Noche de Gala

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Fri, October 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM CT

The Grand Ballroom - Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64108

2023 Noche de Gala

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. We are honored to serve the Hispanic business community at this event and invite you to sponsor the 46th Gala to celebrate the "Power of Us"


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City was founded in 1977 by 25 Hispanic business leaders led by Hector Barreto, Sr., who envisioned the need for an organization that would represent the interests of the Hispanic business community before the public and private sectors.

In 7979, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City became the founding Chamber of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes the economic growth and development of its member businesses and the Hispanic community, as well as relationships between Hispanic businesses and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area community.

We work both locally and nationally to develop a network that provides Hispanic businesses cohesion and strength. Under the current leadership, we are now founders of the National Federation of Latino Chambers of Commerce and Associations, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We will continue to engage, consult and develop Hispanic Chambers across the country, as did our founders.



  • Received National Recognition as a top Hispanic Chamber in the U.S.
  • Host 70+ events each year
  • Offer small businesses free start-up assistance
  • Give one-on-one consulting to small businesses
  • Connect minority, women, and veteran- owned businesses to corporate America for supplier diversity
  • Access the needs of the small business community and our members at all levels, both locally and nationally
  • Created the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative
  • Started KC BizFest in 2003
  • Started Latinos of Tomorrow in 2004 Started Young Latino Professionals in 2007
  • Established Comida in 2013


Noche de Gala 2023 Award Winners!

Current members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are invited to nominate business associates or themselves to be honored with one of six distinguished awards at their 46th Annual Noche de Gala.  The award recommender and recipient must be members in good standing (except the Carlos F. Cortes Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient or The Richard Barrera Award recipient). Nominations must include examples of the company or person’s involvement and specific accomplishments pertaining to the award for which they are being nominated.


El Dorado Corporation of the Year Award

JE Dunn Construction

Presented to the Hispanic Chamber member corporation that has demonstrated and implemented initiatives that make a positive difference in the growth of Hispanic business.


 Jesse F. Flores Hispanic Business of the Year Award

Seville Dental Aesthetics

Presented to a Hispanic Chamber member business or organization that has been in existence more than five years. Presented to a Hispanic-owned company that most exemplifies excellence in entrepreneurial spirit, success in business and has demonstrated commitment to the community.


 Hector Barreto, Sr. New Small Business of the Year Award

KW Español KC

Presented to a Hispanic-owned Hispanic Chamber member business or organization that has been in existence five years or less and has shown growth in their business as well as demonstrated positive impact within the Hispanic community.


 Carlos F. Cortes Humanitarian of the Year Award

Al Balloqui

This award is open to the public and is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the traits of volunteering, community service and tireless dedication to the well-being of the Hispanic community.


 The Richard Barrera Award

Alex Olmos

This Award will recognize an individual who works in Corporate America, Government, or any other organization that has contributed to the mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.


 The Manny Lopez Legacy Award

Community Housing of Wyandotte County

This Award commemorates the success, hard work and the legacy that Manny Lopez was to Kansas City. The Manny Lopez Legacy Award will be given to an individual, entity or business that is a Hispanic Chamber member and that has made a positive impact in the economic landscape or business landscape of greater Kansas City.


Deadline has Passed to Submit Nominations

September 22nd 2023 at 5:00pm CST


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Official Entertainment and After Party!