Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
MissionThe Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (PMAHCC) is the principal regional advocate for the Hispanic business community's civic and economic interests. It is our mission is to develop, promote and advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses & professionals in the Pittsburgh region, while encouraging the advancement and economic growth of Pittsburgh's Hispanic community.
What We DoLike the Pittsburgh area, The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is in a major transitional phase. In the earlier years of our organization, the Latinx population of our city was very small and consisted mostly of middle to upperclass individuals working in corporations. Today the landscape is rapidly changing. Since 2010 the Hispanic Population has grown 170%. As a result we are looking to change our focus from a primarily networking organization that gave back through scholarships to a true chamber of commerce offering programming and resources to the community at large.
We are in the process of restructuring board requirements, developing programs, seeking grants and more gowever are operating with no full or part time paid staff. We have one "paid person" recieving a minimum stipend for 25 hours per month and donating at least 135 hours per month. This model is not sustainable. We need assistance with tasks so that we can move forward and grow to sustainably meet the needs of the local Hispanic community.