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Founded in 1972

In 1972 a small group of business owners, a Catholic priest, and a Sacramento City Councilman met to discuss California’s changing population, its economy, and the impact of each on the local Hispanic community. That meeting culminated in the formulation of the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce.
The Mexican American Chamber of Commerce was formed to address educational and economic opportunities in California and in the United States with the goals to promote business, industry, commerce, and culture within the minority community; increase a better understanding between Spanish speaking businesses and encourage the development of resources from the City and County of Sacramento which will promote and enhance the welfare and building of the local economy. The Chamber was confirmed as a non-profit the following year.
The chamber grew slowly and unsteadily. In its second decade, the Chamber began to expand its membership and its horizons. In 1984-85, the Chamber’s name was changed to the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SACHCC) to reflect the growing population of a diverse Mexicano/Latino community.
The growth and stability of the chamber became the strength of the chamber during the 1990’s in which the focus became on enhancing member services and activities. Shortly after, the SACHCC revised its bylaws whereby Chamber operations are managed by the President/CEO; and is governed by a nineteen (19)-member Board of Directors headed by its elected Chairman of the Board. The Chamber appoints and has on retainer a General Counsel. The directors include prominent members of Sacramento’s business community including corporate members and small business owners.
The past success and future success of the Chamber is directly related to the commitment and dedication of past and current board members, members, volunteers and friends of the Chamber. The current mission of the SACHCC is to promote and develop business growth for members and to provide access to the Hispanic market.

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SACHCC Board of Directors

Our mission is to promote and develop business growth for members and to provide access to the Hispanic market.

SACHCC Executive Committee

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José A. Suárez
Telemundo 33

SacHCC Board Chair

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Alex Rodrigo
Golden 1 Center / Sacramento Kings

Immediate Past Chair

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Rita Gallardo Good
Sacramento State

2nd Vice Chair

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Julio C. Ortiz
Gaspachos

Treasurer

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Jose Bodipo-Memba
SMUD

Secretary

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Lydia Ramirez
Five Star Bank

Immediate Past Chair

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Gabriel Herrera
Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann, & Girard

Legal Counsel

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Cathy Rodriguez Aguirre
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

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Esmeralda Peña
Vanir Construction
Management, Inc.

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Mary Flores
PRIDE Industries

Jamie Von Sossan

Jamie Von Sossan
3fold Communications

SACHCC Team

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Cathy Rodriguez Aguirre
President/CEO

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Juan Novello
Vice President

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Anna Padilla-Marquez
Director, Marketing and Communications

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Marilyn Sakai
Accounting Consultant

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David Contto
Small Business Consultant

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Jessy Flores
Business Navigator/Promotora de Negocios

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Fabiola Aceves-Fonseca
Membership Coordinator

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SACHCC Economic Impact Report

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