It was a star studded Saturday evening at the Historic Hotel Paso Del Norte as the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 31st anniversary. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic there was no event held last year, but after 20 months the chamber gathered together to hear the inspirational stories of this years honorees which featured Jon Barela – CEO of The Borderplex Alliance receiving the ” 2021 Moving Forward” Award, Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers Running Back and UTEP/Burges High Alumni receiving the “2021 Vision of Excellence” Award and Angel Gomez – Co-Founder of Operation H.O.P.E. receiving the “2021 Sol De Corazon” Award.
The evening was capped off with 2021 keynote speaker, NFL’s All Time Leading Rusher, Hall of Famer, Three Time Super Bowl Champion, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Mr. Emmitt Smith.
In a statement Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, ” For the past 31 years, and especially since March of 2020, your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has remained steadfast in our mission and vision, to meet the needs of our business community through the sharing of beliefs and resources.
Together we have made it through and we are armed with tools to lead the revitalization and expansion of our Local, Small, Minority Women and Veteran-owned businesses!
Our diversity and ability to rise to the occasion within a short period to meet the demands of our regions’ small business is what has made, and continues to make the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce a growing and dynamic economic development organization!”
For more information about the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visit www.ephcc.org
Below is the Photo Gallery and Aaron Jones Vision of Excellence award acceptance from the Evening event