Contact Us At - 863.838.2084
Mrs. Ana I. Rivera de Ramos
President of The Board 2007 to Present
40 plus years in merchandising, marketing, sales, management and the arts. Mrs. Rivera de Ramos founded the PRHCCPC in 2007. Launching a chamber of commerce for those small businesses wanting a voice where there was none. Bringing with her a background plus expertise and trained by top companies such as: JC Penney, Marshall's, Macy's, Lladro, Pajama Company of America and now in private school education. Has helped her in all the areas needed by a professional to lead a group and chamber. Anita as many call her look to her for guidance and mentoring when it comes to building a chain of networking. Her extensive knowledge in procuring merchandise, costing and product development has allowed her to use these skills to in turn help her community of PRHCCPC members. Born in Puerto Rico. Currently sits on the Board for The Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center, Polk Academies Board, Vice President of LULAC Council of Central Florida # 7265 , Deputy State Director for Women's Affairs for LULAC State and is a member of P.A.C.E. / Polk Association of Chamber Executives.
Dr. Joe Perez
Dr. Joe Perez, Professor at various colleges Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Minor: Human Resource Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science General Bachelor of Arts Business Associates of Arts Business 2016-2019
Mrs. Gricelia Betancourt de Quinones
Mrs. Gricelia Betancourt de Quinones, Assistant Director at MODAPolk and Miss Polk Latina Beauty Consultant (in her own business) 2016-2018 Puerto Rican
Mr. David Ramos
Mr. David Ramos Oversees monthly accounts. Property Manager of Lakeside Luxury Apartments Cuban / American 2014-2016 & again on 2017-2019
Mr. Paul Cruz
Sargent at Arms
Mr. Paul Cruz, Sargent at Arms - JULY 2019 - JULY 2021
Mr. Alberto "AJ" Rodriguez
Mr. Alberto "AJ" Rodriguez, Representative and Director of The Young Entrepreneurs of The PRHCCPC 2011-2020
PRHCCPC is also members of:
The PR/HCC Family of Chambers The USA Round-table Advisory & Board of Directors
Mr. Frank Nieves
Mrs. Ana Rivera
Mr. Santos Arroyo
Mrs. Nancy Quinones
PRHCC Advisory Board - Presidents of the PRHCC in Florida Frank Nieves, Santos Arroyo and Nancy Quinones - Here shown with some of their teams and Outreach Hispanic Coordinator to Senator Rubios Office Mrs. Carolyn Vega Melendez
To enhance the relationships between Large and Small Businesses by providing & promoting knowledge of each other’s products and services through interaction. To create venues for our members where their businesses can be promoted on an international platform. To continue to innovate new ways in bringing the Polk County community together through life & business and by giving the outside community an opportunity to learn what is great about our community of Hispanic Entrepreneurs. All through "CULTURE , COMMUNITY and BUSINESS".
All posts for Board and Committee posts are selected by President / Founder Mrs. Rivera. There are no ELECTIONS held according to the by-laws established on MAY 2007. President suggests and selects individuals based on experience , current membership standings and goodwill behavior towards members and board of the PRHCCPC. Advisory & Board of Directors along with President of that particular chamber have final say of selections. Board bodies of President , VP , Secretary , Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms are the only Board positions. All other posts are currently filled except with some that are specific in nature. Committees are also filled by selections of the President & Founder of chamber. None of these posts are salaried except President according to by-laws.
Customer Relations Coordinator (CRC) Membership & Advertising Representatives - COMMISSION ONLY 30%
1.Business Education Committee/Business Development Committee Head - Mrs. Maggie Morera ( as of April 2016-APRIL 2018)
2.PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE HEAD - OPEN
3.PARADE DIRECTOR - YOLY DELGADO - APRIL 2016 - APRIL 2018
4.Hospitality Committee Head - TAMERA APONTE (as of JAN 2016 until DEC 2018)
5.Legislative Committee Head - POST OPEN AS OF APRIL 2016
6.Education Committee Head - POST OPEN AS OF APRIL 2016
7.Fund-raising/Sponsors Liaison Committee Head - POST OPEN AS APRIL 2016
8.OPEN AS OF APRIL 2016 This is a commission based position 10% ONLY (must have experience in this field)
9.Ethics Committee Head - OPEN POSITION
10.Cultural Affairs & Committee Head - OPEN POSITION
** ALL ABOVE POSTS ARE 2 YEAR POSTS ONLY (THEY WERE ONE YEAR POSTS IN PREVIOUS YEARS) PLUS THEY'RE APPOINTED BY THE CHAMBER FOUNDER/PRESIDENT**
NEW COMMITTEES WILL BE FORMED IN 2016 - stay tuned
** All positions will go through an appointed process through the President and it's Board of Directors/ PR/Hispanic Chambers Roundtable (smaller posts all others selected by President/Founder).All held positions have a TWO Year tenure (some maybe more years and will be appointed accordingly by the President & Founder).Also an application and /or background check maybe performed (where deemed needed). Resumes will be taken within six months of posts tenure. All posts begin their new tenure in/on January of the coming year of selection.All selected and appointed must abide by the Board/Members Rules of Engagement.
Benefits for such posts membership for the tenure of your post** - all appointed will receive a 2 years membership FREE.
Community of Volunteers: we are in dire need. Please contact our offices. We give out DOUBLE Community Service Hours to High School Students. Contact Alberto Rodriguez at 863-838-1034 and ask about participating. We also accept INTERNSHIPS/EXTERNSHIPS for current college students,, no pay is included.
PR/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County
P.O. Box 2135, Bartow FL 33830
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