WASHINGTON — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday welcomed Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals to its family of corporate members as a strategic partner. "Boehringer Ingelheim's commitment to educating the Hispanic community on the impact of chronic disease is particularly noteworthy," the group noted. "Their dedication to community health was highlighted during last year's launch of a highly successful initiative, in partnership with Univision, that promoted best practices for preventing and treating diabetes. The company seeks to further advance these efforts through its partnership with the USHCC, working with small business owners to encourage healthy living for the benefit of these small firms and their employees."
"The USHCC is proud to welcome an industry leader like Boehringer Ingelheim into our association. Together, we will implement programs that raise awareness of how chronic diseases like diabetes have a negative effect on the productivity and viability of small businesses, and have a deep impact in the Hispanic community as a whole," stated Javier Palomarez, USHCC president and CEO. "At the USHCC, we understand that to effectively serve the business community, our efforts can't solely be focused on the bottom line. For a business to thrive, it must have a healthy and productive workforce - BIPI understands this imperative, and that is why our partnership is so valuable," he said. "We are delighted that BIPI is also investing in bringing together American leaders from the political and regulatory sectors with our country's small business owners at the USHCC Legislative Summit, as well as helping convene the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders at our National Convention."
"Our association is proud of this new partnership and would like to expand the reach of BIPI's programs to specifically include the Hispanic business community, so our American entrepreneurs can continue to build businesses that are not only profitable, but most importantly, healthy and sustainable," added USHCC Chairman Emeritus Nina Vaca.