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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The Tucson Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce has been recognized by its national organization for
promoting businesses and assisting business owners in Southern Arizona and
The THCC was chosen among 250
Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in the nation as this year's Large Chamber of the
Award recipients are selected
based on accomplishments in business and economic development, quality of
service, innovation of programs, leadership and services provided to the
Hispanic and business community, according to the United States Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce.
The United States Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce recognized the THCC for three of its programs: the
International Relations Program assists businesses in Arizona and Sonora with
bi-national trade; The Advocacy Program promotes non-partisan, pro-business
community policies, such as the Southern Arizona Candidate Academy; and the Member
Services Program provides programs and events to assist businesses in reaching
the fast-growing Hispanic market in Arizona.
"We are thrilled to be
recognized for our services to the business community in Southern Arizona and
Northern Mexico," President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea
Marquez Peterson said. "Our chamber has built a strong team between our
dedicated staff and our Board of Directors which is driving our bi-national
membership grew from 300 member businesses in January of 2009 to now more than 1,050.
The THCC, recognized as Arizona's largest Latino
organization, has offices in Tucson, Ariz. and Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Its 1,050 member businesses represent tens of thousands of