The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce elects George Fernandez to board of directors
PHILADELPHIA– The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has elected George Fernandez to the Board of Directors. George Fernandez is CEO of Latino Connection, a strategic communications firm based in Harrisburg, that assists businesses and organizations in tapping into the Hispanic market in Pennsylvania and beyond. While utilizing
a series of platforms and providing translation services, Latino Connection advances Hispanic businesses and Latino presence in a spectrum of industries.
George Fernandez is a young entrepreneur who has built his communications firm, “Latino Connection” from the ground up. His work with Latino Connection has contributed to the success of private sector businesses, non-profits, government agencies and the like, by helping them expand their reach into the Hispanic market. As editor and publisher of the bilingual publication Latino Connection Magazine, he has delivered local and nationwide news to the homes of Latino Americans in several communities. This has helped to create a new medium for Latinos seeking authentic information without compromising the validity of the messages.
Fernandez is deeply involved in his community as a loyal supporter of various causes including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Boys and Girls Club of Central PA and as a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg. Fernandez is an active member of Leadership Harrisburg Area, Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, Family Health Council of Central PA, as well as President of the Community Action Commission of South Central PA. His work has granted him many prestigious honors including the Jefferson Award and Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.”
GPHCC has a vision to be recognized as the premier resources organization servicing Hispanic businesses as well as the major force of positive change in the Latino business community. “As a former board member of the GPHCC, I am intimately familiar with the critical role it plays in the Hispanic community throughout the region and within the business community in particular, ” says Jennifer Rodriguez in a statement regarding her appointment as CEO of GPHCC in early 2016. “I am honored for the opportunity to serve in this position at the Chamber and look forward to advancing its mission and building upon the work that Varsovia accomplished during her tenure at the GPHCC.”
With events and programs such as The North Philadelphia Road Show, Latino Professional Mixer, Alegria Ball, The Latina Leadership Network and the Professional Mentoring Network, GPHCC provides their diverse membership of Latino businesses and professionals, with support, exposure and education in achieving continued success. Now as part of
the GPHCC Board of Directors, Fernandez will contribute to their mission in developing, promoting and advocating for Hispanic business in the Greater Philadelphia region. His dedication to the advancement of Latinos goes hand in hand with the goals of GPHCC.