The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and the amazing contributions of exceptional leaders with the “Excelencia Gala.”

Originally planned with a September date to celebrate the September Independence Day of nine Latin American countries, Hurricane Ida forced the HCCL to postpone the gala until October 15. In light of this, HCCL’s focus shifted to supporting our communities, first responders and authorities in all recovery efforts to ensure people have access to the information and resources they need in their native language.

Excelencia Awards and honors were given to: Shell, Excelencia Award for Corporate Partner; Hispanic Apostolates of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Excelencia Award for Community Leader; Hancock Whitney Bank, Excelencia Award for President’s Choice; Brewster Procurement Group, Excelencia Award for Small Business; and Cathy Alfonso, Port of New Orleans, Excelencia Award for Young Leader.

Julio y Cesar y Su Banda entertained patrons at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans as they enjoyed gourmet fare by acclaimed Chef Yvan Didelot and an open bar.

Event At A Glance

What: “Excelencia Gala,” benefiting Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

When: Friday, October 15, 2021

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

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Jerry Bologna, Teresa Lawrence and Julio Guichard

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 Ilsi Duncan, Sergio Serrano OP and Diana Holmes 

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Mike Otero, Paula Duplantis and Mayra and Hector Pineda 

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Marina Manzares, Anselmo Rodriquez and Martha Castillo 

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Raiza Pitre, Steve Oprea and Arianna Rios 

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Daniel Toro Jr., V. Janet Brewster, Cathy Alfonso and Michelle Ganon