Dear Chamber members and Friends,
I am deeply honored to accept this position as President with great enthusiasm. My goal is to nurture the vital relationships between the chamber, our members, and the community at large and this can be achieved by working closely with the board and community leaders.
Throughout my career, I have worked under the principle that diversity enriches a company’s relationship with the community. Diversity and excellence go hand in hand. Needleless to say our chamber remains open and accessible to individuals of all backgrounds. I look forward to working with our member’s, building bridges of opportunity and encouraging diversity in all its richness.
Envisioning a successful future for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay entails developing the ability to provide opportunities to each member through networking events, leadership workshops, seminars, online media, morning café con leche, our evening mixers and other functions that we will soon be announcing. These will strengthen our members skills and abilities which will enable them to grow their business. The foundation of successful business are the values of teamwork, leadership and perseverance.
Board of directors and members…you are the lifeblood of our institution. Your investments of time, talent and sponsorships will help us to achieve our goals.
As a chamber we look forward to getting out into the community to build new relations and to further our appreciation for our rich heritage.
As we look forward…there is much to be done. I encourage you to attend our events and bring your friends and business associates. Get involved with the chamber and our various committees.
And lastly I leave you with this quote:
"Behind each challenge lies an opportunity for greatness to succeed!"
Ileana De Leon Martin
President/Chair of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay