I have been involved with the PMAHCC since its inception in 2004. UPMC joined the PMAHCC in 2006. The Chamber is a great partner. The PMAHCC Board is comprised of excellent professionals and leaders. The board chair, Ron Alvarado, is very professional and passionate and works hard to ensure the success of this great organization. The Board is clear on the its mission, vision, and future direction.
UPMC is a sponsoring partner. We provide financial support to assist the Chamber with the work they perform to grow the Hispanic business community and the Pittsburgh region. UPMC hosted the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting and was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Annual Hispanic Gala, Three King Celebration and the Hispanic Heritage Month Gala (where all proceeds benefit the PHAHCC Foundation). In addition, we have attended the Three Rivers Sala Cruise and the Roberto Clemente Scholarship Fundraiser.
The Chamber has provided UPMC qualified suppliers who have provided excellent products and services to include market intelligence, orthotics, staffing, medical supplies, project management, event planning, and
construction, etc. UPMC recognizes that these suppliers enhance its supply chain and increase its competitive advantage in the marketplace.
UPMC and the PMAHCC are truly committed to improve the economic development of this region and I believe by continuing to work together we will be successful.