To better serve their more than 1,300 members, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens (HCCQ) has launched a new publication, El Comercio, to keep them abreast of the latest news and information that impact small business owners.
“The launch of El Comercio (The Commerce) further advances our goals to be a bridge between the small business owners, corporations and government,” said Patricia Mahecha, president of the HCCQ. “This helps how we integrate and support Hispanic small businesses.”
El Comercio will be included as a special section during the first monthly edition of El Correo de Queens, the Spanish-language sister publication of The Queens Courier, and will also be sent monthly to the entire HCCQ membership.
Founded in 1997, the HCCQ began with only a handful of members. Since then, the HCCQ has evolved into a reputable organization that offers educational seminars, informative workshops, networking events – including the “Make the Connection” Hispanic Business Expo on Wednesday, June 16 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in East Elmhurst – and their annual gala awards dinner. The gala consistently counts on the attendance of over 500 of the most prominent businesses and politicians in Queens.
Victoria Schneps-Yunis, publisher of The Queens Courier, has understood the value and contributions of the Hispanic population in Queens and has seen first-hand the tremendous growth of the business community. Schneps-Yunis jumped at the idea of collaborating with HCCQ.
“We are proud to have this opportunity to feature the powerful and growing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Queens,” said Schneps-Yunis, who encourages the input of ideas from the business community-at-large for articles in El Comercio.
“There are so many important stories to be told about the people and businesses that are making a difference in our community,” she said.