Hundreds of guests enjoyed the 2013 Annual Gala promoted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Lehigh Valley, for a commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. A cocktail reception launched the evening with delicious latin-inspired appetizers, and Brazilian Bossa Nova, American Romantic Favorities, Latin Favorities and Samba performed by Juliano Braga. A formal dinner, served on tables adorned with beautiful arrangements, featured Char-Grilled fillet and Chilean Sea Bass, with Tres Leches cake for dessert. The WFMZ TV 69, Noticias en Español team ( Perla Lopez and Roberto Vinces) opened the program by introducing sponsors and notable guests. After a great Panama-style show by “Ritmo Y Danzas de Panama”, Alvaro A. Diaz (Executive Director of Hispanic Chamber of the Lehigh Valley) presented the award to Maria Montero (Executive Director, Governo’s Advisory Commision on Latino Affairs Executive Director, Commission for Women). Tom Groves (The Equinox Agency, Vice-Chair, Hispanich Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley) presented the award to the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley (represented by Lorna Velazquez, Executive Director, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley), followed by the Chairman’s Comments (Luis Campos Jr, Restore Core and Chair, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley) and music and dancing by JD & Grupo en Secuencia.