SHCC-NJ Announces Board Additions

STATEWIDE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF NJ ANNOUNCES BOARD ADDITIONS

NEWARK, May 20, 2013 – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC-NJ) today announced the addition of two Board Members to the Board of Directors. They are Samuel Delgado, of Newark and Luis O. De La Hoz, of Edison. The new Board Members assumed their roles after a vote by the entire board.

Delgado is Vice-President of External Affairs for Verizon New Jersey. He is a graduate of Marist College and enjoyed a long career with the Marine Corps as a Combat Communications Officer and Military Advisor before joining Verizon. He has served on numerous Boards specifically targeted to support Newark and New Jersey as a whole.

De La Hoz is a Consultant of his own firm, Latino Small Business, which works to guide fellow entrepreneurs and small businesses. He works with The Intersect Fund as a Loan Officer and manages his own tax preparation company as well. De La Hoz holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Autonoma in Manizales, Colombia, and a certificate in Management from the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
“Our vision, strategy and main goal is to seek new and innovative ways to foster growth and success for the thousands of small and Hispanic-owned businesses in New Jersey,” said Medina. “The addition of these gentlemen to the Board underlines the fact that SHCC-NJ is committed more than ever to continue to serve as the leading voice and advocate for small and Hispanic businesses in our state.”

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The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ, a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, Hispanic chambers of commerce, and professional business associations across New Jersey and the Philadelphia area, began in 1989 with five local leaders. Since then, it has grown to represent more than 75,000 businesses.

For more information about the SHCCNJ, visit www.shccnj.org. To contact the SHCCNJ, call 973-900-5886 or send an email to chamber@shccnj.org.