Noche de Gala 2018
Thank you for attending the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 16th annual Awards Gala, now known as Noche de Gala. We had nearly 300 attendees who joined us for this event. We were thrilled to recognize and celebrate the achievements of outstanding Hispanic leaders within our community for their tremendous accomplishments. During the evening welcomed our new board member, Crystal Torres with Cox Business, and are excited for all of our Board of Directors who are returning this year. We appreciate them leading our organization to fulfill our mission to be the leading resource, advocate, and access point for Hispanic entrepreneurs and Hispanic businesses. Together, we will continue to advocate for our community!
Congratulation to our honorees!
Davis-Moore Auto Group
Corporate Partner Award Honoree
This award is presented to the WHCC corporate partner who has contributed and supported the mission of the WHCC and the advancement of the Hispanic community.
Wichita Public Schools
Community Partner Award Honoree
This award is presented to an educational institution, non-profit organization or an individual who has contributed towards the advancement of the Hispanic community.
Monica's Bundt Cake
Hispanic Business Award Honoree
This award is presented to a Chamber member who has contributed to the economic development of the Hispanic community.
Adrienne Foster, U.S. Small Business Administration
Hispanic Business Person of the Year Award Honoree
This award recognizes an individual who has contributed positively to the economic development and business interests of the Hispanic Community in the City of Wichita.
Sara Morales and China Peña, Azteka's Boutique
Hispanic Entrepreneurs of the Year Award Honoree
This award is presented to a Chamber member who create products and services that keep our Hispanic economy moving forward.
Armando Minjarez, Horizontes
Orgullo Hispano Award Honoree
This award is intended to highlight leaders of the Hispanic community emphasizing their story and trajectory. 2015 was the first year that the WHCC presented this award to Judge Joe Briebesca.
Daniel Gutierrez, McCurdy Auction
Rising Star Award Honoree
This award is presented to a Chamber member whose leadership, professionalism and growth has allowed them to contribute to the Hispanic community and the community at large.
Jesus Raul Martinez, Sr., JR Custom Metals, Inc.
Lifetime Business Award Honoree
This award is presented to a business who is recognized for their contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to a single contribution.
Charlie Rivera, New York Life Insurance
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
This award is presented to an individual and/or a business who is recognized for their contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to a single contribution.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Thank you to all of our sponsors who supported Noche de Gala 2018! We appreciate your ongoing support.