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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…

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Laura Murillo talks Covid challenges, new Fed advisory council appointment

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo is celebrating her 15th year as the CEO and president of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. During her time as president, she has worked to grow the organization as one of the largest and most influential Hispanic chambers in the nation. Murillo, who received a Most Admired CEO award from the Houston…

Hispanic-owned businesses will lead economic comeback – but they’ll need help

July 9, 2022

During a recent visit with the Unites States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Joe Biden proclaimed that the Hispanic business community will lead the economic recovery following the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. He’s right, but the Hispanic business community will need the commitment of the federal government to achieve the goal of getting…

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president calls on CEOs to increase board and leadership diversity

July 9, 2022

Laura Murillo, CEO and president of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, urged corporate leaders to increase board and executive diversity during a presentation at the chamber’s first in-person meeting since the pandemic. Around 50 Houston leaders, including representatives and CEOs from the YMCA of Greater Houston, Pappas Restaurants, the Federal Reserve Bank, PNC Bank…

Talos’ loss is a cautionary tale of operating in Latin America

July 9, 2022

U.S. oil companies have long made big bets in Latin America, only to have their major fields and assets seized by foreign governments in the name of nationalism. Occidental Petroleum in Ecuador. Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips in Venezuela. And now, Talos Energy in Mexico. “There are potentially great returns from these kinds of discoveries, but…