The scheduled speaker at our Jan. 18 meeting is Zenaida Landeros, program director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The QC Hispanic Chamber exists "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,” according to its Website.
The GQCHCC came into being in 2008, when Hispanic-owned businesses met to form an organization to benefit member companies. At that meeting Bob Ontiveros, the founder of Group O, a 40-year-old Rock Island supply-chain and packaging company, told the group how the U.S. and Illinois Hispanic Chambers had helped his firm. To learn more, go to http://www.gqchcc.com/.