The mission of the Greater Peoria Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to grow commerce, community, and culture for Latinos in Greater Peoria.

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Monthly Meetings

We meet in person every third Monday of the month at 5:45pm.  Dates and times are announced on our Facebook events page.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at:

Hacienda El Mirador (in Junction City Shopping Mall)

5805 N Humboldt Ave, Peoria, IL 61614


Dinner Buffet and Holiday Drink

Enjoy Networking and Social hour!

Guest Speaker: Roberto Carmona- Carmona Strategic Solutions

Guest Speaker:

Roberto Carmona

Roberto is an inspiring speaker and will present a thought leader’s point of view on Hispanic Owned Businesses in America.

Bio: Roberto Carmona, President/CEO for Carmona Strategic Solutions, is a results-oriented thought leader, with success as a strategic planning consultant, an executive recruiter, business development and leadership development consultant and he has helped organizations with their DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives.

Roberto established, his firm Carmona Strategic Solutions (CSS), as the go to organization for businesses and organizations seeking to be more competitive through strategy design, scaling, team building, cultural transformation, and competitive opportunity identification.

CSS is the strategic outreach and technical assistance consultants for the State of Illinois’s Capital Development Board (CDB), and for the Illinois Tollway, in partnership with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. CSS provides services such as strategic planning, business development, executive recruitment and organizational transformational, for multiple organizations and businesses in Illinois and other parts of the nation.

Roberto’s corporate experience includes serving as a strategy consultant for Sodexo’s successful bid to provide facilities management services at the Chicago Public School and he later joined Sodexo as Director of Business Development in their higher education and healthcare markets.

Roberto was selected by the Illinois Humanities Council to the 2019 Road Scholars Speakers Bureau and was trained on presentation at Chicago's Second City Training Center.

His federal government experience includes serving as federal grant reviewer on the $1.7 Billion Empowerment Zone review process, overseeing national programs in the areas, civil rights, workforce, and economic development for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington DC.

Roberto is a featured writer on leadership and strategy for Hola America News.

In 2002 Roberto received a fellowship from the National Council of La Raza (now Unidos US) and completed a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and is a proud alumnus of Sauk Valley Community College.

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2023 Board

Jim Montelongo

Vice Chair
Christell Frausto

Pedro Santana

Brooklyn Birchenall

Yenny Rodriguez

Alex Sierra

Cesar Vargas


“Local business owners of any race or ethnicity are invited to attend the group’s meetings, where they can connect, collaborate and create diverse experiences for their customers. ‘I think the timing is right any time you have a group of people who want to organize and better themselves or their companies,’ notes Peoria City Councilman Jim Montelongo. ‘Peoria will benefit from the PHCC because they will create more jobs, sales tax revenue and cultural experiences.’” -Peoria Magazine, “Building a Chamber”

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