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Our Story

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island is an organization created to represent, promote and empower our growing Hispanic business community.  Incorporated, under Chapter 7-6, of the General Laws of Rhode Island, on May 19, 2016, this organization strives to support the needs of local businesses and build strong relationships between corporate America and the Hispanic-owned businesses in Rhode Island.

Our Purpose

The specific purposes for which the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Rhode Island Inc. is organized are:

  1. To represent businesses, entrepreneurs and institutions committed to the economic development and success of the Hispanic business community.
  2. All other activities consistent with the laws of the state of Rhode Island.


  • Represent our members and the Hispanic owned small business community based on the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and community service.
  • Provide networking opportunities between mainstream businesses and Hispanic-owned businesses statewide.
  • Create a setting that promotes available resources and fosters quality educational activities and technical assistance to Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs in a bilingual and bicultural environment.
  • Monitor and advocate for sound public policies, and programs that impact Hispanic businesses.
  • Collaborate with the Hispanic community and other Hispanic organizations in order to support the advancement, education, and economic growth of the Hispanic community of Rhode Island.

Meet the Team


Marlon de Paz

Board President

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María J. Carranza

Board Treasurer

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Ramón Felíz

Board at Large

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Oscar Mejias

Chief Executive Officer


Delia Rodriguez Masjoan

Board Secretary

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Daniel Lima

Board at Large

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Sandra Cana

Board Vice President

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Paola Fernandez

Board at Large

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