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  • 01-Feb-2019 6:03 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)
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    • Past Events - Part 1
    • Upcoming Events - Part 1
    • Business Opportunities - Part 2
    • Member Events - Part 2
    • Volunteer Spotlight (NEW!)
    • Scholarships
    • News


    VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

    Sean Manuel Malloy

    If you have been to a PMAHCC event in the past year, you have met one of our most dedicated Sean Manuel Malloy! A recent Graduate of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelors Degree of Computing in Cybersecurity, Sean has just entered the job market.

    In college, Sean spent a year studying abroad in Germany. The difference in thought, education, transportation, and other aspects of the local culture opened Sean's view to how important a cultural and traditional base is to holding together communities. While in Germany, in addition to speaking Spanish, Sean became fluent in German. His linguistic skills in addition to a deep understanding of new currency technologies and how they work in conjunction with cybersecurity, set him apart from others in his field.

    Mr. Malloy considers his consistent volunteerism to be his greatest accomplishment. Not only does he volunteer regularly with PMAHCC but has made annual trips to volunteer at an orphanage in Guatemala. He said"I find the most motivation to work when the outcome produced will help someone.".

    To read the entire interview with Sean check out ourVolunteer Spotlight Blog Post


    Connect with Sean on Linkedin

    Email Sean: malloy.sean.m@gmail.com


    The Chamber is now accepting 2019 Scholarship Applications from Hispanic Students in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

    For more information please visit OUR WEBSITE.

    All applications must be submitted by April 30, 2019.

    Donations to our Hispanic Student scholarship fund can be made anytime on our website. If you would like to donate now please click the "donate" photo above!


    Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students who wish to pursue a career in Computer Science, Tech, Engineering, or a related field. 
    Eligible students may be currently enrolled in college pursuing an undergraduate degree, high school seniors or recent high school graduates.

    Thank you Golden Door ScholarsForward 787 & Red Ventures

    https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/


    WE WANT TO PROMOTE & FEATURE YOU!

    If you would like us to feature your event/ business/ story/ job listing etc. in the PMAHCC Newsletter? Submit your information including photos and contact information to Newsletter@pmahcc.org

    Our newsletter reaches thousands of Latino's and supporters of the Latino community in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting our members, promoting Latinx culture, the economic interest and prosperity of the Latinx community in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    Note: In the future advertising in our newsletter may require chamber membership. 




    PMAHCC Small Business Member, Casa Brasil has been featured in both the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Restaurant Week 2019) and Next Pittsburgh this month!

    "... unlike a Brazilian steakhouse that’s all about meat on a stick, Casa’s menu is a small assortment of appetizers, side dishes and entrees that highlight underrepresented regions of the South American country. Nearly all menu items are gluten-free and the main courses, which change periodically, can be made vegan-friendly or with beef or chicken."

    -Next Pittsburgh



    A Note From Casa San Jose: We all know the desperate conditions and challenges immigrants face at our border, and we know that some of our Amigos have already traveled down to the border or are planning on going soon. If you would like to join the effort, Mary Nell Cummings, a volunteer member of Casa's Emergency Response Team, and a Pittsburgh attorney and law professor, is coordinating arrangements. Please see the information below if you would like to join them.

    If you are interested in volunteering at the border, please contact Mary Nell Cummings (mncummings@mncummingslaw.com)


    The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) seeks your input to prioritize strategies which will help guide the way our region grows and invests now and in the future. You can provide your input, via our new MetroQuest survey, here, and through this link



    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy have partnered to award scholarships to CHCI alumni pursuing master’s degrees at Heinz College. This unique opportunity provides emerging Latinx leaders with the financial support they need to access education that will advance them in their path towards careers in Public Policy and STEM.

    Through the CHCI-Carnegie Mellon University partnership, qualified CHCI alumni will receive scholarships that cover a minimum of 30% of tuition per semester when enrolling in Heinz College’s master’s programs. The nationally acclaimed programs provide students with the analytics, technology, and policy skills necessary to solve complex societal problems in an increasingly connected world.

    For more information Click Here


    "Filling out applications is stressful to me. In addition to the tedium of filling out the same answers over and over again, I have an identity crisis every time I have to check one of the race boxes. As a person of multi-ethnic heritage – both white and Hispanic – I don’t know which box to check.

    While it may seem like a trivial detail, it has actually caused me to ask some big questions. When an application does not allow me to check multiple boxes and asks me to choose between the specific options “White (not hispanic)” and “Hispanic (not white),” I have to choose between two equally important sides of my ethnic identity."

    "According to the Pew Research Center, in the 2010 census, 97 percent of respondents who checked the box “some other race” were Hispanic, and 37 percent of all Hispanic respondents checked that box. In fact, in the past two censuses, the “some other race” category has become the third-largest race group. This data shows I am not alone in the confusion: Many people of Hispanic origin struggle to identify with the race options offered to them. 

    Adding a more accurate race option for Hispanic people is a necessity. Pew Research indicates that two-thirds of Hispanic adults believe their Hispanic origin should be related to race, not just ethnicity. Since Hispanics are a significant percentage of the population, America should include all types of diversity." Read More


    If one thing is clear as we start 2019, it's that America is changing. According to a Claritas report (registration required), in the United States today, there are 131 million multicultural Americans, making up 37.5% of the U.S. population, with Hispanics accounting for the largest portion at 19.6%.

    Minority groups now represent the majority of the population in more than 400 U.S. counties. There can be no doubt that America is becoming multicultural and that Hispanics are a significant part of this change.


    Newsletter By: Melanie Marie Boyer




    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit:

    www.pmahcc.org


    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 01-Feb-2019 5:54 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)


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    • Past Events - Part 1
    • Upcoming Events - Part 1
    • Business Opportunities 
    • Member Events 
    • Volunteer Spotlight (NEW!) - Part 3
    • Scholarships - Part 3
    • News - Part 3




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    Novus Group seeks a Payroll professional with at least two years of experience to join our Moon Township operation. This position requires you to be reliable, very detail oriented and a quick learner.

    This is a Part-Time position with Flex Hours & Excellent Pay! Minimum 2 years’ payroll experience, payroll certification a plus.

    Click Here to Apply



    Duquesne Light Company is now offering The Electrical Distribution Technology (EDT) program. It provides training in the basic skills, knowledge, and abilities applicants would need to apply for skilled craft positions in the electric utility industry. The program design, including pre-qualification testing and course content, is intended to not only produce candidates who possess the skills to safely and confidently perform the manual tasks associated with electrical utility work, but also build the foundational skills that will allow them to advance further in their careers.


    The EDT program consists of a 1 year 44 credit course. Students will be responsible for paying their own tuition for the classes at CCAC, however there will be 2 paid internships at the end of each semester as part of the program. Upon graduation, students who excelled during the program and demonstrated the right skills and attitudes will be considered for employment with Duquesne Light through its standard hiring practices. This year-long program runs from April 2019 through July 2020.

    For more information please Click Here or contact Kylie Vaughan at 412.393.1486/Kvaughan@duqlight.com



    Mexi-Casa restaurant is being sold by its owner. The restaurant is in a great location, just 5 minutes from the Liberty Tunnels at 3001 West Liberty Ave in Dormont. The restaurant is fully operating and already has a loyal local customer base. It has a Facebook Page "Mexi-Casa" and website mexi-casapgh.com

    Interested parties are welcome to visit the location. For questions call or text Jennifer Hess at 724-255-0462.



    Call for Proposals Now Open!

    Got ideas? Inspiration or lessons to share? Bring them to the 2019 Community Development Summit!

    PCRG's Community Development Summit has become the place where ideas are shared, lessons are learned, and partnerships are formed in the name of creating accessible, thriving communities for all. We hope that you consider submitting a session. We seek outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development. This year, we are putting a particular focus on access to capital and building capacity within communities.

    Past sessions have covered everything from land banking to workforce investment, from education to arts in the community. Presenters can include anyone from individuals who work in business, nonprofits, and government to activists and residents - from ages 8 to 80! Sessions should generally discuss how people and systems interact with land, capital, and/or access and mobility.

    Even if you don’t have a fully developed session, feel free to submit whatever ideas you have. We encourage you to think outside the box! Interested in learning more? .

    Proposals are being accepted through February 22.

    Submit your session idea today! Click here.



    The UPMC Health Plan Member Services Team is currently hiring full-time Bilingual Customer Service Concierges to be an advocate for our English and Spanish speaking members and to proudly wear the badge of UPMC Health Plan. With a close-knit work environment and a dedicated culture of service excellence, our Member Services Team educates and guides our customers through coverage, claims, and other program inquiries.

    Click Here for Info



    Allegheny county is hiring an Epidemiology Research Associate Supervisor for Environmental Issues. The person in this position conducts epidemiologic surveillance and special studies of public health conditions, provides quantitative input on program implementation and evaluation, and supervises public health personnel involved in disease investigations.  The objectives are to monitor the incidence of public health conditions, to measure and understand associated risk factors, to provide epidemiologic input to develop best practices for prevention and control, and to evaluate the impact of interventions that are implemented to address these conditions, with added goal of mentoring professional and technical staff.

    Please visit their WEB SITE, www.alleghenycounty.us/healthdepartment, CAREERS for an online application form and job announcement.   


    The Red Cross is currently seeking a Disaster Program Specialist. This position will work 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 10% of the time.

    The Disaster Program Specialist (DPS) is responsible for either providing functional expertise to the Disaster Program Manager (DPM) and Volunteer Leadership at a territory or regional level, or, taking full cycle responsibility to provide service delivery programs within a subset of the Disaster Program Managers assigned geography and under the supervision and authority of the DPM. The DPS will accomplish this responsibility largely through the support, development and operational guidance of a team of trained volunteer leaders, volunteers and partners, as well as participate in the implementation and development of initiatives to increase Red Cross visibility through program/service delivery.

    To apply and for more information Click Here




    To view more than 8,000 jobs in South Western PA 

    CLICK HERE

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    February 19

    Pittsburgh Career Fair 

    Pittsburgh provides the job seeking candidates with the opportunity to meet top employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day. There will be a variety of vendors attending and there will be many positions available. You are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resumes.

    For more information Click Here

    February 7

    Get Behind the Numbers & Increase Your Profits

    Do you want to grow your business? Are you considering hiring a new employee? Do you want to invest in new equipment? Are you seeking new clients? Would a “yes” to any of these be a profitable decision? No one has a crystal ball to know for sure, but successful business owners analyze their current financial situation and project the impact of their decisions. You can too and you don’t have to be an accountant - just a smart entrepreneur. Own your numbers!

    A representative from Wilke & Associates, CPAs will offer clear examples for using these statements to make informed decisions, identify potential problems within your business and set realistic financial goals.

    REGISTER NOW

    February 16

    Good Vibes Latin Social, February Edition


    Come spread some good vibes and leave with more than you came with at the Good Vibes Latin Social!

    Music is played by DJ Tay and will be a delectable mix of your favorite Latin genres (and sometimes Kizomba): Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha & Bolero Campesino


    For more information Click Here

    February 28


    Best Techniques to Build a Website for Your Business

    This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs build and create a cost-effective website for their business. Building a website has now become an essential step for businesses to increase their sales. Although building a website can be complicated, this workshop will help you help with a few tips and tricks.

    Chris Vendilli from ProFromGo will be our guest!

    Register Now


    February 27

    Pittsburgh Rotary Ethics Excellence Awards & Luncheon

    Attend Pittsburgh's annual awards luncheon and ceremony honoring our region's top leaders in business ethics. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, in partnership with PBX, we invite you to join us for this special regional event! Award finalist will include the large, medium, and small company categories, as well as large and small non-profit organizations. The luncheon Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Chris Howard, President of RMU and the event will also include a keynote from Kurt J. Lesker IV, CEO of Kurt J. Lesker Company.

    Info/Registration


    Newsletter By: Melanie Marie Boyer


    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit:

    www.pmahcc.org


    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Please Like, Follow and Subscribe us at:

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  • 01-Feb-2019 5:45 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    January 2018

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    • Past Events
    • Upcoming Events
    • Business Opportunities - Part 2
    • Member Events - Part 2
    • Volunteer Spotlight (NEW!) - Part 3
    • Scholarships - Part 3
    • News - Part 3


    February 15, 2019 

    Celebration of Love

    Celebrate Valentines day in style at our exclusive Valentines Day Dinner and After Party! 

    Featuring world-class entertainment straight from Puerto Rico,  Luis Angel Cortes (Puerto Rican vocalist with experience playing with El Gran Combo) and Luis Adrián (one of the “Top 12 Finalists” on "Idol Puerto Rico" and one of the top 20 Global Finalists in the “2014 FIFA World Cup TM SuperSong competition”) who will be providing live entertainment as well as a Latin America DJ!

    This festive two-part event includes a cocktail hour, four course dinner, complimentary Valentines Day toast and an exciting After Party!

    Where? Mansions on Fifth Hotel, 5105 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside.

    When? February 15 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m

    With only 80 seats available, be sure to purchase your tickets now before they sell out!


    For more information about our events please CLICK HERE


    2019 Annual Members Meeting (Members Only)


    February 12

    Please join us for our Annual Member meeting. This is a members-only event and is FREE to attend.

    At the Annual Members' meeting, you'll have the opportunity to vote in the board election results and discuss PMAHCC's past, present and future! Hear about our plans for the upcoming year and share your questions, comments and ideas!

    Food and drinks will be provided.

    Register no later than 2/8 at: https://pmahcc.wildapricot.org/event-3229895


    Thursday, January 31

    You are invited to enjoy a FREE event with appetizers and drinks at Savoy on Thursday, January 31 at 5:30 pm. This event is to raise awareness for about the Middle School Mentor Program, a program by the United Way.


    Click above to RSVP for the Mentoring Event!



    January 19th -Feb 24th

    With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live, looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada stages a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white.

    The City Theatre's "Where Did We Sit On The Bus" is a MUST SEE


    To see more reviews from Armando Ocando and Kenya C. Dworkin 

    CLICK HERE

    Tuesday, February 5th

    This high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

    Get 25% off by using the code "Chamber25" when purchasing tickets.




    Hispanic Heritage Month Gala Celebration

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

    PMAHCC's primary funding for our Scholarship is our Biennial Gala. The Gala features live Latin music, a casino, silent auction, casino prizes and more!


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    Celebrity Charity Basketball Game

    January 12, 2019

    The game was filled with local celebrities, food, and fun for the whole family and was a huge success helping to raise over $14,000 dollars that will go to fun scholarships funded by both the university and the chamber.




    Despite the threat of snow outside, nearly 300 fans packed the Wunderly Gymnasium to watch the festivities and have some fun. PMAHCC treasurer Jesus Torres, who helped organize the event, was very happy with the turn out saying that the event was a huge success.


    “What an amazing experience,” said Torres via Facebook. “I don’t know where to begin but thank you to the fans, our sponsors, the players, coaches, and many more. Thanks to them we raised close to $14,000 dollars and both [Penn State Greater Allegheny] and [Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce] are thankful for their support.”


    Donning the court inside the Wunderly Gymnasium included names like Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 World Series Champion Omar Moreno, Pittsburgh Bullets CEO Marcus Robinson, District Attorney Zappala, Pirates president Frank Coonley and third base coach Joey Cora, and members of the Steel City Yellow Jackets to name a few.


    During the game the PMAHCC honored Rosana Guernica with a humanitarian achievement award for her work helping Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Between October and December of 2017, Guernica complete five relief trips delivering over 76,500 pounds of supplies to the island while evacuating nearly 300 people.


    A special thanks to our sponsors: UPMC, Northwest, Torres Probooks, LinkTech, Jackie & Michael Edmonson, Davis Financial Group, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation, Daniel Carinci Agency, Latin American Cultural Union, Petland Irwin, Big Frog Greensburg and The Mon Valley Independent

    Also thank you to all of our Volunteers, Players and everyone who had a hand in making this event possible!


    LATINX LEADERS GATHERING

    January 18, 2019

    A Special Thanks to the City Theatre for sponsoring our Latinx Leaders Gathering on January 18th.


    Representatives from Pittsburgh Latinx-related nonprofits gathered to discuss to discuss our the Hispanic populations, organizations and how we can best work together to benefit our people and the city as a whole. It is our firm belief that there is strength in numbers and that we can find growing prosperity through partnership.


    Following the meeting attendees were invited to view a showing of "Where Did We Sit On The Bus?".


    "It was a tour de force it was an incredible, energetic presentation of some very funny, but some very serious material" - Kenya Dworkin, LACU/ Coro Latinoamericano

    "It tells a universal story in a unique way. It has something for everybody. Even if you are like that your great grandparents came here or your grandparents came here or of your parents came here, I think it has something to say to everybody." - Show Attendee


    "I truly felt the first time in a long time in Pittsburgh. It was greatly refreshing and uplifting to see stories of Latin people, latinx people represented here in Pittsburgh. I don't see that often enough and I am so happy that it's here."

    "It is absolutely for everyone young, old, brown, white, black, everyone should see this show!"

     Laura Coyt Zavala of La Escuelita Arcoiris


    To get tickets for "Where Did We Sit On The Bus" Click Here


    If you are interested in joining the chamber, attending an event or donating to our scholarship fund please visit: www.pmahcc.org


    Newsletter By: Melanie Marie Boyer




    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit:

    www.pmahcc.org


    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

    Please Like, Follow and Subscribe us at:

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  • 28-Jan-2019 10:23 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Thanks

    Sean Manuel Malloy

    for his dedication and volunteerism



    Sean Malloy is a regular PMAHCC Volunteer, Recent Graduate, Colombian Citizen and Chamber Member. Read more about Sean in our interview with this inspirational volunteer!


    "I think that my linguistic skills in German and Spanish set me apart along with a deep understanding of new currency technologies and how they work in conjunction with cybersecurity."


    University/ Degree:

    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania/Bachelors of Computing in Cybersecurity

    Favorite College Course:

    Administration and Security

    Why did you choose this career path?

    I’ve always been interested in technology and saw a growing market in the field of Cybersecurity.  I changed my major accordingly when they announced that they would be opening the new degree.

    What is your dream job?

    The job that I would like to work towards is Penetration Tester.

    What sets you apart from other recent graduates (a skill or experience)?

    I think that my linguistic skills in German and Spanish set me apart along with a deep understanding of new currency technologies and how they work in conjunction with cybersecurity. 

    Tell us about a cultural experience you have had.

    I spent a year studying abroad in Germany.  The difference in thought, education, transportation, and other aspects of the local culture opened my view to how important a cultural and traditional base is to holding together communities.

    What is your Hispanic background?

    My mother participated in a foreign exchange program between Pitt and her university in Colombia. Thereafter she decided to stay and put down roots in the US.  Aspects of Hispanic culture have influenced every part of my life from childhood to present.

    How did you get involved with the Chamber?

    I was asked to volunteer as a student for an annual chamber event and have stuck with the organization ever since.  

    What motivates you?

    I find the most motivation to work when the outcome produced will help someone.

    Where do you see yourself in five years / ten years?


    In five to ten years I see myself with a well-established career base and either completing a master’s degree or an equivalent certification in penetration testing.

    What is your greatest achievement?

    My greatest achievement is my long and continued voluntarism through multiple organizations.

    What do you like about volunteering for PMAHCC?

    Volunteering for PMAHCC provides me the opportunity to meet new people, experience more Latino culture, build connections, and practice my Spanish.  The wide variety of events offered by the chamber also makes volunteering a little less repetitive.

    What do you like to do if your downtime?

    In my downtime I like to play instruments, work on random small coding projects, and do some amateur market analysis.

    Tell us one interesting thing about you:

    I’ve been to Guatemala annually for the past 10 years to translate for a missionary group.   



  • 26-Jan-2019 7:23 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    Prime Stage Theatre's March production of In the Time of the Butterflies features cast of Pittsburgh-based Latinx actors and director


    "Pittsburgh is fortunate to have a wealth of Latinx talent," says Wayne Brinda,

    Prime Stage co-founder and producing artistic director


    PITTSBURGH, PA, January 23, 2019 — On both days of a recent winter weekend, director Ricardo Vila-Roger sat behind a desk in Prime Stage Theatre’s West End studio reviewing headshots and resumes and watching intently as dozens of professional Pittsburgh actors auditioned from script sides that featured dialogue in both English and Spanish. There was no language barrier, though. Like Vila-Roger, all the actors were Latinx in one form or other.


    Auditions were being held for roles in Prime Stage’s March 2019 Pittsburgh premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies, a stage production based on Julia Alvarez’ historical novel about dictator Rafael Trujillo’s bloody reign in the Dominican Republic from the 1930s to the 1960s and the four Mirabal sisters, code named the “Butterflies," who sparked a revolution to overthrow his regime. Three of the sisters were assassinated in 1960.


    To say that the "Butterflies” are deeply meaningful to people of Latinx heritage might be an understatement. Today they are considered national heroes in the Dominican Republic for the courage they demonstrated in taking on a corrupt government. The United Nations General Assembly was so moved by their experiences that in 1993 it designates each November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.


    So when Producing Artistic Director  Wayne Brinda made the decision in 2016 to schedule In the Time of the Butterflies as part of Prime Stage’s current Season of Courage, there was only one caveat: that the director and cast (with the exception of one American character) must include and feature Latinx professionals.


    “On one hand,” said Brinda, “because the play features dialogue in both English and Spanish, authenticity could only be achieved if the cast members have strong familiarity with the language and the culture.  To be compelling, entertaining, and engaging, it has to be accurate!”


    Producing this story enables Prime Stage to present a range of programs with local partners through the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program which honor and raise awareness of the local Latinx community. “Prime Stage has always strongly promoted diversity in all its forms, and knowing that there are so many truly accomplished and talented Latinx performers and artists in Pittsburgh inspired me to green-light this production,” he said.  


    "We are also honored that  Minou Mirabal, the daughter of Minerva, one of "the Butterflies" endorses the program.  She will meet with students, present the NEA keynote address, and meet with audiences during the opening weekend of the production. In this way, Prime Stage continues to truly bring literature, culture, and history to life in unique ways."


    Vila-Roger, a University of Pittsburgh artist-in-residence of Caribbean descent who acts in addition to directing, is proud to be helming this production. “There aren’t a lot of plays produced in Pittsburgh that give Latinx folks the opportunity to explore and play our heritage,” he said. “I’m proud to be associated with this production and, I can tell you that there’s already a buzz about it in the local Latinx community.”


    Veteran Latinx-Pittsburgh actor Enrique Bazan, who landed the coveted role of dictator Rafael Trujillo in the production, is looking forward to playing the real-life villain. “All actors want to play the bad guy,” he said. “And playing an actual person who made life so difficult for so many Dominican people gives me the opportunity to create more awareness about how he impacted our culture.”


    Prime Stage’s production of In the Time of the Butterflies, along with nearly 20 book and play discussion programs that are scheduled across the Pittsburgh region in early 2019, are part of an initiative funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read in collaboration with Arts Midwest, which has selected Prime Stage as the only Pennsylvania organization to participate in the 2018-2019 Big Read.


    Tickets are available at www.primestage.com


    About Prime Stage Theatre

    Prime Stage Theatre is a Pittsburgh theater organization that presents professionally produced plays based on works of classic and contemporary literature. Founded in 1996 by Wayne Brinda and Connie Brinda, the organization also presents a diverse variety of community and educational programs for students, teens and adults. More information is available at www.primestage.com.


    About the NEA Big Read

    Since the program began in 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,400 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $19 million to organizations nationwide. In addition, Big Read activities have reached every Congressional district in the country. Over the past 11 years, grantees have leveraged more than $44 million in local matching funds to support their NEA Big Read programs. More than 4.9 million Americans have attended an NEA Big Read event, approximately 82,000 volunteers have participated at the local level, and 39,000 community organizations have partnered to make NEA Big Read activities possible. For more information about the NEA Big Read, please visit arts.gov/neabigread.

     

    About the National Endowment for the Arts

    Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more about NEA.

     

    About Arts Midwest

    Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest connects the arts to audiences throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. One of six non-profit regional arts organizations in the United States, Arts Midwest’s history spans more than 25 years. For more information, please visit artsmidwest.org.


  • 21-Jan-2019 4:45 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    Theater in Pittsburgh is going Latino! This season local theaters are bringing 4 Hispanic shows to our area. Check the information below for show details, a special event, a chamber discount and ticket information!

    RSVP TODAY for the FREE evening of Latin Food, Music & Drinks (at Casa Brasil) to Marketing@primestage.com

    In the Time of the Butterflies (showing from March 8, 2019 – March 17, 2019) is a play by Caridad Svich Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez and directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger.

    "Julia Alvarez' novel is as lovely as a butterfly at rest, and as moving as one in flight.” ~ Burlington Free Press. Experience the spirit, passions and courageous acts of the Mirabal sisters - "The Butterflies" - as they inspired a fight for freedom in the Dominican Republic. Their legacy led to the UN creating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

    The show is Presented with the NEA Big Read, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

    To purchase tickets to the show:


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    A Celebration of Love

    This festive two-part event includes a cocktail hour, four course dinner, complimentary Valentines Day toast and Live Entertainment by Luis Angel Cortes (Puerto Rican vocalist with experience playing with El Gran Combo) and Luis Adrián (one of the “Top 12 Finalists” on "Idol Puerto Rico" and one of the top 20 Global Finalists in the “2014 FIFA World Cup TM SuperSong competition”). Finally live music, dancing and continued drinks with a Latin American DJ and music.


    Where?  Mansions on Fifth Hotel, 5105 Fifth Avenue, Shadyside.

    When? February 15 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m


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    Where Did We Sit On The Bus is showing January 19 – February 24, 2019 at the City Theatre.

    "This show is something any Latino-Americano can relate to. Brian's story is part of our story as well. His talent is immeasurable and his performance unforgettable! Absolutely a 'must see'! "

    - Melanie Marie Boyer (Director of Development, PMAHCC)


    With pulsing rhythms and original rhymes set to a live, looped soundtrack, Brian Quijada stages a hip-hop autobiography about falling in love with performance, the power of family, and growing up Latinx in a world that categorizes everyone in black and white.



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    Por Brian Quijada

    Dirigida por Chay Yew

    19 de enero - 24 de febrero de 2019

    Con ritmos palpitantes y rimas originales en una banda sonora en vivo y en bucle, Brian Quijada presenta una autobiografía de hip-hop sobre enamorarse con las presentaciones en vivo, el poder de la familia y cómo es crecer en Latinx en un mundo que clasifica a todos solo de blanco y negro.

    More information: http://www.citytheatrecompany.org/play/where-did-we-sit-on-the-bus/

    You may contact Nikki Battestilli ( City Theatre, Marketing Director) for questions regarding group rates and other inquiries at nbattestilli@citytheatrecompany.org or 412-431-4400 ext 230.

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    This high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens.

    Get 25% off by using the code "Chamber25" when purchasing tickets.



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    " El Rubio " The great Latin Jazz Trumpeter/ Orchestra & Singers coming to The Kaufmann Center 1825 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA March 16th, 2019 Showtime 7:30 pm General Admission $25.00 dollars. A Great view of the Concert wherever your seat is. Food, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. This is one night to "Party It Up" in Pittsburgh, PA The best concert in the city......Downtown Pittsburgh will be jumping to the sensational and powerful sound of "El Rubio" his Orchestra & Singers. A percentage of Ticket sales will be donated to the Pittsburgh Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce.

    "El Rubio" was discovered by the great music icon Sid Bernstein and John Anthony. Bernstein was responsible for bringing The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more great artists to the U.S.A. through his impeccable career as the world's most famous and best promoter of musical acts.



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    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 18-Dec-2018 1:55 PM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    WE WANT TO PROMOTE & FEATURE YOU!

    If you would like us to feature your event/ business/ story/ job listing etc. in the PMAHCC Newsletter? Submit your information including photos and contact information to Newsletter@pmahcc.org

    Our newsletter reaches thousands of Latino's and supporters of the Latino community in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting our members, promoting Latinx culture, the economic interest and prosperity of the Latinx community in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    Note: In the future advertising in our newsletter may require chamber membership. 




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    Novus Group seeks a Payroll professional with at least two years of experience to join our Moon Township operation. This position requires you to be reliable, very detail oriented and a quick learner.

    This is a Part-Time position with Flex Hours & Excellent Pay!Minimum 2 years’ payroll experience, payroll certification a plus.

    Click Here to Apply



    Wesley Family Services is seeking applications for the following positions:

    Therapist II – Education/SBBH 

    To provide the behavioral health services and interventions necessary to maximize the school experience and academic potential of designated students identified within an assigned program(s).

    Behavior Health Worker (Team Model)

    This position participates in the development and implementation of the treatment and behavior support plans which provide support for skill building in educational, community, and home settings.

    For more information contact Kelley.mcneil@wfspa.org or visit www.wfspa.org/CAREERS


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    Can you teach Spanish? We get many requests from people who want to learn Spanish - so if you would like to volunteer to teach a class or hold a conversation group, please contact srvalerie@casasanjose.org.


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    Archi Enterprises is seeking a Sales Representative for his Boost Mobile franchise at locations all over Pittsburgh, from as close as Downtown to as far as New Kensington.

    Employees will be mainly responsible for sales. This means communicating our promotions and pricing to customers, as well as performing changes to customers accounts, and the occasional troubleshooting when a device malfunctions. Beyond sales, employees will be responsible for basic marketing (such as flyering) and maintaining the store in operating condition. This may include cleaning, organizing, placing inventory orders, validating purchases, and performing the necessary training and attending required meetings in relation to the store. Employees may occasionally have to cover shifts at multiple locations. Growth opportunities are plentiful in the company, and more senior positions earn more.

    If you are interested contact Pedro Acosta - Director of Operations: Veronawireless2017@gmail.com / 412-918-0613

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    The Allegheny County Health Department is now hiring for an Air Quality Engineer 2 position. Please post the attached job announcement in all applicable locations.This is professional engineering work in the field of air pollution control. An employee in this class performs field and office engineering duties involving plant inspections, field investigations, sampling surveys, computer modeling, prepares and presents technical engineering reports for the control and abatement of air pollution.

    Please visit www.alleghenycounty.us/healthdepartment CAREERS for an online application form and job announcement.

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    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Mascaro Construction Company, L.P. will be accepting bids for the Bid Packages listed below for the WQED First Floor Accessible Toilet Rooms project. A complete set of the bidding documents will be distributed electronically beginning December 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM. If necessary, hard copies of bid documents can be made available for pick-up at the offices of Mascaro Construction at 1720 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Interested bidders should contact Jessica Ramsey at jramsey@mascaroconstruction.com to obtain documents. The following bids will be received until Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

    The Project includes: Demolition, Concrete, Metals, Doors, Frames & Hardware, Rough Carpentry, Drywall, & Acoustical Ceilings, Flooring & Base, Painting, Toilet Partitions & Accessories, Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical

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    There is an Invitation to Bid for a construction project--the La Roche College Batting Facility Project. The project is funded in part by the Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF).

    The project includes, but is not limited to: removals, erosion and sedimentation control, earthwork, bituminous paving repair, concrete walk, concrete curbs, landscaping, load bearing masonry wall building and associated mechanical, plumbing and electrical construction.

    La Roche College, the project's owner, will accept bids for the project on January 8th until 1 pm. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on December 18th at the La Roche College Athletic Complex Facility building. Hard copies of the bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope; bids will be publicly opened on January 8th at 1 pm. The bid documents will be available through DRS Architects' FTP site beginning on December 5th. Please contact Robert Graham for access to the FTP site.





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    PMAHCC thanks you for your continued support and hopes to see you at one of our upcoming events! For information on memberships, scholarships and more please visit: www.pmahcc.org


    Newsletter By: Melanie Marie Boyer




    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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  • 18-Dec-2018 10:23 AM | Melanie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    December 2018

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    • Upcoming Events
    • Reflection on Fiesta Navideña
    • 2018 PMAHCC Recap
    • Hispanic Stats
    • Business Opportunities (Part 2)
    • Member Events (Part 2)


    January 12, 2019 Charity Basketball Game

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) and Penn State Greater Allegheny are partnering to host a basketball charity game to raise funds to be used scholarships for college students. This event benefits the PMAHCC Foundation Educational Fund and PSUGA’s scholarship program.

    Food will be provided at the event.

    Featuring Darius Prince, Arena Bowl XXX MVP from the Philadelphia Souls and Philadelphia Eagles (2018 pre-season), Orlando Melendez, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Connolly, Pittsburgh Pirates President, Joey Cora, Pittsburgh Pirates 3rd Base Coach,  Omar Moreno, ex Pittsburgh Pirate and 1979 World Series champion team, Robert Mangino of KDKA Radio and many more!  

    For Player Bios, giveaways and other updates please be sure to follow our Facebook page!



    For more information about our events please CLICK HERE



    Pittsburgh’s Coro Latinoamericano—one of the nation’s only secular choirs performing in Spanish—is teaming up with the First Unitarian Universalist Choir & students at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music for a special holiday concert—Paz y Armonía (Peace and Harmony), Sunday December 16 at 3:00pm.

    Directed by award-winning cellist, Ábner Jairo García, from Morelia Mexico, the groups will present an evening of traditional Spanish & Latin American holiday and popular music, with special songs for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa too!

    Date & Time: Sunday, Dec. 16th, at 3:00PM

    Location: First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Pgh, PA 15213.

    Admission is free although donations will be accepted. The concert is family friendly; the venue is handicap accessible.



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    A Special Thanks to UPMC, Inventionland and Coca-Cola for sponsoring our Fiesta Navideña on November 27th.


    Guests raved about the unique and beautiful event space describing it as "the Coolest place I have ever been".


    Special Guests included Peter Villegas (Coca-Cola), County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald, Joey Cora of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente Jr and more!


    Event photography was provided by Oscar Aquino of Rugraphics Studios. To see the photos CLICK HERE

    Headshots were provided by Cut 'n Run Studios. To see the headshots CLICK HERE

    Floral arrangements were provided by Flora Vista.


    The delicious cupcakes taken home by all of the guests were made by Ashley Cessarato.


    If you are interested in joining the chamber, attending an event or donating to our scholarship fund please visit: www.pmahcc.org



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    We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Latino Business Initiative, Event Planning, Gala Outreach and more! If you are interested in volunteering Please email: MelanieMarie@pmahcc.org

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    PMAHCC would like to get the community leaders together so that we can learn about each other's organizations, their goals and how we can work together to best serve the Hispanic community of our City.


    Please send the names of any individuals and organizations that you feel would want to/ should participate to MelanieMarie@pmahcc.org as soon as possible.



    In 2018 PMAHCC held more events than any past year. More than 2,000 unique individuals have registered for these events over the course of the year. For these events we teamed up with ALPHA, LACU, Facebook, The City of Pittsburgh, Acrobatique Creative, Brown Forman, La Palapa, The Rivers Casino, The Rivers Club, Casa Brasil, Innovation Works, The Hotel Monaco, Izzazu Salon, Verdettos and known Artist Jeremy Raymer, Zone 28, Reed Smith, The Pittsburgh Business Show, Mooka entertainment, UPMC, Inventionland, Coca-Cola, The Latino Community Center, El Jimador Tequilla, DJ SMI and more.



    We have established a relationship with Acrobatique Creative and Brown Forman to produce an annual event, Dia De Los Muertos and Cinco de Mayo. If you were not at our Dia De Los Muertos event, put it on your calendar for next year. This year 366 people came to the hotel Monaco in Dia De Los Muertos makeup and partied the night away to celebrate diversity and unity and next year it will be even BIGGER!



    Chairman of the board- Carmen Malloy, Chamber president- Ivan Usero and Director of Development- Melanie Marie Boyer attended our United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention where we discovered many tools to drive the chamber forward and made invaluable connections that, we hope, will benefit all of our members.



    Over the course of the last eight months, our Social Media and website have increased traffic dramatically. Website traffic has increased more than 1,000% on average. Our Facebook page went from an average of 15 engagements per month to more than 14,000 engagements over the last 8 months. The number of people following the Chamber page has increased 700%. If you follow and like our page - which you should- you can keep up with everything going on in the Hispanic community, not only chamber items.



    These are only a few highlights of the things PMAHCC has done this year. We believe that by increasing visibility, awareness and engagement that we can better give back to our members and the community as a whole. It is with your support that we may ensure the future viability of the chamber. In 2019 we are going to continue to build on the foundation that has been established at our organization and keep moving forward with your help.


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    Did you know that the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was awarded the 2018 Chamber of the Year by Latino Connection Magazine?!



    Did you know that the US Census Bureau projects an increase of 86% in the Hispanic population by 2050.  Based on regional census data the Latino population is the fastest growing population in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region (an increase of 34% from 2010 to 2014).


    By 2020, 20% of the population will be Hispanic and by 2060, Hispanics are projected to represent 31% of the total U.S. population; only 12% less than the projected number of Caucasians! Hispanics have $1.7 trillion in buying power in the United States, a 55% increase from 2010 and are opening businesses at a rate of 8 to 1 when compared to Caucasians.


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    Marketing to U.S. Hispanics is on the radar of every Fortune 500 CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and it should be on yours too!



    "Surveyed a select panel of senior-level marketers to see if the U.S. Hispanic audience was on their roadmaps. They clearly recognized the opportunity: Most saw 11—25% of their company's growth coming from this demographic in the next three to five years. Still, most brands didn't have a marketing strategy for this audience, and most agencies were advising clients to invest in reaching them either "somewhat" or "not at all." -Google



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    *All Statistics are based on Local, Regional, State and National Census data.


    PMAHCC Thanks our Executive Board, elected in early 2018, for their dedication and hard work.


  • 09-Nov-2018 12:25 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    November 2018


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    • News/Announcements
    • Business Opportunities
    • Calendar of Events

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    The PMAHCC stands in solidarity with the Jewish community, the Tree of Life Synagogue, and our city as a whole.

    Violence, in any of its harmful forms, has no place in our community, especially when directed against innocent human beings targeted because of their race, gender, religious beliefs, or any other personal identifier. Our organization, one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most diverse community engagement non-profits, will continue to cherish diversity and inclusion in our community, and our activities will always promote principles of respect and solidarity applicable to all. Read the Full Statement


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    GlobalPittsburgh to honor foreign-born entrepreneurs, professionals, and immigrant champions. 

    The event will honor foreign-born entrepreneurs, professionals, and immigrant champions from around the globe that have made an impact on the greater Pittsburgh community. 

    Forty entrepreneurs and professionals from twenty-seven countries around the world have been nominated for awards in seven categories. 

    Read More


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    THANK YOU to Wells Fargo for supporting the Casa San Jose youth program Puentes Hacía el Futuro (Bridges to the Future)! Puentes is our out-of-school program for Latino youth ages 8-17, offering homework help, cultural activities, field trips, and much more! Last Saturday they went to Jennings Environmental Education Center near Slippery Rock, where they hiked with a guide who taught them to make a campfire, cook lunch over it (including s'mores), and be safe in the woods.

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    The Latino Community Center's "La Tienda" is currently seeking donations of gently used winter clothes including: coats, hats, gloves, scarves for children, youth and adults. 

    To donate, contact Sofia Bermeo at 412-335-7446 sbermeo@latinocommunitycenter.org 212 9th Street, Floor 5th Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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    Latinos make up an increasing share of the U.S. electorate. A record 29 million Latinos were eligible to vote in this year’s midterm elections, accounting for 12.8% of all eligible voters, a new high. While it’s too soon to know how many voted and their turnout rate, Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population (U.S. citizens ages 18 and older). Here are key takeaways about Latino voters and the 2018 elections.

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    Nearly 6-in-10 Hispanic American voters in the midterm elections this month say they support mandatory E-Verify, which is designed to prevent U.S. businesses from hiring illegal aliens over American citizens. Read More

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    There is a new, diverse cohort of individuals that are joining politics, winning elections and representing an increasingly large portion of Americans—Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Read about five new Hispanic lawmakers who you may have missed during the chaos of election season. Their varied backgrounds and politics help to demonstrate the diversity of the U.S. Hispanic population, which is projected to number 107 million by 2065.

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    Hispanics in the U.S. have lower rates of death from heart disease overall than non-Hispanic whites, except in communities where Hispanics make up most of the population, a recent study finds. Get the Full Story


    LATINO BUSINESS INITIATIVE Feature:

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    Insight Me Consulting is a company who will give your life change building your resilience and creating a balance called COHERENCE achieving a healthy lifestyle using evidenced-based emotional management techniques and tools with our programs and packages.

    LBI DEAL: A free Bran Profile One to One mentoring session


    What is the Latino Business Initiative?

    Small Business or Corporate Members offer discounts to PMAHCC & LACU members through our LBI program. This establishes a mutually beneficial relationship between PMAHCC members and LACU community members (as well as other PMAHCC members). This also lends to establishing and maintaining customer loyalty and a community in which we all help each other to move forward.



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    Novus Group seeks a well-qualified Administrative Assistant/Onboarding Specialist for our premier client in Downtown Pittsburgh.

    Work for one of Pittsburgh’s premiere organizations (employer of choice), located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. With an exceptional work environment, this company has the great people and culture that create healthy and happy work place!

    This is an awesome opportunity for a polished professional who is a people person and self-starter. The ideal candidate will have advanced MS Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint).
    This is a long-term contract position that may lead to full-time employment.
    Please apply ASAP.

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    The Financial Empowerment Center is seeking a Center Nonprofit Program Manager as well as a Financial Counselor. The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) program aims to improve the financial stability of City of Pittsburgh households by providing high quality, one-on-one financial education and counseling to low-income residents. Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to hmurray@advantageccs.org


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    Luciana Brussi's "Pittsburgh Samba Group" has been entertaining the Pittsburgh region since 2012 by performing at various events including, but not limited to, festivals, parades, shows, school events, weddings, private parties, and Carnival-like celebrations! We perform lively choreographies, and also enjoy dancing freestyle with Timbeleza (Pittsburgh's high energy Batucada band). We perform all forms of Brazilian dance: from traditional Samba with beautiful feathered headdresses, to folkloric style, and much more! Info Here


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    KeyBank is hiring a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager to serve as the account executive for commercial clients, develop new business and build strong relationships with prospects.


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    Amazon seeks an IT Support Engineer to provide its teams with the IT equipment and services they need and to work across a large scope of IT software, hardware and networking disciplines. 




    To view more than 8,000 jobs in South Western PA 

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    Charity Basketball Game

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    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) and Penn State Greater Allegheny are partnering to host a basketball charity game to raise funds to be used scholarships for college students. This event benefits the PMAHCC Foundation Educational Fund and PSUGA’s scholarship program.

    Food will be provided at the event. During the game, we will hear from keynote speakers, Jackie Edmondson, Carmen Malloy and Orlando Melendez.


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    Note: The November events have been removed since they have passed.

  • 09-Nov-2018 11:38 AM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    November 2018


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    November 27 Fiesta Navideña

    Please join us in celebrating the Holiday Season as well as PMAHCC's 2018 accomplishments at the whimsical & festive, Inventionland.

    Admission includes three courses Canap Style (provided by La Palapa), Two Alcoholic Beverages, Non Alcoholic Beverages & a party favor.

    We will hear from Keynote Speaker will be Peter Villegas, Coca-Cola Vice President of Latin Affairs and United States Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board. Music will be provided by Noel Quintana, Food by La Palapa and Floral Arrangements from Flora Vista (all PMAHCC Small Business Members).

    Note: TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND SELLING QUICKLY. GET YOURS NOW!


    January 12, 2019 Charity Basketball Game

    The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) and Penn State Greater Allegheny are partnering to host a basketball charity game to raise funds to be used scholarships for college students. This event benefits the PMAHCC Foundation Educational Fund and PSUGA’s scholarship program.

    Food will be provided at the event. During the game, we will hear from keynote speakers, Jackie Edmondson, Carmen Malloy and Orlando Melendez.

    For more information about our events please CLICK HERE


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    PMAHCC would like to thank everyone who came together to plan and celebrate our Dia De Los Muertos Event, a celebration of Diversity and Unity enjoyed by 366 people! We are already looking forward to celebrating with you next year!

    Click Here for all DDLM Photos

    At a time when it was needed most, Friday night's Dia de Los Muertos event was a wonderful celebration that brought all ages, races, socioeconomic classes, sexes (and more) together to celebrate diversity, unity and life!

    This event did not only celebrate a traditional Mexican holiday, but started a new tradition FOR ALL here in Pittsburgh. We can not wait until next year!

    Thank you to all of those who celebrated with us at our extravaganza. Please share your photos and tag us in them. Tag yourselves and other attendees in our photos!

    Acrobatique Creative & Acrobatique Signature Events put together an AMAZING night for all to benefit our PMAHCC Scholarship fund to assist the next generation of future Hispanic leaders here in Pittsburgh.

    Special thanks go to Greta Harper, the mastermind who made all of the connections to make this event possible.

    Thanks to Ronda ZegarelliAmanda Chirumbolo & their team who worked tirelessly to be sure that the event went off without a hitch from the beginning to end.


    Thank you to Oscar R. Aquino of RuGraphicstudio for photographing the event on behalf of PMAHCC.

    Thank you, el Jimador Tequila for sponsoring this event with the MOST DELICIOUS and high-quality tequila. We enjoyed every last drop as well as the awesome t-shirts, masks & more!

    Thank you to Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar & Deb Docherty for providing the looks that made our event that much more amazing!

    Thank you to DJ Smi Swigart and Mariachi Internacional de Pittsburgh PA for the awesome entertainment.

    Thank you to NEXTpittsburghPittsburgh Current & Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for covering the event!

    We also thank the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh for allowing us to use their exquisite event space!

    The Hispanic community and our friends of all races, religions, sexes, political preferences (etc.) will continue to come together in order to make a positive impact in our region.

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    If you are interested in joining the chamber, attending an event or donating to our scholarship fund please visit: www.pmahcc.org


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    PMAHCC is honored to have been recognized by the Latino Connection as the #1 Chamber of commerce for 2018 and look forward to continuing our mission into 2019.

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    We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Latino Business Initiative, Event Planning, Gala Outreach and more! If you are interested in volunteering Please email: MelanieMarie@pmahcc.org



    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce released a statement supporting Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status, Calls for Permanent Solution.

    "WASHINGTON, D.C. –The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) stands in support of the federal ruling that protects the legal status of 240,000 immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS)." Read More


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    One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

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Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization 

One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Suite 4300  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.
Phone: (412) 577-4008  Fax: (412) 255-3701 ● email: chamber@pmahcc.org

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