Tips to Get the Most Out of Power Networking (Next Week)!

Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of Power Networking:

1) Register early! Registering ahead of time will guarantee you get the lower rate to attend.

2) Try not to sit with co-workers or people you already know. It defeats the purpose of meeting and mingling with new businesses.

3) Have a 30-second elevator speech prepared about yourself and your business. It will help the flow of things when everyone is introducing themselves at your table.

4) Have your business cards ready to go! It’s better to bring more than you need because you will NOT want to run out.

5) Arrive right at 11:30am! This will give you extra time to meet some people and provide you with enough time to eat (and digest) before networking begins!

6) If you don’t get around to meeting everyone, don’t fret! We will send you a copy of everyone’s business cards post-event, just in case!

7) Don’t understand how Power Networking works or what it is? Keep reading!

If you are unsure of what Power Networking is or how it works, here is a brief synopsis so you can decide if this is the right program to attend for your business:

Each attendee will need to bring 35-45+ business cards for the day of the event. Lunch buffet is provided to give you some fuel prior to the networking portion of the event. Registration begins at 11:30am and the networking begins PROMPTLY at 12:00pm.

You will be given a number at registration which lets you know which table you will be sitting at. There will be a moderator to let you know when it’s time to switch tables. The number that you are sitting in front of at said table will be the table you go to next. It’s really quite simple once you get going. Don’t be intimidated!

If you haven’t registered, reserve your spot now:

We will see you next Wednesday!


Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join us on Wednesday, May 1st 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the Hispanic Chamber’s Annual Pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration! This year, Tapas Fusion will be generously hosting us and will be providing complimentary tapas and one free cocktail per person. There will also be great door prizes and raffles!

Tapas Fusion is also letting the Hispanic Chamber take advantage of it’s awesome Wine Wednesday deal. That means 50% off all bottles of wine ($75 or under).

You can register online here:

Don’t miss out on this spicy Pre-Cinco event! 

NOW is the Time to Pre-Register for Our Upcoming Events!

May is right around the corner and we have some great events planned! We will be kicking off the month with a Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration (see details below) followed by a Power Networking Lunch, and then a Connect After 5! to wrap up May.

Make sure you pre-register for these events! Pre-registration gets you a lower rate than paying at the door! Power Networking fills up quickly so make sure you reserve your spot TODAY!

Event details:

Pre-Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Hosted by: Tapas Fusion, 210 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, FL 33462

Members Pre-Registered: $10
Non-Members Pre-Registered: $15
At-the-Door: $20
Deadline to pre-register: April 30th 2013 by Noon
Power Networking Lunch
West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Members Pre-Registered $25
Non Members Pre-Registered $35
At-the-Door $40
Deadline to pre-register is 5/13/2013 by noon.

Health and Wellness Expo: NEW DATE & LOCATION

The 4th Annual Health and Wellness Expo has been changed to May 24th 2013 from 9:00am-12:00pm. The location will be at Mid County Senior Center:

Mid County Senior Center | 3680 Lake Worth Road  | Palm Springs, FL 33461

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pam Avalos at (561) 667-0845, via e-mail:



Will We Be Seeing YOU at Triunfo!?

The 16th Annual Triunfo! Awards Gala is TOMORROW and tickets are still available for purchase! We have a great program lined up including awesome auction items for the Silent & Live Auctions, a cigar roller (courtesy of Mya Cigars), a delicious cocktail reception, dance performances from the School of Ballet Arts, and a great DJ playing spicy music (perfect for dancing). Not to mention the Business Awards presentation and a chance to see all of the wonderful Triunfo! Scholarship recipients!

Purchase tickets here:

We look forward to seeing you all TOMORROW evening!



16th Annual Triunfo! Business Nominations ARE IN!

Congratulations to all of our wonderful nominees! We look forward to seeing everyone at the 16th Annual Triunfo! Awards Gala! It’s not too late to purchase tickets and tables! Please go HERE to buy your tickets! It’s sure to be a great event!


But What is Triunfo?

If you’ve received the e-mails, heard of the scholarships and business nominations, and you’ve seen the webpage banner, but you still find yourself asking “so, what is this Triunfo?”, then keep reading!

This Triunfo! event is a formal gala held on an annual basis. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County has had a tradition for 15 years of recognizing the “best and brightest” high school seniors in Palm Beach County as well as recognizing local businesses from a variety of categories who have demonstrated excellence. This year is it’s 16th year! 

We solicit your help in identifying those extraordinary high school graduating students who should be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Hispanic community.

In the last seven years, the Hispanic Chamber has raised approximately $82,000 for students who have pursue their studies in universities such as Harvard, Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and many other prestigious institutions.  The students selected have an outstanding Grade Point Average (GPA), dedicated many hours to community service and demonstrated excellent academic and leadership skills.

“Not only does the future of our community depend on the quality of professionals we have, but also the ones we empower to become leaders, who will create a better future,” said André Varona, Chief Executive Officer.

While the scholarship deadline has passed and the submitted applications are currently under review by the Education Committee, it is not too late to nominate a business for this prestigious award. All forms can be found at The deadline for the business nominations is March 15th.

TICKETS CAN NOW BE PURCHSED via Chamber website ( or by calling 561-832-1986.