Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC)

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) has been a vibrant part of the state’s business community for more than 70 years. It has an established reputation of actively promoting small business growth in today’s increasingly diversified market. The AZHCC serves as the primary advocate for Latino-owned businesses statewide by offering seminars, workshops, marketing and networking events, as well as a variety of well established, high-profile sponsorship opportunities for our corporate and community partners. 

The AZHCC is a vital link to the growing power and influence of the Latino business and consumer market and the health and prosperity of the state and national economy. The Chamber is also proud to operate the federally funded Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Center and also oversees the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) Project, a grant-funded project of the United States Department of Commerce, MBDA.

 What is your 2023 focus?

This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC). Our focus this year is to continue promoting the success of Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona. We aid in facilitating business relationships, economic development and sharing of knowledge for the benefit of the State of Arizona. 

Another focus is the growth and success of all members of our Chamber. Our organization will continue promoting the economic health and prosperity of the state and nation by serving as a vital link to the growing influence of the Hispanic community in our increasingly diverse and global marketplace.

What are the top benefits of membership and/or participation?

You can count on our organization to champion your interests in the business community by offering a wide array of training, networking and procurement opportunities; continuing market research initiatives (such as DATOS: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market); and doing all we can to boost the educational advancement of our youth. 

The AZHCC also provides access to business and professional development programs to small businesses and entrepreneurs through grant programs such as DreamBuilder, Avanzar and Elevate Together. These programs equip new or established businesses with the skills necessary to take their business to the next level.

Local Leader: Mónica S. Villalobos

Title: President and CEO

How Long with Organization? 10 years

Led by President and CEO Mónica Villalobos, the nonprofit organization provides products, programs and services related to market intelligence, capacity building, advocacy and education to benefit its members, corporate partners and the wider Hispanic and minority communities.

Organization Name: Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Main Local Office: 1020 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 279-1800


No. of Members: 1,200

Types of Membership:
Student, International, Solopreneur, Emerging Biz, Outside Maricopa County

No. of Events per year: 40

Biggest Annual Event:
DATOS: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market
September 2023

64th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards
May 6, 2023

What should a prospective member know about your organization?: We are committed to representing our members and the Hispanic-owned businesses (small, medium and large) based on the highest standards of ethics, integrity and community service.

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