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December 7th, 2008
"Adelante" – 12/07/08

Quote of the Week: ” Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling,Never fails of employment”.

Thomas Jefferson ( 1743 – 1826 )

NAVIDAD “PARA LOS NINOS” LUNCHEON

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is again hosting the annual NAVIDAD “PARA LOS NINOS” LUNCHEON and sponsored by WALMART AND CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER.

WHEN: December 10, 2008

WHERE: Cuauhtemoc Hall located at 1100 Patton Street.

TIME: The luncheon serving line starts at 11:30 a.m., Programs starts at 12:00 Noon and continues until 1:00 p.m. BLUE SANTA AND BROWN SANTA will be there. Have your photo taken with them.

COST: $10.00 per person.

WHAT TO BRING: An unwrapped or wrapped toy ( all ages )-or- a financial contribution ( $ ) made out to “Blue Santa” or “Brown Santa”.

The Hispanic Chamber invites the business community, its membership and the public to this festive and gift giving event. Proceeds from this luncheon helps support “Blue Santa” and “Brown Santa” as they collect toys and monetary contributions for needy families, individuals and children in San Marcos and Hays County that need our help. Please join us, call the San Marcos Hispanic Chamber at 353-1103 to reserve your table by 2:00 p.m. Monday December 8th and for other sponsorship possibilities. You may also contact us at kthomas@sanmarcoshispanic.com.

USHCC APPLAUDS RICHARDSON NOMINATION

Washington, DC – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) applauds President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce and issued the following statement pursuant to the public announcement:

“We are pleased that Governor Richardson, the first Hispanic named to President-elect Obama’s cabinet, has been nominated for U.S. Secretary of Commerce,” said David C. Lizárraga, USHCC Chairman. “The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to have the opportunity to continue working with Governor Richardson to increase opportunities for the Hispanic community overall. As the leading advocate for the nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in our country, our organization is committed to build on our already strong relationship with the Governor to address issues such as international trade and support for business programs that are critical to the Hispanic community.”

Bill Richardson has led a distinguished career as a public servant. He served as United Nations Ambassador and later as Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton, and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997, before returning to New Mexico, where he was elected Governor in 2002 and reelected in 2006. He ran for the Democratic nomination for President but ended his campaign in January of this year before eventually endorsing President-elect Obama.

“Bill Richardson was a key player in the legislative approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 1990s. As Governor of New Mexico, he has actively promoted close commercial ties with Mexico and Latin America,” said Augustine Martinez, USHCC President and CEO. “We know that Bill Richardson will continue to promote and develop foreign and domestic commerce, and we look forward to collaborating with him on these efforts.”

“Richardson is a valuable addition to the Cabinet, and his experience will be a great asset to the leadership of our nation,” Chairman Lizárraga concluded.

LBJ MUSEUM OF SAN MARCOS A COMMUNITY LEGACY

The LBJ Museum of San Marcos joins Texas State University in its extended celebration. “Remembering LBJ and His Legacy: Local Recollections – AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT EXHIBIT” will remain on display throughout this academic year. The exhibit includes audio clips from interview with 48 people, along with photographs and memorabilia. Museum hours are Thursday, Friday & Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 10a.m.- 5 p.m. The Museum is located at 131 N Guadalupe on the Courthouse Square. Group tours can be arranged by calling Museum Director Scott Jordan at 353-3300, or contact them at www.lbjmuseum.com Free Admission.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce can help: Existing or Start-up businesses, assistance with HUB Certification, and overall assistance in every phase of the business cycle. Direct referrals to lending sources or referrals to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can be obtained for you. We offer these services in Spanish. Hablamos Espanol. For more assistance, call the Hispanic chamber Office at 353-1103, or e-mail rhg@sanmarcoshispanic.com

CALENDAR

December 9th , Ribbon cutting, Sierra Classic Homes, 10400 Ranch Rd. 12, Wimberely, Tx

December 10th , Navidad Para Los Ninos, Luncheon, 11:30 -1:00 p.m. Cuauhtemoc Hall.

December 16th, Ribbon cutting, Craigo’s, Prime Outlet – Góndola Park, 10:30 a.m. across from Marmi Shoes.

by RICHARD H. GARZA
President – Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

With Christmas just around the corner, The San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce along with  Blue Santa and Brown Santa invite you to attend the annual ” Navidad Para Los Ninos” Luncheon.  The luncheon takes place at Cuauhtemoc Hall located at 1100 Patton Street.  Lunch service is at 11:30 a.m. and the program starts at 12:00 Noon.  For more information call the Hispanic Chamber at 353-1103.

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