The City of El Paso shined at the 35th annual Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce Convention on Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Austin, Texas.
“These winners are examples of how our modern, Hispanic small business people, advocates and chambers can thrive and grow in spite of an unpredictable economy,” said Sam Guzman, President of TAMACC.
The city of El Paso swept the awards granted by the most prestigious Hispanic Business Organization in the state of Texas, showing that El Paso is the best place for business in the state of Texas. The honorees for the 35th TAMACC Business Awards are Fred Loya of Fred Loya Insurance, Patty Holland-Branch of Facilities Connections, and the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“The city of El Paso is well recognized during the premier award recognition for Hispanic Business in the State of Texas. These businesses are an example that event during difficult economic times, with determination you continue to achieve new heights. On behalf of TAMACC I congratulate the El Paso Businesses and organizations recognized tonight,” stated Alex Jimenez, Chairman of TAMACC.
Fred Loya Sr, was recognized as the 2010 TAMACC Hispanic Business Man of the Year.
The 2010 TAMACC Hispanic Business Woman of the Year award was given toPatty Holland-Branch of Facilities Connection. A self taught entrepreneur with a back ground in design, Holland-Branch has proven to be adaptable, innovative and resilient, event in challenging economic times.
In addition to the various honors received by El Paso at the 2010 TAMACC Business Awards, The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was recognized by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce as the best in the State of Texas.
“The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce continues to adapt, while seizing the opportunity to reach its goals. By rapidly expanding and revamping its product lines, entering new markets, installing new technologies and working to create new markets of opportunity for the small, minority and women owned businesses they serve in El Paso. Their work is to be recognized,” added Guzman.
Each year TAMACC presents the most prestigious awards in the Lone Star State to extraordinary and visionary Hispanic chambers, businessmen and women, as well as corporate and government advocates, who have contributed to and demonstrated exemplary excellence and leadership in business. Through theseprestigious awards, TAMACC honors leadership and the business success of Latinos in the State of Texas.
TAMACC is a private non-profit corporation founded 35 years ago by a small group of Hispanic business persons interested in increasing business opportunities for themselves and other similar business owners. The association, with headquarters in Austin, Texas, acts as the organizational umbrella providing advocacy, technical support, programs, and services to the network of 23 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce across the State of Texas.