Signature Events

AZHCC Signature Events

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has four signature events annually, including DATOS: Focus on the Hispanic Market Luncheon, Black & White Ball and Business Awards, Minority Business Enterprise Summit and the Power of the Purse.

Power of the Purse: Celebrating Women Doing Business Breakfast March 7, 2014

Arizona’s Women-Owned Business Enterprises are part of a vibrant, ongoing demographic and economic transformation occurring across the Southwest and nationwide. The number of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. totaled about 5.8 million in 2007, reflecting a 46 percent jump over 2002, a growth rate more than three times faster than businesses owned by whites, according to the U.S. Census. Latino-owned business, meanwhile, are estimated to have topped 3.2 million nationwide.

On March 7, 2014, the AZHCC will host the 3rd Annual Power of the Purse: Celebrating Women Doing Business Breakfast at the Venue in Scottsdale.


Black & White Ball and Business Awards May 3, 2014

Please join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 56th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards. The formal gala is the longest running event of its kind and this year we are expecting another “sold out” crowd. The Gala features an elegant dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the prestigious Business Awards and Legacy Award.


DATOS: Focus on the Hispanic Market Breakfast September 16, 2014

This year we will release DATOS: Focus on the Hispanic Market, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 18th annual report on the latest economic trends shaping the Hispanic market in Arizona and nationwide.

The trends highlighted in DATOS speak to a new and vibrant socio-economic paradigm with far-reaching implications for the multicultural consumer and entrepreneurial marketplace across the state and nationwide. Local business leaders and public policy makers directing economic development can utilize the information to help shape future business plans.


DATOS: Tucson Luncheon September 18, 2014

For sponsorship information, please contact Susette Coumides at [602] 294.6082 or at

Minority Business Enterprise [MBE] Summit Breakfast Fall 2014

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the 3rd annual Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Summit.

The event spotlights the growing contributions of minority-owned businesses in Arizona. Major components include the presentation of the annual Phoenix Minority Business Enterprise Awards and the inductions of local companies into the Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence [AZMDCE]. The AZMDCE is a recognition of companies that do at least $1 million of business with minority-owned suppliers.

2013 Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence Inductees: 

Arizona Public Service [APS]     Freeport-McMoRan
Arizona State University [ASU]     Hensel Phelps Construction Co. 
Austin Commercial LP     Salt River Project [SRP]
Bank of America     Southwest Gas
CenturyLink     Sundt Construction
City of Phoenix Aviation     University of Phoenix [The Apollo Group]
Cox Communications