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January 2018 Newsletter (Part 1 Upcoming & Past Events)

01-Feb-2019 5:45 PM | Melanie Marie 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:

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 


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


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!


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:

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:

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