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From left, Honorees Fernando Mendez, Glen Castillo, Dr. Elizabeth Bulosan, Roger Gupta, Chamber President Lito Gajilan, Consul General Theresa Dizon-De Vega, Dr. Rebecca Rivera, Henry Racelis, Paul Dantes, Grace Labaguis and Romulo Luz.  (Photo by NYPCG)


Nine Filipino-American entrepreneurs were honored at the 2017 Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 10th year anniversary of the Jersey City Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce in Weehawken, N.J. on March 19, 2017.

The Jersey City Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization established to serve as the voice of the Filipino-American business owners in Jersey City on matters of commerce, industry and development.

The nine awardees are: Dr. Rebecca River of Bridgeway Senior Care; Ms. Grace Labaguis of Essential Consulting Services for events and promotions; Dr. Elizabeth Bulosan of Hudson Rehab Spa; Mr. Henry Racelis of Racelis Realty; Mr. Roger Gupta of Diamond Hut Jewelers; Mr. Glenn Castillo of Castillo Financial Group; Mr. Fernando Mendez of Fiesta in America; Mr. Romulo Luz of RML Construction LLC; and Mr. Paul Dantes of Tri-State Medical Marketing Inc.

The awardees are involved in various commercial concerns ranging from medical and wellness services, events planning and promotions, jewelry, real estate, financial services, and construction.  

In his remarks, Chamber Vice President Atty. Victor Sison noted that the honorees were selected in view of their determination and perseverance to establish and sustain their respective business enterprises, and for elevating the presence of Filipino and Filipino-American entrepreneurs in Jersey City, one of the most multi-ethnic enclaves in the State of New Jersey.

Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega who, together with Chamber President Lito A. Gajilan, Jr., handed out the awards, said that the Chamber and the honorees have done the Filipino-American community a great service by highlighting the achievement of Fil-Am entrepreneurs.  

She said further that the Consulate supports the Chambers efforts to continue mentoring emerging Filipino-American entrepreneurs in order to showcase the investments and contributions made by the Filipino-American community in mainstream U.S. society.

Other Jersey City and state officials such as Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, Freeholder William O’Dea and Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro were also present to congratulate the awardees.

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