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History and Mission

Man speaking from a podium at the first GQCHCC meeting
The first official meeting of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce took place on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 at Stern Beverage Inc. in Milan. Hispanic owned businesses 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.

The GQCHCC chairperson, Bob Ontiveros (GroupO founder), 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. He also shared with participants, the wonderful benefits of becoming a member of the GQCHCC.

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.