• Hispanic Business Council

    Vision: The Hispanic Business Council seeks to build trust & unify Latinx-owned businesses with the region’s overall business community through advocacy, education, and increased access to resources, on a bilingual platform in order to strengthen and empower our community and future generations.

    Purpose: The Hispanic Business Council is appointed by the WVCC Board of Directors and is responsible for:

    • Providing education through information sharing and guidance to Latinx-owned businesses.
    • Integrating the business community in the Wenatchee Valley by creating partnerships with community members to foster relationship building.
    • Providing inclusive networking opportunities that built trust and ensure equitable access to resources.
    • Providing educational programming for both the Latinx community and the community at large.
    • Provide advocacy on behalf of Latinx owned businesses taking in consideration the unique needs and challenges of these businesses.

     

    Members:

    • Wilma Cartagena, Chair, Former President of NCW Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Michael Arciga, Douglas County Sewer District
    • Rafael Aguilar, Pera Media & Events
    • Ruben Betancourt, Columbia Valley Community Health
    • Elvis Garcia, Seattle Yoga Lounge & Cafe
    • Mina Gomez, Edward Jones
    • Anna Kornish, GLP Attorneys PS Inc.
    • Eric Limon, Washington Trust Bank
    • Edwin Fonseca, La Tortuga Loca
    • Aaron Ruiz, Nick McLean Real Estate
    • Lorena Urrutia, People’s Bank