OC Latino Movers & Shakers

By Albert Ornelas

OC Latino Movers & Shakers

OCHCC to honor Business and Community Leaders with Estrella Awards

The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC) hosts the Estrella Awards every year to continue assisting the Hispanic business community and to recognize the outstanding contributions in the fields of business, community and education. Representatives and community leaders from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties attend this event and support the Chamber’s overall goals of advancing the Hispanic community.

2013 winners, to be recognized April 13 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, include;

Corporate Responsibility:

Wells Fargo


High School Inc.

OCHCC Business Member of the Year:

Diverse Staffing Solutions

Community Based Organization:

Girls Incorporated of Orange County

Orange County Volunteer of the Year:

Viola Myre

Small Business of the Year:

Hispanic Lifestyle

Ambassador of the Year:

Mitch Seigel

Community Service:

Consumer Credit Counseling of Orange County

Education Foundation Partner of the Year:

American Honda Motor Company Incorporated

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Gaddi Vasquez

About the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Estrella Awards – The OCHCC represents the interests Hispanic-owned businesses and provides access to 30,000 of these businesses in Orange County. The Chamber supports the development of these businesses by providing opportunities for networking, legislative advocacy, access to capital, and education and training programs.

The 20th annual black tie Estrella Awards will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight, on Saturday, April 13 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom in Anaheim. Wells Fargo will serve as the dinner host sponsor.

Past Estrella award recipients include actors Edward James Olmos, Ricardo Montalban and Tony Plana; media professionals Monica Lozano of La Opinion and Alex Nogales of the National Hispanic Media Coalition; Olympic swimming star Dara Torres; Hispanic community notables Henry Mendoza, of Mendoza, Berger and Company, Adalberto Quijada, Santa Ana District Director of the SBA, and Al Mijares, VP of the Western Region of the College Board; and nonprofits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Santa Ana Saint Joseph Ballet, now the Wooden Floor.

If you’d like more information about the Chamber, or sponsorship and program advertising information for the Estrella Awards,

Please call 714-953-4289

email to mail@hcoc.org


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