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Little Village Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board of Directors


Chicago, IL – The Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC)  has announced new changes to its board of directors. Jose Prado, Vice President in Commercial Banking at Associated Bank will serve as board president. Prado succeeds Mario Galindo as Board President, and will serve a two year term.

In his leadership role, Prado will be joined by newly elected Vice President, Manny Martinez a long time board member and proprietor of Funerales Martinez located in Little Village. Each board member brings a unique skill set to the Board of Directors to help guide the Little Village Chamber of Commerce with its goal of promoting and serving the Little Village business community.

This year the Little Village Chamber is especially proud to add four women to the board of directors, “It was a change that was long overdue, women are increasingly playing a leadership role in business, public office, and nonprofits – we as a chamber wanted to reflect the changing demographics in the makeup of the LVCC board,” stated Jaime di Paulo, Executive Director for the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

Di Paulo and the board also thanked Galindo for his service as board President and dedication to the Little Village business corridor.

2017 LVCC Board Members

o   Jose Prado, Associated Bank (Board President)

o   Manuel Martinez, Funerales Martinez (Vice-President)

o   Antonio Guillen, Wintrust Financial (Treasurer)

o   Jason Roberts, Advantage Chevrolet (Vice-Treasurer)

o   Dan Arce, Tropical Optical (Secretary)

o   Jennifer Aguilar, Gift of Hope

o   Veronica Carmona, PNC Bank

o   Olga Camargo, Toroso Investment

o   Eve Rodriguez Montoya, Dulcelandia – Yogolandia Yogurt and Botana Bar

o   Roció Garcia, Coca Cola North America

o   Robert Castañeda- Beyond the Ball

o   Robert Gottfred- Erie –LaSalle Body Shop

o   Roman Ruiz- Second Federal Bank

o   Salvador Pedroza- Economy Roofing

o   Vicente Torres – Tecnicentro Automotriz

o   Mike Moreno – Moreno’s Liquor, Honorary Board Member

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