About the Chamber

Welcome to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay! On behalf of our business members and the community, we invite you to join us as we grow business in our area. 

We live and work in a dynamic community with a high energy level that creates an exciting environment for business and industry to thrive in Florida.  Our team at the Hispanic Chamber of Tampa Bay invites you to call, click or come in to learn more about the area.

The Tampa Bay area is open for business!

Mercedes Young – President


Our Vision is to connect businesses with the objective of facilitating new opportunities, strengthening business bonds with civic groups, and promoting domestic and international trade.


To advocate, promote, engage and facilitate the success of Hispanic and Brown business in The Tampa Bay Area.

President Elected 2023-2025

Mercedes Young

Board of Directors

Angel Wood-Mark

Governance Committee

Phinazee Construction & Consulting Services Inc.

General Contractor/ CEO

Dr. Cesar Lara

Vice President

Weight Loss and Wellness

The Heart & Science of Healthy Weight Loss

Daniel Trindade

Procurement Education Committee

Daniel Trindade

Purchasing Manager

Gabriel Bonserio

Chair of Events Committee

HDG Public Adjusters & Insurance Loss

Founder/ CEO

Geovanni Este

Community Outreach Committee

Financial Services Representative
 – Legacy Wealth Partner a MassMutual Firm Realtor® LPT Realty

Ivelisse Rivera

Education Committee

Florida Aerospace Training Center & Crown Aviation Services 


Janette Blanco

Board Member

Assistant Director
 – Florida SBCD at Hillsborough County

Jorge Acosta

Events Committee


Business Risk Officer

Ken Jones

Board member

Hillsborough County

Director of Minority and Small Business Enterprises

Rita Sauri

Executive Board Finance officer

Hillsborough County Disadvantaged Minority/Disadvantaged Woman Business

Enterprise (DM/DWBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SDVBE/SBE) specialist 

Tiara Rubio

Executive Board Secretary

Pure Project Management

Construction Project Manager

2023 Advisory Board

  • Suheily Martinez
  • Andrea White
  • Diane Cortez
  • Cynthia Colon
  • Martha Patarroyo

2023 Volunteers Coordinator

  • Jannette Sheppard