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Nacogdoches Chamber meeting to target Hispanic market

NACOGDOCHES, May 10, 2013-- The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon, presented by Spherion Staffing, moves to third Friday, on May 17, and dodges Memorial Day weekend. The meeting is noon to 1 p.m., in the Hotel Fredonia Convention Center, and includes a panel discussion monitored by Vice Chair, Membership Services Marcela Coe, E.S. Translations Plus. Items set to be discussed include being more Hispanic/Latino friendly and strengthening business relationships throughout our community.  Gold sponsors are Halls, Johnson, McLemore, Redfield & Rodrigues and Hotel Fredonia.

The Hispanic-owned Business Showcase exhibits will be open to chamber members and the public from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and again from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Translators will be available to bridge any communication gaps so that valuable relationships can be established. All Hispanic-owned businesses are invited to participate in the event exhibit. Others may participate and promote their businesses in the exhibit for a $75 fee. Contact the chamber for exhibit registration.

“All from the business community should take advantage of this opportunity to make new contacts, learn more about the growing Hispanic population in Nacogdoches and how to best serve all consumers,” Coe said. “The panel will consist of Richard Fischer, attorney; Ruben Carmona, BancorpSouth; Maria Veliz, Farmers Insurance; Nora Vivas, SFASU; and new to Nacogdoches resident Jessica Cremona.”

Coe was born and raised in Mexico. Soon after college she moved to Texas. Since then, she has worked in marketing and business development at The Men’s Wearhouse, MW Cleaners, Doches Credit Union and The Hospice of East Texas. She is currently the Founder/President/CEO of E.S Translations Plus, a new business she recently opened with the support of her husband and the community. She is a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). Her passion and love for Nacogdoches has led her to serve in the Nacogdoches County Chamber and many community programs. She is a recent graduate of the Leadership Nacogdoches class 2012-2013. She is married to Randy Coe and together they have a 10 year old son, Andrew. Her motto is, “God, family and community.”

The luncheon serves as the Chamber’s monthly membership meeting. Attendee registration is required by May 16. Please call 936-560-5533, or a secure pay online option is available at nacogdoches.org in the Hot News section. Lunch is $16.

All attending may enter the $50 drawing, and all Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing, but you must be present to win. Drawings sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas.

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