The vision of the Latin American Business Council is to promote accessibility for all the established Latino Businesses in our region, of all the available economic and public policy opportunities that could foster, improve and boost our community. It also seeks to potentiate our growing Latino middle class in the Cape Fear Region, as well as, to empower future generations of Latino businesses and professionals. Our main goal is to advocate, with a multilingual platform for our community, EQUAL access to all the resources that will allow our economical GROWTH and SUCCESS, just as the rest of society in this region. We want to lead the consolidation of an international coalition, to bring exposure to our proud and growing community, with all its strengths and cultural diversity.
La visión del Latin American Business Council es la de promover el acceso de los Negocios Latinos ya establecidos y consolidados de la región, a todas las oportunidades en el ámbito económico y de políticas públicas que puedan fomentar, mejorar y promover a nuestra comunidad, potenciando el crecimiento de la clase media latina de la región de Cape Fear. Nuestro objetivo principal es abogar por el acceso IGUALITARIO a todos los recursos para el CRECIMIENTO y EXITO económico, con una plataforma multilingüe para nuestra comunidad, que le permita estar al mismo nivel que el resto de la sociedad. Queremos liderar la consolidación de una coalición internacional, para traer exposición a nuestra orgullosa y creciente comunidad, con toda su fortaleza y diversidad cultural.
This program will be presented in English.
Open to the public. ALL chamber members AND nonmembers are invited to attend this meeting.
The Wilmington Chamber's Latin American Business Council theme in 2023 is Moving Your Business Forward with Education towards Growth. Our first meeting of 2023 will be focused on realizing the purchasing power of our Latinx community.
Dr. Edelmira Segovia serves as Director of Centro Hispano under the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As Director, she supports the growing number of Latinx students applying, attending and completing degrees at UNCW, maximizes the success of each student, and most importantly, provides a place where every student feels at home while striving for success.
Dr. Segovia is co-chair of the UNCW Latino Alliance of Southeastern North Carolina. She supports the mission of the alliance in building a stronger network among people and organizations that serve the Latinx community in the region, and empowering local citizens and organizations that serve the Latinx community by creating positive change in areas of education, business, health care, safety, and community building.
In 2020, she joined the founding team of the Latin American Business Councilof the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce where she supports accessibility for established Latinx businesses in the region. In this role, she advocates for economic and public policy opportunities in a multilingual and culturally aware platform, with equal access to all resources that foster economic growth, success, and integration of Latinx businesses and professionals into fabric of Southeastern North Carolina. She serves asboard member of theNew Hanover Community Endowment a nonprofit that spawned from the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health, and expected to fund education, health and social equity, community development and community safety projects in New Hanover County.