History

 
 

 

 History

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1990 in direct response to the needs of the rapidly-growing Hispanic business community. As intended, the GPHCC has grown to be a meaningful voice among municipal, state and federal government entities, as we fulfill our advocacy mission on behalf of our membership.

In addition to our market-leading suite of services, over the years we have been increasingly able to provide our members with access to relevant government agencies, financial resources, and business advice, while making tangible contributions in the areas of public safety, the improvement of small business corridors and a number of issues residing in the purview of the federal government. We also regularly help our members navigate complex government agencies and regulations.

Governance

The GPHCC is guided by a Board of Director consisting of prominent and successful Hispanic business owners and community leaders. In addition to overseeing the operation of the GPHCC, the members of the Board of Directors actively support and participate in the many membership programs and activities. The GPHCC also has access to an extensive network of business and community leaders and organizations, who willingly lend their support to the organization and its members.

Membership

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1990 in direct response to the needs of the rapidly-growing Hispanic business community. As intended, the GPHCC has grown to be a meaningful voice among municipal, state and federal government entities, as we fulfill our advocacy mission on behalf of our membership. In addition to our market-leading suite of services, over the years we have been increasingly able to provide our members with access to relevant government agencies, financial resources, and business advice, while making tangible contributions in the areas of public safety, the improvement of small business corridors and a number of issues residing in the purview of the federal government. We also regularly help our members navigate complex government agencies and regulations.The GPHCC is guided by a Board of Director consisting of prominent and successful Hispanic business owners and community leaders. In addition to overseeing the operation of the GPHCC, the members of the Board of Directors actively support and participate in the many membership programs and activities. The GPHCC also has access to an extensive network of business and community leaders and organizations, who willingly lend their support to the organization and its members.

 

 



Our membership consists of three diverse, but mutually supportive sectors.

 

  • Current and Prospective Hispanic Business Owners form the core of our membership and are the main focus of our activities. This group represents businesses in all segments of commerce in the Philadelphia area and is the driver of the current and future growth of Hispanic business growth in the Philadelphia region.


  • Hispanic Professionals represent the region’s workforce of the future and one of the key assets of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic community. Their talent, development and placement are a critical element to the GPHCC’s ability to effectively support Hispanic business growth and our community’s long-term development and opportunities.


  • Mainstream Regional Businesses support the mission of the GPHCC with much-needed resources and training, as well as business and career opportunities for our members.

We view all three constituencies as being strategically linked and synergistic. All GPHCC programs and services are designed to benefit one or more of these membership constituencies and to optimize the integration of all three.