Breakfast at Cesar Pineda Agency

Breakfast at Cesar Pineda Agency

Thank you to everyone that attended our first @gnorwalkhcc breakfast event of 2022 hosted by Cesar Pineda Agency. Special thanks to Alejandro Restrepo @puroclean_of_w_r for buying the food and beverages! We got some amazing feedback and cannot wait to implement so many things….@zayedrod @abetterstory.coaching @dmaesp @jasonlict @mariferrodriguez @perfectcreditconsulting @ferminctnybroker @hectorpachas @jimestudio22 Silvia Bowron – TD Bank

ABOUT Our Host

At the Cesar Pineda Agency, we will guide you through the insurance process to ensure that you are properly informed about your coverage options. It is imperative for me that whether you are looking for auto, life, business, home insurance, or more, that you are well taken care of.

Whether you are in Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Wilton, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Darien, we welcome you to stop by our office to discuss your insurance options.

Give me a call at (203) 803-2153 and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English, Filipino, and Spanish

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Please stay tuned for upcoming events. Your participation will always be appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a featured member of any of our networking events, please email us at info@gnorwalkhcc.com to arrange a call with one of our chair members.

A Coffee with Coach Ivonne – March 29

A Coffee with Coach Ivonne – March 29

We had a fantastic time with Ivonne Zucco from A Better Story Coaching during our latest breakfast networking!

En esta ocasión escuchamos a Ivonne Zucco contarnos su recorrido y el cómo ayuda a negocios como el tuyo a maximizar sus resultados! Mira el video y contacta a Ivonne para obtener más información!

Please stay tuned for upcoming events. Your participation will always be appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a featured member of any of our networking events, please email us at info@gnorwalkhcc.com to arrange a call with one of our chair members.

A snapshot of our virtual “Happy Hour” January 2022

A snapshot of our virtual “Happy Hour” January 2022

Featured members of the night: Amelia and Greg, owners of The Donis Hot Sauce. The attendees were delighted, not only by receiving in advance a sample of the sauce of their choice but also sharing how they started their business, the challenges and successes to this day.

Attendees were very supportive of these young entrepreneurs by providing ideas and contacts that might help to expand their business.

Please stay tuned for upcoming events. Your participation will always be appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a featured member of any of our networking events, please email us at info@gnorwalkhcc.com to arrange a call with one of our chair members.

Welcome to our New GNHCC Board of Directors

Welcome to our New GNHCC Board of Directors

The Transition Ceremony

On November 4th 2021, after the ribbon cutting ceremony at The America’s Restaurant & Cafe by Mayor Rilling, Mariella Castagnet and Warren Pena – founders of the GNHCC – introduced the new Board of Directors that are taking over to provide support to members, professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

Our New President

On behalf of the new executive board, we are pleased and honored to have been elected to continue the mission and growth of the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” said Zayed Rodriguez, new President of the Chamber. “We are committed and eager to provide our current and new members with the tools, resources and connections to help them take their businesses to the next level. A bright future is ahead and this board will deliver great experiences for our members.

Who was there..

We had the honor to gathering with friends and members of the Chamber like:
 

About the Board

The new board members, representing a wide range of industries, are:

  • President: Zayed Rodriguez RICP, ChFC, Small Business Consultant and Wealth Management Advisor, ZAMFER Group
  • Vice President: Cesar Pineda, Owner, Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Secretary: Ivonne Zucco,Transformational Career Coach, IZ Social Enterprises
  • Trustee: Fermin Vidal, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Trustee: Robert Vargas, High Performance Coach, Vargas Strategic Management LLC
  • Trustee: Hector Pachas, Headshot Photographer, Hector Pachas Photography

Learn more about each Director >

The new Board of Directors is committed provides the necessary guidance for the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to give its members a professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

New Board of Directors at GNHCC!

New Board of Directors at GNHCC!

On Oct. 6th 2021, the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce elected six new members to its Board of Directors to renew and continue the work and legacy started by founders Mariella Castagnet and Warren Peña.

The new board members, representing a wide range of industries, are:

  • President: Zayed Rodriguez RICP, ChFC, Small Business Consultant and Wealth Management Advisor, ZAMFER Group
  • Vice President: Cesar Pineda, Owner, Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Secretary: Ivonne Zucco,Transformational Career Coach, IZ Social Enterprises
  • Trustee: Fermin Vidal, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Trustee: Robert Vargas, High Performance Coach, Vargas Strategic Management LLC
  • Trustee: Hector Pachas, Headshot Photographer, Hector Pachas Photography

We welcome these respected leaders to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,” said Mariella Castagnet, former president of the GNHCC. “Each of them brings experience in their own field that will strengthen our Board and help us achieve our goal of growing Norwalk’s Latinx and Hispanic owned businesses.

The new Board of Directors provides the necessary guidance for the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to give its members a professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

A formal introduction of the new board will take place on November 4th, 2021 at 5:30pm following the ribbon cutting for The America’s Restaurant & Cafe (90 S. Main St., Norwalk, CT 06854)

NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace Supplies Face Shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

NCC’s Makerspace, funded by the NCC Foundation, has provided 200 face shields to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC).  The Chamber will distribute them to local businesses, an important step in the ongoing pandemic recovery and reopening process for businesses.  

Warren A. Peña, an alumnus of NCC, a Board Director for the NCC Foundation, and a Founder and Vice-President of GNHCC, said, “The Chamber is working to educate the community, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by distributing essential PPE.  We wanted to work with local partners and naturally that included NCC.”  

GNHCCWarren personally collected the boxes of face shields at NCC from student and Makerspace intern Lillie Dehaemer.  Since the pandemic began, the Makerspace 3-D printers have been used to create more than 1000 face shields.  Over the past year, the face shields have been distributed to students, faculty and staff at the college, as well as to various local organizations such as Stamford Hospital, and the Open Doors shelter in Norwalk.   

“Given that we have the time, material and equipment here, I wanted to give back to the community and help out,” Lillie said of her work in the Makerspace.  

Vladimir Mariano, the Makerspace’s Supervisor who oversaw the production of face shields said, “When the pandemic hit, everything happened so fast.  We went into lockdown and there was a real shortage of PPE.  However, we found ourselves in a unique position to be able to help out our community by 3D printing face shields.  We have been able to join makers around the world in doing our small part to flatten the curve.”

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