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The Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando 2024 Ignite Luncheon


Orlando, FL – The Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando (Hispanic Chamber) announced the establishment of a new non-profit entity and the promotion of Pedro Turushina as the new President and CEO during the sold-out 2024 Ignite Luncheon on Tuesday, February 6, at the Steinmetz Hall in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Elisha Gonzalez, 2024 Hispanic Chamber Board Chair, officially announced the establishment of the Hispanic Economic Advancement Foundation. This new non-profit entity will focus on advocating and cultivating relationships with procurement executives to enhance contracting and capacity-building opportunities for second-stage Hispanic-owned companies.

In addition, the organization will provide executive development opportunities for Hispanic professionals, contributing to the overall advancement of the Hispanic business community in Central Florida. The Hispanic Chamber board unanimously approved the establishment of this new entity in 2023 under Jeff Villanueva’s leadership and committed the chamber’s seed funding to its cause.

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