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  • 31-Jul-2018 10:51 PM | Anonymous

    PMAHCC Newsletter

    August 2018

    Hello {Contact_First_Name}!

    PMAHCC has announced our new Executive Board positions.

    Carmen O. Malloy- Chairman

    Ivan Usero- President

    Jesus Torres- Treasurer

    Armando Ocando-  Secretary

    PMAHCC is actively seeking Fall interns for: Social Media Marketing, Photography, Journalism & Videography. Please submit resume & portfolios to

    PMAHCC Partner, Rosedale Tech will be holding their 3rd Annual Car Show on August 25th

    PMAHCC Board Member, Roberto Clemente Jr. Welcomed his first child in July!

    USHCC has joined the "Open for all" campaignOpen to All is the nationwide public engagement campaign to build awareness and understanding about the importance of our nation’s nondiscrimination laws—and to defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All. Read More

    As part USHCC's new women’s initiative, In Her Footsteps, we want to hear what some of the biggest challenges are for Latinas in the workforce. The form below will be used to gather insights from your unique experiences and will be used to help us better advocate for you. 

    Click Here to Participate

    August 9-10th Facebook Community Boost (FREE!)

    Digital skills classes will be taught at The University Club of Pittsburgh. In between sessions, Facebook Business Help Desks will be available for live 1:1 assistance on Facebook Pages, Ads Manager, Instagram and more! Facebook Community Boost is free to attend and open to the public. More Information

    August 28th Special Invitation to the Rivers Club (FREE!)

    ALPFA and PMAHCC members and friends are specially invited to experience the Rivers Club, their fine cuisine, network and have a wonderful time! Coworkers, Friends, Clients (and more) are welcome to attend this FREE event.

    Hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary beverage will be provided. Additional drinks available from value-priced cash bar.

    More Information

    September 5: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff (Clemente Day)

    The event will take place at Verdetto's Bar & Restaurant where the new Roberto Clemente Mural has been painted. Attendees include Manny Sanguillén, Grant Jackson, Roberto Clemente Jr., The Clemente Family, Mayor Bill Peduto & More! There will be many prizes to be won including airline tickets, autographed sports gear, hotel stays and more!

    In addition, tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates game will be available at a discounted rate for attendees and other PMAHCC friends. A small donation will be made to the PMAHCC scholarship fund for each Pirates ticket sold. All proceeds from this event benefit the scholarship fund!


    For more upcoming events please CLICK HERE

    The Allegheny County Parks Department has Grant Coordinator position they are looking to fill.

    The Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) is seeking bids for its upcoming project

    The project consists of the following trades/ supplies:

    • Electricians, Laborers
    • Plumbers, Laborers
    • HVAC, Laborers
    • Office Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment, Laborers

    For more information contact:

    Etna Borough in conjunction with Shaler Township has made a formal request for proposals for consulting services to prepare a Bicycle Route along Pine Creek from Kiwanis Park in Shaler Township to the proposed Etna Riverfront Park and Trail on Bridge Street, under the Robert D. Fleming Bridge in Etna Borough. For more information contact:

    The Allegheny County Jail is now hiring for a Director of Nursing in the Medical Unit. Interested applicants may apply at the following link:

    Are you interested in mentoring a team of freshman students in the School of Business this fall? Your role, as a mentor, would be to guide a team through the process of developing a solution, researching its feasibility and creating a final presentation discussing the implementation of this solution. All 300+ incoming freshman will take this class and the winning teams have a chance to earn scholarship money.

    If you feel you might be interested or for more information, please contact: Christine Hughes,

    2018 Vibrant Pittsburgh/Urban Affairs Foundation is accepting Mini Grants. This year’s theme is Language Access through the Use of Technology. Language access describes ways in which your organization will help to bridge the communication barrier for people who cannot speak, understand, hear, read or write English fluently or proficiently. We encourage community groups and non-profits to apply and consider how they can use technology to make our region's resources more accessible to all.

    Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on August 31, 2018. For more information and our application, please visit You can also learn more at

    City Council voted to PASS the "RIV" legislation to update Pittsburgh's riverfront zoning. After an almost two-year public process led by City Planning that involved community meetings, feedback from hundreds of riverfront businesses, neighborhood residents and stakeholders, the RIV is approved! More Information

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


    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:


    Written 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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  • 10-Oct-2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous

    PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Carmen Malloy, Consultant and Customer Relations Specialist with Peoples Gas, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award Presented by Nationwide.

    The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2017 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

    The Steelers honored Malloy at their game on Sunday, Oct. 8 when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m.

    Malloy, a Colombian born naturalized United States citizen, has worked at Peoples Gas for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work master’s program and is committed to the Peoples mission of making life better in our community. In her capacity at Peoples, Malloy advocates for those who are less fortunate.  Malloy joined the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) in 1999 and in 2013 she was elected President of the executive board.  Malloy supports the PMAHCC mission of contributing to making Pittsburgh the city of opportunity and growth for our future generations by managing the Chamber’s Foundation Scholarship program.  This program has provided 97 students with scholarships totaling $142,000 since the initiative began in 2011. Malloy enjoys volunteering and was the 2016 recipient of the Minority Action Group Minority Achiever’s Award.  She donates her time to multiple organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and the YMCA Greater Pittsburgh Community Advisory Committee.

    Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. 

    Malloy has chosen the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the $2,000 donation which will provide scholarships to two students through the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship program.

    Nationwide’s partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The Columbus-based insurance and financial services company already has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. Nationwide also provides resources, support, and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. The sponsorship of Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide’s goal of partnering with organizations that share the company’s values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.

    “Nationwide is excited to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to present this year’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards,” said Mike Boyd, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. “Nationwide takes pride in working with groups who share our values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community. We look forward to recognizing the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

    About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit

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  • 08-Oct-2016 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    How do you define "community leadership"?

    What would you tell someone who was considering going to medical school?

    What is your favorite part Pittsburgh?

    ​Jose Miguel Juarez is a first-generation Guatemalan American born and raised in a single parent home in Paterson NJ, where he graduated as valedictorian of DePaul Catholic High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated with honors and conducted Atomic and Laser Physics Research for which he was offered a research position at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA.


    Mr. Juarez’s greatest passion is living, learning, and working directly among underserved populations and advocating fervently for their rights. Hence, after college he joined Teach For America and served as a high school teacher in a low-income Latino community in Houston TX and in a low-income African American community in Tunica MS. After TFA, he moved to Spring Hill FL and worked in a medically-underserved community as a coordinator of medical services for Crescent Community Free Clinic. Today, here in Pittsburgh, he volunteers as a paramedic for Operation Safety Net, a team bringing medical services directly to the homeless in the streets and under the bridges of Pittsburgh. He is also a coordinator and medical translator for SALUD – Clinica Gratuita, a free clinic committed to helping our Spanish-speaking community. Currently, Mr. Juarez is a third year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he founded the UPittMed chapter of the national Latino Medical Student Association. His area of concentration is Global Health and Underserved Populations, and his area of research is pediatric otolaryngology at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


    Mr. Juarez’s passion and commitment to both academics and community service has been recognized nationally by the American Medical Association Foundation and Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. In 2015, he was named a National Minority Scholar. He was also a recipient of the National Magis Medal. He has also been recognized at the city level by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Gateway Medical Society, and Café con Leche. He is one of the recipients of this year’s PMAHCC Scholarship as well as the GMS Academic Achievement and Community Service Award. He is also one of the 2015 FUERZA! Latino Making a Difference in Pittsburgh Award winners. At the school level, he received the 2016 Blue Star Community Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh and the 2016 Sally Miller Award for Advocacy on Behalf of the Medically Underserved by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


    Motivated by these experiences, Mr. Juarez is determined to continue learning, serving, and helping to reduce health disparities here in Pittsburgh, and throughout our country. As a doctor, he will continue volunteering and advocating passionately for all who do not have access to health care.

  • 27-Apr-2016 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    I have been involved with the PMAHCC since its inception in 2004. UPMC joined the PMAHCC in 2006. The Chamber is a great partner. The PMAHCC Board is comprised of excellent professionals and leaders. The board chair, Ron Alvarado, is very professional and passionate and works hard to ensure the success of this great organization. The Board is clear on the its mission, vision, and future direction.

    UPMC is a sponsoring partner. We provide financial support to assist the Chamber with the work they perform to grow the Hispanic business community and the Pittsburgh region. UPMC hosted the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Annual Hispanic Gala, Three King Celebration and the Hispanic Heritage Month Gala (where all proceeds benefit the PHAHCC Foundation). In addition, we have attended the Three Rivers Sala Cruise and the Roberto Clemente Scholarship Fundraiser.

    ​The Chamber has provided UPMC qualified suppliers who have provided excellent products and services to include market intelligence, orthotics, staffing, medical supplies, project management, event planning, and

    construction, etc. UPMC recognizes that these suppliers enhance its supply chain and increase its competitive advantage in the marketplace.

    UPMC and the PMAHCC are truly committed to improve the economic development of this region and I believe by continuing to work together we will be successful.

  • 27-Apr-2016 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Julio Clavijo­Alvarez opened Re­Nova Plastic Surgery 16 months ago in Wexford, Pennsylvania. He opened his business based on his personal values of quality customer service and care. Dr. Clavijo­Alvarez joined the PMAHCC about a year ago in order to connect with Latinos in Pittsburgh (he is originally from Colombia), get support in writing his business plan and support in finding new business loans. When asked what are his hopes are the Pittsburgh region business community, Dr. Clavijo­Alvarez said, “to become stronger as a generator of revenue for the region.”

  • 27-Apr-2016 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Q. You recently won an award, tell us about that.

    A. It was an honor to be awarded the 2015 Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) Engineer of the Year award. This recognition was made possible by two steadfast sources of inspiration: my parents, Norma and Enrique, and my colleagues through the years, particularly at DiGioia, Gray & Associates. The most valuable lessons bestowed have been: 1) Be a living example of the values that the civil engineering profession upholds, and 2) advocate for more students to become socially­engaged engineers. These are the engineers that understand society's needs and strive to maintain and develop the well­being of their communities and clients.

    Q. H ow long have you been involved with the PMAHCC? How did you get involved?

    A. I have been formally involved with the PMAHCC as a board member since 2015 but have known

    several PMAHCC leaders dating back to 1999. It has been a pleasure and pride to see how far the PMAHCC has grown! Particularly in outreach to students and engagement with community leaders.

    Q. What is your favorite thing about belonging to the PMAHCC?

    A. The synergy! And the actions taken to carry through with enthusiasm and endurance the tasks required to complete the PMAHCC goals every year.

    Q. W hat would you say to anyone thinking about joining the PMAHCC?

    A. At some point in time in your career and professional development you must evaluate whether you

    want to be a leader. This typically requires duties above and beyond the average professional's ­ investment of time, ideas and efforts beyond your required responsibilities. The PMAHCC is an organization that provides you the opportunity to work with other professionals in applying your skills, knowledge and experience towards common goals that benefit, in the end, your community. In leading this way, you will find you receive back multi­fold. Let your involvement establish your evaluation!

  • 24-Feb-2016 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    How long have you been a member of the PMAHCC?

    First got involved as a member of the Chamber way back in 2010. (6 years ago!)

    Why did you join the PMAHCC?

    Originally joined when I was a recruiter for Farmers Insurance. Joined in order to attract Hispanic/Latino professionals that may have interest in becoming small business owners by opening a Farmers Insurance Agency. Ended up recruiting myself and became the only full service Spanish speaking insurance agent in Western PA. I am the only one who can offer a full portfolio of insurance and financial products that speaks Spanish as a first language. Given the complexity of the business, I find that people are a LOT more comfortable with me....even if they speak English :)

    What has been the greatest benefit of being a member of the PMAHCC?

    Exposure and instant credibility. When I tell a person or business that I am on the board of the Hispanic Chamber, they instantly perk up. It's really started to help on the business side of things as well because clients want to work with someone that is not only committed to their career, but to making a difference in their community.

    Is your company a member of the PMAHCC? If yes, what has been the benefit to having them be a member?

    Our Agency has been a member of the Chamber for the past 3 years (ever since I started). Our Agency takes great pride in helping the growing Latino community of Western PA and we strive to be recognized as the one place where everyone can get great service! As of now I am the only Spanish speaker, but we aim to add more support staff very soon. Sky is the limit!

    ​What is you advice to a Latino business owner that is new to Pittsburgh?

    Surround yourself with a great team of individuals that will help you succeed. All business owners need Accountants, Lawyers, Insurance and Financial consultants, Payroll administrators and many other types of professionals that can help not only in the day to day, but can help ensure that the doors of the business will stay open! Many newly arrived Latinos think that they are alone and without help which is not the case. Another important thing to do is to get INVOLVED! Even if its in the smallest capacity, people will see that you are out and about; working for what you want! I've always said this and will continue to use this phrase: "People don't care how much you know.....they care how much you CARE!"

  • 24-Feb-2016 2:16 PM | Anonymous

    Jorge was born in Machala, Ecuador, and grew up splitting time between Miami, Florida and his hometown in Ecuador. After completing his high school education in Ecuador, Jorge attended the University of St. Mary, where he graduated magna cum laude with AllUniversity Honors and Departmental Honors in political science and history. After graduating from college, Jorge worked several years as the Director of the Pre­Litigation Department at Goldberg & Rosen, P.A., a prestigious law firm in Miami, Florida. Jorge has wanted to be an attorney since he was young child, and in 2013, he made the decision to follow his dreams and was accepted to law school at Duquesne University’s School of Law, where he will graduate from in May of 2016.

    Jorge has excelled in law school. He is a member of the law school’s Moot Court Board, and was selected by the faculty to participate in a national moot court competition hosted by the Touro Law Center in New York, winning the first place award for Best Advocate amongst over 40 participants, and helping Duquesne Law School place third in the competition. He has concentrated his studies in litigation and international law, and has received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest grade in his class in the subjects of international law, immigration law, and Latin American civil law. Most importantly, in 2014 and 2015, Jorge was a Summer Associate at the Pittsburgh based global law firm of Reed Smith, LLP, where he recently accepted a formal offer of employment.

    Jorge and his family are proud to call Pittsburgh home, and he looks forward to solidifying the expanding network of Latino professionals in our community. As such, Jorge has embraced the same principles espoused by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: furthering Hispanic and Latino interests in our community through leadership, integrity, and significant community involvement. In this regard, Jorge describes his relationship with the Chamber and the Chamber’s role in our community as “absolutely transformational, both on a personal and global level.

    The work the Chamber is performing in our community will undoubtedly usher in a new era of leadership in Pittsburgh, one bastioned by Hispanic/Latino men and women willing to do good.”

    ​Jorge looks forward to starting a family in Pittsburgh with his wife, Jessica, a Pittsburgh native.

  • 12-Jul-2015 2:11 PM | Anonymous

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1555 Broadway Avenue Second Floor  Pittsburgh PA 15219 U.S.A.

Phone: (412) 533-9300  ● email:

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