The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County announced that Summit Credit Union will receive the Continuous Support and Commitment Award at the 2016 Gala Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Jorge Hidalgo, owner of Hidalgo Autos and Wilde East Towne Honda, will be the keynote speaker. Over 400 people are expected to attend the event at The Edgewater in Madison.

“At Summit Credit Union, we firmly believe in helping people do more with their money and getting their dreams off the ground,” said Kim Sponem, President and CEO of Summit Credit Union. “We focus on financial literacy, particularly for women. Similarly, the Latino Chamber of Commerce fosters Latino-owned businesses. When we help others, it benefits the community as a whole.”

Sarah Sosa-Acevedo will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. Sosa-Acevedo was a volunteer consultant on the 2015 Latino Art Fair at the Overture Center. She is a MBA Candidate at UWMadison planning for a career in Arts Management. 400 people attended the Art Fair to see unique creations by Latino artists. As a result, two Latino artists were featured in a three-month exhibit at the Overture Center. Sosa-Acevedo oversaw the installation of the exhibit.

Mayra Medrano
Mayra Medrano

“This year we’re going to surprise two businesses by recognizing them with the Entrepreneur of the Year and Business of the Year Awards,” said Latino Chamber of Commerce President Mayra Medrano. “We’re excited to celebrate their accomplishments.”

The mission of the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County is to promote a favorable business climate and advance economic development for emerging and existing businesses. For information about attending or sponsoring the 2016 Gala Dinner, visit here.