Archive | February 2012

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hosts Colombian Delegation

VAHCC & Colombian Officials at the VA Capitol

(Richmond, Va.) On February 7th, 2012, the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted a delegation of nearly 40 Colombian business and local government leaders from the Amazon and Amaroquia regions of Colombia.  They were interested in learning more about what Virginia has to offer companies looking to invest in Virginia as well as opportunities in the Virginia marketplace. Read More | View More Photos


Forward Adelante & community leaders will welcome VAHCC President Michel Zajur tonight in Charslotteville

VAHCC President Michel Zajur

VAHCC President Michel Zajur will be keynote speaker tonight at Forward/Adelante's reception!

Visit now for registration and more


Chapter 6 Networking (C6N) presents DIVERSITY 2012: MARKETING TO LATINOS An Evening of Networking, Fundraising and Food with Keynote Speaker Michel Zajur, President of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

10% of net proceeds benefit 2 local not-for-profits:
HOPE Community Center & Community Investment Collaborative.

We are bringing together a diverse group of today’s influential leaders in business and social causes. Our keynote will be presented by Michel Zajur, President of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Our guest speaker for the evening, Toan Nguyen, will introduce the board members of Community Investment Collaborative (CIC), a new non-profit organization based in Charlottesville.

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: Commonwealth Restaurant & Sky Bar in Downtown Mall at 422 East Main St., C’ville.
Presented by: Forward/Adelante
Food: Complimentary steak and cassava skewers and grilled corn or spinach empanadas.
Beverages: Discounted red or white wine! Regular cash bar for all other drinks.
Cost: $20 at door ($16 for current F/A advertisers). $16 advance online purchase.
Registration: You must register to attend.

About the Keynote Speaker: Michel Zajur, is the President of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and will present a keynote based on Central Virginia’s latest trends and information on the topic of Marketing to Latinos. Today, Zajur stands at the epicenter of Latino professionals and businesses that are engaging in and profiting inside Virginia’s very robust commerce matrix.

Free B4B Bilingual Networking Group Thursday: Learn Google Tools to Run Your Business Online

This Thursday in Northern Virginia, our monthly B4B Bilingual Networking Group will have a special focus on teaching attendees how Google tools can help run their business online. Completely free!

Simply register here and be there in Tysons Corner, this Thursday from 5pm until 7pm! ¡Ahí nos vemos!

New VA Legislation Provides Scholarships for Low-Income Students & Students with Disabilities

From Governor McDonnell’s Facebook page:

This legislation will increase the ability of nonprofit organizations to provide education improvement scholarships so low-income students or students with disabilities can attend the non-public school of their choice.

Read the official legislation here

Free Educational Workshop, Sat. Mar. 10th at the Science Museum of Virginia

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Passport to Education initiative has partnered with the Science Museum of Virginia for a Family Cultural Saturday on March 10th, 11:30a.m-5:00 p.m. celebrating diversity through food in conjunction with The exhibit ‘RACE’:  Are we so different?  The educational goal of the Race project is to help individuals of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of Race and racism in everyday life by investigating Race and human variation through the framework of science.  This cultural event will provide an excellent opportunity to bring educational resources to the Hispanic community, and also celebrates cultural heritage through food.


12:00pm-1:00pm State Council for Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on “Kindergarten to College” in the Discovery Room.

1:00pm-2:00pm Great Aspirations Scholarship program (GRASP) in the Discovery Room.

2:00pm-2:45pm Elizabeth Williamson, Educational Specialist for the U.S. Department of Education.

3:00pm-4:00pm Demonstrations by two Colombian scientists from Dupont, who will demonstrate materials that Dupont makes on the Live Science Stage.


At the  Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street  Richmond, Va.  23220