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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 Northern Mexico.

The THCC was chosen among 250 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in the nation as this year's Large Chamber of the Year.

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 regional vision."

THCC 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 employees.

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