Embajadores (Ambassadors)

The Embajadores (Ambassadors) Club is continually looking for ways to develop programs and benefits for our members as well as discovering opportunities to recruit new members. This group is vital to our organization and needs the assistance of many people. If one of your expectations of this organization is to meet people and to network, then this is the committee to join. This committee meets once a month.


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has made international trade one of its top priorities for continuous growth. Due to growth in international trade and interest by the Kansas City metropolitan area and the State of Kansas and Missouri, the Hispanic Chamber has formed an International Committee representing a varied cultural background of Latin American countries and over 50 years of combined Latin America trade experience. The goal of this committee is to keep members aware of opportunities in international and help them network with businesses outside of the United States. Throughout the year this committee hosts and help sponsor international trade shows and speakers. This committee meets once a month.

Procurement/Contracting and Small Business Programing

The purpose of the procurement committee is to create business opportunities for members by connecting them with the resources, events and vendor opportunities available through local, regional and national business and government entities. This committee is also responsible for the creation and implementation of programming which benefits both the immigrant and existing business community. Input from members is welcomed. This committee meets once a month.

Legislative / Public Policy

Carlos Gomez –

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has taken an active role this year in advocating for the economic and business rights of Hispanic businesses at the local and state level. Additionally, several of the Hispanic Chamber’s Board members have been asked to serve on election campaigns and City boards and commissions. This committee works with local, state and regional policy makers to affect legislation that has an impact on Hispanic-owned and small business issues. The group also interacts with the USHCC and other chambers and business trade associates to collaborate on economic items that will benefit the entire business community locally. The committee meets once a month.

Marketing and Public Relations

This committee is responsible for the marketing, advertising, branding and public relations for all Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s special events. They also work on the overall on-going advertising campaign. The committee meets periodically as the special event committees need support.

Special Event Committees

Noche de Gala

Angelique Rodrigues-Gunion –

Each year the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts an Awards Gala recognizing business leaders and corporations that have provided exemplary support to the Hispanic business community in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Gala attracts 800-900 people, including local and state politicians and corporate leaders. The Gala is the premier business event in the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chooses a keynote speaker to address the issues related to Hispanic business. This committee is responsible for the nomination and selection process of award recipients. The committee plans and develops the program theme, arranges for the keynote speaker, and the evening’s entertainment. This group meets June through November.

Fiesta Kansas City

Steffanie Rodas –

Fiesta Kansas City, a Cinco de Mayo event, is one of the most celebrated and successful events of the year. The success of this event is largely due to the creativity and hard work of the many volunteers who get involved in this activity. Whether you would like a creative outlet or enjoy handling the behind-the scenes details, call to find out how you can get involved. This group meets January through May.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

Juan Luengo –
One of the area’s premier networking opportunities is our annual Golf Tournament, held each fall. This informal event is designed to promote the Chamber’s objective of developing opportunities for Hispanic business professionals and corporate partners to network, strengthen relationships and possibly aid them in building professional and personal relationships. Over 200 players, volunteers, and community supporters turn out for the Golf Tournament each year. The Golf Tournament concludes with a lunch, awards ceremony, and features representatives from local, state, and federal government.

Nuestra Latina Awards

Marcela Aguirre –

Nuestra Latina was created as a way to acknowledge and honor exceptional Latinas who have had major contributions in different fields. The committee is chaired and developed by Latinas, for Latinas. This event is held annually to honor Latinas in the following categories: Business/ Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Philanthropy, Education/ STEM/ Skilled Trades, Arts, Law Enforcement/ Military, and Lifetime Achievement.

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