Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo!
I look back at our year as one of record breaking success and growth. NAHREP and I extend a heartfelt gracias to our members and supporters for their continued dedication to our mission.
This year, the association embarked on many new endeavors which enrich the organization and allow us to expand our influence as the leading Hispanic business organization in the country. The Nuevo Latino Tour brought the story of 53 Million & One to audiences across the country and spread the message that success and the American dream is achievable for anyone who is willing to work hard. This year also brought our first-ever National Convention in the great city of Chicago, where we saw more first-time attendees from the Midwest than ever before, demonstrating the true power of NAHREP! The success of the conference was evident in the amazing attendance of our first inaugural food event, Sabores: A Culinary Experience. And finally, the association grew its local footprint with the expansion of our chapter network, chapter support staff, and extraordinary growth of our membership base.
Our success is a testament to the dedication of our members, partners, and supporters and the hard work you put into the organization. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, y feliz Año Nuevo from myself and the organization. I wish you joy, good fortune, and continued success in the New Year.
Teresa Palacios Smith
2015 NAHREP President