San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

January 12th, 2009
Hispanic chamber awards dinner set for Austin


The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will hold its annual Legislative Awards Gala on Jan. 27.

The event is taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and awards at 7 p.m. Call (512) 444-5727 for ticket information.

Also, the San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce reports that several top Hispanic business leaders met with representatives of President-elect Barack Obama’s staff in two meetings last week to discuss a wide range of issues and concerns related to the country’s slumping economy.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) led a discussion covering a variety of issues, including Latina-owned businesses, economic stimulus, community investment, healthcare and education reform, immigration, and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), among many more.

Among those present were CEOs and entrepreneurs from several industries, including manufacturing, construction, information technology, and food and beverage producers.

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