“The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis was incorporated on April 28, 1982. The incorporators were: Maria Elena Alonso; Manuel De La O; Michael Mahler; Jennie Ojeda; Anthony B. Ramirez; Maria Isabel Thompson; Mario Santander; B. A. Villarreal; and Luis G. Zambrana. Shortly thereafter, the Hispanic Chamber was accepted as an affiliate of the United Stated Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), which currently has more than two hundred affiliates across the nation.
Major events each year include the Job Fair in February, the Adelante Awards Gala in April, the Hispanic Working Women event in August, and the HCC Foundation Golf Tournament in September. In addition to these events, the Hispanic Chamber plans and executes dozens of pop-up events throughout the year. These events are all developed with input from our members about what kind of services, tools and networking opportunities they need.”