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Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

ABQ Chambers Provides National Services

Video Chapters

Chapter One: 3:19 – ABQ Hispano Chamber a National Organization

Chapter Two: 12:01 – Programs Offered to Help Small Business Owners

Chapter Three: 15:30 – Providing Help to the Native American Community

Chapter Four: 20:04 – One-Stop Shop for Small Business Development

Chapter Five: 20:58 – Move to ABQ and We’ll Help Grow Your Business

ABQ Chambers Provides National Services

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote economic development, to enhance economic opportunities and to provide business and workforce education with an emphasis on the Hispanic and small business community in Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Ernie C’deBaca is President and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce (AHCC).  Ernie began in that capacity in June 2017 having served prior as the Vice President of Conventions and Tourism for the chamber.

Ernie retired from PNM Resources in January 2016 having worked there for 38 years and serving the past 20 years as its Vice President of Governmental Affairs. Under his leadership, PNM collaborated with various entities, some adversarial, to develop legislation resulting in the Renewable Portfolio Standard and Energy Efficiency laws, among other legislation, that many states have since adopted.

Ernie was also a long-serving Board Member at the Chamber and was its chair in 2006.  In his current capacity, Ernie leads the AHCC which is the largest chamber in New Mexico and one of the largest Hispanic Chambers in the United States.  The mission of the chamber is to promote economic development, to enhance economic opportunities and to provide business and workforce education with an emphasis on the Hispanic and Small Business Community in Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Ernie currently serves on the board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and New Mexico Tech’s University Research Park Corporation. He has also previously served on boards of the United Way, National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Utilities Executives for Change (University of Idaho), as well as the Bernalillo County/City of Albuquerque Unification Charter Commission.

Ernie is married to his beautiful wife, Geri for 44 years, has two sons, Rob and Seth, a daughter-in-law Ali, and grandsons Grady and Quinn.

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