2020 has been absolutely a wild year. This year has been marred by so many things, with the coronavirus topping the list. Every week, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has been providing updates on their Open Together Initiative. So how are things looking now that we continue to see a surge in COVID-19 cases? Shannon Jacques, the Director of Membership & Events of the ABQ Hispano Chamber of Commerce, discussed what they are doing to keep the local economy alive.
The #ReadyToOpen / #OpenTogether initiative, in partnership with KRQE Media Group was created to help businesses navigate the re-open guidelines set forth by the state during the re-opening phases for each industry.
What are 3 business that are #ReadyToOpen?
- New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV)
- Best Buddies of New Mexico
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Established in 1975 by 14 members of the Hispanic business community, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC) is an organization focused on improving education and economic development opportunities in Albuquerque and throughout the state of New Mexico. Currently, the AHCC is a community of approximately 1,200 business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals committed to scaling small businesses and empowering individuals through economic growth and wealth creation. The AHCC is the largest Hispanic chamber in the country and the largest chamber of commerce in New Mexico. Their membership is comprised of approximately 60% Hispanic-owned Businesses and 40% Non-Hispanic-Owned Businesses. While being a historically Hispanic-focused association, they are inclusive and proud to consider themselves the Small Business Chamber of not only Albuquerque but of the state of New Mexico.