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Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Message from the President

Hello to our valued chamber and community members.

A warm thank you goes out to everyone who attended our Spanish Market Artists’ Reception on July 26th – what a great night! It was fantastic to see so many people talking, laughing, and having a good time. Thank you, also, to all of the talented Spanish Colonial Artists who participated – we were honored to share your company and hope you had a very successful weekend at Spanish Market. Plans are already in the works for next years’ event!

I’d like to extend a warm invitation to you to join us for our August 23 Business After Hours, hosted by Esperanza Shelter. At the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Fe community is very important to us. A strong community is made up of strong relationships, which we attempt to nourish with our monthly Business After Hours. Whether it’s bringing local business people and organizational heads together at an interesting venue or providing educational opportunities or the chance to be exposed to the work of one of our members, we will continue to plan unique and high-quality events for our members and guests. Not a member yet? I invite you to join!


Ray Sandoval, President of the Board

Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

August Business After Hours with Esperanza

Join us for our August Business After Hours, generously hosted by Esperanza Shelter!

The evening will include a short educational program about the work that Esperanza Shelter does in the community and the opportunity to meet special guest the Honorable Marco Serna, First Judicial District Attorney.

From Esperanza Board President Marcos Zubia: “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber for the August Business After Hours event! We have a very informative evening prepared and great food from our friends at Mariscos Costa Azul and libations provided by Vingarage.”

Attendees will also have a chance to win a raffle for 2 tickets to Rising Stars in the Southwest‘s 6th Annual Fundraiser, Reaching for the Stars!! Their Saturday, September 23 event will be held at the Stieren Pavilion at the Santa Fe Opera.

Come to mingle, meet new business contacts, and cement existing relationships! Refreshments will be served.

WHERE: Esperanza Shelter Support Center, 3130 Rufina St in Santa Fe

WHEN: Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gratitude to Rivera Family Funerals for their event sponsorship!

Thank you to Bob Clifford and everyone at Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations, the sponsor for our very successful July 26 Spanish Market Artists’ Reception at the Elks Lodge. Your support means a lot ot us!

Did you know that Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations has been serving New Mexico for over 80 years, with facilities in Santa Fe, Espanola, and Taos? They provide beautiful venues and unique memorial services and life celebrations that truly reflect your loved one. Learn more on their website at

Did you miss our Spanish Market Artists’ Reception?

Thanks so much to the artists and guests who came out to celebrate Hispanic culture and Spanish Colonial Art this past month, including our talented poster artist Martha Varoz Ewing (top right image). Thanks, also to Mariachi Encanto and Isaiah Martinez for the toe-tapping music, the Elks Lodge for the excellent venue, and Bobbito’s for the delicious food. Gratitude also goes out to Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations for sponsoring the event. We are grateful for warm, collaborative relationships in our community. View highlights of the evening below and see more photos on the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

A special acknowledgement goes out to Jim Borrego (bottom left photo), Spanish Market Artists’ Reception Event Chair, for his 10th year organizing this event. Great job, and thank you, Jim!

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