Dear FCHCC Friends,

Please note the NEW Date for our Office Grand Opening Ceremony. The event will take place on August 29, 2023.

FCHCC Hosted its 4TH ANNUAL Excellence in Business Awards

Winners pictured l to r: Fernando Corps – Jax Elite Expo, Maria Incer – Incer Global Services, Veronica Garcia Brown – Brown Accounting Services, Rebecca Gonzalez – 1928 Cuban Bistro, Sandy Martin – Florida Blue, Vince Caicedo – homecomings Mortgage & Equity with Monica Hernandez, FCHCC President (centerd)

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) hosted its 4th Excellence in Business Awards – Talentos Hispanos on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at The River Club. The winners were announced in six (6) categories:

  • President Emeritus Award: Clark Vargas, C. Vargas & Associates Ltd.
  • Rising Star: Fernando Corps, Jax Elite Expo
  • Up and Coming Business of the Year: 1928 Cuban Bistro
  • Woman in Business: Maria Incer, Incer Global Services
  • Business Leader of the Year: Vince Caicedo, homecomings Mortgage & Equity
  • Small Business of the Year: Brown Accounting Services
  • Corporate Business of the Year: Florida Blue

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Read "FCHCC recognized Hispanic leaders with Awards of Excellence" on Hola News

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FCHCC Opens New Office, Announces Grand Opening Ceremony

FCHCC is excited to announce the opening of a new office! The Grand Opening Ceremony will take place August 29, 2023 by invitation only.

The new office will be located at:

4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 400, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Hours of operation will be published in the coming weeks.

FCHCC Podcast

In the latest edition of, “Business & Culture” podcast, FCHCC President, Monica Hernandez, Sheifalika Bhatnagar, Cox Media Group and Maria Isabel Montoya, FCHCC Communications Director announced the Excellence in Business Winners, their contributions to the Hispanic business community in Northeast Florida and discussed the many events coming to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode aired July 1 on 104.5 WOKV.

Upcoming Events

Date: September 7, 2023

Time: 9 AM - 5 PM

Location: UNF

Adam W. Herbert University Center

12000 Alumni Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Cost: FREE


"Hola Emprende" Developing your Business with a Friendly Bank!

All DAY FREE Event

FCHCC is thrilled to announce the launch of this groundbreaking entrepreneurship event in Northeast Florida dedicated to empowering and supporting the Hispanic community. Discover a world of opportunities, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and learn from industry experts all while enjoying the invaluable partnership of a friendly bank that's invested in your success. Don't miss out on this incredible journey towards realizing your business dreams! Come and learn get inspired, find financial support and get started!


The Florida SBDC Network is excited to host the Small Business Success Summit, August 2-3, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The purpose of this annual event is to provide small businesses with resources needed to reach new limits and to encourage success and growth. The summit will feature keynote speakers, 20+ breakout sessions and networking opportunities that will allow small businesses to walk away with strategies and connections to help further their business. Register here

Browse our calendar for more events

Members Recognition

FCHCC congratulates Ed Perez, founder of Three Grains of Rice Missions and former FCHCC President on the grand opening of his new office! This will allow him to continue positively impact our community through the mission and vision of this organization. Ed Perez, pictured center, is joined by Monica Hernandez, FCHCC President and Pablo Diaz de Sandi of VyStar Credit Union. Visit Three Grains of Rice Missions' website here.

News from FCHCC Members

Norsan Media Welcomes Luisana Valera Abreu to Latina 92.9 FM's Morning Show!

Luisana began her career in Maracaibo, Venezuela four years ago in Radio and TV. She likes to sing and is a member of a local band in Jacksonville.

"We're excited to welcome Luisana to the morning show", said Cesar Montalvo, Program Director, she will bring enthusiasm to an already popular show led by Walter Bonilla, 'El Monje'. Both of them will be launching new content and promotions for the audience soon.

You can listen to them Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.

"A Winning Team"

Winn-Dixie is committed to our Hispanic community and values the diversity and cultural experiences they bring to our workplace. We pride ourselves in hiring a diverse workforce including employees such as Vanessa Garcia, originally an employee of Winn-Dixie; now the Store Manager at WD’s.

Winn-Dixie’s is a first of its kind, stand-alone liquor store! WD’s carries over 3100 wine and liquor brands and a diverse selection of over 500 beer varieties. WD’s has a massive Beer Cave and more 500 beer varieties, including 73 Florida beers and 22 First Coast area beers plus more than 1,400 spirit selections including Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Cognac and popular, rare finds. WD’s also offers a variety of local distiller brands including Citrus Distillers, Burlock and Barrel, City Gate Spirits, Two Titmice Vodka, Noble Coyote Mezcal, Grey Matter Distilling and Marlin & Barrel Distillery. WD’s will be celebrating its 3rd year of serving the San Marco community in Jacksonville this September! 


Winn-Dixie prides itself in hiring knowledgeable associates within each area of our stores and encourages associates to bring their whole selves to work to represent their cultural backgrounds. Vanessa has served our Winn-Dixie communities for over 22 years in various areas of the store including customer service, pricing, receiving and so much more. Vanessa is of Puerto Rican descent, with both Maternal and Paternal grandparents hailing from Caguas, Yabucoa, Fajardo, and Santurce. Both sets of grandparents moved to New York City where her parents met, and Vanessa’s story began.


At Winn-Dixie and Southeastern Grocers, we celebrate and champion our diverse associates, customers and communities.

Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is one of the largest conventional supermarket companies in the U.S. SEG grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout the five southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.


For more information, visit www.frescoymas.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.

Achieving the Dream Scholarship

FCHCC is proud to support deserving Hispanic students to continue their educational endeavors! The winners of this year's Achieving the Dream Scholarship will be announced in Fall 2023.

NOTE: Applications for ATD 2024 will open November 1, 2023.

Learn more about the ATD Scholarship Program
For FCHCC Members
Promote your Business on FCHCC's Social Media Outlets
"Membership Mondays Spotlight" promotes our members' businesses every Monday on our social media channels. Having a platform to communicate your message will help you and your business reach out to your potential customers. The FCHCC invites you as an active corporate member to use the benefit of promoting your business at no cost, thanks to your membership.
Click here if your business would like to be highlighted!
Make a Guest Appearance on the "FCHCC on Aire" Radio Program
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s “FCHCC On Aire” Radio Program is a great way to promote your business and for our audience to learn more about your company and how it serves the Hispanic community.

And, don't miss FCHCC Al Aire on Action Radio 97.3 Wednesdays at 1 PM & Saturdays at 10 AM!
Click here to learn how to request a guest spot!
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New & Renewing Members

We could not achieve our mission without our members.
THANK YOU very much for your partnership!


Small Business #1

Alive Credit Union

Mambo's Cuban Cafe

Agristaff Services, Inc.

Marcos Dental Center

1938 Cuban Bistro

Non-Profit #3

United Way of Northeast Florida

IPP Jacksonville Public Schools

Non-Profit #1

Venezuela Marka


Small Business #1

Veronica Garcia Brown, CPA

Smarter Remodeling

homecomings Mortgage and Equity

Decons Energy, LLC

Alvachem, LLC

Jose Penalver, Transworld Business Broker

Total Care Visa, Inc.

Non-Profit #1

Museum of Science & History (MOSH)


Centro de la Esperanza en Jacksonville, Florida

Individual Members

Nelson Hernandez

Sergio Sanchez

FCHCC Partners


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