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Politicians from both sides of the aisle recognize clout of Hispanic businesses at gigantic luncheon

Politicians recognize clout of Hispanic businesses at big luncheon

Armando Perez, from left, Greg Abbott and Dr. Laura Murillo at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Armando Perez, from left, Greg Abbott and Dr. Laura Murillo. Photo by John Pembroke
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Pete Olson and Dr. Laura Murillo at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Pete Olson and Dr. Laura Murillo. Photo by John Pembroke
Mustafa Tameez, from left, Jay Guerrero and Michael Moore at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Mustafa Tameez, from left, Jay Guerrero and Michael Moore. Photo by John Pembroke
Cesár Vasquez, left, and Dave Feldman at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Cesár Vasquez, left, and Dave Feldman. Photo by John Pembroke
Armando Perez, from left, Greg Abbott and Dr. Laura Murillo at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Mayor Annise Parker, from left, Pete Olson and Dr. Laura Murillo at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Mustafa Tameez, from left, Jay Guerrero and Michael Moore at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015
Cesár Vasquez, left, and Dave Feldman at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon & business expo April 2015

What: Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 22nd luncheon and Business Expo.

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: Anyone who ever doubted the political impact of the Hispanic business community was proven wrong at the annual event that drew more than 1,500 influential executives and politicians. Much emphasis was placed on Houston's golden touch when it comes to creating jobs and opportunities. Leading the charge was Gov. Greg Abbott who praised the the city for the "entrepreneurial spirit of Hispanic businesses and the positive impact they have in the Houston economy."

Chamber president and CEO Laura Murillo welcomed the contingent that is said to be the largest business luncheon in the city.

Who: Mayor Annise Parker, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressmen Ted Poe and Pete Olsen, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Michael Moore, Mustafa Tameez, Cesár Vasquez, David Feldman and Jay Guerrero.