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“The contacts, opportunities and tools I have access now at the LACCC have made me more confident in myself and in the growth and profitability of my company. I am now on the right track to prosperity in my business for the future of my girls. Thank You LACCC!”

Mili Aguilar
Royal Roofing Inc., Owner

Vision:
To be the World-Class organization for a thriving Latin American business community in the Charlotte region.

Mission:

To foster the economic growth and development of the Latin American business community in the Charlotte region.

The Purpose:
The purpose of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC) is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals in order to ACCELERATE their ACCESS to RESOURCES GROWTH and SUCCESS when navigating together this new economy. This platform includes networking, mentoring, retooling, training, leadership development, supplier diversity, and acculturation opportunities in collaboration with the LACCC Foundation and many other strategic partners across the region and the I-85 corridor. This purpose supports both the Mission and Vision of the organization.

 

 

Our History:
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce started in Charlotte in 1995 as “Las Americas Business Council “ within the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce thanks to a group of determined and forward- thinking Latino professionals and entrepreneurs. The LACCC was chartered by the State of North Carolina as a separate chamber in 2001 and began connecting and empowering the Latino and non-Latino business community in Charlotte. The LACCC established permanent offices at the BIZHUB Entrepreneurial Center at the CPCC central campus in 2006 with 13 board members. There are now over 20 board members representing corporations, entrepreneurs and professionals from the Charlotte region.

The LACCC Foundation was established in 2006 to provide resources and scholarships. A formal executive director was appointed in November 2010 to create an effective platform of programs and services that would help grow and support the Latino business community in the region after the economic downturn . The LACCC is currently 400 members strong. In addition, the LACCC is a member of the USHCC (United State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce). In April 2011, the LACCC entered into a formal strategic alliance with the newly branded Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (LACCG).