EAST VALLEY HISPANIC

chamber of commerce

Our History

We’re glad you’re interested in growing your business and becoming involved in activities that will bring about a greater awareness of the economic potential of Hispanic businesses and population in the East Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix.

Let me provide you just a bit of information about us. Our research has determined that the potential of the Hispanic business community in the East Valley of Maricopa County is untapped and growing at an extraordinary rate. There are nearly 8,000 Hispanic owned and operated businesses in the East Valley and more than 300,000 Hispanics living in the region. Collectively they represent an estimated $4 billion in consumer purchasing power.

In 2011 our research determined there was a need for establishing an East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We recognized the positive work others have been doing but we saw a need for someone to help promote Hispanic businesses, culture and traditions and serve as a regional resource for all business endeavors in the East Valley with a particular interest in the Hispanic community.

In closing, we would like to welcome you to the EVHCC Business web page. Whether you are a prospective business, a member or you are just curious about us and the potential of the Hispanic market, we’re glad you’re here, and if we can be of assistance, please let us know.

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Mission Statement

"The mission of the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic growth and empowerment of all business enterprises within the East Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix."

Executive Board

Rudy Apodaca,
EVHCC BOARD CHAIR

Partnerships and building creative associations with business and community organizations are important to those interested in growing their brand in the Hispanic market place. The East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce understands the value of working together to provide businesses the opportunities to position their products and services among Hispanic consumers.

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Phillip-Austin

Phillip A. Austin, Chairman
Vice Chair

During the time period I have been involved with the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I have seen the positive benefits of the Chamber’s activities. Businesses have learned effective marketing strategies within the East Valley. Services such as individual business counseling, procurement opportunities, and certification have been made available to businesses. Linkage with major corporations, municipalities, and contractors has been developed. Networking opportunities have grown tremendously. I can see that my business and other small businesses in the East Valley have benefited from the leadership of the East Valley Chamber of Commerce.

EVHCC Board

Angela Solorio

GeeKiTec, CEO
EVHCC - Secretary

Ben-Barcon

Ben Barcon

ADM Group, Inc.

Jonathan-Schmitt

Jonathan S. Schmitt

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Mary Rivera

Business Development

Gabriel Ortiz Board Member

Gabriel Ortiz

Primero Negocios | CEO
Somos Dental | Marketing Director
Apache Lake | Marketing Director

Levi-Leyba

Levi Leyba

PrintDonkey.com, Owl5.com, StartABiz.org

Yolanda Facio

"In the last few years I've worked with over 300 small businesses and what I've noticed, especially during the pandemic, while minority owned businesses make up 40+% of our state economy, those same businesses are the last to get support. EVHCC focuses on supporting underrepresented businesses, so I've joined the board to help EVHCC make a bigger difference for those small businesses."

Mario Solarzano - EVHCC Board Member

Mario Solarzano

Insight Enterprises | Partner Specialist

Manny Ruiz

National Bank of Arizona | Vice President/Regional Sales Manager.

As Regional Sales Manager at National Bank of Arizona, Manny is responsible for the overall success of all the retail branches within the East Valley market. Manny and his team are pro-actively focused on helping small business with their short- and long-term financial goals.

EVHCC Staff

  Frankie-Jo-Rios Frankie Jo Rios, President and CEO The East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as a platform promoting diversity. We serve to assist business minded individuals, companies, and organizations in pursuit reaching the Hispanic Market, while promoting economic development. We share key demographic data to address the bilingual and bicultural needs of the East Valley, hosting networking events, and support future leaders through educational programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics. We serve to facilitate partnerships, relationships, and opportunities for continued growth in business and education in the East Valley. Phone: (480) 626-0091 Email: frankiejorios@evhcc.org
 

 
Selina Graves
Member Director
 

Shari Martinez
Executive Assistant

Frankie Jo Rios, Executive Director

The East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as a platform promoting diversity. We serve to assist business minded individuals, companies, and organizations in pursuit reaching the Hispanic Market, while promoting economic development. We share key demographic data to address the bilingual and bicultural needs of the East Valley, hosting networking events, and support future leaders through educational programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics. We serve to facilitate partnerships, relationships, and opportunities for continued growth in business and education in the East Valley.

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