COVID-19 Update: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce-St. Louis has provided translated coronavirus materials. Additionally, the Facebook page STLJuntos offers translated government documents and videos. People can also submit questions by message.
The Hispanic Chamber strives to support and promote Hispanic small businesses.
In 2009, the organization took a major step to solidifying its role as the premier Hispanic organization in the St. Louis region when it opened a Technology & Resource Center, now called the Centene Technology Center, in the City of St. Louis. The endeavor was made possible through an appropriation from the federal government obtained by Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. The computers at the Technology Center were purchased with an Accelerator Grant provided by AT&T. The software for the computers was donated by the Microsoft Corporation.
The charitable arm of the Hispanic Chamber, the HCC STL Foundation, focuses on youth, workforce development, and education.
Major events each year include the Job Fair in February, the Adelante Awards Gala in April, the Hispanic Working Women event in August, and the HCC Foundation Golf Tournament in September. In addition to these events, the Hispanic Chamber plans and executes dozens of pop-up events throughout the year. These events are all developed with input from our members about what kind of services, tools and networking opportunities they need.
Through all of these efforts, the Hispanic Chamber attempts to strengthen Hispanic enterprise and small and minority business integration to promote a sustainable socioeconomic development and a better quality of life in the St. Louis region. The Hispanic Chamber serves as facilitator in strengthening Hispanic enterprise, it anticipates new challenges and opportunities, encourages innovation, and promotes the development of the Hispanic entrepreneurial sector.
Membership in the Hispanic Chamber is voluntary for all business owners and professionals. The Hispanic Chamber is open to those that share its goals of fostering progress to all sectors of the economy, and particularly to the Hispanic business community, for a better and stronger St. Louis region.