About Us

About Us

The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(6), devoted to promoting the advancement and economic development  of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the North Carolina region. We accomplish this through hosting educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events.

The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber proactively serves a diverse membership—consisting of entrepreneurs, Latino businesses, Latino professionals, corporations and other non-profit agencies—with the overriding goal of helping these critical constituencies capitalize on the many opportunities created by their diversity and enhanced by  the offering of our Latino multicultural mix.

 

Mission

To advocate, promote and facilitate the success of Hispanic businesses and provide support, market intelligence and contacts for non-Hispanic businesses trying to reach the Hispanic community.

Vision
To be recognized as the premier resources organization and voice servicing Hispanic businesses as well as the major force of positive change in the Latino business community.

Goals

  • To promote programs, events, resources and activities aimed at improving the economic development of Hispanics in the region
  •  To operate as a bridge for large organizations to connect with the Hispanic business community
  • To support other organizations that recognizes individual cultures and promotes Hispanic integration allowing for the preservation of the Hispanic heritage
  • To recognize the achievement of Hispanic individuals and companies that have a positive influence in our community.

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Leonor Clavijo, StaffLeonor Clavijo is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she advocates for Hispanic businesses in the State and helps them integrate to the business community at large, through education and activities.
Prior to her work at the Chamber, she worked as a Communications Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator for El Centro Hispano in Durham, the largest Latino grassroots organization in the Southeast. During her time working at El Centro she developed a passion for serving the community. Previous to moving to North Carolina from California, Leonor worked as a television news reporter with Univision, the largest Spanish TV Network in the United States. Her first media experience however, was in her native country Colombia, South America. Leonor holds a B.A. in Journalism and Communication and Marketing from the University Autonoma in Colombia, South America and a Masters Degree in Arts from Duke University. Leonor has a lot passion for informing and serving the Latino Community. Leonor lives in Raleigh with her two children Nicolas and Natalia.

To contact Her: Leonor @ NCHispanicChamber.org

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