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History

In 2008, the Hispanic Chamber founding chairman, Bob Ontiveros (Founder of Group O), welcomed the guests and shared examples of how he benefited and succeeded in his own business by joining the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Hispanic owned businesses and professionals were invited to play active roles in the creation of the first steps to be taken by the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Mission

Our mission is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of our local businesses and to leverage the community's assets, contributions and unique Hispanic Cultural identity to generate new business.

Purpose

To foster economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of the greater Quad Cities area.

About

The Greater Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization that includes businesses, non-for-profit organizations, educational institutions and individuals in the greater Quad Cities region within its membership. The Hispanic Chamber's programs and services have garnered national recognition becoming the only Hispanic Chamber in the country to be recipient the Chamber of the Year award twice, in 2012 and 2018.  The Hispanic Chamber supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 2008.  

VALUES

The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board takes a clear position on key topics affecting our community.  We believe:

- our multicultural identity creates a unique and positive economic impact in the greater Quad Cities area
-in fostering a better understanding of the contributions of the minority and immigrant business community
-in policies that will positively impact business retention and expansion
-that government leadership must prioritize growing our local business and economy, as reflected in its diverse culture
-in providing a strong inclusive infrastructure to support growing local business of any cultural background
-regulation should be streamlined to facilitate business growth
-an inclusive talent development system should be created that supports our workforce needs and establishes a diverse talent pipeline to meet future workforce demands

MEMBERSHIP

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