The GPHCC Will Hold Its 2021 Annual Meeting Presented by PECO Virtually Welcoming New Board Chair & Officers & Feature Dr. Thomas Farley

GPHCC’s annual gathering of its membership, board and supporters will get an insider’s look at GPHCC events, initiatives, and collaborations plus a food demonstration from our Dine Latino participants.

Philadelphia, PA, March 14, 2021 --( The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its 2021 Annual Meeting presented by PECO via Zoom on Thursday, March 25th from 2-3:30 PM EST. The Annual Meeting is one of the region’s most important gatherings of executives, elected officials, business owners, and civic leaders in the Latino community. The signature GPHCC event is an opportunity to meet and network with the Chamber’s leadership, the board of directors, stakeholders, and members. Attendees will gain deeper insight on current conditions within the Latino business market and be present as the Chamber unveils its plans for the forthcoming year.

This year’s event features a President’s Chat with Dr. Thomas Farley, the City of Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Health.

“In these unprecedented times GPHCC reaffirms its commitment to the success of Latino owned businesses. I look forward to updating our membership on new programs and opportunities for 2021, and to an exciting new feature in which Latino food entrepreneurs do interactive demonstrations,” said Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO of GPHCC.

GPHCC will also introduce the new Board Chair and incoming officers. Lou Rodriguez, Board Chair for the past six years, will pass the baton to Nestor Torres, founder of Myriagon Consulting, LLC. Incoming Treasurer Lydia Holiat, of The Haverford Trust Company, and Young Professionals’ Network Representative, Natily Santos, of Aramark will also be introduced.

The Chamber will also provide updates on upcoming events, initiatives, and collaborations, as well as current Latino business market conditions in Greater Philadelphia as many shops and restaurants have been operating under COVID-19 restrictions for a year. GPHCC has been actively helping Latino-Owned Businesses (LOBs) throughout the pandemic through webinars, access to expert advice, financial resources, and advocacy. Entrepreneurs can continue to find relevant information in English and Spanish through GPHCC’s website at

Coinciding with the Annual Meeting is the one-year mark of the Dine Latino promotional campaign, created to boost sales of Latino-owned restaurants during the pandemic. To date, 60 participating restaurants have benefited from social media promotion and a dedicated section in the Chamber’s website. Annual Meeting attendees will enjoy food and drink demonstrations from participating restaurants as part of the event’s programming.

GPHCC is committed to develop, promote, and advocate for Hispanic businesses while encouraging the economic development and growth of the Hispanic community. We are here for small business owners during this difficult time and hope to be a resource to keep businesses going. Protecting and serving its members will be the highest priority. Joining GPHCC will now be easier for small businesses with an updated membership fee to fit the times. Small businesses can join for $69 per year, or $49 if enrolled in auto-renewal. For information about joining GPHCC, email Keiren O’Connell, Director of Membership at

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The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization devoted to promoting the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the GPHCC, please visit:
Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Maria Cristina Rios