SC Hispanic Chamber Travels to Nation's Capital
May 13, 2014, Greenville, SC -- SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president, Evelyn Lugo, attended the Vice President’s and President’s Cinco de Mayo festivities at the Capitol last Monday.
About forty people attended the Vice President’s breakfast. Vice President Biden spoke about the positive influence of Hispanic heritage in America and the importance of passing immigration reform.
Notable attendees included the ambassador of Mexico, the ambassador to Mexico, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Mrs. Biden.
Lugo spoke privately with the Vice President and his wife about South Carolina’s Hispanic business community. She also reconnected with CNN and Univision reporters.
About 150 people attended the President’s event at the White House. The guest list included many of the same politicians and executives from breakfast. President Obama continued the morning’s theme, celebrating the influence of Hispanic heritage in America and stressing the need for immigration reform.
About the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on August 30, 2007. A group of community leaders and business people recognized the need of an organization that could represent and help the growing Hispanic business community, fulfilling their needs through the public and private sectors. Our vision: to become a proactive Hispanic chamber of commerce through its leadership, by serving as a bridge between community leaders, the different cultures, and the community at large.