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Hispanic Heritage Month & Estrella Awards

hispanic heritage month & estrella awards

celebrating our people and culture


Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month, running from September 15 to October 15, offers a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and remarkable contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce initiates this celebration by showcasing local Latinx leaders on our website and social media platforms.

Our Hispanic Heritage Month Highlights reach their peak with the much-anticipated Estrella Awards ceremony, which marks the culmination of this month-long celebration. The outstanding community members featured in our highlights will also be considered for the prestigious ESTRELLA AWARD, an accolade of the highest honor. For any inquiries or more information, contact Amber Ortiz Diaz at

2023 Estrella Awards Sponsors

Hispanic Heritage Month Nominees – 2023

congratulations to…

Estrella award winners – 2023

Premio Lucero: Wendy Lopez
Non-Profit: Marichuy Alvizar
Public-Civil Services: Esmeralda Mora
Healthcare: Juanita Silva
Education: Mario Godoy Gonzalez
Business: Erik Ramirez
Agriculture: Julio Cruz
Emerging Leader: Perla B. Zapien 

Thank you sponsors

Our Estrella Awards was held on Friday, October 15 at the Valley Mall in the upstairs area. All Hispanic Heritage Month leaders that were highlighted were invited to join us on this night to celebrate each other’s accomplishments.

We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors that helped make this event possible.