The Dallas Regional Chamber's International Business Council announces that the recipient of the 14th Annual International Business Achievement Award in the Individual category will be The Chiapas Project. Ms. Lucy Billingsley, Founder, will accept the award on behalf of The Chiapas Project Corporation at the 14th Annual International Business Achievement Awards.
The Chiapas Project is a global microfinance initiative founded in 2003 by real estate developer Billingsley. The initiative was later joined by more than 25 top Dallas civic and business leaders to create the organization.
Since its inception, The Chiapas Project has raised over $4 million for microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean and has expanded its reach from Chiapas, Mexico to Bolivia, Haiti, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Paraguay.
Volunteers of The Chiapas Project make frequent trips to visit the microfinance institutions that the organization funds. In addition to the organization's volunteers, area leaders make up the board, which includes the current Board Chair, Gail Plummer, CEO of Altair Global Relocation. Past board Chairs include City Councilwoman Ann Margolin; Monica Latin, attorney at Carrington Coleman; Gloria McCall Snead, civic volunteer; and Dawna Richter, Senior VP & Private Banker at Texas Capital Bank.
The Awards are presented annually by the International Business Council to a small to mid-size company, a large corporation and an outstanding individual whose global successes and civic involvement have raised awareness of DFW as an international business destination. For more information or questions, please visit www.dallaschamber.org/global or contact Saadia Ahmed at (214) 712-1901 or email@example.com.
“Celebrating the Tradition of Success"
Friday, December 11, 2009
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
The Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Individual tickets and sponsorships are now available.
Please note that cancellations with less than 72 hours notice and no shows will not receive a refund.