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Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s foundation gets its largest donation ever

April 25, 2024

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s foundation recently received a historic investment from a local attorney and his wife. Benny Agosto Jr. and Nichole Agosto donated $1 million to the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It’s the single largest contribution to the GHHCF in its 45-year history as well as the single largest…

PILLARS OF THE ECONOMY: Laura Murillo wants to showcase the economic strength of Houston’s diverse population.

April 25, 2024

Born and raised in the Bayou City, Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is no stranger to the city’s diversity and the importance of supporting minority-owned businesses. When she was a child, her own family began a business in the East End, El Jardin, with every hope to build…

Houston Latinos play outsized role in growing region’s economy, study says

April 25, 2024

  Greater Houston Latinos have played an outsized role in growing the region’s economy in recent years, according to a study published this week. From 2018 to 2021, Latinos were responsible for 68.3% of the metropolitan area’s gross domestic product growth despite making up about 40% of the population. The study, funded by Bank of…

Hispanic Chamber CEO Laura Murillo is the diversity, equity and inclusion champion Houston needs

April 20, 2024

Laura Murillo is unyielding when it comes to diversity in Houston because she knows it’s good for the city and business. Murillo, the CEO and president of the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, stood before an audience of 2,000 at the group’s annual luncheon and business expo this year and announced that it is…

Khambrel Marshall sits down with the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to identify the importance of Hispanics in our community

August 28, 2023

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered with the UH Hobby School for Public Affairs to dig deep into the demographics and earning power of the Houston Hispanic community. “We’ve hosted CEO breakfasts to talk about this, the census, and other data because it’s fact-driven,” said Laura Murillo, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Houston…

Houston Latinos fuel economic growth yet face persistent disparities, data shows

August 28, 2023

  Latinos face chronic wealth and educational disparities in Houston, despite being the largest ethnic group in the state and driving population and economic growth across Texas, according to data presented at a Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce summit Wednesday. Although they make up nearly 40% of the city’s labor force, Houston’s Latinos on average make…

Hispanic people officially make up largest population group in Texas

June 26, 2023

Hispanic people officially make up largest population group in Texas Researchers said the data doesn’t change much for cities like Houston, where Hispanics have held the largest portion of the population for around a decade. HOUSTON – Hispanics officially make up the largest population group in the state of Texas, according to freshly updated population…

Perfect storm of COVID-19 fatigue and vaccine myths spike infections for Houston Hispanics

July 9, 2022

Leaders warn unsafe behavior and vaccine misinformation are contributing to higher infection rates in Houston and Harris County among underserved communities. In part one of ABC13’s two-night town hall, we explore the hesitation in getting the vaccine and how to change that. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — While CDC data reveals the disproportionate effects of COVID-19…

Reacciones locales a decisión de reabrir los negocios

July 9, 2022

Varias autoridades económicas y políticas se pronunciaron ante la decisión del gobernador Abbott. As broadcasted by Telemundo Houston

American Heart Association forum encourages COVID-19 vaccinations

July 9, 2022

The American Heart Heart Association “Taking the Issues to Heart” virtual forum on Thursday, March 25, encouraged people to get their COVID-19 vaccines and discussed ways to communicate that message in communities of color, where vaccine mistrust and lack of access to health care are issues. Tracy Maness / Staff photo The American Heart Association…