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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