FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber announces restructure
          Change in leadership, membership benefits, and mission on the horizon

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 5, 2018) – The only thing constant is change. Janeth Castrejon, board chair of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, announces the organization’s plan to restructure. Established in 1989, the chamber hopes to roll out its refreshed brand, new leadership and membership benefits prior to its thirtieth anniversary in 2019.

“As our Hispanic population and number of Hispanic-owned businesses continue to rise in Southwest Florida, it’s important for our chamber to step it up in order to remain a relevant and trusted resource,” Castrejon said.

The chamber board will begin its search for a new Executive Director after parting ways with the chamber’s former president, Veronica Culbertson, on June 1, 2018.

“We have a fiduciary responsibility to our members, sponsors and community so trust and transparency will be a key focus of our restructure and rebrand,” Castrejon said. “Our chamber has done many things well over the years, and identified areas where improvements can be made.”

Once the restructure has been completed, the Hispanic community and Non-Hispanic community will enjoy a more unified, transparent, and efficient chamber that will continue to be a trusted voice of our Hispanic community within Southwest Florida.

About the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SWFLHCC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization for the purpose of promoting, advocating, and facilitating the economic advancement of its members and communities of Southwest Florida. The SWFLHCC is the premier regional Hispanic business organization in Southwest Florida. Established in 1989, it covers five counties: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee. Visit our website for additional information at www.hispanicchamberflorida.org

CONTACT: 

Janeth P. Castrejon
Chair of Board of Directors

(239) 994-3805

janethcastrejon@gmail.com