Laredo, Texas – (January 5, 2018) – The Laredo Chamber of Commerce recognized 19 individuals that successfully completed the 2017 Business Development Certification Program. Miguel A. Conchas, President/CEO and Jose Zuniga, Chairman of the Board, joined the committee in congratulating and recognizing all participants. The objective of the Business Development Committee is to promote and gather valuable business development resources for chamber members to support all forms of business in the community.

Launched in 2017, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce offered professional training seminars to enrich the talents of today’s workforce. Program topics were designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders and team members, providing the essential tools to business growth and success.

The Seminar Series for 2017 will included 11 high-quality presentations including:

• Marketing

• Non-Profit Management

• Building Effective Leaders

• Customer Service

• Business Safety in the Workplace

• Public Speaking 101

• Effective Management Skills

• Business Taxes & Regulations

• Risk Management

• Business Etiquette

• Business Law


A total of 18 individuals were presented with their BDC lapel pin and Certificate of completion by the Business Development Committee at a breakfast ceremony hosted by Falcon International Bank. The BDC program offered by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce reached a total of 723 participants in 2017.

2017 Business Development Certifications were presented to:

Sonia Arredondo Windsor Place

Sylvia Bruni Individual Member

Juan Caballero Caballero CPA Firm, LLC.

Lupita Canales A.R. Canales International Brokers

Ruby Cantu Windsor Place

Juanita Cardenas Cargoquin, Inc.

Veronica Flores         Carmel Apartments

Monica Garia El Metro Transit

Katya JuanYSeva Cargoquin, Inc.

Priscilla Lomas South Texas Credit Advisors

Claudia Martinez South Texas Credit Advisors

Hazel Medellin Area Health Education Center

Lupita Quintanilla Transportes Quintanilla

Nicole Romanos         Harmony Public Schools

Toni Ruiz         Laredo Area Community Foundation

Claudia SanMiguel El Metro Transit

Letty Santos South Texas Credit Advisors

Javier SolisSTAT Emergency


For additional information on the 2018 Business Development Certification Program and how to get involved with the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, visit their offices at 2310 San Bernardo Ave. or call (956)722-9895. The Laredo Chamber of Commerce.