, LLC Keith Porta - Managing Member 1910 Peters Rd. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 539-4260 APG, LLC Karen Ardon - Owner/ Manager 3364 Tulane Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 220-9810 Boh Bros Construction Company Stephen Boh 730 South Tonti St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 821-2400 C.G Favret Co. Jeanie Favret 4524 Shores Dr., Suite 25 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 885-5218 JIREH Construction Group Juan Gomez - President 3064 Grinell Dr. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 939-1178 P&F General Construction, LLC Luzcerlis Perez 212 E GateHouse Apt. F Metairie, LA 70001 (317) 249-7671

Palmisano Contractors Trevor Adam 1730 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 620-8022 Right 4U Properties JR Cortes - Investor 5101 High Land Dr. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 702-6782 Saavedra Construction LLC Job Alberto Saavedra - Owner 1801 Hector Ave., Apt. 14 Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 644-7719 Spine NOLA Construction llc Rey Rivas - Owner 2224 Livaccari Dr. Violet, LA 70092 (405) 824-8972 Triton Stone Group Katie Peralta 6131 River Road Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 738-2228 Waldermar S Nelson and Company Charles Nelson 1200 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-5281

Construction Services Sherwin-Williams Rene’ Weaver - District Recruiter 3925 N. I-10 Service Rd. West, Suite 115 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 220-1187

Consultants 7602 Business Performance Julie Couret (504) 723-8997 Alejandro E. Arostegui Alejandro Arostegui 4505 Academy Dr. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 454-2406

categorical Listing Behrhorst, Herrin & duPlantier Group, LLC / Louisiana Language Access Coalition & Latino Forum of New Orleans Daesy Behrhorst - Principal/ Co-Chair 2020 Gravier St., 3rd Floor New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 264-2925 Brewster Procurement Group, Inc. Janet Brewster 401 West Main St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 291-9009 Dima Ghawi, Leadership Coach Dima Ghawi New Orleans, LA 70112 (800) 434-0898 ESC Consultants Inc Arnaldo Herrera - Consultant PO Box 691447 San Antonio, TX 78269 (210) 695-8701

Navarro International Group, LLC NESTOR J NAVARRO JR Managing Member 612 President St. Thibodaux, LA 70301 (985) 859-5858 Niva Networks Niva Murillo - President 3736 Loyola Dr., Apt. 263 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 957-0934 Pinnacle Group Erin Stewart 5501 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy. Dallas, TX 75240 (214) 466-2656

SCORE- Conselors to America’s Small Businesses Barbara Holloway - Vice Chapter Chair 365 Canal St., Suite 2820 New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 589-2356

FSC Interactive Matt Preuett 1943 Sophie Wright Pl. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 894-8011

The Slone Group Ronnie Slone - President 6660 Riverside Dr., Suite 203 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 467-2992

G.E.C., Inc. Gabriel Romero - IT Director 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 401 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 838-6009

Tina Meilleur - Design Your Success Tina Meilleur - Founder & CEO 242 28th St. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 330-7405

J Carcamo & Associates Julia Carcamo 2728 Villemont Ct. Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 309-5653

Trepwise LLC Kevin N. Wilkins 2259 Oretha Castle Haley New Orleans, LA 70113 (646) 241-7669

Juan Cajina - Consultant Juan Cajina - Consultant 924 Ellen St. Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 621-7531

U.S. Health Advisors 35 Cabernet Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 914-5063

National MBE Aquaculture Program Alciades (Al) Velasquez, MBA, BSGE 400 Poydras St., Suite 1960 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 293-0400

VIVA Consulting Group Blanca Robinson - President 1213 Lee Ave. Houma, LA 70360 (985) 856-5540

Contractors A 1 Electrical Contractors Inc Enrique Mcdonald 2783 Lapalco Blvd. Harvey, LA 70032 (504) 368-1575 Aleida Poguaga Aleida Poguaga (504) 559-1780 Augusto Marenco Augusto Moreno (504) 338-2102 B2B Contractors LLC Mario Barrilleaux- Office Manager 2325 Burnside Ave. Gonzales, LA 70737 (225) 255-1014 Bayou Concrete Pumping, LLC Julio Arana - President 1097 Bert St. Laplace, LA 70068 (985) 651-4333 Briarwood Contractors, Inc. Patricia Cazabon - Owner & CEO 5909 Rickey St. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 427-9261 C&R Contracting Services, LLC. Elsa De Leon - President/ Lead Foreman 501 E Law St. Chalmette, LA 70043 (504) 279-5343 Carlos Angarita Carlos Angarita (504) 256-8614 Carlos Arboleda Carlos Arboleda (504) 609-1399 Colmex Construction LLC Angelica Rivera - President 4334 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 383-8092

Constancio Ramirez Constancio Ramirez (504) 234-6410 Daniel Osorio (504) 467-2550 Demo Diva Demolition Simone Bruni 6246 Memphis St. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 486-4121 Denis Electric & Construction Services LLC Denis Orlando Hernandez - Owner 8686 Coy Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 475-0190 Edder Gomez (504) 939-1178 Ernestina Martinez (334) 758-4343 Jaime Ordonez Contratista 1027 Lynnette Dr. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 287-2940 JB Hardwood Flooring,Llc Aaron Jiron Vargas 2916 Harvard Ave., Apt. A Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 202-6933 Jose Camacho Contratista (504) 451-8488 Luis Rodas (504) 338-2102 Madom Contractors LLC Luis Laitano - Project Manager 511 Arlington Dr. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 559-6861 Moran’s Home Improvement LLC Fausto Moran (504) 273-5155


categorical Listing New Beginning Enterprises Fernando Arriola 3322 Cannes Pl. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 339-2006 Pipe Check LLC Emily Armbruster - Owner 1318 Killdeer St New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 723-7854 Ricardo Rivera (504) 335-8299 Rigoberto Chicos

Dance El Doco Loco Dance Studio Raymond Poliquit - Owner/Licensed Zumba & Zumba Kids Instructor 500 Vintage Dr., Suite F Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 405-5868 New Orleans Ballet Association Gina Klein 935 Gravier St., Suite 800 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 522-0996 x205 The Studio School of Dance Diana Madrigal 3116 North Arnoult Rd., Suite N Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 941-7345

Dental DV Smiles Franchesca Velazco 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 3D Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 333-6353 Louisiana Family Dental Marcela Jolivette - DDS 17097 Airline Hwy., Suite 106 Prairieville, LA 70769 (225) 402-4004 Mid City Smiles Family Dentistry Dr. Mark Anderson - Doctor Dental Surgery (DDS) 3625 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 485-6575 38

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Drug & Variety Stores All Saints Pharmacy Paul Matar - Owner/Pharmacist 2124 38th St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-1294

Dry Cleaners Starr Textile Services Les Williams 312 Time Saver Ave Elmwood, LA 70123 (504) 566-0052

Education Academia de Español Margarita Jaramillo Irinia Fernández Armenta - Owner 3501 Severn Blvd., Suite 16 A Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 388-8374 Academic Partnerships Gina Starnes - Senior Executive Director Louisiana 3301 West Esplanade North, Suite 5086C Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 475-4071 Casa de España LLC Cristian Boise - Managing Partner 2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117 (985) 664-9793 Clara’s Little Lambs Preschool Academy Sonjia Brown-Joseph 1871 Farragut St. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 362-7710

Coastal Trucking College 4016 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (800) 486-3639

Delgado Community College Arlanda Williams - Vice Chancellor 615 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-5000 Delgado Community College/ West Bank Campus Peter Cho - Executive Dean/West Bank Campus 2600 General Meyer Ave. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 762-3188 Dillard University College of Business Richard Igwike - Interim Dean 2601 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 858-0973 Drive Dat Academy LLC Vivian Weldon - Owner 6701 Airline Hwy. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 533-9495 Einstein Charter Schools Daniel Davis 4801 Maid Marion Dr. New Orleans, LA 70128 (504) 503-0109 Golden Change, Inc. Mariana Montero 3320 North Arnoult Rd., Suite 133 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 914-8850 Goldman Sachs-10,000 Small Businesses David Payton 615 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-6509 International School of Louisiana 1400 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 654-1088

Jefferson Parish Public School System Gabrielle Misfeldt 501 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 349-7848 Lafayette Community College Karen Raggio, MA 1101 Bertrand Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506 337.521.9056 Maria Slater Maria Slater 104 East University Ave. Lafayette, LA 70504 (337) 482-6658 Richport Technical College Richard Thompson HC-02 Box 12004 Gurabo, Puerto Rico 778 (787) 587-6672 Stella Learning Center, Inc. Daisy Alviar 143 Morning Glory Ct. Houma, LA 70364 (985) 868-2671 Tulane University, School of Professional Advancement Cynthia Washington - Senior Student & Employer Advisor 800 E. Commerce Rd., Suite 100 Elmwood Campus Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 865-5333 Xavier University Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education Yiraliz Beltran - Program Manager 1 Drexel Dr., Box 250 New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7669

categorical Listing Xavier University of Louisiana Reynold Verret - President of Xavier University of Louisiana. 1 Drexel Dr. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7411

Entertainment Boomtown Casino & Hotel Charlie Frederick 4132 Peters Rd. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 366-7711 Caribbean Carnival / Friends of Culture Marilyn LaForce - President 147 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 220-8441 Harrah’s Casino Samantha Hithe Washington - Vice President Human Resources 228 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 533-6000 Hispanic Flavor Productions Javier Olondo - President 4056 E. Louisiana State Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 615-9070 Julio & Cesar Banda Julio Herrera 836 St. Julion Dr. Kenner, LA 70448 (504) 338-4702 Kinovera Producciones Walter Vera New Orleans, LA (504) 478-6744 Leduc Entertainment Armando Leduc - Founder 921 Aris Ave. Metairie, LA 70062 (504) 459-9532 Ritmeaux Krewe Bianca San Martin - President 253 Aurora Ave. Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 214-8105

Soulful Productions, Inc Ed Verdin - Executive Director 122 S. Dorgenois New Orleans, LA 70119 (337) 578-7114 The Grand 14 Esplanade Jodi Pine 1401 W. Esplanade Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 297-1133 The Paz Group Michael Paz - Owner/President 17 Waverly Pl. Destrehan, LA 70047 (504) 382-0343 Treasure Chest Casino Renee Gunnells 5050 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-8017 Tulio R Murillo Jr Tulio R Murillo Jr - Manager 4207 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (850) 766-4602

Event Planning Chateau Golf & Country Club Michelle Swanner Yenni 3600 Chateau Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-1351 Crystal Plantation Diego Oliva - Owner 2716 Indiana Ave. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 467-1636 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Jade Simmons 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 582-3000 Gala Music, LLC. Tulio Murillo 4207 Williams Blvd., Suite C Kenner, LA 70065 (850) 766-4602

Laura Siu Planning & Events Laura Siu 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 614-4444 Maison Du Lac 7412 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 309-0700 Mardi Gras Productions Steven Knecht 1201 Annunciation St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-5555 Momentous Event Planners Lidice Ortiz 5 Pirates Alley Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 278-1460 Pontchartrain Convention and Civic Center Rob Ory - Director of Sales and Marketing 4545 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 465-9985 PR Solutions LLC of Louisiana Michelle Jackson - President & CEO 1809 Lake Salvador Dr. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 509-7094 Republic National Distributing Company Jimmie Taylor 809 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121 (504) 849-6185

Edward Jones Investments Christina Wilson Christina Wilson - Financial Advisor 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 205 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 831-3499 Edward Jones InvestmentsDaniel Toro Jr. Daniel Toro - Owner 401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 833-1941 Ernst & Young Nancy Dickson 76 Sequoia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 592-4744 Fund17 Haley Burns 1000 North Broad New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 656-4177 Investor Village P.O. Box 1489 Marrero, LA 70072 888-222-7309 Investor Village Ralph Kidd - Founder, CEO 4900 15th St. Marrero, LA 70072 888-222-7309 JECohen & Co. Jarrett Cohen - Principal 201 Saint Charles Ave., Suite 2500 New Orleans, LA 70170 (504) 324-9480

Financial & Investment Services

LiftFund 4323 Division St., Suite 103 Metairie, LA 70002 (888) 215-2373

Charles Schwab Alfredo Martinez 1010 Common St., Suite 101-A New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 566-4225

LPL Financial Judith Sinclair 11616 Southfork Ave. #101 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 266-1654


categorical Listing NOLA CPS, LLC Lenny Moran 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 116C Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 272-7594 Northwestern Mutual Annie Juttner - Director of Recruitment & Selection 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 9th Floor Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 831-8146 PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company Jaime Zelaya- Loan Originator 4051 Veterans Blvd., Suite 404 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 273-4386

La Cocina de Antonio Jose Hernandez 3012 12th St., Apt. D Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 232-3065 Rommel’s Catering, Inc. Rommel Hernandez 3209 Taft Park Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 888-6229

Funeral & Cremation Services Dignity Memorial 9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70815 (225) 925-5331

TransAmerica/WFG Patrick Vitello - Mr 2700 Whitney Ave., Apt. 349 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 312-1919

Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery Lisa Escalante-McGivern - Family Service Counselor 4900 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-3786

Vilma Tax Service, LLC Vilma BONILLA - Owner 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 116D Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 273-8853

Muhleisen &Son Eduardo Gonzalez - Pre Need Counselor 2607 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 466-8377

Zamora Financial Services Ben Zamora 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 701 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 302-7834

New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries Sherri Peppo - Executive Director 143 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 596-3050


Tharp-SontheimerTharp Funeral Home Yami Reina - Managing Partner/ Funeral Director 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 835-2341

Jardin D’Eden Florist Fabiola Barbosa - owner 3208 Georgia Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 777-0188

Food & Beverage/ Catering Bubblegum Catering Marcella Escarfuller - Owner 1013 Burdette St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 810-6419 40

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Gifts & Special Items Don Juan Cigar Company of Metairie Robert Pierpoint 3200 Severn Ave., Suite 118 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 889-2600

Goverment City of Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn 1801 Williams Blvd., Bldg. B, Suite 200 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 468-7240 City of New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell 1300 Perdido St., 2nd Floor New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 658-4900 City of New Orleans Office of Supplier Diversity Sonia Oliva 1340 Poydras St., Suite 1000 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 658-4275 Jefferson Parish President Michael Yenni 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 1002 Jefferson, LA 70123 (504) 736-6400 Lafayette International Center Vanessa Paredes 735 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 291-5474 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Erin Burns - Director of Communications 900 Airline Dr. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 303-7500 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta Donna Dardar - Technical Assistant 950 W Causeway Approach, Suite 1 Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 624-4660 Louisiana State Records James Linder - Louisiana State Records (504) 608-3078

Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Commission Denise Thevenot - Executive Director 1450 Poydras St., Suite 800 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 568-5249 New Orleans & Company Maria Manzella 2020 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 566-5096 Port of New Orleans Michelle Ganon 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-3467 Small Business Administration Michael Ricks 365 Canal St., Suite 2820 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 589-2744

Graphic Design Creativity Jusitified Carrita Tanner - President and CEO 3500 N Hullen St. Metairie, LA 70002 (866) 932-6652 JTWebDesigns 1765 Coliseum St., Apt. 206 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 300-9323 Square Apple Designs, LLC Giovanni Garcia 3900 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1200 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 327-7649 The Calling Card Freda Paz 835 Julia St. New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 309-2155 The Wodpress Design Hospital P.O. Box 1636 Harvey, LA 70059 (504) 251-0532

categorical Listing Super Natural Organic Farms of America Manlio Mendoza - CEO 38818 Drott Ln. Ponchatoula, LA 70454 (504) 913-3971

Southeast Community Health Systems Alecia Cyprian - Chief Executive Officer 6351 Main St. Zachary, LA 70791 (225) 306-2000

Home Furnishings


Diaz Inc, LLC Giselle Eastlack 820 Elise Ave. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 832-2165

Budget Blinds of New Orleans Jeff Anderson - Owner 1627 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 866-8308

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Lori Foret - Director of Sales 2829 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 463-7017

El Piñolero Maria Bustamante - Owner 3120 Williams Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 405-5671

Beatriz Ball New Orleans (888) 265-1069

Hotel Storyville Barbara Ann Locklear - Owner 1261 Esplanade Ave . New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 948-4800

Grocery Stores Costco New Orleans Gustavo Peniche 3900 Dublin St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 484-5220

Ideal Market Lorna Torres 2309 L & A Rd. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 888-1861 Jzp La Placita Grocery Emilda Bermudez - Owner 3814 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-5602 Kenner Supermarket 3750 Williams Blvd., Suite 1 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 469-1993 Sam’s Club Myra Catlett 455 31st St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-9677 mtcatls08261@samsclub.cpme

Leonel’s Fine Upholstery & Furniture Leonel Valladares 2843 Piedmont St. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-0889

Hospitals & Clinics AUC Urgent Care, LLC Hector Cabrera 3801 General DeGaulle Dr. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 362-2829 MHM Urgent Care Metairie Gerry Cvitanovich 708 W. Esplanade Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 461-9660

Holistic Health Juice Plus Ivonne Walleska Mujica 1451 Flamingo Rd. Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 920-5015 Southern Wellness & Health Philippa Tramell - Owner/National Marketing Director 105 Single Pine Ln. Madisonville, LA 70447 (504) 232-1300

Ochsner Health System 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121 (504) 842-4311 Ochsner Medical Center Kenner Sylvia Hartmann - CNO, VP of Patient Care 180 W. Esplanade Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 468-8600

Human Resource Services Brooke Companies 3540 S I-10 Service Rd. W, Suite 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 834-9772 Delta Administrative Services (DAS) David Lawrence 2709 L & A Rd., Suite 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-5200 Delta Personnel, Inc. Teresa Lawrence 2709 L&A Rd Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833-5200 Global Management Enterprise Dalia Matheus 3226 Lake St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 477-1862 Global Staffing Solutions Karson Bethay 3300 Canal St., Suite 200 New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 324-9180

Import/Export American Overseas Trading Corporation Karla Bonilla 4619 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 488-1311 Del Valle Import & Export LLC Soraya Carrasco - Owner 2719 Marietta Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 468-2167 Proyecciones de Desarrollo SA de CV Eduardo Orellana 49 Av Sur # 770 Col. Flor Blanca, San Salvador (503) 2298-4128 NAVIVAN Omar Zelaya 200 Crofton Rd., Suite 2 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 461-9006

Insurance AAA Missouri Brandon Hutchings 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 100 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 838-7500 AARP-Louisiana Linedda McIver 3502 S. Carrollton Ave., Suite C New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 485-2161 Advent Insurance Agencies Dora Zapata - Manager 1833 West Muriel Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 388-5300 AETNA 2400 Vetarans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200 Kenner, LA 70062 (855)242-0802 AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Tricia Grayson 3155 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122 (225) 300-9200


categorical Listing Aparicio, Walker & Seeling, Inc. Angela T Bodenheimer Chief Operating Officer 4501 W. Napoleon Ave., Suite 200 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 883-4111

Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA Anselmo Rodriguez 5525 Reitz Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 295-2021 Classic Insurance Agency 4207 Williams Blvd., Suite A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-1453 Dustin Braud State Farm Dustin Braud - Owner/Agent 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 103B Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 733-6400 Gabisa Insurance & Auto Title Sonia Romero 3226 Williams Blvd., Suite 1A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-0259 Gama Insurance Agency Antonio Ortiz 2109 31st Ct. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-4141 Garcia Insurance Agency Felix Garcia 3815 MacArthur Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 362-3944 Healthy Blue Lisa Ellsworth - Community Relations Representative, Marketing 3850 North Causeway Blvd., Suite 600 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 836-8864 Humana Amy Schneider - Marketing Specialist 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 12 Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 919-8034 42

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Integra Agency, LLC, D.B.A. Geico Local Office Allen Boudreaux- Agency Owner 2750 Lake Villa Dr., Suite 305 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 457-2345 LA Twins Insurance Agency LLC Maria Ros 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 109 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 210-5207 New York Life - Christian Scalco Christina Scalco 639 Loyola Ave., Suite 1900 New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 220-7739 Pan American Life Insurance Co. Heidi Kiesling 601 Poydras St., 28th floor New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 566-3151 Peoples Health Jose Amadeo 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 2200 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 849-4500 Premiere Metro Group Erick Huerta - Owner 3106 Cleary Ave. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 280-9980 State Farm- Agent Dustin Gaar Imna Medina 110 Ormond Center Ct., Suite V Destrehan, LA 70047 (985) 764-8414 Thelma Ceballos-Meyers Insurance Agency Thelma Ceballos-Meyers - Agent 501 Whitney Ave. Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 366-1155 TWFG Insurance Services Jorge Quinonez - Agent 1510 Robert E. Lee Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 332-7046

Zonia Insurance Agency 401 Westbank Expwy., Suite 105 Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 266-2848

Interior Design Bathfitter 5240 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 656-4796 Synergy Design Group 1107 S. Peters St., Suite 120 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-6453 Sensa Design Andrea Mejia (504) 994 9245

Jewelry Adler’s Lakeside Mickal Adler 2937 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 523-1952 Cristy Cali Sarah Frye - CEO 110 James Dr. West, Suite 130 St. Rose, LA 70087 (504) 407-5041 Lee Michaels Jose Awill - Store Manager 3301 Veterans Blvd., Suite 109 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 832-0000 Tony’s Jewelry Design,LLC Tony Gonzalez 14241 Courgey Blvd., Suite A1A Baton Rouge, LA 70817 (225) 753-4495

Landscaping Sun Tropic Landscape Raul Castro 1502 Engineers Rd. Belle Chasse, LA 70037 (504) 201-9926

Legal Services Abel A Lopez Law Offices 5020 Utica St. Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 888-8830 Brewer & Lormand, PLLC 1100 Poydras St., Suite 2900 New Orleans, LA 70163 (504) 585-7341 Calvo Maria Abogado y Notaria 1732 Orpheum Ave. Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 486-8778 Cesar Burgos Law Firm Cesar Burgos 3535 Canal St., Suite 200 New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 488-3722 Christian Sauce Law Firm 1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 2 Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 301-1184 Davenport & Kim, APLC Naomi Kim 700 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-9500 Galeas Law Firm Pedro Galeas 2000 Clearview Pkwy. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 581-9322 Gonzalez Law Offices Romi Gonzalez 3500 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 10 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 281-2000 Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Johanna Fini 5656 Hilton Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 888-8888 Hispanic Legal Center 3814 Williams Blvd., Suite 9 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-7077

categorical Listing Hurley & Cot Jose Cot 365 Canal St., Suite 2750 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 524-5353 Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse Alejandro Rodriguez - Counselor at Law 701 Poydras St., Suite 4700 New Orleans, LA 70139 (504) 528-3001 Lafonta & Associates Juan Lafonta 6305 Elysian Fields Ave., Suite 207 New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 288-4911 Louisiana Supreme Court Javier Gutierrez 400 Royal St., Suite 4200 New Orleans, LA 70130 (985) 237-8066 Vasquez Law Jessica Vasquez - Attorney 400 Poydras St., Suite 900 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 571-9582 Veronica Saborio, LLC C. Veronica Saborio 3019 Banks St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 931-3064 Vilas Law Firm, LLC James Santiago Vilas - Managing Member 6525 Perkins Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 769-7100

Servicios y Envios Hondurenos New Orleans Oscar Orlando Juarez Bonilla General Manager 2601 Lexington St. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 470-6102

Manufacturing & Production Coca Cola Bottling Company United Kathleen Donegan 5601 Citrus Blvd. Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 818-7000 Goldin Metals Scott Goldin - Executive Vice-President, General Counsel 14231 Seaway Rd., Suite 7000 Gulfport, MS 39503 (228) 575-7733 Laitram, LLC Laurie Oertling 220 Laitram Ln. Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-6000

Marketing Absolute Promotional Products Cathy Gregoire 1401 West Esplanade Ave., Suite 118 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 512-5664 Deynoodt Marketing, Inc. Mann Deynoodt 935 Gravier St., Suite 110 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 522-4377

Ware Immigration David Ware 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 555 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 830-5900

Orleans Embroidery Juan Barreto 4517 Thalia St. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 866-5536

Mail Services / Shipping

Performance First Digital Krista Pouncy-Dyson Managing Principal 900 Camp St., Suite 4C6 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 462-1002

Duran’s Transportation LLC Rommel Duran - Owner 11 Melrose Dr. Destrehan, LA 70047 (504) 338-7044

Promo Ad Arnoldo Vanegas - President 1004 South Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 866-5536

Lotus Community Care,LLC Tina Owens 2401 Westbend Pkwy., Suite 3110 New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 782-4657

Medical, Dental, & Nursing Care

US Bio-Chem Medical Services Kelli Ricouard 4449 N. I-10 Service Rd. West Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 455-6000

Acadian Ambulances Services Tim Burke 130 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 291-3333 Access Health Louisiana Elda Margarita Tillman - Outreach Representative 2900 Indiana Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 575-3700 Brent House Hotel Joshua Robicheaux 1512 Jefferson Hwy. Jefferson, LA 70121 (504) 835-5411 Cardiology Center Linda Lauricella 1111 Medical Center Blvd., Suite South 350 Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 349-6350 NOLA Sole Podiatry Kristina Barreiro Robertson - Podiatrist/ Co-owner 3525 Prytania St., Suite 508 New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 302-1586 Omega Concierge Services, LLC Ben Zapata 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 1900 Metairie, LA 70001 (985) 264-6214 Post Trauma Institute of Louisiana Lawrence Salone - CEO 2798 O’Neal Ln., Suite 8 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 751-5412 Spine Specialists of Louisiana 10629 Hillary Ct. Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 769-3993

Vieux Care Carmen Sanchez 3100 Galleria Dr., Suite 302 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 323-5833

Miscellaneous Amy Seabook New Orleans, LA 70112 Dydia Ramirez New Orleans, LA 70112 Ingrid Bustos New Orleans, LA 70112 John Patrick Mel” Sullivan” 4708 General Meyer Ave. New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 460-5470 Jose Ruiz New Orleans, LA 70112 Rafael Lugo 670 Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 316 San Juan, PR 907

Non-Profit American Cancer Society Kate Kelly 2605 River Rd. New Orleans, LA 70121 (504) 833-4024 American Diabetes Association Donna Betzer - Director of Development 2424 Edenborn Ave., Suite 660 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 889-0278


categorical Listing American Red Cross Joshua Joachim - Regional Executive 2640 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 620-3105

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Foundation 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 200 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 305-5901

Asian Chamber of Commerce of Lousiana Cindy Nguyen 700 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70129 (504) 810-5670

Idea Village Molly Horton 900 Camp St., Suite 308 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 291-2563

Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana Manuel Peña - Executive Director 302 Harbor Bend Blvd., Unit E Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 453-0973 Baton Rouge Area Chamber Monica Hughes 564 Laurel St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (225) 381-7125 El Centro Inc Lindsey Navarro - Founder, Executive Director 4334 Earhart Blvd., Suite 700 New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 503-1040 Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana Julie Martin - Executive Director 4137 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 210 Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 298-5499 Forward Together New Orleans French American Chamber of Commerce - Gulf Coast Chapter Loretta Krentel Krasnow P.O. Box 57255 New Orleans, LA 70157 (504) 458-3528 Garifuna Community Foundation Inc Kiomy Ruiz 2054 Elizardi Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114 (504) 373-3645 garifuna-community-foundation. 44

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Todd Murphy - President & CEO 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 203 New Orleans, LA 70002 (504) 835-3880 Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 203 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 835-3880 Limon-Feria Deportiva New Orleans Garifuna P.O Box 850436 New Orleans, LA 70129 Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) Maria Ospittia - Surgical Coordinator 68190 Highway 190 Service Rd. Covington, LA 70433 (504) 837-3355 New Orleans Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Ben Johnson - President & CEO 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1010 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 799-4260 New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation 400 Poydras St., 30th Floor New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 636-0107 New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network Essence Banks - Executive Director 935 Gravier St., Suite 1170 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 313-1647

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Kelisha Garrett 6600 Plaza Dr., Suite 305 New Orleans, LA 70127 (504) 948-0991 One Acadiana Tiffany Estes 804 E St. Mary Blvd., P.O. Box 51307 Lafayette, LA 70503 (337) 408-3657 Propeller New Orleans Andrea Chen 4035 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 322-3282 Southwest La Area Health Education Center Brian Burton - CEO 103 Independence Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 989-0001 The Posse Foundation Monica Sylvain - Director 1515 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 208-5595 Toastmasters InternationalDistrict 68 Clarence Miller - Club Growth Director 9127 S. Jamaica St., Suite 400 Englewood, CO 80112 (504) 275-9971 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Richard Garcia 1424 K St. NW, Suite 401 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-1212 World Trade Center of New Orleans 365 Canal St., Suite 1120 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-1601

Office Furniture & Supplies Bart’s Office Furniture Courtney Davis 2540 Industry St. New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 484-6324 Office Depot Cynthia Davidson 6851 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70003 (800) 248-6111 Ext. 3544

Oil & Gas Chevron North America Exploration & Production Alexandra W. Cheramie Policy, Govt. and Public Affairs Representative 100 Northpark Blvd., Suite N2208A Covington, LA 70433 (985) 773-7227 Salathe Gas Company Stan Salathe 2145 Peters Rd. Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 361-1014 Shell Oil Company Donovan Casanave P.O. Box 2463 Houston, TX 77252 (888) 467-4355 Take 5 Oil Change 2450 Severn Ave., Suite 308 Metairie, LA 70001 504-837-0670

Personal Services 504 Petsitter Michelle Abeyta PO Box 6685 New Orleans, LA 70174 (504) 298-7387 A&B Errand Services, LLC Roberto Diaz del Valle 2419 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 319-7227

categorical Listing Air One Heating and Cooling Isabel Munera - General Manager 4917 Thrush St. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 888-6702 Ana’s Alterations Ana Martinez 3817 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-3824 House Call Pest Control Ed Rowley 5612 Jensen St., Suite H Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 388-3870 IV Waste Syndey Torres 365 Canal St., Suite 2525 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 224-6670 Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation Christina Andrini - Owner/ Founder P.O. Box 15575 New Orleans, LA 70175 (504) 457-8161 Knezek Services, LLC Josefina Falliner Knezek 109 Beau Repose Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 298-9094 PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialist Michael Keppner 2701 Airline Dr., Suite K 141 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 799-0400 Valladares Evans Enterprises Inc. Flor Valladares 8 DriftWood Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-3389 Working Moms Cleaning Company Marina Mueses - Owner (504) 322-7062

Photographers/Photo Finishing/Framing Ivana Gunderson Photography Ivana Gunderson 156 Cottonwood Dr. Kenner, LA 70056 Jose Garcia Photography Jose Garcia - President 3025 Idaho Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 715-1477 Karla San Martin Photography Karla San Martin (504) 352-4569 Lucas Barrios Photography Lucas Barrios 76 Ormond Meadows Dr. Destrehan, LA 70047 (310) 408-3772

Press/Pubilcations/ Radio

Biz New Orleans Todd Matherne - CEO 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 830-7247 CarasandFaces Alberto Padron (337) 303-8565 El Tiempo New Orleans Juan Carlos Ramos 1101 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 324-8035 espÑOLA New Orleans, LA (504) 309-5653 Jambalaya News Louisiana Rocio Tirado - Chief Operating Manager 2327 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite J Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 305-4545

La Calle 97.9 FM Omar Romero 2002 20th St., Suite B-203 Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 360-2483 Nell Nolan, The New Orleans Advocate Nell Nolan 840 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 421-6531

Renaissance Publishing 110 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 123 Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 828-1380 River Plate Enterprises, LLC Claudia Shabetai 5000 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 326 Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 975-0949 Simon Media Todd Acomb 3540 S. I-10 Service Rd. W, Suite 342 Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 702-5949 Telemundo-KGLA Amanda Freeman 3540 S. I-10 Service Rd. W, Suite 342 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 799-4242

WHNO TV 20 Dean Powery 839 St. Charles Ave., Suite 307 New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 681-0120 WLAE-TV AnaMaria Bech - Director of Production 1500 Riveroaks Rd. Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 830-3700

Printing & Typesetting Services Baton Rouge Printing Elizabeth Dunn 1130 Commercial Dr. Port Allen, LA 70767 (225) 343-3423 Java Copy Zone LLC. Jason Banks - Owner 1683 N. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 279-2381 St. Charles Printing 13413 Hwy. 90, Majoria’s Shopping Center Boutte, LA 70039 (985) 785-0727

Property Leasing & Management

TeleVizion TVCN Jose Garcia - President 3025 Idaho Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 315-5954

1st Lake Properties, Inc. Mildred Zorick-Congemi 4971 W. Napoleon Ave. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 455-8644

VIVA NOLA Magazine AnaMaria Uribe-Bech 3525 N Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 517-6090

AML Solutions Inc. Jose Flores - Vice President 3330 Cannes Pl. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 723-8557

WDSU TV Joel Vilmenay - President and General Manager 846 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113-1134 (504) 679-0600

Peerliss Property Management & Development, LLC Tamikia Jones - Founder 232 Lobdell Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 354-5551


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Real Estate Services Allen Leone, Realtor Allen Leone Sr. 117 Belle Terre Blvd. Laplace, LA 70068 (504) 908-1228 CJ Brown Madelaine Muller - Realtor 7414 Perkins Rd., Suite 200 Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 571-9697 Coldwell Banker Miguel Castro 14640 Grape Vine Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70818 (225) 936-7643 Conchita L. Sulli & Associates Inc. Conchita Sulli - Owner 4224 Florida Ave., Suite 7 Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 464-6224 Erika Huerta Realtor Erika Huerta 302 Saint John St. Madisonville, LA 70447 (985) 590-3412 Keller Williams Realty Services Martha P. Leon - Real Estate 1922 W. Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 276-2432 Kimberly E. Schexnayder Gardner, Realtors Kimberly Schexnayder 4041 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 338-2336 Latter & Blum Realtors Carmen Waring Carmen Waring 32 E. Levert Dr. Luling, LA 70070 (504) 913-4487 Latter & Blum Realtors Rose Fogarty Rose Fogarty 3621 Veterans Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 455-7913 46

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lucy Chun Realtor 5205 Avron Blvd. Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 606-7788 Maritza Savoie, Gardner Realtors Maritza Savoie - Realtor 1700 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite A120 Gretna, LA 70056 (504) 236-3988 Martha P. Leon Realtor Martha Leon 1522 W. Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471 (985) 276-2432 Miguel Castro, Jr. Coldwell Banker Commercial ONE Miguel Castro - Commercial Realtor 5025 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 936-7643 Patricia Alrimawi Patricia Alrimawi- Licensed Agent 401 Saddlebrook Ct. Covington, LA 70435 (504) 400-7008 Patricia Halley Conaghan, Realtor Patricia Halley Conaghan - Realtor 1151 N. Causeway Blvd. Mandeville, La 70471 (504) 343-0167 Property Ink - Debora Gonzalez Debora Gonzalez 8 Acadia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-0001 Property Ink - Mercy Ferrer Mercy Woods 9 Acadia St. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-0001 The Agency of M. Grass Group Matthew Grass - President/Owner 3525 Hessmer Ave., Suite 208 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 644-4127

Restaurants Baru Bistro & Tapas Edgar Caro 3700 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 895-2225 Chilangos Seafood 3617 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 471-6104 Churros Café 3100 Kingman St. Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 885-6516 El Super Ceibeno Restaurant Rosa Saldivar 2105 W Esplanade Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 287-4661 Fleur de Lily Bakery & Cafe 325 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 468-1688 Fogo de Chao Lauren Ramos - Sales Manager 614 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 412-8900 La Boca Restaurant Adolfo Garcia- Proprietor/Executive Chef 870 Tchoupitoulas St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-3474 La Carreta David Cuellar 400 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 706-7799 La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe 8120 Hampson St. New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 862-5252 Las Carnitas Jose Torres Roosevelt Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-1028 Las Carnitas 2 3712 Williams Blvd., Suite A Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 466-5994

Maya Nuevo Latino Cocina Chef Edgar 2027 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 309-3401 Mestizo Restaurant James Urdiales - Owner 2323 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 387-2699 Nola Nica Jean Reyes - Owner 16 West Airline Dr., Suite B Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 405-0375 Norma’s Bakery 3221 Georgia Ave. Kenner, LA 70065-4516 (504) 309-5401 Restaurant Chilangos Seafood Patricia Yaetz - owner 3617 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 471-6104 Sabor Latino 3817 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 464-0747 Sabores de mi H 3521 Florida Ave. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 443-1029 Taqueria Chilangos 2723 Roosevelt Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-5599 Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco 5015 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 267-7612 Triple B’s Cajun Corner Sylvia Ruelas 3300 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 324-9180

Security Services ADS Systems Delfin Fernandez - President 30 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 471-0917

categorical Listing L&R Security Services Inc. Edward Robinson- President 3930 Old Gentilly Rd. New Orleans, LA 70126 (504) 943-3191 Pro Audio Video & Security LLC Blanca E. Johnson - CFO 319 Saint Andrews Blvd. La Place, LA 70068 (985) 507-5898 Watch Dog Security of New Orleans INC. Stanley Tucker - Owner and Operator 3157 Gentilly Blvd., Suite 2020 New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 255-5955

Sports Organization New Orleans Baby Cakes Augusto Rojas 6000 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 734-5155 New Orleans Saints Stephen Pate - Executive Director of Government and Community Rel 1501 Poydras St. New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 390-3681

Storage Crescent City Packaging Richard Estrada 325 Funston St. New Orleans, LA 70123 (504) 734-8646 Elmwood Self Storage Melanie Mauney 1004 S. Clearview Pkwy. Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 737-7676

Tax Preparation Expansion Group LLC Sidney Morales - CEO 605 South College Rd. Lafayette, LA 70503 (337) 552-8333 GNO Tax & Business Center Jeiver Gonzalez 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 896-0276

Jabour Income Tax Murfid Jabour 1405 W Airline Hwy. Laplace, LA 70068 (985) 651-0817 Pro Tax Services Inc. Carlos Sanchez 2200 Belle Chasse Hwy. Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 367-0860 Pro-Tax Services Inc 2200 Belle Chasse Hwy. Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 367-0860 R.C Prieto Income Tax 4215 S Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 486-1771

Title Services


Delta Title Corp


Adriana Audler

Fernando Trevino - Director of Commu-

3701 Williams Blvd., Suite 310

nity Affairs

Kenner, LA 70065

185 Berry St., Suite 5000

(504) 909-3499

San Francisco, CA 94107

(830) 765-9915

EFS Auto Title Company Mary Martinez - CEO 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 208 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 888-8080 Global Titles 2329 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Transdev Justin Augustine - Vice President/CEO 2817 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 827-8303

Kenner, LA 70062

Travel Agencies

(504) 305-4523

Tours by Steven


Jackeline Vides

Steven Mora

AC’s Wireless Accessories & More Anatole Christophe - Owner 3651 18th St. Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 592-7891

636 Linden St.

Jackeline Vides - Notary Public Metairie, LA 70003 (504) 237-1610

1130 Decatur St., Unit D New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 239-9745


AT&T Louisiana David Aubrey 301 Main St., Suite 1018 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (504) 756-5980

Jose Irula

(504) 849-4360

Beta Wireless Holdings LLC Franco Betancourt - Owner 14141 Airline Hwy., Bldg. 3, Suite H Baton Rouge, LA 70817 (225) 953-8733

Title Stream

Jose Irula 4164 Cognac Dr. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 322-4336

Atmos Energy Corporation Ricky Burke 101 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001

Jose Irula 3939 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 105 Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 834-9733

Entergy Rivers Frederick

Translation Services

639 Loyola Ave. L-ENT 5-B New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 576-4924

Cox Communications Raiza Pitre 2121 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 304-7345 Techni-Cell Ronal Torres - Owner 3817 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 337-1666 Verizon April W. Brumfield (800) 922-0204

GlobalSpeak Translations Flor Dimassi - CEO

Wholesale Folgers Coffee Company

1340 Poydras St., Suite 2000

Rick Foyd

New Orleans, LA 70112

14601 Old Gentilly Rd.

(504) 377-6999

New Orleans, LA 70129

(504) 254-0450

Translate Nola, LLC

Upala Chocolate

Vanessa Flores - owner

Leyla Pineda

P.O. Box 7985

4313 Karen Ave.

Metairie, LA 700010

Jefferson, LA 70121

(504) 390-0889

(504) 450-4039


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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Profile for Renaissance Publishing

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Directorio 2019  

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Directorio 2019