January, 2012

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Experience the Taste of Chile

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The DuPont Country Club
1001 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Chilean Wine Tasting & Reception
6:30 PM Dinner & Program
CACC Member Ticket $125.00 │ Non-Member Ticket $150.00
Premium Table Sponsorship (8 seats) $2,250.00

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Don’t miss this special evening where you will enjoy and discover a range of wines from the long, thin country that many refer to as winemakers’ paradise, coupled with a gourmet dinner highlighting Chilean culinary delicacies, raffles and live music.

Please join us as we reinforce the exceptional economic and trade relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, April 19, 2012. For more information, please contact Stephanie Eisen at 215-790-3627 or seisen@greaterphilachamber.com

International Business Networking Reception with the Governor of Delaware Jack Markell

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

On Thursday, February 23, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with a group of international chambers of commerce held an exceptional sold-out networking reception (over 225 guests) at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington to kick-off a fantastic 2012 program year. In addition to speaking about the importance of international trade and commerce in the State of Delaware, special guest Governor Jack Markell stayed for more than an hour to chat one-on-one with those in attendance.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Casa Tamaya Wines
Wines of Chile
Royal Fumigation
Delaware River Stevedores
Murphy Marine Serivces
Pacific Delaware
The Port of Wilmington & Diamond State Port Corporation

CACC’s Ricardo Maldonado Receives 2011 Most Influential Latino Award

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

A veritable ‘Who’s Who’ in the Hispanic Delaware Valley turned out for a celebrity dinner honoring Impacto Newspaper’s Most Influential Latino Awards of 2011. Leading the “Ten Under 40” award-winners was Ricardo Maldonado, the executive director of the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce.

The annual award ceremonies recognize the Latino community’s leaders in industry, education, federal, state and local government, sports and entertainment. Among the awardees were Ruben Amaro, Jr., General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and Sara Manzano-Diaz, representing the Obama administration’s Department of Labor. The award ceremonies and dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, on December 1, 2011.

Maldonado was recognized for his highly successful efforts in making Chile one of the top trading partners at the Ports of the Delaware River. Currently, 65% of all Chilean fruit and produce imports come through these terminals and are distributed across the United States and Canada. Sixty million cases come in through the three Delaware River ports, covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The impressive amount of commerce has a vital economic impact on business, tax revenues and family sustaining jobs throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Impacto’s publisher, Napoleon Garcia, said, “Ricardo is a very dynamic young man, one of our younger awardees and his work to help build the relationship between Chile and Philadelphia is vital for our region. He is also working to enhance the over-all strength of the Ports of the Delaware River. These are areas that bring jobs and international trade to Philadelphia. His work is very important to the overall health of our economy and reflects his impressive talent and grasp of international business.”

In receiving the award, Maldonado said, “It is very fortunate to work in a field you love and be recognized for one’s good work. So it’s an honor and a pleasure to receive this award and congratulations to all of this year’s award winners.”

Maldonado also praised the significant diplomatic work of fellow ‘Most Influential’ award-winner, Benjamin Leavenworth, the honorary Consul of Chile for Philadelphia and board member of Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce.

The Most Influential Latinos Awards are a joint presentation of the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, Impacto Newspapers and the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos Foundation. Nominated by their peers and selected by a distinguished committee, the honorees demonstrate the strength and talent of the Latino community and their accomplishments create a positive reflection throughout the city and entire tri-state area.

The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is a non-profit, member-based organization created to foster, increase and improve commercial and trade relations between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia Region. Visit: www.caccgp.com