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El Paso Chamber Holds Annual Gala

This Friday, November 4th, the El Paso Chamber held its annual Gala, which celebrated the Chamber’s 123 years in the El Paso community.

This year’s Gala theme was “Around the World,” where attendees traveled to Lebanon, Greece, Japan, Spain, Mexico, Scotland, and Italy through different dishes and drinks. This was a sold-out event that included distinguished guests such as Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego.

The El Paso Chamber awarded esteemed businesses and individuals during the event. Awardees were celebrated for their continued contributions and commitment to the Chamber and its mission of creating a strong regional business community.

Award winners are as follows:


  • Marcos Lozano for Ambassador of the Year
  • Dinorah Vazquez for Volunteer of the Year
  • RevIVe Medical, PLLC for Small Business of the Year
  • Chase Bank for Large Business of the Year
  • LiftFund for Non-profit of the Year

Max Villaronga, the 2022 Chamber Board of Directors Chairperson, also introduced the incoming Chair for 2023, Brad Taylor. The El Paso Chamber is thankful for the support Max Villaronga has provided to the Chamber and looks forward to working with Mr. Taylor.

Please click here to view photos of the night.

This year’s Gala was an overwhelming success thanks to the hard work of the El Paso Chamber’s Gala Committee and the event sponsors.

Gala Committee members include:

  • Ale Loeza – Raiz FCU
  • Ana De Alba – FMM
  • Celia Veloz – RTG
  • Dinorah Vazquez – Rise Digital Marketing
  • Elsa Borrego – Helen of Troy
  • Natalie Moreno – Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Pamela Soto – HOME
  • Liz Reveles – Rev It Up!
  • Megan Marie Randall – Megan Marie Entity

Sponsors include:

  • Raiz Federal Credit Union
  • Helen of Troy
  • El Paso Chihuahuas
  • Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.
  • Workforce Solutions Borderplex
  • West Retail Real Estate Development

Mr. Villaronga congratulated and thanked outgoing members of the Board:

  • Karl Murphy – First Light FCU
  • Dr. Ogechika Alozi – Sunset ID Care PA
  • Yolanda Giner – Franklin Mountain Investments
  • Gary Borsch – Professional Investment Counsel Inc.
  • VJ Smith – Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Carlos Keating – HUB International Insurance Services
  • Arlene Carroll – WestStar Bank
  • Ben Miranda – Endeavors

Incoming members to the Chamber’s Board of Directors in January 2023 include:

  • Art Garza – Del Sol Medical Center
  • Daphne Griffin – TTUHSC
  • Jessica Herrera – Jessica Herrera-CBRE
  • Tiffany Menefee – Pronto Body Shop
  • Marina Monsisvais – Barracuda Public Relations
  • Marcus Taylor – Friendlee Modern Insurance
  • Jose Garcia – Destination El Paso
  • Scott Lynch – El Paso Apartment Association

Again, we congratulate all our award winners, and we thank everyone that has helped the El Paso Chamber be the influential voice of the business community that it is today. The El Paso Chamber looks forward to next year’s Gala!


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