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

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Rudy Apodaca

Vice President at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Ben-Barcon

Ben Barcon

ADM Group, Inc.

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Ignacio del Rio

Bobby-Q, Owner

Erica L. Martinez

Erica L. Martinez

National Bank of Arizona | Branch Banking Operations Administrator

Gabriel Ortiz - Primero Negocios

Gabriel Ortiz

Primero Negocios | CEO & Founder

Mario Solarzano - EVHCC Board Member

Mario Solorzano

Insight Enterprises | Partner Specialist

New Project

Jose Cárdenas

Senior University Advisor to the President for social Embeddedness and civic Engagement & Special Counsel

Mr. Jose Cárdenas is a 1977 Stanford university Law School graduate, he was a partner in the law firm Lewis and Roca before joining Arizona State University in 2009

Management Portrait updates

Angelina Echeverria

Executive Analyst -SRP Water Stewardship

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

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.