Familia & Community

Hispanic businesses have a unique set of needs as they look to build their brand in the Big Country region. Through the Chamber's Hispanic Business Council, the Abilene Chamber provides a variety of resources to those business owners.


Hispanic Business Council

HBC Luncheons

Highly sought-after networking events held at Chamber member restaurants in order to build and strengthen business relationships. Sponsored by First Financial Bank.

Business Mercado

The one-day, family-friendly, business-to-consumer event, is an opportunity to showcase products and services to – and network with – area Hispanic consumers.

Minority Business Leadership Symposium

the Minority Business Leadership Symposium's goal is to continue to bridge the gap between cultures to further support growth in our city.

Hispanic Community

Economic Impact

76 percent

Labor Force Growth

29 percent

Latinos generated
America's income growth

57 percent

New Car Sales
are to Hispanics

22 percent

New Home Ownership
are to Hispanics

Hispanic Business Council Executive Committee

Chair - Ricardo Gutierrez

RGF Insurance

Immediate Past Chair - Travis Ruiz

Nexstar Media Group

Aida Pantoja

AbiMar Foods, Inc.

Bobby Garcia

Mortgage Financial Services

Kyle Tamez

White Buffalo Property Group

Kenneth Bowles

First Bank Texas

Michael Gutierrez

TTUHSC School of Nursing

Lucinda Luevano

United Supermarkets

Dr. Alejandro Elias

Victory Spinal Care

Leslie Speda

Abilene Auto Sales

David Smith

America's SBDC at Texas Tech

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Jennifer Kent

Director of Programs