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December 13, 2007 - Feliz Navidad Celebracion

What: Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Feliz Navidad Celebracion

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver

When: Thursday December 13, 2007

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Beneficiary: Laredon, Focus Points Family Resource Center and Inner City Health

Corporate Chairperson(s): Luis Colón, Denise Maes, Ismael Guerrero (Secretary), Don Pacheco (treasurer)

President(s): Jeffrey M. Campos

Music: Me & Julio

Sponsors: Sponsors: DHCC, AT & T; Supporting Sponsors: Chrysler, Hyatt Regency Denver; Regalos Sponsor: Colorado Dept. of Transportation

Board of Directors: Patricia Barela Rivera, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mario Carrera, Entravision Communication Corp.; John Chavarria, Coca-Cola; Nolbert Chavez, Capitol Success Group; Steve DelCastillo, Kaiser Permanente-Colorado; Greg Feasel, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club; Mario Hernandez, Western Union; Christine Johnson, Community College of Denver; Michelle Leach, Perspectiva; Monique Lovato, Xcel Energy; Larry Martinez, Glaxo Smith Kline; Juan Carlos Mendoza, Acting Consul General of Mexico; Keith Montoya, Doc 1 Solutions; Daniel Ortiz, Petra Company; Ric Padilla, Qwest Communications; Tim Padilla, Wells Fargo Bank; Carlos Rocabado, Seguros Ideal; Ron Schnur, Coors Brewing Company; Gary Schraufnagel, American Family Insurance; Elizabeth Suarez, Avanza Business Group; Debbie Trujillo, KeyBank; Ginny Williams, Xcelente Webb

Blacktie Photos by: T. DeVolder

 Jeff Campos (DHCC President, left with Ric Padilla (DHCC boardmember)
Jeff Campos (DHCC President, left with Ric Padilla (DHCC boardmember)

This year's Feliz Navidad Celebración was held at the fabulous Hyatt Regency, Colorado Convention Center. All participants brought a new, unwrapped $10 toy to put in the DHCC official "sleigh." The sleigh was a beautiful van donated by Chrysler for picking up and delivering the toys. Sponsor AT & T also provided donation locations in their stores located throughout metro Denver.

Along with the season spirit, this after-hours Christmas celebration was a "must attend" event in the Hispanic business community. Many generous people helped out the less fortunate children this Christmas while networking with business professionals at the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Feliz Navidad Celebración.

This remarkable event featured holiday networking, delicious hors d'oeuvres and lively entertainment by Me and Julio. Supporting sponsors of the Feliz Navidad toy event were Chrysler and the Hyatt Regency Convention Center. The Regalos sponsor of the evening's event was the Colorado Dept. of Transportation: The Heat is On Campaign. The DHCC also wanted to give special thanks to media partner Entravision Communications.

The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (DHCC), established in 1978, is Denver's first minority chamber of commerce as well as the largest. The DHCC supports the development and growth of member businesses through initiatives that encourage and promote business and economic development. In addition, DHCC is a strong advocate of legislation affecting small businesses. DHCC also provides access to valuable information, business leaders, procurement opportunities, and education and training. Not only does the Denver Hispanic Chamber give small businesses viability in the business community, it gives them a voice, unity and strength. DHCC membership is open to small businesses and non-profit organizations as well as small, mid-sized and large corporations. For more information about DHCC membership please contact DHCC at 303-534-7783 or e-mail DHCC at or go to the website

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