• September 16, 2021
 Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce recognizes three El Pasoans

Cindy and Team Accepting Large Chamber of the Year Award on Behalf of EPHCC

Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce recognizes three El Pasoans

Three recipients from El Paso and members of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (EPHCC) have been awarded top honors and recognized by The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC).

In addition, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce won Large Chamber of the year for the sixth year in a row; making this the ninth award won by the EPHCC in this category the last eleven years.

“The EPHCC is proud to support and provide the resources to enable these businessmen and women emerge victorious at such a prestigious convention, officials shared via a news release.

Edgar Montiel, President of Palo Verde Homes was awarded the 2019 TAMACC Businessman of the Year award. Mr. Montiel graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and Masters in Business Administration degree in 2010.

Montiel has over ten years of experience and has been recognized as one of America’s Top 200 Builders, recognized by the EPA as an Energy Star Leader in the industry, and has been named the El Paso Association of Builders Builder Member of the Year for several years in a row.

Monica Moreno, President of The Job Connection has been awarded the 2019 TAMACC Businesswoman of the Year award. Moreno is an active member of the Chamber and participant in the Women’s Business Border Center activities and has been appointed to serve on the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (EPHCC) board of directors.

She has received numerous awards for her success in business and the support she gives to many organizations in the El Paso community. One of Ms. Moreno’s passions is staffing, by giving professional opportunities in a community primarily populated by Hispanics.

Von Washington with IDA Technology has been awarded the 2019 Corporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year award.

Von Washington accepting Award for Coroporate Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year Award

Washington formed IDA Technology in 2007 after serving as a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery officer with considerable experience in the Patriot and Avenger weapons systems. He served as a commander, operations officer and Operations Research and System Analyst (ORSA).

Following his military service, Mr. Washington who is a former chairman of the board for EPHCC, worked as independent consultant with Lockheed Martin on the development, planning and testing of the Theatre Air Defense (THADD) missile defense system.

Every year TAMACC members nominate outstanding individuals and companies from all across the state to receive these honorable recognitions.

The three El Paso businesses were recognized for exceeding expectations at the state level.

TAMACC hosted the 44th Annual Hispanic Business Convention of Texas August 1 – 3, 2019 in San Marcos, Texas. The TAMACC Hispanic Business Convention of Texas is one of the leading Hispanic associations in the entire state.

“It certainly was a bittersweet moment. The El Paso winners accepted their awards only minutes after learning about the shooting that devastated our city,’ stated Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO of The El Paso Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce.

“However, in the midst of these heartbreaking events, it is important to keep growing as a community and recognize the individuals who help make El Paso strong.”

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