Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Honor Hispanic Women in Business During Its 37th Annual Gala

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Honor Hispanic Women in
Business During Its 37th Annual Gala

"Nominations are Opened"

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of the
achievements and accomplishments of our region's most inspiring Hispanic
business women, the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC)
will honor "Hispanic Women in Business" during its 37^th Annual Gala on June
21, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Annual Gala is the region's premier gathering for Hispanic businesses.
Each year the Chamber presents its accomplishments, goals and priorities for
the business community. In particular, this year the Chamber will honor
Hispanic business women and recognize the many contributions they have made to
drive our country's economic recovery and prosperity. Hispanic women
entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing segment of small business owners
and the second largest segment of diverse women entering the workforce. They
represent nearly 600,000 businesses, generate close to $70 billion in sales
and employ more than 500,000 people. "The Chamber recognizes the important
role Hispanic business women serve in our community and is proud to highlight
their successes and impact on our region and overall business community,"
commented Mario Acosta-Velez, Chairman of the GWHCC Board.

This year's Gala Co-Chairs are Julissa Marenco, President of ZGS
Communications Station Group and Nina Albert, Director at Walmart. "ZGS has
been a long supporter of the Chamber. Our company is celebrating its 30^th
anniversary this year and is extremely proud of our entrepreneurial roots and
the support the Chamber has provided our business and the small business
community-at-large," commented Julissa Marenco. ZGS Communications is the
largest independent owner of Telemundo television stations in the country.

Nina Albert, Director at Walmart joined Ms. Marenco, "I am honored to be the
Co-Chair of GWHCC's 37th Gala. Diversity is at the core of Walmart. We value
it in our associates, customers, and partners. In 2011 alone, Walmart stores
spent over $11 billion with diverse-owned businesses through our Supplier
Diversity Program.We also launched the Women's Global Economic Empowerment
Initiative in 2011, to help support women professionals working across our
supply chain. Walmart is excited to partner with the GWHCC to celebrate this
region's Hispanic business women."

Nominations are opened! Companies and individuals are invited to submit their
nominees at www.gwhcc.org/galanomination.

GWHCC's 37^th Gala is made possible by the support of the following sponsors
(as of April 2013): Platinum Sponsors – Verizon and Walmart; Gold Sponsors –
PwC; Silver Sponsors – Goya and Events DC; Bronze Sponsors – American
Airlines, John Marshall Bank, M&T Bank, PNC Bank, Capital Wire PR, Giant,
Gelberg Signs and Building Hope.

About the GWHCC

GWHCC is a membership-driven organization that supports the economic
development of the Washington metropolitan area by facilitating the success of
Latino and other minority-owned businesses through networking, advocacy and
education. The Chamber was founded in 1976 and is a 501(C) 6 organization. For
additional information visit our website www.gwhcc.org.

CONTACT: Pamela Nieto
         pnieto@gwhcc.org
         (202) 728 - 0352

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