Faces of the Community - 'Recognizing Individuals who are making a difference'

     Prof. Carlos Baradello, Ph.D.
    Partner, Sienna Hispanic Fund General and
    Professor of Entrepreneurship
    Category: Education
  • Opinion leader on “Hispanicization of the USA”
  • Expertise in Venture Capital formation across
    Latin America

     Jason Saldañ
    Co-founder & VP, CopacabanaUSA
    Category: Business Owner
  • Digital, print media design and publication

  • "Thanks to the San Mateo County Hispanic Chamber,
     I was able to get a Corporate contract with the
     Media company COMCAST"
    -J. Saldaña

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     Gustavo Samayoa

    President & CEO, GreenBound
    Category: Business Consultant
  • GreenBound helps implement sustainable
    practices for auto body shops

  • "I'm thankful for the Hispanic Chamber's
    support of my training at The University
    of Chicago Booth School of Business where
    I obtained a Certificate in Executive Leadership"
    -G. Samayoa
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    Maria de Lourdes Sobrino
    Founder & CEO, Lulu's Dessert Corporation
    Category: Business Owner
  • Hall of Fame Inductee
    National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Among the fastest growning US Hispanic Businesses
  • Speaker at 2009 California Women’s Conference
    hosted by First Lady Maria Shriver



     Gerardo Chong
    Consultant and Former Consul of Trade, Mexican Consulate
    Category: Business Owner

  • Promoting Trade between the US & Mexico
  • Expert advisor on trade related issues
  • Extensive knowledge of the Hispanic Community in the US
  • Expertise negotiating with private and Government entities
    in Mexico


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     Renan Dominguez
    Founder, Dominguez & Associates
    Category: Business Professional
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Engineering and Construction contracting
  • Responsible for the structural design of:
    -Frank Lloyd Wright's Marin County Civic Center
    -Community Theater in San Jose
  • Prominent Rotarian in SSF Rotary Club

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     Alex Sotelo

    Owner, Alex Sotelo Cellars   
    Category: Business Owner
  • Producer of small super premium Napa Valley Wines
  • Clientele include:
    -Individuals, corporations, restaurants & wine shops
  • Alex Sotelo's Wines have been served during
    State Dinners at the White House
  • Telemundo Hispanic Business Salute Honoree, 2010

     Joel Velasquez
    Insurance Specialist & BOD   
    Category: Business Professional
  • Expertise in personal insurance including
    auto, home, life, and disability
  • 20 years experience in sales and customer relations

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     Dr. Minet Sepulveda
    CEO, Infinite Body Health
    Category: Business Owner
  • Focus on Women's and Latinas' health issues
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Preventive medicine rehabilitation

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     Kitty Lopez
    Executive Director, Samaritan House
    Category: Non-Profit
  • Experience in social and educational services
    for children and adults
  • Consultant with schools in the Bay Area
  • Experience working with regular and special
    education students
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     Cesar Dominguez
    President, Royalty Auto Collision Center - RACC
    Category: Business Owner
  • RACC offers the best customer service while
    providing quality repairs and reasonable prices
  • Award recipient in 2007 from Senator Leland Yee
    for hard work and excellence in business  
  • RACC was recognized as Telemundo's
    'Hispanic Business Owner of the Year 2008'

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     Richard 'Ricardo' Mac Bride, J.D./M.B.A.
     Founder, Law Offices of Richard Mac Bride
     Category: Business Professional
  • Business and Commercial Law - Derecho Comercial
  • Legal Solutions for Small and Medium Businesses
  • Contracts in general
  • Lawsuits - prevention & defense
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Torts
  • Interpreter/Translator, English-Spanish

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     Sheila Cepero
    Sr. Manager, Program Management, Oracle Corp    
    Category: Business Professional

  • Executive at Oracle Corporation for 12 years
  • Graduate, University of California Berkeley
  • Volunteer at Redwood City Education Foundation
  • Volunteer at San Carlos Education Foundation


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     Steve Cortez   
    Member, Civic Cultural Commission, Redwood City    
    Category: Business Professional
  • Appointed to the Commission in 2006
  • Encouraging the development of performing and visual arts
  • Member, Mexico Bicentennial Committee
  • Cultural Chef -Tamales- NBC Bay Area Comunidad Del Valle

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