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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Outstanding Local Chambers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) honored three Hispanic chambers for their extraordinary contributions to the business community with the Chamber of the Year Award. The recipients were announced during the 2015 USHCC National Convention in Houston, the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in the nation.

"The USHCC recognizes the outstanding work local Hispanic chambers are undertaking in their community." said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "It is because of their groundbreaking programs and initiatives that small businesses are provided with the essential tools and opportunities to prosper in today's economy. Their dedication to advancing the Hispanic small business community has driven the growth of America's future."

Applicants from across the nation were judged on their outstanding accomplishments, leadership, service and commitment to the Hispanic business community.

The Small, Medium and Large Hispanic Chamber of the Year Awards honor accomplished Hispanic chambers of commerce that serve fewer than 249 members, between 250 and 499 members, and more than 500 members, respectively.

The winners of the 2015 USHCC Small, Medium and Large Chamber Awards are:

Small: Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Executive Director: Camilo Suero

Medium: Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; President: Angela Franco

Large: Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; President: Mark Madrid

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $661 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 250 major corporations. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Director of Communications & Marketing 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce