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The HCCL is a non-profit organization created as the result of a merger in 1999 of two chambers: The Louisiana Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1984) and The Gulf Coast International Chamber of Commerce (incorporated in 1990).

It is committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community which will result in economic development and progress for Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America.

Just as HCCL works to build capacity in the Hispanic business community, so too does it work with traditional American businesses to help them approach this fastest growing minority population in the United States. We connect communities!

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Federal Executive Board Special Recognition Award

HCCL was awarded the “Federal Executive Board Special Recognition Award” for EEO Leadership Conference.


N.O.sotros Magazine Award

HCCL was recognized by the “N.O.sotros Magazine” for its leadership and dedication in the New Orleans community.


Hispanic Business Resources & Technology Center Award

HCCL was recognized by the “Hispanic Business Resources & Technology Center” for its continued support, leadership, and dedication.


National Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year

HCCL was named the “National Small Hispanic Chamber of the Year” by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Convention.


U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s President’s Award

HCCL was awarded the “U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s President’s Award” for establishing a capacity building institution and providing leadership for Hispanic businesses after the devastation of Katrina.


USHCC Chamber of the Year Award

The award was presented at the USHCC’s National Convention that took place in Dallas, Texas, on October 1-3, 2017. This recognition was bestowed in the Medium sized category, which includes between 250 and 499 members. The award was received for extraordinary contributions to their commercial ecosystems. Local chambers from across the nation and within the 200 members were evaluated by their outstanding accomplishments, leadership, service, and commitment to the Hispanic business community.


U.S. Small Business Administration Minority Business Champion Award

For the advocacy and outreach of the Chamber into the Hispanic business community to
assist the mission of US Small Business Administration in providing resources and
certifications for small businesses.


Boy Scouts of America Vale la Pena Award

For continued collaboration and assistance to outreach and recruit diverse Boy Scout
candidates and volunteers.


Recognition by Mayor LaToya Cantrell & the City of New Orleans for Community Engagement during Hispanic Heritage Month

For the work and mission of the Chamber, acknowledged for advocating and serving the