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  • Writer's pictureBarbara Coombs

The 80th Anniversary of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

What a pleasant evening – and what a milestone! – The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 80th anniversary of creating cultural and economic change in Dallas. The swearing in ceremony took place at Meyerson Symphony Hall.

I felt truly embraced by the warmth and hospitality. Rick Ortiz got the program off to a fun start using humor throughout his remarks. I was grateful for Chancellor Dr. Joe May’s remarks on the DCCCD bond initiative which will be coming up during the election. In a private conversation he expanded on the importance of creating new facilities that accommodate the students as they change classes. The buildings currently used were designed as department stores. Elevators and stairwells are packed when the classes shift. Talk about a traffic jam!

The swearing in ceremony was beautifully managed by the recently appointed JP Sasha Moreno. Followed by Wanda Granier the past Chair introducing Tony Flores as he takes the reins for the next year as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Tony Flores is Director of Western Region Distribution Operations at Oncor. He is experienced in Smart Grid issues which is important

as we create smarter cities.

I was grateful for the opportunity to see Beatrice Martinez again who was sworn in as secretary.

All in all a beautiful evening. Thank you Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for sharing your innate cultural warmth with me it was an honor to witness your celebration of 80 years in Dallas!

Chairman, Tony Flores

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