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GWHCC Gala at the new Marriott Marquis

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) celebrated its 38th Annual Gala on Friday June 9th at the new Marriott Marquis. This year was celebrating the role and contributions of local Hispanic doctors in business. The award winners were Dr. Fernando Pagan for Academia, Dr. Hortencia M. Hornbeak for Government, Dr. Carlos Picone for Cooperative Medicine, and Dr. Clayton Lawrence for Nonprofit. “The Gala celebrated the GWHCC’s accomplishments as a leading business organization committed to helping move Hispanic-owned businesses […]



April #MESmixer takes over Irish Whiskey

Despite the rain, April’s #MESmixer had a WONDERFUL night of networking at Irish Whiskey Public House located in Dupont!  Our sponsors included: Hosted by Irish Whiskey Public House Live Entertainment by Chris Laich Music Photograhy by Photograhy by Alexander Videography by InFocus Films Social Media Photo Booth by Washington Talent Agency Registration by Event Farm Strolling Magic by Max Major Social Media Marketing by Travelling Bean, Specialty Beverage Catering Company Seamless Guest Check-in by Social Tables PR Coverage by The Umbrella Syndicate Event Signage by Graphics 4 Events […]



MES Members Support Local Youth in Search of Jobs

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill On Tuesday, April 29th Metro Event Specialist (MES) launched its first #MEScares initiative, which benefitted underprivileged youth in SE DC. MES members generously donated the following items to The House DC, an urban ministry 10 minutes from the nation’s capital: 8 gently used smart phones 2 dress shirts 4 suits 2 pairs of fancy heels beauty supplies 2 watches 11 fashionable ties The House […]

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Own the Hashtag, Own the Conversation

I recently headlined at Baylor University’s “Diadeloso” – An all day on campus event for students and families in the Waco, TX area. The event brought together over 20,000 people from the community. One thing you’ll immediately notice whenever a group of 20 somethings get together is that someone is always on their cell phone: Tweeting, sharing, posting and hashtagging! I was surprised to find out at an event of this scale that there was no official hashtag. As I browsed tweets […]

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Why “Helping” Will Help Your Blog

Have you ever wondered why people like Oprah are so powerful? How did she become so powerful? Why do people listen to her every word and passionately adhere to every syllable?

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