I am a Latina and a woman. I have spent my whole life overcoming people’s views of what a woman can accomplish in a technology field. When I first was starting my business, I looked for a community where my business could thrive. I thought that GHCC would be just such a community of support. I was proud that The Chamber supported not just the Latin Community, but Latin women as well. Sometimes, this is not so common.
I am proud to say today that your support and your believing in me has paid off. My company, ItGresa Consulting Group, has just become certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to give you feedback on the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Let me first say that my husband has a lot of visibility to other chambers of commerce through his work. So we can evaluate the value proposition of your excellent organization against others in the marketplace. We believe GHCC is one of the best values out there. We have opportunities to engage with other chambers, but GHCC is the right fit for us.
From the very first day at the chamber, I felt a sense of community, support, and a real warmth among the members and toward me and my business. I consider GHCC to be worth every penny; the chamber is clearly money well spent. GHCC is a great place to nurture a startup, and a place to build really good business momentum. I’ve also found it to be a great place to expose our business to other businesses, as well as a place to truly showcase our products and services.
I’m a big believer in the power of community, particularly the Latin community. I’ve found GHCC to be an ideal venue to reach the Latin market. I’d recommend GHCC to anyone trying to penetrate the Latin community, regardless of whether they are Latin or not. It just make good business sense.
I think GHCC provides a very valuable and cost effective service for all of us. It is one of the best values for the money that I am aware of anywhere.
Thank you for making me welcome at the chamber, and for providing all of the support to develop my business.