About Us

Breaking Barriers
Building Futures

We're leveling the playing field for the Hispanic Community by championing an equitable business landscape. We aim to uplift every entrepreneur, ensuring their success contributes to our collective prosperity.

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Our Mission

The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is centered around developing partnerships that create economic growth, equip Hispanic leaders, and support our local businesses.

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Our Vision

To be the regional leading advocate for the economic and civic interests of the business community with an emphasis on the growing Hispanic population.

Our History

Origins of the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Tracing back to the roots of our ambition and community, the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded to create a thriving platform for under-served entrepreneurs. Our history is a testament to the power of unity and the relentless pursuit of equality in business, providing a strong foundation for generations of economic and social advancement.

From 1975

Established in 1975, the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CTHCC), is a non-profit 501c (6) organization that strives to unite the Hispanic Community in Central Texas. From the beginning, the CTHCC founders saw the advantage of joining together to promote their mutual interests.

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Through 2017

The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2017, is the nation’s largest ethnic minority. With growth comes diversity in leadership, professional and business owners of Hispanic descent.

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Over the years

Governed by a board of directors of professional leaders, the CTHCC Membership is composed of local individuals, businesses, and various other local organizations who recognize the increasing value of cultural diversity to our economy.   Chamber members and volunteers join to focus on promoting the economic, educational, and social development of the Business community in Waco and Central Texas.

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As the increase in growth continues at a rapid pace in the Hispanic community, there is a prominent need for our organization to serve as a resource.

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Our Team


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Andrea Kosar
President & CEO

Andrea Kosar, as President and CEO of the Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, co-owns Twisted Nail LLC and invests in global culinary ventures. Leveraging a background in marketing and public relations, she champions local businesses and fosters community storytelling. Outside her professional sphere, Andrea is a passionate Waco advocate, enjoying local cuisine and community activities with her family and two rescue dogs.

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Dytrun Thirkill
Finance & Operations

Dytrun brings over a decade of financial expertise to the Hispanic Chamber, drawing on a diverse background spanning hospitality to warehouse systems, enhancing our member support. As an E.O.A.C. board member with degrees from McLennan Community College and Tarleton State University, he's deeply invested in the Chamber's mission. Living in Lacy-Lakeview, Dytrun enjoys sports and fitness, sharing his passion for basketball and health with friends and family.

Our Team

Our Board

Bianca Tagle
Board Chair
Frank Graves
Board Vice Chair
Allysan Jimenez
Board Treasurer
Eric Linares
Board Secretary
Ashley Allison
Board Member
Carlos Hinojosa
Board Member
Daysi Barrera
Board Member
Eddy Garcia
Board Member
Elaine Botello
Board Member
Jillian Ohriner
Board Member
Jose Palacios
Board Member
Luis Vasquez
Board Member
Maria Davalos
Board Member
Ramon Vigil
Board Member
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Join Us

Empower Your Business with Community Support

Unlock the potential of your business with the support of a vibrant community that values collaboration and growth. By joining us, you tap into a network of resources, gain visibility, and connect with peers dedicated to mutual success.

Expand Your Network

Become part of a dynamic collective where every handshake opens a door to new opportunities and every meeting can lead to a lasting partnership.

Enhance Your Visibility

Step into the spotlight with our promotional events and initiatives that put your business on the map, ensuring your voice is heard and your brand seen.