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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Recognizes 9th Largest U.S. Hispanic-Owned Business, Group O
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-Group O becomes member of national Hispanic chamber organization-
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), as the leading proponent of Hispanic businesses, is proud to announce Group O, the ninth largest Hispanic-owned company in North America, as the national chamber organization’s newest Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) member. Group O is one of the first companies of this size to join as an HBE Member since the USHCC’s national convention in Dallas last year.
“The USHCC is proud to establish a partnership with Group O, a true market leader,” says Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the USHCC. “Our relationship represents a continued effort to work as a hub, connecting our businesses for the greater benefit of the Hispanic entrepreneurial community as a whole. Through partnerships like these, we provide support, enhance growth opportunities through networking, and facilitate relationships, access and advocacy, as well as offering members a number of innovative tools and resources.”
Group O is a diversified business services provider based in Milan, Illinois. The company provides marketing service execution, supply chain operations, and strategic packaging procurement solutions to its clients in telecommunications, heavy equipment manufacturing, high-technology and consumer packaged goods industries. Recognized as a leader in diversity, Group O employs more than 1,300 employees, with 50 percent of its workforce representing minorities.
“The USHCC is the leading advocate for the Hispanic business community and Group O has always placed diversity and advocacy as top priorities for our company,” says Group O CEO, Gregg Ontiveros. “Our partnership with the USHCC will definitely help our organization compete in the global market, while affording us the opportunity to work more closely with fellow HBEs around the country.”
The partnership established through the USHCC allows for collaboration that will benefit the Hispanic business community, connecting corporations with its network of more than 200 local chambers of commerce and the nearly 3 million HBEs nationwide.
In 2010, Group O received such accolades as Hispanic Business Magazine’s list of “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” and was named Regional Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Chairman and Founder of Group O, Bob Ontiveros was inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and presented with the “El Pipila” award by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC).
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate nearly $400 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit www.ushcc.com.
About Group O
Group O is a diversified business services provider with solutions that optimize its clients’ marketing service execution, supply chain operations, and strategic packaging procurement. The Marketing Solutions group offers a full range of relevant loyalty and incentive programs; the O2 technology platform for high-volume, personalized print and direct marketing messages; and efficient consumer and trade fulfillment services. The Supply Chain Operations group serves the heavy equipment and high-tech sectors with serialized, high-velocity and scalable forward- and reverse-logistics services, as well as strategic sourcing and procurement solutions. The Packaging Solutions group provides an extensive, smart, nationwide network of packaging materials, equipment and service value. Group O is ISO 9001:2000 and TL 9000-certified, and SAS 70 Type II-compliant. Headquartered in Milan, Illinois, Group O is the ninth-largest Hispanic-owned company in the United States with over 1,300 employees. To learn more, visit www.groupo.com.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce