“HOLA NEW JERSEY
Conference”, a round
table discussion and
October 12th, 2020 - The Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and
oldest regional chambers of commerce in the State of New Jersey, founded in 1888,
announced the "HOLA NEW JERSEY Conference", a round table discussion and networking
event hosting professionals specialized in planning
The "HOLA NEW JERSEY Conference"
is presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue
Shield of New Jersey, sponsored by
Wells Fargo and Suez, and will take
place via zoom on Thursday, October
22nd between 9:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT.
The discussions will provide a space to train and strengthen minority-owned
companies through sessions with speakers specializing in Contracts and
Procurement, Supplier Diversity, Social Impact, Entrepreneurship and Inclusion.
The event's keynote speaker will be Hester
Agudosi, Diversity Director of the New Jersey
State Office of Diversity and Inclusion; an official
with recognized leadership and experience in
community outreach through more than 20 years
serving the State of New Jersey.
She's taken real charge in assuring diversity through appointments, hiring, and executing
diversity and inclusion strategies aimed at increasing involvement of minority, female, veteran
and LGBT-owned businesses," said Maria Nieves, president and CEO of the Hudson County
Chamber of Commerce, in char
The second panel, "Doing Business With
..", will be led by Diana Candelejo,
Director of Anchor Strategy, Social
Impact & Community Investment, RWJ
Barnabas Health; and Marisol Ramirez,
Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG.
At the closing of the event, the president of the Hudson County Chamber of
Commerce will announce the winners of the "Power the Future Award" and
"Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Award".
According to the Minority
Business Development Agency,
a division of the U.S.
Department of Commerce and the federal agency charged with promoting
the growth and competitiveness of minority businesses, the number of
minority-owned businesses in the Unite