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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 8:18 pm
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Nina Vaca, chairman of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will be keynote speaker at the Jan. 26 Annual Gala of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Vaca is chairman and CEO of Pinnacle, a director at Kohl's Corp. and Comerica Inc. and a founding member of the Startup America Partnership.

"She is an inspiration to the Hispanic community and to everyone who believes in the power of diversity," said Lee Vasquez, executive director of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf. There will be a dinner, entertainment, award presentation and silent auction.

Cost is $50 for chamber members, $60 for nonmembers and $35 for students. Register online by Jan. 18 at gqchcc.com/2013_Annual.html. Sponsorships are available for tables.

Ms. Vaca, who is a graduate of Texas State University and an executive program at Harvard Business School, foundedPinnacle in 1996 as an information technology services provider. Pinnacle provides IT-enabled solutions in vendor management. It is now the fifth fastest growing firm in a $20 billion dollar industry.

For more information, visit www.gqchcc.com/2013_Annual.html or call (309) 797-8650.



















 



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