(Chicago)- The Little Village Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Blanca R. Soto as the new Executive Director. Blanca previously served as Managing Director and has successfully worked with the Chamber for nearly a decade strengthening business and community relations, increasing business to the corridor and effectively executing the Chambers signature events, including one of the largest and most recognized Mexican Independence Day Parades in the nation.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, Members and Staff, we congratulate Blanca R. Soto on being selected as our new Executive Director,” said Manny Martinez, President, the Little Village Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident that Blanca will work closely with the Chamber and the community as a whole to continue to strengthen and support commercial growth while preserving our unique cultural identity.”
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to take the Little Village Chamber of Commerce to the next level addressing pressing issues and bringing new opportunities to our corridor,” said Blanca R. Soto, Executive Director, the Little Village Chamber of Commerce. “I plan to work with our members, board and staff to increase and define our economic, cultural and community impact as a Chamber.”
Blanca has worked on many Chamber accomplishments over the years that have included an increase of new business to the corridor, the creation of new partnerships, and being named the United States Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) “Chamber of the Year,” during the 2018 USHCC National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
About the Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC)
The Little Village Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that has represented the interests of local businesses for more than 30 years. Its mission is to promote and support the growth and success of businesses in Little Village and to leverage the community’s unique cultural identity to generate new opportunities. The Chamber works closely with business and community leaders; government agencies; law enforcement; corporate partners; elected officials and others to address the issues that affect the community and the commercial area. For more information, visit www.littlevillagechamber.org