about us

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Our Mission To promote the economic growth and development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in Westchester.

Our Mission

The Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WHCC)

Is the leading county-wide Hispanic business organization dealing with the concerns of the growing Hispanic business community of Westchester. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of Hispanic business and professionals in Westchester.

Promoting economic growth and development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in Westchester!

With Hispanic businesses on a steady rise, there’s no denying the significant impact they can have on our economy. If we continue to invest in empowerment and development of Hispanic businesses and professionals, we can reap the benefits of this opportunity.

Hispanics are starting businesses 50 times faster than any other demographics and have incredible potential to positively impact our economy at a time when every little help counts. This provides even more reason to work for the development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the USA.

Over 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses contribute a cumulative of over $700 billion to the American economy every year

Keeping such facts in mind, the Westchester Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce (WHCC) aims to assist in the further development of Hispanic businesses. Founded in 1988, the WHCC was established by a committed group of business professionals and individuals who recognized the pressing need to create a platform that can positively respond to the needs of the growing Hispanic business community.

We strive to strengthen business relationships with Hispanic companies, corporations, organizations and professionals in Westchester, empowering  Hispanics to reach new heights of success. Considering the position cultural and civic entities hold for the community, the WHCC also aims to build stronger relationships within the community. We want to avail every opportunity that we can make use of to assist in promoting Hispanic businesses.

The WHCC serves as a gateway for large organizations to connect with the Westchester Hispanic business community!

With a bright future waiting for the Hispanic community, the WHCC works on promoting programs, events, resources and activities that can propel Hispanic businesses forward. Equipping Hispanics with the necessary tools, the WHCC aspires to play their part in the economic development of Hispanic businesses.

Just providing Hispanics with resources doesn’t guarantee a successful future and that’s why the WHCC periodically evaluates the businesses under their care to recognize the outstanding performing members. By recognizing and rewarding the achievement of Hispanic, the WHCC wants to celebrate the positive impact that they have been on our society.

Promoting economic growth and development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in Westchester!

Meet Our Board members

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Sonia Montaño

President

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Aleida Frederico

Chair

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Nelson Rivera

Treasurer

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Viviana Kaffury

Board Director

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Franco Cabral

Board Director

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María del Carmen Amado

Board Director

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Maria Trusa

Board Director

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Maura Daroczy

Board Director

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Eddie Monroy

Board Director

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Camelia Peña Rivera

Board Director

partners

Forming partnerships with companies interested in reaching the growing Hispanic market in Westchester County!

We aim to be the voice of the Hispanic businesses and individuals residing in the County. With a dedicated and focused approach, we are working on developing and broadening the horizons for Hispanic businesses in Westchester. 

In order to foster smart growth and economic vitality in the region, we work in cohorts with partners whose mission aligns with our own. Through these individuals and organizations, we support the objectives of the Hispanic businesses and individuals, where direct advocacy and original program lends a helping hand.

The right partners enable us to engage and empower the local Hispanic community!

Our partnership with United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is what has empowered us to lend a helping hand to our Hispanic community. It is America’s largest Hispanic business organization, representing over 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

Being a part of USHCC means that are a part of the platform and resources that the Chamber provides to the Hispanic enterprises. It is their relationship with the local chambers that has given us the power to go far and beyond in assisting the Hispanic community to succeed in life. We, along with 200 local chamber members are the backbone of the USHCC.

With their free access to educational programs, grants and more, they have provided us the necessary tools needed to take the right initiatives for the betterment of our Hispanic community.

The WHCC partners are the keys that unlock the true potential of the Westchester Hispanic business community and provide them the resources they need to soar!

They provide loans to businesses and individuals to expand and start their own business. They aim to reduce risk for lenders and in turn make it easier for them to access capital. Empowering small businesses with an easy means of getting loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration provides competitive terms and offer guaranteed loans on the same rates as un-guaranteed loans available in the market.

Their services do not just stop with money lending. Some of their loans come with continued support, counseling and education. They help businesses start and then smoothly run their operations. With a number of other benefits such as Lower down payments, flexible overhead requirements, and no collateral for some loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration is the ultimate partner to empower Hispanic businesses and individuals in the county.

At WHCC, we seek to identify the high-value interventions, policy changes, and collaborations that will provide support to unlock the unmet Hispanic business potential!