HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dorene C. Dominguez, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Vanir Group of Companies, was named 2018 Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the largest Hispanic gala in Houston.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala was held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Hilton Americas in Houston. The event recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, and was attended by more than 1,000 local business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Upon receipt of her award, Dorene C. Dominguez said: “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a leading regional advocate for the economic and civic interests of the Hispanic business community and so to be a part of such an inspirational event is a huge privilege.”
Dorene C. Dominguez is the CEO and Chairwoman of the Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries Vanir Construction Management, Vanir Development Company, and The Dominguez Dream. Continuing the legacy of her father, H. Frank Dominguez, who founded the companies in 1964, Ms. Dominguez has made Vanir Group a leading minority- and woman-owned program, project, and construction management firm operating strategically throughout the United States.
“There are many Hispanic women who are shattering the mold of corporate America and showing that minority women are an integral part of business, and I’m proud to be among them,” said Dorene C. Dominguez.
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala features a range of awards including the Male and Female Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year, Male and Female Hispanic Executive of the Year, and Emerging Business of the Year. The Chamber also recognizes participants of its Emerging Leaders Institute – a robust group of rising young leaders. The Annual Awards Gala has resulted in hundreds of new business connections and introductions – making it a premier networking event in the City of Houston every year.
For more information about the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit https://www.houstonhispanicchamber.com
About Vanir Group of Companies
The Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. is a woman- and minority-owned business enterprise that offers best-in-class construction management, construction, real estate development, property management, and energy services throughout California and the nation. Vanir Group’s subsidiaries include Vanir Construction Management, Inc., Vanir Development Company, Inc., and The Dominguez Dream. The combined staff of the Vanir Group of Companies total over 400 professionals including architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, and developers. The Dominguez Dream is a public nonprofit organization committed to empowering children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through Literacy and STEAM. For more information, please visit www.vanir.com and www.dominguezdream.org.