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July 10, 2008 - DHCC: Bienvenidos Golfers

What: DHCC 2008 Golf Invitational

Where: The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

When: Thursday, July 10, 2008

Time: 7:30 a.m. shotgun start

Ticket Prices: $200 individual, $750 foursome

Beneficiary: Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation

EMCEE: Luis Canela, sports anchor/sports director, Univision Colorado

Presenting Sponsor(s): US Bank

President(s): Jeffrey Campos

Staff: Estella Juarez, Erika Reyes, Ann Bayles, Jeff Campos, Margarita Garcia, Renee Salder, Monica Rodriguez, Mike Perez, Mary Santos and Stephen Hazel

Catering: The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

Sponsors: Allstate, Robinson Dairy, Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado Rockies, Coca Cola, First Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, The Hartford, James Muniz Agency, Hyatt Regency, Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation, Olinger Crownhill Mortuary, Ameristar Casino, Staples, Kroenke Sports, Entravision, Solera Bank, ABBA Technologies, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Qwest and Broomfield Event Center

Attendance: 144 golfers

Attire: Golf attire

Board of Directors: Denise Maes, Chairwoman; Tim Padilla, Chair-Elect; Luis Colón, Past Chair; Jeffrey M. Campos, President, Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Ismael Guerrero, Treasurer; Debbie Trujillo, Secretary.
Board of Directors: Maria Arias, Eduardo Arnal, Martha Awad, Patricia Barela Rivera, Chris Bray, Mauricio Cárdenas, Mario Carrera, John Chavarria, Nolbert Chavez, Steve DelCastillo, Laura English, Greg Feasel, Michael Ferrufino, Mario Hernandez, Monique Lovato, Artiesha Maes, Larry Martinez, Keith Montoya, Daniel Ortiz, Ric Padilla, Carlos Rocabado, Gary Schraufnagel, John Soto, Elizabeth Suarez, Douglas Van Der Zwaag, Stephanie Villafuerte and Ginny Williams

Blacktie Photos by: Marcelo Mainzer

 Jeff Campos, President and CEO of DHCC, knows how to enjoy a day of golf
Jeff Campos, President and CEO of DHCC, knows how to enjoy a day of golf

By Marcelo Mainzer

Bienvenidos! --translated is “welcome,” but the spirit of the word is so much more. It says "good, you have arrived and thank you for coming." It’s welcome in its most gracious form. And the Denver Hispanic Chamber did just that--extending a hearty welcome to supporters and members for their annual golf tournament.

The Hispanic culture has been involved--as landowners, business professionals, clergy, military leaders and every other endeavor--to make this the richest most powerful country in the world today. Today, the Hispanic market is widely accepted as the fastest growing market segment in the nation. In Denver, the best source for information on, and connection with, the Latino consumer is the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The DHCC was established in 1978 as Denver's first minority chamber of commerce. During the DHCC's history, it has led the way for minority business development and won local, regional and national recognition for its achievements, innovations and leadership.

The Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supports the development and growth of member businesses through initiatives that encourage and promote business and economic development. In addition, the DHCC is a strong advocate of legislation affecting small businesses. The Chamber 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. The reasons people join the DHCC are many: members have access to unique networking opportunities, educational programs, business services and special events. Networking opportunities include their leadership series, monthly business after hours receptions, leads groups and seminars.

Networking is at the heart of all commerce, and the golf course has traditionally been a place where people not only network but learn about each other. On Thursday, July 10th, the DHCC invited members, sponsors and supporters to the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center for a networking experience, a hearty lunch and a chance to take home unique raffle items. 144 golfers showed up to take advantage of these opportunities. The weather was a perfect example of why Denver, Colorado is attracting so much attention, world wide, as the place to establish or relocate a business. DHCC members from a wide variety of companies fielded teams, including US Bank, Extravision, Olinger Crownhill Mortuary, ABBA Technologies, Anheuser Busch, American Family Insurance, Ameristar Casinos, Kroenke Sports and Wells Fargo Bank, just to name a few.

The mission statement of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote and advance the growth of Hispanic business. The outcome, however, is the growth of business commerce and prosperity for all Coloradoans.

"Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are." --Women's golf champion Nancy Lopez

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