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11/4/2013 Press Release
GDHCC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Quality & Excellence Entrepreneur Awards Gala. Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, is Keynote Speaker

Veronica Thomison MPR Source, Inc. for GDHCC (214) 893-3740

GDHCC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Quality & Excellence Entrepreneur Awards Gala
Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, is Keynote Speaker

DALLAS, Texas – November 4, 2013 – The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDHCC) will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Quality & Excellence Entrepreneur Awards Gala at 7:30 p.m. on November 8th at the Dallas Convention Center. The Honorable Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, will be the keynote speaker. His speech, “20 years of NAFTA and Its Economic Impact,” will be one of the highlights of the evening.

For the last 20 years, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber has recognized the impressive achievements of small business owners in North Texas. This year, 35 entrepreneurs will be competing for the following awards:
• Groundbreaker - up to 10 employees; in business less than 3 yrs.
• Pacesetter - up to 50 employees; in business 3+ yrs.
• Trendsetter - up to 100 employees; in business 3+ yrs.; has set a trend for their business and others
• Innovator - up to 200 employees; in business 3+ yrs.; has provided innovation in their business
• Empire Builder - up to 500 employees; in business 5+ yrs.; successive revenue and/or employee growth
• Minority/Women Business Enterprise - up to 500 employees; in business 3+ yrs.

This year’s nominees include:
Akorbi                                                           Claudia Mirza
Argentina Bakery, Inc.                                    Maria Lourdes Pardo
Belmar Unloading Services                              Marco Lopez
Caerus Energy                                                Doug Deaton
Cedillo-Pereira & Associates, PLLC                Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
Digisoft Technology                                          Manny Ramirez
Empa Mundo                                                   Raul Gordon
F&F Concrete, LLC                                        Francisco Fabian
Group Pacific Real Estate Development            Mario Gonzalez
Guerrero State Farm                                        Alberto Guerrero
HD Waste & Recycling                                    Diana Martinez
Integrality Consulting                                        Cynthia Nevels
La Paleta Restaurant                                         Rosa Estafani Giron 
Latino Culinary Institute                                    Lydia Gonzalez Welch
Martinez Fresh Foods                                      Arturo Martinez
MB Marketing Solutions                                  Martha Bellomy
Mendez Mechanical, LLC                               Daniel & Maricela Mendez
Metro Bookkeeping                                        Gabriela Contreras
MPR Source, Inc.                                           Veronica Perez-Thomison
Nuñez PR Group                                            Jessica Nuñez
O&C Services Antonio                                   Oliveira & Gilberto Cruz
Perfumeria Susy                                              Maria Marroquin
Pilar Funeral Home                                         Marisol Trevizo
Rosales G&M Construction                            Joel Rosales
Salinas Concrete                                            Osiel Salinas
Small Pond Video Productions                        Silvana Rosero & Gary Wall
Solaris Technologies, Inc.                                Evelyn Torres
Southwest Office Systems, Inc.                       Buddy Puente & Vince Puente
Synergy Foods International                            Miguel Mier
Texoma Industrial Insulation, Inc.                    Cruz Acosta
The Positive Mom                                           Elayna Fernandez
The Thrift Store                                              Jeanette Anderson
Total Transport                                               Eddie & Maybel Velásquez
Viva Foods USA                                            Daniel Rivas
Wallflower Management                                 Brenda Gomez

“The Q&E Gala is an opportunity to honor and showcase North Texas entrepreneurs who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities and are willing to be role models, said Olga Lopez, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber Board Member and Chair of the 20th Annual Quality and Excellence Entrepreneur Awards Gala. “They are builders and climbers who have overcome obstacles and created jobs and opportunities for people in their communities.”

Chamber members, community leaders, elected officials, corporate partners and other key stakeholders will be attending the Gala this year for an evening of awards, socializing, food and fun. For fun, attendees will be able to dance to one of the most popular cover bands in Texas – Alebrije. Alebrije has performed at concerts for Latin stars such as, Juanes, Luis Fonsi, Olga Tañon and Paulina Rubio.

“The Q&E Awards Gala will be a fitting launch event for the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber’s 75th Anniversary celebration, coming in 2014,” said Rick Ortiz, President and CEO of The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited about celebrating what we’ve accomplished, and what is yet to come.”

About The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to grow and support the Hispanic business community in North Texas. For more information, visit or call 214.521.6007.

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